Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 196
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TigerAngel Great service, great choice!
This hotel was our base whilst up for the Harry Potter Tour. Couldn't have chosen a better hotel. It is only a couple of minutes from the Station which was perfect as we travelled by train, and the shuttle bus goes from there to the Studios. The room was more than comfortable. Added bonus of getting breakfast, and the option of bar snacks/meals at the end of the day. The staff were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. We are definitely planning to return. Thoroughly recommend this hotel!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cat0111 Overall fantastic
From the time we got there to the moment we left we were made to feel incredibly welcome, all the staff were friendly and helpful. Sometimes you can tell when someone is only smiling or saying good morning etc because they are paid to do so but this was most definitely not the case here, I really can't sing their praises enough (especially the man and the woman- sorry, I can't recall their names- who were working on reception Friday 16th Aug evening/night).
The hotel was clean and in order (the communal areas and the rooms), the room was much more spacious than I was expecting and comfortable too. We felt relaxed and at ease the whole time we stayed.
Breakfast made (and I quote my son) "breakfast at home seem vastly inferior" and was greatly enjoyed.
It was the lowest price hotel I found for the area and to be honest it really didn't show, I would DEFINITELY stay here again if I was in Watford again and I would recommend it highly to anyone looking for somewhere to stay.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Boardpen Fabulous location for a Harry Potter visit
The staff on reception were friendly and helpful and the use of the car park, lift and breakfast area was clearly explained. My reward club membership was recognised and advantages were explained clearly. There were enough cups and towels in the room for the additional adult, the sofa bed had been made up and the room was welcoming and very clean. The mattress on the double bed was a little too springy which meant that any movement of one occupant disturbed the other.
Whilst the dining room was large and clean, the buffet area was too small for the amount of guests. It was difficult to move around the buffet area whilst carrying a plate or tray and there was no space on the counter to put anything down whilst organising food and drinks. The hot food was hot and the cutlery and crockery were clean.
This hotel is ideally located if you are visiting the Harry Potter tour.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonH27 Friendly helpful staff
I and my grand-daughters enjoyed our stay as the rooms were clean and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. There was plenty to eat for breakfast. I will definitely stay there again.
August 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gill39 Comfortable and great service
Very comfortable stay, plenty of room for me, my husband and the 2 kids. Breakfast was a bit basic but good, very close to Watford Junction Station for access to London in 15 mins and bus to Warner Bros Studio Tour Harry Potter!!
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Su04 Convenient and good value for money
I brought my daughter to London to visit the Harry Potter Tour at the Warner Bros Studio, and booked the hotel for three nights because it was close to Watford Junction Station, (just five minutes walk door to door), where we knew we would be able to catch a bus to the Studios.
The hotel staff were polite and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast was more than adequate. My daughter and I enjoyed a drink and a reasonably priced meal at the hotel bar on the second night. There wasn't a vast menu but what they had looked very nice.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent value
We had a lovely stay in Watford. This hotel is very close to Watford Junction station 20 min to Euston lots of trains but make sure that you get the fast ones. Harry potter world is close too. Staff were so nice and very helpful . Only downside is limited parking but we managed with the staff,s help. Would stay again when we go back to London thanks to staff. Would be nice if bacon was on the breakfast menu.
August 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bhatt1 Good clean and comfortable hotel
Great hotel with easy access to the train station which is only 2 minutes walk from hotel. Good parking facilities but not enough spaces. Good connection routes bith by train and road to london. Would stay here again.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thepashminaqueen Excellent hotel, facilities, staff & service
This must have been our 10th return to this hotel. Clean, spacious rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Parking. Family friendly. Easy access to London. Would recommend to anyone.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsB612 Very helpful staff
Chosen because of proximity and ease of access to Harry Potter Studio tour, this hotel exceeded my expectations. I booked a family room for myself and 3 teenagers. The room was small but more than adequate for us as we spent little time in it. The two who slept on the pull-out sofa bed declared it not very comfortable and would have liked a couple of extra pillows. The staff were very helpful with suggestions of places to eat on Saturday and Sunday evening. They looked after our luggage after we checked out so that we could spend the day shopping in London before leaving. Breakfast area was clean and breakfast supplies plentiful and varied - more than enough to fill up 3 hungry teens before a big day out. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting somewhere affordable, comfortable and close to transport (but no noise problem) for visiting London (20 minute express train trip to Euston) and the Harry Potter Studio tour (bus leaves from Watford Junction station just around the corner from the hotel).
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ped58 We'll be back
Our stay was a very relaxing experience,The room was very clean,Breakfast choices were very good,parking was handy,staff very helpful and pleasant,would certainly stay again.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fatface Good for London
second stay..we find it clean comfortable..use it for visiting London.Only 20mins on train to euston..cheaper & nicer than equivalant hotels in city.Desk Staff very helpful & pleasant..breakfast staff not so much..looked a bit miserable..but are very busy.Help yourself breakfast..fruit,yoghurt.cereal,all types of drinks..nice coffee.Scrambled eggs,beans ,sausage,toast,,muffins..enough to start the day on.Also tea making facility in bedrooms..no fridge.Very limited for clothes hanging space& no draws..but adequate.
Watford go a nice Westfields with a John Lewis.
August 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HubbyofHarryPotterFan Pretty good. Would have given 5 stars for wifi in rooms.
Quite comfortable, convenient and reasonable for what we wanted to do (Harry Potter and a brief tour around London before proceeding inland). Bus and trains were convenient. You can be back in the middle of London within an hour. If you are looking for a view you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for good local pub grub and shopping you wont be. There is a big mall nearby with all economic levels - Upscale all the way down to swap meet. - It's not the Bull ring area in Birmingham but it will do. I was looking at crystal on one end and used records at the other. Free Wifi in the lobby but not in the rooms. You pay extra for a wired internet & premium cable TV in the rooms. I didn't bother, I just sat in the bar/lobby/lounge downstairs, so did a lot of others, but it was a little inconvenient. Everything else clean and comfortable. Staff excellent.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fuzzball65 Very neat and tidy Hotel
We stayed here basically for its location, a five minute walk from Watford Junction Station and near to the Harry Potter World.
We stayed for six nights and used the hotel as a base for getting into London, leaving after breakfast and getting back between nine and ten at night.We also went to the Harry Potter World.
Therefor we were really pleased with the hotel.The room we stayed in was a family room, one double bed and a sofa bed.It was well maintaned and had plenty of space.
We were a bit concerned about the noise from trains but we hardly heard them, we were on the fourth floor this might have helped!!
The breakfast was adequate with enough choice for adults and children.
My only gripe was the fact you have to pay for internet use especially nowadays when most places provide free wifi.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SueEW Excellent location for London - ticked every box
Very comfortable, spotlessly clean room. Even a choice of piloows from firm to soft. Staff were friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Lovely, ample breakfast. Just a few steps from Watford Junction for quick train into central London. Would definitely stay here again!
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen1960 Great hotel
Had a 3 night stay for a family wedding, and we were very impressed with all aspects of the hotel. Room was excellent, very clean and it was fantastic to have air conditioning on the hottest day of the year! The bed was a little soft, but that would be the only criticism. Also, Joe(?) on reception was excellent. He was very polite and helpful, and did a great job of organising at a very busy breakfast period. Will definitely recommend this hotel.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Otto52 Clean and neat
The rooms were clean and neat and the staff was very accommodating. We travelled to Watford to visit Harry Potter Studios with my wife and three teenage daughters. The staff had no problem having us set up with two adjoining rooms and a common door between them. The breakfast variety was excellent.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Noms246 Friendly Service
We stayed hereas a base to visit Harry Potter tour. We were treated by very friendly staff and were shown to a very clean and spacious room. Would recommend this Holiday Inn to anyone. We even received a complimentary breakfast .
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ivyleafs1 Clean, friendly - parking not great
After my first night at the holiday inn I had already decided that this was a good hotel. Polite, friendly staff, rooms clean and tidy. Breakfast was acceptable - bacon would have been nice. However the only down side was the parking I needed my car so was told I need to pay £3 per day I thought this was reasonable given the location however I wasn't told that this did not guarantee me a space, so after a long day out and arriving back at the hotel there were no spaces and initially I was told I need to pay and park in the nearby pub this wasn't far but I think holiday inn needs to rethink this parking issue other than this an excellent hotel and I would stay again
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tomvic Great experience
Last weekend my relatives stayed at the hotel they are 84 & 94. They could not say enough about how well they were looked after. I checked in on their behalf and they were attentive and helpful.
Thank you for making their short stay a pleasure. I will definitely use the hotel again.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick24 Really great service
Great service from the first phone call to checking out, we only stayed one night but were given the best advice about trains into London and where to eat and all important of course where to park.
Staff were great very attentive and room was perfect the price was so competitive we won't be trying anywhere else when we need another room.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LuluNantes Holiday Inn Watford
The room was clean also the bathroom
Just to find how and where to park your car is a bit difficult
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigoldgrumpy Enjoyable stay
Rooms were everything you would expect from Holiday Inn, clean, well appointed.
Excellant self service Breakfast
Ideally situated for the station and travelling into London
Overall very good stay
July 31, 2013
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