Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 189
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bardie01 Home away from home
This hotel is a real home away from home. Great relaxation after a hard day's work, with a gym to tone muscles, including pool, steam bath and jacuzzi to help you relax.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kahane7 last minute trip
We had one night stay which was very enjoyable.
We were on our way to visit different parts of Norfolk and this was a good place to stay to begin our trip.
There was a good offer for the evening meal which we enjoyed.
It was lovely to be able to use the leisure facilities, an added bonus to the night's stay.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by windy12 Nice hotel shame about the car parking
Had a nice weekend stay at Holiday Inn Norwich, but sometimes finding a car parking space was a nightmare due to the amount of unregistered Vauxhall cars from the garage across the road that were parked in the hotel car park.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elained2013 cannot be beaten for value in Norwich
really good value and close to Norwich great rooms and service, great pool and spa - cannot find a negative about this hotel
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnsey Two nights B & B
Best in Norwich. makes some of the compertition look very secondv rate. Will be staying there again when we are visiting the area.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geneva67 Wedding
I stayed at the holiday inn on Ipswich rd as i was attending a wedding that day. the staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was very comfortable. There was a slight stain on the chair where the TV was. Had a very good night sleep and even though the hotel was close to the road you could not hear the traffic. Would visit and stay at this hotel again if I was in the area. The drinks are a bit pricey but I guess that is standard for hotels.
I don't think I got welcomed as an IHG member but I guess that was a hindsight but overall a good stay and experience.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkMark99 Excellent staff
I've recently stayed at your premises in Norwich on the Ipswich road. The staff were excellent and a credit to the hotel. I was a little surprised at the cost of breakfast but there was plenty of food and a diverse range available. A most enjoyable stay.
September 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Minniethemenace Not the best hotel if you are disabled
I booked a double disabled room and a twin room. The double room was on the lower floor accessed only via a steep ramp outside the hotel. I was informed there are no lifts. It was extremely difficult to get back up the ramp due to it being so steep. No help was offered with bags. The disabled room was supposed to have a walk in shower but it hadn't, I had no help from reception who quite clearly weren't interested. The breakfast was fantastic and so too were the staff, they would have been more suited behind the reception as they were really helpful. Overall the hotel was basic but very clean.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mary79 Very comfortable and relaxed with great service
We had a very good 4 night break in Norwich and this was a very good base to come back to. Good transport into Norwich by bus if you want to leave the car.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Insurance Overnight stay
Hotel was in a good position. Overall we both found it in need of refurbishment. In a word it was tired. One bedside light did not work. Bathroom tiny. Towels not in a very good condition. Breakfast was ok
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fourcharacter Change of opinion
Some weeks ago I booked into the Holiday inn Norwich and was not best pleased.
I have to say that my weeks and weeks of stay since then has been a great pleasure.
Take it from this grumpy old man , this hotel is a firm favourite.
The team are the best.
September 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DTCTAT21 trip to snetterton
Room was vey comfortable and clean, bathroom a bit on the small side, still practical.
Poor disability access (no lift in hotel) with rooms on 3/4 floors, ramp very steep down outside of hotel to lower ground level.
Issues in the restaurant at breakfast with a member of staff, unable to comment on food as we left half way through due to the issue, (management aware and waiting a reply)
Overall the room and hotel ok.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cyclecrazy Great Family Time
Very enjoyable stay , very helpful and friendly staff , good food . But best of all our Autistic son had a great time , the staff were good with him even making sure we had the same table to eat at breakfast every day , he loved the swimming pool which had long family opening times . These are all little things but they reduce his stress and increase his and ours enjoyment . Will certainly return in the future.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by underdog Only 1 problem
We always enjoy staying at any Holiday Inn and this is no exception but one gripe. I booked a double bedroom with sofa bed but ended up with easy access room which is not a problem but the water is regulated to a luke warm temperature which is no good if u like a hot shower. This should be made clear when given the room. But we still had a good time and breakfast as usual one of the best moments.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wellsy333 Norwich stay 25 Aug 13
Clean, bright & comfortable room. Very impressed with hotel & staff. Good nights sleep.
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kevitt super clean rooms,expensive bar
Very nice clean rooms and very polite and friendly reception staff.bar was very expensive.wife paid £8.50 for a glass of wine.would have been nice to sit and have a quiet drink,but too expensive.had breakfast in morning,the manager had an attitude and rest of staff not much better.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robroy47 Breakfast
For what it is worth, I did not enjoy the tast of the sausages and in my opinion the eggs were not properly cooked.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by allan6 comfortable bed and great service
could not fault the hotel for comfort and service however I thought the cost of food was very expensive compared to restaurants in the area. ie fish and chips in hotel cost £13 in the town £7.
The hotel is situated 2.5 miles from Norwich so if you are on holiday you will need a car to get out and about.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lulubelle Large bed and great pillows.
Stayed here whilst attending a wedding up the road. The hotel was very busy but they managed to let us into our room early which was great because we'd had a very long drive. The room did smell damp when you first walked in past the bathroom but it wasn't. Air con was a bonus and the room was quiet . Reception staff were very pleasant. Large bed was very comfy and breakfast was excellent.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philosophicalphil Surprising Evening
Arrived at the hotel to be greeted and informed at the reception that I was the guest of the day. As a result I was up graded and given 15% off meals and drinks plus a free movie to watch in my room. To date one of my more memorable stays in a hotel. Thank you.
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TexasTopCat Better than a Premier
I have to say a big Thank you to the staff who got my Mother-in-law out of the bath when she had a problem, not sure how they found her, but Thanks.
I stayed with a large party and everyone agreed the beds were fabulous. The décor was well kept and air-con worked well. The staff were very friendly and the barman kept a smile on his face when people were complaining about the lack of numbers of staff on the bar. After a couple of hours another member of staff was on the bar but it was not enough to cope.
It was a wedding fair and the food was acceptable but perhaps not enough in quantity, this may not be the hotels issue, I am sure the manager can answer.
Overall very quiet and very clean, and worth a revisit. The executive rooms especially for me.
There was one guest who complained he was deaf in 1 ear disabled and 73, he complained of the noise the previous night!! I would say that if he was deaf he wouldn't of heard much, my only point here is, that the staff seemed to be a bit flummoxed on what to do. He was rather loud and volatile.
One last point the cleaners were working their hearts out trying to get the rooms ready early for the wedding parties arriving early ...well done!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ktwy relaxing stop over
room great for a family of 4
breakfast fantastic including knowledge and provision for gluten free
swimming pool welcome and relaxing
easy to find and get into city
August 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MyBFN Holiday Inn Ipswich Road Norwich
Lovely big family room. The staff were so willing to do everything to ensure that we enjoyed our three night stay. Superb breakfast every morning and a lovely clcean room each night when we got back from our explorations! Looking foward to a return visit soon.
August 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wantaholiday Penny pinching
Generally this is a comfortable hotel with some always annoying problems in a room booked for 2 people 2 sugars 2 teabags & milks (I’m a bit strange by holiday in standards as I like a hot drink morning and night & we have 3 sugars between us)! This is plain mean and penny pinching! Yes I can go to reception and ask for more but after the first request (stayed for 3 nights) should this not be automatic for the remainder of my stay?
The towels in the bathroom are I think made from recycled sand paper & the toilet tissue is.
While I see that the Holiday Inn needs to make money from letting out it’s car park to the near Vauxhall dealership could it please remember that it’s guests also need to park as on this occasion a very large tour coach with trailer was also parked in the car parked in the room that was left and guests were having to park in the roadway!
Come on Holiday Inn this was a leisure visit is leisure not also known as a Holiday
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cathelaine excellent reception staff
The hotel was very busy with coach parties and weddings on but all staff was friendly and happy at all times.Stayed here many times visiting family in Norwich always good service, brill breakfast and clean room .Would not stay anywhere else !
August 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by leavingonajetplane Not the usual Holiday inn experience
My room wasn't up to the usual standard. As a Platinum elite member I wasn't impressed with the overall experience.
The night before I stayed in the Holiday Inn southampton where I ordered a very nice 8oz sirloin. I decided on the exact same meal here but with a very different experience. Firstly my steak was tiny (remember 24 hours earlier I had the same) so when I questioned it I was told it was the 8oz and there were no 6oz steaks in stock. dont make a mug of me I'm not stupid. I ate my tiny chewy steak, requested my bill and there is writing was "6oz" and not "8oz".
i then went to the bar and ordered exactly the same glass of red wine as i had earlier, except this time it was poured out of sight and came back tasting rank. I refused it and request a new glass which I saw come out of a brand new bottle. Shock horror it tasted the same as the previous glass.
Location good, hotel pretty poor.
August 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mnmember Needs modernisation
I am a regular user of holiday inn. This hotel needs complete modernisation to its bedrooms.
Also had difficultly even with simple things like changing the remote control ( took an hour and 4 phone calls). Room service - delayed and also the quality of the food and instructions were not followed.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mondeoman96 Expensive add-ons
Breakfast booked at check-in is £11.95 and is non-refundable; in the morning it is £15.95. Outrageously expensive if all you want is a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee. I declined.
Wi-fi is available but is chargeable and it's expensive. In this day and age, free wi-fi in hotels should be a given.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mjc70 Excellent stay
This Norwich Holiday Inn always welcomes the customer with a pleasant smile.
Restaurant and Bar staff are always attentive but not intrusive and making sure that everything is to your liking.
Two really good nights stay.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jono444 Had a Fab Stay,
So enjoyed our Romantic Break offer, in this hotel,
Rooms very comfortable, facilities all very good. beds very comfortable,
The staff are amazing here, and so want you to enjoy your stay,
Richy the restaurant manager an jade the waitress, cannot do enough for you, the Receptionists also are very nice and will help with any querys,
The food is of a very good standard
Would return in a heart beat,
Thank you Holiday Inn Ipswich road.xxx
July 13, 2013