Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 173
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donners2206 Nice stay
I stay here often as it is good value and close to Watford Junction. For food I would recommend the local White Lion pub for a good meal and a couple beers - if you walk out the front, it's about 100m on the left.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee1957 Harry Potter
In my view anyone who is going to the Harry Potter studio tour this is the best place to stay.A bus picks you up from the railway station which is only minutes away and brings you back....easy
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PotterFans An excellent base for Harry Potter
The hotel is bright and inviting and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's two minutes from the railway station for easy access. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Our two inter-connecting rooms suited us and our three children perfectly. Its a perfect base for visiting the Harry Potter studios. The Harry Potter shuttle bus leaves from the railway station. The helpful hotel receptionist told us that our start time at Harry Potter was before the first shuttle bus arrival at the studio, and advised us to book a taxi, which worked very well. We asked for a quiet room, and were placed at the front of the hotel, which minimised any noise from the railway.
July 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MajorMatt Excellent Customer Service
Being in Europe, customer service is usually not a priority but this was definitely not the case at this hotel. The front desk staff was very helpful and provided us with services they weren't obligated to provide prior to us even checking in. The hotel is comfortable and we got a great rate for London on booking.com. The ride into the city from Watford Junction on the METRO can be long (up to 50 minutes# and expensive if you travel during peak hours #0600-0945; 1630-1900) but once you're in the city, London speaks for itself. Definitely recommend this hotel. It's location is away from the hustle of the city making it easy to relax once you've worn yourself out touring.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milliemoo1 Lovely stay
I recommend this hotel to anyone, staff where great, clearly very busy but saying that not once was I made to feel rushed or unwelcome, rooms are beautifully cleaned and having a ironing room was a great touch to my great stay.. Many thanks to all of you x
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RochdaleRhino True Value for Money
We've just come back home from a three day stay at a four star hotel in Kensington and the Holiday Inn at Watford Junction was every bit as good and in many instances we would say it was better. The room was bright, very clean and the bathroom excellent. The complimentary buffet breakfast for us was a bonus and whilst you could argue that choices offered were not comprehensive it more than satisfied our taste with a range of hot and cold options. Overall we were extremely satisfied with both the accommodation and the Holiday Inn staff and we look forward to visiting again when we're next down in the London area
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vivalabam79 3rd time at this ideally located hotel
As we are from Sheffield, this is an ideal hotel for visiting London and for us, Wembley to watch concerts, It has Free parking and is literally 5 minutes or less to the train station for connection to London, value of money and quality breakfast makes this a nice hotel.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PaulaA Clean room and great service
The room was clean and decent size. This HolidayInn Express was extremely convient to the train station. Although everyone we came across said you are staying in Slough??? We thought it was a great place because we only slept & ate breakfast there. We would definately stay there again because the price was right & very convienent for the train and day trips to and from London.
July 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ed1977 Great location but thats where it ends
The bed was not comfortable (too soft) left my wife feeling queezy. Slept on the sofa bed instead and that has left me with a bad back. Choice of cooked breakfast was not great, sausage, scrambled eggs and beans. A real disappointment especially as other Holiday In Express hotels have been far superior.
July 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by claregary staff very good but had problems
staff very polite very clean and tidy there but breakfast was not very good wasn't very hot and didn't look very nice juice was warm . also when we got up we had no electric could use air con , lights, even kettle went and told them who sent someone to fix it saying it was small power cut got very warm in there without air con also spoke with others who didnt seem to had power problme
June 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anorak Very convenient location for travelling from Watford Junction Station, which was the reason for our stay.
No complaints and would certainly recommend this hotel to others.
Reasonable car parking charges.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lynne2 Great facilities
My daughter and I stayed in your hotel for two days in order to visit the Harry Potter studio's. Our room was very comfortable, bright and very clean. We found the staff very helpful and the breakfast was lovely. Might I suggest if possible you put brochures of the Harry Potter Studio tours in your foyer. Many thanks for a great visit.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thomas66 great hotel good value for money
stayed for two nights ,third time we have stayed hotel clean and rooms lovely. Train station only a few minutes away ,in London in 15 minutes plenty of trains.Staff very helpful.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by k33ly Great service
Great service, Lovely clean hotel, Friendly staff. Close to the town centre, the train station and the Harry potter studio shuttle bus.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gomes Very good
I visited London with my family and we enjoyed our stay in this hotel. This hotel is only 20 minutes travel from London Euston by London Midlands and very close to Watford Juntion. I selected this locaton in the last moment and was not sure about the location and travel time to London. However It was conviienent and surely would recommend this to others and will consider this location on my next visit as well.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great trip to London
We visited Londen for the weekend. Very clean hotel, kind personel and very well situated near Watford Junction.
Also a good place to stay if you want to visit the Harry Potter tour.
Breakfast was very good. Overall a good hotel and when we come back to London we will visit this hotel again!
May 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mudman77 Mr s
Very clean and comfortable hotel, but breakfast a big negative limited choice and not great seated on a small stool trying to eat breakfast.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacko44 Clean, Comfortable and great value for money
Great location, spotlessly clean and the breakfast was very generous. Will definitely stay again next time we are in town.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoBam Really handy for the station
Really pleasantly surprised how easy it was stay in Watford to visit central London. Really good value option with good car parking and plenty of fast trains into London Euston. We will definately stay there again.
May 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jude51 NO GUARANTEE OF A PARKING SPACE
STAYED AT THIS HOTEL FOR A LONG WEEKEND TO VISIT FRIENDS AND FAMILY THE HOTEL STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY THE BREAKFAST WAS VERY GOOD THE HOTEL WAS VERY CLEAN ROOM WAS VERY CLEAN BED WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AIR CONDITIONING VERY NOISY COULD NOT LEAVE ON AT NIGHT OTHERWISE THE HOTEL WAS VERY GOOD THE ONLY THING THAT LETS THIS HOTEL DOWN IS THE PARKING I NEED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE CAR PARK IS TINY AND WHEN YOU PAY FOR PARKING YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A PARKING SPACE IT IS A FIST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS AND HAVING TO PARK AT THE FRONT OF THE HOTEL BE AWARE IF YOU DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR BY EIGHT THIRTY IN THE MORNING IT COULD BE CLAMPED .MY HUSBAND IS REGISTERED DISABLED SO I FOUND NOT HAVING GUARANTEED PARKING VERY STRESSFUL SO IF YOU HAVE A MOBILITY ISSUE DO NOT USE THIS HOTEL.
April 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kieran76 Poor Breakfast
When i arrived at breakfast with my partner and little girl all the hot food was empty and the staff where in no hurry to bring out more, the orange juice had run out and was not filled before i left. the glasses for the other juices where all dirty so the staff brought out polystyrene cups and to top it all off the yogurt was warm and when opened had mould in it.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jonathanandnicola19 Comfortable bed and great service.
Booked here for a night as we wanted somewhere near the warner brothers studio. The staff were polite and very helpful. The rooms were really clean and well aired. The beds were comfortable we even asked for extra pillows which were given with no problems. There was plenty of choice breakfast wise and catered for all ages . Would highly recommend to everyone. We definately will stay again in fact going to book for August
April 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Very convenient and accessible
We stayed just one night as we were visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour. We travelled by train and on exiting Watford Junction Station we could see the Holiday Inn Express just round the corner and took only a few minutes to walk to. The Harry Potter bus left at regular intervals from the bus station right outside the railway station so everything was very easy to find and accessible.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was included and there was a good choice of items.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ian33 Well impressed.
Very good choice although we only stayed for 1 night. Couldn't complain about anything and a decent breakfast in the morning. Clean, comfortable and certainly value for money.
April 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good hotel, great value and did the job!!!
We stayed here for easy access to Harry Potter, we stayed two nights. Great being next to Watford juction as traveled to Science M, trains didn't wake any of us. Breakfast was varied and all staff were very helpful. Would recommend to families as felt safe in area, so if visiting HP book here :)
April 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kristish Room was very good
The real negative was the standard of the food breakfast was ok but by no means good, the evening meal was the worst experience I have had supermarket frozen meals, if food is important then do it properly or not at all.
April 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yummymummy7 Clean room and good shower
We used this accomodation for two nights while visiting the Warner Bros studios for my sons 8th birthday. The staff behind the desk were helpful and courteous on arrival, and the room was clean with a nice bathroom. As with most hotels we have stayed in, we could have done with more hooks/drying rails in the bathroom for hanging damp towels ! The double bed was comfortable, the sofa-bed less so. The room was nice and quiet with no noise either from the street or other rooms.
Breakfast was a little disappointing, as the scrambled egg was very overcooked both mornings, even when we managed to try a freshly prepared batch. Luckily tho, the yoghurts, toast and cereal made a good breakfast. The tea and coffee were truly dreadful - water came from a dispenser and was just not hot enough.
I would recommend the Express as a good value choice ideally placed for catching the bus to the Warner Bros studios from Watford Junction, a 5 min walk away.
April 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robert789 Food / menu
The quality and choice of food in this establishment is something to be given a wide berth
April 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bc123456 Improvements to the room air handling / heating system badly needed.
This is a convenient business hotel with clean and modern rooms. At present the poor electronically controlled air handling system in the rooms is letting this hotel down badly.
I stay at this hotel bi-monthly for work and have found that the air handling systems do not function properly in any of the rooms that I have stayed in, meaning that they are extremely cold. Although the reception staff will provide a portable fan heater on request, it is really not good enough during cold weather and you will find the rooms to be colder than is comfortable.
The hotel staff have been fully aware of this issue for some time, yet no improvements have been made as of yet.
The hotel management really need to invest in proper maintenance to bring the room heating systems up to scratch as they do not blow sufficient hot air into the rooms even when on full power. As an engineer myself, I know that there is a fundamental problem with the capacity of their entire heating system and I have stayed in enough rooms in this hotel to safely say that it is certainly a hotel-wide problem.
I hope that this problem is addressed soon as I am considering using one of the numerous other hotels in the area instead because it is just too cold for comfort.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gryffindor Excellent Experience
Hotel is a 5 minute walk to Watford Junction Station and 10 minutes from the town centre. Room was very quiet, even though I was opposite the lift hall.
I didn't have breakfast, but from past experience they are very good.
Parking did seem limited, but I had no problems at all during my stay.
Hotel was clean and modern in appearance and I can certainly recommend it.
March 24, 2013