$93 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel

4 stars
Castle Donington, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SH
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
2 reviews
excellent location to airport,

Arrived about 2350 hours but had told them by email that this would be the case. Managed to get a... See full review

  • Ken from Condado
  • Jul 21, 2012
Everything's an Extra

Arrived to check in to discover that the hotel was being used by a local airline/travel firm to... See full review

  • GoodisonFan
  • Sep 17, 2012
With Derby, Leicester and Nottingham all within a 20-mile radius, Thistle East Midlands Airport is an ideal venue for business meetings and events, especially if you're also bringing people in from other parts of the country and overseas. For the same reason, hotel has also on of the region's most popular wedding venues. For many of the guests at Thistle East Midlands Airport, the location means the difference between a desperate dawn run and a leisurely departure after a good nights sleep. And with the fantastic facilities, a stay at Thistle East Midlands Airport means your holiday can start sooner, and last longer. We have 164 bedrooms, including Executive rooms, and 20 meeting rooms, the largest seating 250 people theatre-style. On-site parking is available at an additional charge (but still less than the airport). But you don't have to be travelling, or on business, to base yourself at Thistle East Midlands Airport. We're handy for Alton Towers and Donington Park - or you can simply relax in our Otium Health & Leisure Club. The Thistle East Midlands Airport is a non-smoking hotel

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Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel Rooms

Standard Double Room
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet and decorated in warm welcoming colours and fabrics, they all have TV with movie channels and ensuite bathrooms with a bath with shower. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet and when you've finished there's a safe to store your laptop.
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet and decorated in warm welcoming colours and fabrics, they all have TVs with move channels and ensuite bathrooms with a bath with shower. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet and there's also a safe in the room to store your laptop.
Family Room
You may not be travelling light these days, but with our Family rooms, you can still stay in comfort. Depending on how many you've got in tow, and how old they are, we can offer you a double and a single, three singles, a double with room for a cot (which we can also supply) . You'll have a well-appointed ensuite bathroom and TV with movie channels. And of course, all the hotel's other facilities are at your disposal.
Deluxe Double Room
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Our Deluxe Doubles offer more space for a large double bed and a large work desk; when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, there's a safe where you can store your laptop. In the ensuite bathroom you'll find a bath with shower and complimentary toiletries.
Deluxe Twin Room
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Our Deluxe Twins offer more space for 2 single beds and a large work desk; when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, there's a safe where you can store your laptop. In the ensuite bathroom you'll find a bath with shower and complimentary toiletries.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Game room
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

Sherwood Restaurant
With the local legend Robin Hood in mind, the uniquely styled Sherwood Restaurant with its medieval styled windows and doors, offers a delicious menu of freshly cooked British and Continental favourites in comfortable surroundings. We also keep an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines to complement your meal.
Lord Byron Bar & Lounge
Situated on the ground floor, our Lord Byron Bar & Lounge serves a wide range of drinks. snacks and light meals in informal surroundings - perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the South well Suite, seats up to 250 people theatre-style as a single space; it can also be divided into three smaller rooms. Like the Donington Suite, which seats 110, and atmospheric Loxley Room, it's also a popular local wedding venue.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5
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Review of Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GoodisonFan
Business
South Bucks
Sep 17, 2012

Everything's an Extra

Arrived to check in to discover that the hotel was being used by a local airline/travel firm to host a large staff party. Every time my daughter & I needed to go through reception we had to 'run the gauntlet' of party-goers. I thought the fact that breakfast was only available as a £10 per head extra, and that you would be expected to pay £6 for parking (or be pressed to make a charitable donation) was unneccesary and petty. If they want to avoid non-residents using the parking, that's fine - but to charge the residents?? (Especially when so inconvenienced by the party??) We were there just for the night; I was taking my daughter to Nottingham University's Veterinary Campus for their open day, which was only a couple of miles away. The hotel's primary purpose, I imagine, is for inbound/outbound travellers using the East Midlands Airport, which is just down the road.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ken from Condado
Business
Alhama de Murcia, Spain
Jul 21, 2012

excellent location to airport,

Arrived about 2350 hours but had told them by email that this would be the case. Managed to get a drink before the bar closed and they even opened a bottle of wine which we had purchased in the airport so we could have a drink in our room to relax. Beyond their duty but very welcomed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

3 minute walk from the terminal building of EastMidlands Airport. Very clean and excellent location when arriving late in the evening.

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