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Layovers | The hotel

A London hotel designed for short-term tranquility

For travelers facing early morning departures, late evening arrivals, or long layovers, the Sofitel London Heathrow, located right at the airport, is the perfect place to relax and de-stress. Rooms can be booked for overnight stays or for day stays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Alternatively, weary travelers can while away a few hours at one of the hotel’s inviting public restaurants or lounges. For example, during late mornings and early afternoons, the hotel’s 90-seat Sphere Bar is a tranquil place to read, catch up on e-mail (free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel), or to rest on one of the comfortable couches or high-backed leather chairs.

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