We usually stay at the Sofitel next door when it was just us and our Son. Now we had our new baby with us, we didn't want to pay around £200 for a room in the Sofitel that would fit all of us. We took a 'gamble' on the Premier Inn North Terminal for £49.....our gamble paid off and I now cannot justify the price of the Sofitel for future holidays!
We checked in at 5pm, and the hotel was very quiet, I was pleased as I'd heard alot about the bad queues and lift issues. We still went to dinner at the Sofitel so had the best of both worlds, but when we returned around 7.45pm, the queue to get into the hotel was out of the door. There were staff there trying to keep things flowing, but not to much effect it seemed.....so your arrival time seems to be the deciding factor on what sort of queue you might face.
Room was small, even though it was a family room....no room around the bed, cot or camp bed, and we just about squeezed our luggage and the pushchair in. Still, for the price paid and the short amount of time in the room (less than 12 hours) we weren't complaining.
Only downside was no fridge in your room or the option to hire one..... I had expressed milk that I needed kept cool, and had to use the hotels kitchen fridge. Apparently this was the 'norm' for guests who wanted to refrigerate something, and whilst everything was ok in the end, it wasn't something I was particularly happy doing.
Thumbs up from us though, and we are looking to book for our next holiday in April.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Premier Inn is directly opposite the main entrance to the North Terminal, offering free monorail to the South Terminal which takes only 2 mins. This new hotel is located within easy reach of the M25 and M23, providing a Costa coffee store, Thyme restaurant and bar, business lounge and express check-in. This hotel does not have its own car park however, parking is available at a discounted rate (25.00 GBP for 24hrs) for Premier Inn guests at the North Terminal short stay car park. This is payable at reception on production of your parking ticket. NOTE - Multiple hotels are located in the area, please ensure you have selected the correct hotel before completing your booking. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.