IBIS STYLES LONDON HEATHROW
My stay at the IBIS Styles London Heathrow was on Thursday 24th November 2016.
I booked the hotel for £60, breakfast included, through Booking.com
The IBIS Styles London Heathrow is located on the Bath Rd close to the tunnel that runs under the runways to Terminals 1,2,3. It is located within the Heathrow free transport area so I chose to use the bus to get to / from the hotel.
From Terminal 5 I took the 423 bus, which runs every 20 minutes, for the 12-minute ride to the hotel, the bus stopping conveniently right outside it! From Terminals 1,2,3 you take buses 105/11/140/285 taking around 10 minutes. Buses stop right outside the hotel!
I had started my evening with drinks and canapés in the Club Lounge at the Sofitel Terminal 5 having access with my Priority Pass Card.
Check in was very friendly with the two ladies on reception giving a warm welcome and a good first impression. The lobby cum bar / restaurant had a few people around and there was a nice atmosphere. I was offered a welcome drink voucher, a nice touch, and advised that a continental breakfast is included in the stay, as with all stays at Ibis Styles Hotels, and that a Full English was available for a £5 supplement.
My room was located on the 2nd floor quite close to the lift but the room design reduced any corridor noise when I was in bed. The soundproofing of the windows was very good considering that I was next to the Bath Rd and quite close to the runway. The only disturbance was vibration from the Hotel Hoppa Bus which came around every 20 minutes or so – slightly annoying but once I fell to sleep I was not aware of it.
The room itself was minimal in design but functional with a double bed and a sofa as well as a table and chair together with another table that I used as both a desk and a bedside table, you could also use to have a TV dinner sitting in bed.
Tea and coffee and a kettle were provided and 2 small bottles on mineral water. Wi-Fi worked well in the room and in the public areas.
The bathroom had a shower, which had decent pressure and temperature control (a pet hate of mine is when you can’t control the temperature in the shower and its either freezing or too hot!). Toiletries were limited to multi-purpose soap / shampoo squeeze tubes, which was a quite nice product. The towels were acceptable not the most luxurious but equally not tea towels.
As I had eaten already I just went to the bar to grab the welcome drink and sat and people watched for a while. Some people were eating and the food looked OK.
The bed was comfortable and I slept well, very well considering my earlier comment about the vibration from the bus.
Breakfast was continental with juices, teas, various coffees, selection of cereals, yoghurts, fruit, ham, salami, cheese, pastries and bread rolls and sliced brown and white bread for toasting. A simple breakfast but I would not expect anything more.
Bottom line this a great value airport hotel with free easy access to/from the airport if you are happy to take the bus. Would I stay here again? Yes.
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