Stayed just for 1 night prior to an early flight from Gatwick last month and found this hotel to be something of a hidden gem if you don't mind a 10-15 minute comute in the morning. The hotel was about half the price of Premier Inn by the airport and in my opinion was a million times nicer.
We arrived by train and there's an entrance literally on the train platform of Crawley Station into the hotel. Reception always seemed busy with people checking in but the staff were very polite and helpful. We were going to book the hotel's shuttle bus to the airport at £3.50 each but instead decided on a taxi which was only £9 (so probably cheaper anyway if you have 3 or 4 people). The receptionist was kind enough to book us a taxi the evening before and the driver was there waiting for us when we checked out at 6am.
The rooms are very comfortable with a pretty big TV. The bathrooms were very nicely done too with seperate shower cubicle and bath. Didn't try the restaurant as it seemed a bit pricey but thankfully the hotel is only a 10 minute walk from Crawley High Street, so we took a walk and got a bite to eat in town.
I would reccomend this hotel to anyone flying early out of Gatwick Airport and would certainly stay here again if the need arose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arora Hotel in Crawley is a modern hotel that offers a high quality accommodation in the town centre, with Gatwick airport just 10 minutes away. The hotel offers 432 en-suite bedrooms, an AA Rosette awarded Restaurant(The Grill), an English Pub and a 24 hour gym. In the expansive Atrium, WIFI is available free of charge as well as in the hotel rooms. Combine this with ample on-site car parking and superb train links to Brighton and London and you have the perfect base for your business or leisure travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arora International Gatwick Crawley
- Arora Hotel Gatwick / Crawley West Sussex