from the airport
Three-star comfort at a budget price
Enjoy three-star hotel facilities at super-value prices with a stay at the Britannia Lodge a popular Gatwick airport hotel that's often full, so book early! The Britannia Lodge is in the grounds of the Europa hotel, which is just off the M23 - and only five miles from Gatwicks terminals. The 42 rooms in the annexe building are clean and bright with new furniture and crisp bedlinen, and best of all guests of the Lodge enjoy access to all of the Europa's three-star facilities, including a restaurant, bar and one of the most delightful swimming pools we've seen.
The annexe building itself converted from the former staff quarters of the main block is a pretty no-frills affair, but guests are able to take advantage of all the Europa hotels facilities, including secure onsite parking and a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool and health club. Britannia guests can also make use of the Mediterranee restaurant at breakfast and dinner, and Rafters Bar for drinks and bar meals, meaning the Britannia Lodge offers exceptional value for money.
Room was not particularly clean the carpets were very dirty bathroom very dated and old and could not open any windows at all and even if we could it was overgrown bushes outside. Very noisy from other residents late at night. Would not stay here againMrs Bridson (Britannia Lodge)
Our customers rated Britannia Lodge on average 7/10 (73 reviews). Read Britannia Lodge reviews.
We recommend the Britannia for:
Canny bargain hunters - stay in a simple room at a great-value price, but with the benefits of an adjacent 3-star hotel on your doorstep.
Easy parking - the hotel has its own secure onsite parking and is situated an easy 15-minute bus or taxi ride from the airport terminals.
A spot of indulgence - take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna and steam rooms, or work up a sweat in the well-equipped gym. However you choose to indulge yourself, its all on site!
Getting to the airport:North Terminal: 15 minutes drive
South Terminal: 15 minutes drive
A taxi to the airport costs around £10.50. Book yours with reception when you arrive.
Parking:The hotel offers free, overnight parking at the hotel if you need it.
This package doesn't include parking while you're away.
For a hotel with parking for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.
Hotel location:The Britannia Lodge is in the grounds of the Europa. The rooms at the lodge are slightly smaller than those in the Europa, but that's the only difference as all the facilities are shared.
The Britannia is a 15-minute drive from the airport in good traffic. Driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your confirmation. Free overnight parking is available at the hotel.
Arriving by train? The nearest station is Three Bridges Crawley. It's about 6-minutes drive from there to the hotel by taxi.
Check-in from 2pm. Check-out by 11am.
Rooms:Guests say rooms are compact and practical.
- Tea and coffee
- En suite bathroom
- Hair dryer
The Triple Room layout includes 3 single beds. The Quad Room layout includes 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed. Please note the Quad room sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children, the child age limit is 14 and under. The Family Room layout includes 1 double bed and 3 single beds. Please note the Family room sleeps up to 2 adults and 3 children, the child age limit is 14 and under.
Wifi:Wifi is free in the Europa's lobby, where you'll need to check-in. It doesn't reach the rooms but guests say there is 4G coverage.
Accessibility:There are no accessible rooms at the Britannia so we'd recommend staying at the sister Europa hotel, in the same grounds.
Restaurant:The Mediterranee Restaurant is in the Europa and serves a traditional carvery with a choice of meats.
A 3-course carvery costs £12.50pp when you book in advance through Holiday Extras.
Kids under 16 eat half-price.
Open: 6pm - 9.45pm daily
Bar:The Rafters Bar is also in the Europa, serving a range of soft drinks, beer, wines, spirits and snacks. Open:
11.15am - 12 midnight from Monday - Saturday
12.15pm - 12 midnight Sunday
Breakfast:The restaurant serves a full English and continental buffet.
It's £9.95 for the Continental and £11.50 for the Full English breakfast on the day.Breakfast served:
6.45am - 9.15am weekdays
7.30am - 10am weekends
Things to do:Guests have access to the Europa's health club, including:
- Heated pool
- Hot tub
- Single-sex steam room and sauna
Access to the gym, sauna and pool is chargeable for guests. Its £4 per adult per session, £2 per child per session and £1 for towel hire. Children must be supervised at all times.
6.30am - 9pm weekdays
8am - 8pm weekends
Children opening times 10am - 7pm.
Hints, tips and extra bits:- Request a room on the ground floor if you've got lots of luggage, as there isn't a lift.
Britannia Lodge address
Britannia Lodge Additional Information
|Address||Balcombe Road, |
|Disabled facilities||There are no accessible rooms at the Britannia so we'd recommend staying at the sister Europa hotel, in the same grounds.|
|Phone in room|