We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Comfortable and efficient - as expected from a Holiday Inn”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
Liverpool
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Comfortable and efficient - as expected from a Holiday Inn”
Reviewed 15 September 2008

Had a one night stopover here on the way back from a wedding and it was just fine. Room was small, but clean and comfortable - and with working air conditioning! Service was efficient and breakfast was good.
As others have said, the whole place is a bit rambling and anonymous and we had a long walk to our room.
My sister-in-law used the swimming pool and was quite impressed.

Overall, this is at the better end of budget chain hotels and we had no complaints. If you want somewhere with character you do not stay at a Holiday Inn!

  • Liked — Efficiency, breakfast
  • Disliked — Generally anonymous clinical atmosphere
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Love Travelliing
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

657 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    137
    234
    191
    56
    39
See reviews for
147
180
33
190
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (172)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Luton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
764 reviews
232 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2008

Just returned from a dinner experience weekend at the Holiday Inn Rochester/Chatham. The hotel is situated just off the M2 Jct 3 on the A229 towards Rochester. The hotel is next to Rochester Airport, there are light aircraft parked opposite the hotel car park.

Check-In was straightforward, the room was quite a treck from the reception. It was a large family room and had a sofabed and the usual amenities including TV, kettle, Trouser press, fridge and toiletries in the bathroom.

The buffet breakfast was excellent on both days and included full english / pastries and fruit selection. There were also loaves of bread with soft cheeses and ham. The evening meal was from a set menu and was quite varied. The food was served quickly and the staff were friendly and attentive.

Used the Gym/pool area several times, it was all well maintained.

There were a few problems, the cleaner barely knocked on the room door at just after 8am on Saturday and then walked straight into the room. The reception staff were vague about the restaurant opening times as they misquoted the opening times for breakfast. There was a small sign just inside the restaurant, if there was one placed at reception it may sort out any confusion.

Overall a good experience and convenient for Rochester and Chatham.

  • Liked — Comfortable Rooms/excellent food
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank paullegate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Margate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2008

We had a good stay at the Holiday Inn on a B&B/one night's dinner 2 night package at £99 for 3 of us (2 adults, 1 child). It's impossible to beat that value.

The room was almost the furthest possible from reception, and down a small flight of stairs, which was a pain with a pushchair, child and suitcases to man-handle. They shouldn't allocate rooms which are not lift-accessible without thinking IMHO.

We didn't eat in the restaurant for our evening meal because it was fully booked until late in the evening, but we were given a £20/head allowance for bar meals which was actually ample. And our daughter ate for free all weekend. The food was very good and the drinks in the bar weren't excessively expensive for a hotel (£3.25/pint).

The location is out of town - but near the motorway - and it doesn't take long to get into Rochester or Chatham by car (or bus if you needed to).

The only fly in the ointment (apart from the 10 minute route march to the room) was that they tried to overcharge us, by charging for the kids' meals in full when they should have been free, and it took about 10 minutes to sort out this billing error.

But I'd stay there again without a doubt.

  • Liked — Leisure facilities, value for money, good food
  • Disliked — Long walk to rooms and unexpected stairs
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MarkyMarkD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2008

I use this hotel on business as a last resort if I can't get into another better hotel nearby.
It's OK, with Holiday Inn, you know what you're going to get. Rooms never seem that well cleaned to me, cobwebs etc, but the beds and carpets are always good.
Restaurant is below average in my opinion and the service matches it!
Value for money though, if you want a cheap stay for one night, its worth it.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank WainwrightBagger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Doncaster
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2008

We stayed at here Aug 9th and can agree with comments of previous person re labyrinth of corridors, everywhere does seem rather a long way away. However, all in all this was a good stay, we paid £45 for myself, hubby and 15 year old daughter bed & breakfast which is great value! The breakfast was very good with a large selection of hot and cold foods. I would reccommend this hotel.

  • Liked — The price
  • Disliked — The long walk to bedrooms
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank CottonKing1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2008

We had just an overnight stay here. Hotel was clean and confortable enough. Lobby/Reception area very small. Had some bar snacks and drinks in the bar area which were fine.

Our room was modern and newly renovated but was the longest distance I've ever travelled from reception! Honestly, it took ages througha labyrinth of corridors and up and down steps etc. I do sometimes wonder if some hotel receptionists take delight in putting you the furthest away they can, even if not they're not full! LOL.

Overall a good stay and would stay there again.

  • Liked — Good quality room
  • Disliked — maze of corridors and steps to get to room.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Gill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2008

We arrived late on a Saturday night, having called in the afternoon to reconfirm our booking and ask for a twin room.The reception / lobby area was incredibly crowded and noisy with drunken partygoers in the corridor. The staff were not particularly welcoming or helpful and the only room available was a double. We were given directions to our room which involved walking along a lengthy corridor to a dilapidated lift, then an even longer corridor retracing our route on the first floor. Just as we were reaching our allocated room, the unhelpful receptionist appeared from a side door and told us there had been a double booking and we had to go to another room. He said we had to go all the way back to reception to get new keys and then all the way back to the new room. He did not offer to carry our cases and would not let us use the flight of stairs to reception he had just come up as it was a 'staff shortcut'.

The room itself was bog standard Holiday Inn, pretty dated, old fashioned TV with very few channels, budget toiletries. Not worth anything near what they charge.

  • Stayed July 2008
    • Value
    • Check-in / front desk
Helpful?
Thank kayess00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Chatham hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Chatham
0.4 mi away
Bridgewood Manor - QHotels
3.1 mi away
The King Charles Hotel
The King Charles Hotel
#1 of 2 in Gillingham
629 reviews
3.5 mi away
Travelodge Chatham Maritime Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
St. George Hotel
St. George Hotel
#3 of 6 in Chatham
319 reviews
3.9 mi away
Ship & Trades
Ship & Trades
#5 of 6 in Chatham
356 reviews
3.8 mi away
Village Hotel Maidstone
Village Hotel Maidstone
#3 of 15 in Maidstone
1,644 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham

Property: Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham
Address: Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9SF, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Chatham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham hotel. This modern, well equipped hotel contains fully air-conditioned bedrooms all with high speed internet access. With our mix of Double, Twin & Family Rooms (Kids Stay & Eat Free) and fuly equipped Spirit Health & Fitness Centre with Pool, the hotel is the ideal location for both business & leisure travellers.The Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham hotel is ideally located for key attractions including Leeds Castle, Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester Cathedral, Dickens World & Brands Hatch Race Circuit. Access to the Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham hotel is easy via both the M2 & M20, or by train to Rochester station, making the hotel a central base for touring Kent or a convenient stop-off en-route to Folkestone and Dover.For Conference & Events, the hotel has fantastic facilities for all types of Meetings, Functions & Ceremonies within the Academy Conference Centre. Click here for more info. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Odigeo, IHG, Ebookers, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham Hotel Chatham
Holiday Inn Chatham
Chatham Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham Kent

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing