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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
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“Family friendly Hotel”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We ( family of 4) stayed for 3 nights in this fantastic hotel and we had a very comfortable stay. The rooms were spacious and the food excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. This is a family friendly hotel and they had videos in the main Bar/Reception area for kids. There was plenty of food at breakfast and at Dinner time with a varied menu to suit all tastes.They have a swimming pool which was very relaxing after a long day at Legoland and Windsor Castle. Will go back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for your comments especially regarding the team. They will be delighted that you had such a great time.

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Jill Williams
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We received a family room (1 double bed+1 single) and it was quite impressive. We had the choice of either firm or soft pillows which was nice and the TV was high quality and received 30 channels as well as seven pages of recently released films available to rent from a minimum of £7.50- (Star Trek:ID, Ted, Anchorman etc.) There was a mini fridge available but was empty despite it claiming those staying would receive a charge for any items taken or even moved, (maybe we missed something?) There was a good quality hair dryer provided free of charge and the bathroom had towels a nice shower/bath and sink provided. The view out from our room was out on to the car park with a spotlight just next to the window which wasn't too bad. A desk with two plug sockets was also there however one was broken rendering it unusable. We had booked the hotel through National Holidays on the Harry Potter Studios+London trip which I wouldn't recommend despite our pleasant visits to both London and the superb Harry Potter Studios as the days' organisation was switched round and our seats moved-we were also forced to make an hour long diversion to the small town of Lutterworth which had nothing apart from a small Costa Coffee and an old church and graveyard as the bus driver didn't want to go to a services again. On the first night the meals were a choice of a turkey carvery or a vegetarian lasagne which seemed odd due to the massive amount of meals available on the room service (this lack of choice might've been because of the last minute switch-around by National Holidays.) The hotel also had various services available including breakfast in bed for an additional £15, a health club, an in building starbucks and a free swimming pool open for most of the day. The wifi was quite expensive but we weren't staying long so it was really nessecary. The staff were friendly and approachable and the breakfast buffet was very large with almost any breakfast food available (apart from black pudding which was strangely absent despite appearing on the menu) and it was all delicious, a top rated breakfast with refreshing drinks and top quality food available from an early time. Full temperature control in the room was available in the room and was easy to use. All in all the hotel was great and I recommended it to anyone looking to stay in the area, great job!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jill C
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Many thanks for your detailed review, I think that you covered every aspect of your stay, which is great. I hope that we can welcome you back soon.

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Jill Williams
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed here when we visited harry potter lovely hotel clean and staff realy pleasant food was lovely got to give it 5 stars also had a swimming pool which is great if you take children there is also a well stocked shop a minute away from the hotel all in all a good stay

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for your great feedback after your recent stay. I am pleased that we met your expectations and hope you enjoyed your visit to Harry Potter. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Jill Williams
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yorkshire
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Came here for two nights with our children.Great time lovely helpful staff who explained how to get into london via train.Slept really well lovely and quiet.Breakfast on the Saturday was lovely Sunday breakfast not the same food not replenished we did point this out.All in all great and we will return. Thank you girls on reception.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay. I am pleased that we met all your expectations and that the staff were welcoming. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Jill Williams
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed there with the family. Just an hour or so away from London.
The hotel rooms were clean and the overall service was satisfying. The staff was always polite.
Food was excellent.
I definately recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Christina X
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay. I am pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Jill Williams
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north london
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed for three nights, food was excellent.
Mostly used the facilities, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, swimming pool and gym.
Came home totally relaxed.
Staff were most helpfull.
Will be staying again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Jill Williams
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stopped here with national holidays on a tour of harry potter studios . Room was brilliant and every thing we needed was there . The evening meal was nice but not much choice . The breakfast was lovely as holiday inn breakfast always are . The location was perfect for our tour as it was only 20 minutes away . The staff was very helpful .

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank lilliepop
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for your comments after your recent stay with us. We are proving very popular with guests visiting Harry Potter as we are in such a great location for this attraction. I trust that we can welcome you back again 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 Family Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
#3 Romantic 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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