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7 am flight out of LGW need a cheap hotel for three for one night

Nov 18th, 2003, 10:42 AM
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7 am flight out of LGW need a cheap hotel for three for one night

Hello eveyone!

Thanks so much for your help so far, so I thought I would try it again

Myself, my husband and 14 year old sister will be leaving Gatwick airport at 7 am for a flight to CDG airport Paris. I thought it would be best to stay close to the airport the night before as we have to get to the airport early (I was thinking we need to be there around 5 am??)

So, my question is, I need a cheap hotel for one night (May 30, 2004 a sunday). I also need to make sure that it either provides a shuttle to the airport or that I can get other transportation that early in the morning. I either need it to be for three or maybe two rooms about the same price as a triple. I am hoping not to have to spend more than $75 US dollars for this (including VAT). Any help you could give me would be fantastic! Thanks so much!

Jerilyn
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Nov 18th, 2003, 04:16 PM
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There are many hotels at and near Gatwick. But finding an airport hotel for £44 triple will be a pretty tall order. Priceline may be your best bet.
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Nov 18th, 2003, 06:35 PM
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Does priceline offer a lot of triples? Or would it be best to try two rooms?
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Nov 18th, 2003, 06:39 PM
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Particularly since this is a European bid, probably best to go for two rooms although you might be able to find a cheaper option otherwise then. Other than that, try OctopusTravel.com or LateRooms.com.
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Nov 18th, 2003, 06:41 PM
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Another option, if you look at the Gatwick Express times and make sure they are running at say 4:20 AM (I'm not sure), is to stay in a B&B right near Victoria Station. However, 44 pounds might not be enough for that.
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Nov 18th, 2003, 06:58 PM
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Since it is a Sunday night you can get a good "weekend" rate at the Renissance Marriott,...there is also a Holiday Inn, a Moat House etc and many others close by the airport. Ask for their weekend or very best rate. They have busses to the airport, 5 minutes away, but if they aren't running at that hour they can arrange a taxi to pick up you fairly reasonably. Also in Horley,,,the village very close to the airport there are lots of GOOD B&B's, but not too much lower in price than the chain hotels weekend rates.
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Nov 18th, 2003, 07:09 PM
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Even more great tips! Thank you all I just wanted something cheap as we will only be there for a few hours and don't need all the extras
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Nov 19th, 2003, 05:11 AM
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Hi,

We stayed at the Gatwick Belmont House in Horley. See http://www.gatwickbelmont.com/

They have triples, but I think that you should be thinking closer to 70GBP than $70.

Also, do a search at www.google.com for guest houses in Horley. There are lots of them.
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Nov 19th, 2003, 07:24 AM
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We had this same problem last March. We stayed at the Ibis Gatwick Hotel, ph. (011-44)1293-590-300; fax (011-44)1293-590-310; (room 109, £39.95, $64.72). They don't have a shuttle and we took a taxi over (£8.50, $13.77).

Our room was very nice . . . it was small but adequate and pretty. We had a king bed and a twin, TV, phone, great bathroom, large shower, hair dryer, we would definitely stay at an Ibis again.

Hope this helps,
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Nov 19th, 2003, 07:33 AM
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We have stayed at The Lawn Guest House in Horley several times and it is very convenient to the airport and a good value. They can book you a taxi to the aiport, which is only a 5 minute drive.
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Nov 19th, 2003, 08:22 AM
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The Ibis is probably the cheapest chain hotel there, but my best piece of advice-go to lastminute.com or laterooms.com a week or so before & try to get Le Meridien. It's attached to one of the terminals so you can walk there (with a cart from their lobby to roll your lugagge). We got a double room there last year for 70GBP including VAT (it normally is 170GBP)-well worth it to be able to walk. Many of the other hotel shuttles don't start til 6am or later & you could wind up spending unnecessarily for a taxi.

Make sure to print out your confirmation though as we had a bit of a problem at the front desk on check-in (but they honored the rate since I had the confirmation). Maybe book the Ibis as a back-up & then see if you can do better on those websites.
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Nov 19th, 2003, 05:06 PM
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Jerilyn:

www.smoothhound.co.uk have many b&b's including many that list triple rooms within your price range. Search on the right hand side under Airport. Many are 5 minutes away from Gatwick. Although transport is offered I would inquire if it would be available as early as you need to leave.

Good luck.

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Mar 15th, 2007, 03:11 AM
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The wife and I have used http://www.glenalmondguesthouse.co.uk before - great rooms, really friendly and definitley recommended for anyone popping in and out of Gatwick.
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Mar 15th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Jameshopkins: welcome to fodors. I see you have just registered and topped two old threads (this one is nearly 4 years old) to post this same info.

Some cynical folks might suspect you ARE Glenalmond Guesthouse or are related. If in fact you are a "satisfied customer" it is best to post to current threads instead of dredging up old moldy messages from years ago.
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Mar 16th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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Apologies guys if that was what some people thought - I had just 'Googled' a similar term and your thread came up, and thought I would give you my two cents. Didn't twig with the other post dates, so I'll try and remember in future not to dredge up old posts!
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Mar 17th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Just stay near Victoria station, the Gatwick Express runs all night.
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Mar 18th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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If you want to get more hits on a hotel in a particular country, use the google of that country. In this case that would be www.google.co.uk

It took me less than 5 minutes to find a hotel for 3 @ 44 pounds.
http://airporthotels.essentialtravel.co.uk/results.asp

Do some more research and you might hit your magical number, or better.
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Mar 18th, 2007, 09:41 AM
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"It took me less than 5 minutes to find a hotel for 3 @ 44 pounds. "

That may be - but iamlynn took her trip back in 2004. Heck, she might need a room for 4 by now . . . . . .
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Mar 18th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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janisj,

Good point. 44 pounds went further back then. Exchange rate was about 1.8 $ to the pound. It's now over 1.9.

For business trips I use www.oanda.com for all of my currency conversions. Many major corporations use it for intercompany currencies.

Still, the use of Google for local countries gives one a larger quantity of hits. Most hotel sites have an English (Union Jack) button to hit. That was my main point.
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