Rupert Parker has sweet dreams at Hyatt Place Hotel before an early morning Heathrow flight.
Taking early morning flights always puts me in a dilemma – do I book a taxi and spend all night worrying if it will turn up? Or do I go the night before and sleep close to the airport? The cost from where I live is about the same but, on balance, I prefer the hotel option.
The Bath Road runs alongside the runways at Heathrow with Hyatt Place Hotel one of many establishments catering for airline passengers. If you’re just staying there to catch an early morning flight, it’s tempting to suggest that any old room would do. Yet stocking up on a good night’s sleep is essential for the rigours of the travel ahead. What this hotel offers are triple-glazed rooms with the famously comfy Hyatt beds, perfect for sweet dreams.
The Hyatt Place Hotel’s 341 spacious, soundproof (triple-glazed) rooms, range from between 24 to 28 square meters, are designed to offer both work and lounge space. All have a Comfy Hyatt Grand Bed®, individual workspace area, 42” High-Definition television and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a hair dryer, tea and coffee station, fridge, iron and ironing board and safe
We stayed in a 24 square meter room overlooking the airport on the 3rd floor equipped with soundproofing and modern amenities. There was a workstation with chair and sofa. Free high-speed wireless Internet, satellite TV with in-house movie channels, ironing facilities and 24-hour room service were all provided.
There are various food and drink options. For grab-and-go, and open 24/7, The Market, situated in the hotel lobby offers a selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks. Next to it, The Bar offers a variety of speciality teas and coffees to start the day followed by an extensive bar menu of cocktails and premium beverages. A selection of bar bites plus larger regionally sourced dishes are also available.
On the same floor, The Restaurant offers an extensive menu using high-quality ingredients and locally sourced items. Main dishes include slow-cooked lamb shank, roasted loin of Atlantic cod and wild mushroom risotto. Homemade dessert options include blood orange cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. As you’d expect there’s a discerning wine list.
The Fitness Centre is fitted with Life Fitness Machines, free weights, and exercise balls. It’s located on the ground floor and open 24/7
If you are here for business there’s a flexible meeting space for corporate meetings, training programmes and social events. This includes 17 event spaces, plus The Blue-Sky Suite, totalling 632 square meters. There’s also an e-room, to get your work done after meetings, which offers shared computers and printing services. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
The airport is ten minutes’ drive away, along with train and bus stations. London’s West End is easily accessible for evenings of dining and entertainment. For a more cultural visit, the town of Windsor is close. This is where you can soak up the Royal atmosphere and explore the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
For early morning or late evening flights, the Hyatt Place Hotel Heathrow is conveniently close to the terminals to guarantee you’ll always be on time. Plus, the rooms and facilities are up there with the best so it’s also perfect for longer stays. Even better the bus stop is right outside, and it got me to Terminal 2 in less than 15 minutes.
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Rooms at the Hyatt Place Hotel start from £110 inclusive of breakfast and VAT.
There’s limited on-site car parking with a total of 72 spaces which are subject to availability. Parking is charged at £15 per 24 hours, for in house guests only.
Hyatt Place Hotel Heathrow, The Grove, Bath Road, West Drayton, UB7 0DG
T+44 020 8759 7777