Marriott Heathrow/Windsor Hotel – Slough, Berkshire – Review

Last weekend Hubby and I were invited to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the Marriott hotel near Heathrow/Windsor. We hadn’t had a night away by ourselves, without the children, in such a long time and we were really looking forward to it.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

The Heathrow/Windsor Marriott is ideally situated for the airport so perfect for holidaymakers before or after their vacations but it would also suit anyone on business or anyone looking for a break away.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

Due to the hotel’s location there is a £12 car parking charge which is added to your bill when you check in. The first impressions as you walk in the hotel are fantastic with a really opulent feel and a lot of staff waiting to check you in.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

We were in a standard double room which had a lovely seating area as well as the bed, a dressing table and desk. It also had everything we could need for our stay – fridge, iron, trouser press and a fully stocked tea and coffee station.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

The bathroom was a good size and came with plenty of fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. The shower had good power to it which is always important and we couldn’t have needed anything else from our room – it was perfect for our stay.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

We had dinner in the hotel’s Brasserie Centrale restaurant which had a relaxed atmosphere but lovely menu. There was the standard al la carte menu or a specials menu to choose from. Hubby and I went for the three course specials menu and really enjoyed our meal.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

For starters we Hubby had the fig and caramelised onion tart which he really enjoyed although was expecting it to be hot. Once he realised it was meant to be a cold dish he really enjoyed it and said the flavours worked well together. I went for the fried lamb which was served with pesto. It was really nice and not something I had ever had before.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

For our mains I chose the pan fried salmon which was beautifully cooked and served with new potatoes and green beans. It was a really lovely dish and just the right portion size. Hubby went for a burger which came with so much inside it – the usually cheese and salad but also a fried egg and pineapple! It was served with a good size portion of chips and Hubby really enjoyed it – you can’t go wrong with a really good burger.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

For our desserts I chose the flourless chocolate cake which had a consistency like rich fudge and was so lovely. Hubby had the orange posset which he enjoyed and found refreshing but said it didn’t really taste like orange. Both had been decorated with Happy Anniversary messages for us which was a really lovely gesture.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

We really enjoyed our meal and had hot drinks to finish it off before heading back to our room. If we’d had more time we would have loved to try our the facilities at Marriott Windsor/Heathrow – they have a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym that we could see from reception and looked fantastic.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

The bed in our room was really comfortable and the pillows and duvet were just right – perfect for a good night’s sleep. The only thing that I am always complaining about in hotel rooms is the fact there were no plug sockets near the bed but that really is my only criticism.

Breakfast is served until 11am and had so much to offer in a buffet setting. There were many cooked options, a whole range of cereals, different breads and pastries and one of the best continental selections I have seen in any hotel with not just cheese and ham but a lot of fish options too. There was also plenty of fruit and juices as well as hot drinks. It was one of the best breakfast selections we have experienced.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor
Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

Check out wasn’t until midday giving us plenty of time to relax and enjoy our weekend together. The Marriott Heathrow/Windsor was the perfect place to relax but would also be great for anyone looking to explore the local area – Windsor Castle and Legoland are both really close by. We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Review: Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

Disclosure: We were invited to stay at the above hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

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9 Comments

  1. June 10, 2016 / 7:35 am

    This sounds excellent. I love the little touch of writing happy anniversary on your puddings!
    Nat.x

  2. June 10, 2016 / 7:59 am

    We stayed in a Marriot hotel last year and we loved it. My partner always says that they do the best hotel breakfasts out of anywhere we have stayed. This sounds like a lovely hotel in a good location. I am glad you had a nice anniversary night away xx

  3. June 10, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    This looks lovely and what a nice touch to put the message on your dessert plates! I want to try and arrange a night away with Si at some point this year, just the two of us for a change. Down here in Cornwall really though, just in case anything happened at home, but its just so nice to get time just the 2 of you sometimes isn’t it?

    Stevie xx

  4. Iris Tilley
    June 10, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    The rooms look nice and cosy food looks lovely Great photos

  5. June 10, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Happy anniversary! It looks like you had a wonderful break to celebrate. The food looks delicious!

  6. June 10, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    This place looks fab, and the food looks amazing. How lovely that they put messages on there for you. I am so glad to hear that you both had a lovely time.

  7. June 11, 2016 / 6:58 am

    Oh fab review! We are always looking for hotels near to Windsor to have fun with our Merlin Passes! x

  8. June 11, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    The little touches are so good aren’t they? I love the happy anniversary on your puddings. I have stayed in lots of Marriotts in my previous job and I always found them to be really good. x

  9. June 15, 2016 / 11:41 am

    We love staying in hotels and I can’t believe we have never stayed in a Marriott before. I like that you get a comfy place to sit in your room, rather than sitting on the bed. And fab touch with your puddings. Happy anniversary to you both x

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