Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 323
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pete_1952 as expected
Normal HIE experience as expected. Price was OK, good mid range accommodation similar to comparable hotel standards.
November 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sharpie Vastly improved
The room, bed, and cleanliness, since our last stay, had improved so much. Breakfast was quality. The sole downside was the attitude of the night receptionist!
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Soulmover Great for a short break or stop over
We've often taken the budget route when staying over for concerts or just using the hotel as base to just get away and on these occasions invariably choose between the other two as they suit our basic needs. For some reason both were above the budget level in the area so we took a chance on a first visit to a Holiday Inn. Check in was an hour later than most at 3pm and the reception staff were helpful with all the info we would need, breakfast times etc. Key worked the first time! The room was spacious and we had requested a double sofa bed to be made up which was comfortable when folded to watch the larger than average TV which had loads of connections HDMI PC etc. Room was of the highest standard of cleanliness with none of the usual dirt traps missed and shower so good the wife didn't want to get out! Tea and coffee making facilities as expected, though there could be more coffee/tea available and we missed the hot chocolate sachet. Plenty of hotel info available in the room with even an offer for complimentary toothpaste soap etc should you have forgotten them for your journey. Sofa bed was very firm and the mattress thin but surprisingly comfortable, though others might consider it very hard. Double bed was really comfortable and we slept through. These rooms are all ways warm but the window opened just enough for a breeze to get in, not sure what it would be like in the summer though. My only minor complaint is the plug sockets, all are focused around the desk which is fine for a laptop, it's just a single. There is one single at floor level and the other 2 are taken by the kettle and tv. The bed on the opposite side has no plugs, it's the same in all budget hotels. just one by the bed for your phone or tablet would be really helpful. We have now taken to carrying a four way adapter wherever we go for the inevitable mobile phones/tablets etc we all take with us these days.
Good range of cereals for breakfast along with scrambled eggs (ok) beans and sausage (great) as well as toast/fruit/yoghurt/croissants,rolls and all the usual jams and marmalades. Food was plentyful and kept well stocked. This is all a help yourself style buffet. The Show ground is just across the road so it would be an ideal stop over for events and the Harvester is across the car park if you do not feel like travelling for an evening meal. There's plenty to do and the nearby Ferry Meadows Nene Park is very worthy of a visit, we went twice and is highly recommended.
For a budget weekend break that includes breakfast this Holiday Inn Express is hard to beat, I hope others in the chain will live up to the high standards set by the staff at this one. Easy access to the A47.
November 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RVMB Great Value
Great Value for our particular stay. friendly helpful staff and good breakfast
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zack23 The hotel to stay for great value and service.
This hotel was great to stay at. Good food and service. Comfortable rooms and well located. You can catch a bus from near the hotel into town or drive to one of the many car parks in Peterborough. The hotel has plenty of parking and was easy to find.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NLDSteveW Just the ticket
Fitted the bill exactly. No hesitation in recommending to others or returning there myself.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highlander1960 HI Express 27th October
Overall a good stay for as we'd stayed here before: the inclusive breakfast persuaded us to come back.
The room was very comfortable and as well equipped as we would expect; however we did find the hard/soft pillows not so easy to get used to.
Whilst overall breakfast was excellent value for money, we were disappointed with the scrambled egg which looked as though it had been in its pan for some time and had almost solidified. Everything else was excellent.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaulCB Great visit
my stay was very comfortable. Clean and tidy bed. an efficient and friendlay staff.
Breakfast was lacking in choice however. But this was a holiday inn express
October 27, 2015