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Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:05 am

Hey All

Ive got a need to stay at or near LHR for a single night Mid August. Can anyone recommend a good option ... especially welcome a recommendations from airport hotels that offer discounted rates for airline staff etc. Any suggestions/info most welcome.

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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:15 am

Depending on when you book, the two Travelodge hotels can be very cheap (I booked a room for £9 for November). A random August date gives a price of £35. The Central Travelodge is the best location, as you can reach it on free / cheap local bus, rather than the rip-off "HotelHoppa".

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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:01 pm

Thanks Signol

I check out their website and found the 35GBP rate at the T5 travelodge. Is that public bus accessable from T5 and to T5 ?
 
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:10 pm



Quoting Signol (Reply 1):
Depending on when you book, the two Travelodge hotels can be very cheap (I booked a room for £9 for November).

Yeah, my wife and I buy-up quite a few of their £9 when they're available, e.g. Brighton Seafront, Chester, Covent Garden, Terminal 5. Love 'em.

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 2):
I check out their website and found the 35GBP rate at the T5 travelodge. Is that public bus accessable from T5 and to T5 ?

Yeah, there are buses. I think they take under 5 minutes. I researched the transport issue as I'm staying in their Terminal 5 hotel in October - and I paid £9.  Silly If I recall correctly, look on Travelodge's Terminal 5 hotel page and search transport and you'll get bus details there.
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:42 pm

The T5 Travelodge is only directly served by the HotelHoppa - at £4 each way for the 5 minute drive from T5. The nearest local bus is about 1/2 mile walk away, and as it's outside TFL's area it's cash only. Hence why I'd recommend the Central Travelodge over the T5 one if you don't have a car  Wink

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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:09 pm



Quoting Signol (Reply 4):
The T5 Travelodge is only directly served by the HotelHoppa - at £4 each way for the 5 minute drive from T5. The nearest local bus is about 1/2 mile walk away, and as it's outside TFL's area it's cash only. Hence why I'd recommend the Central Travelodge over the T5 one if you don't have a car

Yep, I realise £4 per trip, but for me it's still only £17 for the Terminal 5 hotel including buses both ways. And when you're flying from Terminal 5...
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:17 pm

Don't rule out any hotels! I'm staying the night at LHR next month and paid £45 for the Sheraton Heathrow through the SPG website, that's without any airline crew discounts or anything you may get. It's not the best hotel at LHR but it'll be nicer than the Travelodge for an extra £10, plus you are nearer the airport (particularly Terminal 5) and the free London buses go from right outside the hotel. This website shows the free buses so you can avoid being ripped off by the Hoppa.
http://www.londontoolkit.com/lhr/hotel_hoppa_bus.htm

The Skyline was £65 and pretty much every hotel around LHR was less than £100. There's always Priceline but if the rates through the hotel/online TA channels are anything like the above Priceline's fee and taxes will eat away at any savings. Weekends are VERY cheap at LHR!
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Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:00 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 6):
Weekends are VERY cheap at LHR!

If you're an airline or other travel industry employee, the Heathrow Marriott has a £45 travel industry rate on weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun). The regular weekend rate appears to be £75.

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Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:53 pm

There is a Easy hotel nearby, cant recall where.

With regards to the Hoppa, if your staying on the main Bath Road there are public buses that are free on the airport circular (Hatton cross to T5 both sides of the airport) and it saves on the Hoppa price.
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:05 pm



Quoting Signol (Reply 1):
The Central Travelodge is the best location, as you can reach it on free / cheap local bus, rather than the rip-off "HotelHoppa".

I too am staying at the Travelodge Central in September (£9 per room) - I had expected to use the Hotel Hoppa from T1 and to T3 as did not think there were free buses running back and forth to the hotel and Heathrow T1/T3... can you please provide more details as this would be very helpful for me...

Much appreciated
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:26 pm



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 6):
Don't rule out any hotels! I'm staying the night at LHR next month and paid £45 for the Sheraton Heathrow through the SPG website

Check with the hotel but the Heathrow Sheraton gives the low rate because it is currently a building site. If you just want a bed for the night it's no problem. I stayed there recently and I'm not going again.

I think Jury's Hotel at Hatton Cross is better. It's cheaper, more convenient and with great runway views.
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:31 pm

The public bus network around Heathrow are free to the terminals. If its the Travel lodge on Bath Road, there will be a near by bus stop and all the buses that go along the road either go to T5 or Heathrow Central.

http://www.heathrowairport.com/asset...20files/travel_around_Heathrow.pdf

This should help ya
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:46 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 11):
This should help ya

Thanks LHR. I will hopefully use the free bus when I stay at the Renaissance (for work reasons) on the 23rd and 24th Sept.

I am staying @ Travelodge Terminal 5 in Oct before flying to LAX, for which I will probably use the pay-for bus.
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:06 pm



Quoting BHD (Reply 9):

Hi

LHR380 has provided the details for the Free busses... The central Travelodge is on Bath Rd, but a but further out, towards The Parkway. Therefore, you may have to either get off at around Harlington Corner, or get a different, local bus that continues down Bath Rd, ie. 105 or 111. If you have an Oyster card, then this will cost about 90p I think, or about £2 cash fare...

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Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:04 am

Thanks all for the helpful info - much appreciated

Quoting Signol (Reply 13):
The central Travelodge is on Bath Rd, but a but further out, towards The Parkway. Therefore, you may have to either get off at around Harlington Corner,

Is it a far walk from Harlingtom Corner to the Travelodge?

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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:41 pm



Quoting BHD (Reply 14):
Is it a far walk from Harlingtom Corner to the Travelodge?

This map shows the way:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=...269532574849.000470925aa4ac4e09583

Google thinks it is exactly 1 mile.

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Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:20 am

Just wanted to add you have to be very careful with those cheap rates at some of the more expensive hotels.

The room rate may be 45 pounds but add breakfast at 25 pounds and the tax and suddenly that 45 pound room comes to 76 pounds. Not very cheap at all.

The Jury's Inn price is the price you pay.
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Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:05 pm



Quoting Babybus (Reply 10):
Check with the hotel but the Heathrow Sheraton gives the low rate because it is currently a building site. If you just want a bed for the night it's no problem. I stayed there recently and I'm not going again.

As I said I'm arriving late and leaving early. I've stayed there before so I know it isn't up to the standards of the best Starwood hotels but my SPG status has done well for me in the past getting me some of the better rooms at the property.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 16):
Just wanted to add you have to be very careful with those cheap rates at some of the more expensive hotels.

The room rate may be 45 pounds but add breakfast at 25 pounds and the tax and suddenly that 45 pound room comes to 76 pounds. Not very cheap at all.

Well if you start adding extras onto the basic cost of the room then of course the cost is going to increase! That could happen at anywhere, besides you don't need to eat breakfast at the hotel.
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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:06 am



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 8):
There is a Easy hotel nearby, cant recall where.

Harlington Road, Haynes about 15-20 minutes drive from Heathrow T1, T2 and T3 and 20-30 minutes from T4 & T5. For what you pay and what you get in return, you would be better off finding a deal at a hotel nearer the airport.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
e.g. Brighton Seafront

Last time I looked the Brighton Travelodge was just off the seafront behind the ugly Kingswest building!
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Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:49 am

What about the yotel? ( http://www.yotel.com ) It's actually inside T4. I've stayed at the LGW one and it was great. The standard rooms are very small, but comfortable and the shower is great. Nice too as you don't have to faff around with busses etc.

I'll PM you with a link to a travel industry discount site that you may be eligible for..

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Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:51 am



Quoting BCAL (Reply 18):
Last time I looked the Brighton Travelodge was just off the seafront behind the ugly Kingswest building!

Indeed. But nevertheless, our room had sea views!  Silly

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 19):
I've stayed at the LGW one and it was great.

Me too. Fantastic!

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 19):
The standard rooms are very small

Clearly stated on their website!
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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:04 pm



Quoting Industrybuff (Thread starter):
Ive got a need to stay at or near LHR for a single night Mid August. Can anyone recommend a good option ... especially welcome a recommendations from airport hotels that offer discounted rates for airline staff etc. Any suggestions/info most welcome.

I have limits on how cheap I'll go -- that is if I don't intend on taking 'a little something' home in my luggage.

But off Hotwire.com, I gotten the Harmondsworth Sheraton (three star) for $55 USD a night; the Crowne Plaza above the M-4 (four star) off-season for $69 USD a night; and the Skyline Sheraton (three and a half stars) at Harlingon Corner for $85 USD a night.

All are connected to LHR by the Hoppa Bus service.
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:14 am



Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 19):
What about the yotel? ( http://www.yotel.com ) It's actually inside T4. I've stayed at the LGW one and it was great. The standard rooms are very small, but comfortable and the shower is great. Nice too as you don't have to faff around with busses etc.

I've just booked a stay at the LGW Yotel in a couple of weeks. Am flying late into LGW and have an early flight out. Tried my luck at Priceline and couldn't get it work out a the 4* level and didn't want to risk getting some of the real dives that biddingfortravel.com listed in the 3* category.

Found the Yotel for £49 and decided to give it a whirl for the hell of it. Reviews seem generally very positive so I'm actually quite eager to try it!

I'm flying out of the North Terminal and understand the intra-terminal shuttle is closing in 'September'. Is there a date set for when in the month that is due to close? Would be a lot more convenient than taking the substitute bus.
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:33 am

I need to stay overnight at LHR in late November but Yotel wants 58 GBP for the standard box which is a bit steep, imho.
I guess I will stick with Travelodge @ 19 GBP. Are you guys saying the Central one is better than the one at Terminal 5?
What about the breakfast? Is it worth paying for another 6 GBP?

What is the reason hotels at Heathrow are prevented from operating shuttles and everyone is at the mercy of the rip-off Hoppa bus?
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:39 am



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
Are you guys saying the Central one is better than the one at Terminal 5?

Depends on which terminal you are flying from and the price. I am staying at its Terminal 5 hotel - I paid £9 - in Oct as I'm flying from that terminal. I would stay at its Central hotel if I were flying from 1, 2 or 3.

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
What about the breakfast? Is it worth paying for another 6 GBP?

I never do.

My wife and I last week stayed in Travelodge's Chester Central hotel. (I used to live and work in Chester, and it's a fantastic city.) We paid £9 per night. A get-exactly-what-you-expect hotel chain. For our stage in life, it delivers what we want: a good location; ensuite room; comfortable bed; TV; and tea/coffee machine. We're stayed in its Convent Garden hotel in two weeks - again for £9 per night.
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:35 pm



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
What is the reason hotels at Heathrow are prevented from operating shuttles and everyone is at the mercy of the rip-off Hoppa bus?

Because BAA, the airport authority, has banned hotels operating commercial complementary shuttle buses from the hotels to the terminals and vice versa (or simply charges bus companies uneconomical fees to use the airport). I am sure this borders on the fence between legal and illegal, but would the hotels want to fight it out in the Courts? After all, the hoppa bus saves them money as they then do not have to have any courtesy coach so more money for the champagne at the shareholders' meetings.
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Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:12 pm



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
everyone is at the mercy of the rip-off Hoppa bus?

Don't forget that the standard local busses are free around the airport perimeter where most hotels are, and only £1 or so for further afield.

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Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:09 pm



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
What is the reason hotels at Heathrow are prevented from operating shuttles and everyone is at the mercy of the rip-off Hoppa bus?

I heard a reason was that with all the hotels around LHR banning the courtesy shuttles was an attempt to alleviate congestion in the central terminal area. Of course being BAA the fact it is probably a rather nice revenue stream doesn't hurt either  Yeah sure

As Signol and I mentioned there are free busses if you don't mind walking a few feet to catch them, as they don't do the rounds of the hotels they are often faster if your hotel isn't the first stop on the Hoppa route.
http://www.londontoolkit.com/lhr/hotel_hoppa_bus.htm

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
I guess I will stick with Travelodge @ 19 GBP. Are you guys saying the Central one is better than the one at Terminal 5?


I don't know about either but the Travelodge 'at' Terminal 5 is actually on the other side of the M25 from the terminal, which in itself is on the other side of the A3044, which in itself is on the other side of the perimeter road!

I think that Travelodge should have been renamed the Heathrow West hotel or something, calling itself the Terminal 5 location is just misleading and suggests it it is at Terminal 5.

For £19 though it is about as cheap as you'll get for a room at Heathrow.
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RE: Cheaper Hotel Options At/near To LHR

Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:03 pm

I stayed in the easyHotel last week - very cheap at £29 for the night, it's in a good location with a pub across the road and shops within a 15 minute walk. The local buses go every 6 minutes into Heathrow. The room was more than adequate and was very clean, with an en-suite shower. I'd definitely stay there again.

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