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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hunter Road, Castle Donington DE74 2TQ, England
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MrLittleElf Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We used the hotel as a base to visit friends and local attractions. We booked the hotel on the fact it's a Holiday Inn, location and the free breakfast. Hotel is clean and so were the rooms. Staff were lovely. However... There is a £4 a night parking charge which we only found out after check in and after payment.... More

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Oakham, Rutland.
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I often spend a night here before flying on holiday. It has everything we need. There's a choice of pillow softness, very comfortable beds, varied selection of food for dinner, and an included breakfast. (from before the crack of dawn) One can be sure that one's car is safe when left in the hotel's car park and... More

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West Sussex, England
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this hotel as a stop over to Alton Towers and that I've always liked the Holiday Inn/Express brand. The hotel was clean, modern, and had friendly and efficient staff both at check in and check out. We had a cracking room rate of £36 which included a good breakfast. The hotel is situated close to the airport but... More

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Lincolnshire, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time that I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express It was a one night stay at an airport. Over the years I have used "regular" Holiday Ins and have been well pleased with them. This was a whole different experience. The room was tiny and the double bed small. The bathroom had a very large... More

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HIEMA_Deputy, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear Mentorex, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel. We are truly sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to your expectations and previous experience of full-service Holiday Inns. Our goal is always 100% guest satisfaction and we are saddened that we did not achieve this for you on this... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb value hotel right next to East Midlands Airport. Checked in on Sunday before New Year and ended up having dinner there. Nice food, pleasant staff and all in all excellent value. Only downside is the charge for parking your car overnight.

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HIEMA_Deputy, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear David M, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel, it is greatly appreciated. We are extremely pleased that you found our hotel to be excellent value and that you also enjoyed your evening meal with us. All of our staff work hard to ensure our guests have the best possible experience and it's... More

Lincoln
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room for three made up and equipped for three people.....joy!!! It should be so easy but this is the only hotel that we have stayed to get it right and it really does make a difference. Even with the double sofa bed made up the room was large enough for our needs and spotlessly clean. The shower was excellent and... More

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Birmingham
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stayed for a night before our flight to go on holiday. Very comfortable beds! Great nights sleep. Rooms were spacious, breakfast was ok, the staff were very friendly. Like EVERY hotel it would be nice to have more milk, tea and coffee in the room. Otherwise good!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Drinks very expensive. Food very expensive the reception/bar/restaurant is all in one room so you can't sit anywhere to keep warm. It's March in England and they have air conditioning blasting out at below zero all around the building. We decided to sit somewhere far away from the conditioning unit but the seats where put near to the ever opening... More

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Kieron R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Dear friendsofthealikies, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay here at the Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport. I'm delighted to hear that you found the staff lovely and that your room was nice and clean. I am however, very disappointed to hear that you found it so cold in the hotel. I know it's sometimes hard... More

Stratford upon Avon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It's hard, isn't it, to rate a really, really good basic hotel as against some which are 5 star top places and which I'd give 5? The latter could easily be 5 times the cost of this one. If I take it that the main competition is Premier Inn, Ibis and Travelodge....I view HI Express as the winner. Free wi-fi... More

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Langport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

24th Feb 2014 Overnight stay in readiness for an early flight from local East Midlands Airport. Arrived 2 hours later (12.45pm) than planned due to closures on both the M42 and M6 motorways. Tired and in need of a coffee and my pillow the staff were very friendly and helpful, preparing my drink whilst I took my luggage to my... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Hotel Castle Donington
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Hotel
Express Castle Donington
Holiday Inn Derbyshire
Castle Donington Holiday Inn
Express East Midlands Airport
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Address: Hunter Road, Castle Donington DE74 2TQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to contemporary Express by Holiday Inn hotel at East Midlands Airport. With a great location, public areas & air conditioning in all guestrooms, you re sure of a great visit. We're just one mile from the airport and 35 miles from Alton Towers. Each of our 90 air-conditioned guestrooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children & feature flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, power shower, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Our room rates are competitive & include complimentary continental breakfast. For your convenience we also offer on-site car parking packages and deals including Alton Towers tickets. The Express by Holiday Inn s location is perfect for meetings with both the M1 Motorway & East Midlands Airport just minutes away ensuring easy access for delegates. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is served by major airlines including ThomsonFly, Ryanair and BMI Baby so we regularly welcome international guests for meetings in our 4 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 40 delegates. The refurbished Great Room is an informal place in which to relax with breakfast, chill out with a drink from the bar or enjoy an evening meal from our tasty menu.Our hotel is also a great location for visiting Derby & Nottingham, Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Open Air Market, the Peak District or Alton Towers. Wi-Fi is free for guests who book directly with the hotel. ... more   less 
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