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mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
Anyone used them. I've got a midnight arrival at Stansted next month and a few airmiles so I thought I might book a night instead of driving home in the small hours.

Are they as smart as they look? Will they look down their noses at somebody turning up in trekking clothes and lugging a dusty ME Kitbag? ;0)
In reply to mypyrex: Dunno, but I stopped a night in the Holiday Inn Express in Harlow before a flight from Stansted recently and would recommend it. Lovely big room for 3 of us, nicely appointed, decent breakfast and only 50. It's about 12 miles south of Stansted and easy to get to from the M11.
Axel Smeets - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

They're fine. Nothing spectacular but perhaps a notch above a Holiday Inn Express or a Premier Inn. The one at Manchester Airport is hideously over-priced for what it is though (compared to other hotels nearby). Other than a fancy blue bridge connecting you to T1, it's very average.

One or two others I've stayed in are decent though. They're not good enough to be snotty about someone turning up in trekking clothes though.
mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity: I've looked at the Stansted Radisson and apparently you can walk(2mins) from the terminal straight to the hotel so I was thinking that I'll leave my car in the longstay park and pick it up after a good kip. Plus, using my airmiles, I won't have to pash hard cash.
In reply to mypyrex: Sounds like a plan.)
upordown - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

The Stansted Radisson is where it is so it can service the airport. I would have thought they were totally used to people turning up at all hours wearing whatever clothes they travelled in.
Eric9Points - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

Radisson hotels are fine.

You don't get a porn channel in the British ones though.
ebygomm - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

Might be cheaper to book as a combined parking and hotel deal.

A night in a hotel and 9 days parking worked out cheaper than just parking for us when we went abroad recently.
mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to ebygomm:
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> Might be cheaper to book as a combined parking and hotel deal.
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> A night in a hotel and 9 days parking worked out cheaper than just parking for us when we went abroad recently.
I've paid for parking but I don't have to "pay" for the hotel.

mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to Axel Smeets:
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> They're not good enough to be snotty about someone turning up in trekking clothes though.
Sounds OK :)

mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to Eric9Points:
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> Radisson hotels are fine.
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> You don't get a porn channel in the British ones though.

At that time of night I don't think I'll need it anyway :)

In reply to mypyrex:
> Anyone used them. I've got a midnight arrival at Stansted next month and a few airmiles so I thought I might book a night instead of driving home in the small hours.
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> Are they as smart as they look? Will they look down their noses at somebody turning up in trekking clothes and lugging a dusty ME Kitbag? ;0)

We used the Stansted one in April en-route between Kalymnos and Ariege. You can walk there in a couple of mins from the terminal. We thought it was reet posh but we had just spent a month in the wilderness. We arrived around midnight - it was buzzing and there was no probs being 'casually' dressed.

http://www.stansted-hotel.com/radisson-sas-hotel-london-stansted-airport/


Chris
mypyrex - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to Chris Craggs:
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> We used the Stansted one in April en-route between Kalymnos and Ariege. You can walk there in a couple of mins from the terminal. We thought it was reet posh but we had just spent a month in the wilderness. We arrived around midnight - it was buzzing and there was no probs being 'casually' dressed.
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> http://www.stansted-hotel.com/radisson-sas-hotel-london-stansted-airport/
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Ta; wish I could stay an extra night ;0)

Rob Exile Ward on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex: I'm sure you could if you asked nicely ... and paid, of course.
ice.solo - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

Youre not that nude trekking guy are you? That may cause issues.

Other than the one in islamabad, theyre fine. Lots of middle management folk working towards a position that gets them the hilton, so often hot wives with them with nothing to do during the day....
ByEek - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex: Nearly stayed at one in Edinburgh, but the lack of being able to park within several miles and an additional 16 a head for breakfast put me off.

The spa in the central Manchester one is very good according to my wife.
Dave Garnett - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex:

I try and stay at a Radisson if I can, especially if it's a city I don't know well. Pretty reliable and smart (but not posh), and feel a bit less corporate than most of the chains (or maybe it's a sort of scandinavian corporate that I like). As others have said, the Manchester one isn't special and seems to be under permanent reconstruction, but I occasionally use it if I have a stupidly early flight.
mypyrex - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to All: Thanks for comments. I've booked the Stansted oneIt did have trouble, though, explaining by email that 00:30 (as in the 24 hour clock)referred to half past midnight and not half past midday ;o(
ByEek - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to mypyrex: If you are flying from Stanstead, you might be able to get a week or so of parking in with the hotel price.
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mypyrex - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to ByEek: As I said before I am not "paying" for the hotel and my parking is booked at 63. That compares VERY favourably with Radissons parking rates. No brainer.

Thanks anyway.

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