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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
York, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Great for Harry Potter”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stayed here for a night as a base for the Warner bros, Harry Potter experience. Rooms were clean and tidy and breakfast was fine. Very impressed with reception staff, my wife managed to leave an iPod in reception which was posted back to us the following day. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Thank you for the review that you have recently written. I am so glad that you received the Ipad in the post.
We are now receiving many bookings for the Harry Potter Studio Tours as we are only 10 minutes away, so very handy for families to stay.
I hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I took a coach party of 50 people to this hotel. All sapects of our stay were excellent and the 50 people I took did not impinge in any way on other guests. We were treated as full guests in all respects and not as a separate entity as coach parties often are. There was not a single adverse comment from my passengers.

Flexible dining times were welcome, rooms, food, service and staff were excellent. Concur with Denis B's comment about the duty manager getting "stuck in".

TM Les

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Many thanks for your wonderful comments, especially regarding the team. They will be delighted that your group had such a great time!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Stayed on the Priority Club Rewards for 2 nights to take in Olympics w/e 3_5 August - good location_friendly staff_good rooms_leisure centre but not told about discounted breakfasts on 1st night so ended up at Toby Cavery £3.99 as much as you can eat only to find next day breakfasts available for £9.99 for adults kids going free (manager approval dependent otherwise £15)
Worth driving 6 extra miles to Watford Junction for the train into London (opposite station only £5 all day to park) - only 15 mins fast train into Euston

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Many guests like you stayed for the Olympics and have enjoyed the facilites. We are very close to London and it works out much cheaper to stay at the Holiday Inn and jump on the train into London.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We stayed overnight on Saturday 4the August on a coach trip. The hotel was very busy with another two coach loads of people. However the staff whilst busy were great. It was nice to see a duty manager getting "stuck in". The buffet food available at dinner was satisfactory but what was impressive was that we were able to dine at a table for two at a time of our choosing which is often not the case on coach tours. The room was very good and the breakfast exceptionally good!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Thank you for writing such a positive review after your stay. I will share your comments with my team as they will be glad you had such a great time!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We booked this hotel to take 2 of our grandchildren to see the road race in London. The majority of London hotels were too expensive so we decided to try a little further out. This hotel was just off the motorway, 2 miles to the railway station at Hemel Hempstead (easy to find) and a 20/25 mins train ride into London. With the hotel cost and trainin tickets with underground tickets total price £70ish. There is a large Tesco just down the road that came in handy has we had not realised there was a pool and needed swmming costumes. The room was a fair size for a family room, air con and a decent size bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Thank you for your positive comments. People generally do not realise how close to London we are, but as you said we are very close and much more value for money.

We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Manchester
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We stayed at this hotel last weekend as we had to attend a friend's wedding nearby. There were quite a few of us booked into the hotel and it also was very busy as it was the inauguration of the Olympic games. Even though it was clearly very hectic and busy the staff were always very attentive and had always a smile on their faces. There were a few hiccups with meal orders but we were promptly offered a free drink and an apology. The breakfast at this hotel is one of the best ones I've had, with freshly cooked fried eggs, beautiful sausages and great pastries! The manager was very pleasant and you could see he took pride in the proper running of his hotel. This was reflected in the pleasant and relaxed manner in which we were treated. If I'm near Hemel Hempstead again I'll certainly be staying in this hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Thanks for your great review, the team will really appreciate your comments. We strive to give great service and I am glad you felt we did!

I hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Had a very lovely stay at the holiday inn Hemel Hempstead the rooms were cleaned to a high standard and the housekeeping staff were very polite and helpful! Breakfast was lovely and catered to my every need! Then came check out what an amazing experice there was 3 girls two behind reception and one on the other side I didn't catch her name but I've never laughed so much checking out of a hotel and it seemed others were enjoying it too!! Overall I couldn't complain it was everything you could want!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Many thanks for your great comments! We are going through change at the moment, encouraging the team to have fun where possible with our guests. It would appear it is working!

I hope that we can welcome you back soon.
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Property: Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Address: Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4UA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hemel Hempstead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
#3 Family Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
#5 Business Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1 J8 is in the perfect location for business and leisure guests. The hotel is easily accessible from M1 & M25 motorways and just 1 mile from The Snow Centre, 8 miles from Luton Airport, 21 miles from Heathrow Airport 19 miles from Wembley Stadium. Getting into London is easy as the hotel is just 10 minutes from Hemel train station with direct services into London Euston. Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead combines an excellent range of facilities with 144 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 19 Executive Rooms along with family and accessible rooms. The hotel also offers a Spirit Health Club with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness gym and health and beauty products & treatments. The hotel has conference and banqueting facilities that are a perfect venue for any occasion. These rooms all feature natural daylight, high speed internet connections and Starbucks Coffee. The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead offers 3 dining options; Traders restaurant, Lounge Bar and 24 hour room service. Here at Hemel Hempstead, we are proud to welcome families so why not take advantage of our Kids Stay & Eat Free offer! The hotel is just 11 miles from Whipsnade Zoo, 27 miles from Woburn Safari Park and just 1 mile from the Snow Centre. A perfect way to keep those little ones amused! ... more   less 
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