I booked to stay at the Arora because I had an early flight (7.45am) from Heathrow T1. I'm glad I did it.
The room was very affordable - I booked with LateRoooms.com. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff efficient and helpful. Check-in and out were a breeze, and although the restaurant stopped serving soon after 10pm, the bar was able to supply a welcome nightcap.
The room was average-sized, and quite comfortable. The TV offered most of the UK 'freeview' channels - and a few other intenational ones, I think. I didn't check out any internet connection options. I didn't explore any other hotel features: you don't stay at an airport hotel for the amenities, really.
Heathrow hotels are all at some distance from the terminals (with exceptions at T4 and T5). Some are served by a somewhat overpriced 'Hoppa' bus. The Arora is reachable by several of the local bus services - U3, 75, 76 - and travel between the hotel and the central bus station (and vice versa) is free! This really worked - the only caveat is that the buses are a little infrequent at the beginning and end of the day, exactly when you want access to an airport hotel. The hotel gave me bus time details - but failed to list them all. Hurrah for Google!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Heathrow, overlooking the North runway, Arora Hotel Heathrow is only a stone’s throw away from Heathrow Airport, with free transfers to terminal 1, 2, 3, terminal 4 as well as terminal 5 by public transport. This 4 star hotel features 350 Superior and Premier accommodation bedrooms, meeting facilities for up to 100 delegates and an exclusive top floor boardroom, Restaurant and Bar, a 24-hour gym as well as on-site car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arora International Heathrow Harmondsworth
- Arora International Heathrow Hotel Harmondsworth
- Arora Hotel Heathrow West Drayton, Middlesex