(3 star hotel)
from the airport
Parking that exceeds expectations
The hotels car park out front initially appears small, but if you follow it around the side to the back, there are plenty of spaces, including some under cover. The car park is protected by an entry and exit barrier and a high fence with barbed wire.
If you've booked parking through Holiday Extras, even if it is not at the Holiday Inn Express T5, you will not have to pay to leave your car at the hotel overnight. However, if you have only booked a room, with no parking, but you still require overnight parking at the hotel, then it will cost you £10.
Getting to the airport
Heathrow Hoppa bus H5 runs between the hotel and terminals 1, 3 and 5. It runs to terminals 1 and 3 every half hour between 4am and 11pm, and to terminal 5 every half hour between 4.50am and 11.50pm. The Hoppa doesn't run to terminal 4, but your ticket will provide free travel from terminal 5 to terminal 4 on buses H51, H53, H54 or H56.
Tickets cost £4 single or £7 return if you buy them in advance, but £4.50 single and £8 return if you buy them from the driver. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with an adult.
The Holiday Inn Express T5 is a stylish, convenient and affordable hotel. There's even an elegant Italian restaurant with a stone-bake pizza oven.
If you're looking for a convenient and stylish start to your holiday, that won't break the bank, Holiday Inn Express T5 is the ideal option. It has lots of brilliant extras like an elegant Italian restaurant with a stone-bake pizza oven and Costa coffee served at the bar - you wouldn't guess it's only a 3-star hotel.
Check-in is from 14:00. You'll be well looked after from the time you arrive to the time you leave.
The Great Room serves light snacks in an informal atmosphere, if you're looking to fill a small hole. You'll find sandwiches, salads, pizzas and lots of sides, 24 hours a day.
When dinner time calls, Tratts Italian restaurant is not to be missed. From delicious, fresh breads to pizzas baked in the stone-bake oven, the food in Tratts is sure to impress. You can even enjoy pizza from the comfort of your own room with the takeaway service. It may be an Italian restaurant, but you can enjoy steaks, pastas, salads and fish - to name a few. Tratts is open daily from 18:00 to 22:00.
Chill out with a glass of wine in the hotel's bar - it serves all of your favourite beers, wines and spirits.
Bedrooms are modern, spacious and comfortable. They all have private bathrooms, blackout curtains, flatscreen TVs, double glazing, temperature control and all you need to make tea and coffee.
Tuck into the free breakfast in the morning. There are delicious English and Continental items which will set you up for a day of travelling.
Transfers to the airport are by Heathrow Hoppa. It runs to terminal 5 every 30 minutes from 04:20 to 23:50 and takes about 15 minutes. If you need terminals 1, 2, 3 or 4, take the Hoppa to terminal 5 and catch a free bus to the other terminals. Tickets bought in advance cost £4.50 per person one way and £8 return.
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