Holiday Inn Shepperton near Heathrow Airport
From the moment you walk through the door of the Holiday Inn London Shepperton, you'll notice this hotel is as family-friendly as it is luxurious. It's an AA-approved four-star hotel set in 11 acres of grounds - with a children's activity table at check-in so they don't get bored. Kids under 14 eat free in the restaurant, which has a children's menu; they're welcome in the leisure club and the CBeebies TV channel is available in all the rooms. Though we're not saying kids' TV appeals exclusively to children ...
Hotel Address Felix Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8NP,
Directions to Hotel Leave the M25 at junction 12 and join the M3.
Leave the M3 at junction 1 and take the sixth exit off the roundabout, signposted Lower Sunbury and local traffic.
Follow Green Street, taking the right hand turning when the road forks, until you come to a T-junction. Turn right into Thames Street, which becomes Fordbridge Road.
After about a mile and a half turn left into Felix Lane. The hotel is just past the marina.
Hotel Facilities a restaurant, a bar and lounge, a laundry, a same-day dry cleaning service, currency exchange and a safety deposit box at reception.
Wireless internet access is available in the bedrooms, the public areas and the business centre. The cost is Â£5 for an hour or Â£10 for 24 hours.
Secretarial services are available in the business centre, which is staffed from 9am to 5pm. You can book a hire car or use the photocopier, the printer, the fax and the courier service.
Room Facilities Rooms at the Holiday Inn Shepperton have air conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, a hairdryer, an iron and an ironing board, satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, a desk, a phone with voicemail, a sofa bed, a trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. You also get a newspaper of your choice.
Family rooms are available. All bedrooms have the CBeebies TV channel.
Leisure Facilities The Club Moativation health and fitness centre has an indoor pool, a spa, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness studio where you can take classes, a fully-equipped gym and a solarium. There is also a beauty salon. Beauty treatments must be booked in advance.
Club Moativation is open from 6.30am to 10pm on weekdays and 7.30am to 9.30pm at weekends. Children are allowed in the club from 8am to 7pm.
Restaurant Details Dishes from around the world are on the menu in the Regatta Restaurant, which has an a la carte menu every day, plus a carvery on selected evenings.
Choose from meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, curries, grills and salads. How about crab cakes to start, followed by steak with chips and salad, with sticky toffee pudding to finish? Sunday roasts are also available, with prices starting from Â£9.95.
Lunch is served from noon to 2pm and dinner is served from 7pm to 9.45pm every day.
Children aged 13 and under eat free, including at breakfast, as long as they are eating with their parents. There is a children's menu and high chairs are available.
The Regatta Bar serves light meals and snacks from noon until 11pm. The bar has a plasma TV to show sporting events.
Disabled Facilities The hotel has two accessible rooms designed for disabled guests. These are available on request.
The hotel also has ramps outside the front and back entrances and disabled parking spaces. The restaurant and bar are on the ground floor and the doors are wide enough to allow wheelchair users through without difficulty.
Transfer Information Transfers are not included in the price, but the hotel will be happy to book you a taxi, which will cost Â£7.50 per person each way. This is payable to the hotel.
To get back from the airport to the hotel, you should call a taxi using the number given to you by the hotel. Other taxi firms will charge you more.