Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
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... the train but Jacob got left behind. The doors closed and he just laughed and waved good-bye. I was left at the station just laughing uncontrollably all by myself (half nervous laughter, the other half actually from amusement), I actually looked insane. The sign was clear enough for me to understand the next train was the right one but I had no idea where Jacob was and absolutely no way to contact him. Pretty sure was never going to see him again. So I got on the train ...
After successfully meeting my Aunty and Uncle, we set off to explore war time London, one of Tony's favourite topics. We started with a tour of the HMS Belfast, a warship that served in the WW2. Don't know that the kids took in an awful lot of educational material, but they certainly loved running up and down the corridors and the ladders to the various decks. After lunch we headed to the Churchill war rooms, a must see for history buffs. The underground bunker from which ...
... the final 10 miles of the trail alternated between fast swooping sandy tracks and steep, technical rocky descents with the bike's front shox slamming up and down over tree roots, steps and occasional boulders. Down and down through the valley until eventually we got to the trail head. Done Well what to say ? It was much tougher than either of us thought and there was ...
... safe keeping for the Royal family if they were under siege. Gazillions of stairs-- my walking legs are getting better, but knees are killing me!
Dinner at a local Pup & even had a "pint" and a great hamburger with a fried egg on top (I didn't eat the egg!) and chips.
I'm a day behind--today Monday we left London and on to Stonehenge. An incredible ...
... when I will hopefully kick back, sort out my camera and enjoy a couple of trips to the cinema.
You do forget how tiring travel can be and my first taste of backpacking since South America in 2009 is likely to be no different if my charge around the south east is concerned. I started off in Polegate in Sussex and then accidentally went to Eastbourne, before realizing my mistake and going further on to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel Slough
I have stayed at all the Marriott flagged properties near Heathrow. This one is the best of the bunch, by far. The rooms are larger. The Executive Lounge is bigger, cleaner and, most importantly, run by cheerful and competent staff. The bar is big and friendly if a bit pricey. Skip the other Marriott properties at this airport and choose the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel Slough
Reason for booking..........Wedding anniversary, weekend leisure break, to visit Windsor and surrounding area. Picked this hotel following a recent enjoyable stay at another Marriott.
We stayed here in July 2004. We were there for the weekend of my husbands 40th birthday, for Ascot races and to visit Windsor. We flew down from Manchester and got the Heathrow Hoppa to the hotel, think that was £3 per person, great value as would have cost lots more in a taxi. The hotel is very clean, friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are quite large and very clean. We didn't have a car but there is a bus stop just outside the hotel that goes to Windsor every half hour.
I stayed at this hotel for one night for a work conference. The hotel is very easy to find, right off J5 of the M4 motorway heading West out of London. The check in process was simple, although 10 minutes after I had checked in there was an impressive queue; presumably a coach load of people had just turned up.
We arrived at the hotel on Christmas day to stay the night before our flight to the US on Boxing day.
Excellent overnight stay
Would definitely recommend this hotel for an overnight stay before flying out of heathrow airport. Well located off the M4. Quiet spacious rooms with very comfortable beds. Could not fault it in any way. Excellent hoppa service from the hotel to the airport. Car was safe and sound whilst away. Good local faciilities within walking distance. You won't be disappointed.
I stayed for two nights here during a weekend in early December, 2004, and received a superb discount rate through the Marriott website for only 31.50 pounds per night, and that included the VAT, two excellent all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets, and free entry into the nice heated swimming pool and huge double-level health club. This was a rare promotion, so it may not be available except for the lowest season periods. The hotel is four-star luxury, professional staff, and we had a meal in the bar area that was OK. It also has a formal Italian restaurant, which we did not try. There is 24-hour room service, which was appreciated on our second morning when we needed breakfast served in the room at 6 AM (the restaurant does not open until 6:30). Excellent standard Marriott quality in the bedrooms. The 81 bus goes past the front entrance of the hotel, connecting you either to the Slough railway station in 10 minutes (for trains to London Paddington) or the north periphery road at Heathrow in about 15 minutes, and there you switch to the 285 bus on the opposite side of the road to bring you into the airport terminals free of charge. You do not need to use the more expensive Hotel Hoppa bus. The next time I return to the London area, I will stay here again, as it is guaranteed quality without the rediculous high cost of downtown London hotels. The prices are reasonable here because most tourists have no idea where Slough is located. There is another Marriott in Slough, which is actually a Courtyard Hotel -- I have stayed there and it is good. But the full-service Slough/Windsor Marriott is a better location with good public transport available and right on the M-4 motorway, so I prefer this one.
A Good Standard Airport hotel
As a travel agent working for Ebookers I booked this hotel including the car parking for the duration I was away for (8 days) and found that the hotel rooms where large, clean and very comfortable. The hotel staff were efficient and my partner and I had no problems at all. As one of the less expensive hotels at Heathrow Airport I would have no problem in recommending this hotel to any traveller. If you book and need car parking, book the hotel with the parking included and get the Heathrow hopper bus from the hotel to the terminal and back which is 3 gbp per way per person. All together I would definitely stay again.
Eminently forgettable, bland hotel
Boring, dull hotel, quite close to Heathrow and with lovely (?) views of the M4 motorway.
Rooms are reasonably large. Small pool, gym. Restaurants are mediocre, although breakfast in the bar is cheaper than in the hotel.
Car parking costs extra (not that they'll tell you that when you make the reservation), which is outrageous (trying to pretend its an airport hotel, when Heathrow is a few miles away?).
Don't be deceived by the 'Windsor' part of the hotel name, either: it's a good few miles (and a ten-pound-plus taxi ride) to Windsor; the hotel is stuck on a dual carriageway on the road into Slough.
Service above and beyond the call of duty
Stayed Marriott Slough/Windsor Dec.24th 2003 and left car for 14 nights, no problem. Lovely pool, steam and sauna, decent sized, well equipped bedroom. Lovely meal in the bar, staff very pleasant.
Christmas morning there were too many people for the Heathrow Shuttle Hoppa Bus and a dozen or so of us got left behind, but the Duty Manager got out the hotel's own minibus and drove us to Heathrow himself!
Service beyond the norm. I can (and will) highly recommend this Hotel.
Warning : car break-ins
WARNING - don't leave your car in the airport parking facility at this hotel. We returned from a recent short break away, to find that our car, together with at least 15 others had been broken into. There would appear to be little in the way of security in this hotel car park. An awful end to a brilliant holiday plus a great deal of added expense. The hotel accepts no responsibility for vehicles damaged whilst on their premises.