(4 star hotel)
from the airport
Chauffeur-driven limousines or chauffeur-driven parking, anyway
If you need parking while youre on holiday, youve three options when you stay at the Heathrow Renaissance hotel. You can leave your car in the hotel car park, take it to the Long Stay car park at the airport, or book our Meet and Greet package, where your car is collected outside the terminal and parked for you.
The Renaissance car park has 700 spaces and is a safe place to leave your car - its protected by CCTV and patrolled 24 hours a day by security guards. All you have to do is park your car when you arrive at the hotel; you can then get the Heathrow Hoppa or a free London bus to any of the four terminals in the morning, and back again when you come back from holiday to pick up your car. London buses 111, 140 and 285 run from opposite the hotel to terminals 1 and 3 round the clock, about every 10 minutes during the day; from there you can get the free Heathrow Express to terminal 4 or 5. You might prefer the Hoppa, though, if youve lots of luggage, as it will pick you up outside the hotel entrance and has plenty of space for cases. Hoppa H2 runs to terminals 1 and 3 once at 4.23am, then every 15 minutes between 4.50am and 11.53pm; bus H54 runs to terminals 4 and 5 every 20 to 30 minutes between 4.50am and 11.36pm. 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 journey should only take about five to 10 minutes; but the quickest option of all will be a taxi; itll take no more than five minutes and will cost about £10, so is also cheaper than the Hoppa if there are more than two of you.
Long stay car park
If you prefer, you can leave your car in the airports own Long Stay car park at terminals 1 and 3. Like the hotels own car park, its very safe: it holds the Park Mark security award and is manned 24 hours a day, regularly patrolled, and protected by CCTV and a fence. Youll park at the hotel overnight, and drive your car to the car park in the morning; the car parks free shuttle bus will take you to and from terminals 1 and 3. Its a more time-consuming option, especially in the morning, but you do have a little bit of extra security.
Meet and Greet
The most convenient option and not necessarily the most expensive one, either is our Meet and Greet package, where your car is parked for you. You park at the hotel overnight and drive to the airport in the morning, where youre met by a driver from parking company Stress-Free. He or she will take your car to Stress-Frees secured car park for you while you make your way to check-in. When you return from holiday, just give Stress-Free a call and your car will be brought back to the terminal for you, so you can hop in and head straight home.
The closest hotel to terminals 1, 2 and 3 has some fantastic views of the runway from its renowned restaurant
You can check-in from 15:00 and check-out is by 12:00. Simply park at the hotel and head inside. You’ll appreciate the newly refurbished lobby and reception area, which gives this hotel a modern look, contrasting with the ‘70s exterior design.
As soon as you’re settled, you can take advantage of the health club, which offers facials and massages: a perfect way to start or end a long journey. If your way of relaxing is keeping fit, then you can use the fully equipped gym facilities 24 hours a day. Also available for guests are the sauna, steam room and solarium, which you can find in the health club.
Once you have worked up an appetite, head to the Restaurant Mediterranee and choose between the a la carte menu or the three course buffet. If you fancy something lighter, head to Duo Bar for a smaller, but still delicious menu of classic pub grub dishes. Stay in the bar to enjoy classic and signature cocktails and a range of lager, beers and wine.
When you get to your room, you’ll be pleased with the comfy beds, air con, luxury toiletries and triple-glazed windows. All of these ensure that being in the closest hotel to the airport does not mean you have to sacrifice your peaceful night’s sleep.
Before you set off, head back to where you had your delicious dinner and enjoy the inclusive Continental breakfast buffet, giving you a choice of cereals, porridge, cold cuts, cheeses and pastries. The usual hot brekkie you would expect is also available and is cooked to order.