The Holiday Inn M4 J4 at Heathrow is definitely a family-friendly hotel, with fantastic facilities guaranteed to keep you and your children happy.
Its constantly been voted one of our favourite Heathrow Airport hotels and the Heathrow Holiday Inn M4 J4 is definitely a winner when it comes to families. The emphasis at this hotel is definitely on an experience thats as fun for the kids and it is for adults. Whats more, its just two miles from the airport, and although parking isnt guaranteed as secured, it costs just £12 a day to leave your car at the hotel while youre away.
Amongst its many assets, the Holiday Inn M4 J4 Heathrow leads the way in terms of on-site facilities for guests to make the most of. Theres a restaurant, bar, leisure facilities, coffee bar, cash machine, convenience store, concierge service and childrens playroom. If you can bear to sit down for five minutes, then youre sure to enjoy your stylish and well-equipped en-suite room.
The Holiday Inn M4 J4 Heathrow takes the stress out of finding a place for the whole family to stay before you jet off on holiday. This expansive hotel features a wide range of facilities that you and your brood can make the most of. If youre travelling alone, on business or without kids, your whims are guaranteed to be catered to.
Taking everything you need and collecting it into one building, the Heathrow Holiday Inn M4 J4 has something for everyone. Theres a convenience store to pick up supplies in, on-site self-laundering facilities, a business centre and much more. If youre up for a pre-holiday fitness session then the hotels fitness centre will be the only place youll want to spend your time. It features cardiovascular and resistance equipment alongside a dry gym, to give your body a full workout in preparation for the beach. Meanwhile, your kids can while away the hours in the new childrens play area, watching TV or on the Playstation.
Dining at the hotel is also a pleasure. Theres the choice of British favourites in Callaghans pub, a carvery and international dishes at the Rotisserie Restaurant, or fragrant Chinese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine at Sampans Restaurant. Even better, one child can eat for free with any paying adult ideal for families on a budget. After a long day, head back to your stylish and comfortable room for a great nights sleep.
Check in from 2pm and make sure youre checked out by noon on the day youre leaving.
The hotel has 450 parking spaces, easily accommodating guests who arrive by car. An overnight fee of £12 applies, and this is charged by the night. There are nine accessible spaces for disabled guests, and the car park is monitored by both CCTV and a security patrol.
Make your way to the hotel, find a parking space, and head to reception to check in. Parking charges are paid at reception.
To get to check-in, all you need to do is catch a Hoppa bus from outside the hotel. There are transfers to and from the hotel and the airport terminals, roughly every half an hour. The H1 bus takes you to Terminals 1 and 3 and runs every 20-30 minutes from 4.20am until 10.55pm. For Terminals 4 and 5, the H51 bus runs half-hourly between 4.25am and 11.55pm.
If you buy a ticket in advance, the Hoppa costs £4 one way or £7 return. Youll pay £4.50 single and £8 return if you buy directly from the driver. As long as theres a paying adult in your group, up to two children under the age of 15 can travel for free.
Few airport hotels can boast such a wide culinary choice as the Holiday Inn M4 Jct 4 it offers a traditional British rotisserie and deli, an authentic Oriental restaurant, a relaxed lounge bar and Callaghans, a vibrant Irish pub.
The Rotisserie is open for every meal of the day, from the Great British Breakfast in the morning through to a mouth-watering rotisserie menu each evening. The menu includes smaller dishes for children and as kids under 13 eat for free, they can be adventurous and try something new.
For a more casual and laidback dining experience, make your way to the hotels Lobby Lounge, located on the ground floor. The hotels 24-hour room service is ideal for guests whod like to dine in privacy, as the full food menu from across the restaurants is available for you to choose from.
The range of meals on offer at the Rotisserie includes traditional British favourites and more exotic cuisine youll find sausage and mash alongside fajitas on the menu. If youre still not quite full after your main course, try one of the deliciously wicked desserts. We recommend the profiteroles, but you could also pick cheesecake or a tall ice cream sundae if youre in the mood.
Sampans has an eclectic menu, serving dishes that represent no less than seven countries. Theres a selection of more familiar starters including chicken satay and spring rolls, and the main courses cater to fans of seafood, vegetarians, and those who like their meal with extra spice the massaman curry is a true taste of Thai cuisine. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list to complement your choice of dish.
The lounge bar serves simple meals at lunchtime, offering lighter bites alongside their drinks list for guests who just fancy a snack. Visit to enjoy the chilled atmosphere and a coffee during the day, or something stronger in the evening to help you unwind before bed. At Callaghans Irish pub, theres a vibrant atmosphere and a full selection of wines and spirits.
As youd expect from the name, the hotel is right next to junction 4 of the M4, so its almost impossible to miss.
If youre planning to arrive at the hotel by public transport, your easiest route is via the Terminals 1-3 Underground station at the airport. It links you to central London and the rest of the country via the Piccadilly line.
You dont have to worry about any outside noise with double-glazing in every room, youll get the ideal mix of airport convenience and a good nights sleep. Theres plenty of bedside and floor space, ensuring that you arent stumbling over your suitcase in the middle of the night, and each en-suite bathroom has a bath with power shower and a heated towel rail.
Every room has colour satellite television with pay-per-view movies, working space, telephone, tea/coffee maker with a mini fridge, air conditioning, and a private bathroom all of the standard features that youd expect from a 4-star hotel. Youll also enjoy the climate control and ambient lighting, so that you can create the ideal relaxed atmosphere to rest and sleep.
The hotel is incredibly family friendly, and it offers family rooms with cots (its always best to double check availability and reserve one with the hotel beforehand). There are also Executive rooms for business guests, and Suites that provide you with even more space and complimentary items in each room.