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“A very pleasant stay.”
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Civic Guest House
Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in Hounslow
Reviewed 15 February 2014

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I was trying to save money by staying at a low cost hotel to rest during a layover at heathrow. However, the rude management and horrible service at this smelly hotel makes it better to spend the night at an airport bench. This hotel wana be should be rated at 0 star if not lower.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The saying, "You get what you pay for" is certainly no exception to this place. First, the good points. This hotel is at good location, just a short walk (~3 minutes) from the Hounslow Central Underground station, and a bus stop is literally in front of the hotel. It's also very close to Heathrow airport, as well. WiFi is included, though it was a bit spotty for me at times. It may not be reliable enough to stream a movie from Netflix (can any hotel internet really do that well anyways?), but it can handle everything else well. A simple daily breakfast is also included, with limited options, so check beforehand if their options fit within your diet.

Now the so-so points. This is a very small place, and the hotel layout seems like those older, traditional style hotels from the past, with narrow hallways and stairwells. This seems to be more typical of denser European cities, but may not be for some Americans. I like the concept of a retro-style hotel that has older accommodations and floorplans, but have yet to find a place that executes it well. The rooms we reserved were family styled rooms, meaning that each room had its own bathroom; other rooms utilize shared bathroom fixtures. The rooms were had showed some clear signs of age, but were still roomy enough for the people we had. Room service is done every day, with a fresh towel and trial sized soap on your made bed each time. The TVs were tiny wall mounted units, and the rooms had a mini-fridge to store your own items.

Now the bad points. The bathrooms were, quite frankly, not up to par. The shower head clearly showed hard water scum, and the shower door had what may have been black mildew in the crevasses. The water pressure was also inconsistent, and seemed to depend on the time of day.

The bedrooms in general feel like the staff are just doing the best they can with the limited resources they have, and while there are some decent good qualities, there are probably other options that are worth an bit of a price increase. I can't really recommend this place unless there is some major renovations performed to better utilize the limited floorplan space.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed here with seven friends for football,clean beds warm water,tv,fridge.ensuite,choice of breakfast.nice staff.needs updating but is excellent value for the cost,if you want 5star then stay somewhere else if you want somewhere with clean beds to lay your head then this will do nicely.i would stay again.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Don't deserve 2 star ! Should be 0 star! Looks like a Bedsit mould in shower room! "Full English breakfast" should be called "full foreign breakfast" no bacon on menu don't cater for all bloody turkey rashers and beef sausage ! Yuck. Noisy location and they turn there blue light on sign on at 10pm and off at gone midnight. Rooms need blackout curtains. Staff are quite rude and just ignore you. Worst guest house I have ever stayed at!

DO NOT STAY HERE !!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Kerrie-Anne G
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Being a seasoned traveller, I try not to expect too much and nothing really jumped out at me visually at the Civic, except for friendly, helpful staff and I really enjoyed the tasty cooked breakfast and their was a choice of fruit juices and cereals besides. I booked a double room but on arrival was given a room for 4 people (at no extra cost) as no double rooms were available. We were overlooking the main road and I was concerned about traffic noise, but was assured by the friendly receptionist that things were quieter at night and he was true to his word, so we slept well. Décor and furniture are very tired looking and really need to be brought into the 21st century though. Surely some money should be invested in updating rooms, but overall it was clean and we paid a fair price. I booked directly with the Civic and got it at a cheaper price than booking through a 'middle man'. Ideal location for the tube into London.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The room was so cramped and the breakfast was absolutely disgusting even if it was £60 for a night. Also, one of the staff was very rude and did not let us know any information and me and my friend were so lost as we did not know the area. I did not expect anything special of this place but I was certainly hoping for something much better.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Civic Guest House

Address: 87-93 Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > Hounslow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in Hounslow
Price Range: £44 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Civic Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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