Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review


Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review

I don’t like getting up early, so when I had to catch a 6 am flight last week I decided to check into the Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Airport. Nothing special to write a blog post about an airport hotel, but this one deserves a mention.


Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review

Not only was my hotel room decorated with modern touches (loved the purple mood lighting), it was kitted out with high-tech light, blind and air con switches (couldn’t stop playing with these) and staffed with enormously friendly people.

Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review

However the thing I absolutely loved most about this hotel was the view onto the runway. Yip, I’m an airline nerd and love watching the ongoings around aircraft on the tarmac and watching planes landing and taking off. And what better way to do all of the above lying on a hotel bed?  I literally fell asleep at Bloc Hotel counting landing planes instead of sheep.

Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review

The bathroom was a bit of a minus. Instead of being adorned with a nicely encapsuled shower cabin, it’s an open-plan bathroom with the shower head aimed directly at the loo. So I suggest to wee first and shower second. unless you like to do your business getting a wet bum.

Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review


The location couldn’t be better ; I was a 30 second elevator ride away from the shops and bars at Gatwick South Terminal and literally located next to the security check point. Within in 5 minutes of rolling out of my bed I was zombie-ing through the X-rays.

Bloc Hotel at Gatwick Review

Next time I’m booked on an early morning flight, I’m totally checking into the Bloc Hotel at Gatwick again. Regardless of the wet bum.

Comments

  1. Ohh showers like this are one of my biggest pet peeve. It just doesn't seem the hassle having everything become soaked after one! Love the view tho, and I'd be right beside you pushing all the buttons

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  2. I know. I don't understand the reasoning behind showers like that.

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