(4 star hotel)
from the airport
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You could shoot an arrow from the airport to this airport hotel, it's that close. At just a five-minute walk, the Thistle East Midlands airport hotel is the closest; and what's more, it doesn't scrimp on the luxury either. 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, you'll find that the Thistle East Midlands Airport hotel, near Castle Donington, Derby, really hits the target.
With the quaint village of Castle Donington just a ten minute drive away, you can soak in a last few gulps of the English countryside before catching your flight. Blending a mixture of old and new, Castle Donington village provides a little retail therapy, traditional pubs and beautiful walks to stretch your legs!
Car parking at the Thistle Hotel
To get your holiday off to a flying start, you can park at Thistle for your whole break! So pick a space, grab your bags and enjoy your night at the Thistle airport hotel, then take a short walk the terminal and check-in before your flight. When you get back, simply stroll back to your car and head home.
What's on the menu
We also have a room, dinner and parking package, including a delicious meal in the hotel's Sherwood restaurant. With a selection of British and international cuisine available between 7pm and 9.30 pm on their tempting menu, enjoy all the Sherwood has to offer including a relaxed bar lounge.
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
The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the airport so there are no transfers included in the price. However, if you need to be transported to the airport, you can ask reception to call you a taxi. It will take less than 5 minutes by car and it’ll cost you £6 for a one-way journey.
Returning to the Thistle
You must check out by noon.
You can walk to the terminal from the hotel.
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