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

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Things to do in Gatwick this Autumn

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It seems that summer just can’t make its mind up as to whether it's coming or going! But one thing we do know is, autumn is just around the corner, meaning the big jumper wearing, hot chocolate sipping and snuggling up in front of the fire season is on its way!  Whether you’re heading to Gatwick for a long weekend with the family or in the area before catching a flight, our hotel near Gatwick airport has picked out some of the top things for you to do. Read on to find out more…


Head to Chartwell House

Hop in the car and just a short drive from our Gatwick Airport hotel brings you to Chartwell House – the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill. Explore the history of one of Britain’s greatest leaders as you take a tour around the property in which he brought up his family. Still decorated in it’s 1930’s decor, the house has a feeling as though the family have only just left. Dependent on tickets, you can also take a look around Winston’s bedroom on an intimate, one hour journey through selected rooms in the house. It’s a great day out for all the family, steeped in years of history!

Chartwell house

(Photo Credit: Chartwell House, Facebook)


Visit Crawley Town

Just a short drive (or walk) from our budget hotel near Gatwick airport is Crawley Town centre.  This is the ideal place to come if you have a few hours to kill before your flight, or if you’re having a stopover before jetting off the next day. Filled with your usual high-street shops and cafes, there’s definitely something for everyone. Plus, if you need something extra to keep the kids entertained at night, Crawley also has its own bowling alley and cinema.


Visit Brighton

The vibrant seaside town of Brighton is only 30-minutes from our Gatwick airport hotel and is the perfect place to visit all year round.  But if you’re a chocolate lover (who isn’t?!) then why not go there for Brighton Chocolate Festival – 12th October - 13th October. With a selection of milk, white and dark chocolate this festival showcases some of the best exhibitors from across the UK. With the best chocolate spirits (that’s right, chocolate alcohol!) from the UK right across to the Carribean!  Entry is free and makes the perfect day out for the whole family – yum! 


Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley is near to Gatwick Airport and offers a smart, affordable hotel in Crawley, sure to give you a great night’s sleep. 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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