(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
Holiday Inn, its in the name...
A warm welcome can be expected at the Holiday Inn Luton-South, on the M1 at Jct.9, Markyate in Luton. Whats that I hear you say: you want an airport hotel not a country one? Well, lucky you, here you get both. Youll enjoy views of the countryside as well as the knowledge that youre just 15 minutes drive from the airport.
The perfect setting.
Theres something idyllic about staying in the country hotel. You feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The hotel feels warm and cosy, the rooms equally so. Each has everything you need and a little more for that matter.
A spa escape.
The hotel even has its own health spa, Club Moativation. Get it? Moativation? No, us either. Despite the dodgy spelling, the leisure club is very nice. The staff are friendly, there are two gyms and the swimming pool is a good size. Its definitely worth a visit. You feel like youre on a spa retreat in the country rather at a busy airport hotel.
We recommend the Holiday Inn South M1 J9 for:
A great escape -Run away to the country and enjoy the pool, the bar and the glorious restaurant before you get away.
Convenient parking -the Holiday Inn is the closest Luton hotel to Airparks.
Tasty food - the food is really good, at a great price and the restaurant staff are brilliant.
The instructions on return were useless - they directed us to an area that is now bull-dozed and under re-development. Transfer buses now leave from a different point - it is unacceptable that you have not updated the info you send out. V.poor TBH.Mr Whitehead (Luton Holiday Inn South M1 J9)
Very helpful and efficient staff. Lovely hotel with excellent facilities. Parking all went without problems job well doneMrs Flavell (Luton Holiday Inn South M1 J9)
Everything was as you would expect from a transit hotel. The receptionist was most efficient and our waitress in the restaurant for dinner was lovely.Mrs Hands (Luton Holiday Inn South M1 J9)
The parking was really good but the hotel was one to avoid as it had a private function on which meant we couldn't sleep and had to move rooms. We had an early start (4.30) and needed a good rest but didn't really get one. If the hotel is going to have functions where the rooms are it shouldn't advertise as a place to use to launch your holiday from. Not impressed.Mr Ellis (Luton Holiday Inn South M1 J9)
Given rooms that were dirty and unpaid. Unhelpful staff, we rang reception and asked for some extra milk and we were told to come and get it ourselves as they were busy. When checking out the lobby was deserted and very untidy dirty tables, glasses and half empty drinks everywhere. Would never stay there again!Mrs Brunskill (Luton Holiday Inn South M1 J9)
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Overall rating: 86% by 561 guests
Arrival at the Holiday Inn M1 J9
You can check into the hotel from 14:00.
Directions to the hotel:
Leave the M1 at junction 9 and take the A5 towards Dunstable and Whipsnade. After about a mile and a half, you will see the hotel on your right.
If you're coming by public transport:
The hotel doesn't operate its own transfers, so you will need to catch a taxi from the airport to the Holiday Inn. The cost will be approximately £14.
From 20:00 on the 14th November to 06:00 on the 17th November, the slip roads from Junction 10 towards Luton airport will be closed. This will cause some traffic disruption, so make sure you leave plenty of time to arrive at your destination.[/date]
You must check out of your room by 12:00.
The hotel can arrange a taxi to the airport for you. It will cost around £14.
Getting to and from Luton airport
In the morning, park your car at Airparks, then take one of the transfer buses to the airport.
It takes just 13 minutes to get to the airport, which is 4 miles from Airparks. Buses run every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.
There's no need to worry about navigating through the airport traffic when you arrive, because there's a purpose-built area for drop-off buses. So when you get to the airport it's just a short 3-minute walk on the pavement to the terminal.
When you get back from your holiday, catch the transfer bus back to Airparks. Buses leave from bays M and N at the drop-off area of the terminal.
The new buses are all fitted with seatbelts and have plenty of room for all of your luggage. They lower so it's easier to get on and off, and can also accommodate wheelchairs. Transfers are included in the price.
Skis, snowboards, bikes and large items can be taken onto the transfer buses as long as they are securely fastened and/or are in appropriate cases. If the luggage racks are already full when you reach the front of the queue you will need to wait for the next bus - don't worry, they come every 20 minutes.
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