Acorn Lodge Gatwick Hotel

79 Massetts Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7EB

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8 days parking for 1 car

(2 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
1.1 miles
from the airport
customer rating

Close to the airport, close to perfect

A short drive from Gatwick's terminals, this friendly, family-run lodge has a genuinely-welcoming feel. The staff couldn't do more to make you feel welcome, with lots of charming, personal touches, from the hotel's own shuttlebus pickup at the airport to the home-cooked breakfasts. With just 22 rooms, the fantastic Acorn Lodge Gatwick is a popular hotel at Gatwick airport that fills up quickly, so make sure you book early.

Antique decorations, old-fashioned personal service

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Overall rating: 86%by 1420 guests

The hotel has recently expanded, adding another nine spacious, comfortable rooms and an outside patio with a barbecue for sitting out in the summertime. There’s a cosy bar and excellent restaurant serving cooked-to-order breakfasts and Mediterranean-influenced dinners, with Turkish dishes a particular speciality. The theme carries through the Acorn Lodge’s décor, with marble-tiled bathrooms, attractive paintings and samovars dotted around the lobby. There’s a 24-hour pick-up service from the airport – just call and a driver will come to collect you in a dedicated minibus. The terminals are just five minutes away.

All the little things, included in the price

All rooms have an en suite bath or shower room and television. Wifi access is free for all guests and available in the public areas and most rooms. There are twin, double and family rooms (with children’s bunk beds) available. Best of all, you can combine your stay with secured parking at the nearby Cambridge Hotel. Acorn Lodge is a great place to get your holiday off to a relaxed start.

We recommend the Acorn Lodge for:

Comfort - all rooms are clean and comfortable with springy beds and large, double-glazed windows for sunshine in the day and peace at night.

Convenience - the Acorn Lodge is just five minutes from Gatwick’s terminals and there’s a dedicated shuttlebus that's easier and cheaper than queuing for a regular bus or booking a taxi.

Parking - an all-inclusive parking deal means you don’t have to worry about driving to the airport or using public transport. Note that customer parking is at the nearby Cambridge hotel (see Parking tab for further details).

Getting to the airport:

North Terminal: 5 minutes drive

South Terminal: 5 minutes drive

A shuttle to the airport costs £3 and runs every 30 minutes, 24-hours a day.


The hotel offers free, overnight parking on-site if you need it.

This package doesn’t include parking while you’re away.

For a hotel with parking for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.

For more information, check the transfers tab.

Hotel location:

The Acorn Lodge is a 5-minute drive from the airport in good traffic.

Driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your confirmation. Free overnight parking is available at the hotel.

Arriving by train? The nearest station is Gatwick Airport. It’s about 5-minutes drive from there to the hotel by taxi.

Check-in from 2pm. Check-out by 11am.


Guests tell us the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Some rooms have showers and some have baths, so we recommend asking at reception if you have a preference.

Rooms include:

  • Free wifi
  • Tea and coffee
  • TV
  • En suite bathroom
  • Hair dryer


There’s free unlimited wifi throughout the hotel. Guests say it’s fast and reliable, ideal for streaming your favourite shows.


The hotel does not have a lift and the staircases are fairly steep, so ask at reception for a ground floor room if you need it.

Unfortunately the hotel does not yet have any accessible rooms, so we recommend checking one of our other hotels if you require easier accessibility.


The restaurant offers a menu of freshly-cooked British and European classics, such as fish and chips, burgers, pasta and salads.

Main meals average about £14 from the a la carte menu. There are also 3-course set menus, with a choice of 4 starters and 4 mains. Book yours on the next page for £17.95pp.

There’s a kids menu, with 2 courses for £5.95. The choices include spaghetti bolognese, egg and chips and chicken burgers, plus dessert.

Open: 6pm - 10.15pm daily


The bar serves a range of soft drinks, beer, wines, spirits and snacks.

Open 4pm - 12 midnight daily.


The restaurant serves a plated cooked breakfast and continental buffet.

Continental buffet is served from 6am - 9am and costs £3pp when you book in advance with us.

Cooked breakfast is served from 7am - 9am and costs £5pp when you book in advance with us.

Hints, tips and extra bits:

Request a room on the ground floor if you’ve got lots of luggage, as there isn’t a lift.

*Prices correct at time of writing

Acorn Lodge address

79 Massetts Road,

Acorn Lodge Additional Information

Star rating
Address79 Massetts Road,
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom