Like and Ater Eight- Basic on the outside but nice on the inside!
06/07/2015 Tom K, Glasgow, United Kingdom
I stayed here on business recently and being honest the prices were exorbitant for a hotel which isn't that close to either Central London or The Airport, despite its name. On first arrival it looks d... more
I stayed here on business recently and being honest the prices were exorbitant for a hotel which isn't that close to either Central London or The Airport, despite its name. On first arrival it looks dingy and distinctly unimpressive. It was also difficult to access off a very busy main road. Miss the turn at your peril! Check-in was chaos with a bus load of Asian tourists just beating us to it so I had the time to view the ground floor facilities. The restaurant was one of those `buffet style' jobs which screamed at you to eat elsewhere. So I did! The bar area was small and compact with a pool table which was being used by a noisy crowd of guys obviously finished their work and up for a good drink. Eventually when it was my turn to check in I went through the motions with a pleasant receptionist and was directed to my room. Up a small elevator I then exited into a nice modern corridor and I was very pleasantly surprised at the room standards. Mercifully it was lovely and cool with an efficient air conditioning system which was appreciated on the hottest day of the year so far. The rooms had clearly been refurbished to a high standard and everything was modern, clean and fresh. So different to my normal London hotel experience. After dining out elsewhere with my colleague we did stop off for a night cap on out return and was served by a very helpful barman from Bulgaria who was friendly and chatty. Unfortunately the off duty workmen were still there and a couple of hours more drinking left them even noisier and boisterous so we beat a hasty retreat to our beds. Breakfast was adequate, nothing special but at the same time not bad either. Overall I was pleasantly surprised at the standards of bedroom in this hotel. Obviously it is very expensive for what you get but I guess they can charge what they like in this area as they will always be fairly busy. less