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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I usually stay at the Hilton T4 when I fly out of Heathrow but as it was Christmas Day I decided to splash out on the Sofitel instead. The Hilton is nice (and usually a little cheaper) but the Sofitel is the best airport hotel at Heathrow for sure. Modern, convenient (for T5), and the only airport hotel that I know of at Heathrow which has a separate bath and shower. The buffet breakfast was excellent also.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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SofitelT5, General Manager at Sofitel London Heathrow, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Sofitel London Heathrow. I am delighted you had such a positive guest experience and that you particularly enjoyed the convenience of our close locality to Terminal 5. Your compliments regarding Breakfast will be passed on to our Team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The hotel is slightly tricky to find unless you're very familiar with the airport. I went to T5 arrivals level where there is one sign near the tube exit and UK arrivals though you still have to go up one floor in the lift and then follow the walkway round.

Not checking in until quite late at night, I really appreciated being within walking distance of the terminal and not having to worry about shuttle buses etc.

The hotel has a stunning, ultra modern design with shops etc. along the central walkway. Breakfast on the ground floor was also extensive and high quality.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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SofitelT5, General Manager at Sofitel London Heathrow, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Sofitel London Heathrow. I am delighted you had such a positive guest experience and that you particularly enjoyed the convenience of our close locality to Terminal 5. Your compliments regarding Breakfast will certainly be passed on to our Team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

After a busy festive period at home we had a stopover at Heathrow on our return journey overseas. The Sofitel was a real tonic. We cannot fault any aspect of our one night stay. The food was excellent and the breakfast buffet was the most extensive and varied we have enjoyed on our travels. Having stayed once we have no hesitation in highly recommending this hotel to others. We will build a stopover at the Heathrow Sofitel in to future trips to and from the UK.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

SOFITEL LHR was a great place to stay - before our departing flights from London.

The Sofitel enabled us to arrive at the airport from downtown the night before our flights - so we didn't have to worry about traffic if taking a cab. Ironically the day we were travelling cabs and private hire cars were just about the only options to the airport. The Tube was on strike - and the Heathrow Express was undergoing renovation.

The Sofitel is ideally located in Terminal 5 - with easy to use free trains to Terminals 1 - 3 and 4.

If you book the room with a free breakfast option the breakfast was wonderful! Many selections. Cooked to order eggs, omelets etc. It was very nicely stocked - and everything looked great. Huge buffett.

The room we had was spacious - and modern - and totally clean. We had an ajoining room with our children - also nice to have had.

The bar was nice to stop by the eve we arrived for a beer - and snacks.

The price for the Sofitel at Heathrow is less than staying downtown - so if the day you are leaving will be a short day - head on out to the airport the night before - so you can be relaxed waiting for your flight instead of fighting travel on a travel day. We ate dinner in downtown before heading out to the airport.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sofitel London Heathrow
Address: Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 2GD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater London > 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Spa Hotel in Hounslow
#1 Business Hotel in Hounslow
#2 Family Hotel in Hounslow
#2 Green Hotel in Hounslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel London Heathrow 4*
Number of rooms: 605
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 - 3AA Rosette restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine with contemporary world influences; Vivre - with its open theatre kitchens, Sphere Bar, the Perrier-Jouet Champagne 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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Sofitel Hotel London Heathrow
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