I've never been a fan of airport hotels for more than a single night, usually when passing through and making connecting flights. I had three days of business in Crawley and my clients suggested teh Crowne Plaza as it was very close to their office.
Very quick ($10 US) cab ride from Gatwick. Checked in quickly and had reserved a "Club" room. Room was spotless, huge and had all of the appointments that I would expect in a Crown Plaza property.
Bar area was ideal for enjoying a good drink and watching people. I ended most every day there in the bar for a period of time.
ONLY complaint is bar staff requires that you carry a little card around with you which you are giving at checkin to prove you are a guest. Real pain as I rarely remember to carry those things with me. Room key, room number, last name are NOT sufficent to make a bar charge...
Breakfast buffet was pretty traditional and started the morning off right.
All in all, this is a great hotel if you're doing business in teh Crawley area or just passing through town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A striking, wing-shaped canopy soars above the entrance to the Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Airport hotel. You'll receive a warm welcome from our friendly Front Desk staff, who can direct you to your calming room or Suite. Revitalise and work out in the fully equipped gym, which is complimentary to residential guests. Dark wood and ochre create a stylish setting for business dinners in Cube restaurant, which serves modern English cuisine. Dine with up to 280 guests in one of our 11 vibrant meeting rooms or host board meetings in the chic executive boardroom. Upgrade to access the Club Lounge, where complimentary breakfast & drinks are served as well as canapes in the evening. A pre-bookable airport (taxi) transfer is available for £10.00, Based on 1-3 people in a car. Gatwick Express trains take 30 minutes to London Victoria station from London Gatwick Airport, while Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Airport is 5 minutes' walk from Manor Royal Business Park. Experience British summertime at the exotic Royal Pavilion and beach-side oyster bars of sunny Brighton, 30 minutes' drive away. You'll find wireless Internet throughout Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Airport, where your stay is worth celebrating. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Airport Hotel Crawley
- Crowne Plaza Crawley
- Crawley Crowne Plaza