Rated 5 out of 5 by Fireyorks Brilliant Hotel
Just returned from another 10 night stay at the Sheraton Skyline. As usual, the service provided by the hotel and comfort/cleanliness of the rooms is excellent. From arrival through to departure every member of staff was helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
This is a gem of a hotel, in close proximity to Heathrow , but also an excellent location for those on vacation wanting to explore the Greater/Central London areas. Excellent rail, bus and tube links are very close by. The hotel also has substantial secure car parking on-site.
My wife and I will be returning to London later in the year and look forward to returning to the Skyline once again.
January 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Winkerson Terrible experience
Where do I start? At the checkin desk when the inept attendant acted like we were taking her valuable time from something else?
When the room key didn't work?
When the light was out on the desk lamp?
When the charge for the internet was an appalling E15?
When the hair dryer was inconveniently located in the desk and permanently plugged in so that you could not use it in the bathroom?
When we were upgraded to club level and then told we could use the club for E 50 per day?
November 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Relay Clean, comfortable and convenient.
Booked a one night stay as SPG member. The hotel is easy to find. The car park is enormous but at £15 a night I though it a bit expensive.
We upgraded to a club room (on 3rd floor) with access to the Club Lounge. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed (a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper) was superb with high quality pillows, duvet and linens. The bathroom appeared to have been recently refurbished with an excellent shower and nice towels and bathrobe (only one though for a double room).
We paid £48 extra to access the Club Lounge. It was comfortable and stylish if a little small and cramped for the number of rooms that potentially had access to it. Daytime snacks were disappointing (only crisps and nachos) and the evening offering not much better - chicken wings and crispy potato balls. Some salsa and sour cream had been put out at 3pm. They were still out (unrefrigerated) 5 hours later!
Breakfast too was disappointing. Small selection of cheese and cold hams placed in the corner along with some cereals and fresh fruit. The hot offering consisted of watery scrambled eggs and tasteless bacon. No bagels, pancakes or sausages. I didn't see any pastries just white sliced bread next to the toaster - also crammed in the corner! I also don't recall seeing any yoghurts but then it was pretty chaotic.
I wouldn't pay for Lounge access at this hotel again - simply not worth it.
Downstairs they have a spacious lobby and reception area. A Starbucks coffee shop and a Sheraton Link business centre. A Sports Bar and a themed restaurant which looked fun and a more conventional restaurant called Bytes.
In the middle of the hotel is a swimming pool which, at night, looks very inviting. However closer inspection during the day revealed a slightly run down poolside environment with no showers, lockers or proper changing rooms. Instead guests are supposed to use a wooden shed - no joke - in which to change. More a novelty pool than a serious health facility so we gave it a miss.
If you are looking for an overnight stay close to Heathrow then I'd recommend the Sheraton Skyline Hotel (not to be confused with the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel). We found the rooms to be spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well above average for a UK hotel. I'd have given the place 5 stars if the food in the Club Lounge had been better quality.
November 22, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by LandedSPG Complicated hotel to review
I've only stayed here once for a couple of nights recently. I can say I may or may not return again! That's because this hotel met some needs and didn't meet the other ones at all.
What's great about the Skyline is the price. It is literally 1/5th the price of other SPG properties in Central London! For that reason alone it's worth checking out. There is also a small but adequate lounge for the PLATS that serves an average breakfast but a slightly better than average happy hour! I didn't get a room upgrade but I didn't really care for this particular trip. Also, the Garden Grill restaurant by the pool was surprisingly good, both on price and quality. The servers were the best part because they were smiling and polite all the time with no attitude whatsoever!
Now the not so great:service. I needed some information and the concierge was not available so after waiting for 2-3 minutes the bellhop decided to step in and help. Obviously in between moving cars and discussing other issues with the other bellhop he was not very helpful and insisted I ask all my questions from the tube staff.
Also, I booked via pre-paid Starpicks through the PLAT concierge and confirmed my booking. A day later the hotel e-mails me back saying my credit card was not approved. Although I knew this to be impossible on my end, I did follow up both with SPG and my credit card company and everything was in order. So I let the hotel know it was all fine. The next day again, they claimed it did not go through when they tried and said they would not honour the booking if I didn't resolve the issue within 48 hours. I called SPG, rebooked using another credit card and called my credit company to once again see why this is happening since I've used the card after they claimed it didn't work several times without issue, after further investigation it was explained that the hotel was inputing my expire date incorrectly and that the error was clearly the hotels fault. I e-mailed them and let them know and only got a "thanks for letting us know" in response. Not even a simple apology for wasting my time and claiming it was my error and wanted me to address it when it was clearly their own error. I should mention that I did request an early arrival for 10:00am and they did honour it. But those two matters are unrelated.
Finally the bad: LOCATION! Essentially it's by Heathrow Airport but just getting to central London, if you don't want to spend 70+Pounds via taxi, could be complicated and easily over 1 hour via the local bus and the tube! So you really have to consider if you are planing to do a lot of local sight seeing etc, you are looking at travel times well over an hour at best just to get to Central London.
This hotel would is closer to category 3 standards and only worth it when there are good Starpick rates or you are in no need to commute to Central London regularly.
May 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelingdoc42 Very good Heathrow Hotel
This was our first visit to this hotel. My platinum elite status got us an upgraded room, free Internet and access to the lounge. Breakfast in the lounge was quite good for a lounge breakfast (one of the better Sheraton lounge breakfasts, including eggs & breakfast meats). Bed, linen and shower all were fine. Proximity to airport was good, and the Heathrow-Hoppa shuttle service (@ £4 ($6.40)/person each way) was fast, frequent and reliable. It was perfect for our needs and we would stay there again.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andy111 great locations
great location to heathrow airport. i found the service from check-in to check-out was wonderful and the staff greeted me in a very professional way. it did not matter if it was the checkin/check-out people or the people in the bar/lounge or in the resturant for breakfeast. the only noise i heard was from the planes taking off and landing from heathrow but i love planes and it did not bother me. if it bothers someone, i would recommend people request a room on the back of the hotel.
December 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romarr Comfort close to airport
Very nice stay the night before heading back to the USA. Great room, quite, very comfortable. Excellent staff. Dining in a tropical courtyard with beautiful pool area is nice option. A traditional pub, The Pheasant, within walking distance. Starbucks in the lobby. What more do you need?
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CjoyR Oasis
The staff was very helpful regarding transport to the Underground and the airport.
Young woman in gift shop was fun to talk with and helped us exchange our coin for paper.
Thanks for saving me $ with the SPG membership.
Great ambiance in pool area. We didn't have time to use the pool, but was tempting.
Our dinner @ poolside was excellent! Great service!
Breakfast was good; ordered from the ala carte menu. Was pricey. Service could have been better. We received our bill before our breakfast was served. Prices were high. My eggs were cold. Wish eggs included the toast as 3 pounds for toast is crazy. Those little glass jars for condiments are cute but not practical for ketchup. Had to open several for french fries.( Had ordered burgers from Sports Bar the night before.)
Disappointed had to pay for WiFi from my room.
Loved having the Starbucks in the lobby and free computer use. Able to print boarding passes.
Overall would recommend this hotel.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon5a Very Convenient for Heathrow
Not just a stop over, this hotel is the perfect start to any holiday. We used it for an overnight en-route and long stay parking, it is a jewel of a hotel, the check-in staff were delightful and very accommodating. Can't recommend highly enough, a perfect start to our vacation
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRJRL Best Starwood option near Heathrow
Over the years we have found the Skyline hotel to be the best Starwood option for overnight stays near Heathrow. Thanks again for a very pleasant stay.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maza This hotel is a must
This hotel is an excellent place to stay, we stayed as an overnight before flying out on holiday.
The pool was relaxing, the sports bar and area fantastic, food delicious.
Would definitely recommend and will stay here again.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christy99 Excellent stay
We stayed for one night before departing from Heathrow. The hotel far exceeded our expectations and was the nicest hotel airport we've ever stayed in. Our room was updated and had brand new carpets (it smelled like new carpet still). The indoor pool was a great treat for our little girl, especially at an airport hotel. Our room and all of the facilities were very clean. The Hoppa bus to the airport was cheap (kids ride free) and right in front of the hotel. An incredible surprise - the General Manager sent us a free bottle of wine to our room as an early birthday gift (birthday was the next week). So incredibly thoughtful and a wonderful touch! Would highly recommend this hotel!
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DimiGau Comfortable and friendly service
I had the opportunity to stay on the night of the opening of the new restaurant. I stayed here on a couple of occasions before and it was great to be back at the hotel even for one night. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. The room I was given comfortable and very large compared to what you can find in and around London. The bathroom was nice and spacious as well. Great choice at the airport!
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert Great stay for easy airport getaway
Excellent for day in London and early morning next day departure
March 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bedelia9960 Dont confuse this with the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel!
Unfortunately I did not realise there were 2 Sheraton hotels at Heathrow within a 2 minute drive of each other. I was very confused when our cab driver took us to the wrong hotel! Although I accept responsibility for this, I was really disappointed that there was no shuttle service or convenient way to get us to the right hotel. We had to spend yet more money on another cab - which cost 12GBP for the short drive. Disappointing!
Once we arrived at the correct hotel, our experience was wonderful. Room service arrived extra promptly, the bed was very large and comfortable, and we had a view of the pool area.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jose72 Nice ambiance
On arrival at the hotel we found that the staff were very friendly and helpful. They were excellent throughout our stay.
We did not find the bed comfortable as it seemed to slope slightly to the left when we got into it. We were unlucky I guess.
I would also recommend that the hotel provide a check list for the mini bar in the room as we did not touch a single item but on checkout we were billed for two items which we disputed and the items were removed from the bill.
Other than than that we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel to friends.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick1826 Great Staff and great Hotel
I Stayed 6 Days hotel was very convenient, car parking, staff service and cleanliness I will always use this Hotel.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ssth Wonderful Stay
We stayed our last night of a 12 week European Travel Adventure at the Sheraton Skyline London Hotel. We were weary travelers and received wonderful hospitality and service by all staff members. Upon check-in, Tariq, was friendly and cordial, and accommodated our request for a late check-out. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed comfortable. Our room was quiet and we ate downstairs in the sports bar, which actually was quite good. Having a Starbucks in the lobby was an added bonus. Thank you for making our last night in Europe a memorable experience.
June 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by NA22 good for airport proximity
Room was well furnished and quiet.
Lighting a little dim in the room .
Hotel restaurant is only a sports bar - not conducive to quieter end-of-day dinner with big TVs on sports channels non-stop.
Lobby Starbucks and nearby lounge seating are nice for breakfast if no time to enjoy to pool-atrium.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KR62 The best complement I can give ...
I wish I could take this hotel and its staff everywhere I travel! First, the staff was professional, polite and helpful. Everyone you met greeted you and I mean EVERYONE. Second, the room and the bed were amazing and the room was very, very quite. Third, the hotel common areas were very comfortable and attractive. Fourth, internet speed was excellent and never wavered. Finally, access to London took about 1 hour but was very, very easy.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GaryH Excellent - No Complaints!
Wow, what can I say, from the minute we checked in to the minute we left the hotel surpassed all our expectations. Special mention to Atif (hope name is correct) at check in who could not have given us a warmer welcome, and Greg in the SkyBar who was great to chat to.
The room was spotless clean, very quiet, and very comfortable. The food in the SportsBar was excellent, again, as was the service. Overall, a fantastic start to our holiday, we will use this hotel again next time we travel
December 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by apanzare Had an AMAZING Stay
Customer Service was king at this hotel, Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend this hotel more. if you need to stay in or around Heathrow, this is definitely the place.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xan123 Reliable, convenient, helpful staff
Always choose to use the Skyline over a number of years when passing through London. Staff are always helpful, the Club Lounge is well run and there are decent food choices on premises and in easy distance from hotel (including excellent food at nearby Pheasant pub in walking distance!). Can get noisy at weekends as it is a popular wedding party venue.
October 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TravelTooMuch Nice but Uncomfortable
As a Platinum traveller for many years, I have stayed at this hotel dozens of times for convenience and the well-sized, well appointed rooms. Caution though as during my recent stay, the room became hot, stayed hot in spite of 2 moves, several attempts with engineering and the front desk. Everyone apologized profusely but that does not help with 2 sleepless nights. This is an airport hotel with sealed windows and if the AC does not work you are out of luck.
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sterlingzinc It's Always about the Little Things
For those of us that travel a lot, it all seems to come down to the little things. And when you are having an especially bad day of travel, it becomes even more important. I know what to expect when I put my key in my room door. But what you don't expect is the service. That little extra bit from a desk clerk, a doorman, a waitress or a chef. That is what I got at the Skyline. Was just looking for a bed after a long day and staff went a bit beyond.
September 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Victor465 service above and beyond at this hotel
Just checked out of this superb hotel stayed here maybe 30 times, right from the moment of arrival its welcome back Mr Fox 2 or 3 times even before reaching check in, registration card filled in just sign and go to the room luggage takes 3 minutes to arrive. Some reviewers moan about the price for access to the lounge, Its comfortable clean and plenty of free reading material, The evening hot and cold food on offer is always varied and really tasty along with a good selection of alcoholic drinks and juices, breakfast is always hot and fresh, they have the best sausages you have ever tasted, Cheeses/cooked meats/smoked salmon/ fresh fruit/selection of cornflakes and fresh baked bread with french pastys and all for £50 a room a night simply great value for money.
All the staff at this property are customer service oriented and go out of there way to make sure guests are well cared for. I am an 100+ a night SPG member and l know hotels, l have stayed at most of the Heathrow hotels over the years and none of them come even close to the Sheraton Skyline. This outstanding service is due to the leadership of the general manager Jirayr Kececian who is is very hands on and always visible, on many occasions he is around to greet guests on arrival. This property is a true "Home from Home" Thank you Skyline for making my airport stopovers mini vacations instead of a toil. The property is an Oasis, in fact it has an Oasis on the ground floor in the form of the tropical pool with Palm Trees and a swim up bar, you could be anywhere in the world when in the pool. i cant wait to return.
January 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gbavec Hotel OK - Parking a disaster
The hotel is located well for the airport, but I would not advise that you leave your car here as part of the hotel and parking package. I struggled to find a space, and when I arrived back from my holiday discovered that I had been blocked in. It took nearly 30 minutes to get out after the staff tracked the keys to the offending vehicles down. A highly unimpressive experience.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gobaltraveler Friendly and Helpful Staff make all the difference
I have stayed in this hotel on many occasions and over the years I have seen it improve. The key difference is the staff are helpful and friendly. They go out of their way to service your needs. From the housekeeping staff you meet in the corridor who always say hello, to the club lounge staff who do their best to keep the place stocked with food in the busy times and the front desk staff who are fast and efficient at check in and check out.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bavi A wonderful treat!
Being a single mum on a budget, it is not often that I get to experience this kind of luxury, but the great price I found on your website made it possible! Thank you for a wonderful night! Everything was perfect from the pool to the sleigh bed. The staff were very helpful and I particularly liked the call made to our room ten minutes after we arrived there to check whether everything was in order. I really hope to be able to return one day!
July 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mldvca First trip to London
We stayed at the hotel from the 20th of July till the 23rd and were really pleased with the entire stay. The staff were really friendly, the breakfast was excellent. We were able to catch a bus in front of the hotel to the subway line(tube) which was really convenient and cost effective. The bus was free and an all day pass on the subway was something like 8 pounds. We would definetley stay here again.
August 13, 2013