Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 552
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MaggieC7 Poor Example of Holiday Inn
All the money is in the lobby - looks great when you arrive, but the rooms were not up to reasonable standards - shabby room and hallway, horrible water pressure and no wireless access on 10th floor. No business center or any way to print out a boarding pass (at an airport hotel!). We were told by the front desk that they could print something for us if we emailed it to them - of course, we would need to pay extra for internet access to do that, and as it turned out, we had no wireless signal in our room even if we wanted to pay for it. Arrived fairly late with a very hungry teenager - ordered a burger at the lobby bar/lounge. He was the only person there, but they still never remembered to bring him his burger - checked on him after 25 minutes and he was still waiting for it - when asked, the waiter went into the kitchen and returned immediately with a burger that was apparently just sitting around in the kitchen. Asked for a wake-up call at 6:30 am - they called at 6:08 - I guess I should be glad we got a call at all. Overall - very unimpressed. (the concierge did arrange a cab for us very quickly in the morning and the cab driver was great)
August 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jadzia Poor Vegetarian Options
I'm increasingly dissatisfied with the vegetarian options offered at Holiday Inn hotels. Even though there are a number of vegetarian options on the menu, generally they are not available when you order them. I ordered the vegetarian chili in the lobby bar and was told that all was available was the vegetarian lasagna. I don't eat cheese and many vegetarians don't. Quite frankly, I'm lactose intolerant and there should be a dairy free vegetarian option available. The service was very slow, I wasn't checked on and my sweet potato fries were cold when they were delivered.
August 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wildwildwhitney very poor
Poor service. Floor 10 like a prision. No soap in the hotel. Overall very poor! !!
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AlisonF just for the airport
Was a bit miffed that I paid the parking fee only to discover that the barrier was in the up position as we were driving out..was that to avoid delays?
Otherwise, a very busy hotel, filled with airline staff.
Holiday inn staff helpful.
Wouldn't recommend eating in the pub type restaurant. The food was not good. Trying to find some staff to feedback seemed impossible. The 'Welsh Rarebit' was too bad to eat.
Otherwise the hotel was convienent as an overnight stop before a flight. If there was a deal with parking if you were going on a trip, I would recommend.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Miles670 Air Con Didnt work
Overall for an overnight stay the location is ideal. Parking at £12/night is high and we struggled to find a parking place. Real issue was the aircon did not work. The temperature in the room was 26'C. this meant no chance for sleep.
Apart from that stay was good but the temperature really spoilt it. Food in pub restaurant good.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Denny62boy Another great stay at M4J4
Had been up since 4:15am, spent a long day in conference, & arrived at 9:45pm thinking my secretary had booked me into the M4J4 -............. and she had not. My mistake.
Zam had gone home so a lady on the front desk gave me a drinks voucher and sent me off to the bar while she found me a room at my usual rate despite the hotel being very busy.
I got a drink and my room, & was very grateful for the care & attention I got - as always - at M4J4
Another Great morning with Carol, Eva & the team at breakfast.
Great people make a great hotel - & the M4J4 has some of the best.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Y116 Room interiors
I have stayed at this hotel many times since 2004 and am noticing the rooms are looking very tired and in drastic need of a refurbishment . The public areas have been very well maintained but the rooms in comparison are not in the same league.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Clean,comfortable & friendly.
We have stayed here a few times and we will always return, ideal if traveling to Heathrow airport as there are regular buses running throughout the day to all terminals. Staff behind the counter are friendly and informative, they will give you a bus timetable, tickets can be purchased at the hotel and the bus picks you up directly at the front doors. Rooms are cleaned and comfortable with complimentary tea and coffee. The bar food is reasonably priced but drinks we found to be expensive. The room pricing is a little high but for the convenience of an early flight or a late return makes it all worth while. I would recommend this hotel :)
August 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bowengar Poor restaurant service, poor bathroom items
Not enough towels for two in the room nor enough shampoo or soap. Also ordered a newspaper that never arrived.
The restaurant service was the worst I have encountered at an IHG hotel. After making fairly obvious that the buffet was the waiters preference for us - we asked instead for the a la carte as the buffet looked a bit ropy. Was seated and not asked if we would like drinks, waited 15 minutes for him to give us menus, then had to ask for drinks. 15 minutes later still waiting to order, gave up and left. Very shoddy.
Has the usual "how was your stay" question at checkout, all smiles etc, apologetic but really didn't care about the complaint.
Could not recommend this unless you have no choice i.e flight cancellation.
August 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jrsimmon Poorly cleaned rooms
My wife and I stayed a single night in the Holiday Inn at Heathrow last weekend. It was not a pleasant experience and I do not recommend this hotel.
Our first room had not been cleaned (never pleasant after a long day to find someone else's dirty bathroom waiting on you). When I called to the front desk to report the problem, I was repeatedly put on hold and eventually told that I would have to go myself to the front desk to report the problem.
After going myself to the front desk and waiting in line (again) to get a new room, we moved ourselves to a second room. This room also had leftovers from a previous guest (water bottles), but did appear to have had fresh sheets and the bathroom cleaned. However, the air conditioning in the unit didn't work, which further exasperated us. As it was late and we had an early flight the next morning, we decided to let these things pass.
I was very disappointed in the quality of the room and the staff (though to be fair, the front desk help was gracious and efficient) given the rate we paid for the room. I will not stay in this location again, and the experience will discourage me from staying in any Holiday Inn.
August 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Crabby333 Noisy and small
The stay would have been better but the walls are thin and I could hear everything in the hall and through the connecting door to the next room where the girls partying there woke me up at midnight. It took two phone calls before someone came to quiet them down. Really annoying! Also, the hotel must have been built for short people. I had to bend over to shower and almost hit my head on low ceilings in the hallways. I'm 1.95 M tall.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JEDM Lovely Unexpected Stay
My friend and I spend a lovely day & night at this Holiday Inn. It was however unexpected due too the cancellation of our flight back to the U.S.
The hotel was clean and bright, the staff were friendly and helpful. We booked a tour right at the front desk and was told how and were to get the bus to the tube & back. We ate 3 meals in the hotel all of them good. The room was nice, clean and the beds comfy with plenty of hot water for showers.
We were completely satisfied with our stay at this Holiday Inn and if needed in the future, we would stay here again.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Eassy Staff Services - Front office
My son and I joined the Europe tours and London was our last stay. Your hotel was our last stay hotel. I am the Gold member and I asked for free internet at reception counter. Staff - female told me that free internet was only for Gold/Platinum. Then I showed my card and she told me to choose the standard internet. Actually I didn't know my room number but she said that she noted from the computer. After I got key to my room, this was the disable room. Receptionist should tell me about that but no told me about that. When I opened the door, this was the disable room and I thought that was ok because my room was group room. I understood. However, I didn't understand that my room was too hot . I saw there was a running heater inside this room. I could not tolerated because I had a big suit case of Chocolate from Belgium. I tried to call reception by pressing the one speed button from the phone but I got no answer. I let my son waiting at the door and I ran down to reception by telling her about this situation. Another receptionist - changed the room for me immediately..she was good! After we went up to new room, I tried to connect my internet. It showed that I had to pay and did not show any standard complimentary internet. I went down to reception again, I talked to the first receptionist that she told me to choose the standard internet icon. Her attitude should be changed. She asked me the question which made me feel that I changed my room so I could not connect. I told her that I hadn't connect any internet yet until then. Then she called someone and passed the call to me without saying anything...the call - lady responded for the internet assess, She was good.I could not open my door after my breakfast so I approached the male receptionist regarding this. He asked me if I saw a lady standing in the air crew counter. I told him that there was nobody there ..but he still pointed at there. I told him that no one was there again. He showed off his annoyed attitude which made me feel that I have given him so much trouble. Finally he punched the key for me. I was wondering why he did not ask me about the registration name in order to clarify my identification before giving me key. I am thinking that I have got this treatment because I am the Chinese or I am the tour guest or I am the IHG Rewards Club member....that is unfair.
July 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SimonS Mixed
Good location, great staff and the meeting room facilities have been recently upgraded... but oh dear, let down by the typical UK problem of the airconditioning in the guest room I was in not coping with the heat... the room was 30 degrees C... the fan placed in the room (they clearly knew it would be hot) did nothing to make the night more comfortable! - These days decent AC should be a given! - watch out if you plan to stay in summer!
July 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mckjrdi101 M4 J$
Good hotel, good facilities good staff. goo place to stay for the airport with facilities close by too
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnPap1 Friendly Staff and conveniently situated
The hotel exceeded all my expectations, the room was clean witha comfortable bed, breakfast was excellent, and the staff were very friendly. I will stay here again next time i'm in london for business.
July 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by StevejUK Excellent room, food and service by the hotel staff - but let down by charging double for the pleasure !!!!
I would recommend this hotel. Nice rooms, good food and excellent service by all staff from the front desk to the restaurant. A decent gym into the bargain.
However, unfortunately I was charged twice for the pleasure which I appreciate can happen due to glitches in the system. But to then phone a number that you are charged for to be eagerly informed that it's the pre-authorisation amount and to check with my bank when it will be removed and almost rushed off the line, was not a very good response to get.
After persisting and eventually getting put through to someone who then dealt with it promptly, the mistake was identified, acknowledged and the credit applied to my card.
So I think that once these glitches are resolved and more importantly staff within the accounts department are trained effectively so that they do not provide false and inaccurate information and they take the time to listen to a customers concerns, all round it will be a great hotel. Once resolved would award 4.5 stars.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gaiuspecunia Everyone One Needs in an Airport Hotel!
Our family took a 9 day trip to London, including one night in Paris. We booked our last night at this particular hotel due to the close proximity of the airport. We arrived after midnight directly from our short trip to Paris. Although not greeted as an IHG Rewards Club member (I never was at any of the IHG hotels where we stayed), the staff was very courteous and helpful. We were very pleased with the bar and food selection available until 1:30 in the morning, especially since we arrived after midnight very tired and hungry after a long day of travel. When I was looking to purchase tickets for the airport shuttle, the concierge stopped me and offered very helpful advice on pre-arranging for a large taxi given we were a party of 4 with a lot of luggage. This advice was priceless! Our large taxi and driver were waiting for us on schedule, very friendly and helpful. This particular hotel is designed more for business travelers than families on vacation, however, the wide variety of food and drinks and the nicely sized rooms work very well for families looking for a convenience last night on a vacation/holiday to London. One certainly would not want to stay here for the duration of a vacation to London as it is about 40 minutes on the train (the Tube) to central London and there is nothing at all one could walk to by the hotel. Of course, this hotel is not designed for a long term tourist stay. As a convenience hotel right by the airport, I would stay no where else on the last day of my next trip to London!
July 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moos1962 Bad and small Room
over all staff and services is very good except the room is very bad.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigj1 overall experience
staff were very welcoming. efficient check-in. good service in bar and restaurant. an excellent hotel to connect with heathrow flights at a reasonable price. my only grumbles were the overpriced food and music in doorway. do we really need that? £14.50 for fish and chips is well over the top but you do have a captive audience.
July 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Reina internet did not work even paid extra
The hotel was okay, average holiday inn.
not too far away from heathrow airport, but no free shuttile buses, takes 4 pounds for shuttle bus and 18 pounds if you go by taxi to terminal 4.
there is one thing i was not happy, in fact I was mad
The internet is free for platinum members, I even paid 12.95 pounds extra for premium because i want to have better speed and quality internet.
However, at around 11pm I couldnt connect to the internet anymore, I kept ringing the front desk but no one answered.
I kept ringing once in a while, until about 5th time at 00:30 after midnight, finally someone answered my call.
the receptionist told me he had no idea why it happened but he would ring the internet provider and ring me back.
I waited until 1:45am, the internet never worked again and no one call me back.
I am very unhappy because
1. internet didnt work even if I paid 12.95 extra
2. reception/front desk was not available for more than 1 hour
3. front desk did not call me back as promised
4. they cant get the problem fixed, when I stayed at Hilton, the internet provider called me directly and solve the problem right away
5. next day when I checked out, I was still charged for the internet, no one mentioned about it, no apology received
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MorrisMan1956 One very tiny niggle
We stayed at Holiday Inn Heathrow to meet friends flying in from Japan, knowing their arrival date was able to book early and get a very competitive room rate. Not having stayed at this Hotel before feared that it might be one of those airport hotels that cater for the one night and drop the service - but no this is a very nice modern efficient hotel. We ate in their restaurant - very good and our Japanese friends particularly like the breakfast selection.
Now the niggle, fingerprints around door edges, especially the toilet/bathroom door. Most (especially UK) hotels I visit I see the same - finger marks round the door handle and on the door edge. I have given up asking for these to be cleaned off and resort to doing it myself with tissues and a drop of shower gell, I do not think the cleaners see the marks - I hope that it has not become too much of a preoccupation with me (!). I did mention it to Holiday Inn reception and that said the message would be passed on.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Henleybabe13 Great hotel & staff
This is a great hotel with very helpful staff. It is extremely convenient for Heathrow, and we have now used it on at least 5-6 occasions.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stephen72 Functional and friendly
I stay at this particular Holiday Inn several times a month and is among the better airport hotels I've stayed in.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJMA wonderful value
Parked car easily, checked in, comfortable pleasant room, large bed, fresh towels, superior bathroom, useful sitting area - all we needed before flying the next day. Reception staff helpful too.
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lolj NICE STAFF, NOISY ROOM, GOOD BREAKFAST
Staff very helpful and polite.
Booked late and got a disabled room that was very spacious but quite noisy as the fans were right outside the window and sound proofing of the window quite poor.
Breakfast used very good ingredients but typically English the hot drinks ie tea and coffe was poor quality and presentation.
All other aspects worked well and would probably stay again but wish they would improve the items mentioned above.
July 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doly Disgusting filthy bed
I checked into the Holiday inn M4J4 on Sunday night at around midnight, very tired after travelling all day. I was given room 161 what a poor state the room was in, neither bedside lights were working, there was a dirty sock at the foot of the bed and the matteress was so badly stained with blood it was well visible through the sheets. A total disgusting room all in all. And they call this 4 STAR.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Segs Best couple of nights we've had so far this year at the hotel
We will always stay at the M4J4 Holiday inn, as so far they have delivered excellent service everytime. We always look forward to our next trip to chillax at this location.
Well done to all the staff. Keep up the good work.
July 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Markinsalisbury Heathrow run of the mill
The only reason I chose this was the price was OK, the location was good for my flight the next day, and I am a PC member. The room was very tired, and for an executive floor it was uninspiring. I was also not acknowledged as a PC member.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AKC6 Great service and very comfortable
I found the hotel to be very comfortable. From the outside it looks a bit old but the lobby and eating areas are very fresh and clean. I only stayed a few nights and found it to be very relaxing and easy to access. It is located conveniently next to M4 and provides a simple route into London or if going outward then into other tourist spots like Windsor and beyond.
There is good selection for breakfast with friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has two restaurants and there are others dining options outside who also deliver to the hotel. So overall, dining is not a problem either in or out of the hotel!
The one negative point for me was that there was no free wi-fi access even in lobby or dining areas.
The rooms were clean and comfortable for a family.
July 9, 2013