We chose this hotel solely on the basis of it being within budget and having free wifi. The location does seem a bit out from London, however, having said that, the hotel is connected to a platform to the underground.
You may require the escort of one of the gals at the front desk but the convenience I feel is a huge bonus for this place. I also would like to point out that you are with a block of a decently sized shopping centre. So if ever you wanted to get in some last minute shopping or bits and pieces this is great place to hit up before having to barge your way through the duty free (which I find these days, leaves little to be desired).
The hotel is very clean and aesthetic both out and inside; the rooms are generous with a bathroom is as equally spacious housing tub and a shower.
The bed was also very comfy and clean.
However, to no slight against the hotel, there is pub situated outside the lobby but is connected to the hotel, I forget the name, I think it was called Murphy's or Murray or something to that degree and it is not nice. It looks like it was once a local or at the very least, trying to retain a local feel. It's not by a long shot. The drinks are at Canadian prices-way too outrageous even by tourist/travellers expectations. The food was alright. There isn't much to say-after all it's still just pub food.
I highly recommend either dinning at the grill or going out.
Overall, this a great hotel with excellent service, it's clean and has conveniences that make it worthwhile. Plus, you can't argue with a place where the first class cabin crew of the Fly Emirates stays ;)
- 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:
- Arora International Gatwick Crawley