Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Horley 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 9a 1.2 miles (1.9 km). Located on the border of the airport grounds for the North Terminal at Gatwick making the Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central one of the closest hotels to the airport. Its actually also on the southern edge of the Town of Horley, a small town with a population of some 21,000 and providing some amenities such as places to eat, pubs and a thriving intimate theatre, the Archway theatre. There's also a 24 hour Tesco supermarket with 400 yards of the hotel along Reigate Road. Even nearer is a petrol station selling more items of confectionary/grocery and a McDonalds within 1 mile close to the South terminal. You could use the airport facilities themselves where there are a selection of shops, bars and cafes. However in the immediate vicinity of the hotel there is not much else to see or do and the hotel is really geared totally towards serving the airports passengers. If you do have time on your hands Crawley leisure Park which includes a cinema complex and bowling alley is just over 3 miles way. Horley town centre with a good selection of amenities is a 15 minute walk and can even be accessed with a short bus ride. The nearby rail access makes travelling down to the south coast and Brighton (23.5 miles) a practical day out. For a day at the races Lingfield racecourse is just over 7 miles . The close by motorway links are within a 10 minute drive. There is a 3 mile running course close to the hotel.
Hotel in Detail:The Travelodge Gatwick Central provides everything you will be accustomed to from this huge UK brand. This for many years was rated a 4 star hotel and was run under big brands such as Renaissance and Mercure. Further improvements have since extended the building and refurbished all bedrooms (through 2011).
Bedrooms are en-suite (toiletries supplied) and decorated in a classic style. Room facilities include desk, telephone, flat screen digital television, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and wireless internet access (charges apply).
Dining Options:Onsite restaurant and bar called the Bar Cafe. Fully non smoking throughout.
The Bar cafe serves an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet where the options include a cooked breakfast with sausages, scrambled eggs, fresh tomato, bacon and baked beans. You may also choose from croissants, muffins, toast, a range of cereals, fruit and yoghurt. Tea and coffee as well as fresh fruit juices are also served. The bar serves a range of drinks and the cafe also serves evening snacks.
Handily there is a cash dispensing machine onsite.
Shuttle:Service: Shuttle runs to and from Gatwick Airport 24 hours 7 days a week. Served by the bus numbers G1, G3 and G7. Adult £3 (child £1.50) (under 5 goes free)
Parking: £7.50 per 24 hours while resident. 100 spaces.
Bedroom Numbers: 254 / 5 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Travelodge Hotels across the chain average 77% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Travelodge 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: 529th from 866 London hotels, 6th of 43 Travelodge Hotels, 21st of 38 Gatwick hotels, and 149th of 328 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Corus Hotel Hyde Park Hotel, with base rates beginning from £85 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating. The Corus Hotel Hyde Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Holiday Villa Hotel. 0.4 miles from the Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central (0.6 km), has scored 70% from former guests and has rates from around £47.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Please Note: There are two Travelodge Hotels within 1 mile of Gatwick airport so do not confuse them. The closest is this hotel and it carries the 'central' tag to its name while the other is simply called the Travelodge Gatwick and is half a mile further from the airport.
History:Major extension and refurbishment work during 2011 and also 2012.
Became a Travelodge hotel on June 11th 2011 having previously been called the Mercure Gatwick (as a 4 star hotel). Facilities such as the spa and swimming pool were closed down.
Was called the Renaissance Gatwick (as a 4 star hotel) till 2008. Arora International Hotels bought the operating lease from Hotel Property Investors in April 2008. To be run as a Mercure hotel under a franchise agreement with Accor Hotels. Re-branded on 23rd May 2008.