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Essential Travel Reveals Airport Hotels With Parking May Be Cheaper Than Parking Alone This Christmas

Across the UK this Christmas, savvy travellers can find an Airport Hotel with Parking package that can work out cheaper than just paying for their parking alone, or only slightly more in no more than a couple of clicks on the Essential Travel website.

Travelling to your airport the day before you fly can make serious practical and financial sense during the unpredictable winter months.

  • Safely travel to your airport hotel in daylight and avoid the dreaded early morning start
  • Relax and enjoy your evening before the flight, safe in the knowledge that you are on the spot and ready to go
  • Start your holiday early and enjoy a chilled-out dinner or, depending on your choice of hotel, a gym session, swim, massage or cocktail

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Essential Travel Airport Hotels


A stay at the 3-star Russ Hill Hotel, nicknamed Gatwick Airport's 'country hotel', will cost £68.50 for a couple sharing a double room. This Grade II listed property is based within nine acres of ground in the picturesque Surrey countryside, and the package includes parking at APH Gatwick Meet & Greet (with a 94% customer satisfaction rate). Parking alone at that same car park will cost £73.95*


Bringing the family? You can arrive the night before and chill in the jacuzzi, sauna or indoor pool at the Park Inn Heathrow for £82, which includes a family room and parking for your car at the Long Stay T1 or T3. This is only five pounds more than car parking alone with Stress Free Meet and Greet which tallies up to £80.60 for the same period. **


For £62 you and the family can stay at the Britannia Stockport Hotel which is less than 10 miles from Manchester airport, making this hotel the perfect choice for a peaceful stopover away from the airport noise. With comfortable en-suite rooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and pool, gym and sauna you won't get a much calmer start to your vacation than this. The package includes on site parking at a sister hotel for the period of your holiday. Car parking alone at DriveFly Meet and Greet comes in at £94.60. You can save on cash and stress!*


* Prices based on a one night stay for two in a double room, or a family of two adults and two children, with seven day car parking, starting 19th December 2012
** Prices based on family of four with seven day car parking, starting 23rd December, 2012.

About Essential Travel

Established in 2001, Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading online travel essentials companies. Since 2002, we've protected over 5 million holidaymakers with our fully-comprehensive, competitively-priced travel insurance, as well as providing priority access to the most sought after car parks, hotels and lounges at all major airports across the UK.

Essential Travel is now part of Holiday Extras.