The Copthorne Gatwick hotel is ideally located, just minutes from Gatwick International Airport and the M23 motorway with easy access to the many attractions in the local area such as Wakehurst Place, Brighton Sea Life Centre, Leonarslee Gardens, Nymans Gardens and Lingfield Park Race Course.
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"Over night stay before my flight "
Stayed on the 8th Nov Always stay at this hotel over night before we go on our holidays. The rooms are nice beds comfortable the hotel have a nice atmosphere they have restaurants if you wish to have a meal or you can have a bar meals while sitting having a drink. I will continue staying there you can park you car there and it a lot cheaper than airport parking we went away for 3 weeks with overeating night stay for £160 and you no your car will be safe and not be moved.
"Bad dining experience"
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel a number of times whilst flying into or out of Gatwick and have enjoyed eating in the Brasserie buffet restaurant. On the last occasion this restaurant was closed due, we were told, to under occupancy in the hotel so we only had the choice of eating in the more expensive Lion d'Or or the bar. We decided to eat from the bar menu and the conservatory area which adjoins the bar is a pleasant area but only has a few dining tables which were already taken so we had no option but to eat in the bar. The bar area isn't very comfortable for dining and on the evening we were there both TVs were showing football matches which, as we are not football fans, we didn't want to see but couldn't avoid it. Whilst I appreciate that the management of the hotel might decide that to offer a buffet on evenings when the hotel is under occupied is not cost effective they could make an area of the Brasserie available for more comfortable dining from the bar menu.
"40 years of visits."
What more can I say ! I never stay anywhere else when I have to fly from Gatwick. Car parking is good and they always place my Rolls Royce at the front door. I used to stay with my first wife and now I stay with my second. Both fussy ladies so we always have a suite at around £250-00 a night to include car parking for two weeks. Taxi to airport less than a tenner. Another of my reviews covers an hotel in Tenerife at £22-00 a night to which I will return if in Puerto de la Cruz so I always look for good value. We always enjoy our visits to the good old Copthorne which is easy to find if you take the exit past the airport turn off and head left to the hotel which is on a roundabout perhaps a couple of miles from the motorway. Old fashioned luxury.
"The Staff at this hotel aren't good "
Arriving at the hotel at 11 30pm on the Friday night to check into our Club room for a two nights stay.Not a very friendly man on reception and when we arrived at our Club room it was not what we expected. The 4 pillows were Rock hard. No plug to have a much needed bath.The window was small and exposed wires in the bathroom. The room was the furthest away from reception and no lift and we were on the first floor. Breakfast the next day was not great. Cold and it cost £13 each for it. Then we had to go to Horsham for the registry office for the wedding. The taxi the hotel use is was late and then the driver could not understand English or Speak it very well either. He had no idea where Horsham was even though it was the next town to Crawley. He moved nowhere until he understood the post code so therefore we were late for the service and our Granddaughter who was traveling with us was a flower girl so they had to hold the service for us. Also there was no working seat belt in the middle seat surly this is against the law as four of us were travelling in this Taxi. The staff when we got back to the hotel when buying or ordering drink were very rude. The same went for the staff when we went into the room for the wedding. A lovely wedding as the grounds are really lovely but no thanks to the out of date rooms ( club) and my son wife and Grandaughter Classic room the beds were really old and uncomfortable and charge such a high price. Will not stay here again.
"Outdated and dirty rooms"
We stayed here 2 years ago and had a lovely modern room. Now we weren't so lucky. First room 433 up in the loft it seems. No lift so dragged the suitcases up the stairs. The room was dirty and excrement still in the toilet. Room was really outdated with old wooden furniture. I went downstairs and asked for another room and got 202. Unfortunately not much better. Dirty carpet which clearly hasn't been hoovered properly and even more outdated furniture. We can hear the woman next door on the phone! Definitely not returning.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM