Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park Gatwick, Crawley
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park Gatwick
Fab alternativce to staying at the airport or in Crawleyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Unreliable car parkingfrom Rosemary21
We stayed for 1 night and used the car parking arrangements, only to arive home to find, on moving our vehichle someone had bumped both front and rear bumper on a wall !!
We will never use the hotel again.
Great service, relaxing stayfrom jaldrick
Perfect start to Christmasfrom Emsy90
Our room was welcoming, clean and comfortable. There are particular things I always look for when staying in a hotel. Towels should be big, soft and really white, the bathroom should be immaculate and fittings should be highly polished and the room should be of a comfortable temperature and smell nice. Effingham Park scores highly in attention to detail.
I had to post a small last minute Christmas present and the receptionist helped me by providing tape to seal the package and posting it for me.
We attended a function in the large banqueting suite that night. The service and food were both of excellent quality. The staff were so well organised you barely noticed them as they serviced the tables.
Breakfast the next morning was its usual high standard with a good choice and a plentiful supply despite it being near to the end of service.
It was the perfect start to our Christmas break. The staff are friendly, the facilities, despite being a little dated are varied and always available and it's nice to know I'll have the same experience each time I go there. Effingham Park has always provided exceptional value for money and I will continue to return in future. It would seem silly to waste my money elsewhere.
Watch out for credit fraudfrom Valcaff
tired but okfrom megaboff
Check-in was efficient & polite.
The room was nice & large but very tired-looking with stains on the carpet & on the side table. The room had all of the accessories such as steam press, tea & coffee-making facilities & internet availability. There were also enough hangers in the wardrobe as these are often missing. It was nice & quiet, too. Although we weren't there to watch TV the reception was pretty poor & therefore the picture was quite fuzzy.
The bathroom was clean & well-appointed with complimentary toiletries. Hopwever, the worst thing about the whole stay was the shower. It was a dreadfully meagre flow & I couldn't adjust the temperature so it was barely tolerable.
The breakfast was plentiful (buffet-style) - even at 9.30am which was half an hour before the breakfast ended. The quality wasn't bad either. The waitresses were a bit inattentive & we had to ask for tea/coffee & toast rather than them being proactive & asking us as they should. I felt like we were a bit of an inconvenience!
In short, a hotel in need of a bit of an update & some money spent on it. I get the impression it was quite lovely in the early 1980's!
A pleasant enough stopoverfrom HylB
We booked a taxi to take us out for the evening and it arrived on time, although we were not informed of it's arrival and it seemed the staff on reception were unable to give the taxi driver any information regarding the booking! (The driver then spent most of the trip complaining that this was often the case with this hotel, that the organisation was terrible and people often ended up with two taxis, or worse, none)
Breakfast was not up to the standard you would expect from this class of hotel and it was difficult to attract the attention of the staff. The lack of porters also concerned me - we did not have much luggage, but with a pram as well negotiating doors was a little tricky.
On the whole, I think I would have been more disappointed if it weren't for the area this hotel is located in.
great room, cold showerfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived after a long train ride and bus from Switzerland and were really in a nasty mood being very tired and hungry...well after a simple check in we arrive to our room, opened the door and JUMPED FOR JOY...the room was HUGE, the bed was comfortable and the bath room clean. The only 2 problems we had with this room were 1) the shower went cold after a few minutes and never heated up again, 2) the TV kept turning off on it's own for some unknown reason
The staff in the buffet restaurant were very nice and friendly. The food was delicious and the meal worth the $$ as we were able to go up to the buffet as many times as we wanted.
We requested a wake up call at 7:30 am. We received a wake up call at 7:25 then another one at 7:30 to ensure we were up. The shuttle bus we ordered came on time and we were off.
BOTTOM line is we would recommend this hotel and we would stay here again given the chance.
Tired and Tatty - Spot onfrom DeepFish
On the plus side parking was OK, and the view of the golf course was nice as well. Biggest suprise was the bed which looked very well worn, but actually one of the best nights sleep i have had for a while.
Probably not much different from other Gatwick hotels. But it would be worth trying others if they were available!
Great Package, nice peoplefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was large, clean and well equipped and as the hotel had a parkland setting, it did not suffer from the noise of passing traffic. Although we did not use all of the hotel's many facilities, the swimming pool , grounds and public rooms all looked to be of a good quality.
We ate in the 'sports bar' and were impressed with the bar meal and prices.
Contrary to what others have said, the staff were all polite and helpful (including the driver of the free shuttle bus to/from the airport) - maybe the other reviewers don't believe in treating others the way they want to be treated themselves !
When we returned to the hotel after our trip, the car had been moved to a safe location behind the hotel.
All in all, an ideal location for a stopover hotel prior to flying from Gatwick and at a price which represented remarkably good value compared to others at which we have stayed.
Top Local Tips for Crawley
Gatwick Express Once at Gatwick Airport from the hotel and needing to get to Victoria Station to enjoy the convenience of the underground to get around London; although the Gatwick Express is a bit more money, it is well worth it to take over the other rail service. It's fast and frequent and you don't have to get your tickets until your on the train.
Other names for Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park Gatwick
- copthorne hotel crawley
- Address: West Park Road - Crawley - England - RH10 3EU - United Kingdom
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