At just about every major and/or international airport in the United Kingdom and around the world, a traveller will find the comfortable standard hotels like Hilton, Holiday Inn, Radisson and others that are names that all will be familiar with. There are however a number of wonderful hotels close to airports like Gatwick or Heathrow that provide an adventurous traveller with a more unique stay. The hotels can be found minutes from the airport and usually provide shuttle service too and from the airport.

Yotel, Gatwick Airport

Yotel, Gatwick Airport


The Yotel Gatwick Airport Hotel is located in the South terminal and is a unique experience that allows travelers to rest for a few hours or stay overnight. The check-in is automated and the rooms themselves resemble capsule hotels that are popular in Japan. The rooms are all generally less than ten square metres and come equipped with a desk, bed and shower room. The Yotel also has a host of snacks available for purchase from the galley. If you are stuck on a layover at Gatwick, be sure to catch forty winks at the Yotel.

The Plush Hotel in Bristol is a unique boutique hotel set in beautiful grounds which makes a change from the concrete jungles that usually surround an airport. It is just two kilometers from Bristol airport and provides a flexible door to door shuttle service.

Plush Hotel, Bristol Airport

Plush Hotel, Bristol Airport

Plush is a tranquil haven of serenity and even offers a pool and jacuzzi to help you to relax. The onsite restaurant is open for three hours in the evening from six o’clock and serves a wide selection on its ever changing menu. The Plush website offers a list of promotions that are available prior to booking.

The Dakota Edinburgh Airport Hotel is a beautiful new luxury hotel, just minutes away from Edinburgh airport. The airport shuttle service is free and available for booking to and from the airport.

Futuristic looking Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

Futuristic looking Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

Each room at the Dakota is beautifully decorated with hints of luxury throughout and comes with complimentary toiletries. The Bar and Grill is the restaurant at the Dakota and is famous for the fresh produce that it uses along with an amazing wine selection.