The Spa, Sofitel Heathrow ~ REVIEW 2017

Sofitel London Heathrow. The Sofitel London Heathrow is an award winning luxurious Hotel located in the heart of the world’s busiest airport London Heathrow. What it offers is luxury and a magnificent haven to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport’s never ending grind.

Hotel Facilities. As the only 5 star Hotel in Heathrow, it offers an array of fine dining with its superb 3 restaurants and 2 bars. To get to The Spa I had to walk through the hotel which has tastefully modern decor with an eye catching fountain.


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My beauty treatment experience ~ I chose the ESPA Personalised Massage

On arrival I was met with happy smiles, the Spa manager a kind helpful lady called Shamilah was at the reception and she immediately offered me a refreshment with the spa menu I had requested.

She took me round for a brief tour before I made up my mind about the treatment I was going to have. She also showed me the designated ladies changing room and offered me a new bath robe and slippers.

I did not feel rushed or unwelcome and that helped me feel at ease and take in the ambience.

The Spa has a stunning Vitality pool, a sauna, steam room and a Hydro Suite.

With a total of 5 treatment rooms plus a relaxation room, the spa did not feel overcrowded. I had enough time to relax in the vitality pool and have a brief session in the steam room before I went for my personalised massage. I was introduced to my beauty therapist a lady called Mary who was not only friendly but very informative about her experience in beauty treatments (I managed to establish that she had previously worked in other 5 star hotels in Santorini). I was in a jovial chatty mood and she did not seem put off. She answered all my questions about the lovely ESPA products and treatments on offer. She then proceeded to give me what I can only describe as the perfect personalised massage. Tailor made to my specifications, applying the right amount of pressure at the right time. By the time she was done I was feeling refreshed and relaxed… too relaxed I almost fell asleep (no time to sleep, someone needs to do the review).

DC Best Spa Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

The staff, service and products definitely deserve 5/5 stars.

A few recommendations would be on improving the Spa Menu/Brochure. The Spa would benefit from having a beautifully designed menu both online and physically at the Spa to advertise all the lovely treatments and products on hand (The Hotel’s restaurant menus are brilliantly designed, The Spa should follow suit).

A 5 star Hotel deserves a 5 star menu to represent it.

Verdict. Sofitel London Heathrow is ~ The perfect Hotel to be in pre-flight, post-flight or whenever you are in the neighbourhood .

Sofitel is not only the most luxurious Hotel in Heathrow but also the most convenient as it’s perfectly adjoined to Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. The magnificent Spa and Hotel facilities ensure you can relax and put your body and mind at ease. The Hotel is connected to Heathrow Terminal 5 via a walkway to other terminals via free transfers between terminals. Superb transport links including the Heathrow Express rail service, taking you to Central London in 21 minutes. There’s no excuse for not making Sofitel Heathrow your 1st choice the next time you are in the neighbourhood.