Sofitel London Heathrow
What We Love
- Covered walkway provides direct access to Terminal 5
- 24-hour fitness center makes it easy to squeeze in a workout between flights
- Soundproof windows keep out noise from takeoffs and landings
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What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Access to the spa (including the vitality pool, sauna and steam room) is an additional $40 (£25) but free if you book any treatment
- La Belle Epoque is Heathrow’s only fine dining restaurant and holds three AA rosettes
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Airport hotels tend to favor function over fashion, but this five-star Sofitel skillfully balances both. The common areas are decidedly contemporary (glass chandeliers, futuristic furnishings), while the 605 guestrooms are outfitted with tan leather sofas and sleek hardwood headboards, with pops of deep burgundy and olive-green. There’s no need to leave for good food: Savor 31 teas from around the world at Tea 5, get your white tablecloth fix at La Belle Epoque (the only fine dining restaurant in Heathrow dishes out gourmet French fare and holds three AA rosettes), or settle in for a fireside nightcap and small plates at Sphere, the lobby cocktail bar.
In the Area
Catching a flight out of chaotic Heathrow is mercifully convenient thanks to a covered walkway linking the property directly to Terminal 5. If you have time to venture away from your gate, take the Heathrow Express to central London; you’re less than half an hour away from Paddington Station, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Or take a cab to nearby Windsor Castle; the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world offers tours of its grounds, including fall and winter visits to the ornate Semi-State Rooms (provided the queen isn’t entertaining).
How to Get There
We were staying at the Sofitel the night after our wedding, to take a flight out of terminal 5 the following afternoon. After a busy couple of weeks this hotel was exactly what we needed, giving us a chance to relax and recharge before our trip.
We were really impressed with the facilities and the quality of the rooms, as well as the helpful and polite staff. We would have liked to enjoy the restaurants and/or spa but as it was we were too exhausted to do anything more than rest and order room service! We ordered both dinner and breakfast to our room and both times we were impressed with the speed and quality of the food.
Before our flight I popped into the on-site hairdresser for a blow dry (booked in advance) which was really handy. The service here was efficient and competitively priced considering the location.
Overall an excellent stay, and the convenience when travelling out of terminal 5 can’t be beaten.
We will definitely be back!
This is the second time, my husband and I have flown into Gatwick late at night, taken a taxi to the Sofitel, and stayed overnight before connecting to our morning flight out of Heathrow. This hotel is extremely convenient, offers great service, has very comfortable beds, and is a perfect place to stay before a flight out of Heathrow.
Stella gave an excellent service and very helpful. Very good experience and the pastries were nice too. The Tea Salon is a really comfortable place to work and also have informal meetings. Would recommend you visit the Tea Salon when you come to the hotel. Staff service is excellent.
I returned from a family related trip inside UK late night and had an early fly out Therefore it was very convenient to stay at Sofitel Hotel Heathrow with it's top standard property and impeccable service.
We checked in early with Sharon at the front desk. She was so welcoming and couldn’t have done more to give us a room we would be happy with. We then had lunch in the tea 5 salon and Sulwia was our waitress. She was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable of menu items and went out of her way trying to please. In the evening we had Canapés and drinks in the Millesime Lounge. The lady who put out the food, cleared the tables and managed the two hours of complimentary services was outstanding in her job and personality in every way! We have had a fabulous experience at Sofitel once again. We absolutely love staying here. We are made to feel as though we are very special guests each time we have the privilege of staying here!