Have stayed here many times now since it opened and I've always had a good stay. Rooms are nice - modern style, well spaced out, decent flat screen TV. Small ironing board in the wardrobe and shower gel/shampoo provided in the bathroom. Worth noting that the heating can be cranked up nice and high in the rooms, which has been needed on some of the cold winter days I've been here.
Check in and out has always been polite and quick. All staff have always been helpful so far.
Gym is small but well equipped - free weights, cross trainers, treadmills and spinning bikes.
Bar is modern style and friendly, although quite small and limited seating, and has nice view overlooking the airport. Sport is usually on the TV, but only ever at a low volume, so not intrusive if you are meeting just for drinks and chat.
Breakfast is good, although usually quite a wait if your order poached eggs or something additional to standard buffet items.=, but the buffet usually has a decent selection.
It's also in a good location with a number of shops across the road, has been handy in the past if I have needed to stock up with something (toiletries etc) and a McDonalds (if you like that sort of thing) right next door. There is also a Co-op supermarket a few minutes drive away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay excited……The spectacular Holiday Inn Southend opened on 01st October 2012 !Stay relaxed……The hotel is the latest addition to the Holiday Inn portfolio and has 129 air conditioned bedrooms and features 27 executive rooms and 4 King superior rooms.Stay unique……In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, the five-storey hotel also houses a fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant (1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar) offering spectacular views of London Southend airport and surrounding Essex countryside. The restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner (open to non residents also), and the bar if open for coffee and range of beverages from 10am - 11pm daily.Stay connected……Holiday Inn Southend will also offer a variety of conference and banqueting facilities, plus a choice of meeting rooms for up to 140 people and is within 40 minutes of central London.Stay devoted…..Choose Holiday Inn Southend for your Essex wedding venue, with flexible facilities we can help make it a day to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Southend Southend-On-Sea, Essex