Its location is the best asset of this hotel by far, and contrary to some previous reviews we did not find traffic noise to be a problem despite being on the side facing the A421 and on the 1st floor. Staff are freindly and welcoming, check-in / check-out very simple. Common areas and the rooms are well presented and spotlessly clean.
Rooms are ok if a little cramped, but main complaint is the size and comfort of the bed. It is a standard 'double' and hence more cramped for two people than I would normally expect at a hotel, and was also uncomfortable. To make matters worse, the duvet only just covered the bed, leading to more troubled sleep.
Breakfast is typical fare for HI Express, but sadly was below the usual standard (which to be fair is only just acceptable). The cooked items, sausage, scrambled egg and beans were so unappetising that I couldn't face them, the orange juice was more like squash, and it was a long time since the grapefruit segments were actually segments.
I would use this hotel again, but remember this is a budget hotel and you get what you pay for.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Bedford Hotel Bedford
- Holiday Inn Bedford
- Bedford Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Bedford Bedfordshire