Quick guide: Popular with leisure travellers, this charming 4 star hotel with 227 rooms is one junction up from the airport (just over 4 miles). It is set in 100 acres of tranquil woodlands and landscaped gardens, with complimentary leisure and fitness facilities and has two restaurants and a bar.
Expect to pay from £70 a night room only or £85 a night with up to 15 days free airport parking depending on the time of year
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Where to book: FHR, APH and Holiday Extras (click to go to these websites)
Book over the phone: with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2110, with APH on 0844 871 7436 and with FHR on 08444 122 902
NB: APH & FHR are more likely to offer quad rooms. This is not the Copthorne Effingham Park.
Location: about a mile from junction 10 of the M23, one junction up from the airport (4.1 miles - or a 15 - 20 minute transfer)
Bedrooms: en-suite bathroom, a colour TV with satellite, pay-per-view movies, telephone, radio, hair dryer, trouser press, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and air conditioning.
Eating: two restaurants and a bar.
Hotel facilities: swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, jogging track (all free), squash courts, tennis courts, dance and spin studio (chargeable).
We like: apart from the food (see eating) and the value, the hotel and grounds are very charming. It was built around an old farmhouse, and the rest of the hotel is built in the same style.
We don't like: some comment on the transfer to the airport, which is around 20 minutes.Children must be out of the pool by 15:00.
Room types available: single, twin, double, triple, quad and honeymoon rooms
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Address: Copthorne Gatwick Hotel, Copthorne, Crawley, Sussex.
Star rating: 4
Family rooms? Yes
Directions: Exit the M23 at junction 10 and take A264 towards East Grinstead. The hotel is located at the third exit of the first roundabout.
Transfers to / from airport: If your package includes parking at an airport car park you will drive to the car park before you fly and receive a free transfer from there. Customers arriving by public transport can catch the hotel's transfer bus from the South terminal starting at 04:37, and the North terminal around 5 minutes after. The bus runs every 60 minutes from this time, and the last pick-up from the airport is 00:37. Transfers from the hotel to the airport take 10 minutes and run from 04:27 to 00.27 every 60 minutes. The journey costs £4.50 per adult, £2.50 per child (aged 6 to 12) or a family ticket is £9.00 (2 adults and 2 children up to 12). The hotel also offers taxi transfers to the airport for around £12.50 per car, with a preferred cab company.
Breakfast included? Breakfast is usually not included.
Breakfast available in room: Yes
Earliest check in time: 14:00
Latest check out time: 12:00 (midday)
Airport parking arrangements: packages are available on a room only basis, with 8 or 15 days airport parking at the hotel or secured off airport parking.
Airport parking package (where you will park): depending on the package selected, up to 15 days parking is included. Parking is on site at hotel or may be asked to drive to secured car park (at hotels discretion). Extra days £4.50 a day.
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