Quick guide: the Copthorne Effingham Park is an impressive 4 star hotel with 87 bedrooms, centred on a former stately home and set in 40 acres of parkland and gardens, yet only 6 miles from Gatwick Airport.
The hotel has excellent leisure facilities, including a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, gym, and even a Turkish bath.
Expect to pay from £79 room only and from £99 a night including 8 or 15 days days free airport parking (for a double room).
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Where to book:APH, Holiday Extras, FHR and Superbreak (click to go to these websites).
NB: APH & FHR are more likely to offer triple and quad rooms. This is not the similarly named Copthorne Gatwick Hotel
Book over the phone: with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2110, with APH on 0844 871 7436, with FHR on 08444 122 902 and with Superbreak on 0871 221 2717
Location: in Copthorne Village, which is between Crawley and East Grinstead, 6 miles from the airport. A shuttle service operates between the hotel and the airport for a small charge.
Bedrooms: are air conditioned with direct dial telephones, satellite TV and pay movie channels, pay wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer and trouser press.
Eating: informal dining is available in the sports bar (food from 12 noon; bistro style menu), snacks, morning coffee and afternoon tea in the lounge bar or more formal dining in the Terrace Restaurant (a brasserie style restaurant serving Continental and French dishes).
Hotel facilities: the hotel has its own 9 hole golf course, plus a health club including a gym, Turkish bath, sauna and floodlit tennis courts. It also has a business centre, meeting rooms and conference facilities for up to 600 people.
We like: excellent leisure facilities
Room types available: single, twin, double, triple, quad and honeymoon rooms
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Address: West Park Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3EU
Star rating: 4
Family rooms? Yes
Directions: exit the M23 at junction 10 and take the A264 to East Grinstead. At the first roundabout take the second exit. At the next roundabout turn left and the hotel is approximately 200 yards on the right.
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. For room only customers or those parking at the hotel, transfers to the airport run every hour from 04:15 to 23:15 and cost £4.50 per adult each way, £2.50 per child each way or £9 for a family ticket. The hotel also offers taxi transfers to the airport for around £12.50 per car, with a preferred cab company.
Breakfast included? Breakfast is not usually included.
Earliest breakfast: 06:30 (Sunday: 07:30).
Breakfast available in room: Yes (from 06:30; 07:30 Sunday)
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 either on-site at hotel or at secured car park (at hotel's discretion).
Airport parking package (where you will park): depending on the package selected, up to 15 days on airport parking is included.
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