Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 132
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by leigh8 A Good Hotel
A good hotel, made great by the staff. Well worth the money.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJC199 Great base for a weekend at Alton Towers
Great comfortable hotel for a weekend with all the family (9 rooms in all) to vist Alton Towers and have a birthday party at the pub / restaurant next door.
Everybody very accommodating and not at all perturbed when we all turned up on mass.
With 10 people in their teens and early twenties the free WiFI and breakfast was a great incentive.
September 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scotsmed Great Sleep...frosty welcome
Arrived after a very long and tiring journey, had called ahead to advise that would be arriving late due to roadworks etc. When I arrived the front desk / night porter seemed a little frustrated that he was having to deal with me and my partner. He questioned us twice as to having a double bed booked (Gay male couple) which seemed to bother him slightly and we had to ask for two keys for the room as he hurriedly gave us the key.
Unfortunately we could not dine on the Sunday evening as the restaurant is not open on a Sunday.
We did have a pleasant stay, in a clean and comfortable room, but found it slightly annoying to have to advise that a double bed was okay for two males twice.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stanley01 Ideal position for Holiday Inn Express
We stayed here to visit Derby, just a short train ride away. On leaving we visited the National Arboreatum Memorial at Alrewas, again a short drive away. On arriving, very friendly welcome by the reception staff. Room well presented, clean and tidy. At breakfast, everything was readily available and topped up quickly and efficiently. The tables were cleared and cleaned quickly, ready for the next guests to use.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neonox Clean and comfortable
Facilities very good, would prefer a slightly firmer bed, but a good night's sleep nontheless
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Good stay
We had a great weekend here and love to return with our next concert in the area!
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CliveP Good experience
Good hotel but internet slow, breakfast reasonable, staff friendly
September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John81 Leisure break
Enjoyed a two night stay and found all the facilities very satisfactory. It is only a very slight criticism of the excellent complimentary breakfast provided, but the sausages were rather overcooked, which was a pity.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JANNIE44 BEST HOLIDAY INN
STAYED IN A FEW HOLIDAY INNS BUT THIS IS THE BEST.STAFF WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP US AT ALL TIMES
September 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pins1982 Ms
We were warmly welcomed by the staff the minute we got there till the minute we left. The room was exceptionally clean and tidy.
Fab choice of items for breakfast and was being replaced constantly not just sat there getting cold. children were giving activity packs that went down a treat. Loved our stay and would definitely use them again.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pussmog super environment
was a bit of a shock to be charged for parking, residents usually park for free. e-mail advised it contained everything we need for our first stay, when in actual fact it is our sixth or seventh stay. still not to detract from a most pleasant hotel, as above, we return often, and will continue to do so.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by guyana01 comfort stop
we stayed here after a hard days fun at Alton towers. not too far a drive .
staff were lovely and breakfast was great
September 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by brainym Such a pity!
Having booked two family rooms for myself, my daughter and her children having arrived later than planned we were only in the rooms for an hour before we exited to go to a party. Coming back late we were glad of the comfortable beds.
Next morning however in room 225 my daughter complained of a bad smell coming from the toilet.
In the other room 227 there was no hot water in the bathroom at all.
I reported this at once. Offered shower facility at check-out!
I am not sure I would have used the shower anyway as the sliding door came off the track as I opened it. Luckily it wasn't one of the children.
Hoping for a better start we went down to breakfast.
The capacity of the breakfast bar is totally inadequate. Queues of seven or eight people trying to use one toaster, hot dishes emptied so quickly and replenished too slowly to cope with the queues. With a party of 6 of us breakfast together was impossible.
September 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AKSB Nice Checking staff.
The hotel was pleasant. The checking staff were very nice and
We needed a hotel just for the night thought it was over priced. but had no choice.
Would not pay the same again.
The hotel is in a good location with McDonald's & Torbay's , Harvesters in walking distance.
Good hotel for a quick stay over.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by evo1962 Clean hotel efficient friendly staff
We booked a double bed with sofa room but on checking in were offered a twin room which as a married couple really wasnt suitable so we were then offered a accesible room again not what we booked followed by a king bed room after about 10 minuted we were finally offered the room we booked. To be fair the receptionist was polite throughout this process. The rest of the stay was fine, breakfast was adequate for our purposes but think bacon rather than sausage would be most peoples preference, the availability of free coffee through the day was a bonus and the room was clean and tidy. We had read previous reviews and chose to park on the road rather than pay what we felt was an unneccessary charge of £3 daily. we would stay again
August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GEFFZZ A HOME FROM HOME
WE STAYED HERE FOR 1 NIGHT. WITHOUT DOUBT THE BEST BUDGET HOTEL .WE HAVE STAYED IN. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THE BREAKFAST WAS EXCELLENT AND THE STAFF WERE GREAT. AND ALL FOR A GREAT PRICE. WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WANTING A STOPOVER. EXCELLENT
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aewuk Comfort in Burton
Excellent service, efficent friendly staff quiet and comfortable, easy to locate
August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wanderer jack Disabled Room No Twin Beds
Unfortunatly ,whilst the hotel is good and value for money,we will not be returning ,as the policy of having a double bed in the disabled room is totally unsuitable for most disabled people.
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trev1995 Enjoyable
Nice hotel that does the job.
The lady that checked me in was very welcoming and very friendly. That's all most people ask for. Everything else met the standards I would expect. It's a pity there aren't. More staff like her . Working in a service industry I would employ this individual tomorrow without hesitation
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by toon army Lovely clean room
Overall we had a lovely stay our only disappointment was that the TV was still anologue
August 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fairyfink Comfortable and convenient
This was a clean and comfortable hotel in a quiet location. I would have scored it more highly except for the extremely limited breakfast choices: I have some common food intolerances, and would have liked to see bacon, mushrooms and gluten free bread on the menu.
For this reason, I will try not to stay at one of this chain of hotels again.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lji01 friendly staff, good value
Very friendly staff, very pleased sofa bed was made up ready for our son and was very comfortable which is unusual! Breakfast better than expected with some hot items.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JaggerFamily A clean, tidy and efficient hotel - but beware the HIDDEN parking charges
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Burton-upon-Trent during July 2014 on our way to the Lake District. Having stayed at this venue before we knew what to expect (or so we thought) and were looking forward to a comfortable break in our journey.
Our stay coincided with one of the hottest days of the year and consequently our room was stiflingly hot and stuffy. The guest rooms have no air conditioning (only air circulation). Clearly we can't complain about the weather, but having a top floor room facing the sun meant that with no air-con and all the fans in the hotel having been loaned to other residents - we didn't have a comfortable night.
Otherwise the hotel was clean, well maintained, with polite staff and a fair breakfast (not quite as well stocked as other HI Expresses we have stayed at in the UK).
The sting in the tail with this hotel is the HIDDEN parking charges. Since last we stayed the hotel has secured their car park, presumably to avoid non-residents using it for free parking. The additional security is welcome but nowhere does the hotel indicate that there are any parking charges as you enter the car park, neither is this mentioned in the reception area or during check-in. The first indication of a parking charge is a laminated sign in the elevator to the guest rooms.
Whilst Holiday Inn have every right to charge for parking, I consider it very poor that they keep the charge a secret until after you have driven in to their car park (for which exit is only possible through a security barrier), and no mention of charges is made until after check-in. This behaviour is bad practice, ill conceived and only serves to irritate.
I raised the matter with the duty manager and would expect that at a minimum the charging structure is clearly stated and declared BEFORE you enter the car park.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Staff
Convenient location and the staff are friendly and professional. the rooms are clean and tidy although the Air conditioning was not able to cope with the warm weather which led to a restless night. However I would recommend the hotel as stayed many times and shall return
August 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by trish and woody room and parking charges
the first room we had a water leak and carpet was wet, we were moved to another room refurbished the air con did not work so it was impossible to sleep or stay in the room. Your staff are one of the best and nothing is too much for them to help, they found a fan which did little to cool the room. Considering the room was refurbished they still is not hand rail in the shower which is very dangerous . Finally parking fees !! we were already booked our stay before you put it on the web, we have one more booking in October and after that we will not be returning to the holiday Inn,
We have bought a lot of our friends over the years to stay at the hotel which we have always enjoyed, but when times are hard for people you put parking charges on, we are not business people who can claim on their expenses, most of us are retired, we came for a get together with friends and family. We am sorry that we will not be staying again unless you drop the parking charge
July 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by A-M.F OK
But don't rely on website driving instructions! Very confusing, so that we got lost and arrived stressed.
July 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dogooder Comfy bed, food basic
Room is average, but there are no noises from adjacent rooms
July 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The Wilson 3 Excellent value would definitely stay here again
Great value which included breakfast.
Beds really comfortable with a choice of pillow firmness.
Really good powerful shower and like the wash and soap in the dispensers provided.
Only let down for us on this occasion was we couldn't get the room cool enough using the air conditioning. Really hot night!
Staff were very helpful and smiley!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBCaboard Perfect hotel with excellent staff
We found it een very fine hotel. Stay over for 4 nights. The sleepingbank was not perfect. We complain a about this by the staf. They directly have served us. The breakfast was good. The whole day you can take coffee or tea. You can take for a few pound a beer of the local brewery of Burnton upon trent. You have to pay 3 pounds a night for parking your car on de local parkingground of the hotel.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mel t first time
first time we have stayed and will again from booking to leaving was first class plenty of space in the rooms and bathroom was clean .
staff were very pleasant and very cheerful even when busy . one downside the milk was not very cold in the morning for breakfast but no complaints just i like very cold milk. very good value .
July 9, 2014