Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 505
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by S443052 Heathrow
On previous occasions when we have had an early departure from LHR we have stayed overnight at a well known budget hotel chain. In the morning we have had to get up early to deliver the car to an off airport car park.
Holiday Inn's deal including parking was hardly any more expensive, but far more relaxed. In addition there was the chance to have dinner the evening in a proper restaurant with good food and attentive staff.
Collecting the car on our return was simple and very efficient.
We will certainly use Holiday Inn again when we have early departures and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone else.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good choice
We stayed overnight and the following day as our flight was late evening. Must say the total cost was worth it. The room, on the top floor, was as expected of Holiday Inn, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good too, though a bit crowded as the hotel seemed to be almost full. I noticed that it is used by crews from several airlines, In spite of the hotel being very busy, we heard no n oise at all, from guests or aircraft. Another plus is having a car hire firm just in front. Easy to hire a car overnight to go meet friends and then return it.
January 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 What an awful room!
When the taxi first pulled up to the hotel, I had my hopes up as the outside looked nice, the lobby was clean and modern, and the lounge and restaurant were full of people. The staff were very prompt, friendly and helpful as well. But when I got to my room, what a disappointment! There were large stains on the carpet. The bed would literally would cave in wherever you sat or laid on it. The ceiling inside the closet was literally falling down. The bathroom looked run down and was not very clean (still some hair on the floor and stains on the toilet). I would have left for another hotel, but it was already very late and I had to be up at 3:00 AM for an early flight. I should have left, because the bed was so bad all I did was toss and turn and to make matters worse, when I did get up to get ready, there was hardly any hot water in the shower. This was such a disappointment, as I've stayed at many Holiday Inns over the years that were just fine and I am shocked that the room I got was so bad. On top of it all, the Hotel Hopper takes 25 minutes to get to Heathrow from this hotel, so you might was well take the train from inside the city. Such a disappointment.
January 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by looby05 Room
The room i had on this stay was sub standard compared to previous stays. The bathroom and bedroom both smelled.
January 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PeteL1956 Great Hotel with a poor restaurant
I booked a park and stay at this hotel and the arrival, checking in and departure was first class, the reception staff were very helpful and friendly. My negative for this hotel was the Bar Restaurant. When we dropped the car off we stayed for lunch before catching the bus to the airport. 3 simple sandwiches took the bar staff nearly an hour (and several promptings) before the food was delivered and then the order was not we had we had asked for. I put this down to a one-off. However, on our return to the hotel we ordered yet another meal one Pizza and one fish and chips from the disinterested bar staff, one hour later it eventually turned up (there were only two other couples in the bar at that time, one of which only had drinks). Although I have no complaints about the food I did ask for the bill so I could pay there and then and the miserable bar person promptly put it on my room. So not a one off. Holiday Inn you need to train your bar staff the same way you train your reception staff and ensure that they realise that their wages come from the people they are being miserable to. I would definitely stay again but would not eat in that restaurant!
January 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SLC53 Perfect for early flights
Very comfortable and good to be so close to the airport with no traffic worries.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdickinson23 Early check in
we arrived at 8 in the morning after a 16 hour flight ,as we checked in we were told our rooms was available which we were really grateful for .not many hotels do this but as you can appreciate not all flight land in the afternoon at 2 so to be flexible like this really helped would definitely use this hotel again .the bus service to heathrow is a really good service and runs every twenty minutes.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Minnie1955 Welcoming Team
The hotel staff are welcoming and always ready to assist guests with any queries, problems or generally on hand to help make your stay trouble free and a happy experience.
January 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by chilidave After 22 Years
I have been staying at the Sipson Road Holiday Inn yearly since 1990. It has always been the place that is right for my jetlag and purposes. This was the first visit that I considered changing my stays to another hotel in the future.
I stayed in two different rooms this trip. The first room, I was told that I could not turn off the heat as they have made it so that guests couldn't. It was too hot, so they brought a fan. I was not happy.
The second room had no heat and the water pressure was non-existant so my wife rinsed her hair with a glass and we shivered the rest of the night.
Other than breakfast, the food is not much better than microwave dinners for three times the price.
The best thing about the hotel are the staff in training. They try to serve and make you happy as best they can. They're effort is commendable and we enjoy their enthusiasm.
I feel I won't be back, and that makes me sad.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by femmi Excellent place to stay
The overall experience was really good.The ambiance and the services of the staff were excellent. The foods in the restaurants were mind-blowing. Breakfast is a known factor, always good across all Holiday Inn’s I have stayed in.
January 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by glug Distinctly unimpressed
We arrived in the early evening. The room had been booked months in advance. We found that my son's bed had not been made and there was no travel cot in the room as had been specified. This has never happened to us at the Gatwick Holiday Inn we often stay at before we fly. We had to call down twice and make a real fuss before housekeeping finally turned up. They took far too long considering that the room should have been ready for us before we arrived. And then the travel cot was broken and had to be replaced. We were not amused! The sofabed for my son was very hard and not very comfortable for him and the pillows were terrible. We were cold and couldn't find the extra blanket initially. Need I say more?
I queued to be seated at the restaurant. The staff ignored us and really took their time in coming, only to inform us that they were very busy and could we go elsewhere. I ate at the bar. It was nothing special.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dditmn Difficult to fault
Good food, excellent service and comfortable rooms. Overall provided a relaxing stay prior to flying out of Heathrow.
January 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Frostr UB
Bathroom tap leaking - reported and not fixed fully
Car Park - as ever too many long stay cars and too few available spaces for guests
December 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SiPip In desperate need of TLC
I have stayed here a couple of times in recent months on business and am very disappointed in how the hotel has been allowed to deteriorate. The rooms I have had were very tired, felt dirty and the furnishings were cheap and scratched. The mini bar was empty and there were very basic complimentaries on offer and no water. I did complain and received free water (apparently only left in Executive rooms) as a gesture of goodwill plus a promise of a better room when I stayed again. Apparently the hotel is going through a refurbishment programme at the moment but only the Executive rooms have been done so far. Location and parking great for the airport but that is about it on the positives I'm afraid.
December 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by peytonsdad05 Great Stay
Had a great 2 day stay at this Holiday Inn, Only issue I had was on check out the staff member could not convert GBP to USD on my reciept.
December 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rsb5 Normally excellent, disappointing this time
Staff as always some of the most charming and helpful you could ask for. One of the attractions always was the excellent Asian cuisine, so we happily ordered room service Nasi Goreng. What we got was a tray, some packet sauces, a bare plate and a tupperware container with tepid rice and a few bits of shrimp and chicken. No decoration or enhancement - it looked like a takeaway from a poor shop. Disappointing!
December 17, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Phil52Skegby Poor furnishing and fittings
The bathroom sink did not have a plug however this didn't really matter as the sink was almost entirely blocked and took several minutes to drain. The towel rail in the bathroom was poorly fitted to the wall. All furniture was shabby and was well past its 'sell buy' date.
The food was OK and the staff were very helpful and polite.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DENNIS1 ROOM VERY COMFORTABLE WITH ALL EXTRAS REQUIRED
THE ROOM WAS VERY SPACIOUS, CHECKIN WAS SEEMLESS AND VERY QUICK ALL MY DETAILS WERE TO HAND BY THEM FROM MY PRIOR RESERVATION.
BREAKFAST WAS ALSO VERY WELL PRESENTED AND TASTY.
December 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Knotty A smile works wonders
Tanya is potentially one of the nicest meeters and greeters the Holiday Inn has ever had. She provides such a warm and friendly welcome and is a credit to IHG.
December 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HolidayExpert Pit Stop for Early Flight
Hotel was very satisfactory, large room with plenty of space for the price. Comfortable and Quiet. My stay was not much more than a nap but it worked for me, use the shuttle to/from airport, very convenient.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterVS Just what we needed
Following a trying time on our plane, the experience at M4J4 Hol Inn and the nice breakfast the following morning was just what we needed to bring us back down to earth.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dozydai Nice park and stay hotel
Stayed at the hotel pre flight at the beginning of December. Booked on line quite easity, Hotel is easy to find just off the motorway,reception staff were very nice,check in painless, the room was very nice for the price we paid and big enough for a one night stay. We did not eat at the hotel but ate at the plough pub next door. Had a drink and thought the prices were a bit on the expensive side,We used the park and go deal,and we parked the car more or less outside reception,and it did not move for the four days till we returned. We used the HOPPA bus to the terminal, it starts about 0400 till about midnight,stops right outside the reception of the hotel ,and takes about 20/30 minutes tops. Price is £7 return which I feel is reasonable.
In conclusion, a nice hotel for a stop over and I feel we will use it again should the need arise, which I am sure it will
December 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MFhau Overnight to catch a plane
Great place to stay when meeting an early flight.
Great pub and and good food
December 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sacha Clean and quiet room.
Always an enjoyable stay at the Holiday Inn M4 J4. The staff are always helpful and their appearance and bearing are always of a high standard. I only have one observation, (NOT A COMPLAINT). I would prefer to have soft feather pillows otherwise NO further observations!!
December 5, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CliveT Not a good experience
This Hotel does not recognize Priority Club levels. I am a Platinum Ambassador and I was not recognized when I entered the hotel other than to offer me a chocolate bar for being a Priority Club "member". When I asked about our benefits as an Ambassador Platinum, for example an upgrade or water etc., I was told that the hotel does not recognize any levels of Priority Club or Ambassadors!
The beds are not good. If you turn over the chances are your partner will be bounced out the other side of the bed! The wi-fi cost is exorbitant...go to MacDonald s...its free!
I will be hard pushed to go there again.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dufferman Long Haul and off to bed
As a frequent business traveller I am well accquainted with airport hotels.
After a 9hr flight form the USA I turned up tired and hungry at this hotel at 10.00am in the morning. The wonderful Reception Team Leader pulled out all the stops to enable myself and my partner to check in as early as possible in order to get some well needed sleep.
What a welcome change from some other airport hotels!
December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MSP05 Four night stay.
My overall experience during the four nights was good, considering that there was a problem with the heating system upon check-in. The building maintenance man Phil was very attentive to the situation, and offered a remedy in short order. Room service was very good, as was the quality of food ordered. In the bar each morning, Valerie provided very good coffee service, as well as pleasant conversation. The shuttles to, and from Heathrow ran like clockwork, no problems. I was not recognized as a Priority Club member, but would not hesitate to stay again.
November 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jmf123 Could do better
We stayed in 2 rooms at the beginning of November 2012, one was a family room, when we checked in we were told the room was ready for us, but when we went to the room the child bed was not made up, we left our baggage & went out for half an hour, when we got back the small bed was made up, this should have been done before we were allowed in the room. There was a cupboard for a fridge but there was no fridge in it.
The other room was a smoking room but the ventilation was not working, although we are smokers we do not like the room filled with smoke. Although we spoke to reception on 2 separate occasions we did not even receive a call from anyone apologizing or a visit from an engineer. The fridge in the smoking room was also not working. When we mentioned this to reception on departure & mentioned the problems we had the receptionist did not even apologize. Saying that the beds were comfortable & the hotel was clean, but these small problems really need to be sorted.
We have stayed in Holiday Inns around the world & have never encountered any problems with them before.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jixantony Best hotel for family stay
We stayed with two 8 years old children for about a week. The stay was pleasant. Kids liked the food and the ambience. Front desk staffs were courteous and helpful.
The staff near customer service desk was irritated whenever we approached him for help about bus services, etc. Also the staff in the front desk of the restaurant was very rigid. Not even a single time she smiled at us. All those six days this was the case. But these are little issues one can forget because of the pleasant nature of the hotel and other staffs
We had a little issue with the safty locker but this was resolved in minutes and engineer came to fix deserves a special mention.
We would strongly recommend this hotel for any family.
November 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CTeyssier The lobby and common spaces are renovated, but not the rooms
The 700 rooms are fairly old and in need of being refreshed.
Also, be prepared to pay a lot for anything extra (5 pounds for an hour of internet access, 12 pounds per day for parking, 10 pounds for breakfast)
The space outside of the main entrance that you would expect to use for drop of and check in is actually used by a rental car company for their cars. So you have to go park and haul your luggage.
November 22, 2012