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Best Place To Sleep At Stansted?  
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6831 times:

Hello!

Myself and a couple of friends are flying out of STN next saturday on a 6:45am flight to Norway (and returning same day... gotta love super-cheap Ryanair daytrips!)

We were thinking about driving to Stansted the evening before the flight and trying to catch a bit of sleep somewhere before going through security... can anyone recommend any place which is good for sleeping (if any!) ? Is security a problem?

Also, is it possible at all to go through security the night before and sleep somewhere in the departure lounge?

Thanks for any help!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6832 times:



Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
can anyone recommend any place which is good for sleeping (if any!) ? Is security a problem?

Stansted is packed at night, it's really quite an odd sight. Security don't bother you at all, but you'll be very hard pushed to get a seat and it's even difficult to get a place infront of a check in counter - there are literally hundreds of people there each night roughing it. Last time I did it I was with fellow A.nutter Birdwatching and we pitched his tent out by one of the roundabouts and slept in that, but the time before I've ended up grabbing 40 winks on the floor beneath the flight departures signs. The heat from all the TVs is surprisingly useful... and I know that makes me sound like a bum, but it's only for a maximum of 6 hours so why pay for a hotel? Big grin As far as I know it's not possible to sleep airside.




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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6829 times:

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6798 times:



Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 2):

Ahh, I totally forgot about that site! Thanks!

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):

Hahaha I love the tent idea... what did you do with it the next morning? Might consider it, though it the weather's anything like it is at the moment... maybe not!

Probably going to take a sleeping bag... would there be anywhere I can leave it at STN and pick it up that night on the way home?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6794 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Hahaha I love the tent idea... what did you do with it the next morning? Might consider it, though it the weather's anything like it is at the moment... maybe not!

Packed it up in a rucksack and flew with is as hand luggage. Security were fine with it, even the pegs.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
Probably going to take a sleeping bag... would there be anywhere I can leave it at STN and pick it up that night on the way home?

They have a left luggage facility, but it would probably cost quite a bit. Maybe send someone back to the car with the sleeping bags, or sleep in the car if it's going to be somewhere nearbye?


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6781 times:



Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
We were thinking about driving to Stansted

Maybe it would be a good idea to sleep in your car then. At least then you can control the heating/ventilation and keep your valuables safe.

The coaches from London to Stansted are pretty cheap and run all night. Why not stay in your own bed and catch a bus during the night?


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6710 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 5):

Maybe it would be a good idea to sleep in your car then



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Maybe send someone back to the car with the sleeping bags

Thanks guys, I'll be doing one of these... though when it gets a tad warmer/drier, I'm definitely planning to dig out the old LIDL tent for a future STN escapade!


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6698 times:
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Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
can anyone recommend any place which is good for sleeping (if any!) ?

Yes - the SAS Radisson or the Hilton. Take your pick.  biggrin 

Alternatively, find yourself any number of corners in the terminal and join the nightly refugee camp that is London Stansted. Security isn't really a problem. The place is pretty active all night.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

In my younger days, I slept within the terminal at STN on several occasions.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 7):
the SAS Radisson

I slept there the last time I flew from STN (to KUL). Fantastic place! And my room had a brilliant view over an certain airline's ramp...  Silly



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6690 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
I've ended up grabbing 40 winks on the floor beneath the flight departures signs.

Same. Just take something soft for underneath, and some water because you always seem to wake up with a really dry mouth! Chances are you'll be woken by 3am ish by the noise of people who haven't slept over, arriving.

You can also pay £5 for a shower which I thought would be grim but was actually really clean, as was the towel.


User currently offlineVHTJE From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6674 times:
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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6669 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
the SAS Radisson
I slept there the last time I flew from STN (to KUL). Fantastic place! And my room had a brilliant view over an certain airline's ramp...  

Ditto. The Radisson really is convenient (as are those at ZRH and OSL; never tried the one at ARN yet)..
My only complaint (at STN) was a lengthy wait at check-in.
-HT



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