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(3 star hotel)
1.4 miles
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8.6/10
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The Thistle Hotel, Heathrow: A plane-spotter's dream

Thistle Heathrow hotel, located near Terminal 5, is the perfect choice if you need a hotel close to the airport (and love plane spotting!). Overlooking the the Terminal 5 runway, the hotel is contemporary and comfortable, with free, unlimited wifi throughout, and staff that really go out of their way to welcome you. Another thing that's attractive about the Thistle is its location; most hotels are on the Heathrow 'strip' along the A4, making them ideal for transfers to either: Terminal 2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4, or Terminal 5 - but the Thistle is perfectly placed between all so no matter where you're flying from, you can reach any terminal in a matter of minutes.

Plane-lovers certainly won't want to miss out on dinner in the hotel's First Edition restaurant, which has a prime view of the runway ... and the menu's pretty good, too. 

If you're travelling to the airport by car, the Thistle is a great park and fly hotel. It has 600 spaces on site, so there's plenty of room to leave your car securely while you enjoy your holiday. Transfer links are good too: the Heathrow Hoppa pulls right up to the front door, or you can catch the free Heathrow bus from the street to terminal 5 or to Heathrow central for terminals 1, 3 and 4.

We recommend the Thistle Heathrow Hotel for:

Families: There are plenty of triple rooms, interconnecting rooms or family suites.

Parking: On-site parking is easy because transfers are available day and night from outside the hotel.

Dining: With a large glass-walled dining room and sun patio directly overlooking the airport, you can't beat the Thistle for spectacular views while you dine.

Check-in

You can check in from 2pm; you must check out by noon.

Address

Thistle Hotel London Heathrow,
Bath Road,
Longford,
West Drayton,
Middlesex,
UB7 0EQ,

  • Great-value 3* hotel
  • Close to Terminal 5
  • Great runway-view restaurant, bar and lounge

One of our top-booked hotels at Heathrow. Sleep less than 20 mins from check-in – ideal if you're flying from T5. Relax and watch the planes take off as the restaurant and bar both have runway views.

Getting to the airport

The hotel can arrange a taxi to take you to the terminal. A taxi costs £12-20 and takes 10-20 minutes depending on which terminal you're flying from.

Alternatively, the Heathrow Hoppa shuttle bus runs regularly during the airport's opening hours. Depending on the terminal you're flying from, you may need to catch the Hoppa and then the free Heathrow Express. Hoppa tickets cost £6 per person one way and £11 per person return. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.

Check in from 2pm, check out by 12 noon.

Parking

Overnight parking at the hotel is £12 if you need it and is first come first served. Directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.

If you need parking for the whole of your holiday search for hotel and parking with us.

Rooms

Rooms are simple and practical, ideal for an overnight stay. Although it's close to the airport, you wouldn't know with triple-glazed windows in every room.

Rooms include:

  • Free wifi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Tea and coffee
  • Iron and ironing board
  • En suite bathroom with shower and bath
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Triple and family rooms have a double and single bed, or three single beds. Those 16 and under are classed as children.

Wifi

Wifi is free throughout the hotel.

Accessibility

The car park has accessible bays at the hotel entrance and the ground floor of the hotel is accessible.

There are no lifts and no fully accessible rooms at the Thistle but there are ground floor rooms that can be reached by wheelchair users. However, the restaurant and bar are both on the first floor.

Restaurant

Runway View Restaurant – 5pm to 10pm

Watch the planes taking off on the Terminal 5 runway as you tuck into British and European cuisine.

Lobby Lounge – 12 noon to 5pm

The lounge serves food including wraps, paninis, sandwiches and pizza in a more relaxed environment.

Bar

Runway Bar and Terrace – 5pm to 10pm

The bar also overlooks the runway and has a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Breakfast

Runway View Restaurant – 6am to 10am weekdays, 6am to 10.30am weekends

It's a full English and continental buffet where you can eat as much as you like. Expect all the staple items, as well as omelettes made to order for £10.

Things to do

The 24-hour grab and go fridge in the Lobby Lounge has sandwiches, salads and bottled drinks.

Thistle T5 address

Bath Road,
Longford,
London,
UB7 0EQ

Thistle T5 Additional Information

Star rating
AddressBath Road,
Longford,
London,
UB7 0EQ
BreakfastFull English and continental buffet
Breakfast times6am to 10am weekdays, 6am to 10.30am weekends
Breakfast price£10
Disabled facilitiesThe car park has accessible bays at the hotel entrance and the ground floor of the hotel is accessible. There are no lifts and no fully accessible rooms at the Thistle but there are ground floor rooms that can be reached by wheelchair users. However, the restaurant and bar are both on the first floor.
Internet
Wi-Fi
Restaurant
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Kettle
Radio
Phone in room
TV
Satellite TV

Our customers rated Thistle Hotel Heathrow on average 9/10 (1611 reviews). Read Thistle Hotel Heathrow reviews.

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