Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 116
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris495 The ideal solution to London visits
I cannot imagine a better way to visit London than to use Holiday Inn at Wimbledon South. Across the road from Coliers Wood tube station and about 15 mins to almost anywhere in the centre the location is ideal. If you do not have a fortune to spend on central London hotels and especially if you want to come by car from far away the secure hotel car park makes this is a great location. There is a pleasant park for a stroll for some fresh air and even a major supermarket chain within a few minutes walk.
What about the hotel then?
Most Holiday Inns are quite sufficient in terms of facilities and here is no exception. The rooms are small but very clean and comfortable with everything you need from a great shower area (with efficient plumbing that works!) to good size toilet and hand basin. Very good beds (and I am fussy!) choice of pillow softness and even enough room for our two children when we are travelling with them.
The outstanding factor at this particular hotel is the management and staff. Totally organised and very kind and helpful they became our friends in moments. The manager even spent time with me talking about how he wanted to make some aspects even better and was keen to listen to my opinions - not that there was much to improve!
If you are not super rich this is a perfect location for a London Stay - forget the cliches about chain hotels, this one is personal and great value.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Riverrat57 Immaculate room
Very clean, looked like a brand new room.Quiet couldn't hear any other guests and once we had worked out how to turn off Air Con was silent , rare for London -good glazing!
Seemed like a bit of a pit stop, lots of people travelling through so if you are looking for somewhere to stay for a night or two then perfect but wouldn't recommend if you want to really relax on a romantic date!
Staff looked a bit hassled and but were friendly enough.
Good buffet breakfast.Would stay again.
May 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Another1 A terrible nights sleep
The room was so noisy from traffic outside that we could not sleep. The windows are totally unacceptable and do not reduce the noise effectively. Also the beds have low grade mattress protectors on them made of something synthetic so you sweat all night. This type should only used on baby's cots etc when urine is a high risk.
When we asked to move rooms in the middle of the night we were told that we could not as the computer was doing an update. It was through my insistence that the night staff used the master key and found us another room which was quieter.
Breakfast was hopeless - no plates, no bread, no bacon, no sugar, uncleared tables.
We were promised some compensation by the Duty Manager the next morning but nothing has materialized as yet.
Premier Inn guarantee a good nights sleep - can you?
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May 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SailorSam Very poor Breakfast
Having stayed at this hotel before what I enjoy at breakfast is yoghurt and grapefruit the norm at most Holiday Inn Expresses. Coming down @ 0720 there were none.OK the hotel was very full but your manager would have known that, I suspect the grapefruit comes in tins therefore not too difficult to plan ahead and stock up. I did ask a member of staff, he informed me there was none left. Being on business I didn't have time to discuss it.The cereals area looked a complete mess, clearly you need more staff on duty when full , to keep the food area tidy. Due to business commitments in the area I have to stay again soon as it is very convenient for my destination, I hope to see a vast improvements and not have to get down at 0630 to get a yoghurt.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Louise63 Good hotel, great location
Well maintained Clean hotel, with pubs restaurants and takeaways nearby.
Directly across from Colliers Wood tube station so easy access across London.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Curtis10 Convenient location
The building and rooms are recently refurbished and are clean and comfortable, both in the room and foyer. As visiting Australians, the location is convenient to the London Tube and has a variety of food outlets in the surrounding area. Check in/out is well organized with consideration for Priority Club Members. Noise levels outside the hotel including the next door Pub is above average but the Hotel itself is very quiet and friendly. As we have stayed here before we knew the location, and the service was again of the same high level of comfort with wellcoming, friendly staff. This Hotel was a relaxing and comfortable stay at the end of a busy and enjoyable 3 week UK and France tour.
April 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MOYSC22 Good location but terrible experience with breakfast & housekeeping!
My family have been staying with several Holiday Inn Express Hotels in London in the past but this is our 1st experience with Hol Inn Exp Wimbeldon South.
Location was great - less than a minute walk from Colliers Wood Tube Station, which is approx. 25 min away from London central via tube. Nearby, there is a large retail park with Sainsburys superstore as well as a good selection of restaurants too. Its location was the reason why we'd stayed with them.
However, breakfast was a horror! 2 out of 3 days, we were served with over-cooked sausages which looked and tasted like 'plastic'! Sausages were unusually light in colour, all with badly wrinkled skin and many had its meat burst opened. It was as if the sausages were overly microwaved instead of cooked in the oven or over the stove.
I had complained to the hotel reception - was told that the hotel manager would speak with us but she did not turn up. Eventually, we were told to write our experience in their customer feedback form at the end of our stay to help them improve and also for them to highlight the problem to the management. Apparently, there were other customers whom have already complained about the same problem too but surprisingly no action has been taken. The hotel seemed to blame the problem on the sausages supplier but we would like to add that we did not have problems like this with other Holiday Inn Expresses around London.
Another very unpleasant experience with our stay was with its drainage in the shower at our room no. 220. It was badly clogged with hair till water had overflowed whenever we started to use the shower. This problem should have been picked up by the hotel's housekeeping instantly while cleaning the shower but unfortunately, the staff may have turned a blind eye on the problem. As we had checked in very late to the hotel and badly needed a shower, we ended up removing a huge ball of hair stucked inside the drain of the shower.
Overall, our experience with the hotel was rather unpleasant and we would not recommend our friends to stay with the hotel until they solve the issues with the 'plastic' sausages and improve their housekeeping standards.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnPT GREAT LOCATION, GREAT STAFF
Recently stayed with a small group. Great location for Underground to London (just across the road) for fair rates.
Very helpful and friendly staff always ready to help or give any suggestion to our querries.
Breakfast compared to other Express By Hotels however could have more variety as for a long stay (ours was 6 nights) breakfast becomes repetitive.
On the whole we had a fantastic stay and will definitely return.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flumpy08 All around great stay
I stayed with my wife and 2 daughters, everything about the stay was superb, even the fact that I went to the hotel early saturday morning to ask if there was a secure room I could leave a bag, I was told that my room was ready (this was at 9.30am on my check in day). My wife and I are planning another weekend in London and will not hesitate booking with this hotel again. It's location to Colliers Wood is also excellent, as you walk out the station you look straight at the hotel.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by belhensh Good night's sleep
Really nice hotel, Have stayed here before, opposite Colliers Wood tube station, shops & retail park close by, & St.Georges Hospital where I was attending a meeting. After initial problem with heating, staff very helpful & I was moved to another room, very spacious modern room, comfy bed & pillows, had very good peaceful night's sleep, Excellent shower,TV & Coffee making facilities. Breakfast was very good, Staff lovely & very helpful, Will return & would recommend this hotel to all.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brusselsprouts Good service and value for money
Well located for underground into central London. Nice, clean and modern hotel. Good value for money. Would recommend and stay again.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geoff123 GREAT HOTEL
Good multi-use hotel - tourist for London - business or transit.
Would stay again
March 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Faralya Good Room
• No RED wine available on the 26th Feb
• Main meal arrived before the starter
• Reception were unaware of the package purchased
o Car Parking included
o Evening Meal included
o Internet access included
o Complimentary drink included
• Net work connection lost on the 27th (problem with the provider) according to the desk
• Overall not a good experience and far from impressed with Wimbledon Holiday Inn Express
• Will not be staying again
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodybubble Great place to stay
Really enjoyed our stay although I think check out should have been 12 and not 11. I stay in hotels all the time and this is the only off putting thng that would stop me booking again
March 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MHH1 The bed
Whilst the room was generous in size and was to a good standard it was let down by the bed which had seen better days. I used this hotel for location, secure parking and the bonus was that they took pets. Would I use again , yes but would want a better quality bed.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jaccira Great place to stay near London
The hotel staff were really helpful, and the hotel very accommodating meeting my request for a room on the ground floor. Although it is situated on a busy road, the hotel is really quiet amd backs on to a park.
Room was clean and had everything we needed. Hot drinks were available at all times. Parking is available (though not free) but you don't need a car as it is so close to a tube station.
Really good value and would stay again.
February 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MickandJayne Great location for getting around town!!
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel as for the price I expected it to be less impressive. I recently stayed in a budget hotel in Amsterdam and found the Holiday Express much better value. The room was simple but clean and had everything we needed. The staff were helpful at al times and the communal areas were clean and inviting. Breakfast was fab, I did not expect cooked breakfast and there was a great selection. If you are looking for a hotel that is close to the tube and has all your creature comforts then this is the one!!!
February 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HarleyD8FSH What I would expect
The stay was all ok except for the fact that I waited around 5 minutes at the bar to be served and tehn gave up. Also I thought that the bar prices for non alcholic drink was expensive.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YOKO VERY GOOD LOCATION
REALLY ENJOYED OUR STAY AFTER A HECTIC DAY.
VERY FRIENDLY STAFF, GOOD LOCATION & IT WAS GOOD HAVING ON SITE PARKING.
WE HAVE STAYED AT HOLIDAY INN HOTELS BEFORE & THIS MAINTAINS THE VERY HIGH STANDARD WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED.
February 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mikey17 impressively renovated property
I stayed here in the Summer of 2012 when it was an almighty mess due to building works (although the staff were very good at making us as comfortable as possible). Now the building is complete and the extended hotel is very smart and generally very comfortable. I was on the 3rd floor which is great; good bedroom, very comfortable bed and excellent bathroom including a smart, spacious shower (perhaps the water pressure is a little low?)
My main gripe is the piped music downstairs which follows you everywhere, to the loo, and down by the entrance and throughout breakfast. Far too loud and intrusive - what is the point of having two large TVs with the news on if it's almost impossible to hear what they are saying? You might as well remove the TVs if you can't hear anything except the next 80s hit blasting in one's ears?
I don't think the display of watches for sale adds much to the ambience either but apart from these things it's a good hotel, very handily placed for the tube across the road and with a large Sainsbury's less than 5 minutes walk away if you need some odds and ends.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KNOTTY47 SLEPT LIKE A LOG.
WHAT A GREAT SHOWER, AND BATHROOM, BEST I HAVE SEEN. THIS HOTEL IS IN A GOOD LOCATION FOR ST GEORGES HOSPITAL. MY HUSBAND IS STILL IN THERE BUT IF I NEEDED TO STAY UP AT TOOTING AGAIN I WILL STAY AT THE HOLIDAY INN.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave42 Handy location for Central London
With tube stop literally across the road, straight onto Northern Line, and a selection of new rooms comparable to Holiday Inn, this is a great base for Central London, avoiding heavy traffic, congestion zone etc.
February 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsT Nice Room
This was my first stay since the alterations finished. ( Was disappointed that the nightly cost were not reduced during alterations). The new reception area is bright and cheerful, staff friendly and helpful. Rooms - bed comfortable, Super bathroom. Breakfast a bit boring. Everything nice and clean. Will defiantly go back there when in London
February 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oshra80 We'll come again!
The best Holiday Inn Express in UK!
Very close to the Tube (Northern Line, Colliers Wood Station) and to a huge Tesco, excellent staff, very clean.
I should add that we took the Tube from Heathrow (Three very easy changes) took 75 minutes less than 3 Pounds!
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snake50 Comfortable room with new extension
Very comfortable room with new bathroom, really nice shower. Relaxing environment throughout whole hotel. Breakfast was the same every morning so maybe a little more variety. Would be nice if wifi was free in the room rate. Only problem, pub next door had bonfires which all the smoke came through the windows and stunk.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LondonGuest Great Stay! Great Hotel! Great Staff!
The Holiday Inn Express in Wimbledon was PERFECT for my requirements.
I was thrilled to find that the room rate (which incidentally was extremely reasonable) included breakfast. There was a phenomenal variety of choice for breakfast and it was all delicious.
I will definitely stay there again!
January 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MsBarney Very modern and comfortable
For a last minute low cost booking, I was very impressed. The staff were helpful, and the room was lovely. Huge shower, and lovely decor.
It can't help it's location - on a very busy South London road, so if the windows are open it will be noisy. The double glazing is good though!
I can understand the charge for car parking, but I think the Internet charge is unnecessary. There was a pub next door that gave free wifi - makes the decision of where to buy the drinks easier! Other than that I thought it was a great place to stay, and will return.
January 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Railrover Nicely refurbished
The newly refurbished rooms are very nice, but I had problems with wifi access in the room which kept dropping out, although it worked fine in the bar area. It is also quite expensive: some Holiday Inn Expresses give it for free. Unfortunately I could not stay in the bar area for long because of loud music playing with an incessant beat which was giving me a headache. No one was listening to it so I really couldn't see the point. Contrary to what has been written in some other reviews, Central London is really a bit more than 15-20 mins away by tube: Tottenham Court Road is at least 30 minutes (and you may have to change trains at Kennington#; Bank is just under 30 mins. I was disappointed that there was no recognition #e.g. bar discount, or free wifi) for Platinum Priority Club members.
January 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Savorettifan Very comfortable hotel close to tube for easy access into London central
This hotel is very good. Rooms have been recently refurbished and are to a good standard. I had made a particular request as to position of room, this was fully taken care of. Guest/customer relations is extremely good. Excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and positive, even in the face of the fact they were working over the Christmas holiday period - thank you.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donchan I would highly recommend this hotel.
I stayed one night when I went to London for Christmas shopping.
The tube station Colliers Wood is a bit out of the centre in London.(In fact it did not bother me, just 15 min ride from the centre.)
However,as the hotel is located just in front of the tube station, I found it so convenient. Also, the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and the room is clean and comfortable.In addition, the hotel price was much lower than the London standard.
I will definitelly come back to this hotel.
December 21, 2012