Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 230
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tfordue1 Excellent value for money
Very large room with 2 double beds, excellent value for money, staff very polite and helpful, very clean, beds comfortable. The only disappointment is that drinks at the bar are far too expensive even for hotel prices and it's a shame as this lets it down.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stoprejectingmyname Learn How to Cook HI Plymouth
The HI Plymouth is in a great location and the views from the hotel is excellent.
The rooms are tired and could do with a revamp but hey, not every hotel can be revamped every 5 minutes.
I have stayed in the HI Plymouth many times on business and have had plenty of time to consider this hotel, I have been made welcome, the service is good, reception, bar staff, parking, rooms all good BUT....
Consisently the cooking at the hotel has been appauling. Basically it seems the kitchen staff do not seem to know what they are trying to achieve with the food. For example, order a chicken bbq pizza and you will get a pizza so covered in bbq sauce its impossible to eat. Order a leek, pea and butternut squash risotto and it will be covered in lines of balsamic vinegar - another dish runied. And, as someone else has commented rubbery eggs at breakfast.
In all ideal location but dont eat here.
Signed - a world traveller on business who has dined in hundreds of restauraunts worldwide and knows when someone hasnt got a clue. This hotel hasnt on the catering front I'm afraid.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Location
My first stay at the Plymouth property, great location with a lovely view from the restaurant on the high floor. I was staying for just the one night to visit friends locally and had travelled down from Kent.
We were checked in quickly, and I'm not sure if a training or IT issue but I had to 'pull rank' to have my platinum status recognised for internet access. As by the time I realised the need to do this we had already been booked in, I can only assume this to be the reason for lack of upgraded room for elite members, when the IHG site still showed availability. Had I realised this sooner, I would have said something. We were in a rush due to visiting a theatre, and as this was just the 1 night stay, I didn't feel the need or have time to mention this. Parking reasonable at £2.50, although the car park is *very* tight.
Overall a good stay and I would have no hesitation in staying again.
December 16, 2013