My boyfriend and I stayed here last night and I write this review from the stain-drenched chair.
We first checked in and we initially thought the place was lovely. The atmosphere in the foyer was quite humble and comfortable. The staff were very friendly.
We journeyed to our room which stunk of stale smoke. The sheets and towels were filthy. The wallpaper was peeling and mold saturated the ceiling.
My sleep was horrible. The room shook tremendously with every step taken from the people in the room above us. I woke up with a rash on my ankle and foot, probably from bug bites. I showered right away but because the towels were legitimately filthy, I had to 'wiggle dry' as my boyfriend says.
I opened the curtain after my shower only to be greeted by the lovely message fingered into the steamy mirror: 'Help me please.'
Also, someone was reluctant to read the Do Not Disturb sign on our door because someone abruptly opened the door while my boyfriend and I were in bed.
The patio door, visible to the parking lot, was broken and the knob wiggled which gave us a great sense of comfort.
My boyfriend and I are not high maintenance and we've stayed in some pretty dingy places but this one takes the cake. We made a joke and laughed about every fault we found. It was like a scavenger hunt.
On the contrary, the lounge was quite nice to have drinks in last night; though, it seems we had to get absolutely plastered to get through our stay.
We are about to head to the Crowne Plaza for the day/night; feeling excitement is an understatement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Europa Hotel Gatwick is one of three Britannia Airport Hotels in Gatwick and is an ideal place to stay for those looking for Gatwick Airport Parking. With its Spanish and Mediterranean themed architecture this hotel offers excellent value, comfort as well as first class facilities. The hotel has its own courtyard with beautifully landscaped gardens and fountain which are the perfect place to relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Europa Gatwick Crawley
- Europa Hotel Gatwick
- Europa Gatwick Hotel Crawley, West Sussex