One night at the Courtyard Luton Airport Hotel was very pleasant indeed, with a few ‘little things’ that made it a particularly comfortable stay. It’s the first time I’ve stayed here and I’d definitely recommend it.
I arrived quite late in the night to very friendly and helpful reception staff.
The next morning I had to be up at an unspeakable hour to catch an early flight, so I didn’t really get to explore and experience as much as I would have liked – I needed to hit the pillow sharpish.
There’s a gym, and the restaurant area downstairs has lounging spaces with modern stylish contemporary decor.
I could have sworn I had some more photos, if I find them in my deep abyss of memory cards I’ll add them on.
Let’s break it down with the following:
- Style and Decor
Courtyard Luton Airport Hotel: Location Location Location
Well it’s really hard to fault this. 🤔
Train Station 🚆
The hotel is also a short distance from Luton Airport Parkway rail station – the black cab from here to the hotel was approx £7
Luton Airport 🛬
You’re a 10-15 min walk to the airport if travelling light, or you can jump on a shuttle bus not far from the hotel, that takes you into Luton Airport for less than £2.
Unfortunately, the hotel doesn’t have it’s own shuttle service.
Taxi Please 🚕
Taxis are also available for around £9 (ridiculous price – others have said they only paid £5 for the same journey coming back from the airport).
I wouldn’t recommend walking – the routes didn’t seem very pedestrian friendly – a bit desolate and nobody around. I had a tonne of luggage. It was cold, dark and my flight was at 7am, so I opted for the extortionate taxi.
Anyone who knows me well, knows I have a deep rooted tradition of staying in an airport hotel the night before a flight making the night a much more relaxed experience.
I had a restful night’s sleep, knowing there was no danger of getting stuck in traffic, caught up in a train strike or campaigner/activist roadblock the next day.
I was practically ‘in’ the airport.
Room: Standard King
Well I had to do a double take when I walked into my room and saw the giant flatscreen TV – the biggest I’ve ever encountered in a hotel room 😲
The other thing that got top marks was the number of sockets and chargers.
My goodness, normally I’d be searching every nook and cranny of the room, trying to find ‘another’ socket, but not at the Courtyard, they got this aspect absolutely right 👌
- Free Wifi
- Massive 55 inch TV
- Very clean, softly carpeted and spacious
- Big comfy king size beds – more soft and springy than firm (which I like)
- A mix of firm and softer pillows, with spares
- Mini fridge
- Adjustable air conditioning/heating
- Plenty of desk space for laptops and that sort of thing
- Power sockets and USB ports beside the bed and elsewhere in the room
- Very quiet – very little plane noise – just a hum – the windows are sound proof
- Kettle, coffee and a selection of teas, including fruit and mint tea
- Disposable ‘take-out’ cups as well as standard mugs
- Iron and ironing board
- Nice big walk in shower
- Nice smelling toiletries
- Bedside reading lights
At the point of booking online, you can opt for extra features in you room like:
- Extra feather pillows
- Extra foam pillows
- A feather free room
- Extra towels
- A high or low floor
Style and Decor
The Courtyard Luton Airport Hotel is very much a modern, clean lines new-build type vibe.
It’s very clean with a contemporary looking reception and dining area.