I know Yew Lodge pretty well and as we were using the airport we thought it would be good to use the Park and Stay facility that the hotel offers. It was reasonably priced at £109 for the the overnight stay, which included the accommodation, the courtesy bus to the airport and the parking for 8 nights. We were only there from 8.30pm until 4am, when we left for the airport.
It was a decent room, but with a noisy extractor fan in the bathroom and we had the bar manager banging on the door within 15 minutes of getting to the room, as obviously one of the adjoining rooms had complained. Hardly our fault.
We had a fairly expensive meal in the bar area (the same menu and cost as the Marco Pierre White restaurant) and our holiday was getting off to a nice start, until I saw the bill the next morning when a £4 odd tip had been automatically added to the bill, without our knowledge or permission, not a lot I know, but it's just the principle of the thing, so disappointing and when challenged the receptionist just said 'Oh it's something that we do'.
On our return to East Midlands, we rang for the courtesy bus after collecting our baggage and were told 'The bus is on it's way', the 5 minute journey took half an hour apparently!! And we were collected an eternity after the patrons of the other hotels. All in all I think we will try the Hilton next time, which was £20 cheaper too. less