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Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Tue May 27, 2008 3:20 am

Hello,
At the end of July I will be flying YVR-LHR-NBO to volunteer over in Africa and we arrive into LHR about 1pm and we'll be leaving out the next day at 10:35am, so the four of us in my family need a hotel for one night. What is the best hotel around the LHR area?
Also we are flying BA First class do they have any sort of chauffeur service? (I don't believe they do, but maybe Im wrong)

I have been thinking about the Hilton or Crown Plaza but I was a little taken aback by how normal the rooms looked for being a wee bit more spendy.
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Tue May 27, 2008 3:41 am

This thread isn't showing up on my computer, even if im signed-in or not?
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EDIT: now that I posted a reply its showing up .

[Edited 2008-05-26 20:42:33]
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Tue May 27, 2008 8:42 am

so my top three choices currently stand as:
1.) Marriott
2.) Sheraton
3.) Hilton
Any suggestions?
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Tue May 27, 2008 5:39 pm

Renaissance is pretty nice but pricy at 200 quid a night.
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Wed May 28, 2008 12:41 pm

Renaissance Heathrow is probably the best but as said above, can be expensive. Amazing runway view from certain rooms and great breakfast too.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...renaissance-london-heathrow-hotel/
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Wed May 28, 2008 1:20 pm

My favourite would be the Radisson Edwardian, which has won several awards as the business travellers' preferred airport hotel. Superior service to the Renaissance and better all round that the Hilton.

A large family room sleeping 2 adults and 2 children would be GBP 265.00 exclusive of VAT and breakfast for late July/early August. The only drawback is the hotel does not have a swimming pool (I like an early morning swim before a long-haul flight) but there is a plunge pool in their fitness centre. The hotel is close to the airport and there is the hoppa bus service which takes you direct to central terminal area, T4 and T5, but with four of you it would be cheaper and probably more convenient to get a cab.

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Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:10 am

I got a room for £96 at the Marriott Renaissance LHR . Booked it for this Friday. Got the Plane Spotter Package which includes car parking, deluxe room facing runway and breakfast.

I'll share feedback/comments and pics nextweek.  Smile
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:45 am

Radisson Edwardian for sure.

i'll fly LIN-LHR-JFK next december and i've booked a king size room for 75 GBP.
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:21 am



Quoting Alaskaqantas (Thread starter):
we arrive into LHR about 1pm and we'll be leaving out the next day at 10:35am, so the four of us in my family need a hotel for one night.



Quoting Alaskaqantas (Thread starter):
Also we are flying BA First class

Just a few years ago I arrived into CMB about 1600 and my connection was at 0700 the next day. I was flying in Y yet UL put me up in a nice hotel with food and transfers. And nowadays you don't even get that with first class? Sad.  Smile

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 3):
Renaissance is pretty nice but pricy at 200 quid a night.

You can, depending on the date, get a standard room for under £60 for one night.
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:03 am



Quoting EI320 (Reply 4):
Renaissance Heathrow is probably the be



Quoting Fab2008 (Reply 6):
I got a room for £96 at the Marriott Renaissance LHR

Good luck, the Renassiace was terrible when I stayed there. Room was at over 80 degrees, which I have pictures to prove.

The room was also way outdated and the front desk also had huge lines. Stayed there after 10 weeks in Europe and was the worst hotel on my entire trip.
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:12 am

Here’s the cheapest available deal at the LHR Renaissance:

Guest room, 1 Queen or 2 Twin/Single
Room details
·
o59.00(GBP)per night (£69.32 after tax)
oRate rules
oReserve a Room
·Advance Purchase Rate, Deluxe Room, 1 Queen or 2 Sngl Beds, Room Only, max 2 pax, No Refund No Cancels!, Excludes tax


That room doesn’t come with the guaranteed brilliant LHR view. For that, you need the Plane Spotters’ Break:

This is the ideal weekend break for any plane enthusiast; a guaranteed room with an uninterrupted runway view.
Our offer includes:
• Club bedroom with tea and coffee-making facilities,
soundproofing and air-conditioning
• Access to the club lounge which offers complimentary soft
drinks and a fantastic view of the airport
• Full English breakfast in the Brasserie Restaurant
• Return tickets to the airport on the Heathrow Hoppa Bus
• Overnight parking
• Complimentary use of the health club


It’s £96 before tax and £112.80 after tax.

Perhaps someone could answer for me: if you wish to use the Hoppa Bus from LHR to the hotel and they don’t issue tickets in advance, do they reimburse you?

Please note that although it makes a big point of "Access to the club lounge which offers complimentary soft drinks and a fantastic view of the airport," it isn't apparently open on the weekends - and the Plane Spotter Break is only available Fri, Sat and Sun.  sarcastic 
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:42 am



Quoting Costastic (Reply 10):
Please note that although it makes a big point of "Access to the club lounge which offers complimentary soft drinks and a fantastic view of the airport," it isn't apparently open on the weekends - and the Plane Spotter Break is only available Fri, Sat and Sun.

I'll check on this and let you know as I'll be here tonight... Wink
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:26 am



Quoting Fab2008 (Reply 11):
I'll check on this and let you know as I'll be here tonight...

Thanks Fab. Perhaps it's available Fri but not Sat and Sun.

Have a great time.  Big grin
 
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RE: Nicest Hotel At LHR?

Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:53 am

'Nice' and 'Heathrow hotel' don't really go together too well IMO. I've stayed at a few Heathrow joints; Hilton, Sheraton Heathrow, Renaissance and Sheraton Skyline. Didn't really come out of any of them thinking 'Wow I want to go back'. Someone could make a lot of money putting up an excellent hotel at LHR.

With a 10.35am flight you might want to consider staying away from the airport, maybe the Western part of central London, if you want something decent. There are some good hotels with quick access to the Heathrow Express; The Lanesborough, Dorchester, IC Park Lane, Claridges, FS etc.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Thread starter):
Also we are flying BA First class do they have any sort of chauffeur service? (I don't believe they do, but maybe Im wrong)

Nope. You should have flown Virgin instead if you wanted that  Wink
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