(4 star hotel)
from the airport
A hotel straight from the heart
If the Sofitel Gatwick were any closer to the runway, it would have wings and an engine. It's connected to the North terminal by a covered walkway - but the rooms are so perfectly quiet and tranquil that you'd never know it. Triple glazing and excellent soundproofing keep things whisper quiet at this particular Gatwick airport hotel. But if you want to indulge your inner anorak with a bit of plane spotting you couldnt be better placed.
Four-star luxury in a five-star location
If you want to be as close to check-in as possible, then the Sofitel is the place where you need to stay. It's the only hotel connected to the North terminal: check-in is just a two-minute walk away along the covered walkway. The South terminal is just two more minutes away on the free monorail, which runs every three minutes.
Everything was good - facilities were as described and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The evening meal that I'd ordered was excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented.Mrs Pittock (Gatwick Sofitel)
We have travelled many times using Holiday Extras for hotel booking and have always been very satisfied with the service receivedMr Swaine (Gatwick Sofitel)
I was given a double bed, whilst it was lovely and soft, the mattress its self needs to be changed. As you fall into the dips , so not so comfortable. I arrived at 3 am , that was all fine. the waitress got the wrong door at 7.30 and woke me by banging on the door with breakfast meant for the the next room. An hour later I was woken by housekeeping walking in, so not very happy with them!!Mrs Ducker (Gatwick Sofitel)
We had a lovely relaxing night before we flew. The hotel was great and the staff friendly and helpful. Access to the Terminal was so easy.Mrs Knott (Gatwick Sofitel)
The room and reception were very good but I found the staff in the urban cafe very slow/non-existant in the early afternoon.Mrs Dawson (Gatwick Sofitel)
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Overall rating: 90% by 2275 guests
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An air of excitement
A high, spacious atrium greets you as you arrive in the lobby a ten-storey open space that forms the heart of the Sofitel. Its a bustling little world, with large luggage trolleys constantly wheeling in and out, and four panoramic lifts shooting up and down. Theres an air of quiet excitement - a hum of activity, of international travellers going about their business, attended to by experienced, professional staff.
We recommend the London Gatwick Sofitel for:
Location. Whether you come into Gatwick at the North or South terminal, the Sofitel is only minutes away. Walk through the covered walkway from the hubbub of the terminal straight into a tranquil and spacious hotel.
Choice of great restaurants. Youll find good wines, and food that ranges from haute cuisine to hearty meals that the kids will appreciate in the Sofitel's three restaurants, La Brasserie, the Urban Cafe and the Gatwick Oriental. The Urban Cafe and La Brasserie serve excellent breakfasts, lunches and dinners; on the other side of the atrium the Gatwick Oriental serves a wide range of south-east Asian dishes. And there's even a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights for you to burn off any excess calories.
Excellent rooms. All the 518 rooms at the Sofitel are luxurious; many of them are super-luxurious. You'll want for nothing when it comes to both comfort and style. There are interconnecting suites for familes, and rooms that can be used for one or two children as well as a couple. Its a child-friendly hotel, well used to catering for younger guests.
You can check in from 2pm. You must check out by noon.
Gatwick Sofitel Address
Arrival at the Sofitel
Make your way to the hotel. You can check in from 14:00.
Directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M23 at junction 9.
- Take the second exit at the next roundabout towards the airport.
- Don't turn off just before the next roundabout, but head onto the roundabout and take the first exit.
- The hotel will be on your right.
To get to the hotel from the terminal, just follow signs inside the terminal to take the covered walkway.
You'll need to check out by 12:00. Just walk over to the North terminal using the covered walkway. It takes 2 minutes. If you're flying from the South terminal, you can take a free monorail from there. It runs 24 hours a day, every 3 minutes and takes just 2 minutes.
Getting to and from Gatwick airport
On the day of your stay:
Drive to the north terminal where you will find the Sofitel hotel - your confirmation email will include driving directions and a postcode for satnavs. Overnight parking, if you need it, costs £22.50.
Getting from the hotel to the airport:
There’s a corridor from the hotel to the north terminal - it’s a 3-minute walk.
To get to the south terminal, use the corridor to the north terminal and follow signs to the free monorail. It runs every 3 minutes and takes 2 minutes to get to the south terminal.
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