Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 309
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sarahjl recommended
Good value for money and nice rooms, would stay again
April 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NPDM Tired and dark
Crowne Plaza hotels are my first choice, but this one was disappointing with its dark interiors, and throw-back to 1970s. It's nowhere near as nice as Marlow or Heathrow. Although the room was clean, the bath was tiny. The reception area and bar are dingy with only an average service from my bar food order.
I also didn't get my additional points voucher.
There are plenty of hotels in this area.....I may have to change brand.
April 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DR_9988 Comfortable room and friendly staff.
I recently stayed at this hotel with my wife for one night. There is a dedicated check in for IHG Reward Club members so we didn't have to queue and we received a very warm welcome.
We were told that our room had been upgraded to a "Superior room" and although I'm not sure what the difference was, the room was very nice and modern. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had a very good nights sleep. The bathroom was also very nice although the bath was a little small.
We had a slight issue concerning the cleanlines of our room which we reported to IHG but this was dealt with exceptionally well by both IHG and the hotel management. There is a £10 daily parking charge which seems expensive but I suppose this is to be expected at a hotel near a major airport.
Overall I think this is a nice hotel and good value for money even with the extra £10 parking charge,
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Michellec123 Poor
We have stayed here as a family last year and must have been very spoilt by the room we were allocated as on this occasion I could not have been more disappointed. A room decorated in brown, horrible beds, worn carpet, dark, un inviting and just horrible. Please spend your money elsewhere for a room nice than this depressing 70's throw back !!
April 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SME Director Showers
The new showers in this hotel are not very good at all. Takes twice as long as normal to get showered. The. Club rooms are close to the dual carriage way and are noisy from very early in the morning. The food quality has gone down over the past year. Staff are excellent but corporate cost cutting means the value is noticeably lower than a year ago. As a Platinum card holder I am dissappointed to have to now go elsewhere locally to seek value.
April 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul606 Another excellent stay
Stayed here several times - always received a warm courteous service and comfortable room.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pandk Return stay and in perpetuity........
We use this Hotel for its convenience for Gatwick Airport and because we are always made to feel very welcome during our stay. As to rudeness of Staff we have never come across any “Rude” members of Staff. You get what you give out back again. The Hotels facilities are excellent and you are within strolling distance of the many amenities located in Crawley from Cinema, Bowling, Eateries, Shopping Centre / Mall and Supermarkets. We pointed out a minor problem with the room which we were assured would be rectified as to not inconvenience any future guests staying in that particular room - Thank you Janice (Guest Relations). We use the Hotel on several occasions most years and will continue to do so in the future. Well done Crowne Plaza Crawley. Staying again in May 2014 and June 2014.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Double 0 seven Lovely hotel
We were in Crawley for a party, and booked the Crowne Plaza as a convenient overnight location. We weren't expecting much - it's very close to (but not at) Gatwick Airport, so I thought it might be very basic. How wrong I was! It is super-modern inside, friendly staff and great facilities. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean, and beautifully appointed. The bed was soooo comfortable, a bit like baby bear's (just right)! Breakfast the next morning was equally enjoyable, a great selection of hot and cold food, vegetarian and gluten free options too. The service was professional at all times. All in all, this hotel was just perfect, whether it's for an overnight before / after a flight or for a local convenient place to stay. 5 stars all round from us :-D
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mr jagos Great Hotel
Stayed a night here with friends, the hotel and front of house staff was fantastic, the health club tho was pretty run down bubble pool with not so many bubbles a broken Jacuzzi, it closes at 10pm we were asked to leave the pool at 9 45pm the rest of the hotel was really nice, the rooms where clean and of good standard, with a hotel that has so many people coming and going you would think the spa would of been up to standard, like other crown plazas we have stayed in .. apart from that if your flying out of Gatwick its worth staying here
March 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Theblade3170 Great nights sleep let down by poor customer service
Great room and clean and great night sleep let down by the rudeness of the staff when I checked in. Sorry to say I won't be returning
March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gooch1987 Mandela towers
Never seen a hotel look so ugly on the outside and be so nice inside. Looks like Mandela towers from Only Fools and Horses from the outside but is very very nice inside.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAT11 Great location, has everything you need
Very convenient for Gatwick airport and air parks parking. Quick efficient check in and check out process. Had faulty light in bedroom (although not reported by us) electricians sent quickly and kept us informed of what needed doing to resolve problem as took a little longer than expected. Zero airport noise which was a bonus. Expensive wifi option, don't understand why hotels are still charging for this sort of thing. Loads of parking space and deal included overnight parking, which could have worked out expensive otherwise. Hotel located close to multi-plex cinema and eating halls, so plenty of option for evenings and within walking distance, or stay in hotel with various optios on offer there too. Rooms not huge, but comfortable and everything you need.
March 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jjr84094 Poor experience yet again
Upgraded to a club room, so things seemed to start well. But when I arrived in the room, none of the advance requests that I'd made had been actioned, there wasn't even a single tea cup in the room (so even if they'd placed the extra teabags in the room, I'd have had nothing to drink it out of!) So I had to spend a while on the 'phone to reception getting everything sent up. The executive lounge printer toner was so low that it was just squirting ink lines all over the page so that was rather useless. The whole experience was very disappointing. Would not recommend this property when there are better hotel options at LGW itself.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JRW1957 One Night Stay in CLUB ROOM
No Standard rooms were available so I had to pay a premium for a Club Room and having done so you would not expect to find fluff/cobweb dangling from the ceiling.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkBH Big thankyou to the Crown Plaza Gatwick
We had a very enjoyable stay on Saturday 15th March 2014.
From the moment we arrived everything was perfect.
I will start with the club lounge. Very Modern and newly furbished and nicely laid out. It also felt very private as it has some sections with a sofa and 2 chairs with its their own TV`s. In the afternoon it had a nice selection of fresh fruit, soft drinks, Biscuits and A decent Coffee machine making everything from cappuccino to latte.
In the evening there was good selection of Wine, Spirits, beers and some excellent canopies, all served rather than help yourself. Which I prefer.
We did not eat Breakfast in the club lounge, but took a look and was amazed how much was laid out from Salmon to fresh strawberries even sausages and eggs.
Room 353 was again looked newly refurbished and of a good size and had everything needed for an enjoyable stay.
We Used the pool twice, it’s definitely nice and warm with a steam room and sauna. It also had some nice lounges to relax and soak up a bit of sun coming through the glass wall.
We ate from the 3 course dinner menu in the Cube restaurant and it was very good but think it was let down slightly by its desserts (this was my only criticism I could find from whole stay).
Well done CP Gatwick, Hope to see you again 11th April, This time with my 2 children.
March 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sid Snott Very noisy
Far too many noises to get a good night sleep
The air con - even though turned off - was noisy all night
March 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Achap Very good individual staff service but extremely poor sleep due noise
I have to stay at the Crowne Plaza Gatwick on a number of days per year on company business and this report is based on a stay on 5 October 2013.
Having had to complain on a number of occasions previously about noise I have realised where the quieter rooms are and so I normally telephone prior to the stay to request these (in broad terms on the non roundabout side above the 4 th floor). On this occasion I made the same request, was given a room in the middle of the hotel on the 3rd floor and was kept awake by a clattering and banging from somewhere below me throughout the night.This was not guest related but part of the noise of the hotel infrastructure itself.
I had to leave very early the next morning and so was unable to complain at the time. When I wrote to complain c/o the CEO of the hotel chain I had no response.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HKCW Good location, excellent facilities.
Polite and very helpful staff. Good nights sleep.
Upper floor so was quiet. Good view over the north downs and interesting to see aircraft in and out of Gatwick.
Ideally situated for Brighton, Gatwick and access to M25.
No problem in changing rooms from no view to more pleasant view.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rani18 Stopover before Holiday
Stayed here about 15 months all I remembered was average food and a very small room, only there one night before flying out. This time what a difference. Again only stayed one night, room was much better and my partner slept well even though we had a 5.30am start.
Hotel arranged taxi(£10 to airport)turned up on time left car there for 15 days, all for £88. However the most outstanding part of our stay was the dinner, thought it would be standard packaged hotel(you know ones bland and boring). We've travelled a lot of this planet and the service and food was up there with the 5 star hotels of World. The chefs had added the personal touch, this was backed up by the front of house staff. It's a pity we don't live local!!! Great start to our holiday. Well done and thank you.
March 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by robcap Pokey Room
Despite being a gold member, I was given a very small corner room. The desk space was not even big enough to put the room service dinner tray on properly. There was only 1 plug socket useable without unplugging other appliances in the room. Most business guests require at least 3 sockets to recharge digital devices.
I have been a regular at this hotel for over a year staying most weeks and very disappointed with this room.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Km 242 Great Family Room
Stayed as part of their park and stay before travelling to the airport. We had a super room, two double beds, a rather large one the children shared not to keep knocking into each other in the night.
Nice tea tray with cookies. Great breakfast such a vast choice, fruit,cereals hot full English, breads cheese, really set us up for the day ahead.
we used the local taxi firm Ace, not just to go the airport, we went to the cinema earlier, excellent.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by annie2659 excellent value for money
Very comfortable and good value for money. Parking good but very busy even in February.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Byford McCudden VC Not sure about the Bar liked the room
This is a clearly a busy airport hotel. Very disappointed in the bar area it was not what I would have expected from a CP hotel. Fortunately I could use the members lounge but that closed at 9pm and as I arrived late that gave me about 10mins to relax with a drink. After going to my room I came back to the bar and queued for a drink and gave up the service was very slow. The Intl Rugby was on and been shown on a big screen in another room but that was very sparse and unwelcoming with kids running around. Retired to my room that was an exec upgrade and very nice, it was well worth the stay just for the room. Mini bar was empty - sound like a drink the point is I had one drink all night and I would not have had that if I had not gone straight to the exec lounge. Used the Gym in the morning waited outside for it to open which was just after 7, the gym is well equipped and the pool was fine for a few lengths. I had breakfast in the exec lounge it was complementary and on par with what you get at a Holiday Inn Express, the plates were not big enough to fit the scrambled egg and sausage on that was why it was probably untouched.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Skidder Restaurant food
The food in the restaurant contains to much sodium. This is mainly sodium chloride (called table salt), but may also be from mono sodium glutimate. I constantly requested "salt free" or reduced salt, but there was still enough salt that my blood pressure increased over 50 points during the 2 months I stayed there. After leaving there, my blood pressure is going down and almost normal.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacki54321 Perfect start
Perfect start to our holiday. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Hotel. Plenty of staff, which is rare these days. Every body was very helpful, and seemed happy in their job ! Was very surprised at how quiet our room was, despite being on a busy road. The bedding was lovely, and the toiletries provided were beautiful. A lovely pool, lovely bar, lovely restaurant.
One niggle was the poor wifi connection in my room. I had to go drink another gin and tonic to get connected :)
February 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JGN6 Great room and comfortable stay
I visited this the Crown Plaza in Crawley for two nights. The checkin went smooth and when entering the room I was surprised by its luxury and ambiance.
The bed was very comfortable. the front desk was very helpful and overall I enjoyed my stay. I would recommend this hotel to all friends and colleagues.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rhombus Good all-round stay of 1 night
Good room, comfortable and plenty of space.
Bar meal was fine and reasonably priced
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yantow Great place
This place is great for leaving your car & having one night in a Fantastic hotel the staff your could not get better
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dumpy Do Very comfortable bed
We had an early start from Gatwick and had an excellent nights sleep prior to departure - the only problem was dragging ourselves out of bed for breakfast at 6.00am which was well worth getting up for.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben01 High quality and hassle free
My wife and I stayed at the Gatwick Crown Plaza for a single night either side of our 10 day holiday this January. The hotel was surprisingly large in size but high standards were met. We both found the staff very helpful and polite and the place was clean and tidy (as you would expect). As a Platinum member I expect a little extra and I was not disappointed. Check in went smoothly and the club lounge and additional parking facilities were well explained.
The rooms were great. I had booked a club suite and was not disappointed. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. On the down side the room does require a map and compass to get to from the lobby and the tea, coffee facilities were poor for a room of this standard – there was just enough tea and coffee for a single cup per person, there was no milk and the and mini bar was empty – in the bathroom was a single bottle of water. That said milk was delivered to the room immediately upon request and the concierge was more than helpful with our bags both too and from the room.
Early evening drinks were taken in the club lounge. We were served by a lovely lady who was very attentive but not overly so. The lounge itself was very intimate and laid out in a manner that allowed a number of people to enjoy the facility while not turning the lounge into more of a bar type atmosphere. Compared to other club lounges in other hotels this was of a high standard.
Both evening meals and breakfast were taken in the restaurant. The quality of the food was high if not a little expensive, however I would suggest not overly priced. Service at both meals was excellent and while the young lady serving us in the evening was clearly a trainee being mentored this was not an issue in any way.
I will be returning to this hotel the next time I fly from Gatwick and would recommend it to others. Personally I had an issue with the WiFi and resorted to simply using my networks 3G service but I did not bring this up with the staff and therefore they did not have the opportunity to address this. That said I do not normally have an issue in using the WiFi at other places – make of that what you will.
February 4, 2014