Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 171
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BISHY RELAXING TIME
Stayed here previously and that's why we went back.
Excellent deal on stay and parking for Cruises which is why we returned this year after staying last year.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by peterthrtrainer good value
Problem is it is always full of children running around screaming due to it being used as a stop over for peppa pig world! Was told there was an adult dining area for breakfast, so would have made it a little more relaxing, but at breakfast found it was not open, so had to avoid running screaming children. I am sure as soon as one of them is covered in hot coffee the parents may take more responsibility!
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JonMort Great late night service
Arrived at half past midnight due to road closure on the way. My colleague and I were in desperate need of a pint which was no problem to the highly efficient and friendly staff! Clean, comfortable and good value HI Express. Very convenient to motorway.
October 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fred987 Good value for a short stay
The hotel was reasonable, the room was clean and tidy. Disappointed that there wasn't a bath, and very disappointed at the choice available for breakfast. We didn't try any other meals!
October 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NicKel123456 Perfect stay for Peppa Pig world
We stayed here the night before Peppa Pig World and its literally 5-10 mins round the corner so ideal in terms of location.
The breakfast was disappointing with only the choice of sausages, baked beans and scrambled egg, not a traditional fry up, but there was cereal, toast and croissants so fine for the little ones.
The rooms were really clean and comfortable, the check in+out was also really quick and professional, we would definitely stay again.
October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by caz50 Able to meet my needs
As a disabled person who has access needs this hotel is brilliant. Wheelchair accessible rooms with wet room facilities.
Staff are always helpful.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJames12 Excellent!
We arrived late evening with two half asleep children, one of whom was travel sick! The staff were fantastic, checking us in swiftly. The room was spacious for a family of four, and clean. We all had a good nights sleep. The self service breakfast could only have improved if they provided bacon with the cooked items :-)
Fantastic value for money, and nicely located for visiting Paultons Park. Highly recommended.
October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tree70 Accommodation for Disabled
I would recommend this hotel for disabled persons. All the staff were extremely friendly helpful.
It is difficult to suit the needs of all disabled persons but the bathroom had lots of handrails, although another 'pull down' handrail to the left of the toilet would have been very useful. The bathroom could be made more 'disabled friendly' if the washbasin shelf was shortened as it is close to the w.c. which it impedes getting on and off a wheelchair. On the whole, the facilities are very good.
We would stay at this hotel again.
October 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grentor Great Staff...friendly.
Family room...can only describe it as small, not what I was expecting. Shower, no bath.
Breakfast was ok and plenty of it but the evening meal was very disappointing. It was TINY. Maybe it's me but for that money I don't expect what seemed to me like a boy's portion, although nothing wrong with the food. The beer was expensive too but perhaps it is generally cheaper in the West Country?
The staff, however, were very obliging and happily carried out our requests.
Overall an OK experience and I'd stay again but I won't have an evening meal next time.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eintyni hotel good but too hot
We had a good nights stay staff very friedly room clean but it was far too hot in bedrooms and parts of public areas which made it a bit uncomfortable on times.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Colsmi Ideal & Comfortable and it takes Pets !!!
Just outside Southampton and very close to New Forrest.
Does Evening meals are they are OK, good selection at brrakfast and room comforable.
I will be back with my wife and two dogs soon.....
October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VeryDisapointedCustomer No hot water and still waiting for a refund over a week later.
Told had to send in a email to get refund, not the right approach at all, very disappointing experience. The manager wants to get his act together. I left my email address as all I need to know is the refund has been processed. Still waiting for a reply over 1 week later.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuicideSheep1 Reserving a time to order food? Really?
Hotel overall is average express.
Clean and tidy, with all the usual express facilities.
But was flabbergasted that I had to book a time to order my food from the bar. Having my children with me, they take their time to decide what they want, I was told I had missed my allotted time slot and would have to wait another half an hour.
I think the chef has delusions of grandeur or something, these are bar snacks for heavens sake.
I book the same hotel every year, for the same weekend, and have never had this before. I do hope this ridiculous policy is dropped by next year.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sllew Nice hotel terrible beds
Nice hotel friendly staff
Spotlessly clean but if you want a good nights
Sleep go somewhere else
Probably the most uncomfortable beds we have
Ever slept in
Rock hard and pillows 2 inches thick
We felt like we had slept on the floor by the morning
A real shame as the rest of the hotel was really good
September 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tree70 Unsuitable Bathroom and sleeping arrangements
Although advertised as 'accessible' the bathroom arrangements and lack of 2 separate beds meant that it was difficult for my husband, who is unable to stand and uses a wheelchair, to use the bathroom.
we will not recommend or use this hotel again.
September 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by franny53 comfortable
easy to get to with the instructions on the email.
The bed was too soft
I would definately not recommend the restaurant
I ordered scallops and waited nearly 20 minutes for them to advise that they did not have any
My friend ordered fish and chips and they were practically inedible when speaking to the person behind the desk all he said was that he apologised.
The manager the next day who we advised about the meal refunded the money for the meal,
I was impressed with her customer service.
September 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Aviator044 Holiday Inn Express, s`ton West et al
The Hotel is overall clean and well managed. The room was spacious and well fitted with all the normal travellers requirements
The breakfast was well catered and various choices were maintained by attentive staff.
It was a pity that the one insurmountable problem for any deaf person was the lack of Sub-titling on the room TV which the manager tried but failed to overcome. This seems to be true, in my experience of three different Holiday Inn Express hotels. Deaf travellers should be advised of this fact when booking, as a lengthy stay is extremely boring.
Otherwise for the audiologically unchallenged, a fairly priced and comfortable stay.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken139 Well worth the visit
Easy to find with plenty of parking, this hotel was friendly and welcoming. We were greeted by staff with great customer service skills and given a clean, fully equipped, comfortable room on the ground floor. We knew there was no air conditioning in the room but it was good to note that a fan had been provided if required. Breakfast was to a high quality and we liked the separate Adults Only dining room. On check out the desk staff asked if we needed a drink to take with us (hot day). Overall, an excellent experience and we will certainly be using this hotel again.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SWLondoner As expected
The hotel is nearby the motorway and it's location is convenient for those who stop by for rest. Without GPS, it could be harder to find as there was no sign until the nearby roundabout at the very end from motorway.
Hotel staff were so so. Not friendly but also not unfriendly.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walter62 Comfortable inn
First class service Could be more choice for breakfast could not fault holiday inn
September 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grinderbloke Not the best
The hotel in general from the outside is dirty. It's looks as tho know body has cleaned for a while. The rooms are not air conditioned so extremely hot and not good for sleeping. We had the sofa made up the kids, in the morning I folded it away to give us some space. When we returned after a day out the bed was still a sofa, it had not been made back into the bed.
I stay in Holiday Inn all over Europe, this is not what I expected from Holiday Inn as a Platinum member.
September 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by far2go Overnight stop prior to cruise holiday
On our second visit to this Holiday Inn Express within 12 months we were prepared for what the Hotel had to offer. Our previous stop was also one night and we had eaten an evening meal in the restaurant on that occasion. Our visit this time seemed much the same and for our evening meal both my wife and I decided to have the Fish & Chips from the blackboard menu in the foyer entitled 'Tonight's Specials' - I'm afraid what we were served was anything but special. The oven chips were like cardboard on the outside and hollow inside, I guessed they had been in the oven keeping warm for too long. The fish instead of being deep fried, was oven cooked ready battered frozen. The batter was like leather on the outside and wet papier mache on the inside. Under this 'unappetising' wrapper was a tiny fillet of flavourless fish. (The blackboard did not mention what type of fish was being served). The mushy peas were as fine as tinned mushy peas can be. A few minutes after it was placed in front of us, the young lady who had served us came to our table and asked if everything was fine, we both felt this was because she was aware that the meal had looked dry and unappealing when it was brought out. I had by this time removed the batter and mush from the fish and eaten what little of the fish was inside, my wife had only attempted a couple of mouthfuls as she suspected hers was 'on the turn'. I only had to say "not really" and indicate to our plates and she immediately said "Oh! - I can offer you something else" But we did not feel like waiting and attempting another meal and I think she understood, but there was only so much she could do. She said she would send the duty manager over so we waited but no one came. In the morning after breakfast (which was fine) I checked out and was asked if everything had been OK, when I said not really and related the story, The young man said “Oh! I’m sorry to hear that “ and processed the check out. When I mentioned that I would be writing to the company he immediately said that the duty manager would be happy to sort it out for me. He duly arrived and listened politely to what I had to say, but had not been informed about the problem. He then asked me what I wanted to happen. I told him what I believed he should have offered us and he accepted. The decline in standard of their evening meals could well influence whether or not they see the same customer again, well they probably won’t see us, as when we return to Southampton again in January we will be trying somewhere else. It’s a shame because with a little effort it could be very good.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stec50 polite staff
Stayed her last year also
Staff very polite and helpful, breakfast was delicious, room was clean only problem was our room was badly positioned above kitchen noisy from extractor fans and room was really warm though kitchen roof blocking any air coming in our window
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephie17 Stay 27th Aug 2013
Very pleased, had stayed in a premier inn the night before and much preferred this hotel
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HeavenP Lovely staff and very child friendly
Just back from spending the Bank Hol Sunday night there - so easy to find and brilliant to go to Beaulieu from. The staff were really helpful and welcoming especially the manager with glasses on - I think his name is Greg? He was really lovely to my son who's autistic. Will definitely stay there again!
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edtt Great Holiday
From reading previous reviews of this Holiday Inn X did not expect great stay. We were made very welcome nothing too much for any member of staff. Room lovely & secluded @ end of corridor not bothered by families in hotel. Appreciated Adult only room for breakfast. One evening popcorn littered lounge staff extremely busy but I blame parents for allowing it to happen & not attempting to clear it up a little staff are not slaves. After families had gone to bed it was hoovered up. Other than that one incident stay was excellent. Breakfast selection was adequate and items were replenished as necessary
August 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dibdobs Booked late
Booked late, and got an excellent deal, everything went very well till the morning. We were unfortunately woken up at 7.00am by a very loud fire alarm, which ruined a very well earned ly'in, so thought we're awake now need to have a shower.. again unfortunately it was freezing, no hot water shower/basin so having to wash hair in icy water we went to breakfast which for the money was ok, then we checked out... Thats when an employee asked if everthing ok with our stay????? we explained all .. they then finally informed us the fire alarm knocked out the boiler, and if i would like a shower now (2hrs) later i was more than welcome..other than that it was not bad?
August 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John1960E Staff shortage at weekend
After staying at the Milton Keynes Holiday Inn Express for a number of weeks through work I expected a better experience.
I took my wife for a weekend break but felt let down by the hotel.
The main problem was the lack of staff at the weekend, there was always a queue for the desk and the rubbish bins in the car park were overflowing when we arrived on Friday, they were still overflowing on Sunday when we left and bags were being left on the floor by the bins.
The electronic key system broke down on Saturday which was not the staff's fault but a notice on the desk would be helpful to inform guests that they will need a member of staff to come to their room to let them in. Don't let people get all the way to their rooms to find out that they have to go back to the desk to be let in. This was still happening on Sunday.
The rooms were clean as usual and can't be faulted and the staff that were on duty were helpful and polite.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rach2422 Fab for quick stopover with kids
We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Peppa pig world- it was a lovely clean and neat hotel with friendly staff (particularly dwayne and Wayne the receptionists who were really helpful!) this is a great hotel and really handy for Paultons Park. We'd definitely use it again.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Monkarash3 Great hotel with Cruise Parking Included
Very clean and comfortable hotel. The room combined with the Cruise parking option takes all the hassle out of arranging separate parking if Cruising.The parking system is very efficient and we have used it several times.
Breakfast is basic but adequate and you do not have to vacate your room until 12 which is another plus if Cruising. We stay at this Hotel every time we Cruise from Southampton and the staff are very helpful and friendly . Would always recommend if cruising from Southampton
August 23, 2013