Staying at a hotel the night before you fly off to some exotic destination has become increasingly popular over the last ten years.
has added another 1000 rooms to
the existing Hilton and Sofitel hotels within the airport perimeter over recent
years. This tells you that a lot of people want to put their head down with the
peace of mind they have no problem when it comes to catching their plane. Gatwick Airport
This is an age of disruption coming from a number of causes which includes of late, volcanic dust, floods and powerful winds.
Hotels and guest houses have improved too with the help no doubt of the review web sites and on-line forums. Tea/coffee, wireless internet access and en-suite bathrooms are all considered standard these days in a very competitive market place.
With sleep and fly packages abound offering discounted rates from the big comparison companies like Trivago and Booking.com it is still worth while calling the hotel direct to see if they are offering last minute discounts.
Most hotels offer a bus service to the terminals although this comes at a small charge. With other hotels you drive to the car park in the morning and transfer to a shuttle into the airport terminal.
Some hotels only offer a taxi service into the airport which may cost upwards of another £20 to the cost of your room.
However, there are a limited number of hotels that offer a meet and greet parking service at Gatwick Airport included in the price. You are transferred to the terminal in their courtesy car and on your return from holiday your car is delivered to you on the terminal forecourt.
All these services are designed to bring more comfort and less stress to the travelling public at a time when the public are demanding more value for money.