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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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BA69 Great staff but comfort was negative
Not only I had a bad view of the cemetery from my window, my air conditioner was not working. After sweating for several hours, I called the front desk and someone came up to fix the problem. He was not able to fix it but was very nice and helpful that he moved me to another room. The air conditioner was working but was blowing hot/warm air even though I set it to cool. I didn't complain this time as it seemed like it was a normal thing as my co worker was experiencing the same situation in her room.
The major complaint I had was the lady bugs. As I was receiving hot air from the air conditioner, I had no choice than to open the 2 windows in my room. Little did I notice, there was around 50 lady bugs per window roaming and walking outside the window. Since it was open, they were coming in my room one by one swarming my food, clothes and flying throughout the room. It took me over an hour killing all of them. I did not want to switch rooms as I was leaving the next morning. By the way, they were not normal lady bugs but the one that actually bites.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LisaKirsten Comfortable Stay
Stayed here on business and found the booking simple when booking for an additional colleague. Rooms very spacious and comfortable and breakfast offered a nice selection. The only down side was the parking situation, we arrived late on Monday evening and were limited to 1 space which was a challenge to fit into! However the next day, when I arrived at an earlier time, parking was not an issue. I recommend trying the Indian restaurant opposite - they offer a good value meal of excellent quality and a warm welcome. I will be staying here again if next in the area.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jessie108 Very helpful and cheerful staff
I was very comfortable in this hotel, especially as the staff were so helpful.
I was with a group on a college reunion. It would have been nice to sit in the bar in the evening, but we found the area rather bleak, so took our drinks to one of our rooms. A pity.
We stayed for three nights. The price for the Saturday night was expensive, and had I been on my own, I would not have paid this amount.
However, despite this, we all enjoyed our stay.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ian1960 Reasonably close to centre, Clean, Comfortable, and Curtious
From arrival to departure, I could not fault the staff, they were all very helpful. As the title suggests the hotel is reasonably close to centre, Clean, and Comfortable, the staff very Curtious. The only dissapointment was to find out that parking wasan extra, as this was not indicated during booking, although we were able to leave the car until 16:00 hr the next day.
October 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cleverclarence OK
Overall we had a good experience and the on site parking worked out well for us as we didn't want the hassle of an ncp. The room was quiet at night which is always a bonus, however the complimentary breakfast was only adequate .. there was no bacon and the food was rather bland.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by freddo92 all round just great
Me and ny girlfriend stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting bath, staff were very kind and helpful. Room was lovely and spacious also very little noise. My only suggestion would be for there to be a little bit more choice on the breakfast and the orange juice wasn't a great taste.... But other than that was just what we needed!
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by faun2500 Perfect sleep!
Great hotel in a pretty good location for the price. We (2 adults/2 children) stayed 1 night for our visit to Bath and had a very comfortable stay. Friendly staff, clean bathroom, good bed and great breakfast!! Couldn't ask for more from a short break city hotel.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jmeb Best for your Dollar (or Pound ! )
This little hotel is not splashy but very homey, clean and bright and includes a hot breakfast free of charge. It's quiet and easy to get to. Staff are very friendly. I would certainly book there again.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kt66 warm and welcoming
Greeted by friendly staff.Our twin room was equipped with all we required for the weekend.
The express breakfast was very welcome. Im vegetarian and there was plenty to choose from. The scrambled eggs were fantastic!
It was very busy early on so have a lie in.
The Indian over the road was excellant and so was the little Italian down the road on the right. Other tjan that it was a 15 min walk into town centre.
Recommend the Twilight package at the Spa.
October 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John923 Parking
We stayed over one night to get our daughter to university and accommodation in the city was scarce as a result as it was freshers week.The hotel and room were very good and the breakfast was good but I thought it a little cheeky to charge a not insubstantial sum for overnight parking and the total cost for the stay was ,to me, expensive but we had little option as alternatives were fully booked..
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KarinJ Not bad, but...
The Holiday Inn in Bath was not bad, but every time we stay in a Holiday Inn, anywhere around the world, there is always a feel that we are on some kind of "tourist conveyor belt". Somehow the best hotels in the world always make you feel warm and welcomed from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, and that never happens with Holiday Inns. Starts with the "stoned face" , cold as ice receptionist at the check-in, who leaves you feeling like you would be better off going home and at check-out there is always some problem with computers not showing the fact that we have already paid for our stay at the moment of booking months earlier, so you end up with another "cold as ice" receptionist trying to charge you for what you already paid. When my husband and I were on the lift going downstairs to check out we even made a bet between ourselves, wondering what "mess up" would the Holiday Inn come up with now. Another thing, why do I have to speak to someone in the USA when I make the booking? I live in London and I made the booking to stay in Bath, UK, so why did I have to speak to someone who has never heard of Bath?
September 29, 2013