Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 249
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harry Potter Fan Perfect stay.
Very enjoyable stay, Clean, tidy, pleasant staff. Great value.
May 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul42 Revue April 2014
As usual, Watford HI Express is a great well run Hotel.
I'm a regular at the Hotel and the staff and the cleanliness are always top class.
I'd try and change the hotel breakfast which has been the same for years but the rest is always good.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rinnie Good Value and Great Location
The hotel felt clean and welcoming when we walked in. Check-in was very quick and the staff were very pleasant. The family room we had felt spacious and clean and was perfectly adequate for the length of time we actually spent in the room. We all felt there was a good choice of items for breakfast considering there is no extra charge for this. A good choice of hot drinks too and a pleasant dining area with TV and complimentary newspaper.
I think the big selling point for this hotel is its proximity to the train station and the ease with which you can get into central London. It is also very handy for the Harry Potter studios. Not sure what the facilities around the hotel are like as we literally arrived after a busy day in London, went straight to bed, then left by 8.30am.
Very impressed with the hotel and staff and would definitely stay here again if we were coming to London.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hermoine Ideal to travel by train
Great location, next to station, no driving - very relaxing!
Good transport links for Harry Potter tour bus - staff very helpful on arrival, pleasant and friendly. Gave good information about local area and timetable and prices for Harry Potter bus.
Room spotlessly clean and comfortable, breakfast plentiful. We have recommended this hotel lots since we returned home and will stay there again :D
April 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Family from Wales Good location & so friendly helpful staff
However breakfast poor quality ; revolting juices, coffee, croissants worst continental breakfast we have ever had in a Holiday Inn express. Room hot & noisy so every one in family was restless during night.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michyone Perfect for Harry potter studios
We had a two night stay at this hotel and had a family room. A huge double and double sofa bed which was already made up for us on arrival. This was the second time we had stayed here to visit the HP studio. The whole hotel is spotless, our room was more than suitable for our stay. The staff at the hotel are warm and helpful and always on hand. The HP bus runs from Watford junction (about 15 mins) which is overlooked by the hotel. The London midland train is a great way to go into London too which we did many times. If you check the time table before you leave you can get Euston in 20 mins. I am sure we will visit the studios again next year and will definitely stay here again.
April 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Daffodils Room & service
Room is comfortable.
Cleaning staff kept the room very clean and tidy.
Wireless should be available for the duration of our stay.
We stayed 3 nights but wireless was only available for 2 nights!!!!
Breakfast variety is good.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jennysturge Great stay
Neat and clean hotel really good location to everything shops/train/food/harry potter
Food was good and plenty of it
Staff were friendly and helpful
Would recommend and stay again
April 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fernie31 Parking and bed
The hotel has two small carparks at the rear at a cost of £5 pernight. If you pay for one of them and go out in your car and your space is then taken you cannot park in the other car park without paying again. A ridiculous system. The hotel also cant refund you the original money.
The bed was far too soft and we felt as if we were rolling into the middle all night.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dingle1975 Football stay
Comfortable beds very nice clean rooms throughout the hotel itself very clean and welcoming the only downside is the breakfast not a big variety of food but overall would stay again and will be doing next season:-)
March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Casbah47 Great Place to stay
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Watford Junction for two nights whilst going to Wembley. The hotel is very good and situated very close to Watford Junction station. You are able to park your car on the Flag car park for a small fee. Breakfast is served fro 0730 which was good. The rooms are kept really clean and tea coffee facilities are kept well stocked. The staff are very helpful and very friendly. We will most certainly use the Holiday Inn Watford Junction again.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gibbons Good Value
Three nights B&B. Very clean, good breakfast (although the plates smelt very eggy). Only problem was only 5 hangers between 2 women, no drawers to store t.shirts, undies etc. Only one very small bedside table between beds. And very flat pillows that gave us both neck ache, so I ended up walking into town and buying a cheap cushion, which solved the problem. Good location, short walk to high street, local shops and most important The Horns Pub (live music venue) which is what I came to Watford for.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin 1958 Best in the UK. Staff exceptional customer care skills
Gabby and Phil certainly at Watford have exceptional leadership skills in this Hotel, and I must say how helpful all the staff are especially the reception, cleaning and let's not forget the Chef who is always willing to help.
The hotel is in an excellent location within 5 minutes walk from Watford Junction Railway Station in easy reach of the Harry Potters experience. regular trains in Euston
Well done to all you should be proud
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nic.chick two night stay
Had a lovely stay at this hotel with my partner and daughter. We stayed two nights. Staff very friendly and helpful at all times. Room very clean and was cleaned both days we were there. Great breakfast choice. Very central to train and bus station which we used to visit harry potter studios. Would recommend and will definitely be using this fabulous hotel again
March 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Swanage57 Clean and comfortable bedroom
I drove to this hotel, difficult to find with limited parking. I parked on the road outside hotel, so had to move my car by 8 am.
The hotel seemed new and staff were welcoming.
I was a bit surprised with room service, there wasn't any! The menu selection downstairs was very limited. The breakfast selection was ok, but hot food was only some semi cooked sausages and scrambled egg.
Overall hotel served its purpose.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sue M Excellent service and value for money
Staff were excellent - very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The location was perfect for our needs and we found the hotel very comfortable with excellent cleanliness in our room and in the public areas. The hotel really is excellent value for money and we would certainly stay there again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steffi_g_89 Fantastic!!
After reading a few of the reviews I was a bit apprehensive after my booking however I could not recommend this place enough, especially with the low prices!!
The staff were fantastic and after a disastrous few hours when we arrived in London it was a breath of fresh air to arrive at the Hotel and be let check in a few hours earlier!!
The breakfast was great and I really can't recommend this place enough if you're staying in London on a budget!!
February 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mick s car parking charges
most disappointing aspect of stay was having to pay 2 days car parking [10 pounds] for one nights stay and using the meeting room
February 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chefstef Comfortable room, friendly FOH staff, Poor quality evening Food
The Room overall was quite comfortable windows whistled but we were in a wind storm at the time. The check in staff are fantastic really quick at check in and give good information. Breakfast is ok but no bacon :0 good choice though. My food in the evening I felt was over priced for what it is and wasn't a very good standard for that price. I would say best to have an evening meal somewhere else.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Simon456 Pretty good for the price
Overall, a nice looking hotel. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and modern, but the bed was rather soft (as a result, we both had back pain the next day) and although the air con made a tremendous amount of noise, it didn't actually seem to cool the room.
The TV in the room was standard Quadriga rubbish (fuzzy picture, awkward user interface) with a small selection of Freeview channels, plus paid content.
Breakfast was a surprisingly large selection: sausage, egg, beans, toast, pastries, cereals, yogurts, fruit... (OK, the sausages are poor quality, but you get what you pay for). They were extremely prompt closing the doors though, so don't be late!
Late checkout was allowed for being an IHG Rewards Club member.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Location
This is the second time that we have used this fairly new hotel adjacent and about two minutes walk to Watford Junction station.
A convenient location for travel into London by train and last station on the Oyster card system.
Also used by a number of families for the Harry Potter experience.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morven Wonderful Service
We arrived on a cold , wet night, and the car park was full. I went into reception to ask for advice, and the duty manager Alex put on his coat, came out, moved his car, and let me have his space. Service doesn't get much better than that.
The room was spacious, comfortable and spotless.
The breakfast was plentiful, and had choices to suit all the family. Excellent value, and overall a very pleasant experience.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Willows Excellent stay we would recommend this hotel....
We stayed 25-27 Jan 2014, we had a memorial stay at this hotel; the staff really look after us, nothing was any trouble. Excellent value too. Many thanks to you all
January 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Potter5 Harry Potter weekend break
Overall good price, cheaper than staying in central London.
Room was good but bed soft and uncomfortable plus there were some noisy late night guests.
Breakfast was the biggest let down, not very well organised and waiting a long time for any hot food to appear.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great service
I didnt see sny staff i new. But they were best ever. Made me feek part of the package.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tatie Comfortable, friendly staff, affordable
We were very satisfied. Breakfast was great.
It was really close to the train station.
Wifi better that anywhere
Staff was very friendly
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Livesley Great value for money
We based ourselves here for a Harry Potter world visit and were not disappointed by either experience. Comfortable, clean and great value for money with the 21 day saver rate.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kirsty x Kirsty : )
Stopped in the Watford Junction Holiday Inn for the weekend after visiting The Harry Potter Studio's. The hotel is a short walk to the bus and train station where you can get transport to wherever you wish including a bus which takes you straight to the Studio's : ) our room was ready for when we arrived and staff were very friendly allowing us to use the room before the stated check in time which was of great benefit to yourselves! All staff were more than willing to help and we're able to answer all of our questions we asked about the local area,t transport connections and eating out suggestions for us to try! Rooms lovely as with all holiday inns I've stopped in, breakfast is basic but you will not leave hungry for sure as there is plenty of it! Thank you holiday inn for our enjoyable stay : ) a Kirsty xxx
January 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kev747 new hotel experience
I can heartily recommend the hotel and staff at Watford Junction , nothing is too much trouble regarding customer service, we also had an evening meal there which was very nice indeed. should we need to book again, we have fully intended to book with them again, providing they have a hotel available.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tina1960 Very helpful staff and great for trains into London and underground.
Stayed at Holiday express inn 27th-30th December.
Brilliantly situated for Harry Potter tour as bus leaves just around the corner.
All the staff were friendly, and very helpful.
Beds comfy with choice of soft or firm mattress and pillows!
Will definitely return and highly recommend this hotel.
January 2, 2014