The Stanhill Court at Gatwick

Stanhill, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EP

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Customers' rating: Rated 'Great' by 94 guests

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(4 star hotel)
3 miles
from the airport
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An elegant country house, 10 minutes from the airport

When is a Gatwick airport hotel not a Gatwick airport hotel? When it’s Stanhill Court; a historic country house, set in more than thirty acres of grounds, with unique bedrooms, filled with character, and a fantastic restaurant, all within easy reach of both Gatwick terminals.

The stately home that's so much more than an airport hotel

The hotel was very comfortable, the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
I would definitely stay there again.

Ms Brunyate (Gatwick Stanhill Court)

Although your arrangements were fine and the setting was attractive, the room was very disappointing. Suggest you might wish to review the standard of some of the rooms at this hotel.

Mr Glynn (Gatwick Stanhill Court)

Staff and common rooms were excellent. The bedrooms however are in need of urgent attention. There were broken tiles on the bathroom floor, the shower was broken and the window taped up in a poor attempt to keep the drought out. However the room was clean and had nice tea making facilities. The main problem was that there was no lift which meant you had to drag your suitcases containing 20kgs of luggage up and down the sweeping staircase.

Mrs Hitching (Gatwick Stanhill Court)

The hotel and staff were excellent. my only slightly negative comments are the window in our room did not open as weather good it became far to warm, also be careful where you park your car as some trees will deposit sap on it.

Mr Rott (Gatwick Stanhill Court)

Weather conditions beyond your control, meant we had to pay £143 to park at Gatwick on top of the hotel parking which we didn't use as taxi firms could not pick us up ands we had to drive ourselves to the airport.

Mr Lonergan (Gatwick Stanhill Court)

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Overall rating: 88% by 256 guests

Stanhill Court was originally built in 1881 as a family home for the Scottish landowner and Lloyds of London underwriter William Young. The hotel has a warm feel thanks to the carved, pine panelling throughout the hall, minstrel's gallery and barrel roof. There's also a gorgeous window of original stained glass, which depicts the family coat of arms and adds a unique 'wow' factor to the lobby.

Set in 32 acres of gardens, with a further three acres of forest, Stanhill Court has country views from every window, and feels a world away from those hectic runways. The atmosphere here is of understated class, with high-quality furnishings, décor and food, and an emphasis on superior service.

Plenty of space to park in the rolling parklands

For those travelling to Gatwick airport by car, Stanhill Court is an excellent choice. The hotel is located just a 12-minute drive from junction 10 of the M23 and an easy 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals, yet offers a country atmosphere to help you relax and get into the holiday mood.

If you choose to stay at Stanhill Court, your best parking option is to leave your vehicle in the hotel's secluded, on-site car park for the duration of your holiday. To get to the airport, simply have the hotel book you a taxi for a flat fee of £10. If you’re coming by public transport, Gatwick airport and Horley train station are both about a 10-minute taxi journey away.

Staying at Stanhill Court allows you to start your holiday early, with a memorable dinner in the high-quality Restaurant 1881, which offers truly excellent table d’hote dining and has been awarded two AA rosettes. The hotel also has a Patio Bar, which serves a simple menu of sandwiches and mains and is open until 11.30pm for drinks. There’s also free wifi throughout the hotel and a cosy library just off the lobby – the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap.

We recommend the Stanhill Court for:

Character – Stanhill Court is a beautiful 19th-century family home, which has been well maintained and faithfully renovated into a hotel bursting with character. The lobby and lounge area has real 'wow' factor, with wood paneling and stained glass, and the rooms exude period glamour with dark wood, antique furniture and high-quality fabrics. This is not just any airport hotel, this is a genuine country house that's your home for the night.

Food and drink – The food at Stanhill Court would put many top London restaurants to shame. Restaurant 1881 holds two AA rosettes and offers a very reasonably-priced table d’hote two- or three-course menu for both lunch and dinner. The bar also serves a selection of hot and cold meals, and the lounge area is a relaxing place to start your holiday with a fine wine from the hotel’s extensive list.

Nature – Just because you need to be close to Gatwick airport the night before your holiday doesn’t mean you need to be sleeping right on top of it. Stanhill Court is located in 35 acres of beautiful grounds and features views of the South Downs and surrounding woodlands, yet it’s just a short 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals. You won’t see planes taking off from your window; instead you’ll enjoy a country atmosphere in an unbeatable Gatwick-adjacent location.

Couples – The rooms at Stanhill Court, especially the four posters and character rooms, have a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, and Restaurant 1881 is a fairytale dining room, perfect for couples, thanks to its historic fireplace, chandelier and candlelight. Couples can also head out into the grounds to stroll hand in hand and get cosy over drinks in the wood-paneled library.

Check in

Earliest check-in time is 3pm. Latest check-out time is 10am.


Stanhill Court Hotel,

Arrival at the Stanhill Court

You can check in from 3pm. You must arrive before midnight, as reception shuts between midnight and 7am.
Here are your directions to the hotel:
Exit the M23 at junction 9 and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A23. You'll pass the south and then the north terminal of Gatwick airport on your left before reaching the Longbridge roundabout. Take the first exit onto Povey Cross Road and continue onto Charlwood Road, then Horley Road. Once you reach the village of Charlwood, there are brown signs directing you to the hotel. Follow these to turn right at the end of the village, just after Murray Designs, then left onto Stanhill. The hotel is about a mile along this road up the hill on the left hand side.

Checking Out

The latest check-out time is 10am.
The hotel will book a taxi for you for a set price of £10. Please arrange this with the hotel at check in.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

On the day of your stay:

Make your way to the hotel; directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your confirmation. Overnight parking is available if you need it - it’s free for guests.

Getting from the hotel to the airport:

The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport when you check in. It takes 10 minutes to reach both terminals and taxis cost £10 per car for 2 people.

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* Prices quoted are for stays on the 27-05-2018, valid as of 23-03-2018