Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 190
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ExperiencedHotelGuest Good Location with friendly and efficient staff
Had business to attend in Hayes, so the location was good as it would be if your need was for an airport hotel.
Easy and no cost parking was welcome.
Good first impression created by reception staff, who were also very helpful and found time to show a bit of good humour.
My "double" room and bed were tiny, though clean, tidy and quiet through the night.
Friendly and efficient bar and restaurant staff, where breakfast was very good, with dinner really falling into average and nothing to remember.
The chamber maids are worth mentioning, not just because the room and surroundings were clean and tidy, but when I locked myself out of my room they declined to let me back in, as a security measure. I had to go to reception and identify myself to be given another keycard. I liked that !
I would be happy to use this hotel again.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamUncle Great Hotel
Great Hotel to stay in Stevenage Town centre,polite staff,good breakfast,cosy bar and restaurant for snacks.Lovely experience and value for money.
December 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maggie37 Breakfast
We need bacon and thicker bread would be nice. The new beds are really comfortable
December 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soulbrosis Car Park Issue
Having stayed at the hotel several times, always at weekends, we feel that more could be done regarding parking. Given that we use the hotel as a base, to travel to London, and that the rail station is only a 5 minute walk away. It is most annoying that we cannot park the car and leave it for the whole weekend. We are sure that some arrangement could be made where the current car park could be used for longer than the 2 hour period, during the day. For which we would be willing to pay a reasonable fee.
The hotel itself is very comfortable and an excellent base. A good cooked breakfast is available.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SikaDodd Freindly, knowledgable & helpful staff
I regularly stay in this hotel as it has a conveniant location for road & rail links to London.
I find the staff very warm, welcoming and helpful, whilst always going the extra mile to ensure a pleasurable hotel stay. Top marks. Highly reccomend.
December 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bayer Terrible
i checked into this hotel on the 19th November for a three night stay having booked a double room for single occupancy for three nights. Reception did not acknowledge my reward club status but i was checked in quite quickly. The room I was allocated was already occupied so I had to return to reception luggage in tow! No apology for the error, i was just handed another key card for another room. This room was not a double room but a twin with two single beds, resulting in a second trip down to reception. The male receptionist rather rudely told me that my booking was not for a double as there were no doubles available at the time off booking and would not reallocate another room despite my telling him that this was not the case and that I would have never stayed at the hotel if there were no double rooms available. After checking my email confirmation I emailed to complain which resulted in a free nights stay and a written offer to give me another room for my third night. Too little too late I am afraid as I will not stay this hotel again!
Now to the room - It had a slow leaking toilet!
A toilet that must have been leaking for some considerable time as the door lining to the en suite was saturated with water to approximately 30cm high.
The heating did not work in the room and the cleaner left the window open on day two of my stay leaving me cold in bed that night
No one at the hotel bothered to apologise to me in person!
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkS777 Excellent service, good value
From the outstandingly friendly and helpful reception staff on arrival, to the clean, comfortable room and free, cooked breakfast, the whole experience was a joy!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lecky50 good rooms and great service
quick check in good rooms bar a bit pricey but cant fault the place clean and fresh
November 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cheekos Splendid, apart from a rogue Rolls Royce Trent engine in the bathroom
Felt sorry for the lovely lady at reception who was being barated by someone who barged in front of me and could only be described as Mr Ribena - although I don't think he was on blackcurrant.
Anyway, as he headed off for more vitamin C in the spoons and weather pub next door, she was obviously still flustered when she served me as she just went through the key-giving motions. I didn't get a usual rewards club acknowledgement, but she was smiley and jokey enough by the end. Not to worry, I needed to catch some zzz's. Or rather I would, if I could have turned off the fan in the loo. I turned everything off, but it sounded like I was a wind tunnel experiment. Two hours later, I had to bung it up with tissue. Slept well then. Don't worry, I took the paper silencer out in the morning. A belated apologiy to the next guest.
Breakfast room was busy, the express breakfast standard express breakfast - nothing to really have a go at, even the eggs (although tired) were still edible.
OK departure but a strange hard sell to 'buy direct next time' - err, I always do - but never mind, Stevenage made a change and I managed to catch a few hours in nod, and it was a bargain.
November 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dodgygibbo Basic hygiene control a concern
Damaged cup in room, mentioned to reception after drinking out of this cup. To my horror the same cup was placed upside down back in my room. I want to know how this cup was washed and dried unless they carry mobile dishwashers around now. Sorry but I will bring my own cup now.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamUncle Excellent people.
Great ambience,excellent people,exceptional service.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fyfey Excellent throughout
Have stayed here on many occasions,4 times this year,recommend to family and friends visiting son who has relocated to Stevenage,as always from staff to accommodation to food 1st class service,keep up good work and look forward to seeing you again soon ,
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alec18 Good value for money
If you only need the basics for your accommodation: clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff and a quite night then at Holidayinn Express in Stevenage you get good value for your money
November 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ManInRoom101 Good economy rooms, but non-smokers beware
I've stayed here a few time now due to work commitments locally, and given that there's free parking across the road and breakfast included, you'd be hard pressed to beat it on value for money.
However, despite the hotel having a no smoking policy throughout, the last two times I've stayed there was an unmistakable smell of smoking permeating the corridors and, more importantly, the rooms. Clearly previous guests have ignored the hotels policy and smoked in the rooms, and the smell is ingrained in the furniture. Holiday Inn need to enforce their penalty for guests who flout the rules and perform deep-cleaning of some of the rooms.
I would recommend this hotel to others who need a cheap night in Stevanage, but if you're a sensitive non-smoker, ask to move rooms if you find yourself allocated one of the bad ones.
November 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jfmicklewright A cold room
The heating in the room did not work. this hotel doesn't offer any substantial meals (just microwave snacks). there is a Wetherspoons nearby - the best you'll get.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doyouwantareview Great value and comfortable
We chose this as it had additional bed for 15year old son to stay and was near station. It had a licensed lounge/restaurant where we ate in the evening. Lasagne, chicken tikka and panini. Food was well priced and perfectly ok. Convenient as too tired to go out. Central if you do want to. Free overnight parking and surprisingly good breakfast included in price. Had expected just continental breakfast but there was good fresh scrambled egg, sausage, cereals, fruit, toast, croissants, pain au chocolat, unlimited tea /coffee. ALso wi fi is free everywhere despite what it says on the website. Strongly recommend.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by York24 Great hub for travels
The Stevenage Express location is near several modes of transport, but quiet enough to regroup and make plans. The comfortable environment eased making required contacts. If the in-house information system included specifics on train and bus operations, this would extend their customer satisfaction.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pat1955 very pleasent
have enjoyed staying here a few times, only draw back is the parking
October 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ady09 Very disappointed
The hotel is modern and staff very helpful and efficient however the room reeked of smoke, the bathroom looked clean but smelt really badly of urine and the sink was blocked and took about 5 minutes to drain away.
I did report the issues to the staff who gave a refund and apologised. This is however the only time we have been disappointed with the standard of a Holiday Inn.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hooker1940 a one off
my wife and I had a housefull of family for a wedding. we needed sometime away for just one night and we are only half a mile away from Holiday Inn. The price was just about right and beat "others"by some twenty pounds!.
Staff food and room were just what we needed and we arrived at the wedding fully refreshed, well done Holiday Inn.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smithy1984 Great hotel
Really enjoyed our stay room pristine clean whole of hotel spotless nice pints and staff clues to town centre defiantly use again !!!
October 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mon23 A clean hotel
My family and I were traveling to Uk. when ewe stopped the staff quickly found us a family room. Out room was good and the breakfast was fine. We definitely will visit this hotel in future trips.
October 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dan20132013 Below average, would not reccommend
Fire alarm went off in middle of night.
Shower would not run hot.
Breakfast eggs disgusting (powdered) milk ran out
October 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eljo Great service and a modern comfortable hotel
This was a stopover for a London meeting enroute to Stansted for an overseas trip. My first impressions were very good as the hotel is modern and clean; in particular, the friendliness of the check in staff who went out of their way to make us comfortable was something I rarely see whilst travelling.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buster59 Relaxing stay
I only stayed for one night, but the staff were very polite,& helpful, the room was clean & comfortable, breakfast was a little restricted but this wasn't a problem, I will be back in the near future
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamUncle Great Price and centralised Location.
Best brand in the hotel trade,excellent value for money,centralised location. Great comfort wonderful staff.
October 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bologna61 Fell a little short
This is a decent hotel, well run, friendly staff & excellent location near the station for fast access to London. Sadly on this, my second visit, it fell below it's earlier standard. The room was fine but wifi wouldn't work & my eve snack meal really was poor. I will stay again but will give the meal a miss.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wills0358 Excellent value for money
My wife and I stayed for 1 night. We didn't check in until 10pm. Reception was not manned at the time and we had to find the receptionist who was in the back office. He was very pleasant and booked us in without fuss.
The room was superb. Very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. The breakfast was good, with various cereals , scrambled egg, beans and pastries. There was fruit, fruit juices and various hot drinks, coffee, tea etc. The toaster was poor, run the bread through once...barely toasted, run it through twice...burnt to a crisp on one side. Definitely needs sorting.
Parking was limited, but a Matalan car park across from the hotel was available f.o.c. with a pass available from the hotel until 9am the next day.
Overall can't really fault it for the money...we would definitely stay there again.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jk21 Great value
Clean, spacious , comfortable rooms with every you need including free wifi and breakfast. Staff were helpful and friendly too which makes a huge difference. Very near station. I recommend taking a taxi or walk to the old town for the restaurants - much nicer atmosphere than the nearby retail parks.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by haze64 Great place!!
This is our third stay at Stevenage and we are always made welcome. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Staff are friendly and it is very close to the shopping centre with large shops, banks and cafes.
Whenever we are in the area, this is the place to come.
October 2, 2013