We have found that the Copthorne Hotel provides us with a final bonus to our trips to visit relatives in England. We return our rented car to the airport, check in to the hotel for a final night in pleasant surroundings, and catch our return flight home without the anxiety of trying to do it all the day of our return. The peaceful atmosphere of the hotel gives no indication of its closeness to Gatwick airport.
Hotel Henry VIII had an extremely friendly staff, great breakfast in a lovely dining area, heated pool also used for baby swim lessons, very fun to watch. Room was spartan, small, but really clean with laminate flooring, white duvets, good plumbing. Other hotels have plusher rooms but we didn't stay in the room much. Very pretty neighborhood to walk in.
Stayed two nights here. Although most London hotels are expensive (especially booked last minute as we did), this one seemed worth the money. Huge comfortable bed, good sound proofing, nice bathroom and a general feeling that everything had been thought of.
Oliver from Wellington, NZ
Situated in the centre of London s financial district with easy and quick access to the delights of the West End and business …More
Arrived and greeted by very friendly staff . Wished we had got there earlier, we didn't get there until 9pm as was just staying over to catch an early flight. The bar by the pool was lovely, next time we will go down in the afternoon and make the most of the facilities.
We chose this hotel because of its proximity to Eurostar as we were traveling to
France the following day. Also I was curious to see the interior of this magnificently restored Sir Gilbert Scott building.
We were not disappointed with the restoration which has preserved a splendid example of high Victorian architecture. As we walked up the splendid staircase, I marveled at how fit
Victorian ladies must have been as it is quite a climb - this was a wholly voluntary exercise!
Our bedroom was however completely 21 century, well appointed and, extraordinarily for such a central location, totally quiet.
We decided not to eat in either the Booking Hall Brasserie or the Gilbert Scott Dining room as they both seemed so noisy with poor acoustics that magnified the rattle of crockery and clash of cutlery. The menus however looked quite good. There are lots of reasonable places to eat in outside on the station concourse, where we chose Carluccios.
The bedroom was large, furnishings good and the comfort of the bed simply excellent. I woke up feeling as though I'd slept under a swan's wing so cocooning and comforting was the bed.
Stephanie from Aldeburgh
A Victorian masterpiece restored...Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure "too beautiful and too romantic to survive" …More
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