Rated 4,2 out of 5 by 143
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by Air Show Staff Good with a touch of fawlty towers
I have used this hotel every couple of years for some time. The modern areas are now beginning to show their age but the beds are comfortable and the bathroom clean with a good power-shower. The long term staff are always welcoming but there had been an obvious influx of new/temporary staff just prior to my arrival.
However, my stay (spread over 3 weeks) was marred by twice being told (incorrectly) that I had no pre-authorised credit. This was especially embarrassing in front of fellow workers and infuriating on the second occurrence. I also had one very disturbed night with noise from an adjoining room that only stopped at 6am when I needed to get up. There is little soundproofing between rooms in the 'modern' section.
Restaurant food was ok but staff experience did not match their enthusiasm, leading to some rather strange moments at the table. The bar would benefit from stocking some proper beer.
My major complaint was that there was no fridge in the room; I didn't need a mini-bar but did want to keep drinking water, milk and chocolate cool during an unusually warm July.
25. Juli 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by RGTM Nice place - great staff during Airshow
My fiancé and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Farnborough during the Airshow and had a lovely experience. The staff was absolutely on their A-game; they were attentive, helpful, and timely in their services.
23. Juli 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by JFTP Pleasant hotel with great staff
I enjoyed my stay at this property during the Farnborough air show. The hotel was much more organised than I would have imagined.
It was a very hot day and I was very pleased to receive a cool lemonade as soon as I walked in to the lobby. My platinum status was recognised by the desk staff with a complementary chocolate bar and room upgrade which was nice especially as the hotel was very busy.
The property it's self looks a little odd from the outside as there are 3 sections that have clearly been built in different eras with no consideration to the overall aesthetic. Reception is in a 1930s building, the main block is late 60's and there is a 90s part at the back.
I stayed in the 60's block and it did feel very old when walking through the corridors. The room was nice once inside and had good quality furniture and fittings. The air conditioning did a good job of keeping the room cool on this particularly hot day.
I ordered a burger from the restaurant which was delicious if a little expensive.
I would recommend this hotel.
23. Juli 2014