Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 244
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OLNG11 Holiday Inn Poole
This is a one off for me, I use this chain a great deal so this one was a exception being very poor.
October 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jac22 Helpful Reception staff
Consistent with good standard experienced at other Holiday Inn Express hotels. Located near shops and quay. Chose an upgraded/superior room but it didn't seem much different to standard HIE rooms and wasn't really worth the extra money. Snacks consisted of 2 bottles of water and 1 packet of crisps - for 2 people. Television was smaller than usual but that wasn't a problem just a bit of a surprise for a superior room. Will stick to standard room next time.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tilley52 Great hotel for a stopover.
Lovely clean room. Bathroom a little dated but spotless. Décor and cleanliness of hotel lovely. Great facilities. Staff were friendly, polite, and very helpful. Convenient parking. Good choice of food and drink for breakfast and as much as you can eat. Free tea and coffee during our stay in the lounge area, plus facilities in the room. Bar open late, a bonus. Very relaxing, enjoyable stay. Will definitely stay there again. Fabulous value for money in my book.
October 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Boglestroller Above Average Hotel
Generally good overall experience at the hotel.
IHG Platinum membership should be recognised and upgrade toiletries provided if room upgrade not available. TV Remote could not be found - later found under the bed. Hotel did not appear to be busy, however, refurbished room on 3 floor not offerred.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tom~ not up to par
There are much better value for money Hotels than this one
October 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wuddy Awful
I did write a review which was rejected with no explanation, nor did I get any response after my letter to customer services about the hotel, but here we go again.
Very low water pressure from taps and more importantly the shower. Threadbare towels, about half the size of other Holiday Inns, which were grey and very roughly laundered.
Titchy TV that you can't see if you're laid in bed.
In the breakfast area you can't circulate past the self service area because a large table is positioned at the end and when occupied, as it was when we were there, you can't exit with your breakfast.
A chocolate bar from reception, was twice the price charged in the other Holiday Inns, as were all of the confections.
We stayed in four different Holiday Inns on our travels and all though this one was at a premium price it was a rock bottom hotel.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maz16 GOOD STAY
As usual the hotel was comfortable and convenient for our needs dispite the problem with the air conditioning which was addressed.
September 30, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by eviearm Lots of changes since last visit which were disappointing
We have stayed here on numerous occasions over the years when the children were small and more recently on our own or with friends.We have always been delighted with everything that the hotel has offered including their staffing,food quality ,cleanliness and comfort.one of my previous reviews was titled " PROBABLY THE BEST CHECK IN IN ANY HOTEL EVER" Alas,sadly ,not my title this time.We have worked our way to Platinum Elite Members and this has always been recognised but on this visit it was not.The young lady receptionist made no reference to this when we checked in. It is my understanding that our membership entitles us to a free drink at the bar OR extra bonus points,a complimentary upgrade ( which had already been sorted with manager) and the offer of a late check out and ( sometimes when we've been dealt with before) free car parking .None of the above was mentioned and we were just handed our room key in a " couldn't care less manner" I asked if we could have our points added to our account and the response was exactly " I can't do that.I don't know who you are" !
.Had to ask for a mattress topper as bed was very lumpy,springy and uncomfortable. The same receptionist said " We don't have ""none"" " ! Settled for another duvet under sheet which was fine.
Breakfast was more basic than before, no muffins or fruit yoghurt- just a big bowl of natural yoghurt ( or creme fraiche maybe) for everyone to share....yuck!
Not one member of staff passed the time of day with us which was very unusual for this hotel chain that we have grown to know and love.
If this had been my first visit I would certainly not be back but I know it has been a good place to stay in the past.Location is excellent but staff training has gone to pot.
Prices have soared hugely too way way above inflation.Very disappointing indeed
September 30, 2014