Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 113
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jenny6520 ok
I have never stayed in an express before and wouldn't hurry to again. The hotel was really warm, public areas were boiling and rooms were too warm as no air conditioning. The beds were quite possibly the worst we've ever slept in at a hotel. We were a group of 6 and all said the same. It was also really noisy as the leisure exchange runs underneath, my room was above a passage way and people were using it until about 3am. Between the noise, heat and terrible bed very little sleep was got. However the staff were very pleasant, the hotel was clean and well maintained and the breakfast was good.
18 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Miker14 Great value for money
I was very impressed with my recent stay at Holiday Inn Bradford, it was the first time I had used your hotels but will definitely be using them in future
Very clean, comfortable
18 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rongle Exceptional Value
The hotel was first class in every way. I booked a single room but was given a twin with just about every facility provided. Couldn't be more delighted with that. Breakfast was good in a nice, bright area and communal areas first class.
Only thing I would suggest is better information as to how to get to the car parking facilities. Once there the value, again, was good. Liked the fact that there were so many facilities within walking distance of the hotel. Overall a first class experience and I will book again.
16 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frankieboy61 Enjoyable stay again
I enjoyed my stay here,the room was the usual for IGH,clean and comfortable,front of desk staff very good,a special word for Chris,who helped me with a booking error,and Hamid who was vey helpful.
Why no bacon for breakfast?
16 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keyser First time in Bradford
Had to stay over for a night. Great location, with all the likely places you are going to use nearby. Rooms are average, but its good value for money. Showers are fine.
Not the greatest Hoilday Inn express...but does the job perfectly.
I just wish they tell guests with cars. To park in car park etc..
I did a few laps, before i called them to take instructions..
15 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 007jet First Class nights sleep
Having mobility problems we have accessibility rooms and have found with years of experience that twin beds in hotels are the answer to a good nights sleep. Here at Bradford the room was quiet, comfortable and a good view of the city.
The only down side to the room was the shower - a very, very slow trickle and not much warmth to it either. Good job it was a very warm couple of days so cooler showers were OK.
Hotel is at top of hill but even so it is a lovely gentle stroll down to the Centre and to St. Georges Hall and Alhambra Theatre.
Staff are very good even if one young lady is unsure of which is left and right.
Breakfast was very good with a very kind and helpful lady to assist if necessary.
It takes a bit of getting used to going up to fourth floor to park car then back down to ground floor to cross concourse to access lift up to 2nd floor for Reception.
This is the only reason we have given 4star rating instead of 5star
Thank you everyone we will be back again soon
13 June 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nompere The Hotel
My wife and I found parking to be quite difficult as it was early evening on a Saturday and the level we were advised to park on was almost full. We have a disabled parking badge but did not discover the disabled parking bay until after we had parked elsewhere.
The hotel entrance is tucked away among all the other entertainment distractions and is not very welcoming.
This is England where the ground floor, as far as lifts are concerned, is floor "1" not "0" - we have enough Americanisms in daily life without introducing more.
When we book a twin room we expect twin beds, not a fold down and uncomfortable settee.
Junk food is available just outside the hotel but a long walk is necessary to get a decent meal somewhere. The staff had no suggestions as to where we might eat but just pointed in a general direction.
The design of the bathroom leaves a lot to be desired, it is virtual impossible to have a good shower without soaking the bathroom floor - what was wrong with the old Holiday Inn Express bathrooms?
Neither my wife nor I like square dishes and the ones available at breakfast were awful - obviously designed so the diners do not eat so much. The yoghurt was cheap and nasty.
To sum up, having been one who has always enjoyed the Holiday Inn experience, I will not be staying here again nor recommending to anyone.
11 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pauline47 Situation A1
My visit to Bradford was superb, I used the hotel as a base to visit places in Yorkshire.
My request were met with instant action from the housekeeping department.
Hope to return there soon.
11 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cherish Chicks Convenient for Life Church
We stayed here for one night in order to be close to Life Church the next sunday morning. We chose the location as it was familiar to us and we had booked in at Franky
05 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Count Great hotel
I always stay at this hotel when visiting Bradford. It is very close to the City Centre and travel hubs. I was attending a show in Leeds and it worked out cheaper to stay in Bradford and travel to and from Leeds by train The hotel staff are are very friendly and helpful. The bed is comfortable and it is sufficiently quiet during the night.Free wifi and breakfast make this an excellent choice
03 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gbusuttil Good hotel and friendly staff
Been using this hotel for over 5 years and stay was always pleasant. However, the rooms need an overhaul especially the beds as they are very uncomfortable. During the summer days when it is unusually hot the rooms get hot especially on the top floor. No air conditioning and the lack of fans make a summer hot day unbearable.
02 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LED man Stay a lot
Can't really fault this hotel great value and the staff are all very good and helpful. TV s and channels need up dating and the movie service is hit and miss, but at the price I can live with this!
All in all for business in Bradford it does a great job
I guess for feed back having stayed there on and off over the last 5 months the food menu needs changing!
24 May 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by stuarty Great bed
A great bed mattress but the hotel is showing signs of wear and tear in other areas. The bedroom carpet was badly stained and also the sofa cover.
No acknowledgment of me being a platinum member or any free drink or snack or points offered.
The hotel is a strange design being built in entertainment complex, but ideal for city centre
19 May 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Penniless Paul Appalling contravention of commercial law
I have been staying at this hotel for 2 years and the staff are normally very courteous and helpful.
However, I won't be doing it again, since on this occasion I checked out and asked for a receipt for my payment, and the (new) receptionist refused to give me a receipt because I had booked through an independent bookings agency rather than their own web site. I pointed out that this was illegal and that her colleagues had provided receipts for my payments to them on each stay for the last two years but NO!!! She said, I cannot give you a receipt. This is basic illegal commercial practice.
I complained to the hotel's customer complaints' team (reference number 50570788 if they want to get back to me) who confirmed that this was against their policy and they would conduct an investigation and email me am appropriate receipt. That was four days ago and I have received no further communication and no receipt from them.
Do not stay at this hotel, and do not expect a receipt for your expenditure, especially if you booked through an agent, since apparently it's their policy to refuse to give you one.
12 May 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ni53 Great services & atmosphere
No drop off for luggage! We had to walk all the way to the hotel from the car park with our bags!
Internet / wifi not working!
01 May 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hiexbr27 Fantastic Stay 5 * Service
We stayed last week to visit family in Bradford, the free hot breakfast was fantastic includes Beans scramble eggs and sausages of course plenty of continental items from cereals, fresh fruits, croissant, pain au chocolate, yogurts, Juices Etc…
The staffs were very friendly and helpful.
27 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by franko464 bradford
Only one lift working. Staff did not give sufficient information re car parking. towels in bathroom brought up on our request.
Milk dispenser not working also orange juice dispenser.
Television very poor small should be in museum over the road.
26 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MBeeee Good location, lift not working!!!
As I would expect from HIEx the room was clean and comfortable. The biggest problem was that neither of the two lifts were working. I was on the third floor. Reception is on the second floor so I was lucky that I am able bodied so was able to check in. Anyone with a disability would have to have found somewhere else to stay.
Over all, this hotel is situated well in the city centre with ample parking in the multi-storey attached to the hotel and leisure complex.
22 April 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sal123456 Room Unsatisfactory
Room was extremely noisy due to poor uPVC double glazing. Curtains did not insulate the noise.
TV was a small, square box with limited channels.
Bed mattress was squeaky and uncomfortable
Room decor was out-dated and need of major revamp.
Having stayed at many HI Express across the country this is my worst experience. Would not recommend unless there was no alternative.
I reported the problem at check-out to the receptionist, said next time a room on the other side of the building would be offered. Not good enough! What about all those poor souls who still have to experience this side!
Management: Please compare this hotel to HI Express Southwark!
14 April 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SimonHF Poor Reception at Bradford
Everything about the hotel was excellent, except for Reception. It was easy to find from the car park; the room was great and the breakfast was up to the usual standard.
But Reception with checking in, and checking out, were not to the HIEx expected experience. Checking in took over 15 minutes to wait and to get a key. Checking out was slower, but friendlier than checking in.
It wouldn't put me off, but having spent several nights at HIEx, this was one of the worst,
24 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul33333333333333 Wonderful nights sleep
Family room comfortable, spacious and definitely fit for use! Staff friendly and helpful- hotel easy to find and well placed for local restaurants. Would definitely use again and recommend!!!
19 March 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rosary apple Poor breakfast!!
Was very disappointed to sit down to breakfast to find no bacon on offer! First hotel I have come across that doesn't serve bacon. Seemed most guests had the same complaint. The rest of the breakfast on offer was not kept topped up, allowing you to eat items together. On the plus side nice to have the option of mocha coffee on offer.
08 March 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by arther dee poor beds and rooms
I drive a van and had to park in a car park 5 mins walk away that didn't feel very safe. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and the choice of pillows was a joke.
One had soft on it and the other firm, I think they should of said flat on both. The noise from outside through out the night was rather rowdy. The TV was out of the ark. If you are looking for somewhere cheap to put your head down after a party night out then this is probably OK. If you are on a business or break then steer clear
07 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Browe33 Staff
Third time I've used this Hotel and the staff are outstanding.
They even allowed my elderly uncle to book in early and offered a warm cup of tea.
28 February 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuzieB Comfortable bed and surroundings
We've stayed here many times, because it is easy to access other places of interest. It's clean, comfortable and the staff are friendly. There was a slight hiccup at check in, but it was soon rectified. Would have liked a bit more choice for breakfast, but other than that, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go again.
12 February 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jrobinson4 Dont do it!!
Despite being emailed by the "Sales Executive" asking when I would like to book for and answering "Wednesday and Thursday" (which he then emailed back to confirm had been done,), when I attended on Wednesday to check in I was told there was no booking. I had apparently been booked in for Monday and had been charged as a "no show!" The money having been debited from my bank account. It was only because I was able to show the email from the hotel that they believed me.
There are very few TV channels (8 I think) and certainly no guide in the rooms to tell you what the available channels actually are.
A hot breakfast is either sausage / beans / scrambled egg or toast.
The bar / lounge area is not comfortable at all, you cannot lean back comfortably on the chairs.
30 January 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Walrus Keeper Good value hotel albeit a little dated.
This HI Express is usually pretty good value (it can get expensive though when there are 'events' in the area) The staff are always fantastic and you are met with a warm greeting.
There is no restaurnt but local amenities are very good so you should have no trouble finding something to eat or do in the evening. Breakfast is OK, std HI Express stuff but quality wise it never seems as good as the other HI Express hotels?
The rooms are OK, again generic HI Express set up and as would be expected they are clean. WIFI works well which is a big plus point if you are a business traveler.
The slight downside to this hotel is that its significantly less modern than other HI Expresses and could really do with a general re-fresh. Specifically the TV's are poor (little 14" cube things) and the channel selection is limited. The rooms can be noisy too if you happen to be facing the main road, the windows don't alway close as tightly as they did origonally letting in noise pollution from the passing traffic (lean on the window and it goes quiet!).
On balance this is a good value hotel. If you are staying for a night its just fine. If however you are spending several nights away and a quite night with a decent size TV to watch in the evening is important than the HI on Tong Lane is a better option albeit more expensive
22 January 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Railrover Showing signs of age
I was a bit disappointed with the quality of this hotel compared to other Holiday Inn Expresses I have stayed in recently. Although acceptable, the furnishings seem a little 'tired' and the hotel still has the old portable TVs with very limited channel selection. Breakfast was particularly disappointing - cereals limited to a choice of five with no weetabix (unlike other HIE's I have stayed in) from dispensers rather than packets. The Rice Krispies described on the menu as 'Kelloggs' clearly were not, perhaps in an effort to cut costs. I mentioned this to the receptionist but she could not offer any explanation. Although not particularly busy, the hot food selection (scrambled eggs, baked beans, sausages) kept running out and was slow to be replenished so it was hardly an 'Express' start to the day! Location is good if you're coming by train to Bradford Interchange (two minutes walk) and only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Cinema and some food outlets are in the same complex, but thankfully I was not disturbed by any noise during the night, as my room was at the back where it seems to be much quieter.
08 January 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by barbie43 staff are great but probably the worst Holiday Inn I have stayed in.
On arrival the room was cold. My room overlooked a busy road and the noise of this road kept me awake. Tiles in the bathroom were broken. I asked reception for another quilt but they stated there was one in the sofa bed. They asked me if I would need a cover for it..... er, yes.... but it never arrived so I had to just but it on the bed on top of the other....stains and all. I reported the heating problem the next day and it was sorted though. Breakfast was poor. I have stayed in several holiday inns up and down the country and this has to be the worst. Reception staff were lovely though.
30 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 No complaints
Clean room, friendly staff, great breakfast and breakfast room, fantastic service AND free WIFI...
Thank you for a very pleasant stay Holiday Inn Express
29 December 2013