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Holidays are just getting better

Gatwick airport

Over the years I’ve definitely become better at going on holiday. Through trial and error, tips from friends and experience I’ve learned a few things that have meant each holiday I go on is slightly better than the last. On my first holiday I don’t think I even took sun cream and now I pack travel toilet paper and insect repellent. Needless to say I’ve learnt a lot and I’m a pretty good holidaymaker now. However, by no means have I reached the end of my holiday learning.

I recently discovered the joys of booking into an airport hotel before my flight. I check-in the night before I’m due to depart and get to enjoy all the fun of a cosy hotel and an extra day of holiday rather than sitting around stressing about holiday details. My first experience like this was at one of the Stansted airport hotels and then I tried one of the hotels near Heathrow. Both were great, really top notch hotels with amazing facilities and excellent food. I could have stayed a lot longer that’s for sure. A friend of mine spends a lot of time in the Dublin airport hotels and assures me they’re second to none, so it seems that wherever you’re flying from airport hotels are fantastic.

Airplane

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It’s a great way to start your holiday because it removes the stress and hassle that you’d normally go through on departure day and instead you just relax and unwind in the comfort of a lovely hotel. It’s like getting a head start on your holiday. Next up I’ve booked a Gatwick hotel and parking and I think the parking probably counts as the next lesson in better holidays. I got the same deal I’d usually get but at a much better price when I booked with the hotel, in my mind that’s pretty good news.

I genuinely think that booking into an airport hotel is one of the best improvements I’ve made to my holidays. Granted, sun cream has to top the list but airport hotels aren’t far behind. I get great pleasure from making the most of the hotel facilities for an evening and settling in for a bit of wining and dining while I think of the stress and panic I used to endure. I now start each and every trip with a smile on my face and a belly full of breakfast rather than rushed off my feet, irritable and grumpy. I’ll never book a holiday without an airport hotel again.

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