I will have a 12 hour layover at Heathrow on Jan 2, 2017 and was wondering if I can reserve a cabin AFTER i arrive? Or do I necessarily have to reserve prior to my arrival? Not sure if my visa will allow me to enter UK landside, hence unwilling to reserve ahead.
As we are located landside you indeed need a valid visa to enter the UK.
We do recommend to book ahead as we are very busy (we only have thirty two cabins), especially if you are to stay overnight or you want a Premium cabin for a day-let reservation (only 10 of those are available).
We would suggest you check with the UK consulate in Athens to see if your visa allows you entry to the country. This should remove any doubt and you will be in a better position to make a call whether or not to reserve in advance a cabin.
Have a safe trip and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming you in a few days' time.
General Manager - London Heathrow
Wanted to post an update: I was able to enter landside at Heathrow. However YotelAir was fully booked, so reserved a room with Premier Inn. It was the same room rate as Yotel (£73) for a double bed room and was 5 minute walk through a tunnel from Terminal 4.
I would do it before to guarantee. They book up fast and you might not get a roo.
I had a 16 hour layover and booked it when I arrived. They had room for me. It's always nice to book ahead however I understand your situation. Call ahead and ask! can't hurt to ask
Thanks for the reply Debbie! The landslde part is the tricky thing for me. Just don't want to waste money incase my visa does not allow me entry to UK. I will have a valid US visa and my flight will be a stopover from Athens to US. So hopefully it will work but again, not sure.
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