Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 87
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RciaR Great Staff
I lived here for a month while at work and the staff and service was great. I recommend visiting the bar and getting to know some of the friendly and funny people working there (Pat and Katie especially but not forgetting the others too). Staff at the desk was helpful and assisted me on anything I needed from laundry to locked out keys, etc. The rooms were good and always cleaned properly. For the area you're in, the hotel food is worth staying in at least 1-2 days a week, not much around that beats them out.
I'd say the only downside to this hotel is the lack of free internet. I know they are working on providing free internet but be warned that even if you stay a month, they will charge you regardless of status or length of stay.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trunkers Best hotel in the area
I always stay at this hotel if it is available, it is well run, the staff are excellant, love the breakfast and its location is good with plenty of free parking
July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Busyb55 Comfortable room and very good service
Ideal location and good facilities as well as nearby leisure park
June 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Busyb55 Good service
Room not to usual standard of housekeeping
previous stays have been better
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by salvu Great.
Me and my wife had a fabulous time and will not hesitate to go back.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacy44 Holiday inn Basildon 10/10
Great location, clean and spacious room . Staff friendly and helpful would stay again.
June 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrTrellis much improved
Much better experience on most recent two stays.
Friendly staff, upgrade available, reliable internet, good breakfast, and quiet.
...just need to work on the prices! :-)
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray15 Friendly staff great location
The friendly welcome was a great first impression and the room was clean & comfortable and all of the staff were friendly and efficient which made our stay perfect.
The location even though close to plenty of activity and the main road network was peaceful and relaxing and I would recommend this hotel without hesitation, well done folks!
May 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sharonc Would stay here again
Booked for one night as attending a friends party in the area. The hotel is clean , neat and tidy. The reception staff polite, friendly and helpful.We booked a double room with sofa bed and the room was huge, it had trouser press, iron & ironing board, and mini fridge. There was an air conditioning unit and there were clear instructions how to use it, and an explanation that it was centrally controlled. The weather on this day was fairly warm and we would have used it, but I think it was still switched off, however we used natures aircon and opened the window and had a cooling breeze, the area was quiet enough so we were not disturbed by outside noise. The bed was large and comfortable and the room clean. One the night we stayed there were two weddings booked in the hotel and this made the bar area busy at times, I was surprised when returning from the party to find two doorman hovering in the bar/reception area(apparently there are 4 night clubs close by). Whilst this did not put me off my night cap it was a little disconcerting.We did not eat in the hotel and I cannot comment on the food/restaurant.
May 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jababs Poor housekeeping during my stay.
Corridor smelt damp
Room was poorly tidied following previous night room service dinner.
May 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MrTrellis There's always something......
Stay here fairly frequently for work due to convenient location. Have never felt it is good value for money, but this time it was slightly worse than usual.
I was initially checked into a room that was either already in use, or hadn't been cleaned. Then had to hang around for 40 minutes (after a 3 hour car journey) while they found me another appropriate room.
The internet slowed down to unusable speeds mid evening - a couple of times. complained and they did something which improved it slightly. I winder if it is down to overloading as I'm sure lots of guests will want to stream TV/movies as the TV channel selection is limited and movies are expensive.
Noise from the boy-racers in the neighbouring car parks is also a continuing problem. I wonder if the hotel could work with security/the police to address this?
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chrispaul66 New breakfast
It was great to see the new breakfast menu - a real improvement!!
As always, the staff and service were superb. As regular visitors to Basildon we really do appreciate the care the staff take to make our stay so easy.
April 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BENNETT010 APPALLING HOLIDAY INN
STAFF AT HOLIDAY INN BASILDON WERE SIMPLY UNAPPROACHABLE UNLIKE HOLIDAY INN BRIGHTON
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tintin5 Great hotel.
Nice modern hotel. Very clean rooms and public area. All staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast very tasty and everything you could want for.Beds very comfy. The area was nice and quiet all night.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LOR1 Great Staff
Within reason, a bed is a bed. Most hotels in this price bracket are similar in terms of facilities and as long as they are clean, I am a reasonably easy traveller to please. I stay in this hotel on a fairly regular basis and the rooms have always been clean and tidy. What makes this hotel stand out is the staff and the genuine welcome that you receive. The friendly attitude is genuine and not just because certain pleasantries are required by the management. From first check in, use of room service, breakfast to check out, all of the Holiday Inn (Basildon) staff are friendly and engaging. Thanks.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chrispaul66 Great staff
My wife and I cannot speak highly enough about the staff at Basildons Holiday Inn. They are welcoming, attentive and always available. We have stayed at the hotel on many occassions and are made to feel "at home" every time we visit. Well done to all concerned!!!
March 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by a0platinum0member Poor by Holiday Inn standards
Bathrooms cramped and poorly cleaned.
Non Smoking rules not enforced
Watch out or the internet, there are viruses planted.
OOps I have not given a rating - very disobedient. So be it. And must have a nickname- garbage
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trunkers My favourite Holiday Inn
Stayed for four nights, the staff were so friendly, smiling and welcoming, breakfast special this week was freshly cooked smoked haddock and poached eggs, lots of fresh fruit and the crispy bacon is perfect.
Although I did not get a room upgrade because the hotel was full the standard rooms with flat screen TV's and Kingsize beds are fine and it it very quiet overlooking the lake.
Most enjoyable stay
March 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tractorguy Always made to feel welcome
I have a great fondness for the HI Basildon. The property itself is quite old and not in the greatest shape, but the staff more than make up for it with a friendly and welcoming attitude from the Manager all the way down. They seem to go out of their way to make the guests comfortable and valued, which after all is what hospitality is all about.
March 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jerrythesaint Business Hotel
A bit tired after many years of heavy use, this hotel is rescued by the staff who are bright cheerful and very efficient. The rooms could do with a facelift but the rates are reasonable. Everything was clean and what i needed for a couple of nights on a business trip. Parking free but fills up quickly. Breakfast not cheap, but better if you get a voucher from reception, again staff in both areas excellent. Bar service and bar food ( I had salmon with pasta) excellent.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ali777 Very Pleasant
Stayed here one night on business.
Hotel staff very welcoming, good food drink, you are spolit for choice on the site with everything from Mcdonalds to Pizza to TGI but bar food was v.good.
Clean room, quiet, easy check out.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hersheba Handy for amenities
Conveniently located, plenty of parking.
Local eateries handy so you're not restricted to hotel restaurant.
WiFi is ruinously expensive. More for 24h than I pay for a month.
Wise up HI lots more places are offering free or cheap WiFi these days.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fido72 Lovely service
Let's face it Basildon itself is not the most appealing of places to stay but, when you have to, at least here is a place that greets you with a smile.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Finnfiglio Charging of Wi Fi Usage
While this location is immensely convenient for the large employers nearby the constant wrinkle in the product offering is the charging for the use of Wi Fi.Many local hotels in the area do not charge and the hotel must seriously reconsider this policy for a product that from my perspective is standard for any business traveller.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jj93 Welcoming friendly staff and comfy accommodation
I am a regular customer at the Holiday Inn Basildon and have been for the past year often staying 4-5 days per week. The reason I keep coming back is wholly due to the welcoming friendly staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. I am also lucky enough to be offered a complimentary room upgrade when space is available and that is always very much appreciated - thank you!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trunkers My favourate Holiday Inn
I stay here a lot and this is my first choice of all the hotels in the area, Kevin the General Manager most of thje time greets the guests and provides free coffee, great service.
Lots of facilities in Festival Park 1 minute walk.away.
Rooms are comfortable and the staff are very friendly and breakfast is spot on.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrTouch Comfortable, clean and easy to sleep
Comfortable, clean and easy to sleep. Over all it was a pleasent experience.
January 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Selyst No Complaints
The hotel is conveniently located and there are a number of eateries nearby. Cars seem reasonably safe in the car park.
I was recognised as an Ambassador on arrival and given a voucher for a complimentary drink at the bar. The front of house staff are always attentive as are those providing the excellent breakfast service.
January 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by priorityclubplatinum Comfortable and great service ? When ?
beware the paid-for internet usage.
I got a virus, which interferes with google searches
Noisy - walls very thin
January 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BLChops Holiday Inn
The Hotel was a typical Holiday Inn. the bed was comfortable, there was a flat screen TV. The room was small and consequently a bit too hot. The staff were particularly polite and courteous.
Despite it being Christmas party season and in a night club area we did not have any problems with noise.
The cooked breakfast was a typical buffet spoil by being kept warm instead of served fresh. There was a good selection of cold meets and chees which would have been good with freshly baked bread to eat it with. Suggest if you like a continental type breakfast you take along some freshly baked whole meal bread from a supermarket.
December 19, 2012