The Russ Hill at Gatwick Airport

Russ Hill, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EL

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Great' by 1065 guests

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(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
3 miles
from the airport
customer rating

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 Hill’s theme is traditional British – from the wood-panelled walls and high-backed armchairs to the roasted dinners and local pub feel of the bar; it’s 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 it’s a quick taxi ride.

All was ok apart from the carvery, The roast potatoes & vegetables were bought from frozen, not freshly prepared and the Yorkshire pudding was not home made.

Mrs Wedderburn (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Horrible little room with no windows; only a sky light where we could not draw the blind (broken). We had to store our luggage in the bathroom as the bedroom was too small.

Mr Saunders (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Carvery was excellent and very friendly and helpful staff. We felt the room needed an upgrade but the bed was very comfortable.

Mrs Ralph (Gatwick Russ Hill)

The hotel was awful, we checked into our room which honestly felt like a prison cell, no windows, the room was so cramped we kept tripping over each other and the bed a VERY small double. We thought we'd head to the bar to escape, we asked for a beer and a glass of wine at 10pm to be told the bar had shut and they promptly put down the shutters. Even though there were other customers enjoying a drink. After a long drive this is not an ideal place to stay. I work for a recycling company and we recycle more up to date furniture that the bedroom was furnished with. I certainly wasn't expecting luxury but to be comfortable would have been nice. The only upside is that our car was still in the car park when we returned from holiday.

Miss Beeson (Gatwick Russ Hill)

We used the Russ Hill hotel before so we booked again for a night stay before our early flight out. The receptionist was polite and we were given a key to the room in minutes. they also arrange the taxi for the following morning then and there. Room was tidy and has coffee and tea facilities. We went to the pub Half Moon at Charlwood just down the lane for the evening meal. We did use the hotel bar on our return and we were very happy with the service.

Ms North (Gatwick Russ Hill)

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Overall rating: 76% by 2990 guests

We recommend the Russ Hill for:

Rural charm - the hotel is set in a green and peaceful location that’s still within easy reach of the airport.

Comfort - clean, pleasant rooms with springy beds decorated in light, fresh colours make for a good night’s sleep.

Families - there’s a choice of family rooms with double and bunk beds, so no matter what your family arrangement is there’ll be a perfect room to suit. Kids are well catered for at the hotel’s restaurant and are welcome at the bar.


Check-in is from 3pm, and the latest check-out is at noon.


Russ Hill Hotel,
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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.

Checking Out

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.

Coming home:

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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* Prices quoted are for stays on the 21-01-2018, valid as of 22-11-2017