I have a relative traveling via Heathrow and she needs to stay overnight near T5, where she'll be changing flights. I found out that the Sofitel is connected to the terminal and within walking distance for ~$280/night, but there are other options like the Travelodge T5 for a fraction of that cost.
My relative is an elderly lady who does not speak English. Would it be too confusing for her to get around the airport and try to catch the Hoppa bus or a cab to and from the Travelodge? Or should I just bite the bullet and book the Sofitel?
I would appreciate any advice, I have never been to Heathrow, nor do I know how hard it would be for a foreigner to find their way around. Thank you in advance!