The Russ Hill at Gatwick Airport

Russ Hill, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EL

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Great' by 1085 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.

I picked this hotel & parking deal because it was one of the cheapest deals & for money I can’t fault it. The hotel is okay rooms very basic but that’s what i expected. There was a slight mix up with the room, I’d booked a twin room for myself & my son but was initially allocated a double but the reception staff were pleasant enough & changed our room with no fuss & booked our taxi for 6.30 the following morning. Also you park your car yourself & keep your key which I wanted to do. The taxi was very efficient in getting us to & from the airport & my car was absolutely fine on return. If you want a cheap overnight stay with no fills & cheap secure car parking then this will suit.

Miss Andrews (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Hotel was fine, getting a little tired in places but given throughput of customer not surprisingly. Was getting decorated

Mr Beatson (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Well ... we stayed on both our outward & return journey. The first night, our bedroom had a window which would not open. On our return, we asked for a room with a window that would open. The man on Reception clearly didn't understand, as the room we were given - - didn't have a window at all! We should have gone straight back and asked for another room, but it was past midnight and we were very tired. How can a hotel bedroom not have a window?

Mr Cockroft (Gatwick Russ Hill)

stayed at the russ hill hotel overnight very happy with everything room good food good have stayed before will stay again when flying the next day

Mrs Smith (Gatwick Russ Hill)

Staff very helpful, my only issue is the car park, hardly any lighting, I slipped on the wet grass as you can’t see what’s gravel and what’s grass, stepped in a massive puddle, again can’t see it, definitely need to deal with this.

Mrs Hartnett (Gatwick Russ Hill)

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Overall rating: 76% by 3040 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,
Russ Hill,

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, you keep hold of your keys.

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.

Drive home.

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* Prices quoted are for stays on the 22-04-2018, valid as of 21-02-2018