including 8 days parking
from the airport
Unwind and relax in style
When it comes to choosing a Gatwick hotel, the Holiday Inn, London Gatwick Airport, has always been a firm favourite for families. It's only minutes away from the North terminal and has oodles of four-bed rooms, a kids-eat-free menu and a caring team of staff. The open-plan areas have a laid-back vibe with plenty of seating for you to enjoy a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. There's no chance of the little ones getting bored here, with TVs, games, activity packs and a free two-course meal for up to two children under 13.
While the Holiday Inn is loved by families, it's also a hit with those who like the simplicity of leaving their car at the hotel during their holiday. There's loads of spaces and the car park's secured, so the start of your holiday can go without a hitch.
Electric cars - at the Gatwick Holiday Inn there are 3 electric car charging points available. These are provided by the POLAR network. Find out more here.
Good check-in, everything explained. Room good, facilities fine. Good night's sleep, taxi turned up as arranged at 4.45 am. Arrival back was different. Receptionist refused to believe that our car key was handed in with our house key attached, even though it was the same person. We were told that staff never accepted house keys when taking car keys. After, reluctantly checking our bags, we returned, only to be told again we were mistaken. Having seen my wife hand over the keys, which were attached to a red lanyard, so fully visible, I was sure we were not mistaken. After a phone call a different receptionist went into the office area and retrieved our house key on the red lanyard. The original receptionist then accused us of somehow putting the key their ourselves somehow as "they don't ever take house keys". After a long flight and a car journey ahead, we laughed at the stupidity of the conversation we were having, and left to continue our homeward journey. On leaving the car park the sign on the barrier said to insert a card which we did not have. Luckily another driver told us to simply press the communication button, and the bars went up.Frau Dieker (Holiday Inn)
Our customers rated Holiday Inn on average 9/10 (3490 reviews). Read Holiday Inn reviews.
Hearty, traditional British meals
Traders restaurant and the Hub bar have an informal setting, so although there's no need to don a fancy frock at dinner, this doesn't mean the food isnt elegant and refined. Juicy, flavoursome steaks, deep-filled pies, classic fish and chips as well as a range of sandwiches and wraps are all on offer. Food is reasonably priced and made using locally sourced produce. The Holiday Inn is a family-friendly hotel thats perfect for avoiding airport stress. You might even have some fun while youre there!
We recommend the Holiday Inn Gatwick for:
Families -With large rooms, fun activity packs and a kids-eat-free menu make the Holiday Inn a firm family favourite.
Comfort - Airy, soundproofed rooms with comfortable beds make for a relaxing stay for you and your family.
Food - The hotels "Traders" restaurant offers expertly cooked but pleasingly familiar comfort food.
Getting to the airport:
The hotel is a 5-10 minute bus ride to both terminals. The shuttle bus runs every 10-15 minutes between 5am and midnight and every 30 minutes between midnight and 5am. It costs £3 per adult, £1.50 per child and under 5s go free.
This package includes parking for the duration of your trip. Drive to the Holiday Inns car park - its right next door to the hotel. Park in the car park at the back of the hotel and head inside to hand over your keys. You will need to fill in a form in case your car needs to be moved whilst you're away.
To get to the airport in the morning you can use the hotel shuttle bus for £3 per person. On your return you'll need to get the shuttle bus back to the hotel to pick up your car.
The Holiday Inn is a 5-10 minute bus ride from the terminal, its just outside the airport perimeter.
Full driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation email.
Check-in is from 2pm and you'll need to check out by 12 noon.
Standard rooms are large and well-equipped and family rooms have plenty of space. You'll get free wifi, blackout curtains and a choice of pillows.
- Hair dryer
- Tea and coffee
- Flat screen TV
- Room service (with a £3.50 tray charge)
Wifi's not the fastest, especially in peak times, but it is free.
The hotel and car park is accessible and has:
- Blue Badge bays
- Step free access
Accessible rooms include:
- A larger bathroom
- Hand rails
- Lowered bath
- Personal alarms
Unfortunately the bathrooms do not have walk-in showers. If you require assistance from a carer, the hotel can provide them with a room at no extra cost.
If you would like to request an accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.
Traders restaurant - serves a range of traditional British dishes like fish and chips and bangers and mash. Two under 12s can eat for free from the kids menu with each paying adult.
Even better, youll save an average of £7 per person when you pre-book three tasty courses from a set menu through us for £20.
Open 6pm - 10pm
The Hub bar - serves light snacks including sandwiches and salads which cost around £8. Hot and soft drinks, beers, wine and spirits are available here too.
Open 7am - 1am but food is only served until 11pm.
Breakfast is an English and continental buffet with all the cooked and cold staples. Its £15.95 per adult and free for two kids with each paying adult.
Served 6am - 10am
Hints, tips and extra bits:
From just £15, you can upgrade to an Executive room on the next page and enjoy luxurious toiletries, a power shower, bottled water and chocolate.
Holiday Inn address
Holiday Inn Additional Information
|Address||Povey Cross Road, |
|Disabled facilities||The hotel has four accessible rooms.|
|Phone in room|