Rosemead Guest House Gatwick

specialoffers1Rosemead Guest House, in Church Road, Horley, is a charming Edwardian house in the London Gatwick area, set in the quiet, leafy residential Surrey town of Horley offering the highest standard of overnight accommodation equivalent to many hotels at Gatwick.

Only 5 minutes from Gatwick Airport but not on the flight path and within walking distance to Horley town centre, it is ideal for those travellers seeking quality airport bed and breakfast accommodation without paying hotel prices.

Location isn't the only key to success; high standards of quality, service, competitive B&B rates, and Fiona Stimpson’s many years’ experience in the hospitality industry mean that Rosemead bed & breakfast continues as a 4-Star and Silver Award winning guest house with Quality in Tourism means that many guests are repeat customers.
Start your holiday inn Gatwick, check out our Holiday Extras; Stay, Park and Fly deals, holiday parking is available at competitive rates and includes a free shuttle service TO Gatwick.

Join Rosemead Guest House on Google PlusJust some of the advantages of staying at Rosemeade Guest House:

  1. Great value Gatwick Stay, Park & Fly Offers
  2. Free Parking for guests whilst staying
  3. 24-hour FREE airport shuttle service TO Gatwick only takes 5 minutes!
  4. 4-Star Silver Award Gatwick accommodation
  5. Not on the flight path but Gatwick Airport is only 1 mile away!
  6. Central Horley location, close to pubs & restaurant s
  7. Short walk to mainline railway station; 45 minutes by train to London
  8. Free Wi-Fi in every room as well as free use of a guest computer
  9. All Rooms with private bathrooms, CTV & full central heating
  10. Full English breakfast served 07.30 – 08.30 @ £3 per person extra
  11. Continental self-service breakfast for early departures
  12. Families welcome – cots & highchairs available
  13. Pet friendly hotel

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Surely going on holiday should be enough to get you grinning from ear to ear? Of course, the thought of all that sun, sea and sand waiting for you somewhere just a plane ride away is bound to put a spring in your step. However, the bit in between home and holiday is rarely as pleasurable. Long queues, unsociable hours, overexcited offspring and the prospect of delays, lost baggage and greulling shuttle journeys to your resort can really wipe that smile from your face before you’ve even hit the beach. Minimise your stress and max out on relaxation with our ten step guide to getting your trip off to the best of starts!

1. Get The Cleaners In

When you’re busy packing and preparing yourself and your family for a great summer getaway, the last thing you need is housework! Just hire a professional cleaner to come and blitz the place a couple of days before you leave. This will leave you free to deal with the important stuff. Leaving a clean house behind won’t just give you peace of mind as you set out on your hols, it will also make the arrival home after your trip all the more painless. After all, coming home to the mess you left behind is a surefire way to hit the post-holiday blues head-on.

2. Book Into a Guest House Near The Airport

If you’re flying in the wee hours of the morning, or if you simply have a long way to travel to the airport, checking into Rosemead Guest House is the smart choice. With a full English breakfast in your belly, and a free ride to Gatwick at any time, day or night, a private bathroom of your own and families and pets welcome, you could hardly ask for a more cosy and comfortable start to your holiday. When you book a guest house near the airport, you’ll be boarding that plane rested and ready to go!

3. Make Sure You Have A Good Book

It sounds like a cliché, but when flying there really is no better way to spend the journey than with a good book to hand. Don’t just pick any old book at random. Make sure you take with you a book by the author you love most, or the genre that most appeals to you. Safeguard yourself against a bad read by investing in an ebook like a Kindle. You can load it up with as many books as you care to read, and have enough reading material to get you there and back ten times over!

4. Build An Ultimate Travel Playlist

Reading may be the best way to pass the time, but what if your flight is teeming with children, partygoers or some guy who just won’t stop coughing? Sometimes, it’s just not as simple as losing yourself in a good book. That’s why good music is just as vital to your travel happiness. Create a playlist, or a series of playlists, to suit your mood. If you just want to completely relax, make a chill out compilation. If you want to get in the mood for a good time, put together a playlist of your favourite tunes of all time! However you want to do it, just make sure your music is there for you when you need it.

5. Pre-Book A Taxi

Many airports now offer free or cheap shuttles to popular resorts. This is great, if you need to save a few pennies. However, if you want to reach your destination quickly and hassle-free, booking a private transfer online before you travel is paramount. Trust us, arriving at the airport to find your driver eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to whisk you away in comfort to the door of your hotel just cannot be beaten. Not only is a pre-booked private transfer more convenient, it also means you beat the queues for local cabs, and you won’t have to barter over prices through a hazy language barrier before you’re even on your way!

6. Make Sure You Pack For Speed

There are some really great ways to pack your suitcase so that unpacking the other end is quick and painless. One great idea is to pack different outfits in separate bags, so each can be opened in turn. This works particularly well for children’s clothes. You could also fold your garments into a fabric hanging shelf stack, something you can buy from most homewares departments. Load up the shelves, then lower into the suitcase. To unpack, simply lift the shelves out again and stick them in your hotel wardrobe. Hey-presto! Time to hit the beach!

7. Sort The Kids Out First

If you’re taking a family holiday, you’ll be begging for a little relaxation of your own. The best way to schedule your days to take account of everyone’s needs is this: get up, eat breakfast, get ready and GO! Go out to the waterpark, the zoo, the aquarium, the theme park… wherever your kids are desperate to go. Get there by ten and be out of there by one pm. Then back to the hotel for lunch, then bam! Spend the afternoon sunning yourself on a sandy beach whilst your (more subdued) offspring quietly enjoy building sandcastles and skipping over the surf in the shallows.

8. Go All-Inclusive

Much has been said about all-inclusive family holidays. However, if you want a peaceful holiday, these are almost certainly your best bet. Choose a resort with a good kids’ club, have all your meals prepared for you and just chill out. Of course, it goes without saying that you’re going to get a better standard the more stars you go for, but the extra cost will be worth its weight in snooze, as you bask in the heady glory of actual, real-life relaxation without leaving the kids at your mum’s!

9. Make Friends With The Staff

If you take the time to make yourself known to the staff at your hotel, and take a genuine interest in them as human beings, you open whole new avenues of service and courtesy. A warm, appreciative and approachable guest is much more likely to get a little freebie or top tip here and there, and if something goes wrong, they’ll be more than eager to jump to your assistance. What’s the saying? You catch more bugs with honey than with poison.

10. Approach Everything With A Smile

Lord knows, no matter how carefully you plan, sometimes things don’t go the way you hoped. If you find yourself marooned at the airport, separated from your luggage, or wrestling overexcited children into their seats, take a breath, crack a smile and look for the humour. You’ll have a much better time if you try to see the funny side in any situation. After all, you’re on holiday! Even the nightmares can be made into happy memories if you approach them from the right angle.

We all look forward to our holidays. We save for them, we dream of them and we remember them for years to come. Make sure this year, you have a simply unforgettable trip by making a few easy adjustments to your plans. With these great ideas in place, it’s sure to be the holiday of a lifetime!

Here at Rosemead, we pride ourselves on giving our guests a warm, hospitable and comfortable stay before their flight. But where are you staying once you arrive in your destination? We take a look at some of the world’s most unique and, sometimes, strange hotels and hotel rooms you could be staying in once you’ve left us.

First up is the truly breathtaking Kakslauttannen Igloo Village in Finland. When you check in at Kakslauttannen, you will be shown to your very own glass domed igloo, where you can lie in bed watching the unforgettable aurora borealis overhead. Aside from the obvious pleasure of the experience, these lovely, heated igloos will keep you warm and snug, no matter how cold it gets outside.

For our next visit, we head to Vancouver in Canada, out into the wilderness of Vancouver Island. High in the forest canopy, you will find three suspended, wooden, spherical treehouses named Melody, Eve and Eryn. Accessed via rope ladders, once inside you will experience a tranquility and sense of oneness with nature, as your capsule gently sways with the movements of the trees.

From one forest to another. In Southern Chile’s Huilo Huilo Reserve, is the Magic Mountain Lodge. A conical shaped hotel with a waterfall at its tip, that sends cascades of water tumbling down over the moss-covered outer walls and windows relentlessly. Whilst this might exacerbate matters for anyone with a weak bladder, the setting, the interiors and the sheer awesomeness of Magic Mountain make it one of our favourite places for a truly unconventional holiday.

If you’re taking a trip to Puerto Rico, and your budget allows it, stay at the incredible Hix Island. Set in the middle of a butterfly reserve, your extensive balcony will overlook a bioluminescent bay, where plankton, stimulated by the gentle motion of the waves against the shore, glow in the darkness of the humid, tropical night.

In Kenya, on the other hand, far from the tiny plankton and fluttering butterflies of Puerto Rico, you can share your accommodation with elegant Rothschild giraffes, at the aptly named Giraffe Manor. Sometimes the cheeky, long-necked lovelies poke their head through the windows whilst you’re eating breakfast and gobble up your fruit salad!

Whilst most of our choices so far have focussed on getting away from it all and enjoying the natural wonders of the world, there are some hotels that are more of a treat from the inside. Take the Seven Hotel in Paris, for instance. Its suites are all uniquely designed, and feature such delights as levitating beds, with a simulated night sky twinkling overhead, and a 007 Suite which is perfect if you’re looking to treat a serious James Bond fan.

Designer fanatics will go weak at the knees for Milan’s Moschino Hotel, designed by the prestigious fashion label itself. From rice paper poodles in the foyer, to quirky décor in the rooms, this luxury hotel is the stuff of fashionistas’ dreams. Their Moskit breakfast is even served in a gorgeous little porcelain box, making you feel a little like a trendy Alice in Wonderland.

It’s not all glamour in the world of kooky hotels, though. Take the Old Mount Gambier Gaol, for instance. A former prison, closed in 1995, it is now a sought-after hotel, with the only difference from its previous incarnation being where they put the locks (i.e. on the inside of the doors).

If these incredible hotels have whet your appetite for accommodation with a twist, then these are just the tip of the iceberg. All around the world, mind-blowing, original hotels are springing up all the time to meet the demands of the ever more adventurous tourist. However you choose to spend your holiday, you can still, nonetheless, be assured of a reliable, quality bed back home, here at Rosemead.

Two weeks of sun, sea and sangria ahead. You can’t wait. You’re counting down the days. You can barely contain your excitement. However, there is one thing you’re putting out of your mind. That hump in the road before you reach your destination. That evil little fly in the ointment that we all know and loathe so much. That’s right, the 4am flight. Groan. You live two hours’ drive from Gatwick, and you have to check in with time to spare. That means you’re going to either have to pull an all-nighter, or be up and ready to leave the house at some ungodly hour after midnight. Why do they do it, these airlines? Why?

These are the sorts of things in life that are sent to test us. It’s a small hiccough, really, when you consider what you have ahead of you once your plane touches down in sunnier climes. After all, there are ways you can minimise the pain of an unsociably timed flight. Here are a few tips for making sure you get your holiday off to the best of starts:

  1. Rather than take on a gruelling night drive on little sleep, check into a B&B or guest house near the airport. Choose a friendly, accommodating Gatwick B&B that will provide you with transport to the airport when it’s time to go. Check in during the day and perhaps even make it a fun addition to the rest of your holiday, spending the afternoon before your flight enjoying some of the gorgeous local countryside or with a slap-up meal at a nearby restaurant.
  2. Make sure you’ve pre-booked transport from the airport to your accommodation once you arrive in your holiday destination. There’s nothing worse than scrabbling with local cabs and foreign languages, especially after a long flight. Consider a private transfer to be on your way quickly and safe in the knowledge your driver will be ready and waiting to take you straight to the door of your hotel.
  3. Refrain from drinking alcohol before bed. Even with a comfortable few hours’ sleep in your B&B, you’re still going to have to get up in the early hours. Switch to water from about five o’clock, and have a light, healthy dinner. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine and heavy food will help make rising at the witching hour less horrifying.
  4. Dress comfortably. Remember, a flight is not a fashion show, and you’re going to feel a whole lot less grumpy if you’re comfy in what you’re wearing. Pick some loose fitting trousers and a hoodie with trainers for the journey. Not only are these clothes easy to pull on when your alarm wakes you, but you’ll be much more inclined to snuggle up and catch some shut-eye on the plane if you’re nice and cosy. A hoodie with a t-shirt underneath is a good idea, so if it is already blazing sunshine when you arrive on your holiday, you can unzip and not be too hot and sweaty after the chilly, air conditioned flight.
  5. Pick your alarm call wisely. Whether you’re a deep sleeper, or could wake to the sound of a pin drop, having the right tone for your alarm can really make all the difference to your mood. Take the time to select an alarm tone on your phone that is both rousing and soothing, such as the sound of a harp or birdsong. Sirens, car horns and lively music are not a nice thing to awake to. Choose to wake for your holiday as refreshed and happy as possible: your fellow travellers will thank you for it!

So there you have it! You can’t make the 4am flight go away, but you can certainly do your best with what awaits. Just remember that, with a few simple tricks in place, you can reach the beach smiling, relaxed and ready to enjoy your holiday right from the start. Why waste a moment of your holiday feeling tired and grouchy? You earned this break... make the most of it!

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