Premier Inn in Heathrow, London

We stayed at the Premier Inn in Heathrow, London. This is what we thought:

Premier Inn are a chain of hotels throughout the UK. We stayed in their London Heathrow hotel for a night during the volcanic ash crisis when we didn’t know if we were flying or not and needed to be near the airport.

We had requested a family room when booking but upon checking in were put in a standard double room (although there was a travel cot already set up in there for us.) A quick trip back to reception and the problem was sorted out and the travel cot moved to our new room.

The room was clean and had everything we needed although was a bit on the squishy side once the pull out trundle bed was pulled out and a travel cot in there. (All family rooms have a double bed and 2 pull out beds underneath although there wouldn’t be a lot of room left to walk around with the 2 beds pulled out.)

The bathroom had a bathtub and was clean. The room wasn’t too much of a hazard for kids, the odd table corner at head height and a heater / radiator that the baby wanted to play with but nothing that couldn’t be easily solved.

We stayed at the Premier Inn in Heathrow, London. This is what we thought; Premier Inn guarantees a good night’s sleep or your money back, I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since my son was born but I don’t think that’s what they were referring to? The hotel was nice and quiet despite being directly under the flight path of one of the world’s busiest airports.

The hotel is a bit of a hike away from anything, there aren’t really any shops within walking distance (other than a petrol station) so if you need supplies, stock up before checking in.

There is a restaurant on site but room service is not offered. If you are travelling with kids they will kindly let you phone and order your meals and then collect the tray and eat in your room. The meals were good with a range of meal deals available. Breakfast is a buffet with an abundance of choice.

You can get great deals on Premier Inn rooms if you book well in advance but for booking last minute they are not cheap. Kids under 16 stay free and when an accompanying adult pays for breakfast the kids get free breakfast too.

A decent choice for a hotel near Heathrow airport and great value if you are travelling with teenagers as most hotels charge for kids over 12!