Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Crawley 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 10a 1.4 miles (2.3 km). The Arora Hotel Gatwick was built in 2001. The hotel is located in the heart of Crawley, the nearest town to Gatwick Airport. Crawley has much to offer with the 42,000 square metres of shopping space at the County mall Shopping Centre just 0.7 miles way, the 400 acres and golf course of Tilgate Park 0.8 miles away and Crawley Leisure centre with facilities such as bowling 1.2 miles away. Transport links are good with a mainline station and the M23 motorway close by.
Perhaps the most stunning feature at the hotel is the hotels Atrium with palms and a four storey waterfall.
Hotel in Detail:The Arora Hotel Gatwick offers contemporary accommodation close to Gatwick airport.
Bedrooms are all en-suite (quartz granite) which includes a bathtub and a walk-in power shower. Bathrooms even have their own telephone and line for hanging your washing.
All Bedrooms are air-conditioned. Standard amenities include a queen size bed with duvet, desk area, in-room climate control, safe, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, trouser press, iron and ironing board, interactive TV with in-house movies. Room service is 24 hours. Wireless internet access is also available in the bedrooms (charges apply).
Forty bedrooms are classed as 'Premier'. These include extras such as luxury toiletries and entrance to the Oasis lounge. You also get early check-in and late check-out. This lounge has free to use internet access along with free car parking during your stay.
Dining Options:The onsite restaurant is the Gallucci which serves an Italian menu. Open for breakfast (continental from 06.00, full English from 07.00), lunch and dinner (till 22.00) with an extensive wine list.
In the hotels Atrium area is an internet cafe where computers can be hired with high speed internet access (both wired and WiFi) and is open 24/7.
Also in the atrium is the Palm Deli which serves light snacks, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, tea and Starbucks coffee. The Palm bar serves alcoholic drinks.
Right next to the hotel is Morgans pub. The pub opens 17.00 till 23.00 weekdays and is open all through the day on weekends. The pub has a pool table and serves meals.
The business traveller will please to know that the hotel offers thirteen conference and meeting rooms. They are all air-conditioned and are equipped with the latest in AV facilities and black out screens. The largest meeting room can accommodate up to 36 delegates theatre style while the largest conference room can handle up to 270 theatre style.
There is also a dedicated business centre.
On the lower ground floor is an Energie Fitness Club with some of the latest in exercise equipment in its gymnasium as well as a steam room, jacuzzi, solarium, spa and beauty salon.
Avis has a car rental desk on the hotel premises (special rates for hotel guests) which you will find in the hotels Atrium.
The Arora Gatwick hotel has a shop that sells gifts and grocery items.
This is an all no-smoking hotel.
Shuttle:The hotel shuttle runs between 05.45 and 21.45. The trip takes about 20 minutes. This service is a request service and must be pre-booked. Cost is £3.50 per adult each way. Children under 2years free accompanied by an adult. To Gatwick every quarter to the hour. From Gatwick North Terminal outside Sofitel London Gatwick Airport every quarter past the hour. From the South Terminal Bus Stop 10 every 20 minutes past the hour.
Bedroom Numbers: 432 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 10.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Arora chain your choices nearby include:
Sofitel London Gatwick Airport: is 3.8 miles (6.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £122.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Arora Hotels across the chain average 88% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Arora hotels.
Below average for a Arora hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 87% is 10% above the 77% average guest rating for the area around Gatwick. Guests therefore rate the hotel well above average for the surrounding area.
Milesfaster ranking: 181st from 866 London hotels, 3rd of 4 Arora Hotels, 6th of 38 Gatwick hotels, and 69th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, with rates that start from about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may well be of interest to you, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Past Names: Originally called the Arora International Gatwick, the International was dropped in 2010.