Hi, Im Kate Jarvis, one of Holiday Extras dedicated team who try every hotel we recommend. Ive slept in the beds, eaten in the restaurants, sipped drinks in every bar and even worked out in the gym. And I can promise you that the Hilton at Gatwick easily deserves all its 4 stars, being 5 hassle-free minutes stroll from the check-in desks.
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Comfort and convenience
If you prefer your travel unruffled, choose the Hilton at Gatwick. Even as a casual stroll, a covered walkway gets you to the South Terminal in minutes. In fact, your holiday starts here: there are two excellent restaurants, two relaxing bars, a Costa coffee shop, a swimming pool, a fully-equipped business centre and a gym. Every room has internet access, satellite TV and pay-per-view movies.
"Hilton Hotel is all that you need and more before going on holiday Mrs Kiberd
Easy to find, hard to beat
Driving? Leave the M23 at Junction 9 exit, following signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout, turn left towards the South Terminal and move into the right hand lane. The Hilton at Gatwick is on your left and clearly sign-posted. Park right outside the hotel for 10 minutes while dropping off bags and passengers.
Gatwick Hilton car park, unloading luggage upon arrival
Hassle-free airport parking
Theres a number of airport parking options when you book the Hilton at Gatwick. The first: drop your car off at Purple Parking, the car park that offers excellent value. The second: park it yourself in a North terminal car park. And the third: Meet & Greet, booking Maple Manors service which collects your car from the hotel, takes it to a secured car park, and returns it at the end of your holiday. And, with our Best Price Guarantee, you cannot find cheaper parking anywhere else.
Gatwick Hilton double room
Bedrooms at the Gatwick Hilton
Whichever option you choose, the initial impression is identical: deeply-carpeted silence. And, having tried it ourselves, we can vouch that triple-glazed, sound-proofed windows prepare you for a sublime nights sleep, with the added surprise of waking in the middle of Gatwick airport.
Standard room: all the Hiltons standard rooms are of the quality youd expect from the famous hotel chain: elegant, sumptuously fitted and air-conditioned. The plasma screen TV features pay-per-view movies. You have internet access, a phone, radio and MP3 player dock. Theres a hairdryer and tea and coffee. Theres also an en-suite bathroom amply supplied with La Source toiletries.
Double rooms: standard double rooms are spacious (23 square metres) and luxurious. Comfortably upholstered, they offer every opportunity to unwind. Every up-to-date convenience is at your fingertips. And theres a large double bed for blissful sleep.
Family rooms: these rooms are large (52 square metres) and have a large bathroom and masses of storage. Standard family rooms are fitted with one double and two single beds, plus the option of adding a cot or a roll-out bed so three children can be accommodated as well as the adults.
Compact family rooms: at 32 square metres, larger than standard doubles. Fitted with one double bed and two bunks, offering ample space for two adults and two children. Connecting rooms: a sensible arrangement for maintaining privacy while keeping the children near at hand.
Triple rooms: fitted with three single beds and highly suitable for three adults.
Elegant, intimate dining in Amy's Restaurant
To whet your appetite
Where would you plan to eat at the Hilton at Gatwick? Theres no shortage of choice with Amys and the Garden restaurant, plus two bars serving food and a Costa coffee shop stocked with cakes and hot drinks. And with the Hiltons splendid breakfast buffet, youll never have to fly hungry.
Breakfast and dinner are served daily in light and spacious surroundings. Useful tip: you can save money on all your meals when you book through Holiday Extras. Also, if children under 10 eat are dining with you, they eat free, from a special menu created by Annabel Karmel, child nutrition expert.
Breakfast menu: whatever your preferred breakfast, its included in the Garden Restaurants extensive breakfast buffet. Help yourself to English or Continental breakfast. Dip into the deliciously broad range of cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit salads, cereals, toast and jams. Not forgetting fresh tea, coffee and fruit juices. In a hurry for your flight? We promise you can be in, out, fed and refreshed in under 10 minutes.
Full English breakfast in the Garden Restaurant
Dinner menu: the nightly buffet, an elaborate banquet of over 100 dishes, will delight you. Youll find succulent seafood starters and savoury soup of the day. There are steaming roasts from the carvery and crisp, fresh salads. And, come dessert, an entire counter of temptation. All accompanied by the extensive Hilton drinks menu.
A la carte menu: plenty of choice: the scrumptious Hilton burger, flash-fried tiger prawns, juicy Scottish steaks, four different curries, pizzas and a mouth-watering list of pasta dishes.
Amy's Restaurant Open daily: 6.00pm 10.45pm.
Sophisticated travellers will appreciate this elegant, intimate restaurant serving a la carte cuisine and an impressive list of excellent wines and beers. If youre eager to dine extremely well the night before you fly, we recommend booking your table at Amy's now to avoid disappointment.
Bars, snacks and other dining options
Amy's Bar: the crucial meeting place in the atrium where cocktail meets wine bar meets café. A good spot to chyeck email over coffee in the afternoon and there are few cooler spots to round off a pleasurable evenings dining until 2.30am every night. Amy's does light lunches like Cajun chicken salads, hot sandwiches and plenty of vegetarian options until 5.00pm.
Charlie Frys Sports Bar: the popular Hilton ground floor pub with a fine range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, where sports fans can keep up-to-date with events on big screen TV and news over a drink in a truly relaxed environment. The atmosphere is friendly and the bar staff very accommodating (when asked to change channels for the football one evening, they happily switched one of their screens over for the match). Liveliness builds when hotel guests start to unwind. Charlie Frys offers typical bar food between 5.00 22.45pm.
Guests upgraded to executive rooms: the executive lounge serves free canapés every evening from 6.30pm and a free continental breakfast between 6am and 10.30am every morning.
The Hilton at Gatwick was lovely, from the staff to the meal in the evening. It was worth every penny. Ms Bullio
Directions and parking details
Excellent value parking close to the hotel at Purple Parking
If you're arriving by car: exit the M23 at Junction 9 and follow the signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout turn left towards the South Terminal. Move into the right hand lane. The hotel is on the left and is clearly sign-posted. You can park right outside the hotel for 10 minutes while you drop off bags and passengers. Drive to one of the nearby airport car parks.
If youve booked Meet & Greet: a driver will meet you at the hotel to collect your car and bring it back for your return.
If youre arriving via public transport: trains to Gatwick Airport arrive at the South Terminal and its a five-minute walk, under cover, from train station to the Gatwick Hilton.
If you're arriving at the North Terminal: catch the free two-minute monorail ride to the South Terminal. It runs every three minutes, 24/7.
Airport parking at the Gatwick Hilton: all car parks used for the Hilton at Gatwick are close to the hotel and easy to find. Leaving your car with Holiday Extras is a convenient, simple and safe option, excellent value too, because our package deals offer you substantial savings when you book your hotel room and parking all together.
Maple Manor Meet & Greet: the simplest and most convenient airport parking option is to leave it to experts. On arrival, a Maple Manor chauffeur will meet you and collect your car outside the hotel. Itll be driven to the Maple Manor secured car park, where it will stay while you're away. On your return, Maple Manor will bring your car to the terminal.
Purple Parking: want an excellent value option? Combine your Hilton stay with Purple Parking, a secured off-airport car park, three miles from Gatwick. Drive your car to Purple Parking on your way to the Hilton and Purple Parking will transfer you right to the South Terminal. When you come back from holiday, Purple Parking will pick you up at the South Terminal (the bus runs every 20 minutes) and take you back to the car park to pick up your car.
Checking in and out: The earliest check-in time at the Gatwick Hilton is 3.00pm.
The hotel is connected to the South Terminal by a covered walkway allowing easy access in under four minutes. If you're departing from the North Terminal, catch the free 24 hour monorail service, which runs every three minutes and takes around two minutes.
Was a bit annoyed that there was limited seating in the restaurant and that we had to wait for a table due to a large conference being held at the same day. Would have been very helpful if the hotel had alerted us to this on our arrival. They kept selling dinner vouchers to other guests and the restaurant was struggling to get them seated and had to call them to tell them to stop selling the buffet dinner to anymore guest. We had bought ours as part of the package: hotel, meet and greet and dinner. This is not a fault of holiday extras but with the Hilton itself and I would appreciate these comments being passed onto them.
Mr Reid (Gatwick Hilton)
Everything went smoothly as expected,the facilities were as described and the staff were very helpful,only stayed 1 night as was flying the next morning, the evening meal we booked was very nice and plenty of choice .would book again
Mrs Smith (Gatwick Hilton)
Reception rther slow but arrived at a busy time. Otherwise service excellent, particularly the alarm call otherwise might have slept when my plane took off!!
Mrs Mann (Gatwick Hilton)
Straight forward booking and checking in. Good room and early morning call right on time. Very convenient for 4 am start.
Mrs Summers (Gatwick Hilton)
We loved our stay but booked an early morning call as had a early flight and the Hilton did not ring to wake us if it had been down to them we would have missed our flight
Address: Hilton London Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Gatwick Airport, Gatwick RH6 0LL, United Kingdom
* Prices quoted are for stays on the 05-02-2017, valid as of 03-12-2016
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