I stayed at this hotel 9 years ago when it was part of the Moat House chain. It is a most unattractive building, plain to the point of boring, and undistinguished – it is surrounded by grassed areas. The changes inside were cosmetic in most places, the stairs and landings were just how I remembered them! With heavily patterned red and blue carpets in the corridors. The décor in the room was unchanged too. My scores for that visit were:
A couple of gripes to start with. They claimed, when I checked that my booking was for 3 days later when I had clear confirmation of my booking. Fortunately they were able to find me a room. Secondly one of the tea spoons on the hospitality tray was dirty when I first used it and was not properly cleaned after I had used it. The car park when I arrived was so full, I had to park in an unofficial space. Also, next to the fan/ventilator in the bathroom was a most unpleasant brown stain – no idea what caused it but it was very unattractive.
On entering the hotel, the lounge is very small but bright and clean, and the reception desk is clearly defined. There is a small business centre. My room was allocated on the second floor, with a choice of stairs or a small lift. The room faced out on to a grassed area and the windows were steel framed which meant that area of the room was very cold. I could hear fast moving traffic at all times. I did however sleep well. The room seemed small, but was about 4.5m x 4m, with a desk unit, small occasional chair and table, 2 bedside cupboards and the bed was large enough for a pleasant stretch out. There was an open wardrobe area and a small bathroom, with a bath (chipped in places), wc and sink unit. There were plentiful mirrors and lighting levels were good. The décor is pale cream, as was the carpet, generally I thought the room was clean. The old fashioned radiator did work well and raised the temperature quickly.
Different wifi packages are offered and I chose the economy 60 minutes non-consecutive within 24 hours. It would very efficiently and I was able to use it effectively with the minimum of fuss. The TV was an old style CRT with 10 channels and 4 radio channels and access to movies. I used the health club – still named ‘Moativation’ as it was when it was a Moat House Hotel – which was clean and bright with plentiful equipment.
The hotel is well situated for someone visiting Peterborough city centre (you will need to drive in as it's too far to walk) or just overnighting on a journey down the A1. I didn't receive the cookie/gift/courtesy call mentioned by other reviewers.
My score (out of 10) for the hotel: Location 8; Car Parking 6; Accessibility 6; Reception/Check Out 6; Size of Room 6; Facilities in Room 7; Hotel Facilities 7; Hotel Decor 6; Service 6; Value for Money 6.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough is situated just 2.5miles from the City Centre and the East Coast mainline train station, 5 minutes drive from the A1M and opposite a challenging 18 hole golf course. The Holiday Inn Peterborough West is easily accessible and ideal for both the business and leisure traveller. Our recent refurbishment means huge investment and fantastic new facilities throughout the hotel including air-conditioning wireless internet access and refurbished bedrooms and bathrooms. With 17 modern, air conditioned meeting rooms, fantastic conference and banqueting facilities, Holiday Inn Peterborough West provides outstanding facilities accommodating up to 400 delegates. A visit to our Club Moativation health and fitness club will help to ensure your feeling at your very best throughout the day with a range of excellent facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, dance studio, fully equipped gymnasium and beauty salon.Another great place to unwind is our restaurant and bar. Friendly & informal, the perfect venue to relax with friends or colleagues. Our restaurant offers an extensive range of dishes to suit all tastes whilst the bar offers light snacks and drinks throughout the day. In compliance with English Law smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas at this hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Peterborough West Hotel Peterborough
- Peterborough Holiday Inn