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.
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. Its 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.
The Acorn Lodges 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 its worth trying the English or Continental selections if youre 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 its 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.
Youll 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 youve 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 hotels 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 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.
Stay and park packages can be booked at the Acorn Lodge Gatwick, and spaces are available at both the hotel and the Acorn Lodges 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 theyll 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.
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 wont have long to wait for a bus.
The car parks daily rate is £4 per day, payable directly to the hotel. If you park for additional days, these will be charged upon your return.
Start your day with a choice of English or Continental breakfast, included in the price of your stay. Room service isnt available, so youll 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 hotels 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, theres something to suit everyone and if you cant 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.
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.
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.
Youll 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.
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.
The Gatwick Acorn Lodge offers double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms and family rooms. Extra pillows are available for added comfort, so youll get a good nights 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!