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Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel

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#3 of 18 hotels in Southend-on-Sea
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Holiday Inn Southend is a four star hotel with 129 air conditioned bedrooms, featuring 27 beautifully appointed executive rooms and 4 King superior rooms. The five-storey hotel also houses a fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant (1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar) offering spectacular views of London Southend airport. The hotel is situated just a short walk from London Southend Airport and a short drive from Southend Pier, making it perfect for business or leisure. There are a range of rooms offering double, twin or king size beds and rooms ideal if you're travelling with children. The award-winning rooms are designed to offer a range of facilities to enhance your stay; with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and well-equipped bathrooms. You can also enjoy complimentary tea and coffee in your room with ample on-site car parking. Kids stay and eat for free at the Holiday Inn Southend*. The AA Rosette 1935 Rooftop Restaurant offers traditional British dishes cooked to perfection with a modern twist, plus an exclusive private dining room – the restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch. So, whatever your reason to travel to Southend, whether it's a seaside break, conference, event or business trip, you'll find what you're looking for at the Four Star, Holiday Inn Southend and 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, only ten minutes from Southend seafront. *Terms and conditions apply.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more
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77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6XG England
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Karen B wrote a review Today
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Thank you to the Holiday Inn and all the staff for working so hard for my Mum’s funeral. The fourth floor was decorated with flowers and Mum’s photos. It was lovely to see family and old friends at such a sad event but you managed to make it easier.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom wrote a review Oct 2023
Golden Grove7 contributions3 helpful votes
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Second time I stayed. The first time was a last minute booking after realising our southend on sea accommodation was horrid. The second time was taking children. Location was great. Didn't use the airport, but was very convenient for the train line Slight problem with the hotel is that it doesn't have rooms that cater for a family of four, however we were more than happy with our connecting room. Rooms were pleasant, clean, quiet and comfortable. We had a bit of an issue with our bed which seemed to dip in the middle. Eventually decided to report to reception and someone was up in 10 minutes, and arranged for it to be fixed when the room was serviced. Issues if hotels can be hard for them to detect until reported, it is how they handle the reports that I judge and they were exceptional. Breakfast was great overlooking the airport. The selection was great and was also very accommodating for gluten free. A shame is that the overlooking airport is mostly dead now, but I think it is still recovering from covid. I will continue to book this hotel whenever I am in this part of the world. Great staff and great experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Rohit Singh, Owner at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel
Responded 18 Nov 2023
Dear tombA4715CU, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay. We have checked the bed in your room and managed to fix the issue you highlighted. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Simon Elliott Operations Manager Holiday Inn Southend
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RJK1 wrote a review 9 Apr
Suffolk, United Kingdom126 contributions17 helpful votes
Love this hotel and always stay here when I’m in the area. I received a warm welcome from the front desk on arrival. Didn’t eat at the hotel but did have late drinks in the bar. The barman was cashing up and didn’t seem very happy to see us. We were sent back downstairs to preauthorise my card details to enable me to get a couple of drinks. I would definitely recommend this hotel. I guess the barman just wanted to go home 😂
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Restaurant and bar is on the top floor and has a great view of the airport, worth a look.
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aprinkibas wrote a review Mar 2024
Cheshunt, United Kingdom462 contributions193 helpful votes
Excellent hotel in handy location next to Southend airport. Under 10 mins in the car to seafront and cliffs pavilion. Staff were friendly and professional. Everything was clean and the breakfast was tasty. Would 100% recommend and hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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happyholidaygirl059 wrote a review Mar 2024
Exeter, United Kingdom823 contributions194 helpful votes
We booked an Executive corner room with a view of the airport - although there was ony one section of the rounded windows you could see out - the rest was frosted and we only looked over a McDonalds sadly. The room was fine, nicely cleaned and prepared, bed was reasonably comfortable and good pillows etc. There was a small sub optimal fridge and tea and coffee available. The bathroom was okay although you had to run the water for a long time to get hot water and the toilet plumbing was not very effective - you had to press hard on both buttons to flush. `otherwise good towels and toiletries were fine. We had breakfast included and the first day (Sunday) it was mayhem at breakfast time. the cooked food was nicely cooked and reasonable quality but the options were okay but basic. There were other to order food options we didnt have time to try. The second breakfast was much calmer and staff were lovely. We had one evening meal with the family at the restaurant and it was really not great. my husband had the worst pizza I have seen and others had various dishes but nobody enjoyed their meal. Could have a smaller but better options. Wine per glass were expensive and not served chilled enough....but otherwise the staff made it. There was a small gym in the hotel. It was also disappointing to see an additional charge of £10 per night for parking. However it is a very convenient spot for access into Southend etc. There was a lounge area downstairs which we didnt use and wifi seemed fine.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Frenchfay wrote a review Mar 2024
Horsham, United Kingdom449 contributions230 helpful votes
Very close to the town , easily found , easy to park overnight (£10). Pleasant staff . Enormous room but the bed really really small for 2 people ! I think it was Queen sized and not a full double . Really snug !!! Spotlessly clean . Didn't stay for breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Inker.said wrote a review Mar 2024
20 contributions43 helpful votes
Not a bad place to stay very clean and welcoming lovely soft fluffy pillows /bed room/ staff very helpful and accommodating thanks to all the wonderful staff Parking access easy no problems Will return when in area thanks to all Easy check in /out
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Victoria Y wrote a review Mar 2024
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Although it was a very sad occasion, My Aunties wake, we were treated with respect and was so organised throughout the whole process and the event was seamless. The staff went above and beyond to help with any queries and displayed the pictures i bought before the event beautifully
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TW@42HL wrote a review Jan 2024
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We held my fathers funeral wake in the restaurant area of the hotel, overlooking the airport terminal. The staff made a emotional charged event quite stress free. As a family we were treated very well, with staff moving around us without being obstructive to the many discussions that were in flow. As much as you can enjoy such an occasion, it was excellent service throughout.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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deborahswallow wrote a review Jan 2024
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful time a group of ten of us had at the Holiday Inn's New Year's Eve party. We had an all inclusive package and it was great value for money. Food was delicious; varied, nicely presented and cooked to perfection (especially as they were catering for all the tables at the same time!); drinks were in plentiful supply; well decorated; surprise entertainment during our meal and a great DJ afterwards that had us up dancing into the new year. Great atmosphere and plenty of fun. Would highly recommend. As a bonus, we stayed overnight and came away feeling as though we had had a real treat.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vulcan Restoration Trust (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anne Boleyn, Hungry Horse, 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, and Toby Carvery Southend.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hadleigh Castle (4.3 miles), Prittlewell Priory (0.9 miles), and Southchurch Hall (2.4 miles).