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A flying start to your holiday


Date Posted: 13-07-2016

Use our Hotels for UK Airports planning guide to find the closest hotel to your departure airport here.

For something that’s supposed to be a welcome break away from work and everyday life, going on holiday often involves so much planning and organising that by the time you reach the airport, you might wish you’d stayed at home!

It’s particularly draining when you have to drive a considerable distance to get to the airport. Competition for landing spots and limited gates mean that summer charter and package holiday flights to popular destinations often take off early in the morning or late at night. By the time you reach the airport, tempers shorten as check-in queues lengthen and the first day of your holiday begins to lose that magic feeling.

Welcome Break hotels offer a better start to your holiday, especially if you’re driving some distance for a flight from a regional airport. Why not travel the day before and break your journey close to the airport, rather than getting up in the middle of the night to drive for hours or staying at an overpriced and over-noisy airport hotel?

Instead, kick off your shoes, kick back and enjoy the start of your holiday in one of the Days Inn or Ramada Worldwide hotels co-located with Welcome Break’s motorway service stations. It’s a stress reducing approach that’s surprisingly good value. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to food and entertainment for travellers aged 4 to 104, with Freeview TV and free Wi-Fi, as well as family rooms, fabulously comfy beds and en-suite facilities for a refreshing hot shower. In the morning, you can find breakfast provisions at all of our sites, then head off for your flight in good time, refreshed, relaxed and ready to enjoy your holiday.

Flying from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle

If you’re heading north to Glasgow or Edinburgh, Abington is on the M74 and leaves you with an easy hour to Edinburgh Airport or just under 50 minutes to Glasgow International. Alternatively, if you’re driving from Scotland for Newcastle departures, the Days Inn at Gretna services offers a relaxed ninety-minute journey through some scenic countryside, leaving you feeling fresh for your flight.

Flying from Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds-Bradford

From the north, the Days Inn at Charnock Richard services is ideally positioned for those using the M6 and is just 35 miles from Manchester International, 30 miles from Liverpool’s John Lennon International and 65 miles from Leeds-Bradford airport. If you’re travelling on the A1(M), Hartshead Moor Services offer Days Inn hotel with easy access to Leeds-Bradford Airport, with travel times of under 45 minutes.

Flying from Cardiff or Bristol

If you’re travelling from the north or east, Welcome Break’s Michaelwood services is the perfect place to break your journey. The Days Inn hotel is under ninety minutes from Cardiff and around 50 minutes from Bristol Airport. From the south, Sedgemoor Services near Weston-Super-Mare offers a peaceful place to stop for the night, just 20 miles from Bristol Airport. If you’re coming from South Wales, Sarn Park Services near Bridge End is a short 30-minute trip from Cardiff Airport, or around 75 minutes from Bristol.

Flying from Southampton

A stopover at Fleet Services on the M3, staying over in the award-winning Days Inn, will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and just 50 minutes from the airport.

With a Welcome Break hotel in easy distance of all the major UK airports, you might just find the best way to get your holiday off to a flying start.

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