IMPORTANT NOTICE:The Menzies Chequers Gatwick closed in December 2013 after the Menzies Hotel Group was sold to Topland Group. However The Menzies Gatwick was one of three hotels deemed to be unattractive as part of the sale due to the short terms of its lease. Therefore the hotel was closed down.
Details below are for historical interest only as they were at the time of the sale.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Horley 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 9a 1.6 miles (2.6 km). The Menzies Chequers Gatwick Hotel is located in Horley, some 1.5 miles to the North of the airport. Actually on the A23 which is the main dual carriageway between The airport and central London. Although close to airport the hotel is not on the regular flight path. Horley is a rapidly growing residential town in Surrey. The area has a few local amenities such as the The Farmhouse Tavern Pub Restaurant just 200 yards to the east from the hotel. Over the road is a petrol station where you can but some grocery items. The nearest attractions are the small but busy Archway Theatre (0.8 miles), Reigate Priory Museum (4.2 miles) and Crawley Leisure Park (4.3 miles). Large Tesco supermarket just over 1 mile away. The local station at Horley is around half 45 minutes journey time from central London.
Hotel in Detail:The Menzies Chequers Gatwick building itself has a long history dating right back to the 1500's when it was a Coaching Inn during the Tudor period, serving travellers all that time ago. Much of the original features and style are still retained such as the Oak Beams. The hotel is decorated in a traditional style.
Bedroom are en-suite (with shower) and amenities include flat screen TV with freeview digital channels, Central heating, Hairdryer, Direct Dial telephone, free WiFi, Desk with Lamp, trouser presss and Coffee/tea maker. Iron and ironing board can be requested.
Superior rooms are refurbished, have a seating area and also have a walk-in wet room.
Daily maid service. Hotel has an lift.
Dining Options:Brasserie Restaurant: A la Carte restaurant. Serves contemporary cuisine in an air-conditioned environment and also serves breakfast. Seasonal ingredients. Next to the restaurant is a cocktail bar.
Chequer's Bar: Traditional English pub with an Elizabethan styled decor and informal atmosphere. The bar features an open fireplace and a low Oak Beam ceiling. Serves a bar menu alongside the drinks.
There is a modern style lounge area for guest to relax in.
For the business traveller the Menzies Chequers Gatwick Hotel hotel has eight air-conditioned meeting rooms that can accommodate up to eighty guests theatre style. All make use of natural daylight. Facilities on offer include copy and fax and email via internet. Complimentary wireless internet access throughout hotel.
Other hotel services include dry cleaning and laundry and luggage storage. The front reception remains staffed 24/7 and the hotel has a rear garden area.
Shuttle:Service: Hotel has fixed fare deal with local taxi service. Must be pre-booked with hotel direct. £6 per journey.
Bedroom Numbers: 104 / 3 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is possible on site and costs £5 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 79% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 79% is 2% 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: 529th from 815 London hotels, 20th of 39 Gatwick hotels, and 242nd of 308 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (1.2 miles, 1.9 km) would be the 4 star Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport, with rates that start from about £49 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley may well be of interest to you, and some 4.4 miles (7.1 km) from this hotel. The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.