Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick
  • Mini Bus runs to the airport hourly, at quarter past the hour, from 04:15 to 23:15
  • Parking is on site at hotel.
  • Wifi is available in all rooms and the lobby and costs £5 for 24 hours.
  • Tennis Courts & 9-hole Golf Course
  • Prices from £75.00 per room incl. 1 weeks parking
  • Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick has been rated 71.4%
    by 74 previous customers.


Description of Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

The Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick, set in 40 acres of parkland, has extensive leisure facilities including a 9 hole golf course, but is ideally situated for travellers using Gatwick Apt.


Rooms have en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee tray, TV, direct dial telephone, trouser press and hair dryer. Please note all rooms are non smoking.

Disabled/Wheelchair Facilities

One room in the hotel is suitable, please advise at the time of booking. The hotel has a lift.

Parking Arrangements

Parking packages will include parking on site in the hotel car park. Overnight parking only will be charged at £2.00 per night.

Additional Days Parking Charge

£7.00 per day

Airport Transfer Details

Transfers bus run every hour to the airport between 04:15 and 23:15 outside these hours taxis can be booked at clients own cost. On return, a reduced rate taxi service (£13.50 approx) from the airport to the Hotel can requested by calling 01293 429429.

Approx 10 minutes from Gatwick Airport by taxi. Hotel transfer bus takes approx. 15-18 mins

Transfer bus £5 per person - On return, a reduced rate taxi service (from £13.50) from the airport to the Hotel can requested by calling 01293 429429.

Eating & Drinking

'The Terrace' restaurant (serving English food with an international influence), lounge bar and The Sports Bar, which serves light meals. **Where applicable (as stated in the room description)If you book the Dinner Package this includes 2 courses from the set menu in the Terrace Restaurant.

Breakfast Charges

£15.95 per person for a breakfast buffet, unless included in your rate.


Within the hotel, Le Club is available to guests and offers Gym, Tennis and 9-hole golf course. Wifi is available in all rooms and the lobby and costs £5 for 24 hours.

Check-in / Check-Out

Check-in: 14:00 Check-Out: 12:00

Checking in or checking out outside of these times may be possible but will be subject to the hotels availability and may incur an additonal charge.

Additional Notes

Children sharing a family room must be 16 or under. If you book the Dinner Package this includes 2 courses from the set menu in the Terrace Restaurant.

Prices range from £75.00 - £175.00

Just one of the many Hotels near Gatwick Airport available from FHR.

Friendly staff but rather scruffy room which was very overheated. Good taxi service to airport but very poor from airport, had to wait 30 minutes in freezing cold; driver much later than we were told. All in all not up to FHR usual high standards

Rating 3 out of 5

11 Mar 2019 11:43 Verified Customer
Although the parking/ taxis worked well, the room was very dated and also unbearably warm and did not have its own thermostat. In addition to the shower cubicle door not having a handle, the hotel also played background music constantly, which we could hear in our room throughout the night.

Rating 4 out of 5

08 Nov 2018 20:44 Verified Customer
Good hotel with parking, at a good price.

Rating 3 out of 5

14 Oct 2018 17:15 Verified Customer
Lovely hotel with great grounds and parking. We were given an excellent room, with a separate sitting room and balcony, and really comfortable beds. We stayed just one night but parked for the duration of our Caribbean holiday and used the bus provided by the hotel to get us to Gatwick the next morning. This cost us £5pp each. On our return there was no bus provided, but the hotel gave us the business card of a local taxi company which we rang on our return. A taxi then arrived to take us back to the hotel for £13.50. The staff we encountered during our stay were friendly and informative, and I would definitely stay here again.

Rating 5 out of 5

30 Sep 2018 20:47 Verified Customer
Although only 5 hours were spent at the hotel. We could not fault it at all and will definitely be using again

Rating 5 out of 5

29 Sep 2018 08:36 Verified Customer
Clean room, ideal for overnight stay before flight out early morning. Transport on time . Hotel in some areas a bit dated,however this hotel suited our needs.

Rating 4 out of 5

19 Sep 2018 11:27 Verified Customer
No sleep at all as there was a very large wedding! Our room was opposite the wedding reception. Loud music/DJ and party revellers till we left at 4:15 am. Also we were told on booking that there was a transfer included in the price however the hotel called us a cab which we had to pay £10 for when we reached the airport! The desk staff did apologise for the noise and tried to keep the stragglers in the bar downstairs. All in all a terrible stay! Won’t be returning! Shame!

Rating 1 out of 5

04 Sep 2018 18:41 Verified Customer
Very dated 80's hotel. Worn carpet. There was a festival there when we stayed so was very noisy. It did stop at 7 but the hotel was noisy with revellers running around until 2 in the morning and doors banging. I would not choose to stay here again. The taxi was £13.50 each way to and from the airport, so would choose somewhere nearer to Gatwick airport. The restaurant is also expensive so we drove to the pub at the end of the road.

Rating 3 out of 5

03 Sep 2018 17:45 Verified Customer
Fantastic hotel, just a short drive from Gatwick Airport. Very helpful and polite staff. I use this hotel every time I go to the USA.

Rating 5 out of 5

20 Aug 2018 21:54 Verified Customer
Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff. We were given a room on the top floor with balcony, which was lovely, although balcony needs same care and attention. Breakfast was ok but could do with more variety of food and an offering of fruit selection. Hence only four stars. We had a delayed return flight of over 3 hours, but we're not charged extra on our parking. Thank you for the lovely stay, we will use you again, as we do when flying from Gatwick, but would probably eat breakfast at the airport as it is better value.

Rating 4 out of 5

21 Jul 2018 06:56 Verified Customer
Normally a 5 star review but on this occasion i was disappointed that i was charged for extra days parking as i was only given 8 days instead of 15 days with my offer. I was informed of a charge of £5 day extra but on arrival at the hotel i was told the charge was £7.99 a day extra which i was not informed about and luckily as i had booked in Feb and the charges went up in April the receptionist let me pay the lower fee. As a long term customer of FHR i have always had 15 days parking and looking on other sites the same hotel with 15 days parking was only a small amount more. As i have said in previous reviews the hotel is just right for us Clean room, comfy bed ,although Bar and Restaurant prices are a bit high but comparable with other hotels. I will continue to use Copthorne effingham as we enjoy staying there before our flight.

Rating 4 out of 5

28 Jun 2018 14:11 Verified Customer
Perfect location, hotel is dated but it served a purpose. Good deal too.

Rating 4 out of 5

09 Jun 2018 12:48 Verified Customer
Pleasant stay on both occasions. Room was spacious and bed comfortable. We ate in the restaurant and Sports Bar. Staff were efficient and friendly. Food in Sports Bar not as good as we had hoped. Good location for Gatwick and the recommended taxi service was excellent.

Rating 4 out of 5

19 Apr 2018 18:32 Verified Customer
We have stayed at the Effingham hotel on many occasions when flying from Gatwick. The staff are pleasant and efficient, the dining is excellent, and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. The taxi service to and from the airport is very efficient. We will continue to use this hotel when flying from Gatwick.

Rating 5 out of 5

06 Apr 2018 08:52 Verified Customer
Good friendly service. Bedroom and bathroom were clean but a little tired and dated.Parking service was excellent

Rating 3 out of 5

26 Oct 2017 09:56 Verified Customer
Really lovely hotel. The staff were polite, the room was beautiful, as were the grounds/surroundings. I left my car to go on holiday after our stay in the hotel. When I returned my car was perfectly safe and I would highly recommend people going away on holiday to use this hotel. You arrive at Gatwick refreshed and your car is parked safely nearby. There was a wedding going on when we returned. What a beautiful venue for such an event.

Rating 5 out of 5

31 Jul 2017 09:18 Verified Customer
Probably the worst Hotel experience I have ever had. The Hotel itself is dismal, the décor exceptionally tired, threadbare carpets in the bedrooms and noisy. I honestly wouldn't stay in this establishment again even if it was free.

Rating 1 out of 5

30 Jul 2017 22:43 Verified Customer
Easy to find, clean, great staff

Rating 5 out of 5

22 Jun 2017 09:09 Verified Customer
Lovely hoel with welcoming and informative staff. Only thing they didnt offer us was complimentary wifi in our room. Other than this, it was a great stay

Rating 5 out of 5

01 May 2017 10:35 Verified Customer
We stayed at the Effingham Copthorne before an early flight from Gatwick.It was part of a combined hotel and parking package. Hotel was clean and tidy but showing it's age in places, surprised by the size of the room! plenty of space unlike somewhere like a Travellodge. Food was good and we had a good nights sleep. We did not use their shuttle bus service as it departed at the wrong time for us, but they have an agreement with a local taxi company for a fixed rate transfer £11.50. Over all great value for money for what we paid. under £70 for a nights stay and up to 8 days parking. Will certainly use again.

Rating 5 out of 5

05 Apr 2017 10:18 Verified Customer
I have stayed at the Copthorne Effingham on many occasions.I find the hotel of a good standard and value for money.

Rating 4 out of 5

28 Feb 2017 11:50 Verified Customer
Great location and start to our holidays

Rating 5 out of 5

21 Feb 2017 10:15 Verified Customer
Very friendly and helpful staff.

Rating 1 out of 5

03 Dec 2016 22:04 Verified Customer
Parking was easy and went without a hitch. The hotel was adequate but we felt needed an update. The carpet in our room was very threadbare and the decor was tired.

Rating 4 out of 5

20 Oct 2016 10:15 Verified Customer
Firstly it was difficult to find the correct hotel as there are two Copthorn hotels very close to each other. Once the correct one was located there were no parking spaces free so I had to park on a muddy grassed area and drag my cases through puddles and mud. Hotel facilities were adequate but service so so.

Rating 3 out of 5

02 Oct 2016 10:36 Verified Customer

Map and Directions


Copthorne Effingham Park
West Park Road
West Sussex
RH10 3EU

Directions for Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

From junction 10 of the M23 Motorway,exit onto the A264,Copthorne Way,towards East Grinstead.At the first roundabout continue towards East Grinstead until you reach the next roundabout.Take the first exit onto the B2028 (West Park Road),this is signposted towards Lingfield. Continue along this road and the Effingham Park Hotel is situated on the right,before the T junction.

please note:- Transfers run to the airport every hour between 04:15 and 23:15 outside these hours taxis can be booked at clients own cost - the local taxi company rates start from £13.50(subject to change) each way. Transfer Bus costs £5 pp, please book seats on arrival at hotel. Space is subject to availability.
On return, a reduced rate taxi service (£13.50 subject to change) from the airport to the Hotel can requested by calling 01293 429429.

** The hotel has adopted a strict non smoking policy **

If you book the Dinner Package this includes 2 courses from the buffet menu in the restaurant.

Club/Executive Rooms include breakfast and free wifi

Parking packages will include parking on site in the hotel car park.
Overnight parking only will be charged at £7.00 per night.

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Please can you confirm that there are return transfer buses back to the hotel parking on your 8 day parking offer as I read elsewhere there was only a shuttle to the airport and not on the way back so one had to get a taxi.ThanksWe have been given the following information regarding the transfers at Effingham Hotel - Transfers run to the airport every hour between 04:15 and 23:15 outside these hours taxis can be booked at clients own cost - the local taxi company rates start from
does the hotel have a liftYes, the hotel has lifts where required

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