Cambridge Hotel Gatwick

The Cambridge Hotel Gatwick is a charming 3-star hotel in a Grade-II listed building, conveniently located for easy access to Gatwick airport.

What to expect at the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick

A rich history surrounds the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel, as it was built in the 19th century by Prince George, the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, as a home for his wife and children. It became a 10 room hotel in 1952, and has expanded since then to the current tally of 35 guest rooms. The Cambridge is a conveniently placed 3-star Gatwick airport hotel, located close to the M23 and only 3 and a half miles from the airport terminals.

Offering a substantial choice at breakfast and excellent variety for dinner, the Cambridge Hotel has a restaurant and lounge bar on site. Both venues are stylishly decorated to provide a classy, yet comfortable dining atmosphere. The restaurant has a Mediterranean theme, with Turkish, Italian and French cuisine on their a la carte menu.

If you choose a hotel and parking package, you can jet off in the knowledge that your car is in good hands, as the Cambridge Hotel has a gated compound for guests’ vehicles to keep your car secured whilst you’re away.

Features at the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel

The Cambridge Hotel at Gatwick Airport has the feel of a family-run hotel, with a personal approach to customer service. There's plenty of space to rest and relax before you head to the airport, yet the hotel has the cosy atmosphere of home to make you feel welcome. The Cambridge Hotel has kept a number of original Victorian features, such as the grand staircase, fireplace, and chandelier, providing decoration and giving the hotel a unique character.

Containing a lounge bar and restaurant, the Cambridge Hotel has a great range of food and drinks on site for your convenience. The hotel's restaurant, the Kemal at the Cambridge, offers a good selection of wines and champagnes alongside their Mediterranean menu.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, so it's ideal if you want to check in online or read your e-mails before your flight.

Check-in times

Guests can check-in from 2pm, and must check out by midday at the latest, unless you have made other arrangements with the hotel.

Parking at the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel

If you choose a parking package at the Cambridge Gatwick Hotel, you will leave your car at the hotel for the duration of your trip, to be collected when you return from the airport. The hotel has a gated compound for guests' vehicles, which is closed and locked at night. Cars do not leave the hotel premises.


Simply leave your car in the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel car park when you arrive, and check in straight away. Staff at the hotel will take your keys and park your car at a secure car park nearby. They will return your car to the hotel's Short Stay car park on the day of your return..

When you return, contact the hotel on 01293 783990 and they'll arrange for the shuttle bus to collect you from directly outside the terminal. You will then be brought back to the Cambridge Gatwick Hotel to collect your car.

Getting to and from Gatwick airport

The shuttle bus to and from the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel is in operation 24 hours a day, and can be called on request no matter what time you need to leave. From the time you call for the shuttle bus, it can transport you to the airport in as little as 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic. The trip from the hotel to the airport costs just £3, and your return journey is free.

Over-stay charges

Should you need additional days of parking, these are to be paid locally to the hotel at a rate of £4 per day.

Dining and drinking at the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel

The Kemal at the Cambridge

The Gatwick Cambridge Hotel's Mediterranean themed restaurant, the Kemal at the Cambridge, offers private dining on request for groups and functions, and if you're staying on a weekend they also provide an excellent Sunday Roast in addition to Turkish and Italian cuisine from the a la carte menu. Large French windows in the restaurant open to allow terrace dining during the warmer months, and a grand portrait of the Duke of Cambridge observes every sitting, creating a centrepiece in the dining room. The wine selection includes popular varieties, such as Pinot Grigio and Merlot to complement your meal, alongside high-end champagnes for special occasions and toasts.

The Full English breakfast that the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick offers is a hearty and substantial take on this classic meal, with bacon, sausages, eggs (poached, boiled or fried), tomato (optional), mushrooms, baked beans (optional), and toast, with a choice of tea or coffee. The Continental breakfast offers a choice of cereals, toast and preserves, yoghurt, hot beverages, a croissant, and orange juice. The variety of choice and excellent value for money make breakfast at the hotel a great way to fill up before your flight.

At the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel, they're so proud of their Head Chef and joint owner, Kemal, that his name is on their on-site restaurant, the Kemal at the Cambridge. This affordable restaurant's dinner menu showcases the best of Mediterranean cuisine, with starters from £4.75 and main courses from £9.95.

Duke of Cambridge Lounge and Bar

Marble floors and leather seating lend the Duke of Cambridge Lounge & Bar a contemporary and stylish feel, and the bar offers a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The inclusion of a large television with Sky makes this venue a great place to relax and unwind before dinner, or simply to spend some quiet time during the day.

If you arrive just a little too late for dinner (served until 10.30pm), simply ask at reception and the helpful kitchen staff will provide snacks and hot beverages to keep you satisfied until breakfast.

Directions to the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick

Directions from

Located a short distance from the M23, the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel is conveniently placed on an A road and is easy to spot as you approach.

  • Exit the M23 at junction 9 and follow signs for Gatwick airport.
  • At the first roundabout, go straight ahead. At the following roundabout, take the last exit towards the A23.
  • At the next roundabout, turn right, following the signpost for Redhill A23.
  • At the large interchange with a Shell garage, continue to follow the signs for Redhill A23.
  • After a few hundred yards, you will see the Cambridge hotel on your left-hand-side.

The nearest rail stations to the Gatwick Cambridge Hotel are Horley and Salfords (Surrey). The hotel is also close to bus stops on the A23, serving several routes in the local area.

Rooms at the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick

At the Cambridge Hotel Gatwick, all types of room are en-suite with a bath and shower so you can refresh and relax. The rooms are brightly decorated, with seating and ample floor space, so you can get luggage in and out of your room easily, and you won't feel cramped.

Room facilities

Every room is equipped with a television (LCD Freeview in most cases), a hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. The beds in each room have handy side tables with drawers for holding morning essentials.

Room types

The Gatwick Cambridge Hotel offers Twin, Triple, Quad and Family rooms, to sleep between two and six people. There are also two attic rooms which sleep 4 guests in one double and two single beds. If you'd like a cot in your room, please give us a call.

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Hotel address

Cambridge Hotel,
19 Bonehurst Road,
RH6 8PP,

Distance to airport: 3.4 Miles

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