The hotel is a great way to extend your holiday by a day. We have now stayed here four times and every time have been really impressed. Check in was a little slow but once we were in our 8th floor room, we unwind. The bed is one of the most comfortable hotel beds i have ever slept in and the soundproofing is fantastic, even though it overlooks the busiest single runway in Europe.
Now lets dispel some of the less favorable comments about the club lounge and the extra cost for this access.
Rita the waitress is a little gem, she keeps the food topped up (the warm french sticks are a dream) and she serves drinks cheerfully and with utmost professionalism. We normally lunch on the way to the airport and then the cold buffet with meats and cheeses are sufficient to keep you going.
I know that the lounge access rooms are normally around £40-£50 more expensive, but....
You are in a 4* hotel and if you are a couple and going to have 2 or 3 drinks in the hotel bar before turning in, well work it out folks, probably about the same as paying the extra and getting your drinks served to you free of charge in a pleasant lounge with free canape's and conti breakfast included the next morning.
I know i sound a bit like a "gimme all the freebies", but honestly this hotel is one of the best airport hotels i have stayed in and the lounge is just a bonus.
I will be back on the 3rd September for my 5th stay, and yes. i have booked the 8th floor.
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- 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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