Quick guide: The modern Arora Gatwick is a good value, high class 4 star hotel built in 2001. It has 312 well-equipped rooms, plus a beauty salon and gym and is popular with both leisure and business travellers. This hotel is also a five-minute walk from Crawley's County Mall shopping centre and a 'buzzing night club', it has four disabled rooms, and the entire hotel is accessible to disabled guests.
Expect to pay from £65 room only and from £85 including 8 or 15 days free airport parking for a double room (depending on the time of year). It is served by a shuttle service.
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Where to book: APH, Holiday Extras and Superbreak (click to go to these websites)
Book over the phone: with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2110, APH on 0844 871 7436 and with Superbreak on 0871 221 2717
Location: 4 miles from the airport (a 15 - 20 minute transfer)
Bedrooms:en suite bathroom, TV with pay-per-view movies, telephone, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, fridge, hot drinks, Wi-fi, air conditioning and safe.
Eating: a variety of eating options including a deli with an all day menu, the Grill restaurant and a bar
Hotel facilities: gym, steam room, solarium, beauty salon, shop
We like: the very high standard of furnishings in the rooms and the quality of hotel facilities.
We don't like: the restaurant charges
Room types available: single, twin, double and triple rooms
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Address:Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6LW
Star rating: 4
Family rooms? Yes
Directions: exit the M23 at Junction 10 and take the A2011 to Crawley. At the first roundabout take the second exit towards the town centre. At the next roundabout take the first exit towards the County Mall. Go straight over the next two roundabouts and under the railway bridge. The hotel is on your right.
Transfers to / from airport: The hotel is right next to Crawley train station - there is a gate from the platform into the hotel - and that is how we would recommend getting to / from the airport. There is a train from Crawley station every 15 minutes between 05:00 and midnight, and the journey takes 8 minutes. Tickets cost about £3. There is also an hourly shuttle bus between the hotel and the airport between 05:45 and 21:45that takes about 15 minutes and costs £3.50 one way for adults, £2.50 for children 2 - 15 year old and free for those under 2 years old. The bus must be booked on check in and customers who want to get the bus from the airport to the hotel need to arranged this with reception, as it only runs when customers need it. Alternatively, a taxi will cost around £12 one way.
Breakfast included? Breakfast is not usually included.
Breakfast available in room: Yes (extra charge per person)
Earliest check in time: 14:00
Latest check out time: 12:00 (noon)
Airport parking arrangements: packages are available on a room only basis or with 8 or 15 days airport parking.
Airport parking package (where you will park): depending on the package selected, up to 15 days parking on site at the hotel is included. Overnight parking at the hotel costs £10 with room-only packages.
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