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Days Inn Leicester Forest East M1
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
Wellington, United Kingdom
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“Staff treat you like a criminal!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Hotel is decent as good as other Days inns. Only problem was the staff told us no to have a drink outside on the benches. Told they didn't have a license. Never had this problem in a hotel before. There was only 3 of us not like we were upsetting anyone. Pretty poor customer service. Hotel is fine beds fine the breakfast in the services not too bad.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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hampshire
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed one night at this hotel when in the area on business. Our first impression of the room was that it was basic, but clean. When checking the bathroom we realised that there was a strong drains smell coming from the sink. We told the receptionist who was apologetic and offered to move us. He kindly upgraded us, free of charge, to an Executive Room. However, to be perfectly honest, it didn't seem to be very different to the one we had rejected. Identical size and the same furniture but It did have a small fridge, which wasn't working! Unfortunately we could still smell a drains smell near the sink. But we decided that we were there only one night and would let it go.

We slept well, the bed was comfortable and there was no noise from the corridors. The staff are helpful and friendly and generally the place is clean. But to get to our room we had to pass through the smoking area. There was a definite smell of smoke in the corridors and also the lift. Breakfast was included in the price we paid and was perfectly adequate.

I must admit we found the whole place a bit dreary, but then most motorway services stations are.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Scotland/Sanibel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Look at these reviews. All from people with lots of reviews and willing to take 5 minutes to review a nights stop on the motorway. And at a pretty grisly Motorway Services with more amusement arcades than decent food...

For why? For about a tenner more than a Travelodge you get far better accommodation. Good bed and décor, really powerful US style shower, good TV and WiFi. Friendly staff. What more can you want?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Situated on the north bound side of M1 @junction 21, this hotel is easy to locate. We were greeted by a most pleasant member of staff who smiled and gave us useful information about the range of shops and eateries on site, their opening and closing times, also where to get breakfast. We arrived on Wednesday 18th at about 7pm so thank you for making us welcome (you know who you are!!!!)
The room was clean, the bathroom had soft towels in plenty , the windows opened, there was extra pillows and a blanket if you needed them.
We paid £30 a night for a two night stay, great value for money.
There is a slip road you can take to exit if you do not want to use the motorway, ask at reception for easy directions.

Room Tip: This hotel is on the M1 so you will get the hum of traffic where ever your room is, but we had room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This was my first experience of a Days Inn and it was a pleasant surprise.

The room was clean and comfortable, and the bathroom a fair size.

The breakfast was good value, with fresh fruit, croissants and coffee. Next door is a small Waitrose where you can stock up for the day, and there's also a Starbucks over the bridge if you'd rather go there for breakfast.

If you need to break your journey then you could do worse than stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We have just returned from a short break to Leicester, visiting friends, and stayed again at the Days Inn, Leicester Forest East. Myself and two friends really enjoyed our stay.
This hotel is situated on the M1 motorway, northbound, at junction 21.
We stayed here a couple of years ago and thought it to be clean and well presented and we found the hotel to have the same high standards when we revisited it last week.
The rooms are clean and spacious enough with TV, including Freeview and free WiFi in all rooms. There is a plentiful supply of tea, coffee, sugar and milk with complimentary biscuits. Lovely towels and hair and body wash supplied, as was a hairdryer and trouser press.
The bathroom was great, very clean taps and even the shower head was really clean !
The staff are friendly and obliging and the parking is free, albeit in the main welcome Break service area car park. You just key your Registration number and how many nights you are staying into the machine at reception.
We are smokers who adhere to smoking rules but one of the bonuses of this hotel is that they supply designated smoking rooms, which means you do not have to keep running outside when you fancy a cigarette (great in cold winter months methinks).
You can order continental breakfast or have the full English. There is a shop on site as well as more amenities over the motorway walkway.
Northbound carriageway is easily accessed and southbound you just go north for a few hundred yards, take the first turning, follow Kirby Muxlow sign then turn right at the roundabout to access southbound carriageway. Alternatively,for Leicester north just follow signs.
For quality and value for money you cannot go far wrong with this hotel.
It was great to see that the standards of the hotel were well maintained and we will definately be staying here again when visiting Leicester !

Room Tip: Smoking rooms on second floor. Executive rooms on second floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is one of the better Days Inn establishments. With ample parking and easy access from the motorway the hotel is situated in the Welcome Break Service area of Junction 21 and 21a on the M1 Motorway. Entry is on the northbound side of the motorway.

The check in was fast and efficient and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and spacious with all the usual coffee / tea making facilites that you would expect. The only drawback was the fact that this particular Days Inn did not have air conditioning in the room and the weather was quite hot.

Free Wi-Fi worked well and the bathroom facilities were spotlessly clean and well laid out. You have the added bonus of being right next to the main Welcome Break area with the shops and food outlets just a quick walk away.

Breakfast at the hotel is available for an extra charge but the breakfast room is a little on the small side and some of the chairs have seen better days. Not bad value for money though.

The Days Inn fits the bill in terms of budget and for a one night stop over you can't complain.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Days Inn Leicester Forest East M1
Address: Welcome Break Service Area J21/21a M1 | Leicester Forest East, Leicester LE3 3GB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Leicester Forest East M1 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Days Inn Leicester Forest East is located 3 miles from Leicester City Centre and Train Station. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and free parking. Rooms feature a flat-screen Freeview TV offering over 80 different channels. The bright and airy rooms also include a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Situated between junction 21/21a of the M1 motorway, this Days Inn is a 20-minute drive from East Midlands Airport. Nottingham and Birmingham are both within a 30-minute drive.Local attractions such as The National Space Centre, Leicester Racecourse, Mallory Park, Donington Race Track & Silverstone are all located nearby. For added value children up to the age of 12 years stay and eat free. ... more   less 
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