Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 172
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quirk Not much choice at breakfast
Great stay , breakfast was a really bad let down, beans toast and sausages and that was it
January 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Wonderful Stay.
The thre enights we spent at Holiday Inn(Bath) was very refreshing and comforting experience.
Let me start with the good bits:
The staff are very helpful and friendly.
Rooms were clean and tidy and spacious.
Water was very warm in the showers.
The bits that we found wanting were:
Heating on the Room was not comfortable...even though we set the temp. to 25 degrees all the time, the heating was not sufficient.
Complimentray Breakfast could be improved, we felt more choices could have been better.
Secondly, the kitchen needs to be made bigger...Saturday was crazy as there were 3 times the number of guests.
We stayed from Wednesday through Saturday morning.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by colb a perfect stay
A big thanks to receptionist joanna for being very helpfull and friendly a credit to the hotel , Would defnitaly recomend this hotel
December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mhdicke Exceeded Expectations
This was the perfect hotel accommodation for Bath. Location is only a 10 minute walk to the center of town. Room was quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was included and was quite good. Desk clerk was friendly and very helpful. "Value" would have also been excellent were it not for the £9 per night fee to park our rental car. In any case, I would not consider staying anywhere else when I next visit Bath.
December 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KeithSF well located, but poor breakfast experience
Chose to stay here when visiting Bath for Christmas market and our usual B&B's were all busy. Location is good, with a level 5 min walk into the town. Managed to get a car park space at the hotel ( luckily as it was busy) but this does cost £8 per day.
Staff were welcoming and gave us a map with the best route to walk into the town.
The room was clean and met all our needs for one night, but did feel the double bed was a bit on the small.
As with other reviewers I have to say that the breakfast experience was a disaster. yes, it was a busy weekend and the breakfast area was packed. waited 5 mins in the queue for eggs to be replenished and then gave up and had just sausage and beans. One toast machine was not working and so had a plain roll with it as Q for toast was manic.
The whole area is not well laid out and there is just not enough room to pick from the meagre offerings buffet-style with any comfort or enjoyment.
When we checked out the couple in front of us were complaining about the breakfast and got the stock answer of "its complimentary". At the prices for a room it is hardly complimentary I would say. They need to reduce the prices and make breakfast an optional extra - then it can be avoided unless it improves an awful lot.
Wouldnt stay again.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moonwood Good Natured Staff
When I arrived, I was flustered and confused, but the staff were very patient and laughed along with me. I was very happy to stay there and felt welcomed. The room was also very nice and clean!
December 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by meows Very poor - lumpy bed and tiny dated room
We had booked a family room for 2 adults and 2 children, the room was tiny, very grotty & dated with a double bed and a sofa bed that was lumpy and awful. No proper soap in the bathroom.
We go away as a family quite a lot and this was our first time staying at the Holiday Inn Express and it will definately be our last.
The staff however were friendly.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lamdec Great but ?
Great place to stay, good location, nice rooms, only thing that let it down for us was no bath, and poor breakfast, the bath you cannot do much about, but the breakfast certainly wants upgrading.
Regards E L.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by donrltr Close to everything
The hotel is within walking distance of the city center and most all Bath attractions. Nice breakfast and convienent car parking not offered by the inner city hotels.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by panchotaff Pleasant stay
Staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked for a quiet room and were given one so we had a good night's sleep.
Room was a typical HIE room - confortable and more than adequate for the night's stay.
The city centre is a good 15 minute walk if you are fit. There is a bus stop outside the hotel and there is a good bus service in to the city centre.
Had no problems with Car park.
Breakfast was again a typical HIE breakfast. Staff were very good with replenishing the hot food trays.
Only con was the price of the room.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shams clean and friendly hotel
I would thoroughly recommend this Hotel . The staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly and the Hotel was clean . A short walk to the Town and not noisey . We really enjoyed our stay there .
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robbie29 Enjoyable visit
We stayed for two nights to visit the spa and 'take the waters' and also visit the Christmas market. The hotel proved ideal as we could leave the car parked at the hotel for the duration of our stay and enjoy a pleasant 15 minute walk, along the footpath adjacent to the river Avon, into the town centre. Reception staff were helpful in providing a map detailing the route into town.
We found the hotel very clean and comfortable. Although full, It was quiet during sleeping hours and we had a peaceful nights sleep on both nights!
Breakfast is provided 'buffet' style....which we prefer. I was disappointed that no bacon was on offer, but the scrambled egg, sausages and beans proved sufficient for me.
I am not usually given to writing reviews, but can recommend this hotel to potential visitors.
December 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chocolaterose Comfortable but overpriced
We booked the Holiday Inn Express in order to visit the Christmas Market in Bath. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and we had a good sized room. However I thought the hotel was overpriced and was surprised to have to pay an extra £8 a day for parking. If the hotel had been in the city centre I would have understood the charge, but as it was away from the centre I didn't think it was justified. I was also disappointed with the breakfast. The hot offerings were limited to sausages, beans or scrambled egg. No bacon! The tea and coffee was all out of a machine and the orange juice was very watered down and tasteless. We were also expected to clear our own tables. Not something I had expected when booking the hotel.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeeCee46 Great value hotel
My wife and I stayed for two nights to see the famous Bath Xmas Market. Neither the hotel nor the market disappointed. The hotel seems pretty new and everything has that "just installed" look. The staff were very friendly and gave us two great tips for somewhere to go for an evening meal. Immediately opposite the hotel is an Indian restaurant, The Mint Room, where we had easily the best Indian food I have ever tasted (and I have worked and travelled extensively in India!). On the second night we were recommended to try a little family-run Italian restaurant just a couple of minutes walk away. Again a really good meal.
I thought at first the car park was expensive at £8 per night, but then remembered that the first time I visited Bath some 20 years ago I paid £9 per night to park, staying at a different hotel. Parking is scarce in the city and the price reflects this. The only disappointment was the very limited range of evening food available; just pizzas. If anyone is thinking of a stay in Bath, I can certainly recommend this Holiday Inn Express, and if you find yourself in Bath centre be sure to try the coffee at Colonna and Small's in Chapel Row for an unbelievable range of exotic and speciality coffees.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by michael27 Excellent facilities but poor reception experience
Unlike previous stays we found arriving at 3.20 0n4 dec cheerless and unwelcoming.
Apart from that stay was up to your usual high standard.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterAG A bit on the dear side
It was a bit expensive, but for Bath at Christmas time wasn't too bad. It was nice and quiet despite being busy. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The room was basic but very comfy. Having free Wi-Fi in the room was a great benefit. The 'brekkie' was a continental and inclusive in the price, so we missed the bacon, mushrooms and toms etc.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marko111 Good location
Stayed one night October half term. Arrived by train, easily walkable either by the river which is more scenic or along busy noisy main road. Clean comfortable family room, the second bed for our 12 year old was much larger than we expected, lots of families staying as half term. Bath is great city and very picturesque, I recommend the the bus tours, you can use them for 24 hours so can get 2 days hopping off and on. Breakfast is self service all you can eat except for bacon! Basic evening menu in hotel so ate out at large Prezzo's next to station. Enjoyed our stay in hotel and Bath and would return, but would probably try and stay more central if came back in the winter months so less walking.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GnomicGeorge Friendly and welcoming staff
The welcome we received and the friendliness off the staff during our stay were excellent. The room, service and breakfast were all of a high quality and we enjoyed our short stay.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CLP01 Room good and breakfast poor
Room clean and comfortable
Fairly close to town if you like walking
Breakfast poor - only 3 hot items for breakfast one of which was not available-eggs, as a vegetarian that meant just beans available; was informed no delivery however large supermarket opposite!
Only one check-in staff so quite a wait however she was polite and helpful
Would recommend check-in would be better at 2pm not 3pm and check-out could then be 11am instead of 12
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mrsblisters No such thing as a free breakfast!
We had a great stay, room lovely, cosy and smart. The only complaint was the breakfast which was awful. The price of the breakfast is included in the room cost so I don't know why they say it's free. The hotel was full so breakfast was busy. They were understaffed, the tables were dirty, there was no beans, egg, milk, plates, bread. So we had one small sausage each then I had dry muesli with yoghurt as there was no milk, couldn't even have a cup of tea. Shame.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChampagneGirls Second stay better than first!
Stayed at Holiday Inn Express last December and did not have a good experience due to very noisy fellow guests - running up and down corridors, slamming doors etc at 3 in morning. Reported and staff dealt with only for it all to start up again. When we checked out staff extremely professional and gave us full refund. Decided to give Holiday Inn a second chance and stayed again last weekend. Again staff very professional and given quiet room on ground floor. We were phoned by Reception to check that everything was ok. Excellent nights sleep. Bed comfortable and room clean. Only downside was that breakfast was a bit of a scrum but staff worked very hard to ensure food was restocked quickly. Overall a good stay and easy walk into Bath.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AandA50 Lovely accessible room
Perfect room large enough for my husband to move around in his wheelchair, fully equipped bathroom with roll in shower. The car park does get very busy but there are blue badge bays so we didn't find this a problem and the city centre is only a few mins drive away.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GSM76 Short stay in bath
Very comfortable as on our previous visit. A short easy walk into the city. Only difference this time was that we had to pay for the car park!
November 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SLB01 Poor Breakfast
Compared to the Holdiay Inn Kensington Forum the breakfast was such a disappointment - no fresh orange juice - hot items very little choice - continental option very limited - poor standard of coffee
Will not stay again as this represented poor value for money
November 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joyo Relaxing weekend
I stayed here in order to have a weekend exploring all things Austen. I took a taxi from the train station as I was unsure where I was going but was quickly informed how to walk by the most direct route through the supermarket car park and the old station. Although I was early my room was ready and I was checked In promptly . It was clean and comfortable.
I needed. recommendations for solo eating near the hotel as I was walking alone and also a nice restaurant for a meal with my daughter. The girl on reception listened and came up with good suggestions
Breakfast was more than adequate and as a non meat eater there was plenty of variety.
Even check out was prompt and efficient and if I'm ever back in Bath would stay again
November 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jambo1981 Noisy hotel but tired
The room is fine on the face of it but the bed was not the most comfy and the hotel was generally noisy being next to a busy road and some inconsiderate guests!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by morlandmonk Great Stay
Lovely new express, really friendly and helpful staff, 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Breakfast is the usual, perfectly acceptable, express fare but with an unusually spacious breakfast area.
Car parking is limited, and a bit on the dear side at £8 per day, but that is on a par with the area in general.
The only downside I would raise is that, aside from free wifi, there is no recognition for 'IHG Reward' customers (most hotels now offer free drink or extra points vouchers but not here!) which I found a little disappointing.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrB683 Very friendly staff and well run and very clean hotel
I was very impressed both with the hotel itself and the very friendly and professional staff.
The bedrooms were large, there was a choice of firm or otherwise mattresses and pillows. The hotel part i stayed in was very quiet.
The only slightly negative was the ambient temperature of the bedroom - being difficult to adjust.
The position of the hotel in relation to Bath central was excellent.
I would definitely stay here again.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb67 Excellent service
Stayed for a weekend to go to a wedding. Very friendly and helpful staff from reception to the cleaners. Comfortable room, very clean.
Had read bad reviews regarding the breakfast but we found them very good and the staff on duty always willing to bring out more hot food.
Overall a very pleasant stay - would definitely stay again due to the outstanding service from all the staff.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Downy Weekend Stay
This was the second time we have stayed and overall I would say that the experience was ok for what we wanted.
However I would suggest that there needs to be some form of supervision at breakfast as on both mornings there was a lack of urgency in clearing tables for later guests use.
No bacon? Surprising considering that sausages were available so not a vegetarian decision.
Fruit salad was very fresh and good fruit compote, plenty of toast, but please don't try to kid the guest that the breakfast is in any way free when the room charge is at the level it is.
Bathroom facilities were adequate but surely a room for two people should have two towels?
Nothing said above would deter me from staying in the future but I do think that there could be closer attention paid to the little details that add value to the visit.
October 27, 2013