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Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow : As good as it gets

The Sofitel is an ideal choice for customers who want hotels near Heathrow Terminal 5 - it's still the only hotel that you can walk to from T5. While there are a handful of Heathrow hotels with Terminal 5 in their name, they do require a transfer bus. The Sofitel, on the other hand, is actually connected to the airport by a covered walkway so you really can't get any closer than with this park and fly hotel. You can expect a great service, comfortable rooms and amazing facilities - meaning you can board the plane feeling relaxed, refreshed and pampered from the VIP treatment.

A great deal of thought has gone into making sure the Sofitel Heathrow provides everything its guests could desire and doing it in style. Equal attention goes into the food and beverage, so whether you're a tea connoisseur or enjoy fine French cuisine, prefer a stir fry or handmade pizza combined with premium drinks and cocktails, you'll find your tastes satisfied.

The Sofitel is one of the larger Heathrow hotels, so there's lots of room to cram in loads of amenities that will help make your stay that bit more pleasurable. On the ground floor is Avenue Sofitel, where you can find gift shops, fashion, jewellery and perfume vendors, and don't forget Terminal 5 is just a short walk away, so there are plenty more shopping opportunities there.

The spa and the relaxation room are open from 9am until 9pm daily for an extra fee. You can also book a relaxing treatment or apply the finishing touches with a manicure of pedicure.

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There are so many relaxing ways to begin your holiday early, you won't know where to start. On the morning of your flight, you won't find all that stress undone by a hectic transfer as a short stroll to the terminal is all that's on the cards. If you're travelling to the airport by car, book a park and fly Heathrow hotel package for the ultimate convenience.

We recommend the Sofitel London Heathrow for:

Park and fly - Combine your airport parking with your overnight hotel stay in one simple booking.

Convenience - With a Sofitel, there's nowhere to get a closer or more convenient stay at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Things to do - The hotel is packed with amazing top notch facilities that will enhance your stay no end.

Comfort - Whatever room you're staying in at the Sofitel, comfort is of the highest order.

  • Enjoy 5* luxury at the closest hotel to Terminal 5
  • Two tempting restaurants, a modern bar and afternoon tea
  • Spacious, comfy rooms
  • Free 24-hour gym and spa access for a bit extra

The Sofitel is the only hotel with direct access to Terminal 5 – it's just a 5-minute stroll through a covered walkway. With award-winning dining, a sleek bar and even a spa, this is the 5* luxury experience at Heathrow. Free wifi and 24-hour gym access is included.

Getting to the airport

The Sofitel is the closest hotel to Terminal 5. It's connected to the terminal by a covered walkway, which takes just 5 minutes. If you're flying from Terminal 2, 3 or 4, you can catch the free Heathrow Express or Elizabeth Line train from Terminal 5.

Travelling by train? The nearest station is Heathrow T5 on the Heathrow Express.

The postcode for satnavs and a link for what3words will be in your booking confirmation to make your journey easier.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 12 noon.


Overnight parking at the hotel is £40 if you need it.

Or, if you need parking for the whole time you're away, take a look at our hotel with parking packages instead.


Rooms are calm and cosy thanks to warm lighting, top-quality beds and soundproofing, so you can expect a great night's sleep. And yes, there's that added splash of Sofitel luxury too.

Rooms include:

  • TV
  • 24-hour room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Bath and separate walk-in shower
  • Balmain toiletries
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer

Family rooms have a double bed and a sofa bed.


Wifi is free throughout the hotel.


The hotel is accessible and has:

  • Accessible parking bays
  • Hearing loops
  • Ramps
  • Lifts
  • Service dogs are welcome

The hotel has accessible rooms which include:

  • Emergency cords
  • Walk-in shower with seat
  • Lowered sink and toilet
  • Grab bars

If you need an accessible room you can request one when you book.

Restaurants & bars

Hungry? You're in luck as there are four excellent places for you to grab a bite to eat, whether the perfect start to your holiday involves fancy French dining, afternoon tea or a classic burger.

There are plenty of options that are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, let the restaurant team know and they'll be happy to help.

Vivre Restaurant – 5.30pm to 10.30pm

Thanks to the atmospheric open kitchen at Vivre you can see the chefs whipping up delicious international cuisine from the comfort of your table. They serve a great mix of classics to suit anyone, whether you're after a burger, curry, or something a bit different.

Bringing the kids? There's a separate children's menu with tasty meals like pizza, chicken nuggets and pasta for around £10 a dish.

La Belle Époque – Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm

This 3 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant combines the very best of French and British cuisine in relaxing and stylish surroundings. Whether the braised ox cheeks, duck liver parfait or cheeseboard take your fancy, it's sure to be a meal to remember.

The wine list is pretty exceptional. You'll find Champagne, reds, whites and rosés by the glass, and plenty of fine wines by the bottle if you want to try something really special.

Sphere Bar – 6pm to 12 midnight

Unwind in the sleek, modern Sphere Bar. Thanks to the striking Icelandic decor, cosy fireplace and big screens showing the sports, it's classy enough for a fancy cocktail and relaxed enough to grab a beer while watching the game.

If you're hungry you can enjoy a range of nibbles, small plates and mains like burgers and flatbreads in a chilled setting.

Tea 5 – 11am to 4.30pm

The relaxed, open-plan Tea 5 have partnered with JING Tea to bring you just about any kind of tea you could ask for. Whether your cup of tea is rooibos, matcha or an Earl Grey recipe picked by Michelin-starred chefs, it'll go perfectly with a slice of cake, a spot of lunch or a scrumptious afternoon tea.

Lunch is served from 11am to 4.30pm, and you'll be spoilt for choice between the sandwiches, salads, pasta and pizza on offer. Afternoon tea is available 12 noon to 4.30pm and includes all the classics like scones, finger sandwiches and sweet treats. Goes perfectly with a cup of tea or glass of fizz – you're on holiday, after all.


Vivre Restaurant – 6am to 10.30am weekdays, 6am to 11am weekends

Expect a classic full English and continental buffet spread with all the usual favourites including bacon, sausage and pastries for £27 per person. Delicious a la carte options are available too – the waffles, pancakes and made-to-order omelettes are particularly delicious.

Tea 5 – 7am to 4.30pm

Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? Tea 5 serve up delicious pastries and cakes every day from 7am, which pair perfectly with one of their speciality teas.

Things to do

Break a sweat in the 24-hour free gym. Or you can pay a bit extra to relax in the spa, sauna and steam room.

There's also a couple of shops in reception selling tasty sweets and luxury perfume for a little treat before you fly.

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Sofitel address

Terminal 5,
Heathrow Airport,

Sofitel Additional Information

Star rating
AddressTerminal 5,
Heathrow Airport,
BreakfastFull English and continental buffet
Breakfast timesWeekdays: 6am to 10.30am. Weekends: 6am to 11am.
Breakfast price£27
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel is accessible and has:
- Accessible parking bays
- Hearing loops
- Ramps
- Lifts
- Service dogs are welcome

The hotel has accessible rooms which include: - Emergency cords
- Walk-in shower with seat
- Lowered sink and toilet
- Grab bars
Room service
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV