Arrived at 17:00 and was met by a friendly lady on the front desk. I'd joined their IHG rewards club the week before, and was pleasantly surprised when I was told I had an upgrade and I had free internet access.
Room 301, overlooking McDonald's, but I didn't plan to be looking out of the window much.
Room was very clean, but a very hot. It only had one set of towels, but a quick call to a very nice lady at reception remedied that.
My Wife spent two hours getting ready while I attempted to reduce the heat (being a man I couldn't ask for hep from the front desk).
I gave up and met our friends in the bar on the top floor. Excellent view of the airport if planes are 'your thing'. Friendly bar man and excellent looking wine glasses.
As we left the hotel I spoke to the front desk about the air conditioning. Seems I'd set it to heat, the gentleman said he'd sort it so our room would be cool on our return.
Got back to hotel at 01:30, had a few drinks in the bar then to bed. The room was nice and cool.
Excellent nights sleep, great shower in the morning. Left at 10:00 ish. Remember to get your parking ticket validated before you leave.
Thanks Holiday Inn, great service.
- 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