Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 152
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FlitwickFlyer Excellent Customer Service
Delightful and helpful front of house staff. Recognition of Priority Club status. Clean and comfortable room. Free car park which is a pleasant surprise these days. Breakfast good, breakfast host friendly and efficient.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by m4rk Like a different hotel
The woman at the counter could see I was tired. She had such a lovely smile and calming tone that I soon felt at ease. I wish I had taken her name so I could tell you who it was. I was lucky there was a spare Executive room, with my Platinum Elite status, this was the first time I'd had an upgrade at the Holiday Inn Brentwood. Having stayed in this hotel previously, and having had numerous problems with the poor heating in the second wing of this hotel, I was pleasantly surprised at how warm and quiet my room was - it was like a different hotel.
I used the gym on all three nights of my stay. The gym is the reason I choose this hotel over other hotels in the area.
I also ate there twice - first time in ages. The food takes a little while to arrive, but it is worth the wait! I had the cajun chicken which looked like it had been cooked from scratch. Perhaps a little too much cumin but I'm not complaining, The second time I ate there, I had the hotdog with a side of mac n cheese. I was surprised to see the mac n cheese had been baked in its own tin - very tasty, hearty meal.
I tried to avail myself of the free wifi that I am entitled to with Platinum Elite. The login did not seem to work, even when I took my tablet to the front desk we could not get it to work - so they gave me a voucher instead (no problem)
Overall an excellent stay, the front desk staff are wonderful, especially the person who checked me in which set the tone for the next three nights.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlotte07 Great stay! Would recommend.
Stayed at this hotel a few weeks back. There were 4of us on a girly weekend. Had a great experience. Breakfast was FAB. The only down side was the service at reception. We had little interaction with the staff on there but when we did they seemed to have an attitude. Overall though the hotel was lovely. The facilities were excellent and the free car parking was a major plus. Would definatley stay there again.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by curranma1 My Last nights
I've been at this hotel now since Aug this year and its now nearly Dec. wow 4 months!
I have been working away from home and have a great deal of thanks and gratitude. It has been a home from home for a what seems to be a long time but has passed as quick as yesterday.
I must single out a number of members of the team Steve (Beard#, Martin, Jocelline #prob not spelt right but a good effort) Aga, chelsea, the support from Cambridge HI, oh and not forgetting Craig. All members of the team have made this number os stays honestly some of the best ever, for those who travel for business it is important that when away from home you get a friendy face when you have travelled for a number of hours to get to where you are to sleep and I would say if in the area GO HERE!
They have some problems and are working to reslove them with new members of the team, Vanda, Charlotte, Adam, Paul and this is always going to be difficult but when you look at a place to stay this team at Brentwood will do anything to make it more comfortable.
Well done guys and I hope to see you all again in the future
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by May11 Fantastic breakfasts
Would recommend people to stay here. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Breakfasts are amazing with lots and lots of choice.
Just wish somehow you could block the noise out from people in the corridors (they should be more a bit more considerate towards others anyway!)
November 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GoodeN Essex
Arrived and bed sheets were wet and dirty, called reception and they were changed straight away so that was good. We booked rooms for 3 people but were not given sheets for the third bed. We had to call reception again to have them sent to us and then had to make up the third beds ourselves. Would recommend if you want a night out in Essex but not for family as it was very noisy with drunk people
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rach2013 Great customer service and very welcoming for children
We stayed in the hotel for one night the staff were lovely and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They were great with our two young children and provided colouring books and pencils to help entertain them.
We enjoyed a swim in the pool which was very clean as were the changing rooms.
My only criticism was that the pull out sofa bed that my son slept on was extremely uncomfortable but when I mentioned this to the staff they immediately wiped our room service tab which I felt showed good customer service.
I would definitely go again .
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AndrewS51 Comfortable 1 night stay
My family and I stayed for 1 night on the 31/10/13.
Our stay was comfortable and the hotel provided for all our needs.
We would stay here again if in the area.
November 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Suzanne75 Overpriced and awful
The room was dated and the bath was dirty as we only live 30 minutes away we just left the next day without a shower. Starbucks or so they reckon is Starbucks is massively overpriced and tasted like dishwater and the food is very expensive and inedible. Only plus to this hotel was the staff they were friendly but would never stay here again.
October 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Baz1955 Recommended if nothing better available
It's the holiday inn and that'd about it
Bedrooms average bar average food expensive
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nikki10 Really good stay and hotel
Really lovely hotel very clean and tidy. The pool was lovely, staff couldn't do enough for us and the taxi service from the hotel was a great bonus. Reviews say hotel noisy, but considering what people use the hotel for ie group weekends visiting the sugar hut I didn't have any trouble or hear any noise. Great stay well done, would defo go again especially at the fab price........ Oh an breakfast was excellent a 100%
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Quiet room great location
I picked this hotel as it was so close to the towie shops and sugar hut! I requested a quiet room as we have a baby and that's what we got, we stayed on a Friday and Saturday night and never heard any noise and my daughter would be the first to wake up if it was noisy! Great staff very friendly and helpful, lovely pool and in a great location! We will definitely be going back!
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Graham72 Thanks again too all the Staff
Spent time at a number of Holiday Inns over the years and more recently quite a lot at Brentwood. The difference that makes the difference in these types of places, especially when away on business is the staff. At Brentwood they must have been given the first choice because the staff are great. I can honestly say that all the staff I've met have been friendly, helpful and go that extra 'yard'.
Particular mention to Gemma and Zoe on reception, Martin and Steve at the bar, and really everyone.
Look forward to my next stay
September 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Castro1 Poor Customer Service
Contrary to my previous review I had to collect some property that was left at the hotel in which I contacted them and they informed me that all the property was in their possession and awaiting collection.
On arriving at the hotel on Monday at approxiemately 1:30pm to collect the items the Receptionist had no knowledge of where my property was for collection. She seem somewhat bewildered.
It took two duty managers as well as the hotel Manager and two other members of the front desk to try and resolve the issue of where my items were and who was responsible. Between 1:30pm and 4:30pm I was still there. At one point it seemed my integrity was in question which was a big insult to me.
At the end of the day it took the head chef - Richard who came and resolve the matter within 20 minutes. He found most of my items and replaced a couple of the wine that was missing. I am of the opinion that he would have been the better person to have run this establishment.
In the future if any further guests have any problems at this hotel please as for the head chef as he was very courteous and understanding, considering I was the groom and it was my items and some of the wedding party's as well.
Thanks again to Richard for providing an excellent customer service and saving the day.
September 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mothers2 room not available on time
I booked a room overnight as my Son was getting married at the hotel, my room was a family room, myself and my two friends got there early so as to help the bride in case of any problems, we went to the reception to tell them we were there, we went up to enquire many times to see if our room was ready, i knew that the room was supposed to be ready at 2pm, but thought they would try to let us in earlier as i was the Grooms Mum and the wedding was at 3pm, we were finally told our room was ready at 2-20pm, we had to rush to get ready in time to get to the service by 2-35pm. the receptionist tried her very best to get our room in time but it was the cleaning staff who was taking their sweet time cleaning our room ready for us to get in there, this is the only complaint i have other than they should have at least offered us a discount or something, all they offered was a free drink.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by applebees68 Holiday Inn Brentwood
I have been Staying at the Holiday Inn Brentwood for the last 16 weeks, Rooms are very nice plenty of room and comfy beds, Vanda and all the staff friendly and made me and my team very welcome, Always making time to chat, And even upgrading me to an Exec room free of charge on my recent promotion ,Thanks to you all for a great stay look forward to staying with u again in the future
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlphabetSoup Good facilities, helpful staff
We stayed over as a family and were looked after very well, with staff making an effort to allow us to have an enjoyable stay. It would appear to be more of a business type hotel, rather than specifically for families, but this was not a problem for us.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Castrofull100 Clean rooms and excellent amenities
Visited this hotel as I had my wedding at a venue close by. My bride and myself along with some wedding guests stayed here for a few days.
The amenities were great, pool, sauna, hot tube was convenient. Help me to relax abit before and after my wedding.
The rooms were very clean as well and comfortable. Staff were very friendly as well and even presented us with a bottle of champagne compliments of the hotel for the bride and groom.
However just a few things that would have taken this whole experience from good to excellent would be that the key system for the rooms need to be update. Had to constantly go down to reception on a daily basis at 12noon to have the key re-validated.
There could be a basic cable package and free WI-FI for guests staying for several nights.
Breakfast was good but could have gone for at least another hour. Was finished too early. Not convenient for guest that went out the night before and comes back to hotel late.
But all in all just to say a big thank you to the staff at Brentwood-Holiday Inn. My guests and I had a good time.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark1981 A Perfect Weekend
We stayed here for 3 nights for a weekend away for our wedding anniversary. Our stay was lovely, rooms well presented, staff were well mannered.
Had breakfast every morning which was lovely with a good spread of food.
Hotel is perfectly placed by the motorway and an ideal home - base into London with the train station nearby.
August 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jase2 Needs Improvement
I stayed here for the first time in a couple of years on business.
Previous experiences was that it was a typically average Holiday Inn but with really dreadful staff and customer service.
Nothing has changed in two years in sorry to say plus the photos of the bedrooms on this site dont look anything like the executive room I was in, so I assume they must have done one room up to get some good photos and lull people into thinking they are all like that. Ancient furniture, lumpy mattresses, bathrooms that need ripped out and replaced from scratch, mixer taps that dont mix and just scald you instead.
Now on to the staff - wrong room service order supplied even though it was confirmed back to me over the phone as correct, no requested newspaper delivered, staff ignoring a queue of people waiting to check in - even another staff member actually doing some work was giving a lazy member a look as she stood doing nothing behind reception, it still didnt make her actually serve someone, clearly this lady with glasses thinks she is better than the rest and doesnt need to actually do any work
Even though they got the room service order wrong the food wasnt even very nice when they eventually brought the right order over 1 hr after I ordered, so slow and not nice.
But as I say nothing has changed, maybe it will if i return in another two years
The only good point is the location and plenty of free parking, its ok for one night but for anymore id go somewhere better
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul43football Good srevice amnd good location
I stayed here on business, service was good rooms nice and clean, good pool and gym, ideal place for town centre visit. the only complaint I have is the bar closes at 11pm even to residents which I have not experienced before, and to have to buy bottles at reception at £4.00 each bit of a rip off.
August 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Alison79 Don't stay if you want to sleep!
Bad experience with Sugar Hur returners in the room next door. Waste of money.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bobrikov Pleasant stay at Holiday Inn Brentwood
Nice location close to airport, city and interesting surroundings. Friendly staff, excellent service, good food and relaxing lobby- and bar area. Definately coming back.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by carpetman901 Price of breakfast
The location-------very good
The staff--------very courteous
The price of breakfast--- shocking !!!!!!
My daughter and I turned up and waited in line for breakfast for 10 minutes or so and told the waiter we wanted continental breakfast and were told the price would be £14.95. for a FULL English which we didnt want (the breakfast price was shown nowhere) ------we declined this offer.
In the room we sought to have toast delivered for £3.25 BUT luckily found the very small print at the bottom of the page stating the 'tray charge' of £3.00. We had breakfast at a high street cafe.
I registered a complaint to you 5days ago------I await your reply
August 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redhead44 bed was clean and comfortable, the room was clean but was quite disappointed that there wasn't any biscuits on the tea tray or herbal teabags.
I was really upset to find after paying £90 for the night there wasn't any biscuits or herbal tea bags on the tea tray, as I only drink green tea I was gasping for a cup of tea before going to bed and in the morning when I woke up. The bed was clean and very comfortable as was the room although we only spent a few hours in it and most of that was in bed asleep.
The breakfast had enough choices and looked very nice. May I make a suggestion regarding the milk, as is usual for every hotel I have stayed in, it doesn;t state what kind of milk it is i.e. full cream, semi skimmed or skimmed which to some people is very important.
Your staff were very pleasant, I can't fault them at all.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Henhen Rooms were good, breakfast was not
Rooms were well priced, comfortable and spacious.
Breakfast staff were miserable and food was not great either.
Reception staff were nice and helpful.
Would stay there again, just wouldn't bother with the £15 breakfast!
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie68 our 25th wedding anniversary party
We had a amazing evening, apart from the fact the food was not all brought out together. However, the disco was brilliant, the room was lovely and the staff were very helpful and friendly. MIchelle was very helpful with our booking. Family and friends were very impressed with your service. We would recommend your services in the future.
August 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Alex64 Avoid on a Saturday Night
Apart from the rooms feeling tired, avoid staying at this hotel on a Saturday night. The place is full of loud hen party groups visiting local nightclub 'Sugar Hut' which featured in the TV series 'The Only Way is Essex'. Local management do nothing to control the excessive noise in corridors through the night or allocate rooms in segregated area of the hotel.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vicandmoira excellent experience
We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Brentwood as our daughter was having her 25th wedding anniversary party there. They had used the party package and to be honest it was lovely. I am sure they will be writing a review themselves so I will only mention the fact that a lot of the family stayed overnight and everyone enjoyed the experience. It would be hard to find better value for money and the overall price included breakfast. The room was lovely and comfortable and very clean. The hotel facilities like the swimming pool were also very clean and enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were absolutely lovely. I have stayed at other Holiday Inns and normal find them excellent value we will certainly be staying with them again but this one was a little above the others would definitely recommend to friends.
August 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cosby Disappointed
Beds uncomfortable. Rooms need refurbishment. Stained/worn carpets/chairs. Base of bed ripped. Cracked tiles in bathroom.
Mildew in bathroom around bath tiles. Dust in extractor fan. Mirror screws missing . Stains on wall from liquid spill.
The staff were helpful and friendly.
August 3, 2013