Acorn Lodge Gatwick

The Acorn Lodge Gatwick is a 2-star family-run hotel 2 miles from the airport that provides comfy rooms and tasty meals to kick-start your holiday.

What to expect at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick

The Acorn Lodge is one of the closest Gatwick airport hotels to both terminals, with a 24 hour shuttle bus service taking as little as 5 minutes each way. It’s a convenient choice for guests who have a very early or late flight to catch, and the 22 comfortable rooms give a warm, friendly feel to this family-run 2-star hotel.

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The Acorn Lodge’s restaurant serves freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine at dinner, and a choice of breakfast foods is available every morning. Breakfast is included in the price of your stay, so it’s worth trying the English or Continental selections if you’re up early. Treat yourself to a drink before bed in the spacious bar, or come back down for a nightcap – if the bar is closed when you arrive, the hotel staff will be happy to reopen for you. Soft drinks and hot beverages are served during the day. When it’s time to turn in for the night, the comfortable beds in each room will ensure you get restful sleep, ideal for those who need to head off early in the morning.

Features at the Gatwick Acorn Lodge

You’ll see the charm of the Acorn Lodge Gatwick even before you step through the front door, as the grounds include a large fountain (beautifully lit at night) and well-maintained gardens. Once you’ve checked in, feel free to leisurely view the paintings hung around the building, and admire the marble tiled en-suite bathroom adjoining your room.

During the warmer months, the Acorn Lodge hotel’s patio is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink. The ample bench seating is shaded by large parasols to keep you cool.

Television is available in every room and at the Acorn Lodge bar, so you can keep up to date with current events or let the kids watch some cartoons whilst you relax with a drink. Internet access is available in public areas of the hotel, with a good wi-fi signal carrying to the majority of rooms. The bar also provides power points, so you can recharge your phone and other devices before your trip, get some last minute work done, or both.

Check-in times

Check in at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick from 2pm. On the day you leave, you must check out by 11am. Other times of arrival and departure must be arranged with the hotel beforehand.

Parking at the Gatwick Acorn Lodge

Stay and park packages can be booked at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick, and spaces are available at both the hotel and the Acorn Lodge’s sister hotel, the Cambridge. Your car will be moved once you depart for your flight, for added security and your peace of mind. The secured gated car park at the Cambridge has 24 hour security, with day attendants and insured drivers to move and park your car for you.


When you arrive at the Gatwick Acorn Lodge, park your car and check in. On your day of departure, you must check out by 11am. Simply leave your keys with the hotel, and they’ll take care of the rest. Your car will be moved from the Acorn Lodge hotel to the sister hotel, the Cambridge, which has a secured car park. The 24 hour shuttle bus, called to the Acorn Lodge at your request, will take you quickly to the airport in time for your flight. Upon your return, call the hotel to arrange your return shuttle, and your car will be brought to you.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

The shuttle to the airport usually takes just 5 minutes (dependent on traffic), and is available on request 24 hours a day. The one-way charge to use the shuttle is £2 per person, and your return journey from the airport to the hotel is free. When you arrive back at Gatwick airport, simply call the hotel to arrange your transfer back – whether your flight is on time, early, or a bit later than expected, you won’t have long to wait for a bus.

Over-stay charges

The car park’s daily rate is £4 per day, payable directly to the hotel. If you park for additional days, these will be charged upon your return.

Dining and drinking at the Gatwick Acorn Lodge

Start your day with a choice of English or Continental breakfast, included in the price of your stay. Room service isn’t available, so you’ll need to make sure you get down to the restaurant before breakfast finishes at 9am. Continental breakfast begins at 6am, with English breakfast commencing at 7am.

Dinner is available at the hotel’s Melissa restaurant, serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The chef at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick prides himself on using only fresh, quality ingredients – no ready meals here! A good selection of wines is available at the restaurant, to complement whichever dish you choose, and the chef is always happy to recommend a vintage that will best accompany your meal.


At the Melissa restaurant, the extensive menu offers vegetarian dishes alongside a great selection of meat and seafood courses. With starters from £5 and main courses from £8, there’s something to suit everyone – and if you can’t quite decide, the £22 set menu offers 3 courses plus coffee. The restaurant is open to the public and can get very busy, especially for Sunday lunch. Children can enjoy a two course meal for £8.95, pairing a choice of main courses with the dessert of the day to suit younger diners.

Directions to the Acorn Lodge Gatwick

Directions from

Conveniently located near to the airport, M23, and Horley rail station, the Gatwick Acorn Lodge is easy to find and well served by public transport.

  • If you’re arriving by car, leave the M23 at junction 9 and follow signs for Gatwick.
  • At the first roundabout, take the second exit (signposted ‘South Terminal’) onto the A23 Airport Way.
  • At the second roundabout, take the fourth exit (signposted ‘North Terminal’ and ‘Redhill’). After appx. 150 yards, take the third exit at the roundabout, towards Longbridge.
  • When you reach the traffic lights, turn right onto Massetts Road. The Acorn Lodge hotel is on the corner, immediately on your right.

Horley rail station is just half a mile from the hotel, a convenient option for guests arriving by public transport. The station provides direct links to Gatwick airport and central London, with trains arriving regularly from Victoria station.

Rooms at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick

You’ll be welcomed warmly to the Gatwick Acorn Lodge, with fresh flowers awaiting you as you enter your room – a personal touch to start your holiday with a smile. En-suite facilities in every room give you extra space, privacy, and a chance to relax. The large, double glazed windows provide sunshine and views of the grounds during the day, and a little extra peace and quiet at night.

Room facilities

The en-suite bathrooms have shaver points and a full range of toiletries for your convenience. All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, ironing facilities, and fax/internet facilities. Free wi-fi is available in the public areas of the hotel, and the signal reaches to most rooms. Cots and high chairs for young children are available on request; please double check with the hotel in advance.

Room types

The Gatwick Acorn Lodge offers double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms and family rooms. Extra pillows are available for added comfort, so you’ll get a good night’s sleep before your flight. Side tables next to the bed in each room provide a little extra storage space, with handy bedside lamps – no need to try and find your way to a light switch in the dark!

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* Prices are for stays on the 26-07-2020, valid as of 27-05-2020
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Acorn Lodge

Hotel address

Acorn Lodge,
79 Massetts Road,
RH6 7EB,

Distance to airport: 2.1 Miles

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