The hotel is in a great location and you can walk straight off the platform of Crawley station to the hotel. Friendly staff at reception, check in was quick.
I have always used here for the times i have flown out of Gatwick. This is my 4th visit with the first being about 10 years ago. Back then I would have given the hotel 5 out of 5 but little if any maintenance appears to have been done to the décor of the rooms since then and now they are more than a little worn and past there best.
Having said that the rooms are still clean and spacious with comfortable beds, they are just in need of an update.
Bar prices are ridiculous. We were planning on a few drinks in the hotel pub/bar and something to eat within the hotel. But zero change from a £5 note for a pint I ordered meant that I did not even look at the food menu and this was the only drink I had in the hotel as we then took a short walk into Crawley town centre for some more reasonable priced drinks! Why do some hotels think they can charge ridiculous prices when there are much cheaper alternatives within such short distance? Ill just take my bar/dining custom elsewhere for the evening as I refuse to pay so much
We used the transfer service the next morning which was very handy and with a friendly driver.
I prefer to stay in Crawley rather than directly at Gatwick airport, obviously being my 4th visit this is not a bad hotel but I think I may consider one of the other hotels next time to hopefully get somewhere with a bedroom that is less worn and tired.
- 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:
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