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Hotels For Spotting At Heathrow  
User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 778 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

Hi everyboby,

Not sure it is the best section for this question, and sorry also if it has been posted previously !!!

Renaissance Hotel seems to be the best place for catching up birds at LHR; indeed most of the TRs related show stays in this place, is there any others recommandations with a great view too, for a combo "snap n stay"?

Thanks for help

East African Spotter


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User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6021 times:

There are other hotels with views (sort of) at LHR. None to beat the Renaissance though.

In most of these hotels there are only a very view rooms with a view - Holiday Inn (Ariel), Ibis etc., you can ask for one on the reservation but it's a toss-up whether you'll get it or not.

The Travel Inn (or whatever it's called now) is better, lots of rooms facing the approach and a large car park almost directly underneath 27R. The Drury Inn is between the runways which may increase your chance of (half) a view. And a few rooms in the outrageously-priced T4 Hilton. I haven't stayed at the T5 one, so can't comment but you'd need to be there on 09 days anyway.


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

Jury's Inn is a newish hotel that would (i gather) be great if there landing on 27L. Its next to Hatton Cross and just up the road from Myrtle Ave.


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User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5924 times:

Yes, Jury's Inn not Drury.   

User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 778 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5812 times:

Hi,

Why not trying the Jury's in the future...

Quoting saintex (Reply 1):
None to beat the Renaissance though

Following your opinion we will stay in the best, especially as they offer great deal for aviation enthustiasts

many thanks for your help

Enjoy your week-end



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User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5787 times:

Quoting eastafspot (Reply 4):
Following your opinion we will stay in the best, especially as they offer great deal for aviation enthustiasts

Yes they do, plus an airport view room is guaranteed. At all the others you're at the mercy of the check-in clerk.

And if the hotel food prices put you off, there's always the Mickey D across the road   


User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5737 times:

Where you NEED to go to is the Renaissance hotel.... Fantastic place. Been there many times myself!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Briti...d=5e256b0c1c81e2f8a1dae2270ab90bf5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXkLBPHovjw

Chris Goodwin



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5725 times:

Remember though that you can only take photo's from there if ..........

1) Its cloudy. So not shooting into the sun.
2) Its mid summer & sunny but after 18.00 hrs. The sun does not move round until after this time.

Great spot though.



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User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5704 times:

Quoting LHRSIMON (Reply 7):
Its mid summer & sunny but after 18.00 hrs.

Or before 9am. Which is a 'target-rich' time, except that some arrivals will use the other runway.


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

... Any ideas what the Radisson Edwardian is like for spotting ?

Thanks !

J


User currently offlinesaintex From Canada, joined Apr 2009, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5489 times:

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 9):
Any ideas what the Radisson Edwardian is like for spotting ?

Useless.

You can see the runway from a few rooms, but it's an obstructed view across the road and between other buildings.

€5 for a beer as well  Wow!


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

Quoting saintex (Reply 10):
Useless.

You can see the runway from a few rooms, but it's an obstructed view across the road and between other buildings.

€5 for a beer as well

Thanks for the advice !

I'll stick to the Renaissance !!

J  


User currently offlineKLM0785 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2010, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Hi there,

I've just been to the renaissance hotel for spotting and it was fantastic. If you go to their site and look at 'special offers', you will find a Spotters Break Arrangement. It says you can only book it in the weekends, but if you call them they'll give you the arrangement also on weekdays. When you book that arrangement, you are guaranteed of a good view on the highest floor, and you also get free access to the club lounge, where the views are also amazing (check plane-mad.com) and free continental breakfast and snacks are served! You should check the wind direction before you go, because if the 09 runways are in use, the hotel will be allmost useless.

Hope this helps.
Cheers


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