Last summer, I missed my flight coming back from the UK! It was a very stressful experience that I do not wish on anyone but that is a story for another day!
Because of the missed flight, I had to spend an extra two nights in the UK, so we opted for the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott hotel. We usually book our hotels through booking.com and the best filter after price, is proximity/distance to places we will frequent. In this case we wanted to be near Heathrow.
We arrived at the hotel after spending hours at the airport, super- tired, stressed, sleepy and hungry!-and with so much luggage based on the number of us travelling. So just take a moment and picture that.
The hotel is located in a residential area and had this old country feeling to it which I liked. We walked into reception to a not-so-friendly face at the reception desk. With all my experience travelling, this was my first time meeting someone in the service industry who was not welcoming in the least bit.
We found out it was still too early to check-in which was expected, but we needed a place to keep our bags before we head out to find something to eat. The staff at the reception had us carry our bags-and we had a looot of it-by ourselves and offered very little assistance.
At this point I added super upset to my list of adjectives!
I even considered changing hotels at this point-but I was glad I didn’t! After heading out for a quick lunch, we came back to the hotel and were able to check in. This was when we meet a really nice porter who took all our bags up to the room for us. Walking up to the room, I was never more glad to enter a hotel room-except for my experience at the hotel in Kuala Lumpur airport 2 years ago.
Also a story for another day! Although the whole hotel vibe had a kind of vintage feel to it, which I absolutely loved, it was still maintained to cater and live up-to modern standard. The bedrooms were of a generous size for hotels in the UK and I quite liked the amenities provided.
I find that with staying in hotels, some of the little added touches make your experience all the more worthwhile. I liked that they kept a to-go coffee cup in the room in the event that you wanted to make tea/coffee to go out with. I also like the big size reading desk, because as a blogger and a writer, I tend to take my work with me everywhere, so it is nice to have a set-up that will inspire me to whip out my Laptop.
I think one of my favourite part of the room was this large sofa. It was so comfortable to sit in it to watch the sun rise with my cup of coffee and I also liked that it gave me the option to not stay in bed all lazy. It could also double up as a bed if you are travelling in a group and want to save up on hotel cost or you have sleepover guests during your stay.
The bathroom was uniquely designed to save space and I was impressed by what the architect came up with. It was clean and practical and had lights in the right places for a good selfie-watch the video below to see what I mean.
And of course, a hotel stay is not complete until you pack the toilet accessories.
Click the video below to watch the detailed tour and hear more of what I had to say about the space. Aside from the bad customer service at the start of my stay, all in all it was a good stay and I will be sure to go back because guess what, I coincidently found out that one of my good friends from Uni lives within walking distance. I also signed up for the Marriott hotel reward program to get all the perks that come with it.
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