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Aug 15, 19, 4:58 pm
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Posted By Gagravarr

Except... I believe the longer closure is so they...

Except... I believe the longer closure is so they can try to fix the problem with the shiny new Crossrail trains and the signalling system in the tunnels under Heathrow. Given all the test trains,...
Aug 15, 19, 4:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Gagravarr

Getting to somewhere like Kings Lynn isn't too...

Getting to somewhere like Kings Lynn isn't too bad from Gatwick - either change at Kings Cross / St Pancras or Cambridge. Short-ish drive from there round to Boston. Grantham isn't too bad a drive...
Aug 15, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Gagravarr

As others have said, the food at the airport...

As others have said, the food at the airport hotels (eg Moxy or Hilton Doubletree) in the evenings is a bit average for the price

If the weather's good, the walk to the Park and Ride isn't too...
Aug 8, 19, 2:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gagravarr

For future reference, see...

For future reference, see https://www.heathrow.com/file_source/Company/Static/PDF/Heathrowcommuter/travel_around_Heathrow.pdf . It has all the hotels served by the buses in the free travel area...
Aug 7, 19, 5:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Gagravarr

In Fort William, it's a nice walk from the town...

In Fort William, it's a nice walk from the town centre mostly along the water up to the Castle, and it's free to look around the ruins. Then 10 more minutes walk to the Ben Nevis distillery
Jul 29, 19, 6:11 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,296
Posted By Gagravarr

A bit late now, but if you an hear the road...

A bit late now, but if you an hear the road noise, normally that means the window isn't quite shut. Open it and close it again, and normally the sound goes away!

The breakfast buffet is a bit...
Jul 28, 19, 5:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,296
Posted By Gagravarr

There's only 2 proper upgrade rooms, the two...

There's only 2 proper upgrade rooms, the two above the gym. On a Sunday you might get one, in the week it's the very frequent guests who get those! Otherwise, about half the rooms also have a sofa...
Jul 23, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By Gagravarr

The outside: ...

The outside:
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Jul 22, 19, 3:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By Gagravarr

I can try and swing by tomorrow and grab some...

I can try and swing by tomorrow and grab some photos, meetings permitting. My wife tells me that it didn't look fully open the first day Marriott.com said it was, but apparently it's looking better...
Jul 22, 19, 8:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Gagravarr

Not all the hotels on bath road are able to offer...

Not all the hotels on bath road are able to offer a day use rate on their website - the Hilton website can cope with day-use rooms, many other chain ones can't... I find https://www.dayrooms.com/en/...
Jul 16, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Gagravarr

Which bit of the city centre? There are loads of...

Which bit of the city centre? There are loads of options, so you'll probably want recommendations close to where you'll be. Depending on who you ask, the "city centre" can cover a fairly large area...
Jul 12, 19, 5:49 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Gagravarr

You don't necessarily need a car to do the...

You don't necessarily need a car to do the highlands, Scotrail have some very good rail rover fares which'll get you most places! eg...
Jul 12, 19, 3:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Gagravarr

There is left luggage offered at the tourist...

There is left luggage offered at the tourist information centre in Oxford (see https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/plan-your-trip/left-luggage-oxford/), and that's right in the middle of most of...
Jun 25, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 409
Views: 145,632
Posted By Gagravarr

I believe that Eurostar will only sell a through...

I believe that Eurostar will only sell a through ticket when they can make a seat reservation for the UK domestic train leg(s). Try and book a ticket just to STP and see. If you can book that with...
Jun 25, 19, 12:57 am
Replies: 409
Views: 145,632
Posted By Gagravarr

Pretty much every trip to France, I pick up half...

Pretty much every trip to France, I pick up half a dozen bottles of wine and/or some beer, pop it in my suitcase and bring it home. You could always bring a lot more, and didn't need to pack them...
Jun 20, 19, 3:02 pm
Replies: 1,213
Views: 207,821
Posted By Gagravarr

Most of my checkins are posting in about 3-4 days...

Most of my checkins are posting in about 3-4 days right now, that's ~2 days for the underlying stay to post to me Le Club account, then another 1-2 to show in places. Worst I've seen in the last 2...
Jun 12, 19, 11:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,036
Posted By Gagravarr

Both about the same. Both are attached to...

Both about the same.

Both are attached to their respective terminals by a short walkway. When you get to the terminal, you'll have a choice of free train (every 15 mins), or tube (london...
Jun 10, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Gagravarr

The Hilton at Dunblane (Doubletree Hydro) might...

The Hilton at Dunblane (Doubletree Hydro) might count as a beautiful building, and from the photos the Hilton Syon Park looks pretty good too.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gagravarr

At a business-focused hotel on a weekend, pretty...

At a business-focused hotel on a weekend, pretty much 100%! (Assuming there are upgrades, so that's many HIEs out if all rooms are the same)

At a business-focused hotel on a weekday, maybe 50%...
Jun 9, 19, 12:18 pm
Replies: 246
Views: 26,611
Posted By Gagravarr

I'm looking to head to Jumeriah in Dubai in late...

I'm looking to head to Jumeriah in Dubai in late August, so either Dubai DXB or Abu Dhabi AUH airports are fine. Aiming for business. Quite happy to do an ex-EU for it too. Specific dates are out...
Jun 8, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 604
Views: 95,573
Posted By Gagravarr

As long as you're on a OneWorld airline operated...

As long as you're on a OneWorld airline operated flight (eg BA or Iberia), your silver status gets you access to the (large but otherwise average) lounge in Malaga run by the airport. After security,...
Jun 7, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 3,049
Views: 376,996
Posted By Gagravarr

Just checked into an ex-SPG property in India,...

Just checked into an ex-SPG property in India, 4th of the trip. Immediately noticed the lack of question about my Platinum welcome amenity (all the other hotels were super good about it). Headed up...
Jun 7, 19, 7:24 am
Replies: 409
Views: 145,632
Posted By Gagravarr

It's both a network password and a captive portal...

It's both a network password and a captive portal which asks you to accept T&Cs. The network password used to change moderately often, but IIRC it hasn't changed in over a year now
May 31, 19, 12:05 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Gagravarr

Both the National Trust and English Heritage have...

Both the National Trust and English Heritage have a number of properties around there:...
May 29, 19, 6:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Gagravarr

Inverness is a small, compact, friendly airport....

Inverness is a small, compact, friendly airport. HBO you can easily be outside in 5 minutes from wheels-down. Baggage comes out fairly quickly, I'd say a 5-10 minute wait in the baggage shed on my...
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