Hilton. London Gatwick South Terminal.

A few weeks ago, I’d booked a long weekend away in Fort Lauderdale to visit some friends and go to Fort Lauderdale Pride, of which a little more on in a few days time.

Fort Lauderdale and Miami are pretty close, however figured that it would be good to take the British Airways non-stop flight from London Gatwick, mainly as it had been many years since I’d flown from there. Living in West London, Heathrow is nearly always more convenient. The British Airways flight left at 09.00 in the morning, so rather than get up at stupid o’clock in the morning and trek across London, figured that it would be much more restful to stay at the Hilton Gatwick, which is attached to the South Terminal.

I arrived pretty late to the hotel, around 22.30 so was pretty much straight to bed for me. I’m a Hilton Diamond, so they had given me a room in one of the newer wings of the hotel.

In keeping with most Hilton’s the bed tended to be on the firmer side of things. The bathroom had both a tub and a shower.

The standard Hilton toiletries were also there. The shower itself was fine, but a little bit cramped and I found the water pressure a bit lacking. The shower head seemed to drizzle on me as opposed to providing any meaningful amount of water. I guess that’s more ecologically sound, but not as satisfying, especially in the morning.

Also in the room was a desk and a chaise longue. Unfortunately it had clearly seen better days.

Just about next to the bed were a couple of plug sockets, but only on the one side of the bed. Unfortunately there were no USB ports for charging devices, but my 2m lightening cable reached fine.

Also in the room were a couple of bottles of water, plus tea and coffee making facilities, with a few tea bags, instant coffee and a kettle. There was also a robe and some slippers in the wardrobe, as well as an iron and ironing board.


I guess it’s an airport hotel. I arrived late and left early. The room was under £90. I got a decent night’s sleep and had an ok shower in the morning. Is there anything else that you need from somewhere like this, at this price point?


  1. Did you skip breakkie in their lounge or restaurant the following morning?

    1. Yeah, I wanted to sleep in as long as possible. I ate in the Flounge there instead (of which review tomorrow).

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