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Arora International Gatwick
Arora International Gatwick
A hotel that runs round the clock, the Arora Gatwick has everything the modern traveller needs, from a luxury gym to a great bar, both open 24 hours a day. You can even walk out of Crawley train station right into the hotel lobby, then catch the train on to the airport terminal after your stay. Even if the hotel's abundant facilities can't fit the bill, you're still just a five-minute walk from Crawley's County Mall shopping centre and Liquid nightclub. You'll be hard pressed to find something the Arora doesn't offer.
If you're delayed coming back, you'll need to pay for the extra time in the car park before you leave, at the hotel's normal rate. At the moment this is £10 per day.
The hotel is six miles from the airport.
You can check in from 2pm. You must check out by noon.
Good quality, local produce is the basis for the extensive and tasty-sounding menu in The Grill restaurant. There's fish from the Kent and Sussex coast, beef and veal from the west country, chicken from Suffolk and salmon from Scotland - and a whole section of the menu is devoted to explaining the origins of the produce and the standards of animal welfare.
With starters from £6 and main courses from £13, plus desserts, the menu is super-appetising and hugely varied. There's a grilled meats section, a grilled fish section and two catches of the day, as well as other meat options and, pleasingly, a vegetarian section. More unusual options like veal, mackerel and monkfish sit alongside the usual steaks, burgers, lamb, pork and chicken dishes.
We'd start with the savoury cheesecake made with goat's cheese, pickled beetroot and apple wafers, or maybe grilled south coast sardines with a harissa rub and tomato, parsley and garlic salad. For main, we like the sound of the lemon-and-oregano-marinated halloumi cheese burger, or the monkfish tail gigot rolled in citrus zest and served with butternut puree.
The restaurant is open for breakfast from 6am to 10.30am, lunch from noon to 2pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. Breakfast costs £15.95 per person.
Morgan's pub is open from 5pm to 11pm, or noon to 10.30pm on Sundays. Traditional pub grub is served until 10pm - think lasagne, fish and chips or pork belly, followed by chocolate truffle torte or pecan and toffee cheesecake. Or sit on one of the palm-shaped seats in the Palm Deli, which prides itself on its selection of coffees from around the world - there are even tasting notes on the menu. Stone-baked pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, cakes and pastries are also served here from 9.30am to 10pm.
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Reasons to choose this hotel
The hotel is connected to a train station.
The hotel that never sleeps, with a 24-hour bar and gym.
Treat yourself to a manicure, a facial or a massage in the spa.
Packages include 4 or 8 days parking on-site at the hotel. After the 4 or 8 day option, parking costs £10 per day. Parking is at your own risk.
Room service is available 24 hours a day. Please note that Continental breakfast is the only breakfast option available through room service.
Parking packages include 4 or 8 days parking on-site at the hotel.
Cots can be put in all rooms except triples.
wifi, 24-hour room service, a shop, a restaurant, deli and a bar
Rooms at the Arora feature an en suite bathroom, TV with pay-per-view movies, telephone, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, fridge, hot drinks, air conditioning and safe.
The hotel has a beauty salon, a gym, a sauna and a steam room.
Parking Prior to Stay
The hotel is right next to Crawley train station - there's a gate from the platform into the hotel - so that's how we'd recommend getting to the airport. There's a train from Crawley station every 15 minutes between 5am and midnight, and the journey takes just eight minutes. Tickets cost about £3.
There's also an hourly shuttle bus between the hotel and the airport, which leaves the hotel at 45 minutes past the hour from 5.45am to 9.45pm. The journey takes about 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3.50 one way for adults and £2.50 for children under 15; children under two travel free. If you want to get the bus, you'll need to book your seat when you check in.
Alternatively, a taxi will cost about £12 one way.
Bus H4 leaves from the hotel every hour from 4.35am to 12.35am and goes to both terminals. The South terminal is about 20 minutes away; the North terminal is eight minutes further.
Arora International Gatwick Directions
Leave the M23 at junction 10 and take the A2011 towards Crawley.
At the first roundabout, take the second exit towards the town centre. At the next roundabout, take the first exit towards the County Mall.
Go straight on through two sets of traffic lights, past the County Mall on your right. Go under the railway bridge, and the hotel will be on your right.
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