Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Waddon 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Tube Station: Morden 4.6 miles (7.3 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 7/M23 Junction 8 6.5 miles (10.5 km). The Hallmark Hotel is located in Croydon which is just South from London. This location is convenient for Gatwick Airport (train service) as well as giving good links into London since its actually on the A23 dual carriageway. This goes north into central London or south to link with the M25 (which will get you to Gatwick airport). Croydon itself is a major town in its own right with plenty of amenities and shopping. The large Centrale shopping centre is just 1.5 miles from the hotel. Nearest attractions include Heritage Centre (2 miles), Addington Palace (3.2 miles) (mansion dating back to the 1700's in a large grounds), Crystal Palace Museum (4.5 miles), Wimbledon Tennis Museum (6.7 miles), Fulham Palace (9 miles), Eltham Palace (9.5 miles) and the Old Royal Observatory (9.7 miles).
Hotel in Detail:
HotelThe Hallmark Hotel Croydon is an art-deco style hotel.
Bedrooms are en-suite (bath and shower) with key card access and most are air-conditioned. Other in-room amenities include interactive plasma television with movie channels games and also has a web browser with high speed internet, broadband connection for laptop, work desk, Direct-dial phone, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, minibar, Clock radio and Trouser press.
A range of equipment, such as play stations and DVD players, are available to hire. First 30 minutes of internet access Free.
There is a dedicated executive floor.
Range of configurations including singles, doubles and twins. The better grade bedrooms come with a guest robe.
Lift access to each floor.
Dining Options:Come the summer months and weather permitting the hotel patio and garden areas are available for guests to sit and enjoy a drink and snack in.
Amy's Restaurant: Breakfast is served in the light and airy restaurant in the hotel lounge where guests can choose from a full English or continental breakfast from a wide selection on the breakfast bars. In the evening the atmosphere changes as guests enjoy fine dining from a choice of regularly changing dishes.
Amy Johnson bar: With its intimate atmosphere with a comfortable hotel lounge area is the place to relax at lunchtime or the evening. The lounge and bar serve a range of snacks and light meals.
The Hallmark hotel Croydon can cater for functions and events thanks to its 5 Flexible Conference And Meeting Rooms. Suitable for small meetings or for up to 170 theatre style.
A courtesy shuttle service operates from the hotel to transfer guests to the nearby east Croydon station between 07.00 and 18.00. Opposite the hotel is a bus stop on the 289 and 119 routes.
Guests enjoy a choice of complimentary passes to nearby health and fitness clubs with state-of-the-art facilities, including swimming pools.
There is a 24 hour front desk and smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Aerodrome Hotel. Complimentary wireless internet access can be picked up throughout the hotel.
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 76% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 664th from 866 London hotels, and 218th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (1.4 miles, 2.2 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express Croydon, whose lowest rates start at about £46 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating. The Holiday Inn Express Croydon also offers: free WiFi.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel. 1.5 miles from the Hallmark Hotel Croydon (2.5 km), achieving a rating of 80% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £32.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (680 Purley Way, CR9 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 9.1 miles (14.6 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 3 five star hotels (average rating 82%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 26 three star hotels (average rating 78%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are Tulse Hill Hotel (3 star) and also The Alma Hotel (3 star) (both joint top with 91%).
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £82 per night. Rates range from £32 at Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel (3 Star, 80%) with top rates of £350 at Falcon Wharf Apartments (5 Star, 80%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £224, Four Star average: £96, Three Star average: £63 and Two Star average: £58.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Hallmark Hotel Croydon 33rd of 50 and 17th for the 26 three star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 15th of 50 (13th of 26 three star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 19th of 47 for pure value for money (Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel was top).
History:First opened in 1928 the Aerodrome Hotel was the first UK hotel purpose built to serve an airport, in this case Croydon Airport (closed 1959) which was also the first ever international airport.
In 2007 changed name from Aerodrome Classic Hotel.
In 2007 the hotel underwent a £2 million pound refurbishment. Improvements included a new elevator in the hotels glass atrium and added twenty four deluxe bedrooms.
Past Names: Was known as the The Aerodrome Classic Hotel till 2011. Previously was called the Posthouse Forte Croydon.