(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
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. Its 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.
Its 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 youd imagine in a smaller family-run hotel.
Its historical connection with the Duke of Cambridge thats 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 Dukes 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.
The Cambridge hotel is just the place to start your holiday. The staff and the facilities are excellent as is the transport to and from the airport.Mr Mcardle, 24 Sep 2013
yes staff very helpful,excellent food.Just as well we could leave our cases in a locked room overnight as no liftsMr Martinez, 04 Sep 2013
Hotel dated and had a missing window in the room which was boarded up but let alot of traffic noise into the room aswell as the noise from the tv room so not much sleep was had.Mr Bone, 30 Aug 2013
Very positive experience. Hotel basic but adequate for a one night stay and in process of renovation. Restaurant v good and reasonable price. Airport transfer worked well in both directions.Mr Jenner, 18 Aug 2013
Had to wait a while to be collected from airport (probably about 15 minutes+)but otherwise everything was great.Ms Palfrey, 25 Jul 2013
Very strange room which was built in the eaves, with only part of a door! Handy for the airport and reasonably priced though.Mrs Stanley, 22 Jul 2013
Hotel fine but when we came back to collect the car staff at hotel had left it badly parked and under a tree which meant car was covered in bird droppings.Mrs Sharp, 20 Jul 2013
Excellent pickup and drop off, room refurbished but could really do with new carpet, which is why I marked down. Excellent breakfast and courteous service. Would use again.Mrs Thomas, 10 Jul 2013
Very slick service, when ringing to request cot for room, staff were very helpful. The hotel/parking facility was brilliant. Would definitely use holiday extras again.Miss O'brien, 08 Jul 2013
Our experience was overall good. Everything went smoothly. Room was basic, but clean and adequate. Staff were helpful, if not particularly smiley.Mr Jones, 30 Jun 2013
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Its a calm, well-ordered hotel with the co-owner Chef-Patron Kemal very much in evidence. His name is on the hotels restaurant, which shows the importance he attaches to the hotels 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 Victorias wishes, and stayed at the house whenever he could to be with his family. Its 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 youll have no problems catching your flight on time.
Earliest check-in time is 2pm, unless otherwise arranged. Latest check-out time is 11am, unless otherwise arranged.
19 Bonehurst Road,
The grade II listed Cambridge hotel will serve you a little slice of history before you fly. The decor is in keeping with the age of the building but with a modern twist. The public areas are bright and airy with floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking chandeliers. Despite the impressive decor, it's quite modestly sized, making sure it's still utterly cosy and charming.
You can check in from 14:00 and there's plenty to keep you entertained until bed...
Dine on British and European classics in the hotel's restaurant, which serves from 18:00 to 22.30pm daily. All of the dishes are homemade and well thought out. It's not a typical low-cost hotel menu - they really take pride and care in the food that they serve.
You can have three courses for a special price when you book with us, so be sure to add dinner to your booking before you check out. You can have a browse of the set menu too; it will really get your taste buds tingling.
The well-stocked bar is charming and cosy, serving typical pub favourites. The prices are reasonable too.
When it comes to the bedrooms, think family-run guest house - clean, comfortable, light and airy. The family rooms are particularly generous with some rooms sleeping up to six people.
And you can log onto the internet easily as wifi is free throughout the entire hotel. Ask for the code at reception when you check in.
In the morning, sit down to a home-cooked, traditional English breakfast, which you can get at a discount if you book it through us in advance. Breakfast starts at 07:00 and finishes at 09:00 but you can get lighter, continental items from 06:00. Add breakfast to your booking before you check out. You'll get a special price and it's one less thing to pay for on the day.
Hints, tips and extra bits:
If you have mobility problems this is not the hotel for you, all the rooms are upstairs and there is no lift. The hotel are aiming to make the rooms more accessible soon, so watch this space!