I had a late meeting in Southampton, and an early flight from Heathrow, at the start of my most recent trip. As it was a mid-week departure most hotels around Heathrow were very expensive – the Sofitel at Terminal 5 was more than GBP£220. I decided I would give the Premier Inn, Heathrow a chance. An advance purchase rate (no change/no refund) rate was £39. How could I go wrong?
Entering my name, booking code or the credit used to make the purchase generated a room key and the room number! In my case Room 101 – so it was with some trepidation that I went to the First Floor. The lifts required use of the room key to get to the floor. It is a large hotel (created from a converted warehouse) with nearly 500 rooms:
The room was close to the lifts, but I experienced no noise during my stay.
There was a small TV with a small selection of channels, a kettle with cups and coffee. WiFi is free for 30 minutes but chargeable after that.
My view was of the wall of an adjacent building. There was no aircaft noise during my stay which was a pleasant surprise and the road did not disturb my sleep either.
An excellent stay, a good nights sleep, excellent links to the airport and a good price! What more can you ask in an airport hotel?