Have a lengthy layover at London Heathrow? Feel well rested and get over your jet lag at Yotel London Heathrow!
It’s official: jet lag is the worst. You could have the most relaxing holiday in the world, but changing time zones and being confined to a tiny airplane chair can leave you feeling stressed and exhausted. I don’t know about you, but my mind and body gets completely confused. I’m finding it more difficult to get back into the swing of things when I return home, which can be tricky when I need to go right back to work.
Why not take advantage of an airport layover by getting some much needed sleep? If you’ve got a few hours at Heathrow Airport, I’ve found the best solution for jet lag. Book your stay at Yotel, the perfect London Heathrow layover hotel.
Yotel London Heathrow is conveniently located in Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport. Our plane from Colombo, Sri Lanka landed at around 8:00pm in Terminal 3. We took a shuttle train there easily and wandered up to Yotel on the upper level.
You can book your stay at Yotel by the hour at any time of day. No matter when your flights arrive or depart, Yotel will work with your schedule. Our flight happened to arrive at 8:00pm and we needed to check out by around 10:00am, so it ended up being the typical overnight stay. However, you can book by the hour and stay as long as you’d like (with a 4 hour minimum stay).
Here are the prices as listed on the website:
Standard Cabin – for 1 – Stay by day from £37.5 for 4 hours or more and overnight from £72
Premium Cabin – for 2 – Stay by day from £57 for 4 hours or more and overnight from £93
Premium Cabin – Triple – for up to 4 – Stay by day from £67 for 4 hours or more and overnight from £100
My fellow travel blogging friend, Lauren and I stayed in a premium triple cabin, which offered a little more space than a standard or premium cabin. In the room, there were bunk beds that could sleep three or four (although four would be pushing it). I recommend booking this cabin even if there are only two of you. It’s nice having a little bit of extra space.
There was a sliding glass door with a curtain that separated the bathroom from the sleeping/living space, although it’s really all in one room. The bathroom had a monsoon shower head, a sink, and a toilet. It was such a luxury to be able to have a shower on a layover stay. It really does make all the difference. I was able to wash the airplane grime off my body from the previous flight and feel like a whole new person again.
There was a small table that folded down from the wall, and a flatscreen TV above that. We charged all of our devices, had a snack, and watched some TV to unwind. It was well worth having our own space away from everyone else in the airport where we could be truly comfortable. It’s a huge upgrade over sitting in the airport terminal, waiting for the clock to tick down to board the next plane.
If you have lots of luggage (thankfully, ours was being checked right through to Toronto), you can easily store these underneath the bed.
The folks at Yotel make your Heathrow airport layover hotel stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
First of all, stay connected with Yotel. There’s complimentary wireless Internet for all guests, and there are Internet kiosks near Mission Control (their adorable name for the front reception area).
At Mission Control, you can always pick up a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. They also provide you with ear plugs, free bottles of water, and apples in your cabin. For an extra cost, you can purchase other food and drinks from their menu:
There weren’t many vegan items on the menu, so I didn’t end up eating any food there. Next door to Yotel, there was a restaurant where I ordered a plate of pasta with tomato sauce that hit the spot. If you are looking for vegan menu items, I’d inquire into the Singapore Noodles or perhaps some crisps as a snack.
Would I recommend staying at Yotel as a Heathrow layover hotel? Absolutely! Even if you only have a few hours, it truly makes all the difference to have a nap in a comfortable bed with all the amenities you need for a short stay. After a long flight from Colombo to London, it was such a luxurious experience to shower and sleep before my next flight.
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Disclaimer: We were provided with a complimentary stay in exchange for our review. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own. I would love to stay here again and I highly recommend it to our readers!