Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 259
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tracy73 Would not stay in this hotel ever again
Apart from the trains racing by every few minutes, the local station is being developed during the nights, so the constant drilling and banging from the work men kept me up all night. There is no mention of the work being carried out on the Holiday Inn website. I mistakenly booked a smoking room and when I asked if I could change I was told that the hotel was fully booked, however, the Holiday Inn Website was clearly showing non smoking rooms as being availiable. The parking facilities are poor and not 'woman friendly'. Overall this has to be one of the worst hotels I have stayed in.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmhass Clean and Quite
We stayed there in October for 14 nights while looking for permanent accommodation. We loved the hotel, it was very quite there and the rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast was nice.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie45 Great overall and friendly staff
We spend 6 nights at this Hotel and enjoyed the comfort of the rooms, the variety of breakfast and the very helpfull and friendly staff that made us feel very welcome. Specially Debora at the Front Desk.
I recommend the Hotel to everybody looking for a good hotel, wih good service and comfort.
November 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WilliamsFamily Very friendly and helpful staff
I booked two rooms with the points I had collected. Purpose was a visit to Harry Potter studios.
Upon arrival all parking spaces were taken but the staff was very kind and helpful to offer an alternative.
My Satnav didn't accept the new Harry Potter postal code and the staff offered a tailor made plan to drive up there.
Special thanks to Alex, the manager.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Canadian22 A gem!
In every way possible this hotel is great. Extremely well positioned for bus and train connections (including Heathrow and Euston Station), The mega-beautiful Harlequin Shopping Centre and The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour. The hotel staff are helpful, friendly and very efficient. This was my third stay and I am looking forward to the next one.
November 13, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mobil Guest Services
The only WIFI available is in the lobby.
The lobby could use a mobile charging machine for guests who forget their chargers !
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stoke70 Excellent location & service
We stayed here as we were visiting the Harry Potter Studios, excellent location, right next to the train station if needed.
The room was warm and comfortable (2adults & 2 children) and spotless.
No negatives, thank you for a warm welcome and would definatley choose this hotel again.
November 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lamouette Advance booking obviously a waste of time
My husband and I loved this hotel we always book at least 6 months in advance as we request a particular disability friendly room. We have always had the sme room and it suits our needs to perfection.
On arrival this time checked in given key to usual room - it did not work - returned to desk to be told "Oh given to a non booked guest 2 days ago who is not disabled and does not need accessible room but cannot move him.
Can only assume just because we were using our points to pay for the room, that we did not matter anymore.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poway Excellent hotel, couldn't ask for anything better.
Room was clean, comfortable and just perfect. Hated to
October 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ladybird Great value for money
The hotel was perfectly located near the station, once you find the shortcut to get there...
Clean and equipped room, dedicated and professional staff. Nice complete breakfast with variety and quality.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NICESTAYk One of the best
I really enjoyed my stay here. The room was cosy and had everything I needed. In fact, I would say it was one of the best places I have stayed!!! Nice shower, bed, sofa, desk area and decent sized TV. You can chose a soft or hard pillow and the bathroom has a cute blue light you can leave on to find the loo in the dark!!!! ;-)
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bakesy Visiting Harry Potter Tour
This hotel is an excellent choice when visiting Harry Potter studio tour.
Lovely clean rooms, comfortable beds and really friendly staff made it a great visit.
Only 20min Train ride from the centre of London and the station next door also has a special Potter bus that takes you directly to the door and back for only £2 return.
The breakfast was great with lots of different options to indulge in from toast to sausages and scrambled egg to yogurt and fruit. (I think we tried most of it!)
We booked and planned it all ourselves instead of doing the national holidays trip and saved loads!
October 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oucheeeeee Good Job HI Express!
Good Work Fella's.
Stayed here whilst usual hotel was fully booked. Better beds and no arsing around come check-out.
Will stay here in future. Breakfast average (and I rarely eat Breakfast anyway) - but not any better at Jurys and that was way more expensive.
October 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ellepee1940 Room excellent, food awful
I staid at this hotel as it was convenient to Watford Junction Station, no problems checking in, room and bed very good, as the time was getting on i decided to try the bar food, I wished i had gone to the pub next door. The food was microwaved just short of being solid, the veg was a mass of water and a yellowish blob appeared to be mash. At a cost of £10.00 it was vastly overpriced. At breakfast I came down at 07.00 no one else there, the food had been put out, the so called scrambled egg was virtually a solid mass and one had to dig in with the spoon to cut it. At least the toast and coffee was ok, probably the best items on the breakfast menu.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sammie47345856 Nice room and service
I stayed here for one night with my 10 year old stepdaughter when we went on the harry potter studio tour. About a 5 minute walk from the station and from where the shuttle bus for the studio tour collects. It was a nice room and the foyer was lovely. My stepdaughter was over the moon with the hotel :-)
October 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gazred Nice hotel, great location
Stayed here for one night as a base when going to see a west end show. Literally a two minute walk to the train station and with the added bonus of cheap car parking :)
October 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Billt room and food
room and service fine cooked breakfast very poor quality ingredients
October 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Poby A perfect base for a London Sight Seeing Break
I stayed in this hotel for two nights with my sister, daughter & neice. Being located right around the corner from Train station we found this to be a perfect base for our London weekend. The train into Euston station only took 20 minutes and we never had to wait longer than 5 minutes at any point for the train.....they are very regular. The hotel itself is very clean and really has all you would need to use it as a base. Breakfast was great and we had no complaints whatsoever about this hotel. I would definitly recommend it and will have no hesitation using it in the future. All the staff were very helpful. Also ideally situated if you are visiting the Harry Potter experience. Also incredible value for money :) .
October 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by markd4 Nice modern hotel
New hotel, standard room layout typical of this type of accommodation, very comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful, all the in-room facilities that you expect, clean, reasonably priced with breakfast included. Only (minor) grumble is that there was no bacon on offer for breakfast (I do like a full English).
September 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deggsie spotlessly clean
Stayed as part of a London City beak and trip to Harry Potter Studios. 2 minutes from Watford Junction station and the shuttle bus to the studio. Warm friendly staff. Very comfortable bed.. Great value budget hotel. |Would highly recommend.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AnnieG Well thought out
Hotel is well appointed for trains and buses, but don't let the close proximity to the trains put you off, we couldn't hear them. Beds were comfy, en suite well equipped. Breakfast was more than we expected with hot and cold choices, with something for everyone. All staff that we spoke to were friendly and helpful. We will stay again.
September 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJNO comfortable rooms and service
great value for money, would recommend to stay again. only concern is parking for cars, not easily accessible. staff very friendly
September 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sar39 Comfortable and clean room
Had a good stay at this hotel, the room was very comfy and clean and the staff were really pleasant. The only down side to the stay was there was nowhere to safely park our brand new car!!!!
September 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Essex Comfy reasonable hotel
Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, very comfy bed, very quiet didn't hear trains at all and we were facing the station. For the price of this hotel the stay and breakfast was fantastic. Would stay again.
September 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Pleasant overnight experience overall
Stayed overnight here as a family of four. The bed was great, but the sofabed was poor - very uncomfortable. Rest of the room and shower were fine, and very clean. The carpet, however, was stained and not particularly inviting. There was only 1 desk chair in the room,as the sofabed was made up on our arrival. The room was of standard size.
The reception area is nice, very modern and clean. The breakfast menu was adequate, and the food was of very nice quality.
The staff shut the breakfast doors at 9.30 sharp, though!!
September 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sh123 Friendly staff and comfortable bed
Really handy for the train station and had a good nights sleep. Staff helpful and friendly. Car park is really small but there are other car parks nearby.
August 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jim69 Watford junction
Excellent location just 10mins from the motorway and only 3mins walk from the train station . This allows us to be in central London from this Hotel in less than 20mins. Hotel clean and tidy
August 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BizTraveller99 Reasonable location, great for watford station.
Not the best HIE experience, no priority welcome and breakfast has got worse over time in terms of quality in my experience. Parking has time constarints if you have later morning meetings.
However If its a covenient location to town and the station, its very good and overall about the same as most other places in Watford.
July 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nikki47 Lovely hotel, excellent service :)
I stayed here with my daughter, July 2012 as we were visiting The Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour.
We both enjoyed our stay; the staff were very welcoming and pleasant, and the public reception/lounge/restaurant areas clean, comfortable and attractive. Our room was very nice, modern decor and clean, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was pleasant, a wide range of food on offer:- fruit, cereal, croissant, toast & muffins, as well as scrambled egg, sausage & beans. Juice/water/tea & coffee :) Price wise Holiday Inn was pretty much inline with the other hotels I looked at in the area, but I feel it offers just that much more.
As Priority club members we took advantage of the late check out, what more could you ask for? :)
July 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nablin Nice sized room, comfortable and clean with everything required. Breakfast plenty of choice and good quality.
The experience was a good one. Stayed in a couple of Holiday Inn Express' and they are consistently good for an all round experience. Very good value for money.
Two minutes from train station for direct route into London.
Only slight irritation, noise of trains as next to train line - but can't have everything.
July 18, 2012