Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 97
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by froggy13 A friendly hotel but food is average
The staff was great and really welcoming and efficient . The breakfast was very good . Unfortunately none of the dishes we had for dinner met out expectation . They tasted like industrial food and the kids meals were way too spicy. It's a pity they can't hire a proper cook .
October 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GaryQ107 Great staff but air con could do better!
Air con could not be tamed stayed at 20 degrees all night despite my attempts. Made it difficult to sleep even after opening window to try and cool things down some hours later.
Everything else fine - power shower best ever (ground floor).
Didn't eat there so cannot comment on food.
Wedding in full song but could not hear anything in our room.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Richardh3 An average experience
Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful.
Bedroom was comfortable and well equipped but it's about time all hotel rooms that are described as "doubles" should have a bed that is at least 5 ft wide - this one was only a small double.
The window was fitted with wooden sliding shutters which required a big effort to close (no curtain). A bit of lubrication on the runners would help.
Overall an average hotel room.
Restaurant staff were very friendly but the speed of service was poor - we waited 25 minutes for our first course. I suspect there was a problem in the kitchen. No wonder there were only a few tables in use and this was a Saturday night.
The food was average.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Prockie1988 Great staff and facility's
Great staff, facility's, food and hotel! Second visit to this hotel and it will not be the last.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mel73 Friendly staff
All staff we encountered were friendly and great with kids. Loved the meet Peppa pig gesture. Brekkie was great. Will def return
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Speedqueen Fabulous Hotel
It was so nice to stay in a lovely, comfortable hotel where children are welcome. The staff were very friendly, the room was lovely and clean and comfortable, the pool was nice and warm. Breakfast was gorgeous. The only negative was that dinner in the restaurant was not particularly great...very expensive for poor portion sizes.
October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stan21 Comfortable bed and great service.
Comfortable bed and great service, but quite expensive
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pistonhead Outstanding Staff
As always a very enjoyable stay, all of the staff at this hotel are outstanding, everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and appreciated. The food is fantastic from breakfast to evening meal, but is the pleasant and attentive attitude of the staff that set this hotel apart from so many chain hotels. My wife and I are already looking forward to our next stay!
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Margo18 Wonderful room
Only stayed overnight following a wedding locally. Room was good, clean & comfortable. Great choice at breakfast, staff very helpful & friendly. Only downside, no reduction in room prices for the wedding party!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by potbound2 Disabled rooms good
Disabled room was very good, but shower without bath would be much better as I cannot use shower over bath or bath with spinal problems.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jetsetterjules Great welcome and good facilities
We very much enjoyed our 2 nights in a family room. Plenty of room and the sofa bed was great for the 2 boys age 15. The health club with the pool was really handy and very popular. The breakfast was well organised and plenty of choice. the staff both at reception and in the restaurant were very dedicated and friendly. We will be back and especially will look at Holiday Inn for other short breaks.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tigger10 Excellent
We stayed at his hotel while visting Peppa Pig World. Found hotel and staff very child friendly. Had a very enjoyable stay. Would definately recommend.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EHitchings Great Stay
Great Stay. Excellent Room, Bed and Food.
Kids eat free which was brilliant, would definatly recommend !!
September 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AIL165 A good stay.
Slightly worn looking furniture & bath.
Shame about the A/C blowing right onto you in bed.
Paying for WIFI is a rip off!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoshofLuton4 Very spacious family room with garden door.. Comfortable beds!! Helpful staff!!
Our stay at this hotel was amazing! We intend to visit again as our children were happy with the pool opening times. Restaurant staff very helpful & quick service. .House keeping manager & kind:-)
Our stay was amazing, but short!!
September 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Blabbermouth Comfortable but no shower
A pleasant stay for two nights only spoiled by a shower that refused to function at certain times of the day and especially early in the morning (quite an important shower time I would say). Reception staff where not very sympathetic or apologetic. It might be an issue only on the first floor because our family members on the ground floor had no such problems.
Buffet breakfast had a good selection and generally good quality but avoid the stale croissants.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James1701 Great family hotel
I'll keep this short and sweet . Great staff, great rooms no complaints very happy with our stay.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sheila1 Good Location
I have stayed in the hotel before in a standard room this time we stayed in an executive room. I was disappointed in the standard of the room as for the extra money it is not much different, there was one grey looking bathrobe between two of us and one mars bar between two, perhaps two smaller bars would look better, and there was a bigger television which really is not necessary and shutters for the windows. The bed was not very comfortable and the pillows were awful. and there was mould on the tiles in the shower. I know hotels have to have events on to help with their costs but we were there with family for a wedding and all decided to stay Friday and Saturday night so that we could meet in the bar for a drink on the Friday night but there was a wedding in the function room but most of the people were in the bar so there was a lot of noise and nowhere to sit for a drink which was a bit disappointing.
On a positive note I did have a swim and the breakfast was excellent though rather crowded on the Sunday morning when we had to sit in the bar for breakfast which was a bit cramped.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cooper9 Regular Traveller
Friendly welcome and recognised as an IHG card holder. Good parking facilities, bar and restaurant OK, Breakfast a bit run of the mill but no batter or worse at other similar hotels. Overall, no complaints.
September 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoBr Good service
Reception staff very good and friendly as usual
Room clean and extra pillows supplied as requested
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dogngunzal staying away
this is the second time we have stayed at this Holiday Inn. We can t fault anything but in particular the restaurant staff, especially Amanda and Alex who were both so friendly and efficient. Although there was not much for our children to do they did enjoy the swimming pool and we were able to enjoy the steam room and sauna which enabled us all to have a relaxing enjoyable stay.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nermal Food
We chose from the standard menu as this was included in the package. We were disappointed in the choices and the children's menu was very disappointing. My husband has a pasta based dish which was out of the microwave as it had hot and cold spots. I had profiteroles which were tasteless. We chose to eat elsewhere on our second evening. However, the breakfast was excellent.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Special2guests Would visit again.
Our stay began with a smile & a warm welcome. We were in the area to visit family & to do a bit of site seeing.
The room was a good size & the air conditioning was a godsend, being able to have it at a temperature that we wanted was fantastic. Everything was clean & tidy & the shower was great (although I had to wipe the water off the floor after using it) Tried to get the shower curtain in place but wouldn't stay. One thing that would have been useful in the bathroom was a toilet brush.
It was good having an iron & board in the room.
We only had breakfast one morning whilst we were there, the selection was very good & the meal was hot.
We never used any of the Spa facilities, but it is a good idea having things like that within the complex.
Our stay was enjoyable & we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stephyfishy excellent
we stayed here as part of a package deal with paultons theme park. the hotel was easy to find and upom arrival we were welcomed by very friendly staff who offered us a complimentary free drink. there was also a dedicated table to peppa pig goers where my three year old could help herself to games and treats. we had a family room which had a double bed a sofa bed (which looked more like a single bed, which was fab) and a cot for my baby. the room was still spacious and was very clean and the beds were very comfortable (I usually hate staying in hotels as I can never sleep in the beds but was able to with ease and being a tall person I had plenty of foot space, my feet were not hanging over the edge). we booked a table at the restaurant and were seated immediately. the staff were very friendly and eager to help and had no problem im sterilising my microwave baby steralizer. the food was delicious and reasonably priced and wr even had a visit from peppa pig! the only downside was the swimming pool. it looked like it needed a good clean and there was no family changing room. overall I was extremely pleased and would recommend. when I return next year to paultons theme park I will stay in the same hotel!
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pie17381 Excellent Staff & Environment
I could not fault this hotel, the staff were so friendly and welcoming after a stressful car journey to get there!
I received a complimentary glass of Pimms on arrival and the lady on reception went through everything I neede to know with me. I attended an event at the nearby Solent Spa and was advised by some of their guests that they paid too much for their accomodation and were disappointed - I can tell you that I was not! I was so thankful that I could book over 21 days in advance and saved over £100 because of this. The room was so clean, the bar area relaxing and the staff so helpful
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Felicity9 Would come back.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn- Fareham. Good location, comfy rooms, very helpful staff and a wide choice of breakfast food. Would stay here again.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mrpattison36 Sons wedding reception
Food spot on.
The hole day went without a hitch.
10 out of 10.
Thank you for a great day.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Backstop Executive room for family of 4
Yet again I leave the Holiday Inn feeling that I have had good value for money. This time I had my wife and children in tow.
The experience started with me being late to get organised and book anything and found that a continuous set of 4 nights wasn't available via the online booking system. A quick phone call to Kristy at Fareham and everything was sorted.
We were well received upon arrival and check in went smoothly. Our room was a short walk from the reception. The booking included breakfast which was plentiful and offered everything from cereals through to full cooked. There was even a fresh pancake machine which went down well with my girls.
The 'Spirit' fitness club and pool were also included and had just received brand new exercise machines. The pool was smaller than I had expected however, I was still able to get my lane swimming done along with steam room, sauna and hot tub!
Evening meals were good with children's menu meals free if dining with an adult.
Overall a big thank you Fareham for a lovely stay. We shall be back!
August 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Enjoyable stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the H.I. Fareham.
The reception area on arrival is well positioned in a large open space,we were offered a complimentary drink and soon after getting settled in we made use of the pool and sauna.
The food in the evening was good and the mornings breakfast was great.
We checked out in a seemless manor and the final bill was pleasingly small.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by will64 comfortable room & excellent service
could not fault our stay at this hotel the staff were very helpful, room temp control worked great which was a bonus in this hot weather
August 18, 2013