Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 189
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The Robster 2nd visit
Room tempature with AC
Food excellent plenty of choice on inclusive
Inclusive rate good value
Location NR motorway
Bill inaccuracies on both visits
Restaurant working capacity spare tables but would not seat us
Rooms a little dated but functional
July 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Holiday Inn - Stoke on Trent
Was pleasantly surprised with my experience and felt compelled to submit feedback as it really looks like the Holiday Inn had 'upped their game'!
Reception staff when booking in very very friendly and helpful and nothing seemed to much trouble.
When I asked for a clothes iron and board the duty manager responded instantly and I was not left waiting around.
Food in the restaurant was ok but took a very long time to arrive however probably because I was with a party of 8 colleagues however they did forget one meal and there was a little confusion over splitting of the bill (given business expenses claim back)
Overall I enjoyed my stay however as mentioned in my feedback, the bed could have done with being a little longer as my feet hung out over the edge...
Would go back again no problems...!
July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greenie789 Great overnight stay
All staff were friendly and keen to engage in conversation with us. Hotel was clean and tidy with good atmosphere in the bar/lounge without being too noisy. Would certainly visit again.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by estaradoff Great stay very happy
Staff very helpful and the room was perfect. The staff could see we werew struggling with our bags and they helped us to our room. Room was very clean and spacious. Will stay here again
July 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geordie4 Clean and comfortable room but poor location near smoking area for young family
Clean and comfortable room although the bathroom was looking a bit tired and in need of attention in certain areas. When we arrived in the afternoon our room was still being cleaned but the Receptionist kindly offered to take our luggage and said we could use the leisure facilities to freshen up and change as we had a party to go straight to.
We had a double executive room with a sofa bed and travel cot for our 2 small children, although a little snug for all of us, it was comfortable.
Unfortunately, our Room (No152) overlooked a smoking area which meant we could not have our window open (not ideal mid summer!) and this also caused disturbance in the early hours when we heard people chatting and laughing loudly below our window. Not ideally situated room for a family.
July 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Too True Tired hotel - needs refurb
Expensive for quality of hotel. Location off motorway v good. Swimming pool a nice luxury. Breakfast good but a little cold.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan B Comfortable room and friendly atmosphere
We received a warm welcome when we checked in and the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient throughout.. A comfortable three night stay in an interesting area. I had expected some motorway noise as it was so close but, with windows closed, there was none and with the air conditioning on we had a perfect temperature in spite of the heat. We would be very happy to return when we are in the area again.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spencerb Always a good stay
Another Good night at my favorite Holiday Inn, during the world cup, with a themed menu but nothing is too much trouble if you wanted to stray from this menu. I like this hotel,the Staff are great and you feel like part of the family which is a good thing when you are away from home. The rooms are a good size (esp 118) and i would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone
June 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LeeJ79 A typical Holiday Inn... from 5 years ago
I stayed in Stoke on Trent as my usual Holiday Inn at Telford was full, it meant a 40 minute commute to my place of work for a couple if days, but I am brand loyal and enjoy staying in different places.
First impressions were good, reception was welcoming, staff friendly and despite the proximity to the M6 the hotel grounds were quiet. This impression changed as I made my way round the maze of corridors past the rooms. The stairs near reception were narrow, and I was not offered any help with my luggage, even though I was carrying 2 suitcases. With 2 sets of stairs to navigate this was not easy!
My room (140) was seriously in need of an update. There wasn't even a proper wardrobe, just a hanging area. The desk felt like it was held together by a single screw it moved so much; I'm surprised it lasted the 2 days I was there! Overall the room looked tired and old, far different/worse than other Holiday Inn's I have stayed at (including the Express brand).
Food was ok, I enjoyed my steak in the restaurant, despite being cooked beyond medium rare I ordered. I also waited a long time for pudding (mini choc pot and tea). Therefore I was surprised to see a 10% gratuity automatically added to the bill. As a corporate traveller, my company won't pay tips. I personally tip (in cash) when appropriate- and this presumption that the service was so good was enough to stop me!
Breakfast was a standard buffet offering. Better quality sausages and pastries would be an improvement.
Bottom line, would I stay here again? Probably, but it would be a last choice.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mazza63 good experience
We arrived at the hotel for an overnight stay , the reception staff were good, booked in quickly, Room was nice , down side I do object in this day and age when staying in a hotel to have to pay for Wi Fi
overall the staff were very good and the breakfast was very nice
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roger360 Very convenient
Have used this hotel before and have always found the staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms are perfect for an overnight stay and the catering for restaurant and bar snacks is good.
Well suited to hold business meetings in the lounge area.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LD88 Overpriced nonsense
After a long five hour journey by car, we were pleasantly surprised by the exterior of the hotel but when we checked in, we felt like the staff member was looking down her nose at us. She was not welcoming nor happy to see us but was simply going through the check-in process to get us out of the way.
When we got to the room, we just wanted to relax and recharge for a while but we soon discovered that the plug sockets were oddly placed so unhelpful for charging our mobile phones. The television set only had channels 1-3 which seems utterly ridiculous considering in this day and age, we have FREEview!
The kettle was old fashioned and we had only two sachets of coffee but four tea bags. There should have been a greater selection. We had a look at the menu but didn't think it was anything special so we used our mobiles to check out local restaurants but discovered we had poor signal as we were down a level so we attempted the wi-fi which we soon discovered came at a cost! This is again, utterly ridiculous, as smaller businesses offer FREE wi-fi.
We went out for tea and came back to the hotel for one drink, which was clearly overpriced. There was no atmosphere in the lounge area and no interaction from staff members so we retreated back to our room. We thought we might be able to relax with some television but it kept losing the signal on every one of the three channels we had available.
Falling asleep was no issue but we certainly received a rude awakening around 6am with doors slamming.
All in all, I am extremely glad that I did not pay full price for the room and I find it insulting that there were so many other ways to try and get more money from us. The only reason I chose this hotel was because of the location and because I got a room so cheap.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by karenw1965 Nice experience
I stay at this Holiday Inn often and its alway a nice experience.
June 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lakeslover Nice food, poor staff
Front desk staff when we arrived were unattentive;when we left they were better but it was a bit late by then!
Breakfast was nice with wide variety and restaurant was bland but comfortable.
Bedroom was ok, TV didn't work which was very annoying and the furniture was tatty and a little untidy.
Bathroom was fine, and when we asked for a nail file it was brought promptly.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StevePM Great staff
Staff all very attentive and helpful, Rooms quiet and comfortable
June 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Timo007 Staff friendlyness not existing
I tried to get a coffee at 10 pm and got the reply that the coffee machine has already been shut down. I asked to turn it on again, but just heard that the machine has already been cleaned, therefore no coffee.
Overall this is the worst hotel of the IHG group that I ever have stayed in.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trevorausten1 bar staff
just would like to say how friendly the staff are, especially Mat, behind the bar, I have been staying at this hotel for a few months now during the week as I have to work away from my family and home and every time I go for a drink Mat is always friendly and provides an excellent level of service, I stay on my own when I work away so to be able to chat with someone makes the stay more enjoyable and relieves the boredom.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by coagh very friendly staff
an excellent stay overall ,but bathroom rather small
May 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Utterly Disgruntled Booking mixup poor staff response
We had booked a double with sofa for two nights. When we arrived we were put in a double room. When we queried it the two male staff at reception were adamant we had not. It was only when I showed them the booking details on my iPad did they reluctantly agree but there was no apology. They could see I had a difficulty with walking but almost as if to spite us for querying our booking, we were taken to the last room in the corridor room 49 a good 10 minutes walk for me from room to reception.
The previous weekend we stayed at the Guildford Holiday Inn and it was a totally different experience. At Guildford the staff and could not be faulted in any way.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by peter pan Poor stay
Hi when checking in three rooms receptionist could only find booking for two i had to log onto wifi to get my resevation nos he then found the room and upgraded 1 room to executive for the inconveniance caused.The other two rooms were not ready.We went for a drink at the bar whilst waiting what a joke one person serving drinks coffee etc waited 15+ minuets to be served to be told take a seat someone will take your order they did 10 minutes later we had looked at the coffee menu on the wall but could not have tall lattes as you only had large mugs no cups etc? then we waited another 15 minutes for drinks to be delivered
We had a baby in a pram what a performance up and down stairs no lifts.All in all not a relaxing visit as planned.
Having stayed at York several times and always satisfied i think Stoke on Trent have alot to learn
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smileymyley good stuff
really nice hotel, freindly staff manager a real gent, all the staff go out of there way to help ,,,a real nice exsperience,and very cost effective,,,breakfast and dinner was top notch,,,,,loved it
April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dymond girl Excellent review
This was the first time we stopped there but would recommend it to friends and would stay there on our next visit to Alton a Towers. Hotel very clean, rooms spotless , restaurant food excellent and Charlotte was a very good waitress and very friendly. Only down side the spirits are expensive. But overall very satisfied with my stay.
April 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Annoyed414 Lack of interpersonal skills!
We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions, as we have family close by and on every occasion there has been something to complain about; from long delays in food and drinks service, to having a tray of drinks spilled over me, ordered papers not being delivered and even the allocated room not being cleaned!! All were dealt with eventually!
This recent visit is definitely the last due to the lack of interpersonal skills from a staff member. After an altercation with a local in the pool, the pool attendant failed to follow up when a derogatory remake was directed at my wife ( the remake was " to go back where you came from") No apologies were forthcoming from your staff, who was obviously known to the other party, as she was seen to be joking with them.
As it was pointed out to us, that they used the pool every day, it is obvious that the locals have priority over hotel guests and so are treated with deference. Surely ALL guests should be treated equally? Obviously not at the Holiday Inn at Stoke on Trent. We shall not be back.
April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BRW27 Great service
Nice to be recognised as a regular guest & receive a room upgrade!
April 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kidun Comfortable bed
Excellent hotel, good customer service and quite place with swimming pool.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neil-HW Recommended
Great welcome, and would recommend this hotel if in the area on business or leisure. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to go the extra.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spes Comfortable stay
Enjoyable stay at Stoke on Trent, very convenient location.
April 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BPGMP Desperately need refurbishment
Although I had pre-booked the restaurant by email and received confirmation there was no booking registered on arrival. Neither was I registered as a priority member.
Rooms although comfortable need refurbishment. The water pressure in the bathroom was very low and the fittings were ancient.
Eating was a disappointment. My steak was tough and breakfast was cold. All the staff were friendly and service in the restaurant was excellent.
Most hotels now offer free wifi, this hotel offered a daily cost of nearly £20 from noon to noon although you cannot check in until 2pm!
It certainly does not reach the same standard of other Holiday Inns I have stayed in and in my opinion it was overpriced.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mserco One of the Better Holiday Inns
This is my 3rd Stay in this property and it only gets better. I have seen a big difference since my first trip here nevertheless impressed with the improvement in services. Would recommend the same attention given to the dinning experience which has somewhat gone downhill from last year.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Average - some staff rude but food amazing
The overall stay was good but there are a few things we were disappointed with.
1- went down for dinner on the first night quite late about 9.30/10 and the host was a girl who clearly didn't want to be there or even pretend to be happy to help it lead us to the table. She was extremely impolite, miserable and did not make us feel welcome at all. Luckily the food - especially the duck was incredible and recommended. The chefs are amazing.
2- we went down to the pool area for an afternoon of swimming. It was a shame that the sauna is in each changing room as it means couples can't go in there together.
The women's changing room floor was filthy with old hair, black fluff and general grime, the extend to which came off my feet as I got in the pool so u cud really see how dirty it was. And I had tried to steer clear and step in cleaner patches. The pool area itself is old and tired and in need of an update. The water smelt awful and we left not long after as we felt dirty in it. I don't know if that is being checked properly.
3- we ordered room service and were shocked to find we had been charged an extra £3 for a 'tray' - the food was only a small snack and cost £3.95! It does not state this anywhere on the menu in the room, on the website and we weren't told as we ordered.
I explained this on the phone as we were going to order our main evening meal too and wouldn't have phoned twice. The man understood and let us off the other £3 which made us feel a little better. However it should be stated somewhere! The only thing mentioned was the 10% charge so we presumed that's what we'd get!
The bathroom was in need of an update too. But the bed was comfy an clean.
I wouldn't stay there again and know there are nicer hotels not far from that 1.
April 9, 2014