I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Bradford City Centre in May 2017. I travelled from London.
I arrived several hours before check in, the staff on reception were friendly and helpful. They
wnet out of their way to make aure my room was ready earlier than expected so i was able to check in, rest and avoid the £10 early check in fee.
I was able to have a cup of tea which i needed and again the staff were helpful fetching me milk.
The room was spacious including the bathroom and ehike i wasnt expecting luxury i did expect the basic cleanliness of the sofa ( had marks on it) and the soap holder, as that had soap that had encrusted upon it which just said to me that the soap bottle was changed without the holder being cleaned, a quick way to cover it up. I didnt like this.
Also im glad breakfast was included but there wasnt a massively wide variety if food. Some vegetatian options woukdve been great such as omelette etc.
And also I'm not sure if it's part of holiday express not to have a dining room or restaurant but i had to eat out every meal other than breakfast which was expensive ! The hotel is situated above the bowling alley and the cinema whixh means there are fast food resraurabts within the complex. Maybe this is why there's no lunch or dinner available ? However theres only so much Nandos or Pizza Hut u can eat! Needless to say i went elsewhere for lunch and dinner.
The other downfall about the hotel is its location as unless ur using the facilities its a better to stay on the ground floor to get to the car park.
Car parkimg is good Value for Money at £10 for an unlimited use weekly ticket. If you're going to go in and out of the car park regularly its best to buy this ticket which will save u money.
Over all id prefer a hotel which has food all day long and in a better location, with thorough cleaning. However i coukd walk to the shopping centre which was great but i felt near the bowling alley and cinema it was too busy. The staff were great over all and the room i found comfortable and spacious. I guess it has its pros and cons. [Less]