Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 210
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DuncanM Not ideal for families
We booked a family room with a cot. When we arrived late at night with our very tired and grumpy toddler we couldn't put her straight to bed as the cot we specifically asked for (by calling the previous day) had not been put in the room. We had to go back downstairs to get it and then put it up ourselves. The room also had no bath (shower only), and shouldn't be advertised as appropriate for families - how can a 16 month old have a shower? Free wifi could only be used on one device at a time so the baby monitor app I had bought following the recommendation of the hotel staff did not work properly.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cozzy Dorm Room, but excellence value
1) This is much like a college dorm room. Could be better.
2) Cleanliness – Hotel and room very clean, however sheets reused for many days without my permission.
3) Location – Close to all transportation/ Train, Buses, and Tram very close to hotel. Close to markets, food, everything you could want in the way of shopping, Next door to one of UK’s largest shopping center.
4) Great staff
5) No shills, no clock, no radio, no microwave, no frig, no face towels, no safe, small TV, no drawers, only shelves for clothes, etc.
6) No upgrades in this hotel.
7) Breakfast was terrible.
However, this hotel gets a rating of 4 because of the location, cleanliness, and price.
April 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Theblade3170 Hidden Gem
Upon arrival I was a bit weary but the friendliness of the staff was the best I have encountered at any IHG group, hotel was adequate for our needs and very competetively priced, room was okay again adequate and what I have come to expect. The only negative is the breakfast, NO BACON! I know its an express but what kind of english breakfast is it without BACON, everything was fine and again the staff are brilliant.
I would happily recomend this hotel again if only for the staff, especially the 2 receptionists
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vas11 Great stay
Stayed 5 nights with my wife and our 9 year old. Sofa bed was actually more comfortable than the double as I found the mattress a little uncomfortable; this is a very personal opinion as everyone likes a different kind.
Staff were all so pleasant and that really made a difference. Location is very central but wasn't subject to excessive noise. Car parking for 3 cars is available right outside the hotel but it's pot luck as to whether or not you get a space there, you have to check with reception. The Q-Park multi story is about a 2 minute walk which was fine and the hotel provide you with a discount for it.
Nice experience overall.
April 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by happy M6 J7 customer Excellent staff, went that extra mile to assist me - well done
A business traveller and a Holiday Inn Platinum member, hotel location was very difficult to find. Once located after being helped by local police car i was informed that there was no onsite parking and the map presented to drive to a car park (£9.00) seemed difficult to locate. However a very kind male member of staff came with me to show me the direction. A BIG thank you.
You know when booking a Holiday Inn Express what level of comfort you are going to enjoy and Croydon was average, however the helpfull staff were excellent.
April 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Abbas_IHG 2nd Stay, comfortable bed, needs improvement in service and lobby
It was our 2nd stay, room was again very comfortable, the best value, room, bathroom, bed, breakfast is all great. We were able to relax well. However, what needs improvement is staff attentiveness and the lobby's environment, I felt that it was not a Holiday Inn when I had to wait on reception for around half an hour just to get heard in the mid of the night, that also made me observe that this hotel's staff is unable to maintain the lobby's decorum in nights. Even though this hotel is little suppressed because of it's location but room, cleanliness, bed and breakfast are second to none. I wish the reception staff should be the same. It's a great stay other than noticing outsiders making unnecessary noise in the lobby and receptionist being non-responsive enough to anything in the world.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martha.aaa My experience at the hotel
Very clean hotel and friendly staff, I have stayed in the hotel twice and I apsolutly enjoyed my stay in the hotel, no problems what so ever, everything has been organised each day on time, will recommend it to anybody who is looking for comfort, is not the cheapest hotel but definitely very clean and organised
April 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa118 Clean & quite but no choice of breakfast, no normal tea.
My room was clean & a quite room but there is no choice for a fried breakfast with no bacon or even a fried egg & what was there taste horrible, no normal tea. No parking at hotel. Had to walk alone way from car park with my 3 year old.
Bed was uncomfortable & pillows marked sort & firm where ever.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kerik92 Nice relaxed night
Enjoyed my stay, really loved the free breakfast included in price. Would defo stay again. See you soon!
March 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrQube A Great Little HIExpress
This is one of may favorite HIE when I stay in London. While the location may not suit everyone, i really like it. It is easy reachable from central London in around 30mins, and the price is always good regardless of when you book. Staff are always pleasant, and the room are always of a decent standard for a HIE (not always the case with some). The Spread Eagle (Fuller Pie and Ale House) round the corner does good pub food, movies and sport, and is well worth a visit.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Swisscare Keep it like this and I will keep coming back !
Back again for another stay and fortunately back in my favourite room 709.
Everything went very well, the room was well cleaned, and the staff at reception, ( who really are very good ), and at breakfast, ( especially the ever-friendly and adorable local lass, Nicki, - I hope I have her name right ).
The room is very simple but very convenient and in an excellent location, though sometimes on Friday and Saturday nights there is some noise in the early hours of the morning from a nearby club ). The breakfast is more than adequate for myself though one has to pick the right moment otherwise it can get rather crowded, ( as also with the elevators ). The hotel is in a rather strange back alley just after the side entrance of Primark and so is the hotel closest to the shops in Croydon.
There is a tram stop near by and East Croydon station with its excellent connections to Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick is less than ten minutes walk away. There one can also take the direct X26 bus service to Heathrow, ( single fare only 2.40 quid ).
A smart, simple and very nice little no-frills hotel in a very good location and with absolutely adorable staff !
March 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gus Men Some improvements suggestion
All these need improvement
Also safety box is suggested
March 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Good budget hotel but service is poor
Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in Feb-14 with family (kid & wife) while visit london. Hotel having good breakfast option, good and clean room. Wifi was working fine on 3rd floor. But service is really poor and disappointed for last 2 days of stay when room heating stop working and when made complain about this did not get proper answer just that next day maintenance people will come and sort it out but when i came back to room next day it was not working and they just provided temporary heating fan as option.
Otherwise hotel is good to stay with family for couple of days
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dmawson Best Hotel In Croydon
I stay at this hotel on a weekly basis.
Reception staff are very friendly and will go the extra mile to help guests.
Rooms are big and very spacious.
Free wifi is awesome and very fast.
Breakfast is adequate and free.
The hotel is centrally located.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gingerheed No where I would stay again
No Parking even for Disabled, not very welcoming staff, the carpets in the rooms (2) had more areas of stains than not, on them. General cleanliness needs to be looked at.
Breakfast was no more than greasy spoon average, some overcooked some not enough, hot cupboard (well warmish) was kept stocked, or maybe no-one actually used it.
Beds were more like springy trampolines, lights flickered, & to round things off the card let to advise of problems was there but the pen provided, oh yes didn't work either.
My Advise to IHG would be to remove this from your portfolio, it is not good enough by far
March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve_t 5 Star Service at 2 Star prices
I have stayed at this particular Hotel on a number of occasions and although it has always been a good overall experience, it has definately further improved since my last visit last year.
Staff were very welcoming and helpful, Room was very clean and comfortable and breakfast excellent for the price.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by get lostr clean and comfortable
Good hotel clean up to date central and good rail link to london
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by garston excellent location
This is i an ideal place to stay if you are in or near Croydon,
although there is only very limeted parking on site Q park is only 2 minutes walk away
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ITCO A Good Express
A good Express with all the expected facilities but with poor kerb appeal. Very centrally located in the town center; this does mean virtually no on site parking though. The hotel have an arrangement with two local 24hr garages, I used the Centrale shopping center which is closed between 10pm and 6am which I considered a better option for myself.
It is worth contacting the hotel for the car park postcodes ahead of arrival.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dolphin98 Comfortable room and very friendly staff
Had a great weekend stay - bed was so comfortable, did not want to get up. Shower and bathroom was beautifully clean and beautifully designed.
The staff were so friendly and helpful - i would definitely be staying here again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great stay
Great stay clean tidy helpful, Cldnt ask for anything more I will deffo be coming back to this hotel this year, great value for money.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IanS Croydon
Standard HIE fare, and very pleasant staff. HI deserve praise for providing free wifi throughout. However, if this is the best quality ingredients you can afford to use for a cooked breakfast at this price then please don't bother: reduce the price and just provide continental
February 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jandmfff Great staff, rooms good, breakfast reasonable
The staff are very helpful and friendly and nothing is too much.
I find the rooms very good value but bed is uncomfotable for me personally, the breakfast is good value but few hot options but great cereal, fruit and pastry selection, the staff make the hotel
February 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micky9toes Valentines Night
We chose to stay in Croydon rather than central London. It was convenient for us to attend theatre that evening with frequent train services. Although the weather was inclement we were only a 10 minute walk to the station. The room was comfortable, the staff were attentive, and not over bearing. Check in was smooth and check out was hassle free, with the add ons precise. I would recommend this hotel for anyone going to the theatre and not wanting to pay central London prices. Great stay!
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Foxpigs Pleasent room and excellent free breakfast
Arrived at twenty past midnight to very friendly reception staff and the bar to still be open :-) Directed to our rooms which were nicely presented and good value for money.
Great breakfast choice, would reccomend to anyone.
Car parking came at extra cost which is stated on the website, although a few guests must have missed that.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ewa30 Highly recommend
Another great break at the holiday inn Croydon.
Clean, warm and comfortable.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Abbas_IHG Good Stay
It's always pleasant to be welcomed and recognized as an IHG Club member, Sree greeted us well. We had read some reviews already about the hotel being short with parking space so we did not come by car. Apparently, it took us forever to find the building, may be you should use a little bit more local marketing approach if possible. We had to ask for toiletry items though. It was a peaceful, calm and very comforting sleep. Breakfast timing was just perfect, however, we felt that menu could have been better than that. Overall, it was a good stay, room was clean, calm and comfortable. Staff is friendly and efficient. Lifts are stairways were clean. Changing the carpets or doing a little bit work on overall cleanliness of walls and carpets would be a good idea. Again, a good stay, we will check in again if we visited London again.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redhead71 The best
Nice and polite staff.
The bed was beyond any expectations. We dreaded the worst, but slept like babies
Everything clean and tidy.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianT73 Another enjoyable stay
My most recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Croydon was very enjoyable.
I really like this hotel. It meets my needs for a great value stay away from home, when I'm visiting London.
The travel connections into Central London are very good.
Any time I am planning a short break in London, I always check if there is availability at this hotel as I think the service is good, the hotel well presented and it represents good value for money to me.
You may wish to consider this hotel if visiting London.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy88 Outstanding Customer Service
I stayed one night on business, the staff went out of their way to help me with car parking and some very mundane questions I had! WiFi access was excellent and they even managed to put on a very early Sunday morning breakfast for me. Will most definitely stay here again with pleasure.
January 23, 2014