(3 star hotel)
from the airport
Enough food to feed an army
If you're just looking for a quick, continental bite, there's plenty to tempt you at the Airport Inn's breakfast buffet: cereals, toast, pastries, yoghurts and fruit are all available, with tea, coffee and juice to wash it all down with. Those with a heartier appetite will be satisfied too, with the Airport Inn serving up all the traditional hot breakfast options. Help yourself to as much sausage and bacon as you like. Breakfast is priced at £9.95 for Continental and £11.95 for English.
- Breakfast: 6am to 10am
- Dinner: 5pm to 10pm
Children are definitely at the head of the table in Harriet's Restaurant. Their Pirate's Paradise menu doesn't just feature a shipload of dishes - from sausage and mash to penne carbonara - there's a treasure hunt and pictures to colour in on the back too. But adults needn't feel cheated - okay, there's no colouring to do, but you'll find the food enough of a work of art in itself.The full menu features steaks, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, pasta and risotto - though we struggled to get past the starters, there were so many things we wanted to have. We reckon we'd begin with baked goat's cheese on toasted French bloomer bread with onion marmalade and a balsamic glaze, before moving on to chicken tagliatelle in a green pesto and cream sauce with parmesan - or maybe the smoked haddock and gruyere fish cake with lemon mayonnaise, French fries and rocket. Dessert would be a chocolate brownie with vanilla pod ice cream - nom. Prices start from £2.95 for a starter, £9.95 for a main and £4.95 for a dessert. The children's menu costs £4.50 for two courses and £6.50 for three courses. Dinner is served from 5pm to 10pm.
Booking was easy, rooms and facilities were good for the price, shuttle bus easy to find and journeys from and to the airport were short. Staff were friendly and helpful. We also had dinner in the evening, with reasonable choices, excellent service and good value. Our only quibble was that the corridor smelt of cigarette smoke - perhaps smoking/non smoking rooms are not separated. All in all, our stay made an early flight much pleasanter and more manageable.Mrs Crisp (Gatwick Airport Inn)
The hotel staff were good, the chap on reception, couldn't have been more helpful at 4.30 putting my cases on busMrs Creasey (Gatwick Airport Inn)
Very easy to book and very efficient .holiday extras kept me informed re my booking.I would use them again.Mrs Mooney (Gatwick Airport Inn)
We could get the hotel bus to the South terminal and did not have to use the link from the north terminal. The National Express bus was late arriving and added another hour to our very long journey. The Nat/express staff were very helpful especially the man at the South Terminal. The Best Western Moat House was first Class.Mrs Mackie (Gatwick Airport Inn)
All hotel rooms were as booked and everything more than acceptable. We would not have been able to source our three hotel rooms, before and after our flight, without your help.Mr Gordon (Gatwick Airport Inn)
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Overall rating: 86% by 828 guests
Food is also available in the bar from 11am to 10.45pm: there's an extensive menu of snacks, soup, sandwiches, panini, baked potatoes, salads, pizzas, burgers, mains and desserts. The room service menu is very similar: most of it's available from 8am to 11pm, but some dishes are available 24 hours a day. There's a £3 charge for room service though, on top of the cost of your food.