I stayed here with friends whilst visiting Alton Towers, it is about 20 mins from the resort. The reception area is nice, clean and welcoming and the front desk staff that checked us in was really friendly. We tried to check in however, because I had booked via a comparison website, we only found out on the day that the company that we booked and paid, did not honor the booking with Holiday Inn Express. We had no booking and of course we had just lost money paid for the initial booking.The gent on front desk was an absolute delight given our predicament. He explained that he had a few people showing up the past few weeks with this now defunct company. We were obviously distressed, it was late in the evening and we had two options 1) check in and pay again 2) go home.
The gent on the front desk informed us they were very busy that night but that they had one room for us. We decided to go for the former and the gent was even nice enough to give us the room at the price we initially secured. An absolute diamond he was!
We had a double bed and a sofa double fold out bed, I stayed on the fold out and slept well. We did nip out to the Harvester for dinner too, which is just next door.
The hotel provides you with free wifi, which is rare these days so it was a nice touch. The room was nice and clean and the bathroom, although small and compact, it did have a fold back, multi function door, where the door to the bathroom can be fold back on the toilet area so it separates the shower/sink area should someone need that area if someone was using the loo!
The hotel also provides free breakfast. Yes, it is limited to choice but it does that job - if you don't like it, you can go buy it from somewhere!! simples.
You get muffins, fruit, cereal, bread rolls and bread slices that can be toasted. You get a variety of juices, coffees and teas - try the chocolate! very nice for a machine dispensed drink!
You also get an option of beans and sausages, the scrambled eggs, yes they looked like they'd seen better days, but you do not have to eat these! The free breakfast, for a free one, is very good!
I would definitely stay here again if I were visiting Alton Towers or nearby attractions and I would definitely recommend it. The rates are very reasonable too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Receive a warm welcome at the modern Holiday Inn Express Stoke-on-Trent hotel, near junction 15 of the M6.The Holiday Inn Express hotel in Stoke-on-Trent is 4 miles outside Stoke city centre on the A50. Set in a convenient location in the Trentham Lakes Business Park, the hotel has plenty of free parking. Manchester Airport is 38 miles away, and Stoke's famous potteries are a 5-minute drive away. Treat your family to a day out at Trentham Estate, with its shopping centre, lush gardens and monkey forest. Family meals are on offer at the Harvester Restaurant opposite the Holiday Inn Express Stoke-on-Trent, and kids up to 18 can sleep for free on the sofa beds in our family rooms. Alton Towers theme park is 15 miles away. You can invite up to 35 colleagues to Holiday Inn Express Stoke-on-Trent's smart meeting room. Equipment includes an LCD projector and wireless Internet, which is available throughout the hotel. Relax in the comfortable Great Room lounge with a drink from our licensed bar or simply catch up on email with our free wireless Internet access. Join us on each morning of your stay to enjoy our complimentary breakfast; a delicious buffet featuring scrambled eggs, sausages, pastries, cereals and more. We look forward to welcoming you to our Holiday Inn Express hotel in Stoke. Rooms feature air conditioning, flatscreen TV and free Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Stoke-On-Trent Hotel Stoke-On-Trent
- Holiday Inn Stoke-On-Trent
- Stoke-On-Trent Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Stoke-On-Trent Staffordshire