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Plaza Premium Lounge – Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Waiting for your plane can often be the worst part of any journey so if you can sit back, relax away from the hubbub it certainly makes travelling more bearable. Let’s face it, airport departure lounges aren’t great places: they’re usually overcrowded and noisy which is where premium lounges, like those operated by Plaza, come [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Facilities, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Safestay London Kensington – Holland Park

Safestay, a brand of luxury hostels offering affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations, states on its website that it’s taken budget accommodation to new heights. Well, we can certainly vouch for that proud statement.  During August 2017, we had the pleasure of visiting London for a few days [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Accommodation, Facilities, Latest News|0 Comments

No1 Lounges – Birmingham Airport

If you’re anything like me, it’s difficult to relax or totally unwind at an airport before flying. Tension, hassle of finding a suitable seat in the departure lounge – myriad factors contribute to the stress. But that’s where No1 Lounges come in. I was flying from Birmingham Airport on a press trip and had the [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Facilities|Comments Off on No1 Lounges – Birmingham Airport

Premium Meet & Greet Parking – Birmingham Airport

I sampled Birmingham Airport’s official “Premium Meet & Greet” parking during a recent press trip and was suitably impressed.  The arrival procedures were emailed in plenty of time so reaching the designated car park was straightforward. I left the M42 at junction 6 and travelled along the A45, following signs for the airport. Once inside [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Facilities|Comments Off on Premium Meet & Greet Parking – Birmingham Airport

Holiday Extras – Long-Stay Parking at Gatwick’s North Terminal

On a recent press trip, I sampled Holiday Extras’ airport parking at Gatwick North Terminal. The booking confirmation for the long-stay car park arrived swiftly and the directions/instructions were clear and easy to follow. On arrival, my car registration was recognised at the barrier (not always the case at airport car parks) and I found [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Facilities|Comments Off on Holiday Extras – Long-Stay Parking at Gatwick’s North Terminal

Premier Parking – Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport promotes its Premier Parking as being “just minutes from check-in” and I’m glad to confirm it’s not a sales pitch, it’s a fact. Actually, you’d be hard pushed to find a car park any closer because it’s adjacent to the terminal. I was fortunate enough to sample the parking during a press trip [...]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Facilities|Comments Off on Premier Parking – Bristol Airport

Official Valet Parking – Gatwick

Travelling to the Azores on a press trip, I decided to sample Gatwick’s official airport parking. I chose valet parking and couldn’t have asked for a more professional or efficient service. The booking procedure was straightforward and subsequent paperwork detailed the arrival/departure instructions clearly. One advantage this valet service has over Meet & Greet is [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

Bristol Airport Meet & Greet Parking

Flying to Krakow from Bristol Airport on a press trip was a delight for two reasons: firstly, I was able to use my local airport (being that I live in Somerset) for the first time in ages and, secondly, the official “Meet & Greet” parking facility ran without a hitch. When you book a “Meet [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

Official Heathrow Parking

You can’t beat Meet & Greet or valet parking. However, whenever I travel alone to an airport there is always an issue I encounter time and time again. Most companies ask you to phone 20-30 minutes before your arrival; this is understandable because they need sufficient time to arrange for a driver to be waiting [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

APH Parking – Gatwick

APH Limited’s website states you can expect “First class service with a smile” and that’s exactly what I got at Gatwick Airport. I was flying to Tenerife on a work assignment and chose APH’s “Meet and Greet” service, the first time I’d used the company. They operate at a host of airports, including Exeter, Bristol, [...]

By | June 10th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments