Archive for October, 2009

The Russ Hill Hotel at Gatwick

October 21, 2009

Some people are aware of the name by word of mouth, some are aware by previous stays, but how many of you have recently stayed at the Russ Hill Hotel at Gatwick Airport?

19th century architecture is obvious from the front of the Russ Hill

19th century architecture is obvious from the front of the Russ Hill

The impressive front entrance of the hotel is the first hint of a lovely old school type of hotel. This particular hotel is one of the “Life Hotels”, a collection of 3 star properties, each one is individual in character offering friendly and efficient service in comfortable surroundings conveniently located off major road networks, easy to find with ample car parking.

Rooms at the Russ Hill

The Russ Hill Hotel accommodation near Gatwick offers 130 Bedrooms including family rooms and Honeymoon Suites. Our 3 star hotel is located in a historical 19th century manor house and so each of our rooms is unique. Our hotel rooms near Gatwick are decorated with cosy wood panelling and fresh modern interiors.

The 3 star Gatwick accommodation features:

* En-suite bathroom
* TV
* Direct dial telephone
* Tea and coffee making facilities
* Hairdryer

Now, for a one night stay before disappearing from our shores on a plane bound for some exotic location, the overall look and feel of this hotel seems great. The prices for a one night stay with parking sound fantastic and are possibly some of the cheapest available in the area.

However, I want to know more about your personal experiences. Is the hotel as nice as it looks?, what are the rooms like?, what was it like transferring to the airport?. I am interested in all experiences good and bad. I am even planning a small trip up to the Russ Hill at Gatwick myself to have my own personal experience.

To book the Russ Hill hotel, or any other hotels at Gatwick, why not take a look at our website. You can search for both room only or with parking for the duration of your holiday, take a look at the prices, you will be surprised.

Gatwick Airport Hotels

Andy

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I dreamed a dream and not of the SS the Emerald

October 21, 2009

Well, this is something new.

The other night I was dreaming I was on a cruise, but strangely enough it was not about my old favourite ship SS The Emerald.

This was a new dream, it involved lots of mirrors and shiny corridors, gleaming open public spaces, and a little gaudy furniture. What was this new dream. Well, I think it might have been triggered by a couple of things.

Firstly, I am really suffering from not cruising this year. I’m missing all my friends and the comfort and safety of my cabin.

Secondly, I’ve been reading a lot recently regarding the new Thomson ship, The Thomson Dream, formerly the Costa Europa.

Now unfortunately, the Costa ships, to my mind, are not really my cup of tea, as they are quite Italian in style with lots of shiny metal and mirrors, rather than my preferred wood and brass. However, I am sure when Louis Cruise Lines takes the ship on, a few changes will be made, and with Thomson committing to a long term charter, the style of board will probably be “Linda barker’d” if you get my drift.

Another interesting part is where the new ship will be sailing. I’ve read reports that it will be calling in Cuba and some south American countries which sound exciting.

So all in all, I think all this information has entered my mind and is basically being pumped out in the form of dreams. This will undoubtedly force me to save for a cruise next year. LOL

I’m keeping an eye on the prices.!

Andy
www.cruising4holidays.com