So close to the airport that you can see the runway through some of its windows, the Renaissance Heathrow is situated on the A4 a stone's throw from the world's busiest airport. In addition to being a mere 10 minute drive from London Heathrow, the hotel is within close proximity of popular attractions including Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle and Legoland, with central London and all that it has to offer just 15 miles away. The easiest way to connect to the centre of the city is via the London Underground, which can be reached via the Piccadilly line at Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 from the airport, although it is possible to drive to central London in around 45 minutes.
The Renaissance London Heathrow hotel is 10 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport, which will cost around £10.00 if travelling by taxi and £4.00 when you take the bus. The hotel does not provide its own shuttle service but the Hoppa bus from the airport is available for £4.50 one way.
As befits a hotel dedicated to providing comfort and relaxation next to a hugely busy transport hub, the Renaissance Heathrow has an impressive health club spanning a fitness centre, gym, sauna, steam rooms, beauty and massage treatments, spa/jacuzzi, solarium and dance studio, in addition to an outdoor golf course. There is even an on-site hairdressers for last minute touch-ups, as well as a gift shop, bureau de change, ATM machine and business centre with internet, photocopying and fax machines available.
The hotel has its own car park, for which it charges £10 a night if you wish to park there.
The Renaissance London Heathrow hotel is a large property with 649 ensuite rooms, ranging across single, twin, queen and suite categories. Each room is soundproofed to ensure that the proximity to the airport remains a benefit and not a nuisance, and the contemporary yet traditional decor of the lobby and public spaces is carried through in the bedrooms, with inlaid wood, prints of London landmarks adorning the walls and all mod-cons. Facilities include air conditioning and central heating, satellite television, pay-per-view films, hairdryer, telephone, radio, minibar, WiFi access and fax, all designed to keep you comfortable and connected to the outside world. Some Club rooms even enjoy sweeping views over the airport, enabling you to plane-watch from your bed without the added decibels!
The DUO Restaurant and DUO Bar are open throughout the day and into the evening, with options for either fine dining or a simple drink and a range of international cuisine. The restaurant serves fresh buffet-style food all day long, with a specific à la carte menu for both breakfast and dinner. The DUO Bar is the place to go for cocktails and a smaller tasting menu, stretching into the evening. Alternatively, if you are after something quick and affordable the hotel hosts its very own Starbucks with old favourites including paninis and frappucinos.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible and well-equipped for guests with disabilities. There are 7 disabled parking bays reserved in the hotel car park and service animals are permitted inside the building. There are also 8 guest rooms that have been specially adapted for disabled guests, complete with roll-in showers, handrails and space next to the WC.