This hotel could not be better located as it’s physically part on the North terminal complex – access to arrivals/departures is a two minute walk that never leaves the building.
The atrium is impressive and houses several bars and dining rooms, including oriental and fine-dining options. Sadly the overall effect is of the food court in an up-market shopping mall. It’s also very pricey, I ate in the most casual, and presumably least expensive, ‘Urban Café’ where a (tasty but unexceptional) burger, one side dish and one drink came in at over £26. Service was prompt and efficient.
Bedrooms are large and light, very clean and comfortable. However the lack of any opening windows made the room very stuffy and hence sleeping was difficult. The AC doesn’t help, providing cool, but equally ‘stale’, air. The unit was a little noisy but not overly intrusive. Personally, I’d also prefer a view of the outside world rather than the atrium, though I assume you can request an external facing room.
Otherwise, everything was well equipped, bathroom was perfectly adequate, modern and spotless.
Wifi was available, at a charge, but I didn’t try it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An established, four-star luxury hotel uniquely located within Gatwick Airport, Sofitel London Gatwick boasts world-class services and amenities, which include various dining options and extensive meeting and event facilities. The hotel offers eight-day or fifteen-day Park & Fly packages available at the airport the day before check in. The hotel is 30 minutes by Gatwick Express from central London and all its attractions. ... more less
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