Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UncleJohn Satisfactory but soulless
This H.I. Express was up to IHG's usual standard although it was nothing out of the ordinary. The receptionist was very helpful and socialable both on the phone and in person. The city centre location, right by the railway/bus station, is both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is proximity and convenience. the disadvantage is that if you arrive by car you have no idea where to park. The web site directions for guests arriving by car are scant and concise directions would have made our arrival less stressful and tedious after a hard day. Top travel tip: drive towards the hotel with the hotel on your right then turn immediately at the front of the hotel to the right into the slip road access to the underground car park signed as 'Amiens 2'. It is not the hotel's car park but it is directly under the hotel, reasonably priced at 7Euro for 24 hours, and convenient (once you find it!).
Breakfast was fine, in fact very good as far as 'continental' breakfasts go.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaulGK Great Hotel
The outside appearance is, truthfully, not impressive. The entrance is almost hidden, although the sign is quite visible. The parking is very handy, but again, don't miss the entrance to it. But beyond the outside look, the hotel is great. The Reception staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms nice. There is no view to speak of from the side rooms, but who spends time gazing from their hotel window when all the City sights are within a nice walking distance?
The hotel is located next to the train station which is very convenient. You can check out, leave your bags, then walk around a bit before catching your train.
The breakfast was very good. It was kept stocked and there are two coffee/tea machines. The breakfast area is nice and well-lit, and the staff kept it clean, as people left. (I really appreciate this because I hate coming to breakfast when the only available tables have dirty dishes.)
I will stay here again when I am in Amiens next.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very helpful and pleasant staff
Overall this is a comfy, clean hotel with friendly staff that would do anything possible to help. Had a good sleep for both nights. Our motorcycle was safe in the underground car park. Really couldn't praise the staff enough. Only down fall with EVERY hotel, not enough tea and sugar/milk left in the room for my tea waller partner but staff were happy to offer more when we asked.
July 11, 2013