Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kitty432 getting to the hotel and airport
OK, this is easy IF you know what you are doing. Unfortunately, the bus driver took us to the wrong Holiday Inn (there are 4....we had the street address, but it didn't help). The desk at the wrong place was able to direct us to the right one, but by then we were tired, wet, frustrated, etc. London hotels cannot run shuttles to/from the airport. There is a "Hoppa Bus" for 4.50 pounds per person, which is highway robbery. The free bus will get you less than a block from the hotel IF you get on the right bus and the driver helps with the right stop. DO NOT use the 255 bus. It does not go to this hotel!
From the hotel to Heathrow, the U3 leaves from the same side of the street as the hotel or you can cross Bath Road and take one of several different bus numbers. Unfortunately, the hotel staff want to sell you the Hoppa system.
OK, hotel in general. Clean, neat, OK. There are a series of double doors (about 6 sets!) that you have to go thru to get to the elevator and then to get to your room. This is a real pain with rolling luggage as you must open the first, get yourself and luggage thru...open the second and repeat. Walk a short distance and do it all again.
Food is expensive. Take the free bus to the pub or to McDonald's.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mintyflop Great Airport hotel
An airport hotel needs to give you:
1. Pleasant service - if you are polite and decent, you will be treated at least as well.
2. Good location.
3. Good atmosphere.
4. Decent food and facilities.
So, for '1' I score 5 because the staff are so polite and helpful that that they deserve no less.
For '2' they score 5 because no main hotel is closer.
For 3 they score 4 because they are great but there is always a rogue guest.
For 4, it's s 4 also. The food is fine for it's hotel class. There is no Bridge Club - but if you really want that try somewhere else.
March 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeyJ Close to airport, but difficult to get to the airport from Hotel
Stayed for one night, arriving mid afternoon and leaving early next morning.
Chose this hotel as I thought it would allow very easy access the airport and also easy acces to London City centre.
Had to walk to nearby public bus stop and wait for 25 minutes in the rain to get free bus to Airport bus centre, then took express train to Paddington. All in all took about 1 hour 15 mins from Hotel to centre of London...
To get to airport next morning I decided to order a taxi, which was timely but expensive for such a vey short jiurney.
The Hotel really needs to provide a free 24 hour shuttle to the airport - similar to the service provided by virtually all US airport hotels.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trev23 Convenient, comfortable and welcoming
A warm welcome from the friendly staff, a comfortable room and a great breakfast - just the way to prepare for a flight.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neily1966 Heathrow Stay
Overnight stay with parking for early flight next morning. Good modern hotel, easy to find. Clean with good size quiet rooms, comfortable beds. Staff very good and attentive.
March 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PC1945 Value for Money / Service
Generally speaking this Hotel provided good value for money.
Concerierge servide was very good. Sara was particualry helpful.
Breakfast buffet was very good as was the evening dinner buffett too.
My only negative was the outrageous charges for inroom Wifi, but that being said, we could go down to the business centre and log on for free.
March 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Price of WIFI
The price of WIFI connection is unacceptable! You have us pay for something that almost everybady has available at home!!!! Should be included in the fee.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geoff65 Enjoyed my stay
Very difficult to access from M25 but eventually found the hotel. Very glad I did as it was excellent. Food in restaurant was excellent value for money and delicious. Room was good with every amenity required. Overall a pleasant stop off point before following days flight.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SEAGULL7 BEST STAY EVER
WHAT A STAY. WE WOULD NOT HAVE MISSED THIS EXPERIENCE FOR THE WORLD. A EXCELLENT HOTEL; STAFF AND FOOD FIRST CLASS. A LOVELY ROOM.! THEN DISASTER , -------- A SNOW BLIZZARD OUTSIDE WITH SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES, AND THE HEATING PACKS UP. TALK ABOUT FAULTY TOWERS AND THE PANIC . MY WIFE IN BED FULLY CLOTHED WITH THREE QUILTS AND A PILE OF BLANKETS, A DRAMBUE IN HER HAND, THE FOUR MARVELLOUS HOTEL STAFF GOING IN AND OUT TRYING IN VAIN TO FIX THE HEATING, THEN ONE GOOD SAMARITAN TO THE RESCUE WITH A ELECTRIC HEATER FOR THE NIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL , WE WOULD STAY WITH YOU ANYTIME.
SHEILA AND DAVID 11th MARCH 2013
March 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by utterlybutterly Basic
I didnt realise there are four Holiday Inns near Heathrow. If possible, book another. This one is like a motel. Also we had to pay £12 to park our car overnight (despite being paying guests) and no breakfast was included. So by the time you add up all the extras, you would be better off paying more for a better hotel.
March 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sillybarn Better inside
Looks like a modern prison from outside, but the room was comfortable and had all the essentials. Hard to get nearer to Heathrow central so good for an early start.
Although large airport hotels tend to be soulless, some staff were human and helpful. The receptionist had a particularly good blend of efficiency with friendliness.
'Extras' looked pricey, but the nearby pub (with free wifi) and bus stop mean that alternatives are easy to find.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MyriamQY Spacious room, clean and comfortable.
The check-in was smooth, staff were welcoming and friendly.
The room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was a good size.
Breakfast was more than adequate.
Free wifi in the room was limited to 30 minutes per day - I wish the duration could have been more generous, say, two hours.
The hotel was obliging to safe-keep our luggage after we checked out, as our flight out of Heathrow Airport was in the evening.
Th hotel is well- served by buses plying between Heathrow Airport and the hotel. They ran very much according to schedule.
March 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Location & comfort with great staff
I travel all over the world and using Holiday Inn hotels + Hilton brand. My experience of this Hotel in London Heathrow is that Staff are very helpful with any kind of request to help you. The Bar meal food is excellent as is the beverage and service, with comfortable relaxing room.
March 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AviL A Good Choice for Overnights Near Heathrow
As we stayed on rewards points I don't know how reasonable this property is if paid for in currency; restaurant prices are not inexpensive, although both the light supper we had on arrival and the continental (cold) breakfast buffet the next morning were well-prepared.
Our room (1211) was reasonably sized. Hanging space was limited. What storage there was in the room was open except for one large drawer. This was no deterrent for a one night stay, but the lack of drawers and limited hanging space would probably become annoying on a longer stay. Room and bathroom were spotlessly clean, and bedding was of good quality and comfortable. Despite our proximity to the airport, our room was very quite; we also appreciated windows which could be opened for ventilation; despite our having it open the room remained quiet overnight.
Staff were excellent; without exception for the ones we had contact with. A package addressed to me was turned over even before I'd mentioned it.
Because I'd researched beforehand, I was not surprised that the hotel did not have any sort of complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport; the available transportation is the H-4 hotel "Hoppa" bus which is BPS 4.00 each way. It seems to me that most airport oriented establishments would have some system organized for free or inexpensive transport to and from the airport.
Broadband internet access was, as is the case with many UK hotels, quite overpriced, but this was tempered by the fact that the first 1/2 hour is free; generally that should be enough for many travelers to check and respond to their email.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2Ducks Changing experiences added to overall splendid impression
Having spent many happy and comfortable days and nights in this hotel over several years,my wife and I decided to take advantage of the 'business meeting facilities' that are on offer. We could not have been more agreeably surprised: perhaps on reflection as the previous 'domestic' stays had been so enjoyable and successful we should have expected this business extension to be of a similar standard. It was! The meeting room was equipped to a high professional standard, the staff on hand were knowledgeable and friendly and the crowning glory was the buffet lunch offered to our delegates. Everyone of our guests enthused and have asked us to hold future meetings in this hotel and the answer from us is a resounding - YES PLEASE!
March 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vivaldi44 Perfect for Heathrow Airport
I have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and been happy with my stay, but this was my first visit in quite a while, and I was astonished at the improvements. From the friendly greeting upon check-in to the courteous and efficient check-out, this is now a hotel that punches above its weight in terms of customer service. I had a bar snack rather than use the restaurant for my evening meal and the variety and pricing structure was excellent with something for everybody and all budget levels. My room, which was an Executive non-smoking room was well furnished and comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and functional with good quality amenities. If I had any criticism of the hotel it would be only regarding breakfast, since by the time I went down for this meal, (08.45), the buffet was looking a little tired. Staff on duty were good, however, and a delicious omelette was brought to my table. As a pre or post flight hotel this particular Holiday Inn is ideal, and of course there are Hotel bus connections to all terminals at London Heathrow Airport.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zsha Great location and great staff
During my stay in the hotel i found the staff very kind and helpful with all question or request i had, the location of the hotel is really great if Airport approach is needed.
Public transportation is very accessible.
The rooms are very clean and looking good.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ellis5 Great choice at breakfast
This holiday inn was great value as the breakfast choice is so vast. The rooms were very clean and the whole hotel smelt nice. The drinks at the bar were a bit expensive but not unexpected. The staff were friendly and helpful and made sure we were well looked after (booking taxi to airport). It is confusing that one holiday inn is on sipson road and another is on sipson way so be aware.
March 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mitra Beds are comfortable but the rooms are very small.
We have used this particular Holiday inn because of the location
And nothing else. Over the past 10 years we have been here for
5 times. I am over 75 years and yet the staff gave me the room farthest from elevator. I did not get any benefit for being a loyal customer or being priority club member.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ianfarmer Great staff and service
Was at this hotel running a course, training facilities were good, food was fine staff were excellent - always happy to go the extra mile!
Would recommend, will become my regular Heathrow stop over venue!
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard20 Above expectations
Comfortable quiet room, well furnished and clean. Reasonable value evening meal and good breakfast. Very helpful reception staff.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lila Excellent room and great employees
All was fine--I will stay there again. The employees were pleasant and helpful, the rate satisfactory and breakfast was very good.
It was an uneventful stay which is what I always look for in a hotel.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nessriegrove access to doctor
efficient connection to doctor when neede during the night,
March 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by izolda82 Brilliant hotel
Brilliant hotel. Very quiet room, could sleep easily after flight. Very comfy bed. Quality breakfast. Great value for money. Would recommend.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by medievalbaron Home from Home
A perfect place to collapse and feel secure after a long and gruelling journey.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PDavid Elevator was noisy and breakfast was the same
My room was located very close to the elevator, which was noisy, which I don't believe resulted in getting sound sleep. Both days breakfast was exactly the same. Suggest there be some variety added to the breakfast buffet.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 LHR
Excellent airport hotel, I would highly recommend this location
February 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rakermoon Good value
The room was fine and the bed comfortable. I had a good meal from the hot buffet. Unfortunately my wake up call which was booked never happened, but I was awakle anyway and caught my plane. Excellent value for what I paid.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark0803 Fantastic Service
We arrived early on an incoming flight from Australia laden down with luggage. The reception team couldn't do enough to help us with our luggage and to try and get the family checked in early. Ben in particular was fantastic and remembered us the day after as we checked out.
Both dinner and breakfast were well cooked and served in good portion sizes.
Overall a very well run hotel, with very friendly staff and atmosphere, even the cold shuttle bus drivers were smiling!
Well done Holiday Inn!
February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaBut Very comfortable and relaxing
What's happened to the Holiday Inn? It seems to have gone up market! We were very pleasantly suprised with this hotel. The room was very spacious and extremely comfortable. I have reduced mobility so was very pleased to have the luxury of a wet room rather than bath. The only thing I would change would be to put a shower screen in to prevent some of the water spreading to other areas of the floor. Obviously for wheelchair users this would need to be opened up so it would need to be on hinges rather than fixed. Overall though, very happy to have stayed there and would recommend it to other travellers. The fact that we could leave our car in a secure underground car park was an added bonus.
February 8, 2013