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Can anybody suggest a good hotel at Gatwick with Parking

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    Can anybody suggest a good hotel at Gatwick (for the night before our flight) which has parking for the car while we are away? Our flight is about 9am so that means 7am check-in. We could drive down on the morning but I think it will be too stressful and getting up at some awful hour in the morning :thumbsdown:

    Thanks!
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    i have booked 1 night in a family room with meet and greet parking at the ramada plaza for 15 nights in July for £122 through holiday extras. We have stayed there quite a few times and it's comfortable- i would argue about its 4star status but it's fine for before a flight.
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    The Gatwick Hilton is more money but you are right there at South terminal. we go up the day before and do 'twilight checkin' - take an overnight bag as carry on - then all you have to do in the morning is get up and go through security
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    Thanks for the suggestions Britchick and Skywatcher. :thumbsup:
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    We use the Hilton too. Costs more but you can't beat it for sheer convenience.
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    Another vote for the Hilton.

    Booked for our trip in August :D
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    we have used the cambridge, the turret b&b and the russ hill, for me its just an overnight stay so dont have to be luxurious or be on the airport itself as there are plenty not too far away and just a short hop using the hotels transport
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    The only problem with hotels that are a little while away is the early check in times and often the transport they lay on is only once an hour before say 6 am - just something to think about
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    agreed, we have meet and greet on the way back which tbh i won't be doing a long haul flight without ever again lol and we will get a cab there.
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    Thanks for all the tips. Regarding the meet and greet ... am I right in thinking that the Hilton is right at the South Terminal and that you park close by? If that is the case then we can park the car the night before and then just walk across to the terminal or is that not really reality?
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    i believe you have to take your car to another car park the night before and then you pick it up from the same car park on return.

    with meet and greet you can opt to either drop it off at their car park and they will shuttle you to the airport/hotel on the way out and then you ring them when you've cleared customs and they bring your car to the pick up point outside the terminal. OR you get them to do the meet and greet both ways. does that make sense?
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    Thanks Britchick ... yes that makes sense. I looked into prices at the Hilton and it was around £190 for the room and the 15 days parking. May check out BCP to see if they have an offer on the meet and greet plus hotel.
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    have you tried holiday extras? see when i tried for July this year the hilton and parking deal was close to £300 - i would have done it for the £190.
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    Wow, just checked out Holiday Extras and they have meet and greet (Maple Manor) at the Hilton for £183 :wiggle:. That's slightly less than booking direct with the Hilton. Thanks britchick!
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    that's a really good rate :thumbsup: maple has a good reputation and that's who we're going with. :yes: glady you got it sorted:thumbsup:
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    Good to hear that Maple are a good firm to go with. Thanks ... you're an absolute star!

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