Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 181
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Husband of JCB Location minutes from central MK
The hotel is perfectly situated within walking distance of the shopping centre, Xscape sno dome and the temporary ice rink, as well as walking distance to the restuarant hub area.
The executive room was a fair size and very clean, but baffled by the single bathrobe and slippers for a double occupancy - it felt less "executive" having to share and not as relaxing.
Pool facilities nice and quiet, small but functional gym. The restuarant was deserted, so attentive service from a great waitress but the quality of food not fantastic for the price of the meal... and the idea of paying an additional £30 per night for breakfast is ridiculous when you can get it over the road for under a fiver.
We would stay again due to the convenience of the location but would probably opt for a standard room as the executive did not live up to its name for us.
March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JW912 A Good night's sleep
I booked an Executive King Room for 2 nights. The room was reasonably clean except for some dust where the tea tray was. The bathroom was spotless - well done. The bed was very comfortable and I had 2 very good nights sleep. Food was good and reasonably priced.
I would have preferred to have biscuits on the tea tray instead of a Mars bar which I hate.
I would have liked to have a footrest in the room so I could put my feet up when sitting in the chair as I would find this more relaxing than sitting with my feet dangling.
I would stay there again because it is quiet and the staff are excellent.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janetp Comfortable and Friendly
Holiday Inn at Milton Keynes has easy access to shops, Theatre, and Restaurants.
It's rooms are spacious and clean, The beds are really comfortable, having stayed in this one a few times, we have never been disappointed.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dukeybabe Very comfortable place to stay
We have stayed a few times now and always had a pleasant stay.
The hotel is in a good location and staff friendly
The room has always been comfortable and clean and an added bonus is choice of pillows
Disappointed that there are no biscuits on the hospitality tray but of course that is a minor gripe!
Would recommend this hotel as it suits our needs and the price has always been good
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Firefoxy REGULAR GUESTS
Our most recent stay at the hotel was in early February 2014 but we have stayed at the Holiday Inn Milton Keynes many times and their standards have never slipped.
Rooms are clean and comfortable and we always get a good night's sleep.
The hotel's best asset is their staff who we have always found to be friendly, courteous and helpful. Reception and housekeeping staff always go out of their way to assist; however, it is the hotel's breakfast staff that I feel deserve particular mention. They are all unsung heroes and a real credit to the organisation.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KarenT61 Good overall but let down by reception staff
We stayed for one night and overall we were more than satisfied. The experience would have been better if the Receptionist when we arrived had been friendlier rather than being defensive when I questioned the room type which had been allocated.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick 40 Polite and Friendly Welcome and stay
All staff took the time to speak to us when we were in the hotel.We always enjoy our stay at Milton Keynes Holiday Inn and i think this has to be due to staff training and a good team.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nelmsy57 Value for money
Ideally located in centre of Milton Keynes close to shops, restaurants and theatre land.
Room was clean and fresh looking, however, the room temperature was very hot and was unable to reduce temperature of the room despite adjusting heating controls.
Room had all the trimmings including an ironing board and iron but there was no hair dryer.
Would definitely stay at the hotel again.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richsplash Very welcoming staff.
Only spent one night. Staff couldn't be more helpful and welcoming. Room was an executive room facing out. It was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was of very good quality and again very attentive staff.
February 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BigSi Not for me!
Expensive and didn't get room as booked on-line. Given the off-hand 'small print' excuse when I got there. Then, a very cold room - needed both duvets off the twin beds just to keep warm in bed. Plus, car park lights on all night just outside the room: fine, understand the security isues, but how about black-out blinds to allow your guests to get some sleep?!
Left wondering just why I bother to worry about being a regular HI user. Points may mean prizes, but the biggest prize for me would have be an economicallly priced room #for what it was# and a good night's sleep.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bumblebee good hotel
Nice clean room. Was there for 2 days and had no slippers or dressing gowns. Had to wait 20 mins for someone to come and serve at the bar.
February 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cat43 Slightly disappointed
Slightly disappointed with the executive room. It was only set up for one person. Only one chair and only one dressing gown/slippers. I requested another dressing gown and it took over 2 hours to be delivered and I had to chase it twice. Also the plug did not work in our bath and I also had to request help with this. The drinks in the bar were so expensive hence why the bar area was virtually empty. My biggest issue was that the hotel needed a card to pre-authorise the room on arrival even though we were paying cash. They said they would cancel the pre-auth on the card. This took 5 days to go through with my bank and I had to chase the hotel twice to ensure this was done. Overall all I would not rush back. However the room was clean and so was the hotel areas and breakfast was good.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hayley1000 Perfect family experience
Great hotel for a family, spacious rooms with comfortable beds and helpful friendly staff, highly recommend.
February 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JaneGC First time at a Holiday Inn
Rooms nothing special, no mini bar, safe, shower cap etc. ridiculous charge for wifi! Restaurant however very good. Evening meal and Breakfast high standard.
February 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Graham1951 Stay at the Hotel
Hotel was clean and tidy and staff very pleasent, the only compaint i have is the lack of control by staff with regard to children running around the bar / rest and reception area.
On the evening of my stay the children from a private function in a separate room were running around all over which ment i couldn't have a relaxing drink or enjoy my evening meal causing me to retire to my room early
January 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Linda P 2 New Year's Eve
This was the second time I have spent NYE at Milton Keynes. The attention to detail wasn't as good as before and I didn't enjoy the disco as much as usual as the DJ seemed to be playing his own choices rather than what t he crowd wanted. Despite receiving an e-mail the day before confirming I had 2 single beds I arrived to find it was a double and had to get it changed. I was also disappointed to find an additional charge of £50 on my account, this was removed when I queried it but there was no apology.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gaz Himself Great Location & Facilities
Ideal for Xscape or Centre:MK.
Great to have access to the pool/gym.
Bar staff great.. Let me take over the TV for Sunday Night NFL..
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sandrad1 excellent hotel -
Love staying at this hotel, its location is walking distance of shopping centre, theatre, cinema, and Xscape snow centre.
Have always found the hotel to be clean and comfortable.
The hotel also has a nice size swimming pool.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alicepalace Room 114
Have stayed here at this Holiday Inn many times, but must admit, this one time not as comfortable. I think maybe the mattress in this room needs changing? Apart from that, everything else, perfect....especially breakfast!
December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 66701 Hospitality
Very warm welcome, excellent breakfast, friendly and knowledgeable staff, would recommend this hotel for your stay, right in the centre of this growing city.
Comfort only scored average due to the very soft mattress in our room, otherwise very good.
December 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lord18 Maserati Xmas Meeting
Our stay in early December 2013 was excellent. We were a group of around 40-50 people and had a large number of Maserati Supercars along for the trip.
A young man on reception, named Jake, did everything possible to make our stay a good one, he even organised a special parking space for all the Maserati's so that they would be safe!
All the rooms were good quality, the lounge and bar were very accomodating and breakfast was excellent. Sleep quality was very good.
Many hotels try and fail somewhere along the line, but this hotel tries hard to get it right and with people like Jake as a member of staff, well they just excell in making that extra effort that makes all the difference.
A very good experience..!!
December 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Snowboarder Great for snozone visit and ice skating
The room wasn't ready and they warned me about noise from discos but gave us 3 three drinks and crisps which was a nice gesture. This is a perfect location to go to the snozone and ice skating. We had dinner in wagamamas. The bed was too hard for my taste and our room was painted navy blue in parts which made it seem smaller. Good tv tho'. The breakfast was excellent, free range eggs, pancakes, good bread etc etc etc. We made use of the pool too. I'd stay again but I'd take my own pillow and maybe a memory foam mattress topper! Bar area is quite nice too and staff helpful.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daphne12 Another good stay and a great location
This hotel has got all the things you need. The staff are very efficient and the breakfast is very good.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jewels57 Close to Shops and Bars
We had stayed in this Holiday Inn before, so when we needed to visit family thought of this one straight away. The only problem we had was that we could not get into the car park to even drop off our luggage. I had to get out of the car and go into Reception where I was told the car park was full, even so we would of excepted to be able to drop the luggage off but was told I would have to find a parking space else where. Due to all the car parks being very busy/full we had to park quite away away so this ment carrying our luggage, this did not help our mood.
I can say other than the parking the staff were very helpful on other issues/information. Room was quite cool but used the free standing heater in the room to boost the heating.
Breakfast was very good, one of the best we have had in a HI, very fresh.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Metalstar A memorable change from the normal average hotels
Couldn't fault this hotel.
In easy walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants, location couldn't be better.
The room we had was a family executive, with a double bed and a double 'put you up'.
Food was great, not ridiculously expensive - breakfast was also excellent.
You do have to pay for your car parking, which is slightly annoying (just put it on the price of the room!)
However, we genuinely lost our car park ticket, but reception just gave us a free exit ticket!
Unexpected, but shows this hotel has excellent customer service.
Definitely going back to this hotel, highly recommended!!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BadDog Why go anywhere else!!
Another great stay, Reception staff were cheerful, personal and helpful, bar staff knowledgable and the breakfast team very happy despite the early start.
The food was excellent and the room comfortable, nothing was to much trouble for the team.
One slight negative and that was the cheesboard was served straight from the fridge, could be chef was busy plucking turkeys and stuffing feathers into much sought after pillows ;-)
I hope for many happy returns.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BakeWellTart A lovely room with balcony!
Although it isn't the prettiest building on the outside, the room we stayed in was lovely, with a balcony! Staff were really friendly and helpful. Very convenient location.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Djna Great location, glitch dealt with
Very convenient central location, shopping and bars and restaurants in easy walking distance. Modern, well-appointed hotel, generally efficient and welcoming staff.
One minor glitch: bar meal of a lamb curry was simply inedible supposedly slow-cooked, tender lamb was clearly undercooked and very tough and in a most undistinguished sauce, really tasted as though a teaspoon of curry powder had been added at the last minute. How any professional kitchen could serve this was beyond me, so out out keeping with the otherwise high quality of the establishment. On the plus side though when I returned the meal the staff were suitably apologetic, and took good remedial measures.
Quite an expensive place to stay, presumably because MK hotels are very busy, but with the exception of that curry one of the better Holiday Inns I've stayed in.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Daffodil12 Great staff
Stayed at this hotel quite a few times,room was clean,staff very friendly and helpful,only downfall was yet again on our first night room was cold as air con was only giving out cold air,next day told reception about it and was later given a portable heater.
November 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbi180 Appauling staff and experience
Arrived to rude front desk staff, asked for feather pillows told no as housekeeping was not available at 12:30am
Allocated disabled room and not informed upon checkin. despite booking std double room.
Room was cold as heating was not working, despite placing a storage heater in the room this wasn't turned on in preparation of an platinum member.
in the morning i had to kneel down to have a shower as the room was a disabled room, upon notifying desk staff, no apology was offered escalated to Duty Mgr who investigated nothing in hour and half. Escalated Further to regional mgr who claimed there was no error in allocating a disabled room despite i booked a std room also he didn't understand my frustration in having to kneel down to have a shower as the room was not designed fir able-bodied inviduals. Will be certainly taking my business elsewhere.
November 22, 2013