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“Excellent B&B to stay before flying from Gatwick”

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Vulcan Lodge Guest House
Ranked #8 of 30 Horley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Vulcan Lodge on 03/02/13. Karen's communications via email were prompt and she organised our taxi for 0630hrs the next morning. It is situated very close (easy walking distance) to main Horley town and the pubs and restaurants. The parking was very cheap compared to other B&Bs in the same street. Taxis are only £5 to the airport so they do not inflate their costs by putting on 'free' transport. The room was spotless and nicely appointed with a comfortable bed. The continental breakfast was more than sufficient. Colin made a point of seeing us off in the early morning, and meeting us when we came back at a similar time this morning. We hope to stay again next year.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Thank you so much, Andrew, for your extremely kind and generous words.

We do try to make our guests’ stay as comfortable and memorable as we possibly can…although I do think that Colin gets the rough end of the stick sometimes, when bidding farewell, and welcoming returning guests during the early hours!

We look forward to seeing you both again next year, prior to you embarking on your next travel adventure.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

When returning from abroad, I always try to stay at Vulcan Lodge before driving home. Karen and Colin always ensure that I can check-in as early as possible, so that I can overcome the stress of the 'red-eye.' And, being set back off the main road, their guest house is always quiet and tranquil, which is remarkable considering it is located in the centre of Horley.
Best of all, the kind hospitality of the Owners is warm and friendly, while the welcome from Oscar and Sakie their two Border Collies is just incredible.
I am not sure that I should not be keeping this secret to myself.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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candkmoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

Thanks again for staying at Vulcan Lodge. It is always a pleasure to see you again and hear about your latest international adventures.
Colin sends his for the recommendations you have made to your colleagues regarding the purchase of house insulation.
Looking forward to seeing you again next month.
Kindest regards,
Colin & Karen

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

After traveling all the way from Australia, this is an, 'exceptional accommodation,' with excellent hospitality and genuinely friendly owner / operators, who 'go the extra mile' to ensure clients. have a comfortable and memorable stay. Absolutely, 'NOTHING LIKE 'FAWLTY 'TOWERS', and there is no, 'MANUEL' waiters there either. Excellent 'tucker' too ! Definately staying there every visit to the UK and highly recommend it to EVERYONE !!!
Graf Alexander von Lubanski. JP

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for taking the trouble to write to Trip Advisor, Alexander.

We are so pleased that you have put your earlier experience of that other guest house behind you, and have found a 'Home' when 'Away.' Please remember us at Vulcan Lodge when you eventually get back to the heart of Australia's cattle country.

It was really entertaining having your company for three days. Hopefully, next time you will make arrangements to stay rather longer.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have stopped here for several months now and I could not fault the rooms or Karen and Colin. They are so welcoming and friendly that it does feel like a home from home. The rooms are immaculate and Karen is so attentive to detail. The welcome you get when you enter is friendly but not intrusive and you even get a good welcome from the dogs Sake and Oscar. I would stop here again in a heartbeat and I would recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Richard, thank you for taking the trouble to write to Trip Advisor, and for making such nice comments. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Actually, I have only just found out that there is such a facility.

It is always such a pleasure to have nice warm, gentle, and humorous personalities such as yours gracing our humble guest house. I do hope that your company will find you more work closer to your home in future, though.

As we have said, you are always welcome to stay if you are flying out of Gatwick. I am sure Colin would be happy to create another Pure Malt tasting session.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

I have stayed here three times now and I always have a great experience. Karen and Colin
Cater to your every need. The food is great, the setting is comfortable, the location is a few minutes walk from the train station, and the water pressure is perfect! Love staying here every time I come.

-Lucas, Virginia, USA

  • Stayed: February 2012
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Thank you so much for your sparing your valuable time to submit your review of our guest house.

Sorry that it has taken us so long to respond. Unfortunately, we had not noticed the facility to respond to guest critique, at the time your feedback was published. So we belatedly offer our thanks.

We trust all is well with you and yours,

Karen & Colin

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Wonderful place to stay, room lovely and wonderful breakfast. Just the thing to set us up for our flight to Orlando. Karen made us feel very welcome and the family pets are just great. Stay here before your flight, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Thank you so much for your sparing your valuable time to submit your review of our guest house.

Sorry that it has taken us so long to respond. Unfortunately, we had not noticed the facility to respond to guest critique, at the time your feedback was published. So we belatedly offer our thanks.

We trust all is well with you and yours,

Karen & Colin

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Extract from our email on returning home to NZ:
Hi Karen and Colin.
We just wanted to say a big thank you for making us feel so welcome at Vulcan Lodge.
We really did enjoy our stay in Horley with you (despite the Beautiful British Weather!), it was so relaxing.
And you are so perfectly located for all of the facilities in and around Horley – a walk to the shops, cafes, pubs and mainline station.
Next time we come to England we will book with you and will definitely recommend you to our friends who will be coming to UK next July 2012.
We also miss being around Oscar and Sake, they really are lovely dogs and great company.
Take care and we hope to see you again.
Love Sue and Terry
xx

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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KarenMoon, Owner at Vulcan Lodge Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Thank you so much for your sparing your valuable time to submit your review of our guest house.

Sorry that it has taken us so long to respond. Unfortunately, we had not noticed the facility to respond to guest critique, at the time your feedback was published. So we belatedly offer our thanks.

We trust all is well with you and yours,

Karen & Colin

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Address: 27 Massetts Road, Horley RH6 7DQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Horley
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Horley
Price Range: $88 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vulcan Lodge Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated for airport access, while within very easy walking distance (200 yards) of the town centre. The Lodge itself, is a charming period house that sits within one third of an acre of typically quaint English gardens, and gives the impression of being amidst the beautiful Surrey countryside. Established as a guest house for some twenty-five years, it is regarded as one of the premier establishments in the vicinity of Gatwick Airport. ... more   less 
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