Accommodation for Phuket Holiday
If you are flying from Gatwick Airport to Phuket, you probably want a night in an airport hotel, before or after your trip, especially if you live some way from the airport. It's a long flight and the jet lag can hit you as soon as you step off the plane in the UK, typically taking several days to disappear. There are plenty of options for gatwick airport accommodation, although one of the most convenient options in the Gatwick area is Holiday Inn.
If you are staying in an airport hotel, convenience and easy access to the airport the day of your flight are probably one of your biggest concerns. There are several Holiday Inn hotels within a 10 to 15 minute drive of Gatwick. The proximity to the terminals mean that you can be checking in to your comfortable room within an hour or so of stepping off your Phuket flight. If you are staying the night before your flight to Thailand, being close to the airport eliminates the need to get up too early, and takes a lot of the stress out of the day of departure.
Closest To the Airport
The Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport is the chain's closest hotel, and you can't get much closer to the airport than this. The hotel is a few minutes' drive - about half a mile - from Gatwick, and a shuttle to and from the airport operates around the clock. However, you don't need to worry about aircraft noise and not being able to get a good night's sleep, as all the rooms have double glazing to keep out the noise, as well as a choice of pillows.
Although your biggest concern may be the location, the Gatwick Airport Holiday Inn also offers a range of other amenities, aimed at both business travelers and those flying on holiday. Amenities include spacious and comfortable rooms with flat screen TVs, premium channels, tea and coffee makers, and room service. The hotel also has several conference rooms, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant open around the clock - ideal for those flights at inconvenient times of the day. The hotel staff speak a dozen languages between them, and Holiday Inn prides itself on its efforts to 'go green.'
Value For Money
If you are flying to the exotic island of Phuket, you don't want to spend all your holiday budget on your accommodation, and the several Holiday Inns around Gatwick offer great value for money. The excellent location allows you to save money on ground transportation costs, and the chain offers different room options, depending on the number of people travelling, and your specific needs. Kids under 12 stay free in their parents' room when travelling to Thailand, a further way to make your holiday money go further. The best way to find a discount for your stay is to book on the hotel's website, and booking direct gives you the best rates and allows you to compare the different options.