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Heathrow Hotel Ibis Styles Review

The Ibis Styles is a tidy little hotel, for Heathrow airport. The rooms are clean and spacious. I got a really good price. Parking is available too.

I had a short overnight stay, before my 8am flight from Heathrow Terminal 5. The hotel was absolutely perfect for the job!

For early morning flights, I like an airport hotel. Getting my entire family out of the house is difficult enough. Trying to do it at 4am is much harder!

I find it much easier to get my family out of a hotel. Especially one close to the airport.

What I liked

  • I paid £66 for a family room
  • Lovely view of Heathrow Airport from the room
  • Room was on the top floor
  • Large and spacious room

What could be improved

  • Slow wi-fi

The Location

The Heathrow Hotel Ibis Styles is located on Bath Road, which runs parallel to Heathrow Airport. Bath Road is hotel central! Nearly all Heathrow hotels are on this road.

The exception are the hotels that are directly connected to the Terminals. The Sofitel is connected to Heathrow Terminal 5. The Hilton Garden Inn is next to Terminal 2. The Holiday Inn Express is 5 minutes walk from Terminal 4.

If you stay at the Ibis Styles, you definitely can’t walk to the airport! Google Maps says that you’re 3 miles from Terminal 5. You’ll need to take a taxi or a bus.

As I was travelling with my family, taking a bus was out of the question. Indeed, I didn’t see anyone at the hotel take the bus.

I booked a 5.30am taxi to Heathrow Terminal 5. I paid £30 for the 20 minute journey.

The Hotel

I paid £66 for a family room. This was a fabulous deal. I was staying with my wife and two kids.

I left my car at the hotel for 10 nights and they charged £120. Which is a pretty good price. Just note that the car park is 1st come, 1st serve. So you run a risk of the car park being full.

Ibis is a 3*/4* brand. This hotel is definitely in that bracket. There was a small lobby downstairs with bar/restaurant. In terms of facilities, that’s about it. I didn’t see a fitness centre.

It’s exactly what you expect from a mid-range airport hotel! You can stay in a clean room, get a beer and some sleep. Then you can travel to the airport.

In terms of decoration, the Heathrow Hotel Ibis Styles was fresh and modern. The rooms and restaurant were colourful. Similar to the Holiday inn Express Hotels I’ve stayed at.

If you’re interested in budget hotels. I wrote an excellent article on Best Western Hotels in London. Best Western offer great values hotels in terrific locations. I cover each of their hotels in London. What attractions are close by. How much you should pay. 

The Room

The room was really impressive. I didn’t have high expectations. I’ve stayed at a lot of budget airport hotels over the years. I’m amazed at how many rooms are crammed into a tiny space!

The room at the Heathrow Hotel Ibis Styles was surprisingly spacious. We were given a room on the 4th floor, which was the highest floor at the hotel.

There was a small window. It had a terrific view overlooking the Heathrow runway. Given that I don’t hold any status with Accor (who run the Ibis brand), I was impressed. It’s probably one of the best rooms at the hotel.

The room had a large double bed and a separate sofa bed. My wife and my daughter slept on the double bed. I slept on the sofa bed. My son slept in his cot.

The sofa bed wasn’t the most comfortable. However, it was fine for the 5 hours that I was horizontal.

The bathroom was modern with a shower. There were also basic tea and coffee facilities. No coffee machine.


I was really happy with my layover at the Heathrow Hotel Ibis Styles. I got a spacious room for a great price. I can definitely recommend the hotel.

In theory, I would happily stay here again. In practise, I surely won’t stay here again. I have a compulsive desire to stay at new hotels, and write more reviews for this site!

The Sofitel is the only hotel that is connected to Heathrow Terminal 5. I stayed at the hotel and was impressed. Review here. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the departures hall. The décor is super modern.

Plaza Premium have a lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4. Review here. Pretty good it is too. It’s a large space with floor to ceiling windows. There’s a buffet with hot dishes and a separate cook to order menu.

Gulf Air also have a lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4. Review here. That review contains a spectacular photo of a Gulf Air Dreamliner. That photo is reason enough to check out the review! The lounge itself has a lovely bar in the centre.



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