The Russ Hill at Gatwick Airport

Russ Hill, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EL

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Great' by 744 guests

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

The hotel was tired, poorly decorated and a horrible place to stay. We would not go back to this hotel!

Mr Dryden (Gatwick Russ Hill)

It was amazing value for one night stay and parking. Really don't know why people leave negative feedback as we found it really good and didn't expect anything other than a basic room plus had a good meal in the dining room.Also the staff were really helpful even though they were so busy.

Mrs Smith (Gatwick Russ Hill)

everything went smoothly, and the staff were helpful, but the hotel as a whole is a bit tired and in need of a major refurbishment.

Mr Brown (Gatwick Russ Hill)

The Russ Hill Hotel is 1/2 full of Migration seekers being put up for the government.
Last night it was impossible to sleep as Children were banging up and down the corridor outside our room until well after 11.30PM.
Would never use a hotel such as that for Holiday accommodation or transit.

Mr Lynch (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Staff very pleasant and the room basic but clean. However the hotel was looking rundown. More like a hostel as lots of young men appeared to be living there, perhaps from the EU

Mrs Pearse (Gatwick Russ Hill)

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Overall rating: 78% by 2474 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

Getting to the airport is super simple:

1. When you check in at the hotel, ask reception to book your taxi transfer at a special rate of £9.

2. On the morning of your flight, hop in the taxi and you'll be at the airport in 15 minutes.

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* Prices quoted are for stays on the 23-10-2016, valid as of 24-08-2016