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Thistle East Midlands Airport

4.0 of 5 East Midlands International Airport, Castle Donington DE74 2SH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Having flown from East Midlands many times, and always very early AM, the Thistle, provides a great service for park and fly at a reasonable cost and less than 10 minutes gently walk to the departures and less for the arrivals, they are always accommodating, and able to meet the early/late checkouts required as you would expect, this time we... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is so convenient for the airport. We've normally opted for more budget hotels but got a bit tired of dragging the bags to the airport, so we got a deal from the Thistle website and the overall price was comparable! We got Bed Breakfast and a bottle of wine for 69 GPB and they even left a small... More 

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lincolnshire united kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with 8 days parking on the 28th January really nice hotel very welcoming and just a ten minute walk to the Departure Lounge. The rooms are comfortable enough for a one night stay but not sure i would want to stay any length of time.The advert says its a five minute walk to the departure... More 

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bottesford north lincolnshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ideal for overnight stay before flying from East Midland Airport, good value with parking , friendly staff who are all obliging, nothing to much trouble for them , comfortable rooms, and free wifi , lovely restaurant with a full menu of choice. Stayed here many times, the Thistle Hotel has never failed us.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Thistle Hotel for one night including 8 days parking for £80. The hotel is five minutes walking to the airport, seems longer when it's cold though. Parking was in their own car park, you put a voucher on windscreen, swopped for a token on return after holiday in order to get out of car park. Reception was... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay at the Thistle East Midlands as it's the only hotel that's walking distance to the terminal. We booked a very reasonable rate through Holiday Extras for one night in the hotel and parking. Upon arrival, we couldn't get through the car park barrier, I had to run in to the hotel and alert the Receptionist to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Outstanding as always, we had a cracking deal of overnight hotel stay, three course evening meal in the restaurant and ten night car parking, stayed he many times when we have a early flight and as always first class staff, lovely clean warm rooms and we had a excellent meal in the restaurant, as always some corridor noise during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is on the doorstep of the airport. The staff are very helpful, attentive and professional. To be honest The staff seemed to really enjoy their jobs (very lucky people). My room was so nice I didnt want to leave, as my stay was for an interview at the airport. Some people may think Thistle hotels are pricey but... More 

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Oxford
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We booked to stay the night prior to our flight. The hotel was quiet, but we were given a converted syndicate room. The bed was so uncomfortable, that the idea of having a good night sleep before travelling, was lost. We would have been better staying at home and getting up early in the morning. The restaurant was also closed,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

stayed here night before our holidays. The room was a good size, everything we needed there. It could have done with updating. I had ordered a food package beforehand. The food was exceptional. Presented perfectly and tasted just as good. Left early before breakfast and walked to departures in about 7 mins. On our return the roads were covered in... More 

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Address: East Midlands International Airport, Castle Donington DE74 2SH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle East Midlands Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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Also Known As:
Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel Castle Donington
Hotel Thistle East Midlands Airport
Thistle East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Castle Donington
#5 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Romantic Hotel in Castle Donington

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