Quick guide: The Le Meridien Gatwick has been renamed the Sofitel Gatwick. Same hotel, new name, it is a modern, 4 star hotel, with 494 rooms and suites, attached to the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport. It is smaller than the Gatwick Hilton (the other on airport hotel, which is attached to the south terminal) and it's room rates are often lower. Given that it is only a 2 minute transfer to the south terminal, if you want to be on airport, it is certainly one to check.
This Gatwick hotel has the highest glass ceiling atrium in Europe, and its lobby is built in the style of a Parisian street scene, complete with boulevards, a sidewalk, cafes and bars. There is also a health club with an indoor swimming pool.
Expect to pay (for a double room) from £79 room only or £115 - £145 including including up to 15 days parking. To get the best price, make sure you compare prices at all of the suppliers (click on the one click quotes link just below).
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Where to book the le meridien gatwick: FHR, Holiday Extras and Superbreak (click to go to these websites)
Book over the phone: with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2110, with FHR on 08444 122 902 and with Superbreak on 0871 221 2717
Location: attached to the airport's North Terminal by a short covered walkway. Transfers to the South Terminal are by monorail that runs constantly between the two terminal buildings.
Bedrooms: soundproofed and air conditioned, with a desk and lamp, satellite TV and pay movies, a video game console (surcharge), telephone with voice mail and Internet access (surcharge), safe, iron, trouser press, hairdryer, mini bar and complementary tea and coffee.
Eating: you can buy a snack at the hotel's two bars (the Atrium Bar or RBI's Sports Bar), a light meal at Café Montparnasse or there is more formal dining at the hotels two restaurants, 'The Brasserie' (English breakfast in the morning and traditional carvery in the evening; closed lunchtime) or the 'Gatwick Oriental' (a Chinese restaurant with an a la carte and set menu).
Hotel facilities: a beautician, hair salon and health club with a 10-meter indoor swimming pool, solarium, steam room, cardiovascular machines and gym.
We like: the room rates are good and the hotel is convenient - there is a 2 minute commute from the hotel to the north terminal check-in desks or 5 minutes to the south terminal.
Room types available: single, twin, double, triple, quad, family (3), family (4), family (5), family (6) rooms (NB: FHR are more likely to offer family rooms.)
Address: Gatwick North Terminal, West Sussex, RH6 0PH
Star rating: 4
Family rooms? Yes
Directions: leave the M23 at junction 9 and follow the signs for Gatwick Airport. At the first roundabout go straight on, at the next roundabout follow signs for North Term, then to the hotel.
Transfers to / from airport: the hotel is attached to the airport's North Terminal by a covered walkway. The monorail to the south terminal takes 2 minutes or a courtesy bus is available.
Breakfast included? breakfast is not usually included. Check the package details.
Earliest breakfast: 05:00
Breakfast available in room: Yes (continental only)
Earliest check in time: 14:00
Latest check out time: 12:30
Facilities in room: TV / satellite, radio, trouser press, telephone, hairdryer, tea / coffee, flight information, safe, direct dial telephone with voice mail.
Public facilities: restaurants, bar, indoor pool, sauna, gym, steam room and hairdresser / beautician.
Airport parking arrangements: packages are available on a room only basis, with 8 or 15 days airport parking at one of the long-term airport car parks.
Airport parking package (where you will park): depending on the package selected, up to 15 days on airport parking is included. Extra days are charged at the normal gate rate. There is no free parking at the hotel. If taking the secured parking option you will need take car to the car park after check- in. This could affect the number of days parking you need.
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