Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 82
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Terryj First taste of Bradford
Well located, easily accessible, with adjacent "pay on exit" multi-storey car park at discount rate, easy walk into city, Bradford Exchange bus/rail station just across the road. Quite acceptable mid range hotel (we were on quiet top floor), Friendly staff, some obviously still training, but all enquiries well handled. Good breakfast with views over city from dining room. Older TV lacked radio - take your own! Becks in bar £3.65 a pint, but an inexscusable £2.45 a half - how do they justify this!!! We would happily stay again.
December 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MURPHYS21 Cheap and cheerful, central location.
Central location, Car park ticket for 24 hrs is £4 will get £1 off when ask for ticket discounting at hotel reception. Park on level 4 for hotel.
Room good, although decor and tech. a little dated but very clean, everything worked as it should and everything you need. Extra complimentary offers are good just in case you forget i.e. toothbrush etc.
Secure corridors, having to use room card key to get access is good, given the city location, makes it feel extra secure.
Pillows were a little flat but could have asked for more.
Breakfast good and complimentary buffet style, and get all you want, not full English but could have cereal, fruit, yoghurt, small pastries, croissants, toast, beans, scrambled eggs and sausage although sausage very cheap kind. Could do with tomatoes for those who do not like beans!
If do not like this, there is a Franky and Bennys across the walkway offering breakfasts at £5, there is also a Wetherspoons in the square a short walk away.
Drinks served at breakfast incl. tea, all types of coffees including latte and cappuccino. Fruit juice and milk also available.
If sign up with IHG rewards, can get late check out for 1pm.
Central and only short walk to Alhambra Theatre, Media museum, city centre. Bus station is very close by.
All in all v. good stay.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MissT12 Excellent visit!!!
Firstly the staff is absolutely great and I was give a room away from traffic which was wonderful.
Breakfast was very good, even though it was very busy on sounds the staff dealt with everything in a timely manner.We came 10 minutes before the end of breakfast however Julie and the reception staff cooked fresh food for us.Thank you!!!
We are definitely coming back again.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jerryd99 Traffic noise a problem for some rooms
I've stayed in this hotel 3 times now and I think this will be the last. The rooms are looking tired, the soft bed is like a hammock and left me with back-ache, but worst of all the windows are so poorly fitting that I was kept awake for hours by road noise. Ask for a room not overlooking the main road. We got moved to a quieter room but even then there was a deep rumbling noise all night (noisy plant?), it was like sleeping on a ferry. The free breakfast is a bonus if you can cope with extra-salty egg and the staff very helpful, but there are better hotels available nearby for not much more money.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SwankyBanker Great Little Hotel
Second booking at this hotel and as before, my experience was excellent.
Its the staff that make the difference and Gita and her weekend team were as usual very helpful, nothing was too much hassle for them and they made sure that I was happy and got everything that I needed.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie66 Great value
A wonderful weekend The hotel was excellent and good value The staff were very friendly and helpful We will be going there again and would recommend this hotel to our family and friends
December 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ABHISHEK0483 Good staff and warm hospitality
I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL BECOZ OF THEIR WARM HOSPITALITY SERVICES. ONE OF THE BEST IN BRADFORD. ENJOYED MY STAY THERE.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hannahhhhh warm room and good service
The room is very clean and warm enough to stay for the winter. The atmosphere is quite quiet. The staff there are nice, helpful and patient.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Palefire73 Clean basic room with breakfast - everything we wanted
We booked this hotel because it was the only one we could find allowing three adults to a room. The room itself was basic but clean, the front desk staff were welcoming and helpful and the hotel itself was easy to find with cheaper than usual parking.
The bed was a bit soft for my personal taste, the rooms had the usual city-centre noise and noise from other rooms (which is common in these types of hotel, no matter which brand!) and there was no bacon with the breakfast, but hey, we were there as somewhere to kip after a ghost hunt at Bolling Hall, just down the road, so we weren't bothered!
I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a cheaper-end place to just get your head down for a sleep and a reasonable breakfast.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sammy28 Angela
Fantastic hotel right in the centre of Bradford.
Angela on reception is wonderful; she recommended a place to eat, booked us a taxi & was a real pleasure to talk to. She was super friendly & a real asset to the hotel.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dolly48 Excellent service and comfortable clean room
Upon our late night arrival 12.00am we were greeted by lovely desk staff who settled us to our room immediately without any fuss.
Karen was extremely kind as we had travelled 200miles she prepared food and drink for us. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her colleague.
The following morning we had arranged for some flowers to be delivered as sadly we were attending a family funeral. The desk staff were most helpful arranging for our room to be contacted on there arrival.
Our check out was prompt and without problems.
This is the second time we have stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Bradford and we will definitely be staying again.
Thank you for making our short stay with you very comfortable .
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by staropramen42 Fantastic low cost hotel
I have just completed 6 months staying in this hotel for 3 nights each week and will continue to do so
Staff are friendly and helpful, I even get some post delivered there now. Free internet access is usually reliable and I now have my own code to avoid constant login through 24 hr vouchers
Rooms are clean and well maintained, if a bulb is blown, it is usually replaced next day without asking
There is a gym around the corner which is good, and an extremely close Nando's, Pizza Hut or Frankie & Benny if that is your thing
Two minute walk to Bradford Interchange train & bus station
My only real negative is the 'free' breakfast, which I can only describe as horrible, so gave up on it some time ago. I'd much rather save 50p on the room rate than subsidise this freebie
TV's could do with replacing, very old 'portable' style, but doesn't really bother me as I don't watch it anyway
Have stayed in only a few HIE's, but this is by far the best, and the beds are extremely comfortable
November 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rjr39 The acceptable average propt up by some exceptional staff
This unit has been opened for more than a decade and my family have continued to return to it in account of loyalty/familiarity not to mention its excellent location. The staff this time around were as good if not better than before but the unit remains lacking in style and aspiration.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holidayinnhopper A great stay
The best holiday inn express I've stayed in, modern with a choice of restaurants just opposite
November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomTan Great hotel good price
nice freindly hotel ....lack a bit on breakfast choices but the staff are great and very helpful. car parking is few mins walk to hotel....
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wyn234 Beautiful,comfortable and easily accessible hotel in Bradford City Centre.
I love everything about this hotel. The location is extremely beautiful. It is situated in Bradford City centre, within a small mall, with Pizza Hut, Nando, bowling , Cinema etc all located close to the hotel. The hotel corridor was exceptionally clean. Security intact. The whole atmosphere was cool.
The staffs were always happy to help. The rooms are spacious, clean and tidy to high standard. It is indeed an hotel to visit if in Bradford. The breakfast was lovely, enjoyed the sausage and beans. I would visit this hotel anytime I am in leeds or Bradford.
Thank you for making my stay memorable.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Browe Service
The staff were excellent, this has been one of my best experiences with regards staff beinf attentive.
I left my wife early in the morning to attend university. She visited the Hotel were staff allowed her to sit down and have a cup of tea. They really made her feel welcome and safe in a new City
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by twocols 2nd visit to this hotel
I must have stayed in a different hotel to some of the other reviews as I have found a perfectly clean room and customer focused staff both times that I have stayed.
The breakfast is not advertised as full English therefore I was not expecting bacon etc. but what was supplied was of excellent quality. It caters for those that want a good breakfast and those that just want a little.
I will be definitely staying again when I visit family in Bradford
November 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by suzy17 room cleanliness
whilst I will say that the hotel was in a great location and the staff were good the room was another matter. when I asked for a smoking room I did not realise that just because you can smoke in there it meant that its ok to use this as an excuse to have a DIRTY room. at first we got ready and went out as we had tickets to a show, but when we came back later that night we noticed how dirty the room was, my husband shut the curtains which were extremely off colour due to nicotine as was everything else in the room but on top of this there was really bad stains all over them, as was the sofa bed when we had to remove the cover to find extra pillows. there was lots of stains one of which was wet!!! and had a big whole in the top. we pointed this out to a member of staff who replied "that's why we have a cover over it". there were marks all around the valance sheet, and also a dry "bogey" stuck to the wall at the side of the bed. we stayed in room 237.
October 31, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stacey91 Smelly and uncomfortable bed
I do not recommend this hotel for a nice romantic break for from what we was looking for. The room stunk of smoke (as been a smoker myself) this was outrages asked to move room but they only had 2 single bed rooms left. I asked for some airfreashner but they said they had none as the cleaners have it and was not in! As for the bed it had seen better days and would of preferred to sleep on a bench it was very lumpy noisey and felt like it was goning to collapse when I sat on it ! They offered us a free movie to rent but the tv was so out of fashion it was impossible to get a normal channel picture was rubbish!
Good things are the free morning breakfast with friendly staff (cook or cleaner I think ) improve breakfast time till 10 then it would be perfect. The best thing was the free wifi :)
Overall ok for it's money but needs updating a little n nicer smelling rooms we maybe smokers but not animals....
October 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rosie68 Great service at reception
Always enjoy the stay at Bradford holiday inn due to its central location and parking. However. I really struggled to sleep as neighbouring room occupants were very noisy with children running from room to room.
Hot breakfast items were of poor quality and not very hot!
Thankfully we always get a warm welcome from manager Ginta.
October 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by asif7194 Not a good experience
Stayed at this hotel on a saturday night. It is in a great location,but the layout is quite different. Staff seemd really rude and not helpfull at all. The room itself seemd like one out of a harry potter movie, the best were really uncomfortable! Next time i will pay abit more money and stay in a better hotel.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MammyDonk Staff are the best.
Stayed at the Bradford exchange holiday inn for 2 nights last week. We were touring some of the local golf courses so location was ideal. It was the first timy we stayed with holiday inn and we were really pleased with our stay. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was limited in choice but what there was was really nice anx it was free. The best thing about the hotel was the staff. The receptionists were so friendly and helpful. They brightened the day and were a credit to the company.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alic78 Central comfortable convenience
Room a good size, clean, modern and efficient. Towels and toilet paper a little rough. Heater needed dusting as it smelt like burning every time I put it on. Central location good but a very busy noisy road outside. Good breakfast. Useful free wifi.
October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by selina123 comfort
the room smelt unpleasant( not a smoke smell) , the furnishings were old and tired, the sofa bed cover was ripped.
the breakfast had no bacon and the scrambled egg was dry, ran out of crossiants.
we have stayed in other cheap hotels and the standard of general upkeep in the rooms was poor. the staff kept it as clean as possible with what they had to work with.
October 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Boboy Poor breakfast
Although the room was comfortable, my experience was sadly let down by the breakfast. I went for breakfast at 8.30 to find cold sausage, cold Beans , no bacon, overcooked scrambled eggs with no other egg choice, the croissants were very stale. This is not what I expect from any breakfast buffet
Disappointed J Flot
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tatoo Great service and staff and enjoyed stay
Enjoyed my stay and staff very friendly on arrival. Reception not at ground level but good when sitting down as view was great . Plenty of food options right outside front door and a cinema and bowling alley to. Not noisy at all and was surprised
September 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Driver52 Great staff, tired room.
It's an ok hotel. The staff are excellent, nothing's a bother. Food in the evening is well cooked and a fair price.
However the rooms I have stayed in are beginning to look weary now. The television is quite outdated and frankly I stuck to my I pad in the main, which didn't like the wi fi, but 4G coverage helped. Heating is hit and miss, none in the bathroom ( or extractor fan ) which makes showers a steamy affair!
Bed was ok, although when my wife joined me up here, it showed up a very tired mattress, big trough in the middle!
The BIG plus for any smokers is that you CAN have a smoking room. At last somewhere which recognises choice!
In all not bad, good value, good location just needs a bit of TLC.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AJCL Good service and value for money
Checking in was quick and staff friendly. Room was neat, clean and overall in good condition, apart from the TV... Old, small unit. Not a great choice of (free) channels, NO sport channels????
Breakfast was slightly disappointing - especially the egg & sausages (no bacon).
Checkout was efficient.
Complimentary wifi internet for unlimited number of devices! That's excellent.
September 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by harry6259 Bed was not comfortable
Beds were terrible and room was to Hot. Did not have Phone in the room
September 8, 2013