Arora Hotel at Gatwick

Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6LW

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8 days parking for 1 car

(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
3.3 miles
from the airport
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Go the extra mile

You've heard of the city that never sleeps - now see the Arora hotel at Gatwick in Crawley, the Gatwick hotel that never sleeps. Everything about the Arora is 24/7: from the Arora Palm Bar (serving drinks around the clock) to the state-of-the-art gym (always open) to the shuttle buses and taxis that run like clockwork to whisk you to and from the airport at any time of the day or night. And needless to say, even if the hotel never sleeps, you will - with the gym in the basement, the bars in the ground floor atrium and the planes safely tucked away behind soundproofed glass.

Walk straight off the train and into reception

The Arora Gatwick is unrivaled in terms of location for those travelling to Gatwick by public transport, with a gate leading from the hotel directly onto the platform of Crawley station - from which direct trains take just eight minutes to reach Gatwick airport.

Those arriving by car will also find the hotel easy to locate and convenient for parking - it's on a main road, just six minutes from the M23, and clearly signposted.

Guests can park in the on-site, underground Arora hotel car park for an hour for free, and the Arora offers two simple options for leaving your car while you jet off on holiday – either have it picked up by Gatwick Maple Manor Meet and Greet parking, who will drop it back to the terminal on your return, or park it yourself in the Long Stay car park at either the North or the South terminal.

If you're using Maple Manor Meet and Greet, a chauffeur will collect your car from the hotel and take it to Maple Manor's secured car park, where it will stay while you're away. You’ll need to either take the train to Gatwick from the station adjoining the hotel, or book the Arora’s shuttle bus or a taxi. A taxi will take around 15 minutes to reach the North and South terminals, the bus slightly longer.

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Overall rating: 94%by 71 guests

Relax in a bar that never shuts its doors

The Arora Gatwick has several options for both eating and drinking. You can have good, honest pub grub at Morgan’s Pub, lighter deli-style dishes such as sandwiches, wraps and pizzas in the Palm Deli, or haute cuisine in the more formal The Grill restaurant. Drinks are served 24 hours a day in the Palm Bar, Morgan’s Pub is open every evening if you're looking for a traditional pub atmosphere, and the room service menu is available around the clock.

The Arora Gatwick also offers free wifi in the lobby, a shop for any last-minute forgotten holiday essentials or London souvenirs and a gym and health club, where there's a steam room, a sauna and a treatment room for everything from massages to manicures.

Don’t miss a ride in one of the glass elevators, which ascend speedily from ground level up to the fifth floor and offer views over the lobby and Palm Deli.

We recommend the Arora Gatwick for:

Public transport - If you’re coming to Gatwick airport by train you can’t pick a more convenient hotel. The Arora Gatwick has direct access to the train station through a gate onto the platform and therefore offers the quickest transfer time from train to room of any hotel at Gatwick airport. You can also use the same train to reach either the North or South terminal for your flight - it takes just eight minutes from here to Gatwick airport train station.

Families - Rooms sleeping two adults and either one or two children are available at the Arora Gatwick and are spacious enough for a family with all their holiday luggage.

Gym bunnies - The Arora Gatwick has a state-of-the-art gym which is open 24 hours a day, so whatever time you check in there’s sure to be time for one last pre-holiday workout.

Town centre location - As if 24/7 service at the hotel itself wasn't enough, from the Arora Gatwick it’s a five-minute walk to Crawley’s County Mall shopping centre, and just a couple more minutes into the town centre. Here you’ll find numerous pubs, bars and restaurants so you needn’t stay within the hotel if you don’t want to. There’s even well-known club Liquid just around the corner for those who really want to get the party started.

Arrival at the Arora

You can check in from 14:00.

Directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M23 at junction 10 and take the A2011 towards Crawley.
- At the first roundabout, take the second exit towards the town centre. At the next roundabout, take the first exit towards the County Mall.
- Go straight on through two sets of traffic lights, past the County Mall on your right. Go under the railway bridge, and the hotel will be on your right.

By public transport:
The hotel is right next to Crawley train station - there's a gate from the platform into the hotel.

Checking Out

You must check out by 12:00.

The hotel is connected to Crawley train station, so the easiest way to get to the airport and back is to just hop on a train. They run every 15 minutes from early in the morning to late at night - the timetable changes regularly, so check the national rail website for details. The journey takes around 8 minutes and tickets cost around £3. The service is slower at weekends, with the earliest train starting slightly later. Gatwick station is at the South terminal, right next to check-in. If you're flying from the North terminal, just hop on the free monorail, which runs every 3 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes 2 minutes.

If you'd rather, the hotel runs a shuttle bus to both terminals and back every hour from 05:45 to 21:45. It takes 15 minutes and costs £3.50 per person.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

On the day of your stay:

Make your way to the hotel. Park in the hotel car park and head inside to check-in. You’ll need to leave your keys with the hotel 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:

The hotel is right next to Crawley train station and trains run every 15 minutes from early in the morning to late at night - the timetable changes regularly, so check the National Rail website for details.

The journey takes around 8 minutes and tickets cost about £3.20pp.

The service is slower at weekends, with the earliest train starting slightly later. Gatwick station is at the South Terminal, right next to check-in.

If you're flying from the North Terminal, just hop on the free monorail, which runs from the South terminal every 3 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes 2 minutes.

If you’d prefer to catch the hotel’s shuttle bus, it runs every hour from 05:45 until 21:45 and takes around 20 minutes to both Terminals. Tickets cost £3.50pp.

Coming home:

Collect your luggage, then catch either the shuttle or the train back to the hotel.

Pick up your keys from reception and drive home.

Arora Additional Information

Star rating
AddressSouthgate Avenue,
West Sussex
RH10 6LW
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel has four disabled access rooms, and the whole hotel is accessible to disabled guests. You should be aware that the shuttle bus does not have a ramp for wheelchair access. If you need this, you would have to pay for a taxi yourself.
Room service
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV

* Prices quoted are stays on the 01-10-2017, valid as of 27-07-2017