Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Hotel is worst HI Express
What a disappointment! the hotel rooms are very very tired. They have started refurbishment but should tell you this when booking.
The hotel staff were fine and the manager took my comments on board. I don't think I was the first to complain.
On the plus side the position is good and has a secure car park. (very tight).
I have always championed HI Express as market leaders and our stay at Folkestone the night before confirmed this.
November 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Never again
I stay on average between 50 to 70 nights a year at IHG properties worldwide and this hotel has been by far my worse experience and as such would not recommend it to anyone.
The rooms were dirty with strange traces on the walls, the smell was everything but pleasant and the hotel itself is a ruin.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gautier fair quality / cost ratio - could easily be improved
those few remarks have been experiences several times over the last two years in this particular hotel.
in the rooms, 3 potential improvements:
-more light (rooms are too dark, old CFL bulb technology => takes a while before full power, no ceiling light)
-renew the air in the room (add some steps to the cleaning process so as to refresh the room and get rid of unpleasant smells)
-in the bathroom, the basin piping aren't clean, resulting in unpleasant smells.
in the lobby, 2 potential improvement:
-teach the staff the importance of service to customer (could be interesting to give staff training sessions by Holiday Inn or Intercontinental, where my personal experience was of higher satisfaction).
-diner is mainly choices between frozen items (pizzas, sandwiches, etc.) and basic dishes (noddles, salad). Could be interesting to build partnership with local restaurants and propose some sort of delivery services in the room (the hotel charging the customer for this service) => would diversify the menu and provide higher quality food.
September 9, 2013