(2 star hotel)
from the airport
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
A very smooth stay. All the facilities were as promised, with a good breakfast next morning. Very pleasant staff.Mrs Scraton (Gatwick Acorn Lodge)
Everything went very smoothly. My flight was delayed by 5 hours on the return trip but there was no quibbling about my late arrival back to pick up my carMr Scattergood (Gatwick Acorn Lodge)
overnight hotel stop and airport parking at Acorn , Gatwick. Good,clean room, excellent food, free breakfast served very quickly to get away early for flight.Mr Martin (Gatwick Acorn Lodge)
Booking process good. Transfer and pick up to airport excellent. Unfortunately hotel was VERY noisy and uncomfortable.Mrs Smith (Gatwick Acorn Lodge)
Bus to airport 20 mins late so I needed to flag down a cab, complaints to hotel about this fell on deaf ears, meaning they didnt care at all! Still not got my £4 I paid to hotel for this transfer.Miss Jenkinson (Gatwick Acorn Lodge)
Food and drinks in hotel crazily expensive also! I guess if you book the cheapest deal you get rubbish service; lesson learnt.
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Overall rating: 86% by 1386 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. Theres 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 Lodges décor, with marble-tiled bathrooms, attractive paintings and samovars dotted around the lobby. Theres 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 childrens 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 Gatwicks terminals and theres 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 dont 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).
Arrival at the Acorn Lodge
You can check in from 2pm.
Here are your directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M23 at junction 9, following signs for the airport
- At the first roundabout take the second exit, signposted South terminal, onto the A23 Airport Way.
- At the second roundabout take the fourth exit, signposted North terminal and Redhill.
- After about 150 yards, take the third exit at the roundabout towards Longbridge.
- Take the second right, by the traffic lights, onto Massetts Road.
- The hotel will be immediately on your right, on the corner.
By public transport:
The hotel is about half a mile from Horley train station. It also has its own 24-hour transfer bus to and from Gatwick airport, which runs on demand. Just give the hotel a call and it'll meet you at the pickup point at the bus stop outside the terminal. If you're at the South terminal it's bus stop 9 and if it's from the North terminal, it's bus stop 8.
You must check out by 11:00.
Transfers to the airport run every 30 minutes and cost £3 per person each way.
Getting to and from Gatwick airport
You can catch a bus to the airport and back 24 hours a day. It runs every 30 minutes, on the hour and on the half hour. The bus has 8 seats and operates on a first come, first serve basis, so be prepared to wait to get on. The journey takes around 5 minutes and costs £3, each way.
From the airport to the hotel, the bus runs on request only. So when you get back, you'll need to call the hotel to ask for the bus and it'll meet you at the pickup point at the bus stop outside the terminal. If you're at the South terminal it's bus stop 9 and if it's from the North terminal, it's bus stop 8.
Acorn Lodge address
79 Massetts Road,