$62 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 9, 2015

Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

3 stars
View map of 118 Bath Road,Heathrow Airport, Hayes, London, UB3 5AJ

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
51 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 (51)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
NJ Traveler
Business
New Jersey, USA
Apr 4, 2010

Terrible Experience

Hotel has small rooms compared to what is advertised on the website and there is no microwave or fridge in the rooms. Internet is not free, you have to pay 15 pounds to use internet or 1 day and 6 pounds if you want to use the laptop in the lobby for 1 hour. To use the personal electric devices like shavers and hair dryers /straightners the room wall plugs were not working and the hotel asks for a 6pound deposit to use their adapter so you can use your electric devices. Very disappointing experience as rooms are small and they try to charge you for every service as internet and wall adapters. I also think that hotel should allow you to extend your stay at the same price if desired. Internet should be free, rooms should have microwave and fridge so people can keep little snacks as there are no stores in walking distance. We had to go to the lobby to have the baby feeder warm as there is no microwave in the room. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Porcupine
Business
Houston, Texas
Jun 14, 2012

close to airport

Close to airport, but bare bones. Room was hot and I couldn't adjust the temp. Bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. The charge to use the internet was high, 5 lbs an hour and the connection was slow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
vjekox
Business
Croatia, Europe
Apr 29, 2013

Are we live in 2013..?

The Hotel itself was nothing but the ordinary.. everything what you can expect from any other Holiday Inn Hotel around the globe... but what really disappoint me was charged (slow speed Wi-Fi) Internet Service for 16£ for 24 hours. This is ridiculous.. Just a few days later I sleeping across the street in Premiere Inn hotel and they charged only 3£ (high speed Wi-Fi) for 24 hours. Another thing.. shuttle service from the airport is not free either.. 4.5£ one-way... 8£ two-ways.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
boomerang in London
Business
Orlando
May 21, 2013

night before London flight home

There are 2 Holiday Inns located very close together. I had called for directions, but still ended up at the wrong one. Met another couple at the bus station waiting to relocate to the hotel we had booked and they too had gotten off at the wrong Holiday Inn. The hotel is pretty old, but has everything you need onsite - bar and food after a long trip getting there on the train and tube. Staff checking us in was great, very helpful. Jose who checked me out....might need a reminder in customer service. Internet access should be included in the rate, especially for a location this old.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GlenGouldOnline
Business
Fort walton
Mar 31, 2014

A little different

Not what I expected. The value did not meet my expectation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
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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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sister Mary Gearchange
Business
St. Louis
Jan 25, 2015

Functional, if nothing else is available

For the same price there half a dozen other hotels in the same area that are newer, in better condition, cleaner, and with staff that don't almost universally have an attitude. (Really - an attitude when they're working at a Holiday Inn?!) That's not to say it's a terrible hotel. It's just not the best option for the money. It's an ok choice if nothing else is available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EJohn
Business
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Dec 1, 2011

Heathrow Holiday Inn

The room was spacious and very close to the airport. I did think that they should offer complimentary coffee in the lobby, especially since patrons are getting up early for flights and could use a cup.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - HEATHROW ARIEL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MB MC
Business
Austin, TX, USA
Apr 9, 2012

Great to stay if you're passing through.

I booked this hotel as I wanted to rest up before heading back to the states, after a week in Scotland. It was an excellent deal and super convenient. The staff was exceptionally friendly, the lobby was nice, but the rooms were very basic - which, was to be expected. What struck me most was the hotel being the last stop in the "free zone" via most local London busses. While the hotel charges a fee, you can get a bus absolutely free & they come every few minutes. Overall, a great deal for what it is and where it's at. However, if you're looking to stay in London for more than a night, I'd suggest looking elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

London busses to & from the airport - free!

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