Stansted Airport with Holiday Extras

Stansted Airport with Holiday Extras


Mummy says… You probably know that I went on a wonderful trip to Puglia, Italy with my eldest daughter MiMi a couple of weeks ago. We flew from Stansted Airport (our first time) with help from Holiday Extras….

Stansted Airport with Holiday Extras

We used the Mid Stay Car Park at the airport, catching the shuttle bus to the terminal. We left the car there for 5 days, staying on our return at The Raddison Blu Hotel at the airport.

The car park was easy to find, we entered via secure barriers and parked the car ourselves. There were plenty of spaces, and clearly marked zones with covered bus stops to catch the shuttle.

Our Tips

Allow a good half an hour from parking your car to arriving at the terminal.

Make sure you note the Zone and Bus Stop Number you are using.

Upon your return, tell the driver which Stop you need, as ours did go past ours without stopping and we had to wait on the bus for him to go right round again!

When we landed back at Stansted, it was literally a five minute walk out of the terminal to the hotel. Although it was 17 March, it had been snowing and was very cold and icy.

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The hotel was stunning. Our flight was delayed due to the freezing weather and snow, so we didn’t get to the hotel until 1am, we headed straight to bed.

The room was fabulous and the bed was simply HUGE and super, super comfy!

We fell asleep straight away and had the best nights sleep.

We had to head off early the following morning as we had a long journey back to West Wales via Bristol, so we skipped breakfast.

I highly recommend the Radisson Blu for a stay over if you are flying from Stansted Airport, and Holiday Extras for booking your airport parking and hotels.

We were guests of Holiday Extras in exchange for my honest review.


  1. being right by the hotel is great, especially if you have delays. Good to hear the bed was big and super comfy

  2. We stayed at a Radisson years ago near Heathrow/Gatwick (can’t remember which) and loved it. And yes definitely allow extra time for the shuttle!

  3. that must take so much of the stress off about getting to the airport on time. great idea to stay so near and then just pop over!

  4. It must have been lovely to have a good night sleep before jetting off home again, delays are not the nicest things in the world to experience.

  5. It must have been lovely to have a good night sleep before jetting off home again, delays are not the nicest things in the world to experience. The room looks rather spacious as well!

  6. I can’t believe you skipped breakfast! That’s always our favourite part about staying in hotels!

  7. I fly from Stansted every month and I would like to spend the night at Radisson Blu, it looks like such a lovely hotel

  8. I just used a horrific car park for an airport trip so wish I had known about the one you used!
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  9. These are really great tips for travelling in an airport. The hotel sounds lovely, and the bed sounds divine x
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  10. That looks really lovely, so welcoming. Thanks for the review.

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