London Gatwick Hotels

Old Aug 16th, 2002, 02:39 PM
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London Gatwick Hotels

I have to 'night over' in London because of plane connections. So I decided to stay two nights so that I would have one full day to spend in London.

My first question is, does anyone have some leads and information they can give me regarding accomodations very near to Gatwick airport?

Since I will only use the room for sleeping two nights and will be 'out on the town' during waking hours, I am looking for something very very reasonable (you can read this as cheap). As long as the bugs are not too large, I will put up with them.

I have never before been to or through London, so please treat me kindly in your remarks.

So any info about specific accomodations, or web sites that specialize in discount rates will be appreciated.

What about bed and breakfast; anything like that around Gatwick?

Thanks so much for your comments.

Old Aug 16th, 2002, 03:09 PM
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If you do a web search (just type in Gatwick Airport Hotels or some such thing) you will get a list of hotels. The usual variety of hotels are there. IBIS is probably the least expensive but I believe there is also a Travel Inn. Many people will tell you to take the Gatwick Express into London and get a hotel there for 2 nights - that is also an option. There are lots of places around Victoria Station (where the Express train comes in) but since we always rent an apt. in London when visiting I am not up on all the hotels in town It's about 30 min. from a/p into Victoria Sta. so it is do-able to stay in London, but if you feel better about being at the airport (early a.m. flight perhaps) then do that. Whatever works!! If you get too far from Gatwick then you have to worry about getting over to the airport itself to take the train into Victoria for your sightseeing. Just something else to think about.

You might think about posting with the title "Need Very Inexpensive Place to STay near Gatwick or Victoria Sta". and see what you get in the way of responses. It's good to specify what you expect to pay, there are people on this Forum that think $300 a night is a bargain (not me) The more info you give as to what you expect to spend the easier it is to provide info.

Have a good time in London.
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 05:18 PM
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I definitely recommend staying both nights in central London near Victoria station. You will have a much wider choice of accomodations in all price ranges and a lot more time in London for sightseeing. etc..

Airport hotels are notoriously expensive and you would have to take the train into London each day which would only add to the expense.

So find an inexpensive B&B near Victoria. It could not be easier to get to LGW from Victoria, you can even check your bags at the station.

I usually rent an apartment not to far from Vic'a so don't have any specific B&B recommendations for you. But if you do a text search on the fourm you will find LOTS of suggestions.
Old Aug 17th, 2002, 12:50 PM
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If you REALLY want to stay near Gatwick have a look at the ABC (Apple Booking Co) website. They specialise in airport hotels and have lots of rooms at Gatwick.
Old Aug 19th, 2002, 07:22 AM
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Just stayed in the Holiday Inn near Gatwick- a 5-minute cab-ride away. Reg rooms are usually 140 pounds...a ridiculous amount for a simple but clean room; but on (I think that's it) we got a room there for only 60 pounds a night!
Old Aug 19th, 2002, 07:48 AM
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Definitely stay in central London.

"London" Gatwick is not in London at all, and a good 30 miles out.
Old Aug 19th, 2002, 08:22 AM
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Try this site:
Old Aug 21st, 2002, 02:34 PM
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Hi Hal,

Here's a couple of hotels for Victoria. There pretty good!

I'm not sure that you can leave luggage at Vicroria since 9/11, unless they just started it!

Here's info for Gatwick express!

Here a some nice B&B's for Gatwick!

I think it would be neat to stay in London myself! Plenty of places to eat in Victoria area,and you close to a lots of tourist things. The hotel web sites will tell you! Check out the Gatwick express for info. too!
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