Having booked at this hotel for a wedding I had an idea that things might not be amazing when I saw the price (around £50 mark in this part of the world...) and I was/wasn't disappointed. However this review could take 2 tacks; 1 for the hotel in terms of the stay, and another for the wedding we attended.
First off, the wedding. It seemed to us that our friends had been well taken care of, and the food, rooms and service were all of a good standard. Not sure if there really was any need to have a display stand showing prices for weddings right outside the main room. As a wedding day I couldn't find any major faults. Plenty of outside space for photos as well.
Now, the accommodation. Quite simply foul. Dirty, scratched, out-dated, stained and ropey are but a few words I would use to describe the rooms. Friends of ours paid for a superior room, which did indeed have extra space with a sitting room. Trouble was EVERY SINGLE chair and sofa had some form of stain on it. The rooms are hugely out of date and with the rubbish TV's, limescale ridden bathrooms and ugly dark wood furniture there was nothing good about them. After ringing down for an iron I was told they didn't provide them, but there is an ironing room on every floor. Seriously, it was a tiny box room with 2 bare (ie. no cover) ironing boards and irons hard wired into the wall. And, despite the hard wired irons the notice on the wall read 'Do not take the irons to the sink!!!!!!'. Stacks of dirty linen and general hotel detritus had been left in there.
All round: Great wedding, AWFUL accommodation!!!!!!
- 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