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“NOT A BAD OVERNIGHT STOP AND HANDY FOR HEATHROW” 3 of 5 stars
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Civic Guest House
Ranked #20 of 23 Hotels in Hounslow
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“NOT A BAD OVERNIGHT STOP AND HANDY FOR HEATHROW”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This guest house is handy for Heathrow and you can get a tube train from Hounslow Central to Airport in about 15 mins from 4.51am each week morning . The reception was friendly though I mark the guest house down as a/ they tried to get me to give up a double room having paid for it and go elsewhere , presumably so as to fill my room with a couple and I go elsewhere as arranged by them ! b/ they promised to leave out bread and butter for me because I was leaving long before breakfast so they are not entirely to be believed perhaps ! However the guest house is ok , in a decent area and only five mins walk from Hounslow Tube station .....

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Angus L
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Well what can I say, we booked this hotel with a group of friends to go and watch the army navy rugby match, we booked it nearly a year ready for this date and then over the months after we booked we got some of our friends to book there aswell. About a couple of weeks before we was going down to the rugby we got an email about our booking but some of our friends never, we saved our booking with one other of our friends but the rest of friends and this was 4 rooms where all cancelled without any notice, good job they never just turned up and found this out. We believe that this happened due to the game happening but as we booked it early the owners never new about the game being on this date so they cancelled the rooms to make more money on the day.
The rooms where dreadful paint work not finished beds falling apart same as the furniture and mould on the walls in our friends room, sorry but this is the worst hotel I have ever been in and will never ever go back there, I would rather sleep in a tent than stay in there again.
As for the breakfast it didn't even smell nice so we never even tried it, as for this being 19 out of 21 that's about the right place for this hotel. It also didn't help with the noisy people staying there either, with slamming of the doors and shouting but nothing got same by the management.

Room Tip: Don't book here
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Bazandfayf
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was trying to save money by staying at a low cost hotel to rest during a layover at heathrow. However, the rude management and horrible service at this smelly hotel makes it better to spend the night at an airport bench. This hotel wana be should be rated at 0 star if not lower.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Sam T
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California
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The saying, "You get what you pay for" is certainly no exception to this place. First, the good points. This hotel is at good location, just a short walk (~3 minutes) from the Hounslow Central Underground station, and a bus stop is literally in front of the hotel. It's also very close to Heathrow airport, as well. WiFi is included, though it was a bit spotty for me at times. It may not be reliable enough to stream a movie from Netflix (can any hotel internet really do that well anyways?), but it can handle everything else well. A simple daily breakfast is also included, with limited options, so check beforehand if their options fit within your diet.

Now the so-so points. This is a very small place, and the hotel layout seems like those older, traditional style hotels from the past, with narrow hallways and stairwells. This seems to be more typical of denser European cities, but may not be for some Americans. I like the concept of a retro-style hotel that has older accommodations and floorplans, but have yet to find a place that executes it well. The rooms we reserved were family styled rooms, meaning that each room had its own bathroom; other rooms utilize shared bathroom fixtures. The rooms were had showed some clear signs of age, but were still roomy enough for the people we had. Room service is done every day, with a fresh towel and trial sized soap on your made bed each time. The TVs were tiny wall mounted units, and the rooms had a mini-fridge to store your own items.

Now the bad points. The bathrooms were, quite frankly, not up to par. The shower head clearly showed hard water scum, and the shower door had what may have been black mildew in the crevasses. The water pressure was also inconsistent, and seemed to depend on the time of day.

The bedrooms in general feel like the staff are just doing the best they can with the limited resources they have, and while there are some decent good qualities, there are probably other options that are worth an bit of a price increase. I can't really recommend this place unless there is some major renovations performed to better utilize the limited floorplan space.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank emcee24
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed here with seven friends for football,clean beds warm water,tv,fridge.ensuite,choice of breakfast.nice staff.needs updating but is excellent value for the cost,if you want 5star then stay somewhere else if you want somewhere with clean beds to lay your head then this will do nicely.i would stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank LYNDAL551774
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Don't deserve 2 star ! Should be 0 star! Looks like a Bedsit mould in shower room! "Full English breakfast" should be called "full foreign breakfast" no bacon on menu don't cater for all bloody turkey rashers and beef sausage ! Yuck. Noisy location and they turn there blue light on sign on at 10pm and off at gone midnight. Rooms need blackout curtains. Staff are quite rude and just ignore you. Worst guest house I have ever stayed at!

DO NOT STAY HERE !!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Kerrie-Anne G
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Property: Civic Guest House
Address: 87-93 Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > Hounslow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 23 Hotels in Hounslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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