18th Apr 2011, 14:49
I have to travel down to London Gatwick in a few weeks. The trip will be self funded so I am mindful of costs but I still want to stay somewhere comfortable. I'll be there for 2 nights and will require car parking and internet access. I'd appreciate any recommendations from everyone. Current front runner is the Ibis at LGW at £48 per night. Breakfast is an extra £7.50 per day and parking £5 per 24hrs and wifi at £8. So total cost for the 2 nights circa £140.
Please suggest if you know a better option or can recommend a good eating place.
18th Apr 2011, 16:55
The Arora in Crawley is very comfortable, has internet access, car parking, airport shuttle and a Starbucks in the lobby:ok: Unsure on the price though. Stick your dates in here
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19th Apr 2011, 21:32
Have a look at the APH website. Use your dates and do a search. I usually find some pretty decent hotel with parking deals on there.
19th Apr 2011, 22:11
I can thoroughly recommend the Aurora. It might cost you about £60/night. I don't remember a Starbucks in the lobby but it does have a good bar/coffee shop, and a pub.
It's joined to the station, 5 minutes walk into Crawley, which is a dump, but has several good Indian, Thai, and Chinese restaurants, the Saffron Lounge in the High Street being possibly the best.
Whatever you do, don't stay at the Europa.
22nd Apr 2011, 09:24
Premier Inn on Manor Royal have rooms at £20 a night. Accessible from outside the terminal by the Number 10 bus (£1.80). Book early to get that rate.
6th May 2011, 13:32
There is a plethora of B and B's available in the area. I stayed at one a number of years ago in Horely (about three miles or so from the airport). It wasn't so expensive at all, the couple who owned it were very pleasant and got a lovely fry up in the morning too. Car parking was included in the price IIRC, but if you didn't have a car (as I didn't then) they would run you to the airport for free. Still gave them a fiver for a tip though. :ok: They will probably let you use their internet (wi-fi) for free too if you ask nicely?!
Unfortunately I can't remember the name but google around and see what you can find.
I would recommend it over a hotel. Far more homely and probably better deals available too,
7th May 2011, 12:52
Trumbles is probably the best B&B in the area. It's in Ifield, within staggering distance of the pubs and a couple of restaurants in the village, the Half Moon being the best.