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Here’s what a hotel quarantine package looks like

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The Novotel Heathrow on Bath Road has launched a special quarantine deal!

The date for the start of hotel quarantine for arrivals from ‘red list’ countries is not yet public. Some people are already subject to a 10-day quarantine (or five days with ‘test to release’) however, and arrivals who do not have a permanent UK address are currently the target of this offer.

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As you can see, a 10-night package of room, breakfast and inclusive PCR test is £670. I’m not sure why it needs to include a test on the 10-night package as you would be free to leave at that point irrespective.

There is a cheaper 5-night package with a PCR test for £375. This is aimed at people who qualify for ‘test to release’.

You can add lunch and dinner for an extra £10 and £15 per day respectively. It is not clear what your options are if you don’t do this, although I imagine food deliveries are allowed.

The hotel website is here although the quarantine package may need booking directly.


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Comments (40)

  • Paul says:

    Re the PCR test with the hotel stay – if they follow the Australian system, they will likely require a negative test before being released from the hotel

  • Bs says:

    I would be careful about getting a test if you don’t actually need it (and aren’t symptomatic). It’s possible you will pick up old non-viable virus (if you did catch it on your travels), but the positive result will mean you have to do a further 10 days quarantine.
    Please do get a test if you have symptoms.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      sort of agree but if you’ve just taken a pre flight PCR and its negative its possible your new positive is real

  • Andrew says:

    Hi Rob. Sadly the “ Three months of the FT (six days per week) for £50, reduced to £25” offer is not available outside the FT delivery area (the voucher alternative is not possible)

  • John says:

    That Novotel is poorly managed. It was okay when they opened but went downhill quickly. No status recognition as ALL Platinum, constantly long queues at the tiny check-in counter etc.

    I’m not staying there anymore. Not sure how much choice you have when it comes to quarantine hotels, but for normal stays, there are superior options at LHR.

  • Alastair says:

    Marvellous!

  • Mike says:

    Do you know if will I be awarded nights credit (and points?) in hotels’ frequent travellers programmes for such quarantine stays? I imagine Marriott / Hilton might also offer such packages in the future.

    • Rob says:

      I assume it depends on whether the Government takes over the hotel (and is therefore effectively taking your money, not the hotel) or whether the Government expects you to check into a standard hotel and just keep your head down. Probably the latter!

  • Dominic says:

    A shame that the FT offer wasn’t publicised a week ago; probably the best use (imo) was the Digital subscription for £129 for one year.

    Expensive “just for website access”, but quality journalism and a lot cheaper than the standard rate!

  • Nathan says:

    +1 vote for the FT Weekend deal. Picked it up speculatively a while back. The quarterly subscription then timed with previous offer 👍. It’s now the only newspaper I will read.
    Perfectly happy keeping it after I ditched the amex plat.

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