Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 121
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kirbstone overnight in calais
I chose the holiday inn because I knew where it was about 100 meters from Le Detroit restaurant where I wanted to have dinner. I try to visit it whenever I am passing through Calais. In over 20 years I have never been disappointed in the place but this time the moules served for my starter were very small and should not have been harvested. Tasty none the less.
May 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Finley Good location , but too expensive
We were disappointed as Holiday Inn suggested better. The outside is shabby, garaging being on the street or in Garage compound which we did not understand was to be charged. Local taxes were added on departure which website did not make clear. Meals were ordinary but pricey. Room was nice and clean however and well equipped but room toilet wouldn't flush properlyDoor cards seemed to be a disaster as several guests returned to reception several times to reboot cards. Breakfast was very nice and plentiful with good choice.
This hotel lets down the Holiday Inn chain reputation.
We wait with interest to compare the Holiday Inn in Folkestone next week which declared all costs on the website and is cheaper.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reebok1972 Family stay
A great value hotel offering a comfortable stay with a friendly welcome. Rooms large enough for a family of 4 with 2 large double beds. Added bonus of a sea/harbour view which the kids enjoyed. Easy to park outside free of charge on the road. We would have happily had an evening drink in the bar although were told if not eating we would have to sit in the small area next to the bar rather than the larger restaurant area, which was empty, therefore we chose to find a local bar in the square directly behind the hotel.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kickssons Just what we expected.....
Really enjoyed our stay, very nice staff, excellent breakfast, we will definitely stay here again
May 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sarahknight Good Hotel
The hotel was lovely and the room was very clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay there and there are plenty of bars and restaurants minutes from the hotel. Only downside were the prices of drinks at the hotel bar and also the time it took to get served. We tried getting some coffees in the morning but after waiting 10 minutes and still no service we left and went to a local cafe instead
May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by D&KSwagger Welcoming, Comfortable and Great Location
My Son and I stayed for 3 nights for my 40th and his 16th Birthday. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the location of the hotel was great. The room was clean and comfortable and the view from the window was lovely. We would both definately stay here again.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Auchan Always a nice welcome
It is a very nice and comfortable stay before coming back home to the UK. I always starts with a friendly welcome at the reception. The only improvement we could think of would be to change the menue more often - including more fresh fish dishes.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rana3 Super location near Ferry terminal
This hotel, which we use on a regular basis as an overnight stop while travelling, is in an excellent position for access to the ferry terminal. There are plenty of local bistros to sample the local cuisine in. Staff are welcoming and polite and secure parking is available.
April 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 50 nights pa A little noisy and the most expensive lager in Europe @ €8.50 per pint!
I stayed at this hotel despite my credit card being charged incorrectly for two nights accommodation in 2012 (when I never stayed there) and although it took over two months to be credited, I remained £10 out of pocket because of exchange rate differences.
I have tried for two years to get this back but to no avail!
I stayed here as it suited my travel plans back to the UK and although generally ok, the rooms are a little dated/tired and we were awoken various times throughout the night by other guests arriving/leaving. My biggest gripe is having to pay €12 to park the car and an incredible €8.50 per pint of lager (we had just arrived back from the Swiss Alps where we had only paid €6.50 at on piste restaurants!)
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ellie187 comfortable bed with good views over the harbour
We were very pleased with our stay, the little hotel is cosy, totally clean, rooms adequate for a short stay, warm , good views which are not an extra cost, over the harbour. Very impressed, thank you. Holiday Inn Hotels. Buffet breakfast was ok, but could do with being a bit hotter. The evening meal was delicious.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nan gold Great Stay
My family and I had a fantastic time in Calais, staying at The Holiday Inn made our stay. Great staff comfortable beds and finished off by a fantastic breakfast. We will most certenly be back.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nigelf ideal for ferries and tunnel
Nice hotel would recommend, ideal for ferries and tunnel
plenty of free parking
March 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PeterLondon Great location
The location makes up for a lot but not all.
I am used to better standards at holiday inns or holiday inn express'
March 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PeterLondon Room not clean
Chewed on dog food found under the bed.
Service , facilities and value far less then to expect from holiday inn which I always found brilliant till Calais.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ElenaHelenGeorgia Terrible Food...
Would never stay again...ate in hotel for evening meal and the food was awful, both children's meals burnt and the main adult meal was also unsatisfactory. We complained both after meal and next day but no response. Breakfast too was burnt, service was appalling and there was a sewer smell in our room. Has made us rethink use of Holiday Inn again due to lack of response to our complaints. Would never use again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Peroma February storms - and Calais
We regularly visit this hotel, and after a thankfully good crossing were welcomed by Arnaud by name, and allocated our usual room.. Our visit was for three nights and we ate out on two in local restaurants. The breakfast is fine but we found the dinner experience somewhat disappointing - staff were fine but not quite the mark on the food. By booking early we got a very good deal and we will certainly be returning more than once this year on our way to Belgium, Germany and beyond.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by George8052 Good location
We use this hotel about 3 times a year, location is very good! Easy walking distance to local restaurants. Never had a problem with parking on the street or car park opposite as a previous review has mentioned.
The rooms are nothing special but clean and ideal for a stopover.
We found the weekend staff (same person each time we visit) friendlier than the Friday staff, but that's just an opinion.
This time as a platinum member we were upgraded to a room with a separate lounge, disappointed with this as we lost the view of the harbour. We were also given a voucher for a free drink, but when went to use it was told we could only have small wine or small beer. Wish I had taken the voucher for extra points.
My brother who was travelling with us (no status) was given a very large room over looking the harbour, we have never had a room of that size.
All in all this was a good stay, just shame about the view.
We will stay again next time visiting calais.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernbirch Wonderful stay.
Lovely Hotel, the staff were helpful and friendly. Room was very nice and good choice of food. Good position in Calais. Would stay here again.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chryslersebring69 Great getaway.
Having choosen a "queen suite" we were very pleased with
the size of the room. Seperate lounge & bedroom was good, with plenty of space in both. Well fitted bathroom. Pleasant view from balcony. Very pleased that smoking suite is offered. Furniture in lounge area could do with a much needed lift.
February 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ginny 52 excellent location for port
We have stayed at this hotel regularly when driving through France to Spain. Comfortable clean rooms. Convenient and nicely presented bar and restaurant facilities with reasonable prices. Very helpful staff who speak good English. Also secure parking (at extra cost). Would recommend highly.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Capt Steve B Great Stay prior to Tunnel back to UK
Lovely, large and very comfortable room with balcony overlooking the harbour. Great night's sleep.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by davidw567 Nice hotel shame about the food
I was in a newly refurbished room, very nice with harbour view.
But, the food in the restaurant is expensive and disappointing.
I had beef (steak) and chips, £20. The steak was small, tough and fatty.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ggdino Ok spoiled by poor meal
Hotel is OK, but the resto is expensive and serves poor quality food - go eat somewhere else
January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Michell Party of 2 A great way to start the year
We pre-booked a harbour-side room at Holiday Inn Calais having never been before. We were so delighted we are going to return. The staff were friendly, helpful and very attentive. The recommendations made by the staff for alternative eating venues were first rate and the help offered getting a taxi on New Year's Eve was most helpful. Breakfast provided an excellent range and was very good value. Thank you to all who made our stay pleasurable and memorable.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Another Exceptional Stay
When I want a couple of days to unwind then we head to the HI in Calais. The staff always make us feel welcome, the boys love the British TV and I love the little touches like the facecloths, wineglasses and free wi-fi that other HI hotels don't provide but makes a stay with children so much easier for a parent.
The hotel is 3 minutes drive from the car ferry and a short distance from some excellent local specialty food shops and resturants in Place d'Armes. Citeeurope hypermarche is about 10 mins away and is a shopper delight. This time we spent the day in Boulogne which is 20 mins down the A16 and has a excellent aquarium.
We're proud to consider ourselves regulars at the Holiday Inn Calais and look forward to many more stays here in the future. We would like to wish all staff Bonne Annee.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Each and every one Helpful and courteous front desk staff.
Good value for money. Would stay here again if passing through Calais.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donut77 Excellent value for money
Friendly & helpful staff, Irena at the front desk was very nice.
The breakfast was delightful. Will surely stay there again.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dotcho Nice find
Overlooking the harbour and port, but 10 mins walk into town centre provides a useful location. Reception staff were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke good English. Parking is either free in front of hotel (there seemed many places in December) or in various (chargeable) lock ups in the adjoining street. The rooms are comfortable and clean with the provision of tea and coffee making, an iron, hairdryer, tv with a few English channels and a mini bar. There is no safe.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PAKShenley Good location
We have stayed at this hotel quite a lot in the past. However, on this occasion a few things were not up to standard. We had booked a suite and the one they gave us had two small rooms on the 5th floor, overlooking the back of the hotel, rather than the front and the harbour, which is what we usually have. The rooms were gloomy due to the windows being so dirty. No excuse for this as the windows open inwards so could easily be cleaned. After we unpacked, we found the lock didn't work on the door so we had to change rooms. The only suite available was on the smoking floor. The room, of course, stank of tobacco, which wasn't pleasant and made it difficult to sleep. Very surprised that the hotel still allows smoking inside the premises. Besides this, the skirting and carpet next to the bedside tables was covered in fluff and again, the windows were very dirty. The toilet bowl was badly stained as well. The towels were awful, small, thin and very frayed and really needed replacing! Also, it was difficult to get into the room as the card key had to be swiped about 6 times before we could get it to work.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LIZROG A great stay
Great room with a seaview ,very clean and comfortable.
Excellent staff service with good english spoken. Good selection for breakfast all you would need to start the day. Will use this hotel again with no hesition, great value "shopping weekend deal"
December 12, 2013