Need to know
169, including 19 suites.
11am, but flexible depending on availability and subject to a charge (£50 until 2pm; £100 until 6pm). Check-in: 2pm.
Double rooms from $104.75 (£79), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include a full English breakfast
Keep an eye on the airfield and you should see the famed Red Arrows doing some impressive formation take-offs and landings.
At the hotel
Gym, free WiFi throughout, seven function rooms. In rooms: flatscreen TV, free films and albums on demand, Bose entertainment sound system, cafetière and organic teas, free bottled water, Ren toiletries. Suites come with mini fridges with free soft drinks and DVD players.
Our favourite rooms
To get a view of the planes taking off and touching down opt for a room at the rear. Aviator Studio rooms such as 328 combine oodles of space with fabulous views of the airfield (helped by the sliding floor-to-ceiling windows and Juliet balconies). The top-floor suites (412 and 414 are our favourites) are more spacious still and feature walk-in wardrobes, huge bathrooms with full tubs and three TVs.
The hotel's range of spa treatments (facials, massages, body scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures, and reflexology) are carried out in orchid-adorned candlelit treatment rooms. Get rubbed, brushed and scrubbed and then wind down in their relaxation area.
Leave your flight socks at home, unless you plan to take flying lessons. No need for DVDs or iPods, either – you can choose from dozens of recent film releases and albums old and news via the free in-room library.
Public areas and some rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Welcome – extra beds for older ones (in Studios and Sky Suites only) and cots for babies are provided free. Brasserie has a stash of highchairs and will happily adapt any menu items for wee ones.