More about Marriott Slough Windsor
A great place to stay and leave your car while you go abroad
This hotel is a great place to stay before you go on holiday. My wife and I were flying from Heathrow and thought it would be a nice start to our holiday to stay at a hotel the night before we flew. The Slough/Windsor Marriott was perfect for us. We left our car there for two weeks and it still worked out cheaper than leaving it in an airport car park! Besides the good value, the main benefit is you get to stay in this nice hotel and start your holiday off well. We stayed for one night and managed to relax by the pool and enjoy a sauna before we and had a lovely meal in the restaurant. Everybody we met around the hotel were really frendly and made us feel welcome. The morning of our flight we had a breakfast that had everything we could possibly want! We then caught the shuttle bus for £5 each return which took us straight to the airport in about 15 minutes. We will be staying again when we go away later this year.
Perfect for Families going to Legoland
Perfect for families going to Legoland! We stayed for a long weekend and had a brilliant time. The hotel is really geared up for kids (and parents), there was a kids club, an outdoor play area and large indoor family swimming pool. There was a lovely restaurant which was great value for money. We will definately be going back again next year!
not a bad stopover
We stayed here for one night prior to flying from Heathrow. We were misled when we booked it, thinking it was the airport hotel - its not, its approx 15 minutes drive away - wasnt a problem though as the Hoppa shuttle bus travels to Heathrow every 30 minutes (20mins at peak times).
We had booked a double room which gave us two double beds for 2 adults & 2 kids. Room didn't have a great view (rooftops) but it was clean, spacious and well kitted out with tv, laptop connections, minibar, iron, tea & coffee facilities.
We decided to have room service - not bad - a good choice of menu and not extortionate rates (it actually looked cheaper than going down to the restaurant).
We left our car at the airport (special rates available for upto 15days). We were a little worried on arrival when the car park appeared full, however, there are 5 car parks in total which spread around the rear of the hotel.
It was excellent value at £99 for the room including parking.
Very nice hotel. Big room. Nice restaurant (if slightly on the expensive side. Stayed here the night before catching an early morning flight from Heathrow. Very convenient for airport with shuttle buses operating. Also secure car parking while we were away
A Good business hotel, but not more.
I have stayed here extensively over the last 2 years. It fullfills my checklist of having a good gym, broadband connection and ironing equipment in the room.
The gym is really good providing extra value through yoga and spinning classes (which is included in the room price). However the service is un-even and so is the room-service not to mention the car park boom.
This hotel is good if you need to work (broadband) and it has one of the best hotel gym I have been too.
Great for Legoland
We have just stayed at the Marriott with our granddaughter as part of a Legoland package. The room was large, modern and clean with all the facilities you would need. The staff were helpful and courteous and I would certainly recommend this hotel for Legoland or Heathrow stopovers. When we were there a large conference was taking place, obviously with an early start, which meant that breakfast was very quiet and leisurely. A good selection for breakfast and the staff were extremely attentive and helpful. The cafe bar is handy for people with kids to eat but the food is a little expensive. The fillet steak was rump steak at best but this was our only criticism.
A night to remember.....for all the wrong reasons
After reading the other reviews on here, i feel my husband and i must have been very unlucky, because we had a terrible experience at this hotel. We planned to stay here the night we returned from America, so we could have a good nights sleep before driving home to Derbyshire. But thanks to several drunk and disorderly wedding guests, we weren't able to get any sleep at all. In the end we walked out of the hotel in the early hours of the morning to drive home. The police came out but didn't seem to actually do much to sort out the situation. The whole experience was a nightmare, and sadly we saw little of the hotel in the short time we were there. I would like to add that the hotel have offered us another night's stay with them, so i am hoping i will be able to write a much better review of them next time! I feel very disappointed that we didn't get to use any of the hotel's facilities.
I would also like to add that if you try and get a taxi from the airport, the standard rate is £50, which is ridiculous for a journey of only a few miles. We haggled with the taxi driver and looked pitiful, and he knocked the fare down to £30, which was still a lot, but it was after 11pm, and we were shattered by then. Its really put us off flying from heathrow again.
Great for Legoland and for the kids
We booked a package to stay here while visiting Legoland from London.
We wanted to make it more of a family mini break than just a day out
with lots of driving. Everything went very smoothly. We booked a
triple room which was a double bed and a pulled out sofa bed for our
little one. The room was large and comfortable and had a lovely
bathroom with all toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, face soap, soap,
shower cap) and loads of big fluffy towels. There was a mini bar, safe,
large wardrobe, pay TV, desk with internet connection and a lovely view
over a courtyard. The room was quite hot and I couldn't figure out the
air conditioning unit (it had no buttons on it). The window would only
open a couple of inches but as the night cooled it was enough to allow a
comfortable nights sleep.
Not bad considering we'd paid £188 for the three of us to visit
legoland for 2 days and the hotel. We ate in the restaurant and kids
eat free from 5pm till 6:30. There was a good choice of kids food
(mashed potato, chips, fish fingers, spaghetti in sauce - the usual
suspects). I had the sirloin steak which was £16 but very large and
came with lovely chips and onion rings. My husband had the burger which
was great but the cheese was a bit strong for it. There was a problem
with the computers when we went to pay but instead of giving us excuses
they explained the situation, apologised every few minutes and we left
with a great impression of the restaurant staff.
We used the pool in the evening. It is important to point out that at
busy times you will have to ring the leisure centre and book a time to
go to the pool, this is a great policy which makes sure that the pool is
not overcrowded and that you can enjoy your swim or splash in our case.
There is a sauna and a steam room and you get given the towels as you
check in to the pool. There is also a very large and well equipped gym
if you are up for a bit of proper exercise. The bar in the evening was
nice but very very expensive (7.50 for a glass of Chardonnay). There is
a Toby carvery across the road from this hotel so it might be cheaper to
check this out for dinner / drinks.
Our breakfast was included in the price of our stay and was really
lovely. The staff bent over backwards to help us and there was a great
choice of food (croissants and pastries, jams and honey, freshly made
toast, very nice coffee compared to most hotels, fried eggs freshly
cooked, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, fried bread,
hashbrowns, mushrooms and beans, weetabix, alpen, low fat yogurt,
cheese, ham, boiled eggs, bananas, apples, fruit salad, dried fruit,
loads of fruit juices).
Another thing worth pointing out is that although this hotel may be sold
to you as an airport hotel it is actually in Slough which is a few exits
up the M4 from Heathrow (15 mins in a car on a good day). There is a
hoppa bus which runs to Heathrow and the hotel itself does car parking
for the duration of your holiday. One reviewer said that because there
was some trouble when they stayed it has put them off flying from
heathrow again. I would like to point out that one isolated incident in
one hotel should not change your life so completely that you have to fly
from a different airport!Â I can't imagine much difference between
Gatwick and Heathrow hotels to be honest.
This is not the hotel for you if you are looking for a luxury break or
time together as a couple. This hotel is for airport layovers and
families at Legoland and bearing that it mind it is excellent.
I stayed here prior to a flight for one night. The car park was a little full but we still managed to get a space. The security in the car park seemed very good as I had paid for parking also whilst I was away. They move your car to a long stay car park for you when you check-out. The hotel lobby is luxuriously decorated. Our room was large and comfortable and up to the standard of Marriott hotels. We ordered room service which was promptly delivered with food hot and delicious. The room was quite considering the planes flew over the hotel. The coach service to the hotel was good and on time and not too far from the hotel. We would definately recommmend this hotel.
Highly recommend for Legoland
We stayed in this hotel as part of a Legoland holiday (4 adults, 4 children). We found the hotel to be extremely convenient for car hire from Heathrow, being only fifteen minutes from Heathrow, and another fifteen minutes to the Legoland park. I requested non-smoking, adjoining rooms, with two double beds in each, and this is exactly what I got. The rooms were well appointed, and the bathrooms were spotless. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food (surprisingly for a hotel!) was lovely, with a large choice at breakfast. All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel as part of a Legoland package.
The Admiralty Arch - London
A junk shop on the Portobello Road
The huge daypack
Where can I get the best exchange rate with no commission at Heathrow Airport and in central London (I will be staying close to the British Museum)?
Re: Currency exchange
Most people advise using an ATM to withdraw money rather than exchanging (but check what your card provider will charge you for doing this).
Some exchange booths may state 'no commission', but their rates will be lower to compensate.
Some VT-ers have suggested that the exchange office in Marks & Spencers offers good service.
But, to be honest, you will not to find a huge amount of difference wherever you exchange your money (assuming you avoid your hotel etc).
Re: Currency exchange
For money exchanging in London the best rates I have found are offered by a company called Thomas Exchange Global. They have offices at Victoria and The Strand, near Trafalgar Square. You can check current rates and locations via their website, http://www.thomasexchangeglobal.co.uk/exchange1.php
Re: Currency exchange
Or try a Post Office - they don't charge commission. There is one in Russell Square not far from the British Museum.