Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 150
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TransGlob3000 Great Location - Not easy access to Front Desk
The location near city center and the rail station is great. The breakfast is good. The access to the "lobby/front-desk" is through an unattractive passage and an elevator - does not make one feel "welcome" as soon as one locates and approaches the hotel. Similarly, the room was one level below the reception... a bit strange. Other than these issues with the front/lobby and room/lobby relationship, I found this hotel nice and adequate.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AngelaL A good night's stay
This hotel provided us with everything we needed for an overnight stay in Bradford. The room was clean, with complimentary tea and coffee and a TV to watch to relax after travelling. We had a good night's sleep as the bed and pillows were comfortable, the hotel was quiet overnight and the room was dark. The breakfast the next morning provided something for everyone and the whole stay was good value for money.
October 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SilverVCC Made our time easier
My daughter and I were in town for personal reasons which were very stressful to us. Happily, upon arriving in the hotel, we were greeted by friendly staff who gave us our keys and told us how to get to our room. We found the view about on par for the price we paid, but in truth, that was expected for the price.
The beds were very comfortable, the room clean and tidy, the bathroom a delight to use as it had a nice shower, and the tv maintained a crystal clear service despite remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo. Because the hotel is in a precinct visited by locals, there is a walkway between the hotel and the bowling alley which security are always patrolling. It does get a bit noisy, admittedly.
The breakfast was bog standard value baked beans, scrambled eggs, 2 kinds of toast, butter and jam, yogurt, cereals, juices, fresh fruits, and croissants. Teas were all Twinings, but there was only Everyday tea and herb/fruit infusions. The only other gripe was the terrible coffee - REALLY terrible :s But again, for the price, you really can't complain. Next time, I'll bring some Starbucks sachets or something.
The hotel is very amicably situated, with a cinemaplex and 3 restaurants on site, plus a bowling alley with a bar. Bradford Interchange is literally 2 minutes walk across the street, and the town center about 5 minutes. Easy to get about via buses, although we didn't have the time for sight seeing or anything. Getting to anywhere else you need to go would also be easy due to the train station being right there.
All in all, Bradford Holiday Inn Express was a pleasant experience, with lovely friendly staff :) I'd stay again if I planned on being in Bradford, and would recommend it to others.
October 24, 2014