Pros

  • A 10-minute drive or free bus ride from the airport
  • Minimalist rooms with kettles, hairdryers, and flat-screen TVs
  • Stylish, modern lobby with interactive screens for flight info
  • All-day restaurant plus affordable buffet breakfast spread
  • Attractive bar area open in the day and evening
  • Free use of computers and printers in the lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Ironing facilities on-site
  • On-site parking (at a fee)
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Cons

  • Dreary location with nothing but the airport and a McDonald's nearby
  • Rooms are small with tiny windows
  • No gym
  • Fee for parking and airport shuttle
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Bottom Line

A 10-minute drive from Heathrow Airport , the lower-middle-range Ibis London Heathrow Airport is a good choice for stopover travelers seeking affordable rates. Its 356 rooms are compact and minimally decorated, but they come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TVs, and double-glazed windows to block out noise. Parts of the hotel are showing wear and tear, and breakfast and the airport shuttle are all at a fee. but for the price, it's a solid pick for a good night's rest before the airport return. The design in the lobby and restaurant is modern and moody, a step up for the typical airport hotel. It's worth comparing rates with Holiday Inn London-Heathrow M4, Jct. 4, which has more cozy rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, and free airport shuttle service.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

ibis London Heathrow Airport

Scene

Airport chain hotel with dark, trendy common areas

The hotel's modern interior is far more cheerful than its dreary highway location surrounded by other budget airport hotels. The lobby, restaurant, and bar meld into one space, decorated in dark, moody tones with stylish furnishings and trompe l'oeil wallpaper. Charcoal walls, columns, and ceilings plus gray carpeting set the trendy tone, which are livened up with bright-red and orange retro seating, photo mural of colorful stacked suitcases, and a ceiling section that looks like someone wrote all over a whiteboard. Interactive screens display flight and weather information, tips for visiting London, and even allow guests to send digital postcards. The restaurant has a similar cool, laid-back look with bookshelf-print wallpaper adjacent to an actual bookshelf. The minimalist rooms aren't quite as interesting, but they provide a decent place to sleep for the majority of guests who are here for only one night.

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Location

On a busy highway in an unattractive area, a 10-minute drive from Heathrow Airport

There's nothing to the hotel's neighborhood except for its convenient proximity to Heathrow Airport. It's just a 10-minute drive from the airport, but nearby restaurant and fast-food joints are few and far between. A hotel shuttle runs every 20 to 30 minutes (from 4:20 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during our stay), however journey time is roughly 30 to 40 minutes and it requires a fee. A free nearby bus also goes there, though note guests will need to cross the highway to reach it. Most travelers are here for quick overnight stays, as getting into London proper requires an hour drive or use of public transportation. Parking is available on-site for a cost.

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Rooms

Compact and minimalist with flat-screen TVs, kettles, and Wi-Fi

Minimally decorated rooms are small and a bit dark on account of tiny windows, but they're soundproofed and block out noise from overhead planes. Queen-size beds have white linens, built-in bedside lamps, and light-wood headboards that connect to the small desks and closest with exposed shelving and hanging space. Retro bright-orange plastic chairs and blue accent walls add some much-needed dose of color. Rooms lack fridges, but all have a flat-screen TV, phone, full-length mirror, and hairdryer, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities. Compact bathrooms with charcoal tile are equipped with walk-in showers, illuminated mirrors, and towels, but toiletries are very basic and limited to wall dispensers. Wi-Fi is free.

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Features

A restaurant and bar, plus ironing facilities and free use of computers

The Ibis' layout may be simple and un-fussy, but for an airport hotel, it's got some well thought-out additions. Fogg's Kitchen and Bar offers casual international dining, with a range of Italian, British, and Mexican dishes, as well as curries. It doubles up as a breakfast space, which is served buffet-style for a fee. Traditional British cooked items of bacon and sausage are accompanied by continental fare such as pastries, cereals, and yogurt. The restaurant also has an outdoor seating area. There's no gym, but some handy additions include an ironing room and free use of computers and printers in the lobby. Pets are allowed for a fee. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Oyster Hotel Review

ibis London Heathrow Airport

Scene

Airport chain hotel with dark, trendy common areas

The hotel's modern interior is far more cheerful than its dreary highway location surrounded by other budget airport hotels. The lobby, restaurant, and bar meld into one space, decorated in dark, moody tones with stylish furnishings and trompe l'oeil wallpaper. Charcoal walls, columns, and ceilings plus gray carpeting set the trendy tone, which are livened up with bright-red and orange retro seating, photo mural of colorful stacked suitcases, and a ceiling section that looks like someone wrote all over a whiteboard. Interactive screens display flight and weather information, tips for visiting London, and even allow guests to send digital postcards. The restaurant has a similar cool, laid-back look with bookshelf-print wallpaper adjacent to an actual bookshelf. The minimalist rooms aren't quite as interesting, but they provide a decent place to sleep for the majority of guests who are here for only one night.

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Location

On a busy highway in an unattractive area, a 10-minute drive from Heathrow Airport

There's nothing to the hotel's neighborhood except for its convenient proximity to Heathrow Airport. It's just a 10-minute drive from the airport, but nearby restaurant and fast-food joints are few and far between. A hotel shuttle runs every 20 to 30 minutes (from 4:20 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during our stay), however journey time is roughly 30 to 40 minutes and it requires a fee. A free nearby bus also goes there, though note guests will need to cross the highway to reach it. Most travelers are here for quick overnight stays, as getting into London proper requires an hour drive or use of public transportation. Parking is available on-site for a cost.

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Rooms

Compact and minimalist with flat-screen TVs, kettles, and Wi-Fi

Minimally decorated rooms are small and a bit dark on account of tiny windows, but they're soundproofed and block out noise from overhead planes. Queen-size beds have white linens, built-in bedside lamps, and light-wood headboards that connect to the small desks and closest with exposed shelving and hanging space. Retro bright-orange plastic chairs and blue accent walls add some much-needed dose of color. Rooms lack fridges, but all have a flat-screen TV, phone, full-length mirror, and hairdryer, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities. Compact bathrooms with charcoal tile are equipped with walk-in showers, illuminated mirrors, and towels, but toiletries are very basic and limited to wall dispensers. Wi-Fi is free.

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Features

A restaurant and bar, plus ironing facilities and free use of computers

The Ibis' layout may be simple and un-fussy, but for an airport hotel, it's got some well thought-out additions. Fogg's Kitchen and Bar offers casual international dining, with a range of Italian, British, and Mexican dishes, as well as curries. It doubles up as a breakfast space, which is served buffet-style for a fee. Traditional British cooked items of bacon and sausage are accompanied by continental fare such as pastries, cereals, and yogurt. The restaurant also has an outdoor seating area. There's no gym, but some handy additions include an ironing room and free use of computers and printers in the lobby. Pets are allowed for a fee. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Swim-Up Bar

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