Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 254
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldbloke72 Very comfortable place to stay
Staff were excellent on arrival. Room was ready and very clean, but one light did not work.
We ate in the restaurant in the evening and were surprised at how good the meal and staff were, very good food but, the same old complaint, the wine was very expensive.
Breakfast was excellent, staff again very helpful.
Would recommend this hotel, far better than some others.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob the Fuzz Very comfortable room and bed.Almost
Almost perfect stay but the check-in on arrival was not good.We were overcharged for breakfast on one of the nights. We pointed this out and it was rectified. The morning paper was not available on the second night.The receptionist who dealt with us was most unsure of procedures. The choice , cooking and quality of breakfasts was first class.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doughnut Mr j e gordon
We booked this hotel as we have on a few other times as it near the channel tunnel. We booked to family adjoining rooms back in May this year when we turned on the above date they did not have the rooms we had booked and all the could offer was 1 room with a sofa bed and double then 1 double up the end of the coriander . The room with the sofa bed was the only room to put my daughter and two grandchildren in and either though we did not wont smoking there was a very strong smell of smoke.
We would prob not stay here again
August 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by swissball Reasonable value but good location.
Generally the hotel was adequate for our needs but the service in the restaurant was slow and poor, particularly at breakfast when it was busy. There were not enough staff in the restaurant to provide a good service. The service was particularly 'scrappy' at breakfast with staff who were hassled and snappy with customers. The tables were littered with used pots and crockery and the food in the buffet was not replenished. When asked about getting a fried egg, I was told by the supervisor that there were scrambled eggs - I was certainly given short shrift! At dinner the service was slow but one young waitress from Birmingham was extremely helpful. Generally not what we expect at a Holiday Inn in terms of the restaurant.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy2463 Comfortable
Room and reception excellent let down by the restaurant, waitress excellent but apparently only two chefs on duty which was a cause for delay. Two chefs should have been enough for the amount of customers using the dinning room. spoilt an excellent stopover.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nanny Neti Nice Hotel
Happy with everything. We were only there one night bit of a shame really as the room was very comfortable and a decent size. I would use the stay and leave you car there again it was very convenient.
July 31, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by grasan wedding reception and stay
This hotel has the ability to be excellent, however it is let down very badly by managers on the reception, would nt use it again very disappointed totally ruined the wedding day. Batherooms had not been cleaned hair everywhere and stains.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mumto2 Good value packages and excellent breakfast
Stayed here on a package which included tickets to the War and Peace Revival and breakfast. Very good value for money and an excellent breakfast.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elke1006 Nur eine Nacht
Wir waren nur für eine Nacht in Ihrem Hotel und haben es sehr genossen. Schöne Außenfläche, großer Parkplatz, sehr nette Bar und gute Zimmer. Empfehlenswert und wir würden wieder dort buchen
July 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnikins room fine
restaurent choice very limited. Food was not correctly cooked , poor presentation , poor quality and over priced.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony2cats War
This was our second year of staying at the Holiday Inn in Ashford to attend the War
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coluche a comfortable stay over
We always enjoy a short stop at the Holiday Inn, especially when the weather is good and you can enjoy the garden.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by macallan153 Disappointing
Not up to standard for this class of hotel , shabby and just not nice at all
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cobbler99 Pleasant Stay
Excellent overnight stay en route to a holiday from Dover. Would certainly visit again and would be happy to recommend.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by uncle spud friendly staff
very comfortable and clean rooms, welcoming staff, excellent stop over for our onward journey to Belgium, only down side was the hefty bar prices
July 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by awf10 Ok hotel for a quick overnight
Very friendly staff, but hotel appeared dated and needs carpet replacement. We had a large group and were at the very opposite end of check in desk, but due to the doors being used solely for fire emergency exit, we had to haul all our luggage through the hotel when we could have parked right next to our room.
July 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MickCav Poor registration/liaison with cleaners
We were booked in as a party of 6 using 3 x Family Rooms.
Upon arrival my partner and I were assigned Room 151 and after getting ready, we advised reception that there was only 1 x bathsheet and 1 x small towel in our room, my friend and his wife (booked under the name of Coker) were advised their room was not yet ready, my son arrived and was allowed to book in but upon arrival at his allotted room, found the cleaners still in attendance - this was all after 1400hrs !
We registered our upset and were asked to wait in reception, no apology was proffered, when we explained that we had to be in Ashford for 1500hrs, my friend and his wife were kept in reception until finally after again registering our complaints, they were given access to a double room, my son had to leave his bag and get changed in my room - again no apology was received, hardly the world class service you claim to offer !
Upon our return I had to again prompt reception (by now it was a differrent young lady) and she ensured we had sufficient towels. No mention of placing my friend and his wife in a family room which had been paid for however the new receptionist did apologise for your poor registration but at no time was there any mention of re-imbursement for shoddy allocation, poor service or downgrading of one of the rooms.
A noisy wedding party merely completed the overall experience when they banged 3 x times on my son's door during the night as the wandered aimlessly and unchecked through the hotel !
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Battie Great food and lodging
We used the Holiday Inn Express, Ashford last year and were impressed. This year we were lucky to get the meal deals on our way out and into the UK.
The staff, hotel and food were brilliant. Will stay there again !
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davetheeagle Great Channel Tunnle/Ferry stopover
Great location, great staff, good value for money and smoking rooms available!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gelsea Great Staff.
We were in England 10 days and stayed at Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Expresses every chance we could. They were all superior to anywhere else we stayed. Some of the properties may have been comparable but the employees at every Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express was what made them shine. I hope they all get the recognition they deserve.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very clean, comfortable hotel
We stayed here 2 nights to attend a wedding. After a 4hr 30min journey we were not in the best of moods but reception was welcoming (as were all staff, who without exception always had a friendly greeting) & the room was spacious, airy & clean. The room was totally blacked out at night enabling a good uninterrupted sleep & when we drew back the curtains, we were treated to a sight of a rabbit family happily munching away on the grass outside. The breakfast was also generous, with oodles of choice, well presented & hot, where applicable . The shower was one of the best we have used in a hotel (perhaps more shower gel next time!) & the only gripe was not enough tea/coffee/milk satchels in room to quench our thirst throughout the stay. Well placed for shopping & channel tunnel. We would stay again if ever in the area. Easily accessible from all motorways & only 5 mins from M20. Well done everyone (& the weather helped - breakfast in the garden being another treat).
June 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rickardo Disappointing start to holiday
STAYED AT THIS HOTEL OVER THE YEARS AND WAS HAPPY WITH IT BUT IT NOW NEEDS A REFURBISHMENT AND GOOD CLEAN AS WALLS AND CARPETS MARKED DOUBT IF WOULD STAY AGAIN
June 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't Poor check in confusion
On arrival we were assigned our room but having walked down long corridors we found the key did open the door. We returned to reception and waited in line again to be a new key. This time it opened the door but the room was already occupied!!
We returned to reception, waited in line again and were then assigned a new room which was OK.
On check out I was given a package which I was told was addressed to me. I explained that it couldn't be because no one knew I was staying there, however, the receptionist insisted I take it. At my car I checked the addressee and it was for someone with a different name. I returned to reception and they were very reluctant to take it back so I just left it on the desk.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dfall Easy access to Ashford Designer Outlet
Well positioned hotel for access to the Ashford Designer Outlet centre, M20 and channel tunnel. Hotel is quiet and there is good customer service. Have used many times before and would use again.
June 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevcorr79 Wrong post code!!!
I was very upset to find the postcode which was sent to me and the postcode on your website was incorrect. I traveled 350mile from my home in Newcastle to Ashford and on arriving late at night the last thing I expected on wanted was to be driving around and around looking for my hotel.
I eventually had to pull over and ring the hotel reception directly. I was informed that this was indeed the wrong postcode, apparently it was the correct postcode about 10 to 15 years ago but has since changed. I asked why the website has not been updated and no body seemed to know why.
I was given a new postcode which took me to the hotel (aprox 2.5 miles from my location) and the staff were very apologetic.
At the reception they was another couple who had had the exact same problems as I did finding the hotel.
Please can you update your website for this hotel so others do not have the same problem.
Apart from this the hotel was great and also the staff.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rhi1977 comfortable
A very clean comfortable hotel with very friendly helpful staff.
June 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Veeeight Ashford Central a big No, No.
Smoking room booked but told none available on arrival, when I produced a copy of my confirmation booking I was repeatedly told there wasn't one and my request wasn't on her system. No apology whatsoever.
Persistence won the day and one was eventually made available but we had to repair the TV remote to get it on, and then found fresh drips of yellow wee on the white toilet seat. The shower fittings were all splattered with dried watermarks as were the tiles, not what I expect of a clean bathroom. Coach parties galore so staff were very busy and to be fair I have stayed at many other Holiday Inns as a reward club member and have found them excellent. Management at Ashford Central need to up their game and do some staff training from cleaners to receptionists without attitude.
Busy I can accept, a cock up I can accept with an apology and an offered compromise but insisting I, the customer, is wrong is not what I rate good service.
June 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mir86 Smoking room
receptionist not very nice at the arrival around 23h.
Even I had booked a non somking room I had to sleep in a smoking one that smelled too much.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackamy Ashford stop over
The hotel was in a great location with nice grounds. Lovely to see the baby rabbits running about but at the same time be right off the motorway. The search for the choc buttons hidden by the absent minded manager was a lovely touch for the kids.
June 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JdM123 Good but spoilt by inconsiderate noisy guests
Good hotel but unfortunately our stay was spoilt by noisy guests partying into the early hours and stopping us from sleeping. The hotel moved us to another room quickly and efficiently. I complained calmly and was promised a response to my complaint and possible compensation but have heard nothing back. The hotel is fine but I'm disappointed with the complaints/after care, this is unusual as Holiday Inn are generally very helpful and considerate.
June 9, 2014