Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 314
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Decor58 Top quality service
Stayed two nights at this hotel arriving around midnight on the Friday.
Overall it was a fantastic stay at the hotel and it was everything you would expect from such an hotel, great customer service, high quality furnishings and food.
Unfortunately we did have a rude awakening on the saturday morning by an automated wake up call that we hadn't asked for, and the cleaners do start a bit early.
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BusinessTraveller36 Freindly Staff and Great Service
A convenient hotel based a short taxi ride away from Gatwick Airport. Friendly Staff and great Service. We had a couple of issues with our room and these were dealt with sufficiently and effectively by Janice the Guest Relations Manager. She was highly experienced and we were very impressed with her overall care, time and effort to learn about the issue and fix them to ensure our stay at the hotel was a great one. Breakfast was great and we would happily return to the hotel in the future.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tris1971 A hidden gem at Gatwick
It has been a while since I last used this hotel, mainly as I fly LHR. However on this occasion of flying with Virgin from LGW I pondered the choice of hotels! Sadly there is no well positioned IHG property for LGW, so I did my research! I discovered that this hotel is served extremely well by the No 10 local bus from both terminals, every 10 minutes and is £2.20 one way.
This hotel is a gem as the rooms are very comfortable, and well equipped for a family as well as business travellers. The hotel offers a Club Lounge with all the trimmings. It was a welcome break after an arduous train journey from my home town. Crossing London is never fun!
Reception were very welcoming. Smiles all round and engaged with my little boy (8) who was anxious at flying the next day. We had used Virgin's twilight check in so we're travelling light. The bathrooms were well equipped to allow us to check all of our bulky toiletries in!
Check out was a breeze. So quick, and with a bus stop around the corner from the hotel, we were back in the airport in 8 minutes.
Would definitely use this hotel again. Would recommend that they publish bus details on the IHG website as it only offers taxi at £15 o/w which originally put me off the idea of staying!
August 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SteveBram1967 Very noisey room and rude check in staff
Experienced a very rude Receptionist during check in and our room was located directly above a very nosiey loading area which was in use until 2.30am. As we had to leave at 3am, we had little sleep.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Totty-anne Stress free air conditioned comfortable rooms
A lovely stress free night excellent amenities. Very helpful polite staff. Would deffinately return and quality of food excellent too
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Longhair Could not fault it.
Could not fault any aspect of the stay, I have stayed here a few times now and would not dream of going anywhere else when using Gatwick airport or in this vicinity for any other reason. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well appointed. Staff are just brilliant, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food is excellent, what more could anybody ask.
August 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Widnes Poor Service
Stay in lots of IHG hotels on business and so have a real grasp of what to expect. All I can say for CP Gatwick is if this was my first stay in an IHG hotel it would be my last! Poor food quality, long wait for service, noisy bedrooms and unfriendly staff. Just not what you expect from CP.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Goody62 Away from Gatwich Noise
although called the Gatwick Crown Plaza, it is far enough away to avoid airport noise , however not central to Crawley so a cab ride to the town centre.
It is a nice enough hotel, clean, tidy, and good internet.
August 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pop Rogerson Got an upgrade due to previous bad experiences
Your reception manager was very pleasant on my arrival, She apologised for my past experiences and told me I had been upgraded.
The upgraded room was pleasant, but not exceptional. The common areas are still in dire need of re-decoration and re-carpeting. The bar area needs refurbishing and bringing up to modern standards. The restaurant is tired and the breakfast menu 10 years out of date. Too much canned produce and not enough care with the fresh food preparation and presentation.
Just a really tired operation, not to your international standard.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grajean Great Hotel
We chose this hotel as it was fairly near Gatwick airport and offered a good value package of one nights accommodation and leaving our car there for 10 nights. The outside is a little dated looking but inside was different. Good attentive staff and the room was fantastic with a large comfy bed and great facilities. Yes there are other hotels closer to Gatwick Airport but you should check it out as we left very satisfied with our stay.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zpoppy Great club
Our experience of the club rooms and the club lounge were excellent and we will not hesitate to book this hotel again when in the area
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mirabelle Airport Hotel
I dislike having to pay for parking and it should be noted that it is £10 for the night. I was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded on check in and I had a room at the rear of the hotel that was spacious and looked impressive. My concerns about the proximity to the dual carriageway and noise were unfounded.
There is a club lounge, but alcohol is only served between 6.30-8.30pm. I've not known restrictions in other CP hotels like this.
Anyway, it's a busy hotel due to the location near to Gatwick, but I had a very enjoyable stay due to the quality of the bedroom, a well appointed room with an extremely comfortable bed and there was even a tv in the bathroom!
August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KKWKKM Stay for Gatwick Airport
Very nice hotel. The staff is very professional.
The club lounge offers canapés and drinks in the evening and served by attentive staff. The breakfast in the club lounge is ok; but could do better by more choice of hot items.
Enjoyed the pool and has aqua classes a few times a week.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by graraps The room was decent. Everything else wasn't.
- The person who checked me in was wearing a Trainee badge. He was dreadful. He gave me wrong information about breakfast timings, tried to charge me a higher rate than what was in my reservation, didn't apologise when I pointed it out, was so eager to add parking charges to my bill that he didn't even answer my repeated question as to whether he was going to charge me for it, instead getting defensive and fabricating a lie about doing it to save me from a '£100 fine' (under English law, only the state can issue fines, and it certainly doesn't tend to monitor hotel car parks), and even assigned me a twin room (a fantastic idea for anyone travelling on their own). Maybe the guy has the potential to actually become a good employee if given the right training, but if I were the manager who allowed him to come anywhere near customers, I would consider resigning.
- The room (006) was very spacious and relaxing, even if it was a bit time-consuming to get to. However, I did happen to see some rooms being cleaned in the morning, and they appeared to be a lot, A LOT smaller. Perhaps I was upgraded [without being told!] to something better than the bog-standard room that I had reserved.
- The waitress at breakfast was eager to inform me that I would have to pay an extra £1 if I wanted to drink espresso instead of filter coffee. I said it's OK (it isn't, but I didn't feel like complaining to her for what clearly was her manager's fault) and ordered a double espresso with a bit of froth on top (i.e. an espresso machiatto). After ignoring me for over ten minutes, she came over to ask me whether I would like tea or coffee!! I will admit I wasn't too discreet in reminding her that I had already ordered a coffee ten minutes previous. She did apologise (yay!), but then proceeded to bring me an espresso with no froth. Which I downed without making another complaint- as I had a meeting to go to.
- I think that the fact that a hotel charges its guests for parking while there is ample FREE on-street parking available 50 metres from the entrance. Ditch the silly pseudo'fines', and just charge those who want to leave their car there and fly from Gatwick to holidays lasting for days/weeks on end.
All in all, a poor experience. I am not in a rush to go back.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saam Great service
We had great service from all members of staff,they certainly went the extra mile on many occasions, and our requests were dealt with promptly and with a smile. The room was clean and comfortable.
We were long staying guests and the excellent service was consistent throughout our stay.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Graham789 Un-edible Breakfast
Stay was overall fairly good, but cooked breakfast was very poor, cheap ingredients and un-edible. Not worth the extra money.
August 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 No wake up call - staff did not believe!
Stayed I room 541 & 534! Asked for a wake up call for room 534! This did not happen!!! But the computer said it was answered so we were not believed!! I tried calling the room myself & got a weird message! Asked them to go to room and call from front desk to check! They knew we had a plane to catch and not much time & did not go to check, so we were just not believed!! Not happy with the service or attitude of the service staff!! I am sure that subsequently they will have found that the phone does not work! But I doubt I will get a refund or apology of any sort!!
If we had not gone and knocked on the door we could well have missed our flight!
August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adomani Great place to stay for short trip to London
A strategic spot with all the amenities you could hope for when flying out of Gatwick. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the Club Suite was fantastic! I will definitely be returning!
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Saxscully Great Location and Great Value Stop Over
For a night's sleep prior to catching an early flight this place was great. Location was good and the price was superb for the quality of the hotel. I particularly enjoyed the pool.
Only slight downside was that my room was located next to the lifts, which dinged every time someone called them. I'm sure the friendly staff would have moved me if I had requested, but I was all ready settled by this time and didn't fancy packing again!
Overall though I would recommend this for an overnight stop.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lbeech Comfy bed, nice room and great service
As a family we have stayed in quite a few hotels before flying and this is the best we have stayed in. The reception staff are very efficient and friendly. First impressions of hotel are good, clean and modern entrance. Our room was lovely, we had two double beds which were very comfortable. Wake up call on request. Evening meal offered on arrival and served till 10 and bar snacks till 11 but we had room service as the boys wanted to go in the pool which they loved! Pool area clean and well managed. Jacuzzi and towels provided. Bar area was pleasant and my husband and I had a very nice glass of red wine whilst watching the boys in the pool. Very comfortable stay and would definitely go back. We have had problem after problem whilst we arrived in Marbella one being our case did not follow us on the plane and we did not get it until 4 days later and we are only here for a week! My eldest child said he would much rather be in the crowne plaza than in the villa we are in now - that says something eh! Well done crowne plaza, see you again next year :)
July 29, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by albert4 Good room but creaky bed
Our first experience of using a Gatwick hotel the night before a holiday. Strangely it was not easy to find although the web site directions seemed clear enough. We missed the correct roundabout, but found it when retracing steps. We were shocked to see a car park charge and relieved when we were not asked to pay it. The desk clerk was helpful and supportive, but the lift was small. The room was fine and so was the bathroom which together had all we wanted in the circumstances, but the bed creaked whenever one of us moved. The sheets, though, were lovely and soft. The early morning alarm worked well. We were annoyed when leaving quietly that the side door was locked; understandable, but the lad at the desk could have mentioned it as it's the obvious way to the car park.
July 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John495 Too hot
Booked a room as we had an early flight from Gatwick.
Very pleasant reception staff advised my wife and I we had been upgraded to a club room. Very nice spacious room with a big bed.
the problem was once in bed we found the room very hot and stuffy even with the air con. We opened the windows but had to close them again due to traffic noise.
we discovered the problem was the thick mattress topper which radiated heat. We were a lot more comfortable when we took that off the bed.
The end result was a poor nights sleep and therefore a complete waste of money. We would have been better off sleeping at home a getting a cab to the airport.
July 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KimR13 Lovely Club Room
While staying at the hotel to catch a very early flight the next day, I was happily surprised to find that my room was very comfortable and pleasant. the furnishings were very up-to-date. My favorite was the chair and ottoman which I moved to face the television. I got a glass of wine from the bar, retired to my room, and enjoyed a relaxing evening. I needed to leave the hotel at 4am and the staff had pre-arranged a car to pick me up to take me to Gatwick. I would definitely stay at this hotel if I needed to spend the night for Gatwick again.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sleepy_time loud!
Very Noisy room on ground floor overlooking air conditioning ducts, room sounded like airplane cabin. Bright Blue lights shining from roof outside into bedrooms.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spacemanZ10 not just for airport use!
I have used this hotel three times now whilst working in the area, great hotel and rooms, at a premier Inn price but so much nicer. Good gym and pool facilities a nice restaurant and a quick walk in to town if you wish to explore.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kim13/13 great stay.
couldnt fault this hotel. very comfy stay. Lovely breakfast good choice of food.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cwmfelinfach Impressive
I stayed here for two nights and was very impressed.
I was upgraded to an executive room which was lovely: very spacious, a great desk, good lighting, lots of plugs (including one by the bed) and extremely quiet. My only issue is that the duvet seemed much too long for its duvet case meaning the bottom third was uncovered. Although I don't have hang ups about other people's feet, it is questionably hygienic
The executive rooms are in their own section of the floor, behind a door which requires a keycard. It's a great idea as it minimises hall noise
The gym is decent by hotel standards with about 15 pieces of resistance equipment, good cardio machines and dumbbells. It's open until 10 every day (including weekends). They have outside members although -- I have to say -- I don't think the gym is that good and I'm sure it would feel crowded with more than seven or eight people in there. The pool looked nice
The staff were always friendly and the parking was commendably simple (it works on number plate recognition)
Overall, a great experience. I would definitely stay there again
July 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DSUK Wedding Anniversary Deflated
This has to be without doubt the worst Crowne Plaza I have ever used, and it failed to life up to the Crowne Plaza name and indeed my expectations.
The corridors were dark and dingy, the room cramped and very small.
The intention was to have a 31st wedding anniversary dinner prior to flying off on holiday, but in the event we hastened past the unappealing dining room and went to bed with a view to leaving as early as possible the next morning - the airport waiting lounge having far more appeal than this Crowne Plaza! In addition the a/c was either freezing or hot, and the pillow choice between flat or bulky, both offerings minute.
On the positive side, the staff were excellent. Bit this is the only positive. Next time I will certainly book elsewhere.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disney136 clean, comfortable
A nice hotel with excellent facilities. If staying only one night, get there early enough to enjoy the spa, pool and fitness facilities. If booking more than one room however, make sure you contact the hotel in advance if you want adjoining rooms or rooms close together as this is not automatically done.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dakshina Comfortable bed and great service, Good Fitness centre.
The mattress and Pillows were very comfortable, the Bath and Toilets were clean. Internet speed is good and great service. Good Fitness centre with decent size indoor Swimming pool and Gym.
July 15, 2014