Mercure Thames Lodge Staines

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Average rate: $97 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Thames Street, Staines, United Kingdom

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jennjeff1 jennjeff1
143 reviews
Historic Hotel on the Thames River Jul 02, 2010
Mercure Thames Lodge Staines is a historic hotel along the famous Thames River, right across from a rowing club between downtown London and Heathrow Airport. The best part of this hotel was the food and service, especially at the bar. The worst part about our visit was the HOT and sticky room with no fans or air conditioning. This hotel really needs to supply fans for the rooms because it was really uncomfortable in the heat of summer.

The rooms were smaller than American hotels, which was to be expected for this historic property along Thames with a boat mooring dock for guests and a rowing club right across the river with up to coxed eight racing shells (also referred to as just a fine boat in the UK or just shell) for sculling races. The bar food was great and featured a club sandwich with “Deviled Egg Spread” – The best sandwich I’ve ever tasted since 1996! We had wonderful service at bar while we watched 2 World Cup games on a big flat screen TV. The bar’s beer, wine and spirits selection is outstanding, along with excellent friendly service! The fine-dining restaurant looked inviting with an excellent chef-prepared menu, although we did not have a meal in the restaurant during our brief stay. I really enjoyed the cheese plate with great cheese selections and a well-paired wine list of international wines.

High Street with food and shopping is located within a 2-block walk through the park or along the River Thames. It is also very close to the “tube” above ground subway—which can be noisy when trains pass by over the nearby exposed bridge over the river.

In addition to the heat and humidity of our room without a fan, we also were issued a room on the street side adjacent to the parking lot and catering cart entrance for the restaurant. Moving catering carts in/out at 0600-0900 on Saturday morning 5 feet from door—was so noisy and awakened us enough times we had to shut the windows above the French glass doors to our room—making it even hotter. The hotel needs to fill rooms along Thames River and second floor first or give guests a choice—adjacent to the parking lot and kitchen last. There was only 1 traditional “razor only” European 220V or American 110V switchable outlet—be sure to bring your UK 3-pronged converter with you! The bathroom did boast a huge tub with 2 shower heads: one stationary and one on flexible tubing. The room also had 2 trouser presses and a small glass door refrigerator.

Overall, we thought this was a nice place to stay along the Thames River near Heathrow Airport outside London, but we’d have to remember to bring our own fan and 3-pronged English outlet converters with us next time!
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Tinktinkie says:
Great review and congrats on being featured! Sorry I am 1 day late but I did see it yesterday :-)
Posted on: Jul 22, 2010
Dr_Seuss says:
Congrats on the feature Jeff. Like I said about Thorpe Park being near I might look it ip next time we decide to go there.
Posted on: Jul 21, 2010
jennjeff1 says:
Thanks for the Thames Lodge Staines review feature congrats everybody!

~Jeff (& Jenny)
Posted on: Jul 21, 2010
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prashanthmenon prashant…
7 reviews
Staines, England Oct 12, 2010
In a perfect location but not worth the price and service

Mercure Thames Lodge Staines Overview

Situated close to the centre of Staines, the Mercure Thames Lodge Staines offers an on-site fitness centre and a restaurant serving International cuisine. The hotel offers a tour desk and a heated pool as well as conference room(s), a 24 hour reception and a sauna.

The hotel's garden offers a tranquil corner to sit down and relax. Bars and dining options abound when you choose this hotel, situated in the heart of Staines's popular nigtlife district. Business facilities at the hotel include a business centre, meeting rooms and an overhead projector. Queen Mother Reservoir, Windsor Castle and Hanworth Villa Football Club are within a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Family-friendly rooms are available, big enough to accommodate guests travelling with kids. Included in the room is a TV, cable / satellite channels and a safe. Guests looking for inclusive accommodation will be happy to know the hotel provides mobility and wheelchair access.

Under 10 minutes drive away are some great tourist attractions such as the Thorpe Park, Staines Lammas Football Club and Royal Holloway University of London, and conveniently there is free parking on site at the Mercure Thames Lodge Staines should you require it. London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is a 20 minute drive from the hotel. The hotel is within a 10 minute walk to St Mary's and Egham Town Football Club and Staines Reservoirs are only a 5 minute drive away.

Mercure Thames Lodge Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Boating
  • Water Activities
  • Bowling Alley
  • Laptop
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Facsimile
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking

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