Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 267
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ric17 Great Hotel, Gream Rooms, Terrible Mattress
My hotel room was both spacious and well designed. However, I was amazed to find the quality of the mattress was far from adequate. I have spent literally hundreds nights in IHG hotel beds and this was easily the most memorable for the wrong reasons.
With such great rooms, I strongly urge the Hotel Management to take a second look at their mattress choice. It offered little or no support.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don1935 Christmas at HI Southend
As usual the staff were very helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food in the restaurant on Christmas Eve was served promptly it was hot and cooked to perfection. Unfortunately the Christmas Day Lunch did not meet the usual high standard, the main course was barely warm and supplemented with a jug of hot gravy. The "yorkshire pudding" I was served was inedible and following a complaint was replaced with another which was cold, hard and hardly any better than the first. After a second year when my Christmas Stay did not meet my expectations I shall be looking elsewhere for Christmas Lunch in 2014.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TucsonBella My Getaway
Arriving after an overseas flight from the states, I was greeted in a friendly manner and the staff was most efficient in getting my room. The accommodations were really very comforting and tidy. I was given much information to help me feel relaxed and comfortable as this was my first time in the UK. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Southend-on-Sea.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by keetchy Xmas Day
Very satisfied with all aspects, highly recommend, good gym
December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TcMac Party night
Stayed overnight after attending a Christmas party night at the hotel which was very good. Welcoming staff, clean comfortable rooms with great views of the airport and the buffet breakfast was fine.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony5 Helpful staff and great location
The restaurant staff were really helpful - even more than the reception staff, which was a difficult act to follow! Having meals watching planes coming and going was neat - especially as the sound insulation is so good. In fact, we ate there every evening we were in the city. A small problem with a leaky sink was fixed in 30 minutes. The WiFi was now and then slow, but I guess I was competing with other guests for bandwidth. Next time we have to be in Southend we will certainly stay there again. Tip: try to stay at the back of the hotel - then you can see planes coming and going from your room.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by luckylady13 great stay
Had a great stay, as soon as we check in friendly welcome,
great room clean, staff in every part of hotel great
December 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lukes10k Mixed Feelings
The hotel is generally very good however room 325 was not up to standard.
The air conditioning unit had a fault which was making an almighty and constant noise, even when switched off. I spoke with the front desk at 10pm and they offered us the chance to move to an upgraded room either immediately or in the morning, (the hotel system showed the room had this issue back in February but it had returned with a vengeance) we choose to hold out till the morning due to the time of night and the fact we has a baby in the the room. Unfortunately when re visiting reception in the morning and discussing with a different member of staff the upgrade wasn't honored, we then had to chase for the cot to be put into the room and the new room was dirty with crisps on the floor and visible spillages on the bed side unit. We also noticed another guest had been checked into room 325 and without doubt was going to experience the issue we had the previous night.
Past stays at the hotel have been good however these two nights were a disappointment.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Liuda Wonderfull Staff
I stay in many hotels throughout the year, most are similar. This particular Hotel is different because of the Staff. This was the 8 time i have stay their and from the cleaners to the Management they are most polite, helpful and efficient staff i have met.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Audiboy Great night
Really impressed, quality of rooms and in particular quality of breakfast really impressed me, obviously a well run hotel, well done and we will be back
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Girygirl Great Hotel
Stayed at is hotel for a night away, lovely meal in the restaurant followed by a night out in Southend. The staff were all lovely, even suggesting the best places for a drink in town.
Poached eggs in the morning were amazing too!
November 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DerbyRam01 Very clean and extremely relaxing
Easy to find location and excellent restaurant choices. Although next to airport the room was quiet and extremely relaxing. The cleanliness of the room and hotel was a great experience.
WILL USE THIS HOTEL AGAIN .......
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ianbax Comfortable
A decent hotel with quality heavy curtains to ensure a dark room for sleeping. Views of airport are excellent from the bar area with no outside noise at all. Overall a good experience.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PKShenley Fabulous Hotel
Our recent stay at the Holiday Inn Southend Airport was one of the best nights spent in a hotel. I am really fussy about hotels and can honestly say that this one was absolutely fantastic from the helpful, friendly Reception staff to the lovely bedroom and the stylish bar and restaurant. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff in the restaurant and bar were excellent too. Will definitely stay there again as we had an early flight to Faro and the airport was literally a few minutes' walk away.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shami01 room cleanliness and comfort
Some lime scale in shower corners but overall the room was clean. The mattress was too soft, jar back pain in the morning. The total experience was very good and I would recommend a friend. Holiday inn never disappoints.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by walderslade Excellent place to stay
My husband and I stayed at The Holiday Inn after a family wedding.
The room was a very good size, very clean and well presented.
The bed was kingsize and very comfortable. Two pillows each of an excellent quality.
There was TV in the room and tea and coffee making facilities.
There was an iron and ironing board and hairdrier.
Our room had an excellent view across to the airport. We were not disturbed by any noise though.
Air conditioning was very quiet too.
Towels provided were spotlessly clean.
The young man on the front desk when we arrived was very pleasant and polite and extremely helpful.
I would recommend this hotel to all and we will stay here if ever we need to fly from Southend Airport.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John1546 Everything
Only stayed for one night before taking a flight from Southend Airport the following day.
Having previously read a couple of bad reviews I was not sure what to expect. What a nice surprise, the reception welcome was fantastic, so helpful and cheerful. Next the room, this was excellent - so clean and comfortable and very well appointed. Then the bar - very relaxing, with cheerful and attentive staff and reasonable prices. If you worry about flying have a drink here, the view across the airport was really good, and to watch the aircraft coming and going so safely gave that confidence boost.
After a good night's sleep, the breakfast was excellent - unhurried and waited over by such attentive staff - then checking out , the same cheerful staff - I will most certainly use this hotel again
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 additional furniture in rooms
Itn will be very nice to have a small fridge in your rooms but everything else was perfect thank you for my stay I was there to celebrate my 57th birthday I did enjoy the two night I spent with my wife
thanks to all the staff team
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brian4485 Nice modern hotel
A very nice modern hotel with absolutely no noise from the airport, best couple of nights sleep we have had in ages! Followed by great breakfasts, the staff are pleasant and attentive, only minor criticism was that the mini bar in the room was empty, otherwise we might have spent a few quid! Overall, a very pleasant stay.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lynlyn Loved it!
If you're staying in south end and wish to have affordable prices for 5* accommodation then this is it. We came here for my friends 22nd birthday and we were blown away by the standards of this hotel! The rooms were spotless and the bathroom was lovely! It is worth more then what you have to pay for! Would deffitnely recommend the staff are also very polite and were happy to help us! 5*
November 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sim1800 noisy!
Room very noisy with flushing toilets s and somethig waking us up at 5am on both mornings. Very unsatisffied for such a new hotel
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by honeymoon15 An Oasis on a bad night of Football
My sons & I travelled down to Southend to watch our Team Mansfield Town 1/11/13. After a nightmare of a game we took solace in the bar at our Hotel for the night the Holiday Inn. Nice surroundings, good atmosphere & friendly polite service. The breakfast next morning wasn't bad either. All said & done a great night out.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CobbyMcCobbCobb 1 night stay
Good value for money. Lovely room. Quiet... didnt hear a plane. Could have done with an extra staff member on the front desk but only had to wait 5 minutes. Would definitely use again if in the area.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anita77 Very pleasant stay
We stayed here for 2 nights while attending a family wedding. Found the room to be clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would use again.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3364vince lovely rooms
Overall lovely stay but food not great at all eat out
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LoveTheForest Lovely new hotel with spacious rooms & excellent facilities.
I was staying at the hotel as part of a course and found it to be a lovely new hotel with good facilities and excellent food. I was lucky enough to have an executive room which was very spacious and clean. My only criticism was that the floor to ceiling curved windows reflected the sun and made the room hot. The windows didn't open and I found it difficult to sleep with the air conditioning on but I definitely would stay there again.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steveb62 Great say
Very nice hotel and enjoyed every minute of my two night say. Staff and hotel were brilliant. Restaurant was fab at top of the building with great views. But the food quality was even better and prices not bad.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vicki64 Relaxing Time
This brand new hotel was excellent, The rooms were spacious, comfortable and spotless. The bed, bedlinen and pillows were of a high quality and so comfortable that we didn't want to get up in the morning.
The service was excellent and we had a relaxing drink in the comfortable bar which had a view overlooking the air craft landing on the runway of the airport. The hotel was soundproof and we heard no noise from outside. The breakfast was of a high standard, but book it in advance or it costs more.
We would certainly recommend this hotel to other people and we look forward to staying there again in the near future when we are visiting family.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hotelsecretshopper Beautiful hotel-beautiful room.....but.....
Hotel and room 1st class. Fantastic floor to ceiling windows giving unrestricted views over the airport. Very well sound proofed from outside road and airport noise. Our room was on the 4th floor with the 5th floor restaurant directly above; not a problem until 6am when the staff started preparing for breakfast. Loud banging and crashing woke us at 6am on Sunday morning, not a pleasant way to start the day! Car parking not perfect; drove round car park several times waiting for a space on Saturday evening; parking spaces very narrow, difficult to park a larger car. Overall a pleasant stay but certainly not at a budget price. Best asset of
this hotel; DOG FRIENDLY! (at a price).
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rogthedodge58 Great place to stay and great food.
Selected this hotel because we had an early flight from Southend Airport. Obtained a very good deal for the night and two weeks parking. We were pleasantly surprised by the very high standard of food in the 1935 restaurant and would not hesitate to stay here again.
October 18, 2013