I'd recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay for just 1 - 2 nights. Three reasons: location, price, and room.
The price is great. You can catch a taxi (through the hotel) to London Heathrow Airport for just 4 pounds (2.20 pounds for the bus). The buses come often - like every 5 minutes. You do have to pay extra for things like internet, but it's only 1.50 pounds for an hour's internet and 7 pounds for 24 hour access, which I think is about standard.
Location - I started my stay in London here and thought it was a great home base to get my bearings. It was my first time in London and so I had to go get things like an adapter for electronics, etc. The little area with shops and ATM's was a 5-10 min bus ride away and super easy to get to. I never got lost trying to get to the easyHotel or to and fro the shops- and I'm prone to getting lost easily. I also took advantage of the hotel's proximity to the Heathrow train station by doing day trips out of Heathrow to Hampton Court and Windsor (rather than staying in the City, paying an arm and a leg for a room that I wouldn't be able to access all day).
I wouldn't recommend easyHotel Heathrow for a traveler looking to do some of the main tourist attractions in the City (like the London Eye, British Museum, Buckingham, etc). This is not easyHotel's fault - Heathrow itself is not a convenient location for these things. It's over 20 pounds just to get in the City (each way)
Room - The room was very clean. I've read criticism about the easyHotels having orange everywhere and thought it was going to be extremely gaudy (which may get annoying, but for the price, I was willing to ignore it). It wasn't bad at all. There's only one portion of wall that's orange and the sink (which was a little weird). The bed, bathroom, and room overall were extremely clean. The beds were not very comfortable - only marginally better than the floor...but if you're really tired, you'll sleep on anything flat without much complaint. It's a budget hotel and not a Waldorf Astoria or a Marriott.
Cons - The room is surprisingly small. I knew to expect it, but it was still a bit of a shock. There was only enough space to put my carryon suitcase on the floor. They did have spacesavers where you could put your suitcase under your bed though. The bathroom was unbelievably tiny. I've never seen such a small bathroom in my life. To put it in perspective, if you're standing in front of the sink, you're standing literally 3 inches from the toilet and IN the shower (which had a tiny ring around it to "prevent" the water from getting everything - it didn't really work). The entire width of the bathroom took my entire wingspan and not an inch more. And I'm just over 5 feet tall so my wingspan is not at all long!
More Pros - The staff was great too. I was not at my most alert and actually had some difficulty finding cash, but they were really patient and helpful. I got in early (at 9:00a) and was allowed to check in earlier than the early check in time (12:00p). Normal check at this hotel is 3:00p. This was great because I was totally exhausted, having not slept a wink during the prior 18-ish hours.
All in all, I'd agree most other reviewers - the easyHotel Heathrow is perfect for a single traveler, just looking for somewhere to lay their head for the night. As a female traveling alone, I felt very safe and everyone was really nice. I got everything I asked for with the easyHotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WE HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR COMMENTS. easyHotel Heathrow now offer FREE TV, FREE EXTRA TOWELS, FREE USE OF IRONS AND HAIRDRYERS.Get your holiday or business trip off to a flying start by staying at easyHotel London Heathrow, located just 10 minutes drive from terminals 1,2 & 3 with terminals 4 & 5 both just a few minutes further away. You can access good transport links to central London on the Heathrow Express or London Underground via the airport and quickly reach the many businesses based nearby including the Stockley Park Business Estate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Easyhotel London Heathrow Hounslow