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Holiday Inn Express Bedford

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed at the hotel for 4 weekends now and although the staff are very nice, the food lets the hotel down alot. Its too basic and is just all microwave food... the internet wifi speed is so slow it doesnt register on a speedtest... the only good thing the hotel has got going for it is the air... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, I am disappointed to learn of your dissatisfaction with our food offering. I will ensure these comments are passed on to the committee who decide upon the menus. Kind Regards Sam Budgell More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as we were staffing a fleet event at Millbrook Proving ground. The hotel is clean and modern - exactly what you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express - what makes it special are the staff. Friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. 10/10

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, I will make sure the team are made aware of your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again for the next event Kind Regards Sam Budgell More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel many times for athletics competitions and have already booked to stay again. It is the best hotel we stay in for competitions which we attend all over the country. The staff are extremely welcoming, helpful and will go out of their way to assist with any extra needs. The rooms are simple but always... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, we love hosting the athletes on competition weekends as it is always a positive happy atmosphere (even when it’s raining). We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Samantha Budgell More

Sussex UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have just stayed here for a couple of nights whilst visiting family nearby, and found this a very convenient place to stay. On arrival the staff were very helpful and friendly, and we were made to feel welcome. The room was spotless, as was the neat and compact bathroom, with lovely white fluffy towels. Great shower with plenty of... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we value all feedback and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are taking a delivery of new mattresses for the whole hotel next week and I hope you stay with again to experience them. Kind regards Samantha Budgell More

newcastle upon tyne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We attended a tournament at the University and found this to be the perfect place to say. It was great value for money and the room was spotless. It had everything you needed lovely fluffy towels, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities. The breakfast had lots of choice and the coffee was very nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful,... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, I am very happy that you found our hotel the 'Perfect place to stay' whilst you were in Bedford. I have passed on your comments to Diana who is also very happy. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Kind Regards Sam Budgell More

London, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We attended a conference very near here and found all the staff very friendly, helpful, and working hard. The room was spotless and the bed and pillows were most comfortable. There was absolutely no noise from the motorway and we slept soundly. The breakfast was plentiful and full of variety. We would definitely stay here again.

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we have just brought new pillows for the bedrooms and will shortly be replacing the beds and it sounds like we have chosen the right ones. It is good to hear that you also enjoyed our free breakfast. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon Kind Regards Samantha More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Clean room with free wifi and tea coffee making. Polite helpfull staff. Great shower. Warm comfortable. Would help if some food available. May also help if there was a fridge or chiller in the room., but you can not fault it for price and vaule for money. There is a BP M&S nearby but its M& S price. Good pub... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this review, it is great to hear that you would be happy to stay here again and that you found the hotel to be good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Kind Regards Samantha More

Maldon, Essex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We only stayed one night on New Years Eve. We were invited to my brother's for New Year but he didn't have space for us to stay, hence the Holiday Inn. We didn't come back rolling drunk, but did come in after midnight, having checked in earlier, which wasn't a problem (but there were a few people of the rolling... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bedford. I am pleased that you found it to be good value for money. We are always looking for ways to improve our offering and bathroom floors are now on our list to look at. We hope that should you visit Bedford again you will stay with us. Kind... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We needed somewhere to stay near Bedford whilst we accompanied our son and his girlfriend who are looking to relocate to the area. The Holiday Inn Express answered our needs of a short 3 night stay. It is clean, comfortable, modern and cost effective. Free wifi was included in the price as well as a help yourself continental style breakfast... More

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, you have highlighted all our best bits. Free Breakfast, Free WiFi & Free Parking. We hope the move went well and that you will visit us again soon. Kind Regards Sam More

Jefferson City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Excellent easy confirmation of stay with quick directions to hotel. Comfortable bed with all the availabilities of home.Excellent home cooked breakfast with helpful friendly staff. We would definitely recommend and stay here again. check it out.

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, it is brilliant to hear that you would recommend us and stay here again. We look forward to welcoming you Kind Regards Sam More

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Address: Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bedford 3*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the well-connected Holiday Inn Express Bedford hotel for handy road links and proximity to Bedford's businesses. Friendly staff welcome you to the modern Holiday Inn Express Bedford, 2 miles south of Bedford town centre. We're conveniently located just off the A6 and A421, with plenty of complimentary parking. Surf the web over a coffee with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. There's space for up to 25 delegates in our 2 air-conditioned meeting rooms, where you can host interactive conferences and board meetings. Choosing Holiday Inn Express Bedford also gives you easy access to local business parks. We're 1.5 miles from companies based in Priory Business Park and 6 miles from Millbrook vehicle testing centre. Relax in the great outdoors at the tranquil Priory Country Park with a woodland stroll and fishing and sailing on the lakes. You can watch tense competitions at Lawson Park Indoor Bowls Club, just 6 minutes' drive from Holiday Inn Express Bedford. Meet for drinks on our patio and gather inside for live sport on the flat-screen TVs and a game of pool. Our evening bar menu features spicy curries and pasta dishes. Fill up in the morning with sausage and scrambled egg from the generous complimentary breakfast buffet. We're a good-value choice for groups, with bright Family rooms where kids under 18 stay for free with an adult. ... more   less 
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