Good for London stopovers
10/08/2017 QF_Fan, Winnipeg
I chose this hotel for a mid-July one-night stopover in London because of the ability to get to both Heathrow and central London easily by Underground. It did the job just fine: the room was small, wh... more
I chose this hotel for a mid-July one-night stopover in London because of the ability to get to both Heathrow and central London easily by Underground. It did the job just fine: the room was small, which is hardly unusual in the U.K., but comfortable for a short stay.
The room I was in seemed to lack a safe, but this wasn't a big deal given the short stay. The buffet breakfast in the morning was satisfying and offered a good range of options. The staff were consistently pleasant.
I was able to travel between the hotel and Heathrow reasonably well by Underground, even with both a suitcase and a backpack. I should note, though, that I was coming from Heathrow mid-afternoon and traveling to Heathrow mid-morning, at times when traffic is normally heavier in the opposite directions. Even that far out from central London, rush-hour loads can be heavy, so consider finding another way to get from Heathrow to the hotel during the morning peak or from the hotel to Heathrow during the evening peak.
The walk from Osterley station takes about 10 minutes alongside a high-traffic road through a seemingly safe if unremarkable residential area. There are a few businesses nearby selling food (kebabs, etc.), but options are limited in the immediate area.
The Underground trip into central London takes from 45 minutes to one hour depending on destination, including the walk to Osterley. Expect to spend a lot of time avoiding eye contact with those directly across the aisle, as is the normal practice, and being a bit bored by the journey.
Accessing the hotel on foot from the road can be a bit confusing at first. I found myself having to circle around to the side of the hotel to access the front, as any direct path from Great West Road to the front entrance was either not visible at the angle I was approaching from or non-existent. less
Mandar D, Manager at Best Western Plus Park Grand London Heathrow, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at the Best Western Plus Park Grand London Heathrow.
We are really glad to know that the hotel and the staff were able to cater to your requirements. We will certainly forward your valuable feedback to all the staff.
We are also happy to know that the location was up to your convenience and also the services provided by the hotel were raising your expectations.
In regards to the accessibility to enter and exit we will certainly discuss the same with the management for future improvements.
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