After a month touring Britain and Ireland, many nights at B&Bs, we knew we would be ready for a nice relaxing stay prior to our flight back to the US so we booked the Sofitel at Heathrow. It was the perfect experience, a "podlike" environment, wonderfully appoint quiet room, comfy king bed, lovely shower/bath/tub, everything was grand. It's located in Terminal 5 (4 minute free express train from terminals 1,2,3). We stopped by Mark & Spencers in Terminal 5 for a bottle of wine and some treats and had a luxurious 16 hour "decompression" evening in our room. The next morning we took the four minute express train to terminal 3 and were off to America.