Posted on August 25, 2016

Holiday Extras Making Life Easier

Review/ Travel

When we were flying to Orlando a couple of weeks ago we had an earlyish flight that meant we would have to get up at a ridiculous hour and drive 2 hours to Manchester airport so I thought I’d look into getting a hotel near the airport to make things a little bit easier for us. I came across Holiday Extras and realised that they offered hotel and parking packages which would make life so much easier for us!

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I found a great package offering us one night stay at the Holiday Inn Express at Manchester airport with 8 days parking at their Terminal 2 long stay car park. So the night before our flight we drove over to Manchester to check in to the Holiday Inn Express, I did phone them earlier in the day to let them know we would be arriving about 9pm and that was absolutely fine as they have a 24 hour check in desk.

We booked a family room which was perfectly adequate for a night’s stay. There was a king size bed which was really rather comfy and a small sofa bed for the kids to sleep on, this could have been better but for one night they managed to sleep together OK.  I was expecting the hotel to be really noisy as it was near the airport but I didn’t hear a thing from outside… just my kids giggling until the early hours 😉

Continental breakfast is served from 4am if you have a really early start or there is a hot breakfast buffet from 6:30am till 10am. We managed to get a hot breakfast at 6:30am before we left for our flight. We didn’t really see much of the hotel as it was dark when we arrived and left but everything we did experience was great and I would happily stay there again… plus they have free wifi so win win!

When we left the hotel we drove to the long stay car park, found a space and jumped on the shuttle bus that takes you to Terminal 2 in under ten minutes… A week later we caught a shuttle bus outside terminal 2 and went back to our car. Simple and an absolute bargain!

A night’s stay at an airport hotel is the perfect way to start a relaxing holiday and with Holiday Extras most hotels can include a holiday parking package. To book the Manchester Airport Express by Holiday Inn from £120 for one nights’ stay and eight days’ parking , visit or call 0800 1313 777.

* I received this package free of charge for the purpose of this post in which I have been completely honest.

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  • Reply Sarah Ebner August 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I think this sounds so helpful before an early start – must get the holiday off to a good start!

  • Reply Niki - Play & Learn Every Day August 26, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    That sounds like such a good plan, would make the whole journey so much less stressful!

  • Reply clairejustine August 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Sounds great. It has been so long since we have been abroad. I am gathering info for our holiday next year 🙂

  • Reply anna nuttall August 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    That a very clever idea, plus your kids will think it an extra fun part of the holiday. xx

  • Reply Sara-Jayne August 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Staying the night before really does make a difference when you have little ones! We never travel to the airport the same day if we can help it.

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