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(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
3.6 miles
from the airport
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A Mediterranean start to your holiday

It might be just five miles from Gatwick airport in West Sussex, but the great-value, friendly Gatwick Europa hotel has a distinctly Mediterranean flavour. Its unusual architecture, palm trees and geometric floor tiles give it a North African feel - as you relax in the cool courtyard, you wouldn't believe you were just five miles from the airport at this Gatwick hotel. Unwind in the health club, with its pool, gym and sauna, or tuck into an all-you-can-eat roast dinner in the Mediterranee restaurant.

As well as all this Mediterranean luxury, your car will be as comfortable as you are in the on-site Europa car park, which has 450 spaces, so you can be sure of finding a spot for your car. The car park is protected by CCTV, so your car will also be safe. The shuttlebus to the airport leaves every 45 minutes at peak times, and costs £5 per adult for a return. See our Getting there tab for more information and directions.

Relax in the pool, the bar, the restaurant or the courtyards

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

Keeping with the theme, the Mediterranee restaurant, overlooking the hotel’s beautiful courtyard garden, offers a breakfast buffet to get your day off to a hale and hearty start, and a self-service carvery in the evenings. The cosy Rafters bar offers light meals from noon till late, as well as a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

The hotel also has a Spindles health club on site that has a light, spacious gym with free and fixed weights, bikes and treadmills, and an extravagant, heated indoor swimming pool, designed to flow around Spanish-style archways. There's even a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub.

We recommend the Europa for:

Exotic atmosphere - Its unique decor makes it feel more like a Spanish hacienda than an airport hotel.

Health and leisure - Take care of yourself in the fully-equipped gym, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, and get a head-start on your holiday tan in the solarium.

Families and groups - The hotel has more than 60 family rooms, and can provide a cot if you need one; even pets are welcome.

Simple but practical with big pool, hot tub, sauna and gym. Kids eat half price and the bar stays open 'til midnight.


The Europa 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 on-site if you need it.

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

Hotel location

The Europa is a 15-minute drive from the airport in good traffic.

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

Travelling 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.


Rooms at the Europa are simple but practical. A standard room has one double bed.

Rooms include:

  • Tea and coffee
  • TV
  • En suite bathroom
  • Room service (£3 tray charge)
  • 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.


There's free wifi in public areas throughout the hotel. It is also available in rooms for up to 20 minutes. You can upgrade to 24-hours' access for £7.

Guests tell us it's fast enough for checking emails and surfing the web.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Accessible parking spaces
  • Ramp to entrance
  • Induction loop
  • Accessible rooms on ground floor

Accessible room includes:

  • Emergency pull cords
  • Grab rails
  • Wet rooms


Mediterranee Restaurant - serves a traditional carvery with a choice of meats. The 3-course carvery costs £12.50pp when you book in advance through us and Kids under 16 eat half-price.

Open: 6pm - 9.45pm daily


Rafters Bar - serves a range of soft drinks, beer, wines, spirits and snacks.

Open: 11.15am - Midnight from Monday - Saturday, 12.15pm - Midnight Sunday


Is a full English and Continental breakfast where you can eat as much as you like. 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.

For even more space in your room, upgrade to a Luxury room for £10 on the next page.

Europa address

Balcombe Road,
RH10 7ZR

Europa Additional Information

Star rating
AddressBalcombe Road,
RH10 7ZR
Breakfast priceThe Continental breakfast is £9.95 and the Full English breakfast is £11.50 on the day
Disabled facilitiesThe hotel has accessible parking spaces, a ramp to the entrance and induction loops. Accessible rooms are also available on the ground floor, which includes emergency pull cords, grab rails and wet rooms.
Room service
Swimming pool
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room
Satellite TV