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jen_uk 11-28-2012 05:04 PM

Sofitel or Hilton at LGW???
 
We have stayed at the Sofitel a few times and have always liked it there, the Hilton though is coming up as a bit cheaper so I'm tempted to try there. Does anyone have any opinions on the Hilton? Is it directly attached to the South Terminal?

sandshal 11-28-2012 05:23 PM

Know it's probably not quite the same but have you considered the brand new premier travel inn opposite the entrance to the north terminal .... Just make sure you get the right one .... Should be rounfpd about 60 a night

jen_uk 11-28-2012 05:38 PM

Thanks, I will have a look :thumbsup2

sandshal 11-29-2012 03:40 AM

Described as "London Gatwick Airport" on premier inn website and NOT gatwick north ..... Hope this helps

Laurafoster 11-29-2012 05:15 AM

The Hilton is attached to the south terminal by a walkway. It's next to the shirt stay/valet parking.

The hotels nice enough, nothing special but each time we have stayed the rooms are nice and clean and staff friendly and helpful. Personally I think food and drink prices are expensive but its a 5min walk to the restaurants in the terminal.

Another option is the Marriott. It's onsite and although outside there is a pathway directly to the terminal. It's about a 10min walk (shuttle is also available). We got our room there for 70 inc breakfast.

irenep 11-29-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by sandshal (Post 46809405)
Know it's probably not quite the same but have you considered the brand new premier travel inn opposite the entrance to the north terminal .... Just make sure you get the right one .... Should be rounfpd about 60 a night

I have booked 3 rooms there for next July @ 43 per room:goodvibes

Having been to both the Hilton (yes, it is attached to the terminal) and the Sofitel in the past I think the Sofitel wins on a quality basis but all things considered I am happy enough with Premier Inn at that price

queendisney 11-29-2012 06:25 PM

not a fan of the Sofitel as I find the rooms claustophobic. Much prefer the Hilton and normally stay in the Executive rooms with access to the executive lounge and breakfast included. We find this well worth the money (just a few free drinks in the lounge pays for the upgrade, plus all the free nibbles and buffet stuff) but we do look at our stay as the start of our holiday and not just a place to stay the night before our holiday begins.
Stayed in the Premier Inn in Liverpool Docks recently and thought it was excellent for the money and would def stay in one again.., thought the breakfast was disgusting though and wouldn't recommend you pay for that.

Magic Megadegs 11-29-2012 06:39 PM

Sofitel have very comfy bedding x

sandshal 11-30-2012 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by irenep

I have booked 3 rooms there for next July @ 43 per room:goodvibes

Having been to both the Hilton (yes, it is attached to the terminal) and the Sofitel in the past I think the Sofitel wins on a quality basis but all things considered I am happy enough with Premier Inn at that price

We're there on the 19th ..... Think ours was 52 though

jen_uk 11-30-2012 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by sandshal (Post 46812669)
Described as "London Gatwick Airport" on premier inn website and NOT gatwick north ..... Hope this helps

The non-refundable rate is only 29 which seems like a bit of a bargain! :thumbsup2

sandshal 11-30-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by jen_uk

The non-refundable rate is only 29 which seems like a bit of a bargain! :thumbsup2

If you can get it for that go for it .... Our dates are now over 60

jen_uk 11-30-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by sandshal (Post 46822327)
If you can get it for that go for it .... Our dates are now over 60

All booked! The room was 29, I also added on the meal deal for 22 each which gives us a 3 course dinner and an unlimited breakfast buffet :thumbsup2

sandshal 11-30-2012 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jen_uk

All booked! The room was 29, I also added on the meal deal for 22 each which gives us a 3 course dinner and an unlimited breakfast buffet :thumbsup2

Excellent!! When for?

Sharon xxx

jen_uk 11-30-2012 04:04 PM

December 21st :goodvibes

1nfrequent 11-30-2012 04:08 PM

Late to this, but I think that if you're looking for value then Premier Inn's good and close. If it's a straight choice between Hilton and Sofitel, then my advice would be to go for the cheaper option as they're much a muchness.

1F


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