(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
4-star convenience and facilities
If Gatwick airport hotels were cakes, then the Crowne Plaza Gatwick would be the one with just that little bit of extra icing on the top. This is the hotel where they're so keen you get a good night's sleep, you don't just get blackout curtains, air con and a flatscreen TV in your room, but a set of aromatherapy products designed to speed you along to the land of nod. Where breakfast isn't just sausages, beans, bacon and eggs, but kippers, pancakes and muffins too. Admittedly probably not with icing on, but at the Crowne Plaza, we couldn't swear to it ...
Service was good, Hotel was fine, and the car collection and pick up worked a treat. A tad expensive maybe, but worth the convenience of collecting your car at the airport.Mr Jenkins (Gatwick Crowne Plaza)
Hotel room and restaurant/bar good. Car parking and collecting arrangements very good. Great value for moneyMr Fereday (Gatwick Crowne Plaza)
The drinks waiter could do with some training ( he poured the wine into the glass to the top and never returned). I had to send my main course back as it was dry and tough. I chose a different dish and had to send that back as well as was inedible. At 11pm as we climbed into be we discovered that the curtains did not close properly and let in the light that was being used to illuminate the hotel. You could hear water running around the pipes in the hotel and the pillows were very lumpy. Not good if you have to get up at 3:30am. By the time we found out the room had all these issues we were in our PJ's and were desperate to get at least 1 hours sleep before travellingMrs Strong (Gatwick Crowne Plaza)
Plenty of parking space.smooth check in and staff helpful with taxi bookend and refreshments even though it was New Year's Eve and busyMr Burgess (Gatwick Crowne Plaza)
Excellent hotel, and the meet & greet as especially welcome after a night flight, the car was ready and waiting.Mrs Haines (Gatwick Crowne Plaza)
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Overall rating: 86% by 520 guests
If you're after airport parking as well as a good nights sleep, the Crowne Plaza has teamed up with Purple Parking, formally Airparks, to offer our customers a great deal on a hotel and parking when booked together.
Arrival at the Crowne Plaza
The earliest check-in time is 14:00.
Here are the directions to the hotel:
Exit the M23 at junction 10 and take A2011 ring road. At the next roundabout follow signs to Horsham. The hotel is at the junction with the A23 on the right hand side.
The latest time you can check-out of the Crowne Plaza hotel is noon.
You can pre-book a taxi to take you to the North or South terminals 24 hours a day. It will cost around £10 each way for parties of 1-3 people, or £15 for parties of 4-8. Taxis can be booked directly with Ace Cars by calling 01293 888888.
Getting to and from Gatwick airport
On the day of your stay:
1. Drive to the Crowne Plaza - your confirmation email will include driving directions and a postcode for satnavs.
2. Park in the hotel’s car park and head inside to hand over your keys, registration number and return flight details.
3. A fully-insured driver will park your car in a secured off-site car park, where it will stay while you’re away.
Getting from the hotel to the airport:
- It’s a 10-minute journey by shuttle bus to the south terminal and a 15-minute journey to the north terminal.
- The bus runs to the airport between 03:30 and 22:30.
- It costs £3 per person each way.
- A taxi outside of these hours is about £10 per car if you use Ace Cars - just ask at reception.
Your car will be brought to the terminal for you, so you can head straight home. Collect your luggage and call the car park - you’ll find the number on your confirmation. Your driver will arrange exactly where to meet you outside arrivals.
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