Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Crawley 1.7 miles (2.7 km), Motorway: M23 Junction 10 2 miles (3.2 km). The Ibis Gatwick was built in 2000. Around 12 minutes from Gatwick North terminal and around 5 minutes from Crawley town centre (20 minutes walk) depending on traffic. Close to the Junction with the M23 (1.9 miles) which gives access to the M25 orbital motorway (8.5 miles) which encircles London. Just 1.1 miles from Crawley Leisure Centre which offers cinemas and bowling amongst other facilities. 1.9 miles to Crawley Museum with exhibits on Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Science and Technology and Social History. Nearby attractions include Tilgate Park (2.8 miles), Copthrone Golf Club (3.3 miles) and Lingfield racecourse (8.2 miles). Also close by are Oxford Academy Aviation training centre (0.2 miles), Alteon training centre (0.3 miles) and the Manor Royal Industrial Estate (0.8 miles). Three Bridges Railway Station can get you to Victoria in central London in 40 to 50 minutes and to the International Eurostar Terminal at St Pancras in 70 to 80 minutes. Using the Gatwick Express from the Airport station can get you to Victoria in 30 minutes.
Hotel in Detail:Parking packages are available at this hotel and can be found when checking the rates via the above link.
Room facilities at the Ibis Gatwick include en-suite facilities, air cooling, remote control Pay TV, sound proofing, direct dial phone, wake up call, coffee tea maker, desk and radio. All Rooms feature triple glazing and an air cooling system and free WiFi internet access. 10 rooms are suitable for wheelchair users. Rooms at the rear and on top floors have views over surrounding countryside.
The Ibis Gatwick hotel also has a bar and restaurant (in lobby area on ground floor) with 24/7 snack service and a breakfast buffet from 6am till 10am on weekdays and until 11am on weekends and bank holidays. For those passengers catching extra early flights a take-away breakfast is available from 04.00 until 08.00. The cafe serves a varied menu that includes tapas, pasta, piazzas and grilled meats. There's an independent restaurant within 200 yards of the hotel.
The reception is manned 24 hours a day. Complimentary WIFI internet connectivity is available from within the hotel. The hotel has features a car rental desk. Hotel has a lift and provides luggage storage and safety deposit box facilities. The Ibis is air-conditioned and all areas are non-smoking.
Directions: From Gatwick North terminal follow signs for A23/Brighton. Hotel is on left.
Shuttle Service: Yes. Gatwick Airport/Minibus running 05.00 till 23.30 from and to the Airport (both terminals) every half an hour (charges apply). The drive takes around 7 minutes depending on traffic.
Also served by the Metrobus 100 route.
Bedroom Numbers: 141
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £7 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 69%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Ibis Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is one of the better rated Ibis hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 82% is 5% above the 77% average guest rating for the area around Gatwick. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 350th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 17 Ibis Hotels, 14th of 38 Gatwick hotels, and 4th of 70 two star rated hotels.
History: Purchased by Hotel developer and operator Starboard Hotels in May 2015.