I stayed only one night but was completely enchanted by the property and its owner, Margarita. It is no surprise that many reviews mention her personally as she is a huge part of why one loves this experience. She is very gracious and charming, but not at all the hovering hostess. I arrived in a heavy rain and was immediately ushered to my room. She provided me with a sandwich and two beers for 10 GPB.
The room I had was Orchid and it is really lovely. Margarita has decorated her establishment with an eye to creating a calming and very serene environment. It may seem odd to remark on this, but the whole house smelled wonderful without being cloying or overwhelming. She has a beautiful touch and a real appreciation for making it a good experience for her guests.
My flight was fairly early and she arranged a crossiant, cereal, juice, coffee and toast breakfast for me.
The train from Victoria cost 14 GPB and one should expect to pay 5 GPB for the cab to the property. Do not walk, it is uphill and traffic is quite heavy. My cab ride to the airport cost roughly 11 GPB so staying close to the airport is not a real price saving unless you have a car. I ended up leaving the hotel at about the same time as I would have left the Victoria station so it is not really a savings in time either. However, it is a beautiful property well managed and designed for comfort, the perfect finish to a holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Windfalls Boutique Hotel is a newly-opened small luxury hotel in the Crabbet Park estate, West Sussex, just 10 minutes from Gatwick Airport. This 3-room gem has recently been completely refurbished, luxurious modern interiors are combined with an Asian twist. Spacious, bright & airy, this relaxing space is perfect for a romantic country jaunt or business stopover. Take a complimentary afternoon tea out in the garden or cuddle up by the open fire in the living room with a glass of wine. There are plenty of great eateries close by and the rolling Sussex countryside is right at the door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley, West Sussex