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Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester
Ranked #17 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
yorkshire
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Punches above its weight!”
Reviewed 10 December 2010

Excellent budget hotel - extremely clean, bed comfortable, very modern - had everything I needed. Very quiet, despite being close to a main road, reception staff very helpful, - have already booked a number of other nights. Would definately recommend.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Thank YorkshireSqueeky
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 23 December 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your recent stay at Etap Leicester.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback and I am going to share your comments with my Housekeeping Team who I am sure will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

I stayed here when visiting family. It's ideal just out side of Leicester quiet and remote so you'll need a car if you're staying here.

I asked for extra pillows which they brought to my room straight away. I arrived back very late one night and there was no problem and still staff at the desk.

It's perfect for a hassle free base while visiting friend or family but I will stress again that it is remote and you will need a car to get about

thankyou

  • Stayed March 2010
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Thank Melody3688
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 23 December 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your recent stay at Etap Leicester.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback and the Front Desk staff accomodating to your needs throughout your stay with us. Although remote location, there is a regular Bus Service operating to City Centre and is only a ten minute walk to the Bus Stop.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

Stayed here on a Thursday night, the receptionists were lovely and really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Room was exceptionally clean, had a small flat screen tv on the wall with about 9 different channels to choose from, bed very comfy. Rooms are small, but wasnt a problem for us as we only stayed one night. Large shower cubicle with power shower, seperate toilet which was handy for us. 24hr KFC and petrol station/services is a 1 minute walk away. Breakfast is optional, an extra £3.75 a person, but we liked the fact that we didnt have to pay for something we werent going to have as we were leaving before breakfast started.
Overall, an excellent hotel for a couple of nights stay.

  • Stayed November 2010
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 12 November 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your recent stay at Etap Leicester.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback and I am going to share your comments with the staff member working on the day and my Housekeeping Team who I am sure will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

We travel a lot and stay in many different hotels around Europe. We have used Etap in UK first time (We used Ibis before) only because it was recommended to us by a friend and also because we have stayed in other Etap's in Spain, Poland and Germany. Getting to the hotel was a challenge as I found out my tom tom couldn't pick up the post code. I called the hotel and I must say that the reception staff is very well informed and offered me few options on how to get to the hotel and we eventually arrived. At the arrival reception was very busy so we needed to wait a bit. And to pay by cash you need to have valid ID, thank god a had my Identification Card. We found out our room to be very clean and fresh, and you can tell that the rooms are well maintained. Unfortunately there is no tea/coffee making facilities but you can buy them either on the reception or on nearby petrol station. Reception is open 24/7 and staff is really polite and helpful and always with a smile on their faces. It's really nice as we felt like they are there for us, always asking if we were ok and if we need anything. Breakfast is good especially for people who partied the day before :) and needed to eat something light which mean continental buffet is the perfect choice. Overall we will definitely come back to Etap Leicester and we will definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Faunia
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 12 November 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Etap Leicester. Etap hotels are one of Europe’s leading budget hotel products. Etap hotels offer low-cost hotels with well-designed rooms for up to 3 people, and offer highly competitive value for money.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

In the past, if we have been needing an over night place to sleep we have gone to travel lodge, but this year have found them to be of poor quality on the whole, yes cheap, but nto t hat clean etc, so we thought we'd give Etap a go. Stayed here for 3 nights from the 14th to 17th Oct. Husband found it difficult to get to access from the round about, not clear directions, but that is not the hotels fault, other guests we spoke to found the same difficulties. Reception staff very helpful and friendly, always a good morning or have a nice day. Room was clean, fresh smelling linens and soap at the hand basin. Shower very good, loads of hot water. Room cleaned daily and fresh towels. No tea or coffee facilities in room, you can buy drinks in reception. No hair dryer and only 2 bath towels, no hand towel. We bought a cheap kettle near by for under £5. Breakfast was good, as much as you can eat, toast, rolls, croissants, butter, cheeses, jams, honey, 2 kinds of cereal, fruit juice and a selection of fresh fruit. Great coffee, really good. You can eat in the area provided or take a tray to your room. We found the hotel very secure, need your room key to get in after 10pm and also need it to access lift or stairs from reception. No frills hotel, but adequate. Dearer than travel lodge, but then much cleaner. Overall a good stay, will use again for a short stay and would reccommend.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cara9567
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 26 October 2010
Dear Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and recommending Etap Leicester after your recent stay with us.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback regarding Cleanliness, Staff, Room, Breakfast and Security arrangements. I am going to share your comments with all the staff members who I am sure will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated. Please do check in future for some Fantastic Offers to book Online only.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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London
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

I stayed at the Etap Leicester for one night with my two Grandchildren. Exactly as described.! Receptionist was extremely helpful and friendly. The room was clean and functional - perfect for a base to visit family. The bunk- bed is brilliant. I took a travel kettle also, as I had been told there were no facilities in the room. Small food court next to hotel, where we had a cooked breakfast. Perfect.
The only comment I would have is the lighting. Rather harsh and minimal, which was difficult when the children went to sleep and I wanted to read.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Jesvar
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 18 October 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your recent stay at Etap Leicester.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback and I am going to share your comments with the staff member working on the day who I am sure will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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West Mids
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

A big thank you to the really helpful receptionist that was on last Saturday night. Talk about excellent customer service. He couldn't do enough for us.

The hotel was lovely and modern and excellent value for money. We had a disabled room as we were with our children and had plenty of room. There is ample parking. The breakfast was wonderful and there is a big Shell garage with a food court next door if you get want to eat anything else.

Would definitely book another ETAP hotel again or might even return to Leicester.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Thank CazzaWestMids
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EtapLeicester, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester, responded to this review, 3 September 2010
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts about your recent stay at Etap Leicester.

It was a pleasure to read your positive feedback and I am going to share your comments with the staff member working saturday night who I am sure will be delighted to learn that their efforts have been appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Etap Leicester in the future.

Yours sincerely,

M Solanki
General Manager
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Property: Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester
Address: Leicester North Services | Junction A6/A46, Birstall, Leicester LE4 3BT, England (Formerly Etap Hotel Leicester)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Leicester
#7 Family Hotel in Leicester
#8 Romantic Hotel in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester 2*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located at Leicester North Services off the A6 and A46, just 15 minutes' drive from the Leicester city centre. Short distance from M1 making it the perfect location for business travellers on the road or visiting the many local business communities. ibis budget Leicester offers 83 modern rooms, including brand new family rooms with double bed and two single sofa beds, 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi and free parking at great values rates. The hotel has modern en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Rooms also feature an air-cooling system. Hairdryers and baby cots are available on request. A continental buffet-style breakfast including hot food options is served each morning and is available at any time from 06:30 to 10:00 on weekdays and from 07:00 to 10:30 on weekends. Hot meals and snack service are available 24/7. ibis budget Leicester is within a 9-minutes' drive from the National Space Centre and 20 minutes' drive from East Midlands Airport. The Curve Theatre, King Power Stadium, Leicester Tigers, Leicester Cathedral, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery are all within a 15-minutes' drive. The good location also means that the hotel offers easy access to the area's major roads and the M1 motorways. ... more   less 
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