Amazing deals at Europe's best airport hotel

Thursday, 14th April 2011

The Spa at the T5 SofitelThe Sofitel at Heathrow terminal 5 has been named the best airport hotel in Europe – and holidaymakers can stay there for less than £100 a night.

HolidayExtras.com is offering rooms at the five-star hotel for an incredible £94.80* at weekends throughout August.

The hotel, which is connected to terminal 5 by a covered walkway, picked up the best airport hotel in Europe award at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Copenhagen, and was also named third best airport hotel in the world.

The Sofitel has two restaurants, one with a menu designed by chef Albert Roux, a tearoom and 605 rooms.

Its crowning glory is its spa, where guests can have a massage or spend time in the Hydro pool, the sauna, the steam room or the 24-hour gym.

The nominations were based on a survey of more than 860,000 hotel guests. Hotels were judged on comfort, cleanliness, food and drink, service, location and transfers to and from the airport.

Edward Plaisted, from Skytrax, said: “This is another example where an airport hotel is delivering a top quality 5-star service that one could expect in a downtown or resort location.”

Holiday Extras’ head of commercial, Sean Hagger, said: “It’s no surprise to us that the Sofitel has won this award – it’s well deserved.

“£94.80 is just an amazing price for the Sofitel. If you’re flying from Heathrow in August, it’s so worth taking advantage of this offer. Not only is it actually cheaper than some of our four-star hotels, staying there is a fantastic experience.”

This is the first year that the awards have recognised airport hotels and the Sofitel was the only UK hotel in the top 10.

It was beaten to the title of best airport hotel in the world by the Regal Airport Hotel at Hong Kong International airport and the Crowne Plaza at Singapore Changi airport.

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Notes to editors:
The price quoted was searched in April 2011 – This offer is subject to availability and change.
To get the special price of £94.80, customers must book at least 15 days in advance of when they want to stay. Once a booking has been made at this special price, it cannot be changed in any way or cancelled.