noelg
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Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:36 pm

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,
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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:10 am

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:19 am

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.

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:37 am

If you book on the website, you can guarantee an airport view for £5 extra
 
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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:36 am

I guess the next question would be, how much is the room altogether?
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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:42 am

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.

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:10 am

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.

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:25 am

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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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:56 am

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.

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:36 pm

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!).

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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:32 pm

Hi guys, what kind of zoom is recommended if I want to take pictures from the room, 300mm enough or even less ?
 
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RE: Renaissance Heathrow - Good For Photos?

Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:35 am

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.

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