Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 162
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LizaS Overnight stay
Found out how to work rather draughty air conditioning unit in the morning! Another system might be better for our room. My mattress was a bit too springy for me, we had twin beds. Overall good value.
Breakfast was included in room price which was a plus.
I would come again.
Oh I prefer softer pillows, and a thicker mattress cover.
Others may not have same ideas.l
October 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kennack10 Not the best...
Not the best Holiday Inn we have stayed in. We were placed in a room in the corridor leading to the outside designated "Smoking Area." The corridor was cold as the outside door was open most of the time, and also the smell of cigarettes drifted into the corridor. (Which whether you are a smoker or not, is not pleasant!) It was also noisy at night as people using the smoking area obviously had to come through all the doors leading to the smoking area! The beds were quite uncomfortable, and we both woke with back ache. The check-in team were great, but not the same service on check-out.-no enquiries as to whether we enjoyed our stay! This is the first time we have not been happy with a Holiday Inn. would not stay in this Hotel again.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DiD43 Usual warm welcome
You can be sure of a very warm welcome at this hotel and the girls on reception will go out of their way to ensure that you have a room that suits and that your stay is enjoyable
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hugomogul Comfortable bed and great service!!
Friendly staff, good room and pleasant meals. We will continue to use Express by Holiday Inn as excellent value and predicdably good.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kernow Everything needed for a long drive stop off
Had not been to this hotel before. Managed to negotiate the roundabout into hotel car park. Plenty of space. Check in easy.
Room comfy, tv good, bathroom fine. Breakfast next morning for an early drive was brilliant - choice, clean and Breakfast TV. I like the coffee and tea to have at once rather than waiting to be served.
Good value for money - I would stay here again to break up my 350 mile journey.....
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ailsa123 Great service
I have a disability and was travelling on my own so was a bit nervous as to whether I'd get the help I needed but your staff were friendly and helpful and this really made my stay, I will definitely come again.
The room was very well kitted out in general however I think non-slip flooring in the shower room would be really helpful (I decided not to risk a shower as I was stopping off en route home). Some sachets of decaff coffee would be great too.
I've given a lowish score for value because although the service (especially) and breakfast makes you definitely worth the premium above the rival budget hotels I've experienced I paid significantly less to stay in a B+B with equally good service and significantly better breakfast - admittedly an exceptional B+B from the breakfast point of view but it explains my score.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christine1954 As usual Exellent service
Stayed here a number of times on the way down to Cornwall and as usual the experience was super. Staff always attentive but not obtrusive, rooms always very clean and the complimentary breakfast choice perfectly adequate. Thanks HIE Taunton, always know I can rely on you !
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bratfudlad THE BEST !!
In all the years as a customer of IHG this was probably the best welcome ever experienced a terrific start to an excellent stay.
We were perfectly rested and enjoyed a very fresh and tasty breakfast...WELL DONE .The young man who welcomed us is a real credit and thanks for the directions and the map he printed out for us .
September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scillyvisitor nice place to stay
easy to find from the m5, we arrived to a beaming smile from the staff member on reception - the room was clean & comfy (although there were a few stains on the carpet which didn't look all that nice) and after a nights sleep which wasn't interrupted by traffic noise - which it so often is at hotels next to motorways - we showered and ventured down for breakfast (i think on this day everyone went at the same time!) we were pleasantly surprised with the amount available and when things ran out they were quickly filled up. (even though there were people moaning about it taking too long - obviously they had got out of the wrong side of the bed)
all in all having stayed at several of the competitors in the "budget" end of the hotel market this is the best we've been in. for a first visit we've been suitably impressed and will try and use Holiday Inn Express whenever we can, you just need one further towards/in cornwall!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philip15 Standards and service were excellant
Our stay at Taunton Blackbrook was honestly superb. Staff at check-in/out were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room was spotless with decor in good order, and the bathroom of the highest possible standard.
Breakfast facilies were good with a wide selection of cooked and continental options available.
We have stayed in several budget hotel chains this year, but Holiday Inn and this unit in particular ranks top of the list by far.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fatty123 Comfortable and clean room
Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast didn't have many choices.
September 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jan1955 Great stay
Staff very pleasant and helpful, overall a very good weekend.
Would recommend this hotel.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maggs Nice room
Room was nice, clean a and comfy - bathroom ok - no bath, but I prefer a shower so good for me.
Breakfast was ok, help yourself buffet - not much choice on hot cooked food, just scrambled eggs, sausage and beans. Quite basic but acceptable, no hassle.
September 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cazzat Friendly staff
When travelling alone its lovely to have friendly helpful staff who make you feel relaxed and welcome
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gthornton Very good quality for stopover to ferry
Upgraded room on arrival . Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast ok, cooked food not great
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ASH123 GREAT HOTEL CENTRAL TO LOTS OF LOCATIONS
I STAYED HERE WITH MY WIFE AND 3 CHILDREN AND THE ROOM WAS OF GREAT SIZE AND COMFORT PARKING WAS INCLUDED AND PLENTY FULL RESTURANT ON SITE TOO
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim1955 Faultless
Nothing bad to say about this Hotel,if we are going past this way again this will be top of my list
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kelousha Great Reception Team
Good location for a stop over, rooms comfortable and good size for a family of 4, we arrived late with 2 hungry children and were provided with take away menus and were allowed to eat in the bar area over a drink - they even provided cutlery and crockery. Very friendly helpful staff, we'll be there again next year.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 53nick excellent value for money
This hotel was a complete surprise package,fresh decor,friendly useful staff and generally just very good value for money.Well done holiday inn express,Taunton
September 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geoff47 Enjoyable stay
Had a very enjoyable stay at Holiday Inn Express Taunton. The staff were very helpful and the bedroom and facilities were excellent. The only slight disappointment was the choice of dishes for the cooked breakfast which was restricted to scrambled eggs, sausage and baked beans. It would have been nice to have had a larger selection to include bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms etc. Nevertheless I would strongly recommend the hotel and would definitely stay there again in the future.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BJAYB Clean comfortable room
Good location for my purposes - one day visit to visit relatives. Handy for town and also for touring if you wanted this. Quiet location with excellent free car parking. Room was a good size ,clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was good and other meals taken at the adjoining Harvester which was good value. I would use this hotel again.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by family27 Would stay again
The car park was right outside and plenty of space. Booking in was easy and the receptionist explained everything to us - we had to log the car registration for overnight parking. The beds were made up ready for us and although there was not much space it was clean and reasonable. There was plenty of coffee and tea available although it was a bit odd that the kettle and tray was nowhere near a socket. There was a socket by the desk which I wanted for my laptop and the other sockets we eventually found were behind the bed settee. The shower was quite powerful and a good size. The Harvester next door was ideal for our evening meal and they even gave us a pager to call us when our table was ready and it worked even when we had gone back to our room. We had been warned that the motel was full and to bear with them at breakfast. The buffet area was quite small but it was well stocked and we had no problems getting somewhere to sit. There was cereal, muffins, croissants, toast (brown and white bread), orange juice, coffees, tea, sausage, scrambled eggs and beans. as mentioned in previous reviews there was no bacon but that was a minor thing. I would choose HI express in the future for overnight stay but for longer stays would probably prefer to get separate rooms as it was cramped with 2 adults and 2 teenagers.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RickyCheshire Fab 1 night stay!!!
Stopped off for a night on the way to the West Country! Great welcome from the 2 girls on reception! Platinum member 'perk' was a drink and snack. Quiet room. Good breakfast. What more can one expect at Holiday Inn Express??? Already booked for next journey south!
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SandraV59 A good nights rest with great staff
We stayed here for one night in August 2013. The check in and check out staff were very welcoming and professional.
We had room 211 and had no problems with noise, considering we were in a very busy area.
The family room we had was a little cramped but it was only for one night.
The beds were comfortable as were the pillow choices.
All in all a well recommended stop over when traveling to the south west area.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave1975 Great value . great service + extremely comfortable room
Our overnight stay on route to Cornwall was a pleasure , the hotel was excellent - staff very helpful and the breakfast just the 'ticket'
We have already recommended the hotel to a number of friends
who are driving down to Cornwell - a great break .
We are also planning to stay at another Holiday Inn Express at
Doncaster for a weekend of shopping
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ACie Great place to stay
After all day of wisiting different places I would like to get some sleep in a quiet place. And this hotel provide me this in 100%. As pro's I can add friendly atmosphere and closeness to local attractions. I would recommend this hotel to anybody!!!
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuzieQ53 good place to relax
was pleasantly surprised by the hotel. breakfast was ample with plenty of variety no need to go hungry. the room was clean and the beds comfy. enjoyed my break there would defo go again
August 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Neilh Computer says no
After fours hours on the road with two tired children in the car, the last thing you need at 11pm when you're ten minutes away from your hotel is a phone call from the manager to say there are no rooms available! The "computer" had overbooked, meaning the room we had booked was already taken. Translation: someone arrived on spec and as we were a late arrival, they sold the room again to make a few extra quid (i checked prior to booking and was told it was a 24-hour check-in, so 11pm should not be a problem). The solution? Another hotel 5 miles away. No way. I dug my heels in and insisted on a room. SOMEONE, would have had to do without their room that night - possibly another family I saw arrive after us. The manager's response? It was the "computer's" fault and not his. Absolutely appalling.
August 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tex74 Lovely location; Busy at weekends
We stay here regularly, it's a great location for touring around. Usual Holiday Inn Express standards of comfort and cleanliness (good). The hotel bar is adequate and has a basic menu for evening meals - pizza, noodles, etc. Pub next door (Harvester) is very popular with families with children, especially weekends in summer. Be aware of this and sometimes it's best to get sandwiches, etc, from nearby Sainsbury's, or use the Hotel bar, if you'd rather avoid feral kids in a pub with OK food and fairly high prices. Taunton is good for shopping.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cliffy15 Happy Bunny
This was the first time that we had used the Holiday inn Express for an overnight or short stay stop. I have to say we were very happy with what we got and will used the Express again. We thought that the room standard was very good and better than another brand hotel. Thank you very much.
August 19, 2013