Straight from Luxury to Flight
We don’t always have the luxury of picking a conventional flight time – in fact, sometimes we have to suffer with a red-eye flight! Before, getting suck with a red-eye involved getting up well before sun, loading luggage in the bitter cold, a tiresome taxi ride, stumbling around the terminal like a zombie, and waiting for the earliest of flights. No longer is this the case!
Thanks to the BLOC Hotel, at the Gatwick South Terminal, passengers of red-eye flights can sleep in and arrive to their flights bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Guests of the BLOC arrive the night before the flight and take advantage of their park/sleep/fly deals, and the little luxury suites they offer. The deals, starting around £79, give th guest a compact luxury suite for the evening and valet parking.
Check in is a breeze, and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. The BLOC Hotel Gatwick will also check your suitcases with your airline, making sure your luggage makes it to the proper flight. You’re allowed, and encouraged, to bring your carry-on (or overnight) bag with you into your suite.
The rooms, located almost right off the runway, are compact, but full of modern luxury and amenities. The design is sleek, and the furnishings ultra comfortable, including the king size beds, for a refreshing sleep before a red-eye. (Or any flight for that matter!) Bright Space Architects did the designs, and did a magnificent job. You can see the plane lights from the windows, but you won’t be disturbed. State-of-the-art soundproofing was used in the BLOC hotel’s design, so you won’t hear a peep.
Each suite has a power wet room shower and provides Zenology shower products, to bathe in total luxury. High-speed, free wi-fi is offered to all guests, and an HD LED TV is in every room. The most thrilling and advanced part of an experience at the BLOC is the touch screen panel, located in every room, that can control almost every aspect of your stay – including check-out! The cutting edge control panel can adjust the ambient lighting level, the TV, the room climate controls, and the blinds, all from the wall beside the bed. You can even control these settings from your own smartphone or tablet!
The BLOC hotel Gatwick is also near the local hot-spots and restaurants. It’s a great little piece of luxury for a night or two. There’s also a new BLOC location in Brimingham! For more on the excellent service and high quality amenities the BLOC offers, check out their website! To hear about Stuart James’ experience, head over to the Daily Star. Would you stay in a hotel right off the tarmac? Have you ever stayed at the BLOC? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Share, rate, and subscribe to keep yourself up to date with the latest and greatest in luxury!
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