We spent a Friday and Saturday night at the Holiday Inn, initially chosen because of the low priced (Pnds 4.50 a day) car parking. Booked one night but upon seeing our room we decided on a second night, Saturday, and were given a better rate, unexpectedly, so were very happy. The Reception staff were all very friendly young ladies but a very tall young woman, perhaps the Manager, was exceptional. She seemed to be on duty all of the time anyway, but was extremely pleasant, helpful and efficient. As expected of a Holiday Inn, the hotel is large, elevators service all floors, and ensuite room fitouts are very modern, efficient, pleasant and cater for everything. Mini frig, TV, wall hairdryer and electric kettle and tea and coffee necessities provided, excellent. The breakfast area was huge and catered for very large numbers of guests at the same time. Food was plentiful and varied and the staff were attentive attending to clearing tables and stocking up supplies. Wifi available in large, popular, public seating area. Hotel had a free coffee and tea bar and vending machines and a microwave on the ground floor level. The hotel car park was very big and safe as it is on hotel premises. The Holiday Inn is just outside the historic centre, not an issue really. Most hotels in the historic centre charge hefty car parking fees. Bus stops are in front of the hotel to go into Bath or return from it as Bath has restricted vehicle access into the historic centre. Only a 5 minute bus ride, a return ticket very cheap (forget) and the drivers were very helpful too. Buses are regular and operate from early morning till late at night.
Bath is very pretty and full of historical places of interest. The Roman ruins and Baths are interesting, the water may be an acquired taste, my husband thought it was akin to drinking poison. The Jane Austen centre was informative and different and the Hop On Bus tours were worthwhile also. It is a lovely city to walk around especially outside the immediate centre, the bridge, gardens and Cathedral area. Bath has great shopping with an amazing diversity of Retail outlets. We ate twice in very old Pubs and both were good experiences and the food was very cheap and tasty. Love England's old pubs. Never a disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at the popular Holiday Inn Express Bath hotel and explore Bath's historic city centre on foot. We're a short stroll from the historic city centre, where you can take your time with a relaxing session at Thermae Bath Spa. We are also close to Bath Spa train station and 10 minutes' drive from Bath's 3 Ministry of Defence offices and the University of Bath campus. Bath Spa University is 5 minutes by car. The convenient Holiday Inn Express Bath is a 10-minute walk to the elegant Pump Room at the Roman Baths and the Grade I-listed Royal Crescent. Wake up to bacon, sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs and more as part of the inclusive breakfast buffet and watch Bath come to life from the windows of the airy Great Room. Our friendly front desk team will give you information on day trips to Glastonbury and Stonehenge. Wi-Fi is free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Bath Hotel Bath
- Bath Holiday Inn Express
- Holiday Inn Bath