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Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport

(4 star hotel)
0 minutes
from the airport
customer rating

Great Deals on Rooms

You could shoot an arrow from the airport to the Thistle, it's that close. At just a five-minute walk, the hotel is the closest to East Midlands airport, but it doesn't scrimp on the luxury. You'll find comfortable, spacious rooms and a spa with a pool, steam room, sauna and gym. The main draw, however, is the fantastic Sherwood restaurant which serves AA rosette-winning cuisine. For luxury, elegant dining and simple convenience, the Thistle hits the target.

Reasons to book

  • Save yourself money with this non-amendable, non-refundable, non-cancellable option.
  • An award-winnning restaurant that our own customers rate highly.
  • The hotel's wifi is free for guests to use during their stay.
  • Work out that remaining pre-holiday tension with a workout in the gym, a swim in the hotel's pool, a soak in its jacuzzi and finish off with a detox in the steam room.


All rooms at the hotel are en suite and off free wifi, a TV and radio, a hair dryer, a trouser press and tea and coffee.

Room service is available at the Thistle Hotel 24 hours a day.

Hotel facilities

The Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport features Award-winning restaurant, lounge and bar, swimming pool, room service and leisure facilities.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Leisure facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Room service
  • Internet access
  • Conference facilities


The hotel's restaurant, which was refurbished in April 2013, serves a fabulous selection of British and international cuisine, as well as a generously stocked bar. Dinner is served in the Sherwood Restaurant between 7pm and 9.30pm, however bar snacks are available outside of these times.
The hotel serves a Continental breakfast from 3am to 7am, and a full buffet breakfast of continental and hot items from 7am to 10am. The continental option costs £12.95 per person, and the full buffet costs £15.95 per person at the hotel. However, Holiday Extras customers can book both options as an add-on for just £10 per person through the website.


You can check in from 2pm. You must check out by noon.

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Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport Address

East Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2SH

Longitude -1.32339
Latitude    52.82495

The Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport is rated 8.6/10 by 41 guests.

Arrival at the Thistle

You can check in from 2pm.
Here are your directions to the hotel:
Leave the M1 at junction 24 if you are coming from the north, or 23a if you are coming from the south, and take the A453 towards the airport.

Getting to and from EMA airport

Heading to the terminal in the morning is easy.It's just a five-minute walk. If you'd prefer a transfer the hotel will provide you a taxi, £6.00 for a 4 seat car and £8.00 for a minibus one way. Just inform reception when you arrive.

Returning to the Thistle

You must check out by noon.
You can walk to the terminal from the hotel.

Thistle address

East Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2SH

* Prices quoted are for stays on the 07-06-2015, valid as of 02-04-2015