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Thistle East Midlands Airport

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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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Brigg, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used our taste card here (taken by the hotel at all times) and had a very good bar meal. QWe simple turned up and sat down. Chicken Teriyaki was excellent as was the cheese cake. Service was swift and staff pleasant. The parking fee was annulled by reception. My daughter then ate here the following week before her flight... More 

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West Yorkshire, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this deal directly with hotel which included a trip to Twycross zoo. I completed the check in using the online express facility, which was very easy. I arrived in the morning to collect my zoo tickets then returned back to the hotel late afternoon. We are a party of 5, and I had booked a family room, expecting them... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're very happy you enjoyed your time with us and do hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here now on several occasions great welcome fantastic room and great dining. Breakfast will set you up for the day with relaxed dining in the Restaurant and comfortable bar area. The staff are polite and welcoming and any issues that may arise are dealt with efficiently. Would highly recommend at stay at this Hotel.

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a fantastic review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night prior to my flight the next day. Hotel and its staff were very friendly, and relaxed - always smiling. The rooms were very clean and comfortable...... Excellent nights sleep. The food in the restaurant was very nice, huge portions though, so I don't see why anyone would go hungry! I will be using the... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a brilliant review! We’re very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a premium hotel ideally located for East Midland airport as well as the nearby Donington Park race circuit. The check in is painless and the rooms well furnished. The beds are among the best I've used and are only matched for comfort by those used in Premier Inn's. There is a small but well equipped gym and a... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a brilliant review! We’re very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a family room with evening meal & breakfast included. Excellent food with plenty of choice. Friendly staff.. Bathroom in our room could have done with updating, although was clean. We booked this Hotel to be near Donnington Race Circuit. Distance quoted from circuit was miss leading. It was a good 35min walk for a fit able bodied person.

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for such a fantastic review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this hotel, 5 mins from the airport and the noise isn't too bad either. Only used it twice but when we fly from EMA we'll be extending our hols a day early to come here. The spaghetti carbonara is to die for and they do a fab breakfast if your flight isn't too early. Only down side is... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a fantastic review, the team are very pleased! Keep an eye on our website; we have some fantastic offers going live shortly. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel is very conveniently situated 5 minutes walk from the airport terminal. It looks modern from the outside but the first impression on walking in is that the place drastically needs a face lift. This is borne out by the standard of the rooms. Everything that can be walked on creaks and creaks really loudly. The consequence of this... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience, may I ask which room you stayed in? This will help greatly in trying to rectify the problems you encountered. Many thanks for your kind comment with regards to our team here at Thistle EMA, I'll be sure to pass these on to the... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for a party night with friends. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was disappointed. Firstly, things to note: there is no lift (admittedly there's only one floor, but would be difficult to navigate with a large suitcase), corridor noise can be clearly heard in the room, the beds are a bit saggy. The... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was disappointed to read that your evening meal wasn’t replenished; this is surprising as the team are usually on hand throughout any dining experience to ensure such problems don’t arise. I will discuss your points with the team to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

leicestershire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our friends 90th birthday nothing was too much trouble staff were excellent food was lovely and piping hot. Room was very comfortable and quiet we used the spa swimming pool was very warm. Breakfast had everything you could wish for from cereals to fruit to full cooked english. I would have no hesitation in recommending this... More 

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Nicholas_Hough, Manager at Thistle East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you and your family enjoyed your celebrations with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Nicholas Hough Operations Manager More 

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