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Flights of Fancy: The Most Unusual Flight-Related Places to Stay!

23 April 2024

We’d like to welcome you on board this brand-new, Host Unusual in-flight experience that’s quite unlike any other.

There’ll be no safety briefings, ear-popping or uneasy landings. In fact, there’ll be no take-off at all, since we’ll be remaining firmly on the ground throughout.

All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the view, as we point out some of the very best flight-related places to stay, from planes and helicopters, to control towers (and even the occasional UFO).

Main image: 727 Fuselage Home | Costa Rica

The Aviator Hotel

Sywell, Northamptonshire, England
A dazzling Art Deco retreat and former pilot’s clubhouse, steeped in history and overlooking the lively Sywell Aerodrome in the heart of rural Northamptonshire.  
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£81 / night

Jumbostay

Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Jumbostay is a totally out-of-this-world hostel at Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where guests can sleep in an original Boeing 747 and
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£40 pppn

The Control Tower B&B

Walsingham, Norfolk, England
A restored Control Tower B&B bursting with history, period art deco features and furnishings on a former North Norfolk airfield.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£125 / night

RAF Wainfleet - The Tower

Friskney, near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England
Stay in a history-steeped, uniquely iconic Lincolnshire landmark and quirky helicopter, fit for wartime heroes and offering superlative countryside views.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£195 / night

Galahad at Windmill Campersite

Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Located in the centre of the Isle of Wight is one of the UK's most unique overnight stays, in a converted Westland Wessex helicopter named Galahad at Windmill Campersite.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps:
From
£325 (4 nts)

Melin Mabes

Templeton, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A Pembrokeshire Amazing Space that combines timeless home comfort with interstellar accommodation that's out of this world!
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (Mabel) 4 (Spodnic)
From
£100 / night (Mabel)

Glamping Helipod

Friskney, Near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England
A daredevil stay aboard a military helicopter, secured on the site of the Dambusters' old training ground!
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2
From
£50 / night

Jetstream

Friskney, near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England
Fasten your seatbelts for a thrilling glamping break aboard a converted military plane, grounded at RAF Wainfleet with beautiful rural scenery and family attractions in easy reach.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 4 (+1)
From
£100 / night

Arabian Nights

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
First-class comfort in a genuine Airbus, charmingly set on a quiet-and-quirky Pembrokeshire site.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£179 / night

Hotel Charles Lindbergh

Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Live your childhood dreams of flying and sleep in an aeronaut's cabin, in a unique, immersive fantasy world of historic aviation and adventure, set within one of Europe's best-loved theme parks.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per cabin
From
£335 / night (*inc extras)

Apple Camping

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A fresh, friendly glamping site offering some of the most imaginative accommodation in the UK - including a UFO! - all nestled in the calm heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£198/2 nts

Haelarcher Helicopter Glamping

The Lizard, Cornwall, England
A welcoming ‘home-from-home’ Cornish stay with a delicious farmhouse breakfast, beautiful sea views, and a comfy bed in an ex-Royal Navy helicopter!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£138/night

UFO Guadalupe

Baja California, Mexico
Discover an architect-designed, 'Instaworthy' retreat that’s totally out of this world, complete with a stargazing hot tub and 360-degree views of Mexico’s spectacular Valle de Guadalupe.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£225 / night

Toucan

Savegre de Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A luxurious, clean-lined suite on board a plane that's beautifully grounded just five minutes from one of Costa Rica's finest surfing beaches.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£129 / night

Sky Plane

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, Pays de la Loire, France
A comfy, stylishly converted aeroplane, grounded on a family-friendly French campsite just two minutes from the sea.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
From
£80 / night

Private Jet Villa

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
Savour a first-class break aboard your very own jet, breath-takingly elevated on a Balinese clifftop with opulent furnishings, a cockpit jacuzzi, and a private butler and chef  
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1,919 /night

Barjac Cessna Plane

Barjac, Occitanie, France
A delightfully quirky plane-and-control-tower, filled with colourful character, and rurally secluded in a medieval French village.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
From
£112 / night

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