An ideal hotel for business travelers
Posted Mar 7, 2017
I spent one night at the Sofitel to break up my trip from southern Spain to Los Angeles, arriving after an exhausting day of travel. I was happy that the hotel was connected to Terminal 5, where I came in, which I found out by chance when I went to change money before leaving the airport. Check-in was fast and easy, and I was soon on my way to my room. Although I found the open layout of the hotel off-putting, I was thrilled by my room, which had the kind of storage and electrical outlets I could only dream of in Spain. The bathroom was also well-designed, with ample space for my things and a separate shower and tub, both of which I took advantage of. Because I was there for less than 24 hours, all I did was order room service (good), sleep (excellent), bathe (excellent) and work out (good). The gym, which I had to myself, was large. When I left for the Heathrow the next day, I felt refreshed. My only complaint about the room concerns the noise level outside it: because of the open floor plan, the din of the convention downstairs wafted upwards. I was also awakened by two maids talking outside my door. My other complaint involves the cost of getting to other terminals at Heathrow. As there are no free shuttles and I didn't feel like pushing my bag along, I decided to take a taxi--which at the Sofitel means private car. It cost 17.50 (pounds) to get to Terminal 2, a drive of less than 10 minutes! Apart from these drawbacks, I would stay at the Sofitel again.