(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
A big country house with a little price tag
The Russ Hill began life as a country manor and still retains a charming, rustic feel. Although this large, friendly lodge is just 10 minutes' drive from Gatwick's terminals, it enjoys picturesque rural views of nearby Surrey something of a rarity at an airport hotel.
Cosy, comfortable and close to south terminal
The Russ Hill offers well-soundproofed and comfortable rooms, a cosy bar and an informal dining room which serves breakfast and buffet-style dinners. The Russ Hills theme is traditional British from the wood-panelled walls and high-backed armchairs to the roasted dinners and local pub feel of the bar; its a refreshing contrast to the familiar chain hotels that dominate the area. All rooms are en-suite and have a television, and free wifi is available in the hotel's public areas. A bus runs hourly to the airport terminals (see Getting There for further details); or its a quick taxi ride.
Parking not very good all over the placeMr Rees (Gatwick Russ Hill)
Food not very good service at bar waiting 20 mins to be seved
although the reception stated there were spaces available we were unable to locate any! In an ideal world where you have tarmac and white lines you can state this but when its rough gravel and grass there is no order and a bit of a 'free for all'. Hotel was good though with buffet and bar facilities very well priced and pleasentMr Miles (Gatwick Russ Hill)
The facilities as far as the el tope hotel were as described. However, my partner and myself felt like we had been hugely mislead into believeing the north of tenerife was sunny! The pictures you advertise along with the description is false advertisment. Out of the days, we had a disappointing 2 days of sunshine, with clouds. Now, this could be explained as unfortunate and typical weather which cannot be helped but that is not the case. As it is based around mountains, it is thick, grey, gloomy clouds that surround that part of the island. Even the locals told us that peurto de la cruz is rarely sunny! Your advertisements display beautiful weather with pictures. I would not recommend anyone travel to that part of the island. Many other holiday customers were also very disappointed and upset, with some booking with your company. I highly recommend that you remove north tenerife as one of your 'sunny' destinations to iliminate customers wasting all of there money and being mis-sold a packaging with false advertisement.Miss Jerovshek (Gatwick Russ Hill)
The hotel was just not of a good standard. The room we had didn't even have a window and it was so tiny.Mr Winkworth (Gatwick Russ Hill)
The food wasn't very good either floors and table were sticky.
It was dirty, tired, layout was difficult, chaos getting a taxi, staff indifferent, restaurant uninviting & meal option which we payed for was a buffet which we would not have opted for. In fact we chose to pay more & ate in the 'pub' area which was also poor. Very unhelpful with directions of where to park car - basically a free for all. Will never stay there againMr Arbenz (Gatwick Russ Hill)
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Overall rating: 76% by 2892 guests
We recommend the Russ Hill for:
Rural charm - the hotel is set in a green and peaceful location thats still within easy reach of the airport.
Comfort - clean, pleasant rooms with springy beds decorated in light, fresh colours make for a good nights sleep.
Families - theres a choice of family rooms with double and bunk beds, so no matter what your family arrangement is therell be a perfect room to suit. Kids are well catered for at the hotels restaurant and are welcome at the bar.
Check-in is from 3pm, and the latest check-out is at noon.
Russ Hill Hotel,
Arrival at the Russ Hill
You can check in from 15:00. Make sure you book your taxi to the airport with reception in the morning to get a special rate.
Directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M23 at junction 9, following signs for the airport.
- At the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the A23.
- Take the second exit at the next roundabout to stay on the road.
- At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto London Road.
- Take the first exit at one more roundabout onto Povey Cross Road.
- After 3.5 miles, the hotel will be on your left.
You need to check out by 12:00. You’ll have booked a taxi to the airport through the hotel. The driver should know you only need to pay the lower price of £9 each way. The journey to the airport will take 15 minutes.
Getting to and from Gatwick airport
On the day of your stay:
Make your way to the hotel and park in any space in the car park. Check in at the hotel reception leave your keys, just in case your car needs to be moved within the car park.
Your confirmation email will have directions and a postcode for satnavs.
Getting from the hotel to the airport:
Book your taxi with reception when you arrive.
It’s around 15 minutes to both terminals and costs about £9.
Collect your luggage, then catch a taxi back to the hotel.
Pick up your keys from the hotel reception and drive home.
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