Great base for a long weekend.
Spent three nights here after a short cruise from Southampton. Great place to base your stay as the location is just 10 minutes from the city by bus route 3 or 120 or 124. This route takes you
straight to the man city strain station , across the road from the main shopping area. Could not be easier. It is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
If you are a cruiser then you will need to get a taxi to this hotel as we docked at the furthest dock from the hotel.
It took about 20 mins in a taxi to get there but i believe there are 3 cruise docks so it is pot luck which one your ship docks at. I think it cost 30 euro's to the hotel.
Greeted by the receptionist as an IHG member and she could not have been nicer or more helpful. That said ALL of the staff were the same., Spoke perfect ENGLISH and could not have assisted my wife and I any more than they did.
We have a favourite bar/restaurant across the road from the main station so we cannot comment on the drink or food at the hotel , except breakfast , as we did not use the bar and restaurant. Breakfast was buffet style and as a whole was adequate enough for us. We had no complaints.
The pool is an odd shape and not very easy to have a good swim , but it was a bonus to have it. The sauna was VVV hot . I an no expert on German sauna's but i have been in a couple and i think this one was by far the hottest. Just breathing in whilst sitting on the lowest level
was hard work for me.
We had a room on the 9th floor overlooking the river and in a quiet residential area we heard no noise at all.
Would i recommend this hotel ......
Yes i would . It has a pool , sauna , gym , pub/restaurant , PC and printer facilities. Good breakfast , great ENGLISH speaking staff . Clean and has parking. It does what it says on the tin !!! after all it's a HOLIDAY INN not THE RITZ.
Will i be staying here again...................................YES. [Less]