St Giles Heathrow - St Giles Classic Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews St Giles Heathrow - St Giles Classic Hotel Feltham
me and my family stayed at the st giles on friday 26/5/2006 the room was of a good size but the beds were awful with me and my wife having hardly any sleep .not what you need before flying to the usa the next day .we stayed at this hotel last year and the beds were a lot better i hope this was a one off .
Over rated 'Travelodge'
This has got to be one of the worst Hotels I have stayed in.....
On arriving at the entrance I was told I had to park my car around the back and would be charged £5 for the privilage! I was greeted by a chap who really couldn't be bothered and made me feel very uncomfortable.
Having checked in I made my way to the 4th floor, to be greeted by a small, dull and noisy room that looked out onto a railway line. This was to keep me awake most of the night and was not mentioned in the itinery
The room was very sparce when it comes to complementary additions. there was two sachets of coffee and dirty cups to drink out of. The towels in the bathroom looked to have been cast offs from a Travelodge and the bathroom fan competed with the train noise when you switched the light on
I did venture down to the restaurant and felt it was OK without going over the top.
I really would not want to recommend this Hotel but instead point people to Heathrow airport instead. I know you may initially pay more but you will get better value for money
Good value hotel
Stayed one night prior to departure from Heathrow. Incredible value for money, £59-00 including cark parking for 15 days and car to airport. Check in slow and not welcoming. Room more than adequate for an overnight stay. Clean and comfortable. Bar overpriced but friendly.
Bar food is not recommended. £7-50 for a disgusting cheeseburger and chips I never imagined there could be anything worse than a McDonalds - there is.
Generally the hotel is fine for one night but I would not fancy a longer stay.
Close to airport, but not close to downtown
We stayed in the hotel as part of a tour group. We have 3 people in our
party, so we have been assigned a bigger room with 3 twin beds. The room
has air condition, quiet, and spacious. We stayed in this hotel for 1 night
only. It's close to the airport so we don't need a lot of travel time to catch
our flight, but it's relatively remote, not close to downtown London. It will
take us about 35 minutes drive on the highway to get to downtown to see
the attractions in London. However, it will save us some time to go to
Windsor in London as Windsor is located near the airport side.
The condition of the hotel is average to above average. The room was
cleaned and the bathroom was clean. Just be aware of the electrical
outlet in England, which has 3 holes. It's different in other European
countries, which has 2 round holes. Fortunately, I found a 110V American
style electrical outlet in the bathroom (for shaver) that takes regular 2 flat shaped electrical plug.
The public telephone booth in the Hotel does not take calling cards, so we
have to walk outside the hotel to use a public phone booth (which is located just outside the street from the main lobby).
Great value and close to Heathrow
This hotel above average for value for money. Paid £59 through Holiday Extras for one night with 15 days parking on site and taxi transfer to terminal at Heathrow included. Our only extra was taxi return to hotel at end of holiday to collect car which took about 15 minutes from collecting luggage. Much better than waiting for normal car park shuttle bus. Overall cost, even with taxi back, still less than 15 days parking in majority of airport off-site parking.
Hotel modern and clean with efficient staff. Made for a relaxed start and end to holiday.
Perfect for a Twickenham gig
Stayed at St.Giles when we went to watch U2@Twickenham.
Perfect location to get to and from the stadium, especially since after the event, there were 70,000 people heading towards London, but St.Giles is located 2 stops in the opposite direction.
Convenient to get to the airport as well, a direct bus, or a 13pound cab ride (15 mins)
Rooms are clean and comfy. Functional. 50pounds is a pretty fair price.
Hotel staff are all very polite and helpful.
Probably not the best place to stay if you're visiting London proper, but it's perfect if you're attending something at Twickenham, or the night before an an early flight.
For the price and an airport hotel very good huge family rooms
The area it is is not pretty but its primarily an airport hotel offering parking while you are away. We got a very cheap price including parking from holiday extras. We were amazed when we got there that for such a reasonable price the children had there own bedroom in like a family suite with their own television giving us a rest. Everything was clean and the service was excellent. The pick up to the airport was very efficient. We did not eat dinner but breakfast was fine and there was no question of charging for the 2 young children. The transfer to terminal 4 was plenty quick enough.
Ok for stop over
We did an overnight stop over at Heathrow en route to Rome in late July.
The hotel was adequate for its purpose although not being able to check in until 3pm meant we probably should have flown thru. We arrived at 10am after a 24 hour flight. The hotel had no facilities for lunch and I can't comment on dinner because by this stage i was so tired all i wanted to do was go to bed. Purple light was not an issue, because we were so tired I could have slept standing in the sunshine. I did see the trains but certainly couldn't hear them even when awake.
The hotel was clean and the concierge deserves a big mention. We had to contact someone in London and had left the phone number at home. he went above and beyond the call of duty trying to help us find it.
I thnk I'd probably try to stay much closer to the airport next time as much for convenience as anything else.
Wouldn't recommend to enemies
Terrible Hotel. Used to be an office block. Hotel is bathed in purple light at night time and none of the rooms have curtains..only blinds, so depending on whether you close the blinds downwards or upwards you can choose between a small pool of purple light on the ceiling, or a large one. One side borders a rail line which can be noisy (no A/C). Check in can be terrible. Rooms all very small, some of the "no smoking" rooms are smokey.
Worst thing is the restaurant. All Italian food and waiters. The waiters are all off-hand and the food is truly awful...and overpriced.
Walking around this area at night does not feel safe.
Best bit....if you have to stay there, and feel a bit adventurous, go out of the hotel...down the road opposite and slightly to the left, about 400 yards on the right is the bizarelly named Gurkha Tandoori.....proper food and the owner has the manner of Jimmy Wah from "Good Morning Vietnam" about him..top food, top bloke, top place. Get him to make you a "Masu Tareku" main course...fab
Would recomend to friends
Clean, spacious & modern. Beds were very comfortable. Staff was friendly & helpful. Less than 15 minutes from Heathrow by car.
Resturaunt served only Italian food & it was not very good. Manager did offer another meal for free.
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A wake up call at 7:00 to tour London. First brekie in the hotel restaurant. Not so good food. Onto the bus with other tourist to hit some high spots of interest. Buckingham palace, Kensington Palace, and some of the other spots we had seen but much more in depth with the tour guide and the provided ear pieces so we all could hear him as we walked around. London is a fascinating city with so much history, and buildings dating back to ...
... while i found the history lesson great. John and Kate found it hard to keep their concentration and on occasion went off on their own for a while. This was great, as I want them to enjoy themselves. We all aren't going to like everything that we see.
The Army band, soldiers and police escorting them were terrific and there was a huge crowd who obviously liked it also, along with John and Kate. Next it was back on the bus until we got off ...
... along the River Avon and over the Putney Bridge. We saw the door to the apartment were Betsy spent a spring semester during her junior year in college. We returned to the hotel, meet up with our group for a celebratory dinner. We had a great time at Joya, staring with proseco, and then wine, two starters, full round of mains and profiteroles for dessert. We walked around a little before returning to the hotel, watched a little TV and crashed. June 18: After breakfasting in ...
... for us when the new room became available. With that, we headed out for the day.Hyde Park was to be our first stop, but we had to pass Buckingham Palace again. We grabbed some fruit just before we got there, and also stopped at a little pastry shop for a donut. Stopping at the shops at Buckingham for a couple souvenirs, we pushed on. We then walked along Green Park towards our intended destination. You basically have to walk through Wellington ...
... noteables, were one builtin 1774 and another in 1889, though the beer did taste fresher. I think we hit about 6 in total. We finished off at this martini bar in Covent Garden. Very posh, and total opposite of the pubs. In between all this we did manage to get in a burger, though it was not a "Fatburger".
Rob was catching the train back to Swindon, so we headed back to our flat, and had a glass ...