DORKING TOWN CENTRE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS ANTIQUE SHOPS AND GLORIOUS SURREY COUNTRYSIDE, YET WE ARE CLOSE TO LONDON, GATWICK AND HEATHROW.
THE MERCURE WHITE HORSE HOTEL IS A LISTED HISTORICAL BUILDING DATING BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY. IT HAS AN INCREDIBLE HISTORY, INCLUDING BEING MENTIONED IN CHARLES DICKENS BOOK 'THE PICKWICK PAPERS' DICKENS WAS A VISITOR IN PAST YEARS.IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND FINEST EXAMPLES OF AN ENGLISH COACHING INN. INDEED, ONE CAN STILL IMAGINE THE COACH AND HORSES ENTERING TO THE REAR STABLES THROUGH THE IMPRESSIVE ARCHWAY THAT STILL EXISTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BUILDING.THE HOTEL IS SUPPOSED TO BE HAUNTED IN PARTS, BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO KILLED HERSELF, CENTURIES AGO, AFTER BEING JILTED BY HER FIANCEE.THE BAR AND COACHES RESTAURANT ARE HOUSED IN THE HISTORICAL OLD PART AND HAVE A LOVELY 'DICKENSIAN' FEEL AND ATMOSPHERE.A MORE MODERN BLOCK WAS ALSO BUILT IN THE 1960'S AT THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY AND THIS OFFERS A QUIET AREA AWAY FROM THE MAIN BUILDING FOR THOSE THAT PREFER.WE ALSO OFFER 5 X MEETING ROOMS FOR FUNCTIONS OR EVENTS THAT CAN SEAT UP TO 50 X PEOPLE.
Details / Other Expenses
|Check In: ||14.00 |
|Check Out: ||11.00 |
|Year of Last Renovation: ||2002 |
|Floors: ||3 |
|Rooms: ||78 |
|Corridors: ||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways |
|Non Smoking Rooms: ||78 |
|Handicap Rooms: ||0 |
|Suites: ||0 |
|Room Windows: ||Windows Do Open |
|Cleaning Frequency: ||Daily |
|Meeting Rooms: ||3 |
|Meeting Space: ||100 sq. feet |
|Banquet Space: ||Holds 50 people |
|Dist. to Food/Bars: || On-site |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: || On-site |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym: || 0.3 Mi |
|Lounge/Bar Hours: ||00.01 -23.59 |
|Pool Info: |
WE PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO A LOCAL POOL AND GYM 5 X MINUTES WALK FROM THE HOTEL.
Policies / Expenses
|Nightly Parking: ||0 |
|Total Taxes: || 0.00% |
|Total Misc Fees: ||$0.00 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|VAT: Value Added Tax: ||20.00% |
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Small dogs at £10 per night allowed
Airport & Shuttle Information
GATWICK AIRPORT IS 10 X MILES AWAY.TAXI COST APPROX £25
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
- Midscale hotel with warm, contemporary rooms
- The Park Sleep & Fly offer includes 1 night acoomodations, airport transfer by shuttle service and up to 15 days of free parking
- Coffee and tea tasting
- Buffet breakfast with both local and international food items or the Express & Co. breakfast formula is served at the bar until noon. Enjoy a hot drink, a glass of orange juice, and some bread with jam, or other delicious pastries
- Ready to Spa packages includes accommodation, breakfast, and one spa treatment
- Great meeting space for any special occasion
The Mercure highlights above are subject to change without notice.