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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SartoStayer Shabby, dirty rooms and desperate need of uprating
I stay in a lot of IHG hotels and I am afraid this one is the worst one I have experienced.
Whilst they have a nice, new looking reception area the rooms are really poor; dirty with shabby decor, stains on seats, cigarette burns on the bedside tables - and all this in their supposed "executive" rooms.
I had to be moved from my first room as the very noisy air con could not be turned off or down from its lively 27 degrees with a fan noise that would given an Airbus engine a run for its money.
Probably just as well I was moved at I really didn't fancy sharing my bath with whatever black mould was growing around the top of if. The peeling wallpaper gave it a definite 70's feel as did the cigarette burns in the bedside table. Looking up at the water stained ceiling tiles and bare wires from something as I walked back across the bridge section to the lift also added to the over all feeling of being in a bit of a dump.
The second room, whilst shabby and in desperate need of redecorating did at least have an air con system that you could hear the TV over and it did at least cool the room. The very unpleasant stain on the seat in the room did make one wonder though.
I also have to say that sitting in the bar with a drink, whilst watching the bar staff starting to shut the bar at 10:30 by putting up the shutter struts and standing there staring at their watches until 10:55 before pulling the shutters down really doesn't give the bar a very welcoming feel.
On the plus side it does have very fast, free broadband.
I can absolutely guarantee that I will never ever stay in this hotel again
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magenta EXCELLENT HOTEL
Fancied a change when visiting London and opted to try Elstree based on its location and accessibility. As it was the start of the school holidays I had visions of hundreds of children at the hotel running amok whilst waiting to go to the nearby Harry Potter Theme Park but luckily there were very few and they were well behaved. The evening meals in the restaurant were excellent and the staff very pleasant. Breakfast was also very good with good staff service. As a long term user of Holiday Inns, I would put Elstree amongst the best I have stayed at and I will have no hesitation in going back there for future stays. The staff on reception were also very pleasant and helpful on arrival and departure.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJ99 Great colleagues
When I arrived to check in Asil on reception greeted me in his usual warm, friendly way. He chatted to me and had his usual banter which is always good at the end of a long day at work - just what I needed to start to unwind. He acknowledged my recent promotion to Spire Elite and offered to roll out the red carpet!
Upon talking to Asil, it was apparent that he had had a busy day himself, but didn't let that show and was his usual professional self.
Please make sure you pass on my thanks to him....
July 23, 2015