Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 101
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Isle of Wight Great service
The staff at all times were exceptionally helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Hotel area was well kept and clean. Restaurant food was a bit limited but well presented and fast.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Richard1001 Had to move room, breakfast poor
Stayed 3 nights between 6/6 - 9/6.
Have stayed at HIE (other towns previously), so had an expectation of what it would be like.
Generally the hotel standard was good, however, on the first morning, the hot breakfast was limited to scrambled egg (we were not late) and this took about 20 minutes to rectify. When the replacement food arrived, the sausages and hash browns looked under-cooked and unappetizing.
We needed to change room the same morning as the toilet would not flush.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Lane Met my needs
Clean, convenient and comfortable - other than the pillows! Met my needs for the one night stay in the area.
June 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Swimmer 99 Friendly staff but don't eat in the restaurant
Friendly pleasant staff but not enough of them
But evening meal cold, dried, overpriced eat else ware
June 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mary5163 lovely welcome but sadly not a great night
A modern exterior aspect; a very warm and efficient welcome at reception but sadly, a very disappointing sleeping experience.
The room is efficiently laid-out: spacious and providing all the necessary features, a compact but well laid-out bathroom/toilet, but the room cleanliness and quality of furniture left a lot to be desired. The room had a musty smell generally and the carpet was soiled around one of the bedside tables from a spill which had not been shampooed off.
There were no curtains on the window.
The bed itself was very uncomfortable: a worn-out bed frame which allowed a lot of movement of the frame and mattress and a worn-out mattress with every spring poking into the body throughout the night.
We wanted to like this hotel but will definitely not be coming back.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScotsJimmy Excellent hotel, highly recommended
An excellent hotel with good staff. Two drawbacks were tears in carpet in room 006 and noisy guests returning in early hours. As doors are fitted with door closers, they always slam, which I understand the hotel can't do anything about.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vatican Helpful Staff
Staff were very helpful in directing u to local amenities.
We were looking for a special photo store and a local golf club
June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DangerousDave2001 Just What I Needed
The Holiday in Express was in a good location and just a short taxi ride to the town centre.
The staff were very friendly without being over the top and eager to please.
Room was a good size clean and comfortable the only issue was that the room was very warm with no control over the room temperature. I was offered a fan but was give no explanation as to why the air con was not working. It was not just my room but a friend in the room next to me had the same issue
I would stay here again
June 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adzy15 A Horrible Experience ...no Air Con
Do not recommend this hotel to anyone. It was a horrible experience as we didnt have any Air conditioning in the room for the entire night. We were given room in a smoking area inspite of not requesting. The upkeep of the hotel room was very depressing.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maureen 999 Another relaxing stay
As I use this hotel at least 3 times a week I always find it a relaxing enjoyable stay. I get a good nights rest and a good breakfast. The staff always make me feel very welcome. They are very friendly as well as being totally professional. As I could go to any hotel in the area I keep using this one as it is like a second home.
May 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by scotty 27 All round very good
Just back after a five night stay and got to say very happy with everything as a 65yr old and my first time staying in hotel by myself felt very safe which was a worry for me as i am usually with family,the staff were very helpful and friendly with anything i needed,would definitely recommend.Thank You.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by scopie100 Rooms need updating!
I stayed for one night whilst taking a night out in Norwich. The hotel is on the outer ring road near to Asda. It is £10 in a taxi from the railway station. There is nothing much nearby (pubs/restaurants). At reception, the guy was friendly, welcoming and polite. We had a double room (they still do smoking rooms) which I found unusual. The room had definitely seen better days, the carpet was very worn and marked and the bed was very soft....not to my liking, although it was clean. There was a double sofa bed so I guess the room could sleep 4. Breakfast was ok, typical HI Express. On reflection, if you can book earlier enough and get a good price then stay there. If not just stay at the Holiday Inn near to the railway station, much better rooms, cleaner and better location.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Isfahan Good service
The only problem was that I phoned to make the reservation, but the phone rang for ages and no one answered.
I therefore had to make an online booking. But I feel that it should be possible to make book by phone, especially when travelling, as not everyone has a suitable device for making an online reservation.
April 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DTCTAT21 weekend in norfolk
room to usual standard ,comfortable and clean
the breakfast very good ,two down side to hotel
1 car-parking is very hard to find a peak time due gym and ice ring on site.
2 if you get a room at rear the gym start playing music from around 8;00am in morning which if you like a lazy start will wake you .
overall the hotel is very useable if need abase in this area
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maureen 999 A good nights sleep
I can guarantee in receiving a good nights sleep and top quality service from all the staff.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ackerman Comfortable bed great service
Excellent breakfast with unlimited sausages,toast,scrambled eggs, butter, marmalade and three television screens. Service was excellent and the waitresses cleared away the tables and we're constantly cleaning the other tables.Everyone was smiling and friendly and didn't make any fuss when I arrived on the wrong day especially the desk clerk
March 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LizzyP Fantastic Staff
I made our reservation via the Central Reservation system when it would have been easier to contact the Hotel directly. I went to visit the hotel the day before we checked in to ensure everything was ok and was pleasantly surprised by how helpful the staff (especially Tom) was in helping me with my dietary requirements (I am a coeliac)
Check in was good (once the receptionist stopped serving at the Bar and came back to reception) and the room was a good size with excellent facilities and very clean.
In fact the only negative of the two night stay was the fact that on both mornings we were woken by very loud bass noise from a class at the next door gym. This was before 9am on both the Friday and Saturday morning!! We were not advised of this and would have liked a good lie in!!!
March 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by The.Squirrell Compare the Inn's Standards.
We visit Norwich, our previous home location, on numerous times a year and search for value each time. Your pricing included breakfast, which for me, cereal and fruit is enough, but for my wife the FOUR choices of cooked was far from adequate, enticing, nor monotonous.
We were 'disturbed' on the Saturday with loud noise ALL night. It started at 2100hrs when we arrived back, and our complaint was put off with the promise that 'they' were leaving soon. Unfortunately they returned in the early morning and were louder, more aggressive and unstoppable, even with the Police there? Yes we received the nights fee, but as a retired Norfolk Officer, I am disgusted with the lack of positive action. As for YOUR so called security, the Police should only have to attend whilst you BOOTED OUT those responsible, and the Police ensure no Breach of the Peace. Our peace was disturbed all night, something that money cannot replace. We will continue to seek value when we visit Norwich again, but not at yours.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emma0709 Lovely staff, great value hotel.
Clean, comfortable room with a nice hot shower. Plenty of pillows on the bed, room was warm and had everything we needed. Staff were very polite and friendly, and seemed keen to ensure we were happy with our room.
Breakfast was lovely and my only criticism is that the breakfast area was a bit too small for the amount of guests trying to get their food.
I will definitely book again, fantastic value for money and exceeded my expectations! Many thanks.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suzanne5 Great Staff
We stayed for one night at this hotel. The staff are helpful and pleasant. The room was very clean, nice bathroom and lots of space. My husband left a book behind. It was sent to us quickly and only the postage was charged. For the price you can't beat this hotel.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faybo Great service
Good room, helpful staff and very good breakfast, very enjoyable stay
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maureen 999 Brilliant friendly staff
I use this hotel twice a week and on every visit I find the staff are brilliant. Very friendly and helpful considerate and always have a smile. The rooms are always of I high standard.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dagonet Clean, convenient hotel with friendly staff
Checking-in was quick and easy. The room clean and fresh and the breakfast had a fairly good selection of options to start the day.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kirst fantastic reception
The staff at reception could not have been more helpful, nice chap called Mike.
Breakfast, although included was a disappointment. A real lack of choice, no healthy choice and cooked items looked rather dried up.
Rooms nice and spacious and well maintained.
Sports complex next door and bus stop within walking distance.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by footballfan66 Does the job.
Our second stay, it was the best value of the four Holiday
Inns in Norwich for the night.
The staff were very knowledgable, acknowledging me as an IHG member.
Our room was basic but served it's purpose. The view was of a flat roof but we didn't go for this! The carpet was a bit scruffy and torn but for the money, it's being too picky.
Liked the mini-bar next to reception which we used.
A free limited cooked breakfast was available (no bacon or fried eggs) as were cereals and other options. This appears to be a Holiday Inn Express thing.
The Whiffler pub, two McDonalds, Asda and a sports complex are easily accessible, so that is handy.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Helen24 Very enjoyable
My husband & I only stayed one night but found the place lovely & clean. Very welcoming at reception & more than happy with our room. The breakfast was very nice with plenty to choose from. The only thing that could be done is more tea,coffee & milk in the rooms. Apart from that we will be staying again.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mez4 excellent value
Fantastic value for money. Spotless comfortable bedroom very good breakfast. Looking forward to my next stay.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Armiger Clean & Comfortable
Stayed for 2 nights on business, room very comfortable, most of the staff friendly (just 1 needed to smile). Breakfast plentiful with a great choice, but hash browns really don't hot hold very well, taste and texture of cardboard. All in all value for money and will stay again.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SIR BUCKY Comfortable and Good value
I rang the hotel to book the hotel 24 hours before my stay. A friendly and helpful staff member offered to send me a complimentary car to collect me from the train station some 10 minutes away. I arrived the following day at 11.30 pm the and the Reception staff were genuinely friendly and made me feel welcomed
The hotel looks nice and clean inside and my room was comfortable and met all my needs.Breakfast was complimentary and okay.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lorni56 Friendly Staff
I have just returned for a weekend with a disabled lady and we stayed in this hotel. The staff were very friendly and could not have done any more to help us. Room was very comfortable and even the sofa bed was comfortable. Would recommend this hotel every time.
January 15, 2014