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Gatwick over night (I have to say that Sofitel Gatwick is very much a poor relation of Sofitel Heathrow!!) However, had dinner with a cousin and his wife and met some of their menagerie which was good! Early start for plane to Amsterdam!
Labas, Nakvoju viesbutyje aerouoste. Rytoj 09:00 lektuvas tai nusprendziau, kad neverta i miesta trenktis Lektuve perskaiciau 60 puslapiu motyvacines knygos tai dabar nusiunciau sau emailu 'auksines' mintis is knygos, kad galeciau puslapius isplesti - bus maziau svorio :) Ryt atskrisiu i St Lucia ir parasysiu Iki Arnas
When we finished the cruise we went to stone henge. We thought going there would be nice and quick but sadly it took one hour to get there. When we finally got there we looked around and started driving back to Crawley. I fell asleep going back so I don't remember much of it. When we got back my uncle came round. The next day we went to Legoland. It was really fun. We went on a opulent of rides. When we got there we went on this long ride ...
... as her balancer!
I am not sure how or when it happened, but somehow we managed to get pretty close to the red carpet railing and even managed to get some pretty decent close ups of the actors, however i camera decided to play up on me right as Allan and Phil (Bradley Cooper) were close enough for me to take photos of.
The whole Premier took about an hour an a half and it involved one on ones with all the actors which was also shows on a big screen so for ...
... walk began in a light mist but eventually turned into a steadier downpour so we headed back to the room to pick up my coat before heading into the city.
We emerged from the tube at the Tower Hill station, directly across from the historic Tower of London. The rain was still fairly steady so we opted to wander around the outside of the Tower rather than take a tour and then cross the magnificent Tower Bridge over the River Thames. The bridge ...
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Great service with a variety of restaurants with international food
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This is my second time at this hotel and I am pleased to say yes, hopefully in September we will be back.
Welcome respite; totally convenient
I stayed here on Sunday June 13th after an extensive period of travel, including planes, trains, automobiles and a long coachride from Heathrow. It was such a relief to walk into Gatwick north terminal and not have to pay for yet another busride to get to a hotel. I walked in without a reservation and was graciously and quickly accomodated. The rooms are expensive but extremely clean, comfortable and moderately large. The bathroom fittings were top notch and very modern. You get about 15 channels on TV (as opposed to the usual 5). Wonderful view of arrivals. There are lots of food / drink options in the terminal a short indoor walk away if you want to avoid expensive restaurant prices. Utterly convenient and comfortable.
Convenient and comfortable
We stayed here the night before we flew out to the US on our honeymoon. It is very convenient, the room was clean and comfortable, and we were not bothered by noise at all, despite being above the terminal transit. The hotel is pricey, but we saved 60% booking through holiday extras rather than direct with the hotel. We would definately stay here again.
Stayed here for 1 night (april 2004) as a stop off on the way to america.
Wins for its location but...
The hotel wins hands down for its location, attached to the North Terminal by a covered walkway. I stayed here before a recent trip to the States. By US and Canadian standards the room, although clean and well fitted out was small and was pricey. You are of course paying for the convenience. Try to get a room on the opposite side to the transit that links the South and North Terminals. It runs every 5mins 24hrs !!!
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel.we have liked the location ,hotel and facilties,but this time what a disapointing stay .The hotel looked tierd and dated, we asked for non smoking and were given smoking.we paid for a room on the 8th floor with use of the excecative lougue,dont bother 1 free drink and at breakfast time sour milk was on was on display . In the morning the was a constant stream of complaints at the lifts because of there frequency of runningnot the start you want . I can say i wont be staying here again.
I stay here all the time because I regularly get a flight from Gatwick to the USA. Everything is clean and comfortable. The beds are particularly comfortable. I also appreciate the thoughtful facilities particularly the full size ironing board and iron so that I can remove the wrinkles from my clothes after being crammed on an internal UK flight. I've stayed in both standard rooms and Royal Club rooms. Both kinds of rooms are good - the ones with two twin beds have a bit more space but staying alone I was comfortable in the smaller room with the double bed. The main advantages of the Royal Club rooms is the private check-in which helps to avoid the queue at reception in the morning and the two free drinks vouchers for the Royal Club lounge which allows that glass of wine or two before settling down to sleep. The room service breakfasts are very good if a little pricey. Overall a really nice place to stay and relax before launching yourself back into the chaos that is modern air travel.
Great for an ovenight stay
This hotel is definitely my preffered hotel at Gatwick Airport. Its great for an overnight stay when waiting for a connected flight, rooms and bathrooms are clean.
Book through HolidayExtras for better deal
Obviously you only stay here if you are flying out early or arriving late. At first we booked direct with hotel for £105pn, but later found same room for £79 on HolidayExtras website. Room small and strangely shaped, with a view over the inner atrium. Given that everyone is checking out at 7am (and in a hurry to catch a plane) it would be helpful if the checkout had more than 3 staff. Best part is the car park at £10 a day (max 48 hours) which is a lot cheaper than airport short-term parking.
Great location, elegant hotel
I stayed here for one night for $68 on priceline. Superb facility--great heated pool and sauna. Marble floor in bath and comfortable bed. TV shows arrival and departure of flights, so you can see if your flight is running late and wait in the room rather than in the airport. Food was very pricey----$15 for burger and fries. We chose to walk to airport and hit McDonalds before our flight!!! Excellent property I'll choose again.