Hotel in Detail:The Thistle Heathrow Hotel faces the airports northern runway and some parts of the hotel (including bar) have partial (not great), views of the runway. The hotel is located on a section of road where access is limited thus limiting the amount traffic, in any case the hotel is set well back from the road.
The hotels bedrooms are all en-suite. Amenities include air conditioning, soundproofing, direct dial telephone, trouser press, flat screen TV with digital channels, iron and ironing board, work desk, hairdryer, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Bedrooms can pickup a WiFi connection (free of charge) and some rooms are available that have fixed internet connection points.
Dining Options:Best Sellers Bar: 1st floor bar with a 100 seat capacity with Widescreen TV. Serves drinks and light snacks in an informal and relaxed setting.
Open 18.00 till 01.00. (Saturday 10.30 till 01.00, Sunday 10.30 till 23.30).
First Edition Restaurant: 200 seats capacity and serves contemporary British and European dishes. The restaurant has a terrace with views of the Heathrow terminal 5 area, northern runaway and plane take-offs.
Open: Monday to Thursday 06.00 till 9:30 (Weekends 06.00 till 10.30), 18.00 till 22.00
Oak and Avocado Lounge: A large ground floor lounge area with a capacity for up to 100, the restaurant serves a range of drinks and all day snacks.
Open: 09.00 till 18.00.
Hotel guests are able to use the health and leisure club which is opposite the Thistle Heathrow Hotel (pool, sauna, gym) (charges apply).
The hotel has 18 air-conditioned meeting/conference rooms with air-conditioning, the largest of which seats 700 theatre style. There are also 5 syndicate rooms which are suitable for smaller meetings.
The hotel has a business centre and provides concierge services.
WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel (charge).
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Heathrow Airport T5 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 15/ M4 Junction 4b 1.1 miles (1.8 km). The Thistle Heathrow Hotel Terminal 5 is located just to the West of Heathrow Airport in an area called Longford. This section is nearest to terminal 5 which is just over half a mile away. This location is also convenient for Windsor (Castle) (5.3 miles) and Ascot (racecourse) (9.6 miles) which are major towns also to the west of the airport. Nearby attractions include Spelthorne Museum (3.5 miles) and Slough Museum (4.8 miles). Opposite the hotel is a fitness/leisure centre while 300 yards from the hotel is a McDonalds Restaurant to the north and by the junction with the Colnbrook Bypass. One third of a mile to the south along the Bath Road are two traditional pubs, The Kings Arms and the White Horse. The nearby village of Longford is just 5 minutes away and offers opportunities for places to eat and drink along with a few small shops. This section of the Bath Road is actually relatively quiet in terms of traffic since its no entry further down to the south for traffic going north. This means it cant be used a through route for traffic trying to join the A4.
local places of interest: 1.1 mile (1.8 km) from Formula 1 Karting, an Indoor racing circuit with 8 corners. 1.1 mile (1.8 km) from Jump Giants, a huge sports arena with trampolines, a Battle Beam Zone, jump arena, foam zone, dodgeball courts, tumble runs, basketball slam dunk lanes and dedicated junior giants area.
Shuttle:Shuttle bus (hotel hoppa bus H4, H52 and H54) runs between the airport (all terminals) and the hotel from 5.16 am until 23.30. Cost £4.50 one way, £8 return (onboard £5 one way, £8 return)
Served by the 423 bus (from terminal 5 only) which is part of the free bus route around Heathrow Airport. For the central area of terminals 2 and 3(the central bus station) you can use the 75 and 76 buses which have a stop just over 200 yards from the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 264
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 60% 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) . Thistle Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Thistle hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 60% is 17% below the 77% average guest rating for the area around Heathrow. Therefore compared to hotels around the airport its rating is well below average.
Milesfaster ranking: 748th from 860 London hotels, 8th of 9 Thistle Hotels, 56th of 60 Heathrow hotels, and 264th of 325 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, whose lowest rates start at about £52 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Travelodge Heathrow Heston M4 Westbound. 3.8 miles away (6.1 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 71% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £36.