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(3 star hotel)
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Three-star comfort at a budget price

Enjoy three-star hotel facilities at super-value prices with a stay at the Britannia Lodge – a popular Gatwick airport hotel that's often full, so book early! The Britannia Lodge is in the grounds of the Europa hotel, which is just off the M23 - and only five miles from Gatwick’s terminals. The 42 rooms in the annexe building are clean and bright with new furniture and crisp bedlinen, and best of all guests of the Lodge enjoy access to all of the Europa's three-star facilities, including a restaurant, bar and one of the most delightful swimming pools we've seen.

The annexe building itself – converted from the former staff quarters of the main block – is a pretty no-frills affair, but guests are able to take advantage of all the Europa hotel’s facilities, including secure onsite parking and a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool and health club. Britannia guests can also make use of the Mediterranee restaurant at breakfast and dinner, and Rafters Bar for drinks and bar meals, meaning the Britannia Lodge offers exceptional value for money.

Our customers rated Britannia Lodge on average 7/10 (944 reviews). Read Britannia Lodge reviews.

We recommend the Britannia for:

Canny bargain hunters - stay in a simple room at a great-value price, but with the benefits of an adjacent 3-star hotel on your doorstep.

Easy parking - the hotel has its own secure onsite parking and is situated an easy 15-minute bus or taxi ride from the airport terminals.

A spot of indulgence - take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna and steam rooms, or work up a sweat in the well-equipped gym. However you choose to indulge yourself, it’s all on site!

Benefits from being adjacent to Europa: gym, pool, tasty restaurant & bar. Free wifi, excellent value for money.


Britannia has introduced a whole host of measures designed to maintain the safety of you and team members. Enhanced cleaning will take place, ensuring that rooms are sanitised, as well as public areas. Sanitiser stations will be available for you to use too throughout the hotel.

Social distancing is encouraged, with signs in place in public areas and some members of the team may be wearing protective equipment.

Getting to the airport

North Terminal: 15 minutes drive
South Terminal: 15 minutes drive.

A taxi to the airport costs around £10.50. Book yours with reception when you arrive.


The hotel offers free, overnight parking if you need it.

This package doesn't include parking while you're away. For a hotel with parking for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.

Hotel location

The Britannia Lodge is in the grounds of the Europa. The rooms at the lodge are slightly smaller than those in the Europa, but that's the only difference as all the facilities are shared.

The Britannia is a 15-minute drive from the airport in good traffic. Driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your confirmation. Free overnight parking is available at the hotel.

Arriving by train? The nearest station is Three Bridges Crawley. It's about 6-minutes drive from there to the hotel by taxi.

Check-in from 2pm. Check-out by 11am.


Guests say rooms are compact and practical.

Rooms include:

  • Tea and coffee
  • TV
  • En suite bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone

Triple rooms include 3 single beds and quad rooms include 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed, suitable for 2 adults and 2 children 14 and under. Family rooms include 1 double bed and 3 single beds, suitable for 2 adults and 3 children 14 and under.


Wifi is free in the Europa's lobby, where you'll need to check-in. It doesn't reach the rooms but guests say there is 4G coverage.


There are no accessible rooms at the Britannia so we'd recommend staying at the sister Europa hotel, in the same grounds.


The Mediterranee Restaurant is in the Europa and serves a traditional carvery with a choice of meats.

A 3-course carvery costs £12.50pp when you book in advance through Holiday Extras.

Kids under 16 eat half-price.

Open: 6pm - 9.45pm daily.


The Rafters Bar is also in the Europa, serving a range of soft drinks, beer, wines, spirits and snacks.

11.15am - 12 midnight from Monday - Saturday
12.15pm - 12 midnight Sunday.


The restaurant serves a full English and continental buffet.

It's £9.95 for the continental and £11.50 for the Full English breakfast on the day.

Breakfast served:
6.45am - 9.15am weekdays
7.30am - 10am weekends.

Things to do

Guests have access to the Europa's health club, including:

  • Gym
  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room and sauna

Access to the gym, sauna and pool is chargeable for guests. Its £4 per adult per session, £2 per child per session and £1 for towel hire. Children must be supervised at all times.

6.30am - 9pm weekdays
8am - 8pm weekends
Children opening times 10am - 7pm.

Good to know

Government regulations require passengers at the airport to wear a face mask. Remember to bring a face mask and have it on before you get there. You'll need one for each member of your party.

Request a room on the ground floor if you've got lots of luggage, as there isn't a lift.

Britannia Lodge address

Balcombe Road,
RH10 7ZR

Britannia Lodge Additional Information

Star rating
AddressBalcombe Road,
RH10 7ZR
Disabled facilitiesThere are no accessible rooms at the Britannia so we'd recommend staying at the sister Europa hotel, in the same grounds.
Room service
Swimming pool
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV