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Holiday Inn Express Bedford
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
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“Nice and convenient”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed here for one night. Had a family room, bit cramped with the soda bed out but everything was clean and very comfortable. Had a ground floor room, no noise and slept well. Free breakfast was good, not a huge choice but what was there was plentiful. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Would stay again if in the area and would recommend to family and friends. Very easy to find and convenient location.

  • Stayed June 2013
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay and its great to hear that you will be recommending us.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Picked this hotel because it was close to where I was working the next day and had good reviews / reasonable price. I hadn't stayed in a Holiday Inn Express before and will certainly use them again based on this stay. Staff at check in were prompt, polite and helpful. Room itself was quite modest in size but perfectly adequate, there was secondary glazing fitted to the double glazing so no problem with noise, decor was fresh and modern, there was a good sized modern flat screen TV and the bathroom is well set out with a decent shower that chucked out plenty of hot water, the blue LED lights gave it a bit more interest than your usual basic facility. My initial concern that the beds were a bit soft and lacking support proved unfounded and gave me a good nights sleep. Breakfast was okay, nothing special but a decent selection and plenty available to set you up for the day. I arrived mid evening and although the car park was pretty full there was still parking available, there is also a petrol station beside the hotel if you are looking for snacks other than what is in the hotel itself. For what it cost was good value and I'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for this wonderful review, I am pleased that your experience with us will lead you to consider the brand in other locations you may visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Samantha
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

A few minutes from the M1 and close to Bedford town centre and less than an hour to Bicester Shopping Village. Stayed one night. Excellent welcome from friendly receptionist, comfortable quiet room and very comfortable bed ensured a good nights sleep. Good shower and excellent fluffy white towels. Plenty of choice for breakfast, cereal, yoghurt, toast, croissants, fruit plus the usual hot meal and plent of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. All good. Excellent value stay!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
We have recently replaced both our Towels and our TVs and would like to that you for mentioning these in your review. we hope you will use the hotel again in future.

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Shropshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

we stayed here for one night and found it to be in an excellent location - easy to find from the M1 and just off the A6 - lovely, if compact, rooms which were exceptionally clean - new flat screen tv with lots of channels - love the blue light in the bathroom which is great at night and very useful if you have kids - were given lots of extra tea, coffees etc when we asked for more - very light and airy corridors and nice décor - only downside was the slight chaos at breakfast ... we went down at 9.25 as it ended at 10 on a sunday to find that there were no plates, no sausages ... Alan, the member of staff said 'there's always a last minute rush', and I can't help thinking that if that is the case then why don't they put a staff member on to deal with it! We missed the marmite, and little Danish pastries that most HIE have, but did nevertheless enjoy what we had - we'd happily stay here again though. It was a really nice hotel, and great value for money - HIE is a far better deal in quality and price than any Travelodge or Premier Inn.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank janeyShropshire
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for your review, planning and preparation is certainly the key when we have a busy hotel, please be assured your comments have been communicated to the team to avoid others sharing your breakfast experience.

I am pleased that despite this you still enjoyed your stay

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed on business for a couple of weeks. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and modern. Very well soundproofed which is needed as hotel is on the side of the a421 but you don't get any road noise. Free parking is a bonus. Found most of the staff really helpful and friendly

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Banners_on_tour
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for your review, given our location our double-double glazing is essential and i am glad to learn that it meant you found the hotel quiet.

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Samantha
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Have stayed many times, the staff are excellent very friendly and helpful. choice of food is limited but they are happy to provide you with Take Away Menus and will even give you plates and cutlery to eat it. The room are spotlessly clean, but need updating i.e. Flat Screen TVs with all Freeview channels, Beds that don't move across the floor. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Paul H
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bedford was excellent and the staff were brilliant. , I am excited to announce that we will be having Flat Screen Tvs delivered to the hotel on 29th April 2013 and hope this will go some way to modernising our guest rooms. Thanks again The Team at Bedford Express
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Good location just off the M1, and in the middle of the M1 and A1M, good if you visiting the zoo, room very comfortable, good size, free parking, stayed for 2 nights, you get a free breakfast, although limited, but good enough to keep you going to lunchtime......

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank John4042
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Very glad to hear you enjoy your stay at Holiday Inn Express Bedford. Thank you also for your feedback it was great to hear that you thought our hotel location was spot on and that we provide free parking. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Bedford
Address: Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bedford 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the well-connected Holiday Inn Express Bedford hotel for handy road links and proximity to Bedford's businesses. Friendly staff welcome you to the modern Holiday Inn Express Bedford, 2 miles south of Bedford town centre. We're conveniently located just off the A6 and A421, with plenty of complimentary parking. Surf the web over a coffee with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Our newly refurbished guestrooms feature modern decor, comfortable beds, an en-suite with power shower and 32-inch TVs. Our bright family rooms have 1 double bed and 1 pull-out sofabed where kids under 18 stay for free with an adult. There's space for up to 25 delegates in our 2 air-conditioned meeting rooms, where you can host interactive conferences and board meetings. Choosing Holiday Inn Express Bedford also gives you easy access to local business parks. We're 1.5 miles from companies based in Priory Business Park and 6 miles from Millbrook vehicle testing centre. Relax in the great outdoors at the tranquil Priory Country Park with a woodland stroll and fishing and sailing on the lakes. You can watch tense competitions at Lawson Park Indoor Bowls Club, just 6 minutes' drive from Holiday Inn Express Bedford. Meet for drinks on our patio and gather inside for live sport on the flat-screen TVs and a game of pool. Our evening bar menu features spicy curries and pasta dishes. Fill up in the morning with sausage and scrambled egg from the generous breakfast buffet. ... more   less 
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