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“Flea Pit!” 1 of 5 stars
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Gatwick Inn
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   50 Bonehurst Road, Horley RH6 8QJ, England (Formerly The Gables Guest House)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #24 of 27 Horley B&B and Inns
UK
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Flea Pit!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

Following a fantastic holiday away we found ourselves stranded in Gatwick due to the snow! Places to stay were extremely limited as the airport had closed and this was the only place we could find – now we know why!! As soon as we arrived in the reception we knew this wasn’t a good place to stay! It was so cold in the house. We were told that we had to turn on the heating once we got to the room - it was like an ice-box in there! Heating was a waste of time and we ended up sleeping in our clothes. The place was filthy – there were cobwebs everywhere and you stuck to the carpet. It was probably a good idea to sleep in our clothes anyway due to the cleanliness of the bed sheets. The bathroom we had to use was the worst I have ever seen – I dread to think what you would catch off the bath mat! The bath panel looked like somebody had chewed at it and was covered in some black stuff Needless to say we could not use the bathroom. The breakfast offered was an awful help- yourself continental – what happened to the good old guest house fry-up!! The cups etc were so dirty that didn’t even sample it. To top it all we were told that we had to pay for the airport transfers – one of which is stated on their leaflet and website is supposed complimentary! We were to be charged as it was an emergency booking and not booked ahead! Talk about taking advantage of the situation. So to sum up, if you want to catch something and have the worst night of your life, I would recommend staying here! By the way, the excellent review below is NOT for THIS guesthouse, but for another one in Horley with a very similar name –go there instead!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

My fault! Quick booking, haven't noticed any rating.... I should have. The place have a Massive potential if the owner could put some money in it. The place haven't seen an update since the 70's. You could see through the extra blanket, dust everywhere, dirty showers, tacky furniture, kettle on the floor, courtesy tray with a bare minimum, TV with 2 chanels only, no heat in the bathroom (broken), mould in the shower, dirty shower head, 10cm of toilet paper remaining on the roll, pathetic decoration, water stain in the breakfast room ceiling, help yourself breakfast (owners not there)...
Just a GOOD choice if you wish to hang yourself or commit suicide ( from the moment you enter you just rush to the final solution)
The worst experience EVER

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

Probably the most decrepit and dreary place I have ever stayed.

The room smelt awful, bed linen was stained, and en-suite was like a cupboard. Breakfast was DIY from a cornflake box; thank god we got out of there quickly before we caught anything nasty.

We used it for the car parking, but beware – transfers back are not included – which isn’t what they said at time of booking.

I know it’s cheap, but there is a reason for that – it’s absolutely diabolical!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

We stayed here with four adults and a baby in a family room for one night in transit. The staff were very helpful and the place was clean. It was cheap and we were given a free transfer to the airport the next day. Continental breakfast was included and was better than most for the price. Room was small but no more so than we expected especially with four adults and a baby. It is perfect for a place to stay in transit on a budget and I would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gatwick Inn

Address: 50 Bonehurst Road, Horley RH6 8QJ, England (Formerly The Gables Guest House)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Horley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Horley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gatwick Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gatwick Inn near Gatwick Airport combines a warm family welcome with excellent service. There are ten guest rooms; Single, double, triple and quadruple accommodation with ensuite accommodations available. Flat screen TV, tea & coffee facilities, Free Wifi, Free Parking, MiniBar(surcharge). Airport transfers available for £6. ... more   less 
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