Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Heathrow Terminals 2-3 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 3 1.3 miles (2.1 km). The Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel Hotel is conveniently located for passengers flying into and out of Heathrow Airport. The hotel is located on the Bath Road, this is the main road running alongside the South side of the airport. Bath Road is also where most of the most popular Heathrow Hotels are situated. Just a few yards from the Hotel is the Heathrow Airport Bowling centre which includes a Barcelos (Flame Grilled Chicken) restaurant onsite. Further along the bath Road to the East and within half a mile are two local pubs, the 'Wheatsheaf' and the 'White Hart'. Opposite the Holiday Inn Ariel is the entrance to the Southern perimeter road which gives internal access to all areas of the airport. This means road access to all terminals is very convenient from this location. For Terminals 2 and 3 you turn right, for terminal 4 you turn left. Many of the car rental lots are located on the Southern Perimeter Road. A nearby attraction is Osterley Park House (3.6 miles), 300 acres of grounds and housing a collection of the works of architect Robert Adam. Heathrow's own visitor centre is less than half a mile . 2 major UK attractions are conveniently accessed from this location, Thorpe Park (6 miles) and Legoland (9.2 miles), both West of the hotel.
Hotel in Detail:All rooms are en-suite and have individually controlled air-conditioning. Facilities include mini bars, blackout curtains, Iron and Ironing Board, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities, blackout curtains, cable TV with pay movies and games, alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, dataport on phone, desk with lamp, WIFI internet access, hairdryer, Separate Hanging Closet, voice mail. Windows are double glazed and can be opened.
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:Onsite at the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel is the Junction restaurant located on the ground floor. This is a contemporary styled restaurant serving modern cuisine, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open to residents and non-residents.
The Lounge Bar is also located on the ground floor and shares a contemporary style.
For business needs the Ariel hotel offers the fully equipped, purpose built Academy Conference and Training Suite which offers a variety of conference packages and business services as well as 7 meeting rooms. The largest room can accommodate up to 50 delegates theatre style. All rooms are air conditioned.
There is also a business centre with computers and internet access.
The public areas of the hotel have WIFI internet access available.
Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel Hotel services include a Cash Machine, Dry Cleaning Pickup and Laundry and Foreign Currency Exchange. Safety Deposit Box facilities are available at the front reception.
PLEASE NOTE: There are 3 hotels under this same brand around the vicinity of the airport. Take extra care you tell your driver the exact address since two of them are on the Bath Road and two both have Sipson in their address.
The others are:
Holiday Inn Heathrow M4 Junction 4
Holiday Inn Heathrow T5 Holiday Inn Heathrow M4 Junction 4
Shuttle:There is a shuttle bus (Heathrow hoppa No. H6 and H56) running between the airport (all terminals) and the hotel from 5.14 am until 23.08. Cost is £4.50 one way, £8 return (onboard £5 one way, £8 return)
Within 120 yards is the Harlington Corner bus stop. From here you can take a free Local Heathrow bus to Terminal 5 (423). Buses from outside the hotel go to terminals 2 and 3 Central Bus Station (105/111/140).
Bedroom Numbers: 184 / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £16 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Holiday Inn chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Holiday Inn Heathrow M4: is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 76% and rates start from about £56.
Holiday Inn Heathrow T5: is 3.4 miles (5.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 86% and base rates begin at about £60.
Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock: 5.2 miles (8.4 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £56.
Holiday Inn Shepperton: 6.2 miles (10.0 km), rated at 74% and with rates from around £56.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 75% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Holiday Inn hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 75% is 2% below the 77% average guest rating for the area around Heathrow. This makes the hotel just below the average rating for the vicinity.
Milesfaster ranking: 641st from 866 London hotels, 20th of 26 Holiday Inn Hotels, 40th of 64 Heathrow hotels, and 210th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Heathrow Bath Road, where rates start from £56 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Travelodge Heathrow Heston M4 Westbound. 1.7 miles away (2.7 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 70% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £36.
Comment: The Ariel was actually the second major Heathrow hotel to built on the Bath Road in the 1960's. It was said its looks were influenced by the Royal Albert Hall giving it its circular appearance.
Air-conditioning installed in all bedrooms in spring 2007.
Past Names: Was formerly the Forte Posthouse Heathrow Hotel