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“A Good Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8

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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
Certificate of Excellence
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“A Good Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights whilst visiting friends and Harry Potter World (only 20 minutes away). We had a room for 3 and there was plenty of room although the carpet had some large marks on it. We loved the spa facilities and used them on both days. Great breakfast. Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicki C
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your great review after your recent stay. I am pleased that you found everything to your expectations and will pass on your comments reference the breakfast to our Chef.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Leicester, UK
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Really convenient location near the motorway, friendly staff, nice bar and simply the best breakfast I've ever had in a hotel. Room was clean and well soundproofed with a decent bathroom. Didn't use the pool but others in our group did and said that it was lovely.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecca D
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your great response after your recent stay. I am pleased that everything met your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

One of the best Holiday Inn's I've stayed at, ever!
From check-in (couldn't do enough) to checkout I was well looked after.
All to a high standard: Room, Food (excellent service), Free Parking, Free internet, Large screen TV's showing Sky sports in the bars. Handy BP petrol station outside the hotel and ideally located just off the M1 when exiting north from London. Breakfast was more than enough, served in a relaxed and light area. Just a shame I didn't have time to take a dip in the pool. Extremely well priced for a M25 hotel.

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Thank you for such a great review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that it met your expectations. We hope that you will return again soon and use the pool next time!

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Jill Williams
General Manager
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

This hotel is just 20 miles from London and very handy to stay in but without the London price tag! The staff are Great, friendly, helpful and always happy and smiling(what more could cheer you up at the end of a long day) I got upgraded, ask you never know, and so had a lovely big room, lcd tv bath and shower as well as chocolate and water. Mmmmmmmmm. If you have time to get into London and you want to save some money then I couldn't speak more highly. Bring your swimming costume as I forgot to mention the health suite downstairs. Enjoyyyyyyyyyy

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Markchapman1
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Thank you for your great feedback after your stay with us. I am pleased that our teams looked after you well and that you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed in this hotel to visit Harry Potter studios for a treat for my daughters 13th birthday and i asked the manager, Russell if he could decorate the room as a surprise. When we arrived they had decorated the room with banners, balloons and a big badge. This made my daughters day as she really wasn't expecting it at all. The staff really did go that extra mile, they were friendly at all times especially Ash who made sure we had a table at dinner, even though we were quiet late in. Just for the staff alone i would recommend this hotel. The bonus to us was it was a short drive to Harry Potter studios.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne D
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for your great feedback after your recent stay. I am pleased that everything met your expectations and that your daughter enjoyed her birthday and the decorated room. We trust that we can welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This Holiday Inn is differentiated from the rest by its staff. Service is always excellent, food is very good, reception first class. The hotel itself is clean, appointed well and clean. Comfy rooms, good space, good working facilities. Stay weekly and never been let down - cannot be said for most hotels. Great parking and M&S shop at the BP garage next door. Trust them - good people, good value

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hibberr
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for your feedback , I am pleased that as a regular guest you are always satisfied and that we continue to give the high standards that you expect to receive.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

The room smells so bad .some of the reception staff are rude .breakfast is always same .the location is far from the train station. My bocking including breakfast but in the third day they said breakfast will be charged until I showed them the booking printout. I was going to change the hotel but they refused to refund the amount of the remaining nights.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abdulla A
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay, I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied during your visit as this is not our normal high standard. If you wish to discuss the issues further please speak to my Operations Manager, Russell Phillips via the hotel.

Kind regards

Jill Williams
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Address: Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4UA, England
Phone Number:
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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