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“A great nights stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Leicester

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Holiday Inn Leicester
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Leicester
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great nights stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed recently for a business trip

Good clean hotel, very friendly staff

Room service meal was a tad cold however it was very tasty

Breakfast there was a good selection of both cooked and continential items

Would recommend the hotel, no issues at all

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wayned01
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
We acknowledge receipt of your review and are pleased to note that we made an impression. Thank you for your time and we trust we may welcome you back if you are on business in Leicester in the future.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed here on the Saturday of May bank holiday weekend. The hotel is in the middle of the city with easy access to most places. A 5 minutes walk from the shopping centre. The room we booked was £79 but on arrival we had a free upgrade to an executive suite. First impressions of the hotel is pleasant - very clean. Parking was great, a minute walk, if that, from reception. We paid £10 for 24 hours parking and you can come and go as much as you like during that period which is fab. Staff at reception were helpful and we had a quick and easy check-in. We were situated on the 6th floor of the hotel - views aren't great but nice enough for what we wanted. The room we stayed in was bigger than expected with plenty of space and a massive bed! Pillows were a bit uncomfortable but that's just personal preference. Bathroom was clean although the bath itself is tiny! I'd suggest a shower as you can't have a relaxing bath with how small it is. A few tiles were cracked by the toilet and shower but apart from that we couldn't grumble about much. As we'd had a long day we decided to watch a bit of tv before bed and had a look at the movies. Just note that although the films say Free - they actually aren't. To our horror we were charged £7.50 the next morning! After much deliberation with reception that the films stated they were free we didn't pay. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel so can't really comment on the restaurant, although it looked really modern.

Overall a pleasant stay at a clean and tidy hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sophie_0909
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
We acknowledge receipt of your review and thank you for the constructive feedback following your stay with us over the May bank holiday weekend. We note you had a pleasant stay and trust we may have the opportunity to welcome you back.
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Could not fault Holiday Inn on this great value stay. Booked a 'Stay, Play and Explore' deal which gave us (a family of 5) 3 family tickets to go to a choice of 5 regional attractions as well as 1 nights B&B at this hotel all for £109. Had a great day at Conkers (outdoor park) followed a swim in the lovely pool at Holiday Inn. Receptionist then upgraded us to D,B&B for an extra £20 total. My wife, kids and I then ate a 3 course meal each for effectively £4 a head. Could not believe the value. Following an early morning swim we then had a great breakfast with lots of choice including a pancake making machine which my kids loved. Left the hotel and went onto Twin Lakes (theme park/farm park) and had another fun day in the sun. Great weekend had by all and for a change I left without the sour taste of feeling ripped off. The staff at the hotel could not have been more friendly and helpful and they really made an effort to engage with my kids too. Thank you Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rich_OGorman
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 25 May 2013
We are extremely pleased to hear your weekend in Leicester was such a success and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your positive feedback regarding the friendly service you received will be displayed on the staff notice board for everyone to see. Thank you once again and we do hope we may welcome you back to our hotel.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stay in a lot of hotels for work so always have some expectations but nothing that everybody doesn't want. Pretty limited choice for a decent hotel in Leicester so decided to stay here as I collect priority points but usually avoid Holiday Inns and this stay justifies why. I have to say I wouldn't pay the £115 if it was for a personal trip!!!! Check in was efficient and have to say the service in the bar and restaurant was excellent, however the room was very basic and very tired but at least was clean. Downsides are there is no air-con so was very hot and to have any ventilation had to open the narrowly opening window which unfortunately was then very noisy with traffic all through the night so made sleeping difficult! The bed was ok if you order the pillows you like from the menu!! Overall I didnt sleep well and that is basically what a hotel is for!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harpey
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Dear Harpey,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the room accommodations prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Ben J
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel bank holiday weekend in May for 1 night. Got the room for £79 which wasn't too bad for a Saturday night. Checked in and got the room upgraded free of charge which was a nice surprise. First impressions was lovely hotel and very clean. The room was quite large with a bed could lost in.
Couple of things with the room, well bathroom - quite a few cracked tiles around the toilet and shower.
We had to complain to reception regarding lots of noisy children running up and down the corridors and playing with lifts. I'm not normally one for complaining but when you ask them once and they keep doing it, it gets annoying. There was 4 coaches of junior rugby teams.
Be aware that if the TV movies say 'Free to watch' they are not. We watched a film as it said free but on check out, the hotel tried to charge us. Try they did. Cheek I wouldn't mind paying of it said pay per view but it didn't.
Parking was £10 which wasn't too bad considering.

Location for the hotel is great and central for most things.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Spence_llanelli
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 25 May 2013
We wish to acknowledge your review and thank you for the feedback. We are pleased to note that overall you enjoyed your stay, however, do apologise for the inconvenience caused by other guests. This is not indicative of our usual standards and we trust we may have the opportunity to welcome you back.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

We. Got a really good rate at this hotel. 44.00 peer night. But breakfast was extra and the WiFi was very expensive. Parking in the aerydjacent NCP was 10.00 per day. I feel there should be a rate quoted inclusive. Thankfully WiFi is nearly always free these days. Hotels that think they can ask for huge fees for WiFi are living in the past.
That said the rooms were very comfortable .The gym was one of the best equipped I have come across.
The front office staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend this bottle especially if you don't have to park.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Alex186370
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
We are pleased to acknowledge receipt of your review and the feedback contained therein, including the reference to the pricing of certain facilities which is noted and will be passed to the relevant offices. Thank you for your time.
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Lancashire
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Stayed for two nights, attending a conference. Everywhere in the hotel was spotlessly clean and my room was very pleasant with a northerly outlook. Comfy bed, good shower. There was an excellent level of choice at both breakfast and the lunches laid on for our conference. Our conference dinner was good too. We did not use the restaurant outside of meals pre-booked for the conference - the town centre was a couple of minutes walk away and we found an excellent curry house!

Downsides? No free wifi and its difficult to cross the 3 lanes of traffic on the road outside the hotel to get into town. There's quite a bit of traffic noise at night too.

The biggest plus for me would be the staff who were tirelessly helpful and friendly throughout my stay. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank LDClogs
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Tavua, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Leicester, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
We acknowledge receipt of your review and thank you for taking the time to post this. We are particularly pleased to note the positive reference to staff service and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Leicester

Property: Holiday Inn Leicester
Address: 129 St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 5LX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Leicester 3*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn hotel in Leicester is located in the centre of this up & coming City in the heart of England. With good road links from M1/M69 and A50. The hotel is minutes from Leicester train station. This City Centre hotel is ideally placed for the historic, cultural, sporting and tourist attractions such as the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Leicester City Football Club, Highcross Shopping Centre, De Montfort Concert Hall, National Space Centre, Conkers, Twycross Zoo, De Montfort University and Leicester University. See our packages page for further details on our fantastic family Stay, Play & Explore packageOur 188 guests rooms including Executive, Accessible, Family rooms & 2 Long Stay Suites meet both the needs of the leisure and corporate traveller with High-Speed internet access and 'Kids Stay & Eat Free*'. The unique Restaurant & Bar, & the 'Spirit' Leisure Club, with swimming pool, enhance Holiday Inn Leicesters' hotel's facilities. There is limited evening dining in the Vermont Restaurant throughout December. Please contact hotel for more information. *Terms & Conditions apply. ... more   less 
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