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Hotel Review: Ibis London Heathrow Airport Hotel, London

Ibis London Heathrow Airport Hotel offers peace of mind knowing you’re not going to miss your flights because of transport snarl-ups.

by Rupert Parker
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Ibis double room

The busy Bath Road, running alongside London Heathrow Airport is lined with hotels catering for passengers wanting to stay close to the terminals, including Ibis London Heathrow Airport Hotel.

Let’s face it, it’s not a location that has a lot to offer, apart from the peace of mind it gives you knowing you’re not going to miss your flights because of transport snarl-ups. And that’s worth a lot, as you can get to the check-in desks at the airport on a ten-minute bus ride or an even shorter taxi ride.

For most people, this will just be a one night stand and the comfort of what they call the Ibis Sweet Bed plus the double glazed quietness means you’re guaranteed a restful night at this hotel. And bear in mind that the room rate is substantially less than an early morning taxi would cost you from central London, then this is definitely a bargain.

Who For?

As one of the closest hotels to London’s Heathrow Airport this is ideal for those who have early or late flights.


There are 365 contemporary rooms, all recently refurbished with large double bed, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, desk, internet & TV with cable channels. There are also tea and coffee making facilities for those early morning departures too early for breakfast. Surprisingly for a hotel so close to the airport, aircraft noise seems to be minimal.


This is a hotel for short stays so there’s nothing much extra apart from restaurant and bar. There’s also room service and 24 hour snacks and drinks from vending machines. A laundry and ironing service is also available. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Food and Drink

Ibis restaurant

Ibis restaurant

Fogg’s Kitchen and Bar has an international menu featuring pizzas, salads, soups and diner-style comfort food. There are vegetarian, gluten free, and child options. Vending machines dispense snacks and drinks 24 hours.

What’s Nearby?

Heathrow Airport, all terminals.  Less than five miles away are Osterley Park, Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium There’s a local bus service to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and Legoland.  Central London is accessible by the Piccadilly Line and the Heathrow Express.

Is Wi-Fi available?

Yes, high speed fibre throughout the hotel.

Room Rates

A double room costs £47.50 for one or two people.


Getting there

It’s only a mile from London Heathrow Airport within the Heathrow Free Travel Zone (Bus 105, 111, 140, 285) and the bus stop is around an 8 minute walk. If you have heavy luggage you can take the Hotel Hoppa Bus for an extra charge – H6 to Terminals 2 & 3 or H56 to Terminals 4 & 5. A taxi takes around five minutes.

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