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(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
3.1 miles
from the airport
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A holiday resort near Gatwick airport

The excellent leisure facilities at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick make it a holiday destination in its own right. The hotel is set in 40 acres of parkland and has its own nine-hole golf course, a gym, hard tennis courts, a great restaurant and good bars. Fortunately, it's also very handy for your real holiday - it's just 10 minutes from Gatwick airport.

Forty acres of parkland

Set apart from the hurly-burly of the airport, this Effingham Park hotel is a great place to stay for those needing a little fresh air and peace before they fly off on holiday. It’s large enough to have all the facilities you’d expect from one of our four-star gatwick hotels, but not so massive that a guest will feel anonymous or ignored.

Our customers rated Copthorne Effingham on average 8/10 (1078 reviews). Read Copthorne Effingham reviews.

Even the first tee of the golf course is just outside the door

The design of the Copthorne Effingham Gatwick hotel is well thought-out. All the main public areas - entrance, lounge bar, restaurant and reception - radiate from the impressive circular lobby on the ground floor. The hotel’s excellent sports and leisure facilities are nicely tucked away one floor down. You'll have no trouble finding your way about, and everything is handy – even the first tee of the golf course is just outside the door.

On arrival, your eye is drawn to the central feature – a large chandelier hanging down from the second floor through a tiered octagonal opening in the ceiling. Below it is a smart lobby area with leather chairs, a white grand piano and sparkling marble floors.

We recommend the Copthorne hotel Effingham Gatwick for:

Leisure facilities - Many guests stay at the Gatwick Copthorne Effingham for a sports holiday and the hotel has everything you need to keep trim – a well-equipped gym, two hard tennis courts and its own golf course right on the doorstep.

A different world - With its 40 acres of woodland and well-mown lawns, the Copthorne Effingham hotel Gatwick feels like a country hotel. It’s a quiet place with enough space to breathe easy after a tedious car journey or a long flight. There are large grounds if you fancy a stroll outside, and in your room you can hear the faint drone of lawnmowers outside working around the golf greens … all very relaxing.

Nice big rooms - They are just that little bit larger than in most hotels, and the extra space makes a surprising amount of difference. You won’t find any poky little guestrooms here, or ancient creaking stairs, or strange corridors that don’t seem to lead anywhere – the Effingham was purpose-built in 1988.

Convenience - The Effingham hotel is only 10 minutes away from Gatwick airport by taxi, or 15 minutes on the transfer bus, which leaves from just outside reception. You’ll have no trouble finding it by car, and there’s plenty of room for parking.

Set in 40 acres of Sussex parkland. Gym and tennis. Relaxed restaurant. Sports bar 'til midnight.

Getting to the airport

You can get a shuttle bus to the airport. Adult tickets cost £5.00 and one child under 14 travels free with two paying adults which takes 10-15 minutes. The bus runs from the hotel to both terminals at quarter past every hour between 4.15am and 10.15pm. Outside of these hours you can take a taxi for around £13.


This package doesn't include parking while you're away. If you're thinking of bringing your car, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.

Overnight parking is available for £2, there is CCTV at the hotel but as ever parking is at your own risk.

Hotel location

The Copthorne Effingham is 10 minutes from the South Terminal and 15 minutes from the North Terminal.

Travelling by train? The station is on the lowest floor of the South Terminal. From there a taxi to the hotel will take about 10 minutes and costs between £11-£13 when booked with the hotel's preferred firm.

Driving directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your email confirmation if you need them.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out by 12 noon.


Rooms at the Copthorne Effingham are clean, classic and comfortable with natural wood furnishings and views of the grounds. Guests comment on how large and spacious the rooms are.

Rooms include:

  • Wifi (£5 for 24 hours)
  • Hypos bed
  • Tea and coffee
  • Room service
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone


Wifi costs £5 for 24 hours. We found it to be fairly slow when we visited in 2013 though, so we recommend using your phone's data to access the internet if you need to.


There are Blue Badge bays outside the hotel entrance and there is one accessible room with a shower over the bath.

If you would like to request the accessible room please call Holiday Extras before you book.


Terrace restaurant - serves a menu of British favourites and kids under 4 eat for free. Guests comment on the polite and helpful restaurant team.

Open 6.30pm to 10pm.


The hotel has 2 bars:

Sports Bar - Serves a large menu of pub grub with pool, table football and tvs to watch the game.

Open 4pm to Midnight weekdays. 12 noon to Midnight weekends.

Lounge Bar - a quieter setting which serves beer, wine and spirits as well as soft drinks and hot drinks.

Open 10am to 11pm.


It's a full English and continental buffet where you can eat as much as you like. You save nearly £3 per person when you book breakfast through us and kids under 4 eat free.

Served 6.30am to 10am on weekdays. 7am to 11am at the weekend.

Things to do

  • The hotel has a small gym which is free to use.
  • You can also rent one of the hotel's tennis courts with equipment for £10.

Hints, tips and extra bits

Upgrade your room on the next page and you'll get free wifi, overnight parking, a bigger bed, early check-in and late check-out.

Copthorne Effingham address

West Park Road,
West Sussex,
RH10 3EU

Copthorne Effingham Additional Information

Star rating
AddressWest Park Road,
West Sussex,
RH10 3EU
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel has one disabled access room. There is also a lift.
Room service
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV