The Sofitel at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport North Terminal, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0PH

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Excellent' by 425 guests

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(4 star hotel)
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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 couldn’t 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.

Customer Reviews:

The hotel was perfect. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Room was so clean and comfortable and will definitely stay there again.

Mrs Blackmore-Squir (Gatwick Sofitel)

Expensive but excellent way to start a holiday. Hotel was lovely, nice meal and comfortable room. Staff were all very friendly but very efficient.

Mrs Lay (Gatwick Sofitel)

Fast - Easy - Hassle Free Booking
Had no issues at all, from booking to turning up - parking etc, everything went to plan - thanks

Mr Twose (Gatwick Sofitel)

Our pre-paid double room had been given away when we arrived so we were put in a twin room, and found the staff reluctant to explain or move us without considerable insistence on our part. Not impressed at 1am after a full day's travel. Seems pointless booking and pre-paying for something you're not guaranteed to get.

Mrs Salter (Gatwick Sofitel)

No - the main bar was closed so there was no where to have a drink before supper. We were not told about this at the time of booking

Ms Potter (Gatwick Sofitel)

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Overall rating: 90% by 2328 guests

London Gatwick Sofitel News:

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. It’s a bustling little world, with large luggage trolleys constantly wheeling in and out, and four panoramic lifts shooting up and down. There’s 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. You’ll 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. It’s 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

Sofitel Hotel
North terminal,
Gatwick Airport,

Arrival at the Sofitel

Check-in is from 2pm.

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.

Checking Out

Check out by 12 noon.

Walk to the North terminal using the covered walkway - it takes 2 minutes. If you're flying from the South terminal use the free monorail from inside the North Terminal. It runs 24 hours a day, every 3 minutes and takes 2 minutes.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

On the day of your stay:

Make your way to the hotel. Detailed driving directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation email if you need them.

Overnight parking is available for £22.50 per car.

Getting from the hotel to the airport:

Use the walkway from the hotel to the North Terminal - it’s a 3-minute walk.

To get to the South Terminal, use the walkway 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.

Sofitel address

Gatwick Airport North Terminal,
West Sussex

* Prices quoted are for stays on the 20-05-2018, valid as of 17-03-2018