I am sorry to be writing this poor review because Mary and Joseph were such lovely hosts. However the main element of a stay is the room / sleep and both my husband and I had one of the worst night's sleep we've ever had. The room was on the top floor (2nd floor) and was very small. We are not usually fussed with the size of the room but with the sloped roof this was difficult for my husband, who is 6' 4". The bathroom was also tiny as was the shower cubicle. The main issue was the ventilation in the room. There was one skylight and despite having this open most of the night the room was unbearably hot. It was not open all of the night because the traffic from outside was so loud that we could not sleep (even with good earplugs and pillows over our heads). Perhaps the rooms on the 1st floor are different but it seems like the top floor (akin to a loft space) is not fit for purpose. The mattress in the room was also very old as there were permanent lumps in it so this added to the discomfort.
Our flight was too early for a cooked breakfast but the buffet was lovely.
Unfortunately we will not be staying here again and will instead pay the same reasonable price to stay at the Premier Inn in the airport for the sake of regulated temperature and a good night's sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gatwick Gable End Guest House is a beautiful Edwardian House that was originally opened for business in March 1995. Mary, Joseph and their girls acquired the business in August 2000 and offer a warm Irish welcome to their family run guesthouse, only five minutes from Gatwick airport.We provide courtesy transfers from 7am to 9pm, outside these hours a taxi will cost approximately £5.We have free Wi-Fi access which is for use with your own laptop throughout the house.We are a completely NON SMOKING guest house. All our rooms are ensuite with tea/coffee making faclities; TV, hairdryer and iron are available on request. We serve a hearty English / vegetarian cooked breakfast from 7.30am to 9am. Outside these hours we serve a substantial continental breakfast of cereals, juices, fresh fruits, yogurts, toast and tea or coffee.We offer car parking for Gatwick airport for our guests and also non guests at reasonable rates. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gable End Guest House Hotel Horley
- Gable End Guest House Horley, Surrey