Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Crawley 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 10 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The Crowne Plaza Hotel Gatwick Crawley is around a 10 minute drive from Gatwick airport (either terminal). Situated on the northern edge of the town of Crawley, a busy town of around 100,000 residents with a variety of amenities including shopping, entertainment, bars and restaurants. Crawley Leisure Centre which includes a bowling alley is 1/3rd of a mile away and County Shopping Mall is 0.8 miles from the hotel. The Children's Themed Interactive Indoor Play Centre of the 'Arctic Jungle' is also near the town centre and less than a mile away. Hotel is convenient for Manor Royal Business Park which is just over half a mile from here. The nearest major road link is the M23 motorway which is 2 miles from here or 5 minutes by car. The motorway will take you down to the south coast and Brighton or link up with the M25 which gives access to all areas of London. Other places of interest nearby include the 50 acres of Goffs Park (1.1 miles), Crawley Museum (1.1 miles), the arts venue of Hawth Theatre (1.2 miles), Ifield watermill (1.7 miles) and 400 acres and golf course of Tilgate Park (2.1 miles).
Hotel in Detail:A modern hotel that has undergone major renovation and refurbishment in recent years. The Crowne Plaza Gatwick enjoys an excellent location some 20 minutes walk from Crawley town centre and a 10 minute car ride from the airport.
Bedroom are contemporary in style. Amenities include individually controlled air-conditioning, double glazed windows that can be opened, satellite TV (flat screen LCD) with pay movies, tea/coffee tray, mini fridge, work area, trouser press, desk, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, direct dial telephone (with voicemail) and wireless internet connection (WiFi). Rooms have their own private bathrooms with bathtub, power showers and hairdryers.
Some rooms are connecting. All rooms are non-smoking. 24 hour room service. Daily maid service.
Club Room wing includes extra services such as Free Morning Newspaper, daily Turndown Service, CD Player, Bathrobe, bathroom Scales and Safe. These rooms also have access to the Club Lounge with some complimentary business services.
Dining Options:Cube Lounge: On the ground floor and serving a selection of light meals all day long along with Costa Coffee.
Open for snacks: 10.00 till 22.30.
Gallery Sports Bar: Located in the Mezzanine level and styled as an informal traditional pub. Open nightly with several TV screens showing major sports events.
Cube Restaurant: Modern and relaxed setting and located the ground floor and serves all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves a contemporary British and classic international menu.
Open 06.00 till 10.30, (weekends till 11.30) noon till 14.00, 17.30 till 22.30.
The 9 conference/meeting rooms are able to accommodate from as few as 4 and up to 300 guests reception style. Each room is air-conditioned and fitted with with A/V such as DVD Player, Projector, flip Chart and Markers and Whiteboard.
The Elite Health and Leisure Club boasts a spa, saunas, steam room, whirlpool, hot tub, solarium and an air-conditioned gymnasium. Also two beauty treatment rooms. Open 06.30 to 22.00.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Gatwick Airport provides facilities geared to the business traveller such as WiFi in public areas along with copy, fax services and PC hire. Services provided in an unstaffed business centre.
The front reception provides safety deposit box facilities. Public areas are fully air-conditioned. Porter service provided.
Bedroom Numbers: 294
Check-in: 14.00 (2 PM)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late check-out option)
Past Hotel Names: Clarion Hotel and Leisure Centre Gatwick (August 2007), Quality Hotel Gatwick (2005), Holiday Inn Gatwick/Crawley
Comment: Part of the Crimson Hotels Group. Major refurbishment 2007/2008 including a new extension and widening of some rooms (three rooms made into two). Underwent a £6.5 million refurbishment during 2005.
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Crowne Plaza chain your nearest options are:
Crowne Plaza Felbridge: is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 74% and rates start from about £70.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Crowne Plaza Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Crowne Plaza hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 80% is 3% above the 77% average guest rating for the area around Gatwick. This means the hotel is just above the average rating for the area.
Milesfaster ranking: 463rd from 866 London hotels, 6th of 9 Crowne Plaza Hotels, 21st of 38 Gatwick hotels, and 205th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests where rates start from approximately £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.