5 perfect Asian hotels for an airport layover

You know how it is, no matter how hard you try to make your international travel plans as seamless as possible, you often end up in that situation where your flight arrives late and your next flight departs early the next day meaning you need a bed for the night; well, here we have 5 perfect hotels for an airport layover that not only offer a bed for the night but go above and beyond to make sure your airport layover is enjoyable and relaxing.

1. Manila Marriott Hotel

For those of you arriving at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) there really is no better option than Manila Marriott Hotel which is situated just moments from the terminal and offers the perfect choice; check in to an immaculately designed room or suite, relax by the pool, book yourself a treatment at Quan Spa and make a reservation at one of the many restaurants to ensure your airport layover leaves you refreshed and ready for your onward travels.

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Who knows, with this hotel being part of Resorts World Manila offering casinos, live shows, events, championship golf course and a multitude of shopping opportunities you may want to make your next stay a little longer…

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2. Amari Don Mueang Airport Bangkok

Connected to Don Mueang International Airport Bangkok (DMK) by an overhead pass Amari Don Mueang Airport Bangkok is an airport hotel in the true sense of the term, you can be in the comfort of your own room with minutes of collecting your luggage and passing through customs; select from 6 different room and suite types to make sure your stay is a comfortable one, choose from the different dining options with something to suit everyone and make sure to spend some time relaxing by the pool with a cool and refreshing drink.

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If the bright lights of Bangkok are just too tempting and you want to head into the city, then make use of the free shuttle service to take you to either the BTS or MRT and you can be enjoying everything Bangkok has to offer in no time at all!

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3. Sala Boutique Hotel

When flying to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) in the Maldives you know you are about to embark on a holiday of a lifetime in this tropical nation situated in the Indian Ocean; why not add a little culture to your trip and spend a night or two in Malé, the capital city of the Maldives when you arrive? With just 6 rooms the Thai inspired Sala Boutique Hotel offers guests a personal and individual experience in the heart of the town where you can relax and unwind after your international flight; expect to be greeted at the airport and escorted via a short 10 minute ferry ride to the hotel, which you’ll be pleased to know also boasts the finest Thai restaurant in Malé which you can sample during your stay.

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It seems a shame to miss out on exploring Malé once you’ve travelled around the world to reach the Maldives, and we’re sure you won’t regret it if that’s what you choose to do.

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4. Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

Land at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and let the team from the superb Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel whisk you away to the comfort of the hotel situated just 1.5km away, either making use of the free transit or with their personal airport transport service. During your stay you can dine at one of the multiple F&B outlets, experience a treatment at the award winning Quan Spa, and why not treat yourself to a room or suite with executive lounge access where you can enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres every evening?

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As the only international 5 star hotel on Lantau Island the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel also offers a great option for business with a selection of meeting / conference rooms available and direct connection to Asia-World Expo which is one of the leading exhibition centres in the region.

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5. Sama-Sama Hotel

Connected to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) via a sky bridge the award winning Sama-Sama Hotel offers the premier choice when passing through KLIA, or even if you have an early flight the following morning. With a selection of room types, a fitness centre, outdoor pool, free WIFI for all guests and 24 hour dining available from Degrees this is without doubt the best option; guests can even check in to their chosen room from the airport whilst waiting for their luggage and also take advantage of the free buggy service between the airport and the hotel which operates from 0500 until 0100.

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For those of you who follow F1 this hotel is also perfect when visiting the Malaysian Grand Prix as the Sepang Circuit is only around 10km away…

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So there you have it, next time you need to spend a night at any of these airports you can check out one of our 5 perfect hotels for an airport layover and be sure to enjoy your stay!

Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest.

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  1. Christina says:

    A useful list for frequent flyers in Asia. Thanks. I’ll bookmark this for when I’m next on the road.

  2. Paul Eyers says:

    Thanks for you comment Christina, please let us know how you get on if you choose any of these hotels on your travels…

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