$61 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 16, 2015 Check-out: Jan 19, 2015

Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

3 stars
118 Bath Road,Heathrow Airport, Hayes, London, UB3 5AJ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
49 reviews
Airport stay

Just stayed one night in transit between Ireland and home. Was able to check in very late, due to a... See full review

  • Garage56
  • Jul 28, 2014
London Stay Over

Good experience. Clean room, no frills but good comfort. Easy to get to from the hotel on the Hotel... See full review

  • Fighting Scotsman
  • Jul 18, 2014
Stay just 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport by shuttle bus at the homely Holiday Inn London-Heathrow Ariel hotel. Friendly staff welcome you to the 4-storey Holiday Inn London-Heathrow Ariel, an unusual ring-shaped building framing a small courtyard. You can dine on hearty fare like steak and pizza in our stylish Junction restaurant , with views of planes taking off and coming in to land. Take the handy Hoppa shuttle bus from outside the hotel to reach Heathrow Airport check-in desks in 15 minutes. We're easy to reach by car, less than 2 miles from the M4 motorway , and it's a short drive to do business with Heathrow-based companies such as BAA . Holiday Inn London-Heathrow Ariel offers 6 bright meeting rooms where you can hold seminars and workshops for up to 50 delegates. Wireless Internet in the hotel's public areas keeps you connected and there's a 24-hour Business Centre for printing and email. Please note journey times can vary depending on traffic, please check with reception for full journey times to each terminal.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Southall Railway Centre: 3.3 mi
  • Osterley Park and House: 3.6 mi
  • Orleans House Gallery: 3.7 mi
  • Brunel University: 3.9 mi
  • Royal Military School of Music Museum: 4 mi
  • Twickenham Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • World Rugby Museum: 4.5 mi
  • London Motorcycle Museum: 4.8 mi
  • V&A Museum of Childhood: 5.1 mi
  • Hampton: 5.2 mi
  • Twickenham Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Museum of Richmond: 5.7 mi
  • South Ruislip: 5.7 mi
  • Pitzhanger Manor: 5.8 mi
  • University of West London: 5.8 mi
  • Southall Railway Centre: 3.3 mi
  • Osterley Park and House: 3.6 mi
  • Orleans House Gallery: 3.7 mi
  • Brunel University: 3.9 mi
  • Royal Military School of Music Museum: 4 mi
  • Twickenham Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • World Rugby Museum: 4.5 mi
  • London Motorcycle Museum: 4.8 mi
  • V&A Museum of Childhood: 5.1 mi
  • Hampton: 5.2 mi
  • Twickenham Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Museum of Richmond: 5.7 mi
  • South Ruislip: 5.7 mi
  • Pitzhanger Manor: 5.8 mi
  • University of West London: 5.8 mi
  • Musical Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Bushy Park: 6.1 mi
  • Ealing Studios: 6.2 mi
  • Kew Bridge Steam Museum: 6.2 mi
  • Richmond University: 6.2 mi
  • Hampton Court Palace: 6.8 mi
  • Royal Holloway: 6.9 mi
  • Richmond Park: 7.2 mi
  • Chiswick: 7.4 mi
  • Kingston-New Malden: 7.5 mi
  • White Lodge Museum and Ballet Resource Centre: 7.7 mi
  • Riverside Gallery: 7.9 mi
  • Wembley Staduim: 8.5 mi
  • Harrow Museum: 8.5 mi
  • Shepherds Bush: 8.7 mi
  • Neasden Temple: 8.7 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 8.8 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 8.9 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 8.9 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 9 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 9.3 mi
  • Wimbledon Windmill Museum: 10 mi
  • Portobello Road: 10 mi
  • Portobello Market: 10 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 10.2 mi
  • Notting Hill: 10.4 mi
  • West Ham United Museum: 10.4 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 10.5 mi
  • Southside Shopping Centre : 10.5 mi
  • Stanmore: 10.5 mi

Dining

The Junction
Full English breakfast with cold options offered each morning in our bright Junction restaurant. You can relax in our sociable Junction bar with friends with a cold beer or a glass of wine. The Junction Restaurant will be undergoing a floor refurbishment

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (49)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 49
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sister Mary Gearchange
Business
St. Louis, Missouri
Oct 15, 2014

Overall, not the best place I've ever stayed

The HI Express Ariel is clearly living on borrowed time. It's old. They're doing the minimum they can to maintain it and squeeze the last $ possible out of it. Obviously, any hotel near Heathrow is going to be expensive, but beyond simple cost there is cost-benefit, and I don't see the benefit at this place. The standard rooms are very small, with barely enough room to fit down the side of the bed or along the end of it abutting the "desk" with the TV mounted on the wall above it. It's like a Japanese business hotel room, but without the thoughtful layout and clean facilities or attentive/useful staff. In my case, the bathroom reeked of mold and there was visible mold in many places along edges. The walls are paper thin. I could hear absolutely everything on both sides. The restaurant staff are obnoxious and the bar staff had trouble making the most basic of drinks. Check in was fine, so that's a positive. By shuttle, it's about ~20 minutes from T4 & T5. Cab is ~10 minutes. Take ~5 minutes off for T 1, 2, & 3. If it's all you can afford and you just need a place to sleep for the night then I'd maybe try it a second time (after checking again that nothing else was available) but I wouldn't otherwise expect I'd ever visit the place again. It's not terrible. It's just really mediocre for a lot of money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Out the hotel front gate, turn left, next set of lights: a bowling alley! With food & drink at reasonable prices, people watching, and of course, bowling.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Garage56
Business
Earth
Jul 28, 2014

Airport stay

Just stayed one night in transit between Ireland and home. Was able to check in very late, due to a late flight, and the room was comfortable and clean. Price was decent, too, considering the location. Cool round building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mutton32
Business
Belize
Jul 17, 2014

Reasonable value for money

Reasonable value for money - great staff, okay hotel stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ann Solo
Business
Aberdeen, SD
May 28, 2014

Near airport with easy access to surrounding countryside and central London.

Best part was the reception staff. So very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rafolimen
Business
Omaha, NE
Jun 9, 2013

Motel 6-like hotel near Heathrow

Hotel was OK, biggest advantage is that like many other hotels near Heathrow there is a bus that runs twice every hour and takes you to the airport. Nothing special, but it worked for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Hotel was OK, biggest advantage is that like many other hotels near Heathrow there is a bus that runs twice every hour (8 pounds/round-trip) and takes you to the airport. Nothing special, but it worked for me.

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Occasional Traveler 88
Business
New York
May 9, 2013

Make sure you check the room before getting settled

This was a good deal on a single room in London, but check everything out before getting settled in. With the lights out in the bathroom, you really couldn't see that the tub was SUPER filthy. Brown lines of filth throughout the tub like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Then, the water coming out of the faucet (tub and sink) was not integrated, so half was scalding hot and the other half was ice cold. Really disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UK Absentee
Business
San Francisco, CA
Mar 18, 2013

Great Airport Stopover

From the outside, the Ariel looks as if it is showing its years, but inside it is bright, modern and very clean. The circular layout leads to an unusually shaped room, which although smaller than expected had everything needed and in great order. Rooms are well insulated so that you wouldn't know you were walking distance to the runway. Bar is good, even if it is really an extension of the lobby, and the restaurant is pleasant with a reasonable menu. For value for money, it is hard to beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hate hotels
Business
Va
Jan 5, 2013

Night before early transatlantic flight

Absolutely fine, shame the fire alarm went off just as I had gone to sleep! Not the hotels fault and was a false alarm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Faulkner
Business
Seekonk, Massachusetts
Dec 31, 2012

Convenient overnight Heathrow Airport hotel

A very convenient hotel for those needing to stay overnight in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport. It is easily and quickly reached using the inexpensive HotelHoppa bus shuttle service. The hotel is clean and brightly lit, and serviced by friendly staff, although its amenities are rather limited. My room was very small indeed, but that was OK, given I was in it for only a few hours and the price is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bernard P.
Business
Tarzana, CA
Nov 15, 2012

Perfect location for a Heathrow stopover

Arrived late evening. Staff was efficient, room small but spotless and quiet. A perfect choice for me with an early flight next morning. Just wished Wi-Fi was free, even if only in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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