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“It beats sleeping on the street - barely!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Airport

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Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Airport
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Horley
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“It beats sleeping on the street - barely!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2009

We got a room for $39 through Hotwire so we would be on time for our morning flight back to the U.S. There was a free shuttle, but 3 pounds each to travel back to the airport.
We expect amenities at airport hotels
Our double? room had a tiny bed with thin mattress. The headboard fell off in the middle of the night. At least it was quiet.
The room was worth no more than what we paid, but we still felt overcharged.
On the plus side, the restaurant served a good, reasonably priced dinner.
Not so the "Express Breakfast" - 5.50 pounds for a plastic wrapped muffin and paper cup of wretched coffee.
Liked location; disliked breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank s_s_washburne
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2009

Having attended the hotel for my children to take part in a martial arts competition over the weekend, I would like to point out a few things prior to you selecting the hotel:

The hotel was clean and the staff were attentive.

The bar and restaurant areas were well laid out and stylish. Unfortunately the children were unable to sit in the bar area so they found it a little boring as they were unable to watch sky tv!!

The menu for the restaurant was varied but expensive.

Please take the time to look up the Olde Six Bells that was only a 5-10 minute walk away. The staff and the food at the pub were very good. At £2-80 a pint for cask ales, it should be to be to the liking of all the men. If you go out the front entrance, cross over the road immediately in front of the hotel, walk along the road (be careful with young children as the roads were very busy), you will see a church steeple to your left, follow the graveyard and then cut through the church and you will then see the pub.

Olde Six Bells was a credit to the area and well worth a visit. If my directions have lost you then view the are on google earth and you will be able to find it easilt enough.

There is secure parking to the rear of the hotel that costs £10 per 24 hours.

Checking out was quick and easy as one would expect from the Holiday Inn chain.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank morseWales
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2009

ideal location, easily found on "sat nav", tesco 24hrs next door for any last minute items you mights have forgotten. shuttle service every 15 mins. to terminal 1 & 2. clean rooms ( though rather warm !) they are currently in the process of re carpetting all the halls,
bar typical - drinks over priced, but you are going on holiday , so why worry. loads fo staff available. did not eat here, but food on next table looked good but £12 av for a burger. key handover for car smooth and easy.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank florida-no1fan
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2009

This is a typical Holiday Inn. Some things I like about it and some things I don't. I had a twin room and the beds were incredibly narrow! The hotel is on its own with NOTHING around. I would go back if the price is right.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yorom
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2009

We stayed here the night before our flight back to the USA. My only objection is that they charge for a 5 minute bus ride to and from the airport. It is three pounds, and the bus driver tried to rip me off since I offered Euros or Dollars. The hotel to its credit did pay for the return to the airport.

We received in our room, orange juice, water, and a candy bar for free. I ate lunch in the Pub and dinner in the Traders restaurant in the hotel. The local prices were similar to US Dollars but in pounds, so it was about a 50% premium to what I was used to. Having said that I found the food served at the hotel was much better than that at the usual Holiday Inn;

The rooms were fairly roomy and I was quite happy with the arrangements.

They had vending machines for essentials. Another gripe was there was no ice machine available. You had to go to the pub for ice.

There was internet available but at 15 Pounds for 24 hours, much more than the cost at any US hotel.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hhiguy
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2009

Having stayed at Holiday Inn recenty in London and not enjoyed the experience, I checked into the Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport with some reservations. I was welcomed warmly and the check in agent was friendly and very helpful - so off to a good start.

The room on the fourth floor was very large and even had a twio-seater sofa in the corner. The room was welcoming and functional. The TV was dated compared to some hotels though I could still catch up on my regular shows. I asked for more towels and these were forthcoming without any questions. Addiitonally, I enjoyed room service on both nights in the hotel and the food was pretty good. The service was friendly and smiling throughout and I found everyone willing to please.

A much better experience than I expected, so well done.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Holliday
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Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2009

The dedicated shuttle bus charges 3 pounds each way. They charge 15 pounds for "24 hours" of Internet access, knowing (I believe) full well the bulk of their clientele are catching a flight in less time than that. The receptionist was somewhat of an ice queen. The food was good, not unreasonably priced, and the wait staff was topnotch. The room was clean. I could have walked my emails to their destination faster than their "high-speed" Internet sent them. Would recommend for convenience and location only.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank editorbob
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Property: Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Airport
Address: Povey Cross Road, Horley RH6 0BA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Horley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Horley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport combines an excellent range of facilities and services for both the business and leisure travellers, including High Speed Internet Access, Conference and Banqueting facilities (for up to 120 delegates). Why not book Park, Stay and Go next time you fly from Gatwick. Click here.The Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport offers Exclusive Airport Parking / Long term parking packages with accommodation known as Park, Stay and Go packages. The Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport is ideally located at Jct 9a of the M23 and with easy links to the M25, A23 and A217, as well as being only half a mile from Gatwick Airport (with a shuttle bus running 24 hours everyday) and close to Manor Royal Industrial Estate. London is easily accessible from the Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport via the Gatwick Express to London Victoria leaving every 30 minutes. The Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport is an ideal choice if you are looking to stay in an Airport Hotel or looking for a hotel in one of the surrounding areas, for example, in Brighton, Surrey or even a London.Kids Eat & Stay Free**Terms and Conditions apply ... more   less 
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