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Aerotel is open in Heathrow Terminal 3 – 18 months late!

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Back in April 2018 (2018, not 2019), Anika had agreed to try out the new Aerotel London Heathrow hotel in London Heathrow Terminal 3.  Bookings had been taken for some time and the opening date was near.

The opening was suddenly postponed, even though the signs were already up in Terminal 3.  This is not unusual with new hotels and I didn’t think too much of it.

And then …. nothing.  There has been radio silence for the last 18 months.  The hotel was even removed from the Aerotel website.

Suddenly, with no fanfare at all, Aerotel London Heathrow is open.  Even now, we have not been officially notified but it is bookable.

Aerotel London Heathrow

Aerotel is owned by Plaza Premium, which runs a number of excellent airport lounges at Heathrow.  The Terminal 2 lounge – reviewed here – is often voted the best independent airport lounge in the world, and the lounges in Terminal 5 (airside), Terminal 4 (airside and landside) and Terminal 2 (landside) are also very good.  The only odd one is the Terminal 3 arrivals lounge, which is the old Delta facility and is in need of an upgrade.

This is not the first Aerotel hotel.  They are also available in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Cebu, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Rio and Singapore.

Aerotel London Heathrow is not your normal airport hotel:

Firstly, the rooms are VERY small:

A ‘Solo Plus’ room is 10 square metres (which amazingly includes an en-suite bathroom) and contains a single bed

A ‘Double Plus’ room is 14 square metres and contains a double bed

There are also ‘Family Rooms’, looking at the website, but I couldn’t get one to appear for booking.

Secondly, it charges by the hour.  The minimum stay is six hours and the maximum stay is 24 hours.

Thirdly, it is literally in the airport.  It isn’t attached to Terminal 3 – it is IN Terminal 3, in the Arrivals hall.  You don’t need to walk out of the door.  It makes my five minute walk to the Premier Inn in Terminal 4 the other week look like hard work!

Aerotel London Heathrow has a ‘library lounge’, which also serves food, so you have somewhere to go if you don’t want to spend all of your time in your miniature room!

At 3pm yesterday, it wanted $99 for a six hour stay in a single room and $123 for a six hour stay in a double room (the website defaults to $ pricing).

Here is a solo room – click to enlarge:

Aerotel London Heathrow

…. and a double room:

Aerotel London Heathrow

…. and the ‘library lounge’:

Aerotel London Heathrow

You can find out more about Aerotel London Heathrow on this page of the Aerotel website.

We are hoping to take a look at it during October so keep an eye out for our review.

As an opening offer, you can save 30% on stays of 12+ hours until 31st December 2019 when you use promo code LHRAER30.

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Comments

  1. “click here to enlarge” LOL #ifonly

  2. Recently stayed at the yotel air in Singapore due to early flight. On paper room was very small but the interior design made it work for two people. Recommend.

  3. As I stayed at Staybridge Suites LHR last night I decided to check out the price for Aerotel for a similar length stay (1730-0830).
    They wanted £159 for a double.
    You can change the currency with a simple click on the drop-down at the top of the price page.
    I’m happier with the stay we had for 10k points.

    • Agreed. The Aerotel seems expensive for what it is. It is more expensive than the HGI T2 for an upcoming stay of mine, even with 30% off.

  4. Where’s our ‘EE prostitutes’ friend when we need him. This hotel should do a roaring trade.

  5. Yep checked for a Feb stay I need, quite a bit more expensive that the HGI reservation I booked a while back (though I noticed their pricing has got pretty punchy already)

    Their core market will be early mornings and day time layovers so they might not be so worried about being completely full overnight

  6. guesswho2000 says:

    Seems reasonable pricing for 6h, along the lines of the Transit hotels at SIN (SG$120 for 6h) or only slightly more than a dayroom at Hilton PEK (CNY580).

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