I've stayed at this hotel about 5 times now just because it's located closest to the K2 sports center. The hotel is also close to the town center (About 10 minute brisk walk, nearer if you walk through Crawley train station) and is convenient to Gatwick airport - about 2 - 3 stations away. Hotel room is comfortable, and what you'd expect to get for a 3 star hotel. The West wing has newer rooms and showers as compared to the main part of the hotel. There is a coffee bar at Ground floor, but honestly it's not one of the best coffees. Bitter and sharp in taste - I'd prob rate the coffee 2 or 3 out of 10. But you probably won't have much other choice as the nearest other place to get coffee is at Crawley town center.
One thing - the Internet connection at the Arora is one of the WORST I've experienced in ANY hotel. You can opt for a free connection, but don't expect to get ANYWHERE with that kind of speed. For e.g. - If you play Youtube videos, you'd be lucky to watch a whole clip without it constant interruptions and buffering for over 15 minutes and more. I just gave up in the end and surfed internet through my mobile broadband. Obviously if you want decent speed internet, you have to PAY for it, if I'm not mistaken, £15 for a certain amount of hours. Which hotel makes you pay for Wi-fi anymore? It was something I complained to the reception, but didn't get any answers. I was later advised by another guest that the Hotel tries to make additional income from Hotel guests this way. The hotel - being a part business hotel should provide free Wi-Fi to all its guests. Shame on the management, really!!
- 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