Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Stansted Airport 5.2 miles (8.4 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 8 7.9 miles (12.7 km). Approximately 15-20 minutes by car from Stansted Airport and situated in the Essex countryside is the Stansted Skyline Hotel. Hotel is by the A120 and some 8 miles from the M11. The hotel is by the small village of Barnston with a population of around 1000. The surro0unding area is mostly countryside. The nearest town is Great Dunmow, some two miles to the south west, which is famous for the Flitch Trials. Held once every 4 years a married couple are tasked with convincing a jury of 6 single females and 6 single males that they have not wanted to be divorced a single day. The town has some local amenities such as shops and restaurants. Some local places of interest include Great Dunmow Museum (1.4 miles) and the 400 years old Gardens of Easton Lodge (3.6 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Stansted Skyline Hotel is a family run hotel.
All rooms are En-suite (power shower, fresh towels) with modern furnishings, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, radio, WiFi and direct-dial telephone. Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board can be requested.
Some budget rooms are located at the hotels annexe accommodation which is 1 mile from the main hotel. A free transfer service operates between annexe and hotel.
Onsite amenities include a well stocked hotel bar (open till midnight) with a terrace where you can sit out weather permitting, and the onsite 'Monsoon Restaurant' serving Indian cuisine and open 18.00 till 23.30.
Reception open 24 hours. Smoking is not allowed anyway within the hotel. WiFi can be picked up in public areas .
Parking: available onsite. £5 per day.
Bedroom Numbers: 17 / 2 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Free public parking is available on site .
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 51% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 51% is 24% below the 75% average guest rating for the area around Stansted. Therefore compared to hotels around the airport its rating is well below average.
Milesfaster ranking: 856th from 866 London hotels, 28th of 28 Stansted hotels, and 323rd of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (1.4 miles, 2.3 km) would be the 3 star Saracens Head Hotel - Great Dunmow, where rates start from £69 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Saracens Head Hotel - Great Dunmow also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Travelodge Stansted Great Dunmow. 1.9 miles away (3.1 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £28.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 3 Star Willows Guest House seems like it might fit the bill, and some 3.9 miles (6.2 km) from this hotel. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
How To Get There: From junction 8 of M11, join A120 East towards Chelmsford, bypassing Stansted Airport. Follow for approximately 5 miles. Exit at Dunmow South and follow over roundabouts towards Chelmsford A130. The Bushel Sack Hotel is on your left at the top of the hill as you enter the village of Barnston.
Shuttle: The hotel operates a shuttle service to/from Stansted Airport starting at 04.00 am and running till midnight every 30 minutes (on request from the airport, Telephone hotel upon arrival for transfer. Ppick up area is in Bay 36 in Coach and Bus Station). Cost £4.50 pp each way.
Past Names: Bushel and Sack Hotel (2008)