The Gatwick Europa isn’t, perhaps, a place where you’d want to stay long term, but if you can live with the musty smell in the bathrooms and tired décor throughout, it’s a perfectly adequate overnight option for anyone catching a morning flight out of Gatwick. It also offers competitive accommodation / car parking packages using its own car park.
There is a shuttle bus service between the Europa and the Airport – cost £7 per adult. However, this is only charged on the outward journey; the return journey costs nothing. Since a taxi costs about £15 one way (could be a bit more or a bit less depending on traffic) the most cost effective option for any party of more than two adults who leave their car parked at the hotel is to take a taxi to the airport and the bus back to the hotel. You will need to book the taxi yourself – there is a free phone in the lobby to do this, and the number is available from reception.
Only real complaint is that we booked an early morning call from reception that never actually occurred; fortunately we were awake. Credit to reception, though, for explaining the bus / taxi options and pricing, which saved us a bit of money.
- 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