Arrived at the hotel, tight car park. Exterior of the hotel is typical and of modern construction. A unremarkable building.
Reception tried insinuating we had booked a twin room not a double. We were told we were mistaken and they spent some time moving us to the appropriate room type after some unprofessional claims that we were mistaken - dis-proven by our printed booking confirmation.
The bathroom had issues with rust and other oxidisation to the metal work. I also had to flush the toilet which still had a floating visitor from what I assume was the previous guest.
The room was on the second floor, overlooking the Sainsburys car park opposite. Not an inspiring view, but the room was comfortable and clean. In spite of the room overlooking the busy dual carriageway and Sainsburys car park, it was very quiet. The only noise was when a member of staff woke us up at approximately 12 to 1 am knocking the wrong door. Suffering from pneumonia at the time, rest was very important.
Having read the previous night that breakfast was served from 6:30 am, we set off for breakfast early as a snowstorm was expected to hit our destination later that day which we were keen to avoid, only to find that the information we read was undermined by another breakfast notice which stated a different time for breakfast on the weekends, why the separate times for breakfast were on separate notices was never explained. It basically meant we had to depart without breakfast to avoid the snowstorm.
Overall, the hotel is unremarkable. We never ate there so cannot comment on the food. The staff attitude was never accommodating and at times confrontational and unnecessarilly so.
It has put me off using Holiday Inn for future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Nottingham is a deluxe hotel located just one mile from Nottingham City Centre, on a quiet Marina location. The hotel is one of the finest and most sought after in Nottingham, its 128 Bedrooms, Conference Facilities, Meeting space and Eaton's Restaurant and Bar area are well renowned for Quality, Service and Value. Relax in the stylish yet informal atmosphere of our Eatons Brasserie and choose from our varied menu, serving modern British cooking along with reasonably priced quality wines. BT Sports available in Eaton's Bar. The hotel is a pleasant 15 minute stroll from the city, boasting a wealth of sporting activities, Trent Bridge Cricket, Nottingham Forest Football Club, Nottingham Race Course, Holme Pierrepont or the famous Nottingham Motorpoint Ice Arena home to Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Team. Famous for its shopping destination and home to Paul Smith, the legendary Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle. The evenings truly come alive with a range of Entertainment Venues that includes several Theatres including Theatre Royal, Royal Concert Hall, Dusk Till Dawn casinos and many Night Clubs to cater for all tastes. With over 115 complimentary parking spaces available on site, our aim is to exceed the expectations of Service, Value and Quality every time you stay. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, HotelsClick, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Holiday Inn Nottingham 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 Nottingham Hotel Nottingham
- Nottingham Holiday Inn