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Dude, where’s my shuttle?
I love weekend wedding trips. Adrenaline. Love. Dancing. Flying halfway around the world for a couple of days may seem crazy, but I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s also a great excuse to try out new premium cabins( I upgraded to BA first and tried out Finnair A330 on the return). We would by flying out super early the day after the wedding so instead of staying near the wedding, we opted to stay at the airport. The biggest problem…I assumed there would be a shuttle. There are free buses and a paid bus, but they’re spaced out and across the street. If you stay here budget that into your time schedule. And don’t’ worry – I let Miles have it for overlooking such an important detail. That aside – I really enjoyed the hotel.
I currently hold Explorist status which was acknowledged. The perk? 2 free water bottles in the room and a runway view room.
I didn’t think the runway view would be that cool, but it was pretty dope. I saw widebody after widebody take off while I kicked it on a very comfy bed.
The room felt HUGE compared to what I’d stayed in at Hotel Xenia in central London.
Bathroom was small, but well done and clean.
I didn’t have breakfast in the dining room and instead got coffee and yogurt at their store.
I thought the common spaces were well designed and people were definitely making use of the bar at night.
I really enjoyed the Hyatt Place and we were able to lock in a rate of 85 pounds. Pretty solid.
Would I stay here again? For sure, and in the future if time wasn’t so precious, I’d figure out how the buses work to and from the hotel as it would save quite a bit of money. Roughly £10 for Uber outside of Surge, and the service that sits outside the hotel in the morning is £16 for a transfer, but it is immediate.