There are a lot of conflicting reviews for this hotel, hopefully this will help clear things up...
We booked into this hotel for one night, as we were flying from Gatwick early the following morning. Booked on a late rooms website, I got a double for around £40. If I had paid the rack rate my review would be different, so bear this in mind.
The hotel was easy to find, and very well situated for our needs. The bar was very busy, they were still serving food late into the evening - we did not eat but it looked simple and decent quality (burgers, chips, the usual). We stopped for a drink and were surprised at how busy the lobby bar was.
Our room was perfectly adequate for our needs - the bed was comfortable, it was quiet considering its proximity to the motorway, and it had all the amenities you need for an overnight stay. The shower was hot and had medium pressure. Sure, there are areas throughout the hotel which need a spot of paint or a bit of a tidy, but generally the hotel and room were clean and serviceable - it is obvious that they have a lot of footfall. For the price, I was not going to complain.
Checking out was extremely simple, and we were on our way with the minimum of fuss, feeling pretty refreshed.
To sum up then: I would use this hotel again for an overnight airport stay, but not at the rack-rate of £120+ per night. It is convenient for Gatwick, and does exactly what it says on the tin. I wouldn't consider using the hotel as a base for exploring the local area, purely because of the volume of people using it as we did.
- Also Known As:
- Britannia Lodge Gatwick Hotel
- Britannia Lodge Gatwick Hotel West Sussex
- Britannia Lodge Gatwick Crawley, West Sussex