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REVIEW: Ibis Heathrow

REVIEW: Ibis Heathrow
A little while ago, at the end of September, I attended a fab food blogger conference called Food Blogger Connect down in London. It was a full 3 days of great food, talks about various aspects of blogging and, best of all, meeting lots of other food bloggers I’ve only spoken to online before.

Being down in London, it was shaping up to be quite an expensive affair with the ticket price, transport and hotel. Luckily for me, the lovely people from Ibis offered me a room for two nights at the Ibis Heathrow. Perfect! In return, I agreed to review my stay there which overall was pretty good…

First Impressions
The hotel looked lovely from the outside and also in the reception. Really clean and bright and the staff all seemed really lovely. No complaints from me on that front.

However, one thing that I do need to point out is that the location of the hotel is not ideal if you need to get there by tube. It’s quite far from the nearest tube station and requires quite a walk. Not good if you were carrying a big case with you as I was. Luckily for me, the lovely Becca from Amuse Your Bouche was driving so I was able to get a lift there; hooray! 6/10

The Room
My room was really rather nice. Completely clean and recently refurbished I’m sure, it was all I want from a hotel room. A lovely big, high bed and plenty of pillows too.


As a lovely little touch, the hotel left out some water, a bowl of fruit and a hand-written card. I thought this was lovely! I’m not sure this is included in a standard room, but you can probably pay for the upgrade. I felt very valued.


The bathroom was quite small and only had a shower. This was fine for me, but I know some people do like to soak in a hotel bath so worth checking with the hotel if that’s important for you. The bathroom did look very lovely though, even if I did manage my usual trick of sloshing water all over the floor whilst showering.


I couldn’t really think of any complaints with the room at all. I’d definitely recommend it for those who like a little touch of luxury whilst still on a budget. 9/10

The Food and Drink
I didn’t get to sample much of the food in the hotel. The schedule meant I missed breakfast on both mornings, but I did have a really lovely evening meal of nachos and a caesar salad. The portions were massive (the salad is a SMALL!) and the prices really reasonable. Not amazing food but perfect for a hotel of this type, in my opinion. 6/10


Value For Money
As with all hotels, prices do vary according to demand and time of the year. I think when I stayed the average rate was around £40 per night which I think is amazing value for a room of this quality in/around London! 9/10

Overall
I did enjoy my stay at the IBIS Heathrow and would definitely stay there again if I needed to be in the specific area or perhaps was flying from Heathrow. However, for those who need to be in central London or who enjoy a night out in the city there are much better placed hotels. All in all, I’d give this a respectable 7.5/10

Disclaimer: I was given a free stay at the IBIS Heathrow in return for writing a review. I was not expected to write positive comments and, as always. any opinions expressed are my own.



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