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The Way To Find A Short Time Holiday.
Unless you have an indefinite purpose of living right next to the entrance of an airport. One of the biggest downsides of going on holiday is catching a flight at an hour of the day. While driving half asleep at 4.00 am, with a nagging doubt you forgot something may be holidaymaker’s idea of fun–for most. It sounds a poor way to start your holiday. But, help is at hand as Airport Hotels. Can spend a relaxed evening–and even afford an extra hour or two in bed before leaving.
Airport hotels may not enjoy the best of reputations. In many people’s mind, they ranked alongside train station. Pubs–filled with chain-smoking businessmen in cheap suits. But, a convincing discussion to avoid train station bars (you pay off to get in the bathroom for beginners). Airport hotels are a long way from their cheap and not-so-cheerful roots. These days the savvy traveler can pick up a great value at excellent hotel accommodation in their airport of departure.
One hotel that fits this bill is the 4-star Arora International Hotel near Gatwick (http://www.gatwickairport.com). Situated a mere 8 minutes from the airport, the hotel boasts a health club, with art facilities including a gym, jacuzzi, steam room and solarium. The quality of service and dining is high with two bars, a deli and brassiere restaurant for those wishing to sample the culinary delights of this award-winning hotel. For those using the hotel before they catch a flight, every convenience with an Avis car rental desk within the hotel and an adjoining train station going to Gatwick.
Another big pleasure of staying at airport hotels is many lets you use their car park facilities–at often reasonable rates. The Cottons Hotel and Spa near Manchester International Airport offer excellent deals on up to 15 days parking for guests of their hotel. The hotel itself is 4-star and comes equipped with pool, color therapy sauna, steam room, gym, tennis courts, and spa. While you may confuse over what a color therapy sauna is, you must agree it sounds enticing and beats crawling through Manchester traffic to catch an early morning flight.
If you want to banish your negative image from airport hotels. Then you shouldn’t go much further than the revitalized Sheraton Skyline near Heathrow (http://www.heathrowairport.com). Stunning the Al dente Ristorante is the ultimate experience of fine dining cuisine where Marco Di Tullio’s menus combine tradition, creativity, and flavors based on perfect cooking techniques and obsessive research of the best market and imported products available in the UK. In the past airport hotels may mean chicken in a basket–at the Skyline, this dish is much confined to memory.
Overall, airport hotels have changed over the past ten years and are no longer the realm of the odor challenged. However, it still recommended that the world of train station pubs is avoided unless on the lookout for recreational drugs – or at the very least have a 50p coin to get into the toilet.