(4 star hotel)
from the airport
This hotel is now closed
This hotel has gone into administration and is no longer accepting bookings.
A pint of real ale, traditional pub grub and beautiful British countryside nearby? Maybe not what youre looking for in a holiday destination, but if you want a quintessentially British start to your holiday, the four-star Menzies (formerly the Menzies Chequers) is the hotel for you. Dont take that to mean its old fashioned, though the contemporary decor, modern restaurant menu and free wifi ensure its bang up to date. Good job, then, that there are rooms for up to five people, including four adults - no one should miss out on this Gatwick hotel.
Arrived at the hotel and they didn't have our booking, finally found us a room - twin not double, old fruit left in the bin!Mrs Gower, 12 Oct 2013
I thought where we stayed was very good and friendly staff. I would recommend the hotel to friends and I would stay there againMiss Whitehouse, 04 Feb 2013
Menzies Gatwick a bit tired-needed upgrading. Not as good as Holiday Inn which we have used before but was fully booked.Beaumont, 04 Nov 2012
We were 2 oaps travelling home who arrived tired and weary after a long journey for an overnight stay. We found the Hotel very pleasant, staff extremely helpful and friendly.Mrs Sanderson, 12 Aug 2012
The hotel we booked was full but they transferred us to another hotel free of charge - the location was in the middle of nowhere thoughMr Denman, 28 Sep 2011
The staff were really helpful. However, I changed vehicle details and Maple Manor were not informed. Other than that there were no complaints at all. A good, un-stressful start and end to our holiday.Miss Mansell, 08 Sep 2011
The best "overnight" accommodation we have stayed in. Room was lovely. Ate in the pub which was great. Definitely 10/10!Mrs Parry, 28 Sep 2010
Excellent service - I was told I wouldn't g et a bed with the snow on 21 Dec, One call to holiday extra's and I got a room - no problem at all!!Mrs Hughes, 06 Jan 2011
The hotel we booked was fab and the hotel staff went out of their way to provide us with a breakfast in the early hours of the morning.Miss Rea, 25 Oct 2010
Everyone was polite helpful and cheerful all transfers worked well.Ms Wood, 23 Sep 2010
Hotel was very basic but clean and functional. Breakfast a little disappointing,very basic continental, certainly didn't set you up for the day.
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Overall rating: % based on 137 Ratings
The Menzies has a fresh, contemporary feel and a wide variety of rooms. Rooms can accommodate up to five people, including four adults, all sleeping on proper beds, and the large number of connecting rooms means even larger groups can be accommodated comfortably too.
If you're coming by car, the Menzies is easy to find. It's on a main road, just a few minutes from the M23, and it's easy to get to from the M25 at Reigate too. The hotel has a large car park with CCTV, barriers and a fence where you can park overnight, and there are a myriad of options when it comes to what to do with your car while you're away, from leaving it at the hotel to having it brought to the terminal when you return from holiday.
If youre coming to Gatwick airport by public transport, Gatwick airport and Horley train stations are both a five-minute taxi ride away. There are regular trains to both stations from London.
To get to either the North or South terminal, the hotel can book you a taxi for a flat fee of just £6 per party of up to four people. The journey takes around 10 minutes, but allow plenty of time as there can be traffic on the busy A23.
The Menzies has a bar and restaurant with a modern a la carte menu, as well as an adjoining pub which serves simple meals and affordable drinks. Theres also free wifi throughout the hotel.
We recommend the Menzies for:
Families and groups - There's an impressive variety of rooms at the Menzies, with some sleeping up to five people, and 14 connecting rooms. Whatever size group youre travelling in, theres a room here that will fit you. Children are also welcome in both the pub and the restaurant at any time.
Food - Guests at the Menzies have two great options for food in the evenings. The pub serves simple pub grub, while the Brasserie restaurant offers a sophisticated, international menu. Theres also a 24-hour room service menu, and bar snacks and light bites are served all day in the lounge bar.
Parking - There are five options when it comes to where to leave your car. You can leave it at the airport itself, in one of the secured long stay car parks; at the hotel; or with Airparks, a secured car park just outside the airport. Alternatively, you can have your car collected from the hotel by parking company Maple Manor at Gatwick, taken to their secured car park, and brought to the terminal for you when you return from holiday.
You can check in from 2pm. You must check out by 11am.