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Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

Hello everyone,

Need your advice. I am choosing between these two hotels to spend rest of the night after late arrival.

The plan is to take train to London in the morning.

The price is the same for Ibis and Thistle plus taxi. Both hotels look good.

The goal is to minimize walking with the luggage.

I understand that Thistle is very close to Luton train station, so if you get to the hotel by taxi your only walking is 300 meters to the station.

Ibis requires walking to the hotel and then back to shuttle to the train station.

So what would you advice?

Thanks!

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Luton, UK
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1. Re: Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

In my opinion the Ibis is the nicer of the two hotels.

As you say, you can walk easily to the Luton Central Train Station from the Thistle in a few minutes. If you stay at the Ibis I would not bother with the shuttle. It's quicker to walk directly to the Parkway Station which you can enter from the rear entrance in Kimpton Road - this will take about 10/15 minutes

I guess it all depends how far you are happy to walk in the morning?

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2. Re: Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

have you considered the hilton very close to parkway station? like a 1 minute walk

…hilton.com/en/…index.html

and a very close taxi ride?

cheers Tony

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3. Re: Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

Hilton must be very good - sold out at my dates!

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4. Re: Ibis or Thistle Express Luton for late arrival?

The walk from Luton Parkway Station to the Ibis hotel depends on how fit and healthy you feel, it requires a walk down a quite steep hill, okay if you are up to it but someone like my Mum with a knee replacement op would not.

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