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Bloc Hotel Has Now Landed at London Gatwick Airport

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  Site Where: South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, RH6 0NN
April 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM | by | ()

Bloc Hotels may not have made its initial planned arrival at London’s Gatwick Airport last fall, but it looks like it has beat our expectation of May 1 by a month – Bloc Hotel at LGW opened on March 31 next to the departure gates at the airport’s South Terminal.

Inside the black-and-gold hued building (see below for a rendering), you’ll find 245 rooms that focus on comfort, technology, and amenities rather than space. Beds are covered in Egyptian cotton, there are monsoon showers in the bathroom, and HD TVs on the wall. Everything is controlled by a tablet, and WiFi – we’d almost like to say, of course – is free.

Rooms are divided into a number of different categories: Sleep Double Rooms are the entry-level option, which have no windows and come in just under 10 sq m (108 sq ft). Vista Double Rooms are the same, but add the exterior aspect to it. Smart Double Rooms are a touch larger to accommodate two people with a bit more space.

Smart Family Rooms are particularly geared to – you guessed it – families, sleeping two adults and two children, the latter in two single beds that fold down next to the entrance as you see above. Aspire Rooms go up to 16 sq m (172 sq ft) and add a corner window.

There aren’t any food & beverage options in the hotel, but you get a discount at various cafes, restaurants, and shops in the terminal.

Looking at the rate calendar for the month of May, Sleep Double Rooms dip as low as £59 ($100), while Smart Family Rooms can be snagged most days for around £90 ($152).

[Images/Renderings: Bloc Hotels]

Archived Comments:

Terrible color scheme

But those monsoon showers sound awesome!