Inside Aerotel, the First Transit Hotel Inside Sydney Airport

Convenience is crucial when you’re travelling. So the arrival of the new Aerotel Transit Hotel inside Sydney Airport’s T1 International Terminal is sure to be a godsend for punctual travellers venturing through the city’s main transport hub.

The first hotel to sit inside the airport itself, the Aerotel is located landside before security and immigration, just 100 metres from the international check-in desk. For guests, the new hotel means being a mere one-minute stroll between the arrivals gate and accommodation.

Operated by airport lounge specialist Plaza Premium Group, the hotel is essentially an extension of its Plaza Premium Lounge. The well-designed boutique accommodation comprises 15 rooms with both single and double-bed options. The hotel also offers a premium lounge and a 24-hour reception with an external entrance for travellers arriving late.

The Aerotel Sydney Airport Hotel joins the brand’s collection of Aerotel airport facilities around the world, adding convenience to busy cities such as London, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Beijing.

Aerotel Lounge Singapore
Aerotel Lounge Singapore | Source: Aerotel

The single rooms are primed for on-the-go solo travellers providing 7-11 square metres of modern living space with free Wi-Fi and an ensuite. The double plus rooms offer the same facilities but with a double bed and 9-11 square metres of living space.

The interiors are modern and comfortable and designed to make the most of the limited space. The decor is clean with travel-friendly features including luggage space and stylish bathrooms equipped with a shower and power outlets.

Double Plus Room Aerotel Sydney
Double Plus Room | Source: Aerotel Sydney

Three-hour bookings for a single are priced at A$71 and climb to A$99 for six hours, and A$178 for an overnight stay. Staying in the double room is slightly more expensive at A$88 for three hours, A$115 for six hours, and A$214 overnight.

Sitting adjacent is the separate Plaza Premium arrivals lounge that’s available to hotel guests for A$25 and A$45 per person for everyone else. The sizable space is perfect for whittling away a few hours featuring cafe-style hot and cold meals, business facilities and showers.

Plaza Premium Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge | Source: Executive Traveller

The new Aerotel hotel and arrivals lounge targets travellers who arrive in the early morning but have a later check-in at another hotel so need a pleasant space to freshen up and pass the time. It’ll also be perfect for travellers with an early morning departure who’d prefer to stay overnight beside the airport instead of making the journey in the early hours of the morning.

Sydney Airport recently rolled out new time-saving tech in the form of new 3D scanning technology that allows certain travellers to easily transit through security checkpoints.

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