Sofitel Heathrow

Connected to Terminal 5 via a covered walkway, the Heathrow Sofitel is the last word in airport hotel luxury, with an on-site spa and two restaurants.

What to expect at the Sofitel Heathrow

One of the only Heathrow Airport hotels to be conveniently connected to Heathrow Terminal 5, the 5-star Heathrow Sofitel is everything you’ve been looking for in an airport hotel. Large and luxurious, it also includes on-site parking, for a smooth transition from home life to holiday.

You won’t be short of things to do at the Heathrow Sofitel hotel. Work out in the on-site gym, relax and rejuvenate in the spa or simply sit back in your incredible room and enjoy the first day of your break. When it’s time to eat, make your way to the unique dining experience at Vivre Restaurant. However you decide to spend your time at the Sofitel Heathrow, the grand décor that’s effortlessly chic and expensive, will make you feel like you’ve already arrived in paradise.

Features at the Heathrow Sofitel

You will probably never want to leave the Sofitel at Heathrow Airport or, at the very least, you will want to take it on holiday with you. Beautifully designed and perfectly located for a quick transfer to the departures hall, the hotel exudes luxury and sophistication at every turn. But don’t be deterred by the Heathrow Sofitel’s high standards – it’s made for every kind of guest, with a wide range of facilities to keep you occupied for the duration of your stay.

Amongst the hotel’s list of credentials are three restaurants, a bar, leisure facilities and a hair salon. If you’re up for a pre-holiday workout then the gym is exactly where you need to go to work up a sweat. Once you’ve toned up, you will need somewhere to go to relax – and with a range of options to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice. Take advantage of the hydro suite, relaxation room, vitality pool and aromatherapy steam room to cool off and unwind in.

After relaxing in the spa facilities, you may want to head to one of the indulgent dining options available at the hotel. All of the restaurants have a classically French feel, with two bars to choose from, including one with a trendy Iceland theme. After all the activity, you will want to retire to bed – luckily, the rooms at the Heathrow Sofitel are of the absolute highest standard, and you will appreciate the luxurious fittings and free Wi-Fi.

Check-in times

Check in from 2pm on the day of your arrival and make sure you check out before midday on the day you leave.

Parking at the Heathrow Sofitel

The Heathrow Sofitel includes parking packages that allow you to leave your car on the hotel site for the duration of your holiday. The parking operates on a 24-hour system from the moment that you arrive in the hotel car park, so the price of your parking will cover you from check-in until the same time however many days later, depending on the package you’ve purchased.


When you arrive at the hotel, find a parking space in one of the long stay parking spaces on minus level 1 or 2 – they’re painted in yellow. Remember the number of the bay you’ve parked in and confirm it at reception when you check in. The car park facility at the hotel charges £10 per day, including VAT. Any extra days on top of your pre-arranged parking package will be charged at this daily rate.

Getting to and from Heathrow airport

The hotel is so close to the Terminal 5 building, you will only need to take a stroll across the covered walkway to reach the departures hall. What could be easier! If you need to get to any of the other Heathrow terminals, you can use the handy Hoppa bus. It runs to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 every 20-30 minutes and operates from around 4.20am until 11.45pm. The same service runs to Terminal 4 from around 4.50am until 11.20pm.

Transfer charges

You can buy a ticket for the Hoppa service from the terminals or the hotel at a cost of £4.50 per adult single fare, and 50p for a child. You can also easily walk to Terminal 5 from the hotel which is, of course, free of charge!

Dining and drinking at the Heathrow Sofitel

Dining and drinking is a real treat at the Sofitel Heathrow. With the Sofitel brand’s heritage in mind, the focus of the dining options is firmly on French cuisine – so it’s delicious, indulgent, traditional, modern and unique, all in one bite.

Tea 5

Snacks and light lunches are available at the charmingly-named Tea 5,which also serves afternoon teas and coffees, light dishes, pastries and cakes.

La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque offers a selection of snacks and light lunches, you can also get breakfast which is served either in buffet or a la carte options. The dishes on offer at La Belle Époque include scallops in Thai-scented pumpkin puree and caramelised cassava root for starters, or a carpaccio of turbot with truffled, scrambled quail eggs. For mains, there’s smoked Guinea fowl in jasmine tea with byaldi and truffled gnocchi, or pork belly filled with black olive and shiitake mushrooms, pearl barley risotto and a Calvados jus – a mouthful in every sense of the word.


The main attraction comes in the form of innovative eatery Vivre, where five ‘cooking theatres’ allow you to see your food freshly prepared in front of you. Choose from Deli, Hot Wok, Grill, Forno and Sweets to give you a sophisticated flavour of French cuisine.

Drinking at Heathrow Sofitel

When you would like something a little stronger to drink, you can choose from the Champagne-inspired Perrier-Jouet Bar or the cool Sphere, which boasts an Icelandic-style interior with a bar stocking beers, cocktails and wines.

Directions to the Sofitel Heathrow

Directions from

With its location right on the doorstep of Terminal 5, the Heathrow Sofitel couldn’t be any simpler to find. It’s easy to access from the M4 but is more directly accessed from the M25.

  • To drive to the hotel, exit the M25 at junction 14 and follow the signs that point towards Terminal 5.
  • Once you start approaching the airport, you’ll see signs directing you towards the hotel.

If you’re arriving by public transport, you can walk to the Heathrow Sofitel from Terminal 5 via the covered walkway. If you’re arriving from Terminals 1 or 3, you can catch the Heathrow Hoppa transfer bus to the hotel. It runs every 20 to 30 minutes and operates from around 4.20am until around 11.45pm. The same service runs to Terminal 4 from around 4.50am until around 11.20pm. You can buy a ticket for the Hoppa service from the terminals or the hotel at a cost of £4.50 per adult single fare, and 50p for a child.

Rooms at the Sofitel Heathrow

As you would expect from a 5-star establishment like the Heathrow Sofitel, the accommodation is second to none. All of the rooms are well decorated with stunning interiors that will leave you wondering why you’re even taking a holiday abroad when such luxury is right on your doorstep! Despite the central location, the triple glazing of the rooms ensures that you will get a great night’s sleep no matter what the activity of the airport outside.

Room facilities

Each of the rooms enjoys a desk, media hub for playing music, limited free Wi-Fi use and a flat screen television with pay-per-view content. All rooms are en-suite, featuring a bath and separate walk-in shower. Room service is also available 24 hours a day.

Room types

You can enjoy Classic, Superior and Luxury rooms at the Heathrow Sofitel, alongside a range of suite types. Classic and Superior rooms come with either queen-size or king-size beds, or two single beds. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

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Hotel address

Terminal 5,
TW6 2GD,

Distance to airport: On Airport

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