The five-star Sofitel at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is your obvious choice if you are flying with British Airways from T5 and need a hotel immediately before or after your flight. It is directly connected to the terminal, allowing you to be there in literally minutes.
The Sofitel knows it has a unique position, however, and prices accordingly. Luckily, Lastminute.com includes the Sofitel in its ‘Top Secret’ list of discounted but unnamed London hotels. This allows you to book the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 at a very attractive price.
You cannot link directly to ‘Top Secret’ pages for individual hotels. You should search for properties at Heathrow and look for the one described as:
Luxury Hotel offering unforgettable stays at Heathrow
When you click into the listing it should say:
With ease of access to the airport, whilst having great links to central London. You will be impressed by the modern, elegant bedrooms. Dine in either of the restaurants or bars, or relax in the comfort of your own room and order from the 24hr room service menu. For the more active there is a fully equipped state of the art gym. The hotel offers the highest level of service, attending to your every need.
You need to trust us that this is the Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5!
Here is a typical pricing example:
Saturday 1st February via Lastminute.com for £109:
Saturday 1st February via accor.com for Accor Live Limitless members for £132:
That is a saving of £23.
When you remember that taking the dedicated Hotel Hoppa bus to any other hotel at Heathrow will cost £5.50 per person each way, and that few other hotels at Heathrow are as nice, the Sofitel via this deal is usually a no-brainer if you are flying out of Terminal 5.
The only snag is that this offer is not available every night. Weekends are generally OK but you may struggle during the week.
It is very unlikely that your Accor Live Limitless status benefits will be recognised if you are an elite member who stays on the Lastminute.com Top Secret Hotels rate. This may impact your willingness to book depending on what benefits you are giving up and how much you will be saving. You definitely won’t earn Accor points either.
If you want to find out more about the Sofitel before you book, the Accor website for it is here.
Accor Live Limitless update – September 2021:
Earn bonus Accor points: Accor Live Limitless is not currently running a global promotion
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