Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 232
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ronnie07 Holiday short stay
Staff very helpful and efficient nothing was to much trouble for us. Location was perfect for the stay
The only downside was waiting for the scrambled egg at breakfast [ ten minuets ] but that is a tiny criticism and did not effect our enjoyment overall.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DT48 Great Customer Service
Over the past 12 months we have stayed at the Holiday Inn on a number of occasions. On each occasion we have received a warm welcome from the recpetion staff and during our stays have expereienced a good standard of customer service all of which have helped to make our stays more enjoyable. Special thanks to the Reservations Manager who on more than one occasion has been so accommodating to our particular needs
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geordie00 Lounge:A great place to meet my daughter's family.
A comfort and relaxing area.Excellent service from the staff,good food,and an excellent selection of hot and cold drinks.
The down point was prices of tea and coffee in excess of £3.00.
I cannot close with out mentioning the excellent reception staff.
My wife and I arrived on June 28,three weeks after having an operation on my back,and I was having to walk with the aid of a stick,I had not informed the staff of my problem,but within a short time they had us sitting in the lounge whilst the receptionist re-arranged our booking to a ground floor room and our luggage had been taken to the room.This was our third stay at this hotel,and all our stays have been 1st Class.
July 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Casper181 All a bit tired.....
The hotel needs a good spruce up. The sofa in the bedroom was stained and quite frankly disgusting. The service at breakfast was lackluster and checking out took far too long because there was only one person on the desk.
July 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rgbargee Smallest bathroom we have seen!
The hotel is quite old and the room we had had a rather hemmed in feeling as we were on the lowest floor. There is not lift so you may need help with your luggage. The room is average but the bathroom is sub standard in so much that it is tiny, we joked you can sit on the loo wash your hands and soak your feet in the bath at the same time! Apart from this the staff were friendly and helpful ,although we would have liked a warning that a wedding was going to take over most common areas on the Saturday night. We decided to eat in the pub just down the road as it was much quieter and had plenty of outdoor seating which can be enjoyed on a rare warm evening.
Whilst there is not too much wrong with this hotel we do feel it is dated and would not be on our list to return to in the near future.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verbals Amazing value
We had dinner bed and breakfast for 4 of us for less than 100 pounds so it was amazing value. Dinner was great, service was slightly fawlty toweresque but that added to fun! Room was huge, very comfortable and clean. We all enjoyed the pool and spa. Easy to get to the city centre, would definitely recommend. Breakfasts in holiday inns are always great and this was no exception.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dmw136 Wheelchair accessible facilities
This hotel is one of only a handful( so far) in the UK that we have found that have made extra provision in the guests rooms for guests who are wheelchair dependant - the bathrooms are larger and the main rooms have extra room for extra manouvrebility. The beds are low and not necessarily helpful for anyone who has difficulty standing without assistance but they are comfortable for sleeping
June 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LIztel Friendly staff
This is the third time we have stayed at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road. Each time we have been impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. The city centre is only a short taxi/bus ride away and the facilities in the hotel are good for this type of accommodation. Bar is a bit pricey
June 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Landy So relaxing
Excellent stay. Very clean and modern room, so comfortable and peaceful too. Pool and sauna very relaxing. Norwich centre just a short bus or taxi ride away, great for restaurants and entertainment. Breakfast was perfect, wide choice.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melody40 pleasantly surprised!
We booked an exec room with breakfast as it was cheaper than other hotels in the are but was not expecting it to be as good as it was! Check in was very quick and efficient and the member of staff was very helpful.
The room was lovely, bright airy and clean! and the facilities in the hotel were good. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant in the evening and the breakfast was equally as good. All staff were polite and helpful throughout and responded quickly to our request for more tea/milk for our room. We will most definitely be visiting again!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poshmob15 Enjoyable visit
As always enjoyed my stay - comfortable bed, friendly staff.
Never enough milk in the rooms but can always ask for more
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pott good value
We upgraded our room but the bathroom was really small. Our room was on lower ground floor and only accessible by stairs and below family rooms so could hear children running above. We booked romantic night, extremely good value, but choice from dinner menu is very limited but very a enjoyable 3 course meal. plus free bottle of wine. Little difficulity at check out proving what we had book but they took our word for it and reduced our bill.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hanad9294 Absolutely love this Holiday Inn
Love this place. Have stayed here lots of times. 21 years ago I had my honeymoon here:) lovely comfortable clean rooms, comfortable beds, gr8 because you have a pool, sauna, steam, jacuzzi and gym and they provide you with a towel and drinking water. Got a taxi into Riverside at 9pm which the receptionist kindly booked. Plenty of restaurants and bars. Breakfast is help yourself, plenty of choice. They even cooked my Husband an omelette. Breakfast was served from 7.30 till 11 so plenty of time. Great service. Getting into town very easy too. Park and ride 3 minutes away or a 10 minute drive. Can't wait to go back to the Holiday Inn
June 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bardie01 Friendly Staff
I was really impressed by the staff at the hotel! They are friendly and cheerful. Keep it up!
May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zippy They do what they say with a grin
This is my second stay this month and once again I cannot say enough about the helpful,friendly staff. My room this time 103 was not as bright and cheery as that of 214. Having said that the breakfast makes up for everything
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bewdley10 As ever good value for money
I stay in a lot of Holiday Inns for both business and pleasure as I always know what I am getting, good value for money, with clean comfortable rooms and friendly staff, with a good breakfast and plenty of choice.
Despite a mix up with my booking this was quickly resolved. The choice of food on the evening menu was limited, but sufficient to cater for my needs after a long day,.
The staff were very helpful and the location, a couple of miles from Norwich town centre with easy access was ideal.
My room was clean, well laid out and ideal for my requirements.
Overall good value for money and I would recommend the hotel.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fatma152 Not as good as Ipswich
This holiday inn was fine, a bonus having park and ride into Norwich five minutes away. No welcome drink as we were given in Holiday Inn Ipswich or fridge in room. Had to ask for more tea bags on arrival as only two in room. Following morning found we only had one bath towel so had to share. Nice quiet room, comfortable bed and everything clean. Breakfast standard. Would use again if coming to Norwich because of park and ride and great food in nearby pub. Also nearby Tesco for petrol and odds and ends
May 29, 2013