This was my second one-night stay here, having stayed here last year; each time I booked a single ensuite room and was given a free upgrade on arrival to a spacious ensuite double. This time I was given a lovely, spacious & clean double room with d.g. bay window at the front of the house, with newly fitted ensuite. The shower was excellent, although the basin is miniscule, hard to clean one's teeth without hitting one's head on the glass shelf above! The bed was comfortable, but unfortunately the walls aren't very soundproof, as I was driven mad & kept awake most of the night by someone snoring loudly in the room next door. The only mirror in the room was a smallish one on the dressing table, could do with a larger (preferably full length) one. One niggle: the nearest power point to the dressing table is several feet away in the corner of the room, no good for blow-drying hair as hairdryer lead doesn't reach, an extension lead would be useful here! There was a radiator in the room which didn't work even when the controls were fully turned up ( I stayed in April, still a bit chilly at night).
I had to leave about 4am for an early flight, so it was a DIY breakfast job, although too early to want much to eat, a "breakfast to go" pack would've been nice - the only food item suitable to take with me would have been a cereal bar, but someone had obviously had the same idea & beat me to it on the morning of departure, having completely emptied the full basket I saw the night before!!! There is no kettle in the dining room for early risers to make a hot drink with their breakfast, I had to go back upstairs to make coffee in my room; a toaster in the dining room would be also be great for something hot to eat for DIY breakfasts.
The transfers to and from Gatwick were very good, Sue picked me up from Gatwick within 20 mins & booked an excellent local taxi firm for the early departure next morning, which arrived promptly.
Altogether my stay was good value for money, especially considering the free upgrades, & I would be happy to stay there again.
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- Elegant Art Deco themed accommodation 1.7 Miles from Gatwick with affordable holiday parking. ... more less
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