Sofitel London Gatwick
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Sofitel London Gatwick Crawley Reviews
Convenient hotel at the airport Jan 21, 2011
Since my flight from Gatwick left too early for me to make the connection from Heathrow to Gatwick I decided to treat myself to a nice airport hotel. I ended up picking the Sofitel London Gatwick.
It is a very convenient hotel directly at the airport. It was only a two minutes walk from the North terminal through a tunnel. The reception is right where you exit the tunnel. From street level, the reception is one floor up. The reception staff was efficient and courteous, but not overly friendly.
My room was of a good size with a queen size bed, which was absolutely fantastic, a nice bench for baggage and amenities like, tea/coffee making facilities, an electronic safe and an empty minibar. I guess room service is the only option.
The bathroom was not too big, but convenient. It was decorated with white and grey tiles and was nice and clean.
The room had broad band internet access. When you connect the cable to your computer you can choose different packages (at different prices). All the public areas within the hotel have wireless internet. To access this or to use the internet in the business centre you have to buy internet cards in the reception.
The hotel offers a few dinning options, Le Brasserie (Brithis cuisine with a French touch), Le Café (Parisian café), La Terrsse Lounge, Kuà Bar (the Far East) and Gatwick Oriental (Chinese). Breakfast was not included in the room rate, which I find a bit nasty when you pay £102 pr night. Breakfast cost £10,80 if you buy a pre-paid, non refundable ticket in the reception the day before, or £17,30 if you pay directly in the restaurant.
Sofitel London Gatwick is a nice and quiet hotel conveniently located directly at the airport, but the price is too high compared to what you get.
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Sofitel London Gatwick Overview
This Crawley hotel is close to the Crawley shopping area located eight kilometers away. Central London is located 45 kilometers from the Sofitel London Gatwick. The hotel is connected to the airport, putting guests within easy reach of local and remote attractions and destinations. London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal is connected to the Sofitel London Gatwick via a covered walkway. Guests can easily reach the South Terminal by a monorail system.
Each of the 518 guest rooms at the Sofitel London Gatwick is sound proofed. Rooms include a coffeemaker and mini bar. Guests have access to high speed Internet for a fee. Free cable TV is provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and makeup mirrors are provided. Rooms also include a radio, ironing set and direct dial telephone. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The Sofitel London Gatwick features an atrium lobby with ponds and plants. There is a library on site as well as 4 restaurants and bars. 13 function rooms are available and wireless Internet access is provided in public areas. Currency exchange as well as business services such as fax and photocopying are offered at the reception desk.
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