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(3 star hotel)
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There's a reason they call it the Express - if you're looking at an early start, this is the quickest and easiest East Midlands airport hotel to set out from. After a tasty meal in the hotel restaurant and a restful night's sleep, you can wake up to a breakfast from as early as 4am! The best bit is, breakfast is included in the price!

For transfers to and from the Holiday Inn Express, East Midlands Airport, Derby, just hop on the direct bus. You'll be at check-in before you've had chance to say 'good morning' - the perfect airport hotel to get your holiday started early.

Our customers rated Holiday Inn Express on average 9/10 (27 reviews). Read Holiday Inn Express reviews.

Getting to the airport:

The Express by Holiday Inn hotel is less than a mile from the airport. The hotel can book you a taxi to the terminal, which costs £6.50 each way.

Full driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation email.

Check in from 2pm and you’ll need to check out by 12pm.


The hotel offers overnight parking for £5 per car if you need it.

This package doesn’t include parking while you’re away. If you need to park for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.


Guests say the rooms are clean, comfortable and functional.

Rooms include:

  • TV
  • Phone
  • Work desk
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


Wifi is free to use throughout the hotel. Guests say it’s fast enough for streaming, but can be a little on the slow side during busy periods.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Accessible entrance to the hotel
  • Accessible lifts

The hotel have accessible rooms with visual alarms. If you would like to request an accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.

Restaurant and bar:

The restaurant offers a range of starters including loaded nachos and mozzarella sticks, for mains choose from burgers, pizza, curry and traditional English meals like fish and chips. Delicious desserts to finish including sticky toffee pudding.

There is a kids menu for £4.50, where kids can choose from pasta, nuggets and pizza.

5pm - 9pm daily.

There’s also a bar you can enjoy your favourite tipple in at whatever time during the day, as it’s open 24 hours.


Breakfast is a full English and continental buffet, served in the Great Room. Expect all the classics like bacon, eggs and sausages and best of all it’s free for guests.

Continental: 4am - 9.30am daily
Full English buffet: 6.30am - 9.30am daily.

Good to know:

If you're booking a Triple, Quad or Family room, please bear in mind that you can either have a sofa bed or a cot but not both due to space limitations.

[date from=2019-05-09 to=2019-05-16]Please be advised that the hotels' lift is currently not working.[/date]

Express by Holiday Inn with breakfast address

Pegasus Business Park,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2TQ

Express by Holiday Inn with breakfast Additional Information

Star rating
AddressPegasus Business Park,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2TQ
Disabled facilitiesYes - there are five rooms suitable for disabled customers and are available on request.
En-suite bathroom
Phone in room
Satellite TV

Express by Holiday Inn with breakfast room-only procedures

On the day of your stay:

  • Make your way to the Express by Holiday Inn - your confirmation email will include driving directions and a postcode for satnavs.
  • Arriving by train? The nearest station is East Midlands Parkway.

Getting from the hotel to the airport:

The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport, which costs £6.50 per car.