I stayed over the weekend to visit the Arboretum, which is not far.
I was very pleased with the service from the friendly staff, our room was clean. The bed was very comfy. We were welcomed in our room by an enormous spider on the wall, we liberated him out of the window. The addition of a sofa nice to use whilst watching TV, the full length mirror was in a good positions. I liked the idea of the bathroom door closing onto the loo if you are sharing and someone who is desperate to clean their teeth or wash hands, not sure if they wanted to shower as the glass between the loo and shower although frosted not ideal.
The breakfast is very good, I enjoyed to fresh fruit and croissants, my husband took full advantage of the sausages, scramble eggs and beans. I used the milk from the cereal area to added to my coffee as the machine made it quiet strong. The yoghurt are poor quality, leaving an after taste. As it is included in the price it is very good value.
The whole experience has made to look at other Holiday Inns near where I would like to visit next time. Sorry travel lodge, Holiday inn has my vote from now on.