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

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It’s almost that time of year again, the best time of year when you jet off to an idyllic destination, ready to kick back and relax. Packing is the first step of your holiday so check out our Gatwick airport hotel top packing tips!


Top summer holiday packing tips

Write it down

Planning your outfits beforehand means you’re less likely to carry excess clothes that you simply won’t need. Once you have planned, write a list of everything so you can check off each item as it goes in your bag. It can be a good idea to have a small separate ‘final things’ list where you can add items like your toothbrush, keys and passport which you won’t be packing until right before you leave.


Think multiple uses

Get creative and pack items that can have more than one use or be worn in multiple ways. A long floaty dress can be used as a beach cover up, a one-piece swimming suit can be used as a top and your beach bag can be your carry on. If you’re bringing a handbag, don’t forget to make the most of the space and pack it with any small, delicate items you have.


Summer packing tips from our gatwick airport hotel


Prevent spills

You know that tragic moment you open your bag to find you’ve had a shampoo or moisturiser explosion? This happens as a result of changing pressure on the plane but it can easily be avoided. Firstly, unscrewing the lid of the bottle and squeezing out any excess air can prevent this, and as a double measure, store in a zip lock bag.

Roll it up

Rolling your clothes tightly both saves space and avoids wrinkles. Line the bottom of your bag with clothes that you can roll, then fold any other items on top and fill any gaps with items like socks and underwear.


Sit back and relax

If you have an early morning flight, ease the stress of that manic morning dash by staying in our Gatwick airport hotel. Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley hotel, our Gatwick airport hotel is a comfortable, affordable choice where you will get a great night’s sleep.


To check availability at our London Gatwick hotel, email 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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