Due to a delayed flight from Newcastle and Hotel Hoppa buses that only run every half hour, we arrived quite late in the evening to this hotel. This hotel gives the impression in its name of being an on-airport hotel, but it is in fact a good 10 minutes on the bus outside the airport. (£5 per person on-way on the bus or approx £40 by taxi - we asked as there were no buses due for quite a while when we got to the bus stop)
We had a smooth check-in and found our room easily. It was a very clean and pleasant room with air conditioning that worked effectively and a shower in the bathroom that there was enough space for us to have had a party in!!
The breakfast the following morning was good and plentiful and check-out was again a smooth.
We had 2 issues. Firstly the free wifi was not working. Both of our iPads would connect to the network but were unable to open the log-on page. As we were only there to sleep and catch a flight the next morning we elected not to follow this issue up as the desk staff were all very busy in the evening.
The second thing that we found slightly off-putting was the fact the we were standing in the lobby waiting for the Hotel Hoppa bus to take us back to terminal 5 (from there you have to take the free transfer on the Heathrow Express should you want to go to other terminals), and we found the smell of cigarette smoke to be quite strong. The allowed smoking area is right next to the main door and the smoke tends to linger in the area.
Overall, I think we would use this hotel again, as the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was good, and we paid a reasonable price for our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Heathrow terminal 5 hotel is ideally located close to the major motorways - M4, M25, M40 - providing easy access from all directions. The Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T5 is well positioned for touring the local tourist attractions such as Windsor and its historic Castle, Henley and the theme parks at Legoland and Thorpe Park. For sporting or concert enthusiasts, Twickenham Rugby Stadium and the Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena are within easy reach. The Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow is just 4 miles from terminal 5 and the official shuttle service operates regularly to\from the terminal 5. (Tickets £4.50 For adults. One child aged 5 years to 15 years can travel free with every fare paying adult. Travel is free for children aged under 5 years.) The hotel near Windsor (and Slough) has 300 en-suite bedrooms, a choice of dining options including air conditioned guest lounge\bar. Onsite parking available (charge applies) and throughout the hotel there's wireless internet access (free). ... more less
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