The Squareabout
Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
England, UK

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If you’re flying from Gatwick this summer, you might be planning to arrive at the airport a couple of hours before your flight. Well, why not make the most of your time in Gatwick and start your holiday a day early instead. Our Crawley hotel is ideally located only 15 minutes away from the airport, meaning you won’t have to worry about rushed mornings or terrible traffic, and can simply sit back and relax!  So, take a look at our day-to-night itinerary, created to help you make the most of your trip!


But First, Coffee

Only a short eight-minute drive from the hotel is Arabica Coffee House, a paradise for coffee lovers and foodies. According to visitors, it’s the best coffee house in Crawley! With its cool décor and central location, it’s a popular spot on weekends and shouldn’t be missed if you’re in the area. (The crepes and Eggs Royale are especially recommended.)


Arabica Coffee House

(Photo Credit: Arabica Coffee House, Facebook)


All Under One Roof

After breakfast, head over to Crawley Leisure Park, where you’ll find a multi-screen cinema and a bowling alley. You’ll also find a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes, including TGI Fridays, Frankie & Benny’s, Bella Italia, Nando’s and more! So, once you’ve worked up an appetite on the lanes, you can enjoy some lunch followed by a Pick ‘n Mix at the cinema - perfect!



(Photo Credit: Nando’s, Facebook)


An Afternoon Walk

Right on Crawley’s doorstep is Buchan Country Park, 170 acres of beautiful countryside, making it the perfect place for an afternoon walk. But that’s not all there is to do. The park is also home to plenty of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for dragonflies, Great Crested Grebes and even grass snakes! Bonus tip, if you haven’t eaten lunch, the park has built-in BBQ facilities, so take your own grub and you’re good to go!


Buchan Park

(Photo Credit: Buchan Park, Facebook)


And Relax

If you’re up early for a flight in the morning, you’ll want a relaxing evening. Luckily, our Crawley hotel offers all-day dining, so you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant, followed by a hot drink and a great night’s sleep. And don’t forget, breakfast is included in the rate the next morning! So, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast before you get on your way.


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There are many reasons to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley. As well as its close proximity to Gatwick Airport, the hotel also provides a stay-and-fly offer and kids get to stay for free! Contact the hotel team now to check availability - or call 01293 525 523.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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