Stansted Hotels

Essex has some great historic little villages and towns and one situated near the north of the county, close to the border with Hertfordshire is Standsted Mountfitchet. The village has changed little over time and retains all the historic character associated with its castle and timber-framed buildings. The greatest difference between this village and others in the area is its transport connections and most notably the international airport 2 miles way which bears its name. The busiest airport in Britain behind Heathrow and Gatwick, London Stansted Airport serves the same capital city and Stansted hotels are very much designed with airport passengers in mind.

There are many considerations in choosing an airport hotel. The first of these is the location and it should certainly be within easy reach of the airport. This is not a problem in this case given the rural area and few available space restrictions for hotel construction. Even those hotels further than walking distance away will offer complimentary airport transfers as part of their guest services.

Effective, regular and efficient transport networks are the next criterion and the airport achieves this by rail connections to Liverpool Street Station and to other areas such as Cambridge, Oxford, and throughout the Midlands. Easy access is also afforded to the M11 motorway and frequent bus services are the best form of transport for those on a budget.

All essential travel information will be available from Stansted hotels and this is the next most important aspect of good airport hotels. In addition to airport pick-up services, most hotels will have direct flight and other transport information, usually accessible via a travel desk which may offer other services too such as car hire and travel booking. Then there is airport parking to worry about and it is a problem solved by many hotels by offering long stay parking on site. Simply arrive the day before a vacation or business trip, and leave the car at the hotel for the duration of the holiday or trip.

Hotel facilities are important too and in this regard there is no difference between a great hotel and a great airport hotel. Leisure options may include a fitness suite and swimming pool and will certainly incorporate some excellent dining facilities and lounge spaces. Further features which are commonly found within Stansted hotels include boutiques and shops, which will generally stock a wide range of products useful for flights and vacations. Other features may include coffee and snack bars sometimes with screens displaying up to date flight information.

Airport hotels are the favoured accommodation options for business travellers and Stansted hotels are no exception. Certain corporate and executive services come as standard and others as additional options. Standard features will likely include access to internet ready computers and business equipment for general office services. Guest rooms will have WiFi and wired internet options, work desks, direct dial telephones and satellite televisions with access to news and finance channels. Guests will have various services available to them including room, concierge, dry cleaning, laundry, and shoe shine services.

Additional facilities will generally include the provision of meeting spaces adaptable for different styles and sizes of corporate meetings and events. Meeting packages are generally available comprising the venue and all catering and technological equipment. Additional options may include spacious executive suites, access to executive clubs and lounges and services such as express check-in and luxury airport transfers.

Stansted hotels are not all built as contemporary business-oriented facilities and there are still some classic old hotels in the village and surrounds which offer easy access to the airport and lovely environments full of old world charm.