Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Crawley 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 11 2 miles (3.2 km). The Ramada Crawley Gatwick is located within the town of Crawley.A large town with a population of around 100,000 and a good range of amenities. These include the County Mall Shopping Centre (0.3 miles), Crawley Leisure Park with 15 screen cinema complex (0.4 miles), Crawley Museum (0.5 miles) and the K2 leisure centre with swimming pool (2.2 miles). The hotel has a long history dating back to 1615 which includes past use for accommodation having been a former Coaching Inn. Gatwick can be accessed either via the A23 or the M23. Other nearby places of interest include Tilgate Park (400 acres of grounds and home to a golf course and nature centre) (1.3 miles) and Ifield Watermill (1.4 miles). Nearest major attraction is Chessington World of Adventures (17 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Ramada Crawley Gatwick hotel has long history going right back to 1615 having previously a coaching Inn. Its actually a Grade II listed building (since 1948) and recognised as one of the most notable former coaching Inns in England. During the 18th and 19th centuries the building was extended to take in adjacent properties.
All bedrooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee facilities, central heating, flat screen television, complimentary wireless internet access, modem connection, trouser press, direct dial telephone and hairdryer.
The hotel has cots, iron and ironing boards are available on request.
In the George Bar English pub food is served to both locals and hotel along with a selection of ales and spirits. The hotel has a range of restaurants and bars including a Chinese buffet restaurant, Thai restaurant and a Roman themed cocktail bar.
Breakfast is served in the Russell Suite.
Wusungdan: Chinese buffet restaurant
Giggling Squid: Thai restaurant. Freshly prepared dishes specialising in Thai seafood. Vegetarian options.
Open: Noon till 16.00, 17.30 till 23.00. (Sunday till 22.00).
Octopvs Bar: You must be over 21 for this bar. Themed double bar that recreates the days of the Roman Empire. Extensive lunchtime menu along with cocktails, wines, coffees, mocktails and beers.
The six meeting/function rooms offer comprehensive facilities for conferences, weddings, exhibitions, seminars, training sessions as well as weddings and private parties for up to 150 guests.
Front desk at the Ramada Crawley Gatwick is open 24 hours. WiFi throughout the hotel. Laundry pickup service. Luggage storage available.
Shuttle:Service: A local taxi service. Cost is approximately £10.
Bedroom Numbers: 84 / 2 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 69% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Ramada Hotels across the chain average 72% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Ramada hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 69% is 8% below the 77% average guest rating for the area around Gatwick. For the location the hotel rates below average.
Milesfaster ranking: 744th from 866 London hotels, 4th of 4 Ramada Hotels, 34th of 38 Gatwick hotels, and 256th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.9 miles, 1.4 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley, whose lowest rates start at about £62 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Britannia Europa Gatwick Hotel. 2.1 miles away (3.4 km), has scored 50% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £42 (theres free WiFi too).
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 4 Star Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 88%.
Background:In June 2011 the hotel changed its name from the George Hotel Gatwick to the Ramada Crawley Gatwick.
Trivia: The Hotel is said to been haunted by the ghost of former night-watchman, Mark Hurston, who was poisoned at the hotel.
The Ramada Crawley Gatwick hotel was a focal point of a book called Rodney Stone written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1896.