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Holiday Inn Express Preston South
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bamber Bridge
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Although it was a bit tough to find at first (perhaps my problem - not necessarily theirs), leaving the hotel and getting back on the M6 motorway was simple. This is a beautiful, clean, bright, inexpensive hotel with friendly and efficient staff, a reasonable cost restaurant with varied and tasty choices, included complete breakfast, free Wi-Fi and daily paper. Everything we needed was there and had no problems with anything - I think this must be a brand new hotel.

Room Tip: First floor room was convenient and quiet, near to the bar and restaurant.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Preston South as we were attending a wedding in the area. The Hotel is next to the M6 so very easy to find. Check in process was smooth. The room (21) was at the far end of the hotel on the ground floor, large and spacious with a modern walk in shower and most importantly was extremely quiet.

The Bar area very trendy with a 24 hour bar and lovely selection of snacks and salads at reasonable prices. A large white wine and pint cost less than £11. Had it not been raining, there was a contemporary outdoor area to enjoy some drinks in the sun.

Breakfast was sufficient with hot and cold food, but no bacon. The dining area could have benefited from more seating.

I have rated 4 out of 5 only because prior to arrival we called to ask whether they had an iron and were told yes, subject to availability. Although we arrived at 4.30pm and requested the iron at 5pm (we needed to leave by 7.30 so were in no hurry) not only did the iron not materialise whatsoever, the lady at reception who took our request did not even contact us. A big let down and poor customer service. Thankfully we'd brought our own travel iron just in case!

Overall, very comfortable stay for a no frills price. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Went to a concert and stayed here with my sister for 1 night, had a lovely stay, the room was spacious and very clean, breakfast was good and varied and I would definately not hesitate to book here again, car park is very small though but you can park in the multi storey just across the road

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Dutronomy
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Elaine G, Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Dutronomy,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property but by the sounds of things you stayed at the Holiday Inn Preston.

We're (Holiday Inn Express Preston South) located just on the outskirts of Preston by J29 of the M6, if you are ever in the area again please give us a call.

We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our friends at the Holiday Inn Preston.

Many thanks, Rachel (Guest Service Manager)

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Let's start off with the good points, the hotel is modern clean and easy to get to from the M6 motorway. I found my room to be very pleasant, spacious and well maintained. The bathroom was large though quite dark and had only a shower, no bath.
The decor of the hotel was modern but, to my taste, quite bland and uninspiring. My biggest grip with the atmosphere in the hotel is that it was too cool, by which I mean cold. The air conditioning was on in my room and it felt chilly, even with it switched off, the room was barely warm. A better form of heating would have been most welcome.
My biggest gripe with the hotel was the wifi. You will see signs everywhere telling you the wifi is free. You have to sign up for the wifi, which then gives you 512kb (yes kb) of free wifi. In reality if you want any more, you have to pay for their unlimited package, which costs £5 per day. Now I ask you, why does the hotel try to mislead guests in this way?
I did not find the breakfast here to be too bad, sure the coffee is from a machine and there are limited cooked items available but the toast was good and they did serve marmite. The breakfast also starts at 6am, which is good.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Elaine G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Deerwood

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your guest feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Preston South.

I am sorry that the decor did not suit your taste, IHG has chosen this modern contemporary feel as their brand standard for all of their Hotels throughout the UK and Europe and as the owners of the Hotel, we must follow their selection, as a brand standard.

In addition, this too, effects the selection we offer for the "Express Start" breakfast. We are only permitted to offer 3 Hot items ( scramble Eggs, Sausages and Beans) and then cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, fruit segments, cheeses, pastries and breads. This we offer to all our guests free and is part of the brand assets.

With regards to the AC, I do apologise if your room was cold, We have been experiencing some problems with the compressor - which does only effect a few of our rooms. The maintenance engineer was there on Friday and thought he had resolved all issues - so I assure you I will get that investigated by the Guest Service Manager immediately.

The free wi-fi still remains free for all guests who wish to send emails and do any research on the web. We only decided to charge for any guest wishing to stream or download data ( which again in permitted by IHG) as this does slow down the system for all other guests).

I do hope this response has addressed your issues with the Hotel and I do hope we can welcome you back to the Hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great transport links as it is right on the motorway, plenty parking, good modern rooms which are clean. Holiday Inn must have upgraded their beds as they are now very comfy. Only downside is the breakfast, there seems to be a company wide change to their breakfasts. A couple of more items and it would have been perfect. In all, a good nights stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Elaine G, Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Godscrasher.

Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
I'm so pleased that you found our beds comfy, as we have indeed had new beds throughout the hotel.
I'm glad that you made the most of our "Express Start" breakfast. Though we are only permitted to serve three hot items (scrambled Eggs, Sausages and Beans) as well as the range of cereals, toast, pastries and fruit.
We hope to see you again in the future.

Many thanks, Rachel (Guest Service Manager)

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

it's so modern inside. one of the nicer HIE we stayed at.
staff are lovely and breakfast slightly better than other HIE, as in soya milk available and even peaches in syrup.

downsides - there isnt a microwave in lobby to use (but staff were very sweet and provided free milk and warmed it up for the baby).

shower pressure is weak.

however, the rooms are very spacious and clean.

am staying here again in a few weeks and looking forward to coming back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

stayed at this hotel when visiting blackpool ...so much quieter than drunken hen and stag nights in blackpool....very handy 20 mins drive into blackpool...easy to find from motorway...hotel staff first class...very nice room good shower ...comfortable bed ..free wi fi ...breakfast very busy but food nice ...would use again next time in the area...

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Walton Summit Centre | Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge PR5 8AA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Bamber Bridge
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bamber Bridge
Price Range: £49 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Preston South 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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