The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is shown here on the Accor website.
What it doesn’t tell you is that this hotel is currently trading as the Comfort Hotel Heathrow. This hotel has the dubious benefit of being one of the worst reviewed Heathrow hotels on TripAdvisor – an award that is hotly contended.
This article on the site of the hotel owner confirms that it is the Comfort Hotel which is being converted to Mercure.
This is where is gets interesting.
The Comfort Hotel is still being advertised for March and beyond. It is not bookable via Choice Hotels own website but it is elsewhere. Kaligo.com has it for £57 on June 11th for example, whilst otel.com has it for £54. On other dates it drops into the £45 range.
Over on the Accor website, however, it is being advertised as a Mercure and you will pay £95 for a double-room for the same date.
Assuming that Kaligo etc can confirm your booking, then this may not be a bad deal. You are taking a bit of a gamble that the hotel will be substantially improved under the Mercure branding – after all, I imagine most of the staff will remain from its days as a Comfort Hotel – but at the very worst you will still have a fully refurbished room.
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