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Holiday Inn Luton - South M1, Jct 9
Ranked #18 of 27 Hotels in Luton
Reviewed 15 January 2014

With its location close to the M1, this hotel is perfect for breaking a business trip with a quick overnight stay. I had been on a late flight into Heathrow and needed to travel up the M1 further North the next morning. This hotel proved to be a perfect location to stay overnight.
On arrival the staff were attentive and very helpful. The room was of good quality and clean, furnished in the usual Holiday Inn style.
I didn't try the restaurant with a late arrival and early departure but everything else was very good. My only guarded comment was that I found it quite expensive for a hotel that far out of London, but that is probably due to the proximity to the motorway network and my last minute booking.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here the night before we flew from Luton airport and can highly recommend it. The staff were very friendly & helpful, the airparks car park is close by and the rooms are very comfortable. We will definitely be using this hotel again.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I stay at this hotel fairly regularly, it is what you would expect from a holiday inn, standard clean rooms, reasonable food etc I find the staff to be very helpful, i had an issue whereby i needed to change an easyjet flight, and of course had to print off the tickets before going to the airport to avoid the ridiculous charges Easyjet impose if you dont have them, anyway, the girl on reception couldnt have been more helpful, she gave me a code to use the computer in reception and offered as much help as possible to get me sorted. The bar area is clean and comfortable, however sometimes you have a slight wait if there is no one around to serve, you might have to let reception know you need a drink when the bar is not manned, but that is usually later at night. If i am travelling alone on business I sometimes feel uncomfortable going into a bar area or eating on my own, but i never feel like this in this hotel, there are a couple of TV's in the lounge and a little snug area so you can quite discreetly sit on your own. My only complaints would be that occasionally there are airport staff staying from nearby Luton airport, and i have often been woken by them as they leave for their very early flights, but obviously this is not the hotels fault. I would say the main users of this hotel would be on business, i dont often see families there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic time at the holiday inn during our end of year church conference.
Staff were exceptionally friendly however , the outstanding member of staff was the Chef . Never seen a chef mingle so much with guests , asking about their welfare and ensuring everything ran smoothly . Saw him speak to an elderly lady at breakfast who was on her own. Such a kind and warm gesture. All the staff looked happy and were quick to assist. Best holiday inn I have visited in terms of service. Looking forward to my next visit !!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I stay at the Holiday Inn Luton M1, J9 on a regular basis. The reason I continue to return is the attitude of the staff - always friendly and attentive.

The rooms are a good quality, clean and a good size. Most of the time they upgrade IHG Rewards Club Platinum members to executive rooms, although it is disappointing they do not provide the complimentary drinks/points vouchers like other Holiday Inn hotels. Free WiFi is provided for IHG Rewards Club members.

The restaurant and room service provides a good menu of food you would expect in a typical hotel. Depending on who is on, there is sometimes good wine recommendations with the food too. Room service is always served quickly too.

Breakfast is a casual affair, and the ladies who usually oversee service are efficient and friendly. The food is good and there is the usual selection of cooked and continental. The suggestion for improvement I would make is that the Tchibo coffee machine is not very good!

Overall the staff make the place a pleasant environment to stay at: I would recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Held our staff xmas party at this hotel and it was great. The staff, particularly Dominique and the Chef (sorry I cannot remember your name) could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. A great evening. Thank you Luton South.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the Holiday Inn Luton South - it was near enough to travel to our busy family in Harpenden, but a small distance from the noisy M1. After a fraught ferry journey from Dublin and long drive we found the Holiday Inn to be calm, peaceful and welcoming. Well-trained and friendly staff - a busy check-in was dealt with efficiently and a blocked sink was cleared within 5 minutes. The room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-equipped. A good Restaurant Menu was available but we ate dinner with our family. Breakfast was superb with a 5* choice - fresh fruit, cheese, cereal, yoghurt, Danish pastries and a full English Breakfast, with self-service on a weekday and individual orders on a Sunday. Small quantities were available at a time in the self-service area and were regularly replaced with freshly cooked items. Jerome managed the breakfast area, he was courteous and helpful and aided by Kenny constantly checked that the service ran smoothly.
We could not have asked for more - and left feeling refreshed and restored - thank you, we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Luton - South M1, Jct 9

Address: London Road | M1, Jct. 9, Markyate, Sint Albans, Luton AL3 8HH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Luton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 27 Hotels in Luton
Price Range: £55 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Luton - South M1, Jct 9 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Luton South is the perfect base to discover a host of nearby attractions. For a family day out, visit the fantastic Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, the Roman city of St. Albans, or take a bracing walk and admire the nearby Dunstable Downs. Located just off junction 9 of the M1 and only a 10 minute drive from Luton Airport. We are situated in an easy and accessible location. Park, Stay & Fly Rates available. Ideally suited for both the business and leisure traveller, Holiday Inn Luton-South offer a range of facilities including newly refurbished bedrooms, wireless internet access and five flexible function rooms as well as high-class equipment for hosting business and social gatherings. For a meal or light snack the informal Borders restaurant provides excellent cuisine in a sociable and inviting atmosphere. Work out in style and take advantage of the extensive facilities provided in the leisure club including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, and fully equipped gym. Or why not treat yourself and indulge in our beauty services? Visit Holiday Inn Luton South M1 Jct 9, within easy reach and close to Wembley, Woburn Safari Park, Capability Green business park, Luton, Hemel Hemstead, Maylands Avenue and Buncefield Oil Refinery. In compliance with English law smoking is only permitted in designated smoking bedrooms in this hotel. ... more   less 
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