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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"Great stay close to the airport"
We had a family room for 4. The beds were comfy and it was spacious as was the bathroom. It was a Sunday night so the buffet was closed we had a meal in the pub attached to the property which was good. The Lion d'or restaurant was open and looked very nice. Breakfast was excellent and the parking/taxi procedure was simple and worked well. I would definitely use this again and I would recommend it to others. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because its identity is very confused and its a bit 70's in places.
"Great location for Gatwick airport"
Stay here the night before travelling from Gatwick airport left our car for 15 nights and stayed again on return flight, great friendly helpful staff, nothing was to much trouble we ear in the bar which was very nice and the breakfast is superb value for money. Our rooms were lovely very comfortable we will definitely stay here again when flying out of Gatwick airport.
"tired and not what it used to be"
in the past I have used the Copthorne as brilliant place to have a comfy night prior to flying off elsewhere. their Bistro food has been great and their shuttle to Gatwick just right. But the last time was in 2011. I booked last month and arrived to find a very tired hotel. The room was tired, the plumbing not good. The Bistro dining was closed leaving either fine dining or bar meals which were not that good in terms of quality. On top of all this I was charged extra for my car being three days over the week - which I was quite happy with - but then found out that the once free hotel shuttle bus was in fact a taxi firm which I had to pay for. On the return journey I took a normal airport taxi which was cheaper than the firm used by the hotel!!! Sorry Copthorne, but what was a welcoming and pleasant facility needs a face lift I should say that I rarely write a poor review but in this case huge disappointment drives me to do so.
"Not stayed anywhere worse than this ..."
1. Room was dirty. Dust everywhere. All very tired. Looked like the shower and bathroom had been grouted and sealed by the council. 2. Shower... no pressure. What a waste of time. 3. Staff and attitude of staff very poor. Cold and unfriendly. Couldn't understand the few that spoke to me and they had to be asked to repeat what they had said. 4. At the breakfast check-in desk. "You don't have breakfast on this booking." "I am sure it is included." "I can assure you it is not." I spend a minute getting the booking details. There you go. Club room includes breakfast 5. Club rooms. Breakfast is about the only extra you get. They claim a nicer room but I fail to see how. :-/ I would NOT recommend this hotel and hope not to stay here again. A far stride from my local Copthorne in Dudley and the one I have stayed at in at Chelsea. Avoid. I will be.
Visited in March For a drink only The place was soulless Ordered a glass of red from the bar a Rioja the man didn't know what it was !!!!! The pub area was also closed at 1200pm on a sunday and no coffee available.....the machine was broken !!!!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM