And each to their own.
Who cares what the room/hotel is like for 1 night night before you fly just book the cheapest you can find nothing special about the sofitel at Gatwick.
Give me the dates and where from and I'll see what I can do ;)
We *loved* the Sofitel, stayed there twice, but for a family room - extortionate amounts of money - something like £250-£280 inc the parking package (and no breakfast). Decided to try Premier Inn at a quarter of the price last year and a total convert, it was fantastic. Good deal though :)
Thanks for that! Very interesting. Might give it a go!