We booked one night and ten days parking through Holiday Extras. We were impressed from the beginning! The hotel was clean and tidy and the man on reception very welcoming. We were asked if we wanted to leave our car keys and, as we said we didnt, my husband was taken across to the parking compound and shown where to park.
The room was ridiculously hot I will admit. We had all the windows open and were still sweating buckets. However, I asked reception if they had a desk fan anywhere that we could borrow and they asked us to give them half an hour to see what they could do. Ten minutes later there was a knock at the door and we were given an industrial size fan! it was magic and cooled the room in no time. To me, that was a nice touch as it clearly wasnt part of the normal service! (I wondered if perhaps the chef in the hot kitchen had had his only source of air con half inched!)
Our travel to and from the airport was great, the driver took care with our luggage unlike the handlers at gatwick who broke my daughter's buggy (but thats another story). No complaints.
The only slight negative point is the 'double bed' was way too small - I suspect it was only a 4 footer and my husband and I aren't little people! Oh and the bathroom tap dripped loudly all night. But hey, you cant have it all!
I am slightly puzzled about one thing. We paid £89 for our stay and parking. We were expecting a budget hotel for that price; akin to our usual Premier Inn stays. The rooms were certainly as expected and yet the restaurant was of a much higher class and price. It didnt really make sense to me! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals but felt a bit strange sitting in our holiday shorts and tshirts and ordering Cauliflower Au Gratin for the baby lol !
We will definitely use this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gatwick Cambridge Hotel is a Grade II listed characteristic hotel located near Gatwick Airport, built in 1858 by Grand Prince George, with many Victorian features beautifully restored. We offer bed and breakfast facilities with on-site Gatwick Airport parking at an excellent value. The hotel offers 24-hour transfers to and from Gatwick Airport at a cost of £3.00 per person each way. The hotel hosts the highly acclaimed Kemal Restaurant, which serves the finest Continental and Mediterranean cuisine at its best. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gatwick Cambridge Horley
- Hotel Gatwick Cambridge