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Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?  
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Hi all

We're staying at the Renaissance Heathrow in May, and have heard it is great for photos. Has anyone stayed here, and could anyone tell me which rooms would be best for photos/viewing?

Would I be best to ring and request a specific room before we leave?

Thanks very much,
Noel.

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Make sure that you arrive early at the hotel, last year I arrived there at 6pm and unfortunately were all rooms with an airport view already occupied  Sad.

Patrick


User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

If you book on the website, you can guarantee an airport view for £5 extra

User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

I guess the next question would be, how much is the room altogether?


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User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

Great views all I can say. I am going in the summer to view for 24 hours straight will need some sleep before I go however. I advise you to get a room on the 3rd floor with a view over the runway preferably on the right hand side of the hotel.

Thanks LHRman  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineDerekf From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 888 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

We booked through the internet and paid £112 for two nights B & B. I think the room we had was 2183 on the second floor at the extreme west of the hotel. These are the sort of views you get


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The windows can be a bit dirty and if you are taking photos wear something black as white will reflect in the window. Bear in mibd you'll be looking into sun as well. As the views were restrictive to the left and right an airband radio is a good idea so you know what is coming although you get the arrivals and departures on the TV. The food in the bar is excellent.

Hope this helps

Derek



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User currently offlineAirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

The food and service in the bar is indeed excellent, thanks to Victor and Luc.

However, pay attention to the rate you are quoted. My weekend rate was reasonable, but it DOUBLES for weeknight stays [NOT reasonable].



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

The food and service in the bar is indeed excellent

I can confirm that, I spend there several hours until they closed at 3am, I even got a few refills for free  Big thumbs up. I can definitely recommend the bar, even when it is quite expensive.

Patrick


User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

We've paid £83 for 1 night including 15 days parking from .

Seems to be the best rate available (it's £25 cheaper than just paying for parking on its own!).

NoelG


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Hi guys, what kind of zoom is recommended if I want to take pictures from the room, 300mm enough or even less ?

User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

That's plenty of zoom, you could get excellent close up shots too with that type of lens (however make sure the windows are clean). I hope this is of help as when I last visited with my 70-300mm I got some excellent shots of some of the best aircraft including SAA Ndinzi and Cathay World City. Have a great trip.

Thanks LHRman  Big thumbs up



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