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Sofitel London Heathrow
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 2GD, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 22 hotels in Hounslow
Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great place to fly from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Booked in en route to Oman for 60th birthday celebration. DIfficulty in checking in as we had booked through agency and the details had not arrived at Sofitel despite us having email confirmation evidenced on our phone. Once Supervisor had seen phone confirmation things moved quickly and we were duly booked into our room, having paid for parking for the period we were away in advance too. The room was excellent although finding it was slightly confusing, as agreed with some other visitors who had even ended up on the wrong floor! The 'wing' set up is not the easiest to find. Facilities in the room were excellent, great shower, firm mattress, excellent pillows and good though noisy air-con. Staff were polite and helpful and professional, and access to Terminal 5 Heathrow is simple and quick - a few minutes walk indoors, a lift to floor 5 then a quick turn into the Terminal. Overall, excellent and would definitely use again.

Room Tip: We were given a room with an outside view - hardly inspirational but no problem.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lovely modern hotel. Well trained polite and friendly staff. Very comfortable rooms with nice amenities. Excellent food. Short walk into terminal 5. We always stay here when we have a morning flight. There's no better way to start your trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

High quality hotel for an over night stay at LHR, when one needs to connect to flights. Signage on how to get from Terminal 5 to the hotels are not very clear, especially when you get to the elevator leading to the hotel concourse. Nice breakfast included in the room charge. It would have been nice if they had guest shuttles to terminals 1,3 & 4.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Was using this hotel as a layover for a night. connected to T5 and also to the train lines. So very convenient. The hotel is good all round, though no views from room given it is connected to the airport. Breakfast (buffet) was included and was excellent.
Nice rooms (well, it is fairly new). One that I would use again. Noise leve from planes well insulated if you have an inner room (face into courtyard)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Another great stay at the premier hotel located at Terminal 5 Heathrow! This hotel makes it seem so effortless to connect to flights if you have to stay overnight in London, and leave through Terminal 5. This is the only hotel which is actually connected to Terminal 5, and you are at the departure area after a quick 5 minute walk through the hotel's own private walkway.

Make sure you have the breakfast buffet included in your reservation, as it is one of the best presentations and selections for an early morning buffet. A great way to start the morning if you have a 9:00am flight and you want to feel like you are awake and ready to go.

The rooms were very quiet, very clean and the staff from reception to the dining room were friendly and hospitable. The room had both US and UK outlets, so nothing to worry about if you left your converter at home. The latest in high tech plugs and outlets that let you use the TV as a computer monitor by using an HDMI cord or regular monitor cord. No worries, and very relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Stayed one night. Peaceful. Good restaurant food and service. Ideal for a stopover or business meeting.
A rather long walk plus free ride to terminals 1,2 and 3, but more comfortable than shuttles.
The convenience and quality of the hotel justifies the price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with modern, spacious rooms. The room was quiet and very comfortable.

The hotel is adjacent to Terminal 5, but required a relatively long walk and train ride to get to the other Heathrow terminals. Make sure you give yourself lots of time to get to the terminals.

The room rate for the luxury and location was very high, however. I was asked if I wanted the room rate charged as US dollars, which at the time I thought was nice. However, I was not told that there was a substantial service charge tacked onto my bill for this convenience, and I was shocked when I reviewed the bill later.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 2GD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Middlesex > Hounslow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Spa Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Business Hotel in Hounslow
#2 Family Hotel in Hounslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel London Heathrow 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only Heathrow Airport hotel with direct access to Terminal 5 via a covered walkway and Terminals 1, 2, 3 / Terminal 4 via courtesy Heathrow Express/ Connect rail connection and only 21 minutes from Central London by train. Sofitel London Heathrow boasts 605 non-smoking bedrooms including 27 suites. All rooms include the famous Sofitel MyBed, plasma screen TV and double glazed windows (rooms facing outside have triple glazing). All bathroom include separate walk in shower and bath. For your meetings and events, the hotel's conference centre boasts 45 meeting rooms including three executive boardrooms, a tiered theatre and a main room for up to 1,300 delegates. The hotel Food and Beverage outlets include: La Belle Epoque - gourmet French cuisine with contemporary world influences; Vivre - with its open theatre kitchens, Sphere Bar, the Library Bar and the Tea 5 salon. Leisure facilities include the hotel's Zen Garden, a 24-hour Gym as well as a hydro suite with Vitality pool, sauna and steam room (chargeable). A hair salon is located on the ground floor. For travellers arriving by car, the hotel offers on-site underground car park as well as Park & Fly packages for up to 15 days. we do also offer transportation to and from the hotel. ... more   less 
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