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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow

By Kach Umandap October 27th, 2016 Posted in Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 10 Comments

In general, a lot of people are not fond of booking in airport hotels in London Heathrow. They have a lot of misconceptions. They think that it is too expensive and that you can’t do so much in the vicinity.

They are wrong!

If you are on a holiday, I think you would be missing a lot if you decided not to stay in an airport hotel in London Heathrow. We’ve been traveling for years now and from our experience, I would say that it is efficient and practical to book in an airport hotel most especially in London Heathrow. This is the best idea before you kick off your holiday adventure. Let me share with you 5 reasons why.

1. Cheaper train rides

If you choose hotels which are farther from the airport then it is to be expected that your transportation costs are to be higher. Instead of enjoying what London has to offer, you will allot more budget for train tickets. Not a good idea if you are on a holiday, right? Thus, choose airports near the hotel and you’d be surprised how much you will save for the entire trip.

2. Keeps you away from stress

Holidays are meant to be cheerful and fun, right? But you have to admit, it’s also the time where airports can get pretty rowdy! And yes, it can get stressful. When you book a hotel several minutes away from the airport, you would consider a lot of things. You would think of its exact location (for first – timers), you would request for shuttle service, or you would look for other means of transportation. In addition, the thought of having a lot of guests checking in the hotel might stress you even further. Not a good way to start the holiday! So again, choose the nearest possible options and save yourself from this brouhaha.

3. It saves time

I know this might sound cliché but, time is precious! It really is. If you will choose airport hotels, can you just imagine the time you would save from doing so? You can use it to bond with your family or friends or whoever you are traveling with.

4. You can enjoy a number of establishments

When your hotel is near the airport, it is expected that there are a number of establishments within the area. There should be malls, restaurants and bars to choose from. For sure, your holidays would be filled with so much activities given that you are staying in a ‘busy’ and ‘lively’ area.

5. You can relax instantly

And I have to say that this would be my absolute favorite reason. As I have said, airports, most especially during holidays, can get pretty stressful. All I would want to do is to just dive into my bed and relax. I just want to regain back the energy I lost! With airport hotels, you can do that in no time. And once you are ‘refreshed’, you are now ready to go around London and enjoy it as much as you can.

Monkey DividersSpeaking of airport hotels in London Heathrow, there’s one that I would include in our favorites. Have you heard about Mercure London Heathrow Hotel? If you haven’t, then this is the perfect post to give you an overview.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London HeathrowTo begin with, did you know that Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is just 10 minutes away from the airport? You got that right and I am not kidding! Jonathan and I stayed there and we tracked the time. And if that’s not good enough for you, let me tell you that it only costs 5GBP for a shuttle bus!

Wait, there’s more!

Its price is very competitive, starting from 49GBP per night. In fact, I would say that it is one of the most reasonable properties in the area. Still not convinced? Then read my short review of the hotel.

Check the room rates of the Mercure London Heathrow Hotel

own website | Booking.com | Agoda | Expedia | Tripadvisor

Monkey DividersThe Rooms and Suites at Mercure Heathrow

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London HeathrowMercure London Heathrow Hotel is perfect for travelers who fancy contemporary designs. They have 184 rooms including standard, superior and privilege rooms, interconnecting and family rooms. You get to enjoy basic facilities like flat screen TV, amazing bathroom, mini fridge, laptop safe, hairdryer, toiletries and coffee or tea making equipment.

The Breakfast and Dinner

They offer hot and cold breakfast every day starting at 6:30 AM.

Thinking of having some good food for the night? Then you can head to Borders Restaurant where you get to choose from a contemporary menu using the finest ingredients.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow

In addition, there’s a bar which showcases local and international beers and wines.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow

Other Facilities

  • Business Center  – Traveling for business? You don’t have to worry. Mercure London Heathrow Hotel has its own business center where you can easily send emails and prepare your presentation.
  • Meeting Rooms  – You don’t even have to look further if you want to have a meeting room. They have 5 meeting rooms which can house 200 guests. The guests can enjoy free Wi – fi as well.
  • Wedding Facilities- They also have the perfect backdrop for the wedding. Being honeymooners, I can’t help but reimagine our wedding here.
  • Video Game Area- And if you have kids, I’m pretty sure they won’t get bored with the video game area. Why don’t you bond with them a bit and play some games?


There is so much to do around Mercure London Heathrow Hotel. Again, you will never run out of choices. Travelers of all ages would have some activity for them to enjoy.

  • Theme Parks  – Take your family to Legoland, Thorpe Park or Chessington Park. Without a doubt, everyone will have a great time.
  • Botanical Garden – And how about seeing the greens? Perhaps, visiting the botanical garden wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
  • Shopping Centers- Prepare your shopping allowance because shopping areas are just few minutes away.

Summary and Tips

All I have to say is this, when in London, choose Mercure London Heathrow Hotel! It’s really one of the best options.

Monkey DividersNote: We stayed as guests at Mercure London Heathrow Hotel. All opinions are my own.

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10 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday From an Airport Hotel in London Heathrow

  1. wow the hotel looks fabulous !!These are definitely unique and ones that I’ll be sure to check out. If some one plane to visit Boston England Tourism visit

  2. I love when hotels are close to shopping centers. It makes it easier to scope out local places. Having Legoland close by is also a plus! Great for our boys!

  3. This is such great advice! Luckily I don’t have to do this as my Family is in London but for those who are not originally from the area it’s such a great idea!

  4. I’ve never even thought about staying in a hotel near the airport before going on holiday, and now I’m asking myself why! It’s sounds so beneficial ☺️

  5. I have never stayed in a airport hotel but, I suppose some of your tis are very valid. There are definitely a different among of people staying there. I will keep this thinking in mind they next time I’m traveling. Bottom line who doesn’t want to reduce stress while vacationing.

  6. I have plans to travel to London, so this article is right on time. What a reasonable price for this hotel! I’m shocked. And the hotel is totally my style. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Ola | JadoreLeDecor.com

  7. Wow, these suites sure look super comfortable, and like you said, it’s definitely the convenient option to choose when on a vacation 🙂

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.