I have stayed at Waterhall previously and had a good opinion of it so
when another early start at Gatwick loomed I made sure we got a room at Waterhall.
On arrival we were shown to an immaculate and spacious room near the front door so we could ‘get out’ in the early hours without disturbing other guests, and the taxi we needed for 3.30 am was booked without fuss of any kind. We then took the hotel dog for a walk in the lovely gardens, where we watched aircraft coming low for a landing at Gatwick. Surprisingly the noise from these people transporters fails to disturb and within the hotel almost fails to register.
We were in bed watching TV by 9pm and able to sleep peacefully until the alarm woke us at 3am. We had breakfast in the conservatory and when our taxi arrived on the dot we let ourselves out and calmly travelled to Gatwick for our trip to Lyon France knowing our own car was safe in the Waterhall car park.
On our return the hotel owner collected us upon a phone call and we were back with our car within 25 minutes of collecting our baggage from the hall. Again it was ‘simple’ for us.
I would say that the owners of this hotel work extremely efficiently to give comfort and convenience to guests and they present it with friendly and apparently effortless, ease. There is no reason to stay anywhere else for Gatwick flights.