Comfortable chairs (on which one can take a nap), cafes and restaurants, where food is sold at reasonable prices and not 4 times expensive as in any city restaurant, clean toilets with many booths, free wireless internet access….
Unfortunately such ideal conditions can be found not in all airports of the world. But some modern air terminal complexes are able to compete with hotels. Sleepinginairports.net made an inquiry among travelers and refreshed its traditional top 10 of the best airports of the world, where one can stay for a night. Changi Airport in Singapore is the leader for the 10th time. The other ones were arranged in alphabetical order.
One can not only charge his or her mobile phone, watch a film free of charge and wake up thanks to the chair inbuilt alarm clock in this wonderful air terminal complex. Transit passengers are offered to take part in excursions over the city and to visit swimming pool absolutely free of charge. One wants to stay at such an airport as it is much better, cozier and comfortable than houses of many people. It is calm, quiet and there is sterile tidiness here, which is the result of cleaners’ hard work.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
At this airport tired travelers are offered massage and SPA procedures. There is a meditative room for the representatives of all religions, where they can find books in different languages. The affiliate of the National museum opened in the arrival zone became a “special appeal”: comfortable chairs, clean showers and toilets, internet access. Children, who have to while away the time here, will not be bored, as a special play zone is made especially for them. It is pleasant to spend several hours there but better to reserve a hotel room for the night. Local security service is always alert and in case of any suspicion your documents will be checked.
Travelers like the new airport of Athens, because it is clean and large with internet access. It differs from other European airports with subtle atmosphere of luxury. It’s very clean at the airport. Cleaners are fussing everywhere.
There are different opinions about this airport. Some people find it to be the best place where they can spend even several days in case of redrawing the schedule: they can take a shower, send a letter to their relatives and colleagues. Others complain about chaos and mess made by numerous Canadian and American flights and also about impolite staff. In other words, it is better to be there once to make an opinion about the airport.
Hong Kong, China
The airport of Hong Kong tries to complete with the Singaporean one, though it doesn’t manage to. One can easily catch cold in the new hub sitting under the conditioner. Besides, tourists very often run into pickpockets. However, there are also positive things here: worship and play rooms appeared in the complex, one can use Wi-Fi and send massages.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This airport is huge! Actually it is an optical illusion. It’s as big as other Asian airports, but there are fewer people here, that’s why the territory seems too large. The know-how of this airport is the “all-inclusive traveler’s hall” , where paying 17 dollars tourists get food, internet access, TV, mini-golf and many other things. Passengers noted plastic chairs and paid shower as the minus of the airport.
Auckland, New Zealand
The enormous Auckland airport is smaller than other international air terminal complexes, but at the same time it is very comfortable. There are not so many announcements and travelers can take a nap on folding chairs and couches, take shower or have a rest on comfortable arm-chairs in the mini-theatre. Tourists noticed also friendly staff of the airport. But on the other hand, boarding announcements are hardly heard.
Norway is a wonderful country. It’s inhabitants are pleasant, neat and take care of environment. Such is the capital airport. You needn’t be afraid of robbers and pickpockets; you can take a nap on a chair and not worry about your luggage. Comfortable benches, dim light of the night help you to have a good rest.
Seoul, Incheon, South Korea
Incheon has become one of the best transit airports, where there are many sleeping and resting places. Free internet, special rooms for children, massage and play rooms! So you’d better think about spending a weekend there.
Though the city is located in the outskirts of Europe, aircrafts from the local airport fly in more than 120 directions. There is everything for the tourist happiness, including shower and free internet.
It’s not really necessary to wander about the airport looking for an information desk. The whole staff is not only well-wishing but also perfectly speak English.