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Gainsborough Lodge
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Horley
UK
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117 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Pre-flight stay”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed here for one night before flying from Gatwick, on a deal that included 12 days parking and free transfers to and from the airport. The hotel looks a little tired from the outside, but there was refurbishment work going on and we were given one of the newly refurbished rooms, which proved to be just fine for our requirements. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we would definitely use this hotel again when flying from Gatwick.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

If you are looking for an inexpensive clean overnight stay I recommend he Gainesborough Lodge. I have stayed there for years and it is now being renovated. Breakfast is nice and it's conveniently located to Gatwick airport. The shuttle runs on the half hour.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Chosen for proximity to airport and thed relatively inexpensive parking. Unfortunately there was some building work going on so noise in the afternoon was a pain. Having said that it does need some modernisation so maybe now something is being done. The room was basic, towels threadbare and bed OK for 1 night. Breakfast was nothing to write home about but for the price paid, proximity to airpot and inexpensive parking this place is OK for an overnight stay.

Room Tip: I think the downstairs double has been refurbished
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I choose it for the location- almosst next to Gatwick airport. Room very basic- but I was not looking for luxury. Shower was strange and not very effective which is one big con in my opinion. All in all- worth their 34 GBP which I paid for the room.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Friendly place to stay but the rooms need some love and attention, the decor is very dated and the bed was old with linen and blankets when most people, including me, would p[refer duvets these days.
there are signs of building work going on at this time, hope that they improve the place as it is in a great location for the airport and the town of Horley

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Bude, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

5 minutes drive to North terminal Gatwick for under £40 a night, what more do you want?
arrived about 5pm and left the following morning at 5am so can'r comment other than about the room. Internet in your room is chargeable, I don't think they make this clear on the Booking.com page (free in the lounge). Tea and coffee in the room, £50 fine for eating in the room??? I therefore went out to eat, nice Italian just 5 minutes walk away.
Bed was extremely comfortable but blankets not a quilt.
I think the room above me was undergoing a re fit, drilling etc. went on till 8pm, I was almost having a word with the Asian owner but it stopped just as I was at the end of my tether lol.
If I wanted a bed for the night when flying from Gatwick I would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

I can't understand why there are so many terrible reviews about this place, i stayed here on several occasions as i was working in the local area and only booked it because it was the cheapest i could find so i wasn't expecting luxury accommodation, i had no problems with any of the rooms i stayed in, they were basic and probably in need of a lick of paint but having paid such little money for the room that is to be expected. The man of reception was pleasant and upgraded me to a bigger room on more than one occasion. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are just looking for somewhere to sleep, if you are looking to spend time and relax in a hotel then book a more expensive one and stop paying for something cheap then moaning that it isn't good enough. I will definitely stay here again if i work in Horley again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Gainsborough Lodge
Address: 39 Massetts Road, Horley RH6 7DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Horley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Horley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gainsborough Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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