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Holiday Inn Express Bedford

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Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel was so convenient to location i needed to be near, the staff were so helpful under the circumstances, the room was so clean and comfortable, breakfast was very good highly recommended hotel

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SuzannahR1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your lovely comments on reviewing your stay at our hotel. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and found us to be perfect for what you needed. We do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Suzannah More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brief Saturday night stopover here recently. The hotel was a good 3 miles from Bedford town centre but right on the main roads to M1 etc. We had a dreadful trip to here because of Bedford's A1 being closed off but after a 3 hour traffic jam we couldn't have been more relieved to find excellent staff,... More 

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

Thank you for leaving this fantastic review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope your journey home was better and that we can welcome you to our Hotel again soon Kind Regards Sam Budgell More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know what a HI express is like then you know what to expect. Clean and functional, this one however had very attentive staff who made the place run well. Food on site was average, but what else would you expect

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SuzannahR1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is always pleasing to read when our guests have enjoyed their stay, especially commenting on the staff service. They will be so pleased to read your comments. We do hope to see you again if you are in the area, and hopefully you will... More 

Doncasteruk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having visited Bedford many times (Family connections) my wife and I decided to stay at Elstow Holiday Inn Express for a change. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the very nice reception at the hotel with the decor, cleanliness and the very pleasant greeting by the staff. We had come to Bedford for a family funeral and whilst carrying... More 

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SuzannahR1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your lovely review of your recent stay. We are sorry to hear of the circumstances in which brought you to stay with us but very pleased that we were able to make your stay a comfortable one. I have shared your feedback with the team who were only too happy to help you... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Needed to stay a couple of nights to catch up with my son ( at Uni nearby) - and this was a great base for bed & breakfast. Usual high standard of cleanliness & good breakfast from Holiday Express but the friendliness & helpfulness of staff is what raises the score ....special thanks to Lorraine who keeps breakfast area tidy,... More 

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SuzannahR1, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for such lovely comments about your recent stay. It is always lovely to see our staff mentioned - it really does make their day. We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed our breakfast and found the hotel to have a high standard of cleanliness. Thank you again for all of your comments... More 

Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stayed here before going to center parcs nearby, £29 for the four of us with breakfast included. Sofa bed was made up on arrival and had more than enough pillows. Couldn't fault it so 5 stars, much better than a travelodge

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at this hotel on a Sunday night before travelling to the new Center Parcs at Woburn on the Monday. We didn't arrive until around 6/7pm and left again for 9am so literally only required somewhere for a quick bite to eat & sleep. It was located behind an M&S service station not far from the main road and... More 

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Shropshire, England
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257 reviews 257 reviews
144 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We only stayed one night as we were en-route to visit our son for Christmas. The hotel was very busy but also very quiet. Our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking a main railway line, but we did not know that until we opened the curtains the following morning. This is obviously due to the excellent double... 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 have been here for just over 10 years! I am glad you had a comfortable and quiet stay and it is great to hear that we might be able to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Samantha More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a comfortable and good value small hotel close to Bedford and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to be in or near the town. Room good and breakfast acceptable. If you are a member of the group rewards club you can get a room here for 15000, which I did.

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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 pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that you chose to spend your IHG rewards points with us. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Samantha More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stayed for two nights with a friend after travelling up from Cornwall to attend a party. Room was very nice albeit functional, and very clean. Breakfast was included in the price and was very nice, although I never did find the latte. Certainly enough to keep you going for the day. I had a few problems with the WiFi but... More 

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

Thank you for this review. I am pleased to hear that you described your stay here at the Holiday Inn Express Bedford as being a lovely quiet room with comfortable beds and that you enjoyed our breakfast which is always included. Kind Regards Samantha More 

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