If you're traveling through London and need a hotel room near Heathrow Airport, you can always book one of the chain hotels right at the airport, or even the Sofitel Heathrow which is connected to Terminal 5. But you might also consider making it a special afternoon by staying at a nearby luxury hotel in the English countryside. Here are some great Heathrow countryside airport hotels (conveniently shown on this Google map).
Coworth Park is a member of Virtuoso, and we can get you the following amenities:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- Complimentary one-way private airport transfers
Pennyhill Park (pictured above) is the recipient of 5-Red Stars, one of Britain's best hotels. Set in beautiful grounds, they have a two-Michelin star restaurant, as well as a brasserie for casual dining. Pennyhill Park is home to Europe's second largest spa. Rooms are spacious, and the bathrooms are a real feature of the hotel.
Great Fosters, dating from the 16th century, glows in historic splendor and was one of Queen Elizabeth I's hunting lodges. You can spend hours wandering the Tudor Gardens, and there are two terrific dining options. Guests booking Premier Executive rooms or higher receive complimentary airport transfers.
Cliveden is one of Britain's most famous stately homes, and the enchanting drive up to Cliveden is worth the price of admission. A scandalous affair here 50 years ago led to the fall of a Government, and since the days of Lady Astor, this has been a place to see and be seen. My clients can receive a guaranteed upgrade at booking and afternoon tea through my UK hotel guru!
The Runnymede-on-Thames offers value and location. The hotel sits right on the Thames in historic Runnymede where the Magna Carta was signed. Guests can enjoy a boat trip or simply stroll along the Thames and enjoy a pub nearby. Rates start under 200£ a night.
My clients receive complimentary breakfast at all five of these Heathrow countryside airport hotels.
Heathrow countryside airport hotels (search here on Google)
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