Cambridge Hotel at Gatwick Airport

19 Bonehurst Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 8PP

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Great' by 579 guests

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(3 star hotel)
 
£50.00*
room-only
£61.00*
including 8 days parking
2 miles
from the airport
8.6/10
customer rating

Everything within arm's reach

The Cambridge Hotel Gatwick has the feel of a family-run hotel. It is not so big that you have a sense of being anonymous and it's not one of those hotels where you are confronted with a bewildering succession of long corridors. The building is Grade II-listed and although it has been restored, it still offers bundles of Victorian character, which makes it unique from all of the larger hotels at Gatwick.

The hotel has 35 guests rooms, which are all en-suite. It’s more than large enough to find space to relax, have a drink, find a quiet corner, and get your breath back after a long journey or on return from your destination.

It’s the friendliness of those who work there that strikes you – the members of staff, from the owner down, take a real interest in your comfort, just like you’d imagine in a smaller family-run hotel.

Its historical connection with the Duke of Cambridge – that’s the 2nd Duke (1819-1904) not the present holder of the title, Prince William – sets it apart from other Gatwick hotels. Interestingly, it was the home of the Duke’s wife, whom he had married without Royal consent, and their children. The lobby area evokes the time when the Cambridge was a Victorian mansion frequented by nobility and royal personages. Its most distinguishing original features are a fine staircase and chandelier, which give the reception area a special charm.

Staff were above standard and extremely knowledgeable... Including the shuttle drivers... They were very friendly....We booked the pre paid three course meal.... I had the lamb main which was delicious, the only let down were all three desserts.... The triffle was hideous, and tasted of nothing but glup and poor quality... And creme caramel was inedible... Everything else was fantastic...

Miss Noel (Gatwick Cambridge)

The room was nice and big and the car was parked against a wall so I thought that it wouldn't need to be moved but when we arrived back it had been moved closer to the exit. The staff were polite in the bar and on returning the keys were handed over swiftly.

Mr Wells (Gatwick Cambridge)

everything ran very smoothly, hotel clean and evening meal lovely,
transfer to airport good as was pick up on return.

Mrs Mutimer (Gatwick Cambridge)

speedy pick up from the airport and had a lovely meal at the hotel although the meal selection was a bit limited. The rooms were lovely clean and comfortable, staff friendly too.

Mrs Hourihan (Gatwick Cambridge)

Excellent stop over, food very good and reasonably priced too. Courtesy bus driver is very helpful, even making us a coffee on our return.

Mr Stanley (Gatwick Cambridge)

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Overall rating: 86% by 1829 guests

It’s a calm, well-ordered hotel with the co-owner ‘Chef-Patron’ Kemal very much in evidence. His name is on the hotel’s restaurant, which shows the importance he attaches to the hotel’s cuisine, and when not in the kitchen overseeing the food, he is buzzing about the hotel alongside his friendly team of staff, who pay close attention to the needs of the guests.

We recommend the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick for:

A sense of history - not many Gatwick Hotels can boast such prestigious connections. The Cambridge was originally a grand mansion, built by the 2nd Duke of Cambridge in 1852 for his wife Sarah Fairbrother and their children. He had married her, a commoner, for love, against his cousin Queen Victoria’s wishes, and stayed at the house whenever he could to be with his family. It’s a romantic story, and the house still retains a special charm.

Personal attention - The Cambridge is jointly owned and managed by Kemal, who has a very friendly and hands-on approach. He has been in the hotel trade for over 30 years and is not the type of man to lock himself away in his office. You feel he knows his staff well, and many of them have worked for him for years. So the hotel is well run and as Kemal is also the head chef, the restaurant is similarly well managed.

Food - Kemal, as the ‘Chef-Patron’, takes pride in his food, and his menu offers a wide range of international dishes, a full wine list, and a number of Turkish dishes, which are his speciality. His three personally trained chefs keep up a consistent standard, and the dining room has a quiet elegance, without being stuffy and formal. The eating experience is relaxed, but the service is speedy and efficient.

Convenience - The Cambridge is only one and a half miles away from Gatwick airport, easy to find just off the M23 between London and Brighton, and has plenty of space for parking. You can leave your car in the hotel compound with peace of mind, and find it waiting ready for you next to the hotel on your return. There is a 24-hour minibus service that is easily arranged, so you’ll have no problems catching your flight on time.

Check-in

Earliest check-in time is 2pm, unless otherwise arranged. Latest check-out time is 11am, unless otherwise arranged.

Address

19 Bonehurst Road,
Horley
RH6 8PP

Arrival at the Cambridge Standard Room

Earliest check in time at the Cambridge is 3pm.

Transfers operate to both terminals 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes, take just 10 minutes and cost £3 per person, each way.

Here are the hotel directions:
Exit the M23 at junction 9 and follow the signs for Gatwick airport. At the first roundabout go straight on. At the next roundabout take the last exit towards the A23. At the next roundabout turn right, sign-posted Redhill A23. At the large interchange with a Shell garage in the centre, follow the signs for Redhill A23. The Cambridge Hotel is on the left after a few hundred yards.

Checking Out

Latest check out time at the Cambridge Hotel is 11:00.

Transfers operate to both terminals 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes, and take just 10 minutes. They cost £3 per person for the return journey.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

On the day of your stay:

1. Drive to the Cambridge - your confirmation will include driving directions and a postcode for satnavs.
2. Park in the hotel car park and head inside to check in.
3. You’ll need to leave your keys with the hotel so your car can be moved to a secured car park close to the hotel while you’re away.

Getting from the hotel to the airport:

- It’s 10-minutes on the hotel’s bus to both terminals.
- The hotel runs a 24-hour transfer bus to and from the airport.
- Transfers cost £3 per person each way.
- We recommend leaving plenty of time to transfer in the morning as the bus only has 8 seats and operates on a first come, first served basis.

Coming home:

1. Collect your luggage, then head outside to the pick-up point - it’s bus stop 9 at the south terminal and bus stop 8 at the north terminal.
2. Call the hotel and request your transfer back to your car; the number will be on your confirmation.
3. Pick up your keys from reception and drive home.

Cambridge Standard Room address

19 Bonehurst Road,
Horley,
Surrey,
RH6 8PP

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* Prices quoted are for stays on the 27-11-2016, valid as of 28-09-2016