Some months ago I wrote a review about this hotel, stating how much I had enjoyed it.
My most recent visit was no let down. The property was much busier than on my previous stay and my room overlooked an internal courtyard this time. Check-in was busy with lots of people checking with the agents working the three desks and only me using the bank for self service machines. (I think I have an obsession with technology!). You can pay for the 24 hour internet at check-in for £3 at the machines.
The room was identical to the last stay:
I pre-purchased the Meal Deal, which for about £23 enables you to order a drink, starter, main course and dessert from a shortened list of items on the menu. There was still plenty of choice and the waiters were plugging the meal deal as they took orders. It is good value as it includes breakfast. The staff were a delight, the food tasty and the atmosphere quiet. Lots of people were travelling in or out of the country or connecting on to cruise destinations.
The rooms location, half way down the corridor made it noiser than my last stay, but I still had a good rest.
At £29 (sale price), it is hard to go wrong with this property.
The shuttle bus to the airport originates from the Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 and only had one passenger. A very loud United 1K, who turned out to be on my flight to Chicago.