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“Adequate hotel poor dinner service for coach travellers.” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Preston
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Ringway, Preston PR1 3AU, England   |  
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Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Preston
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Adequate hotel poor dinner service for coach travellers.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The holiday inn Preston is much like any other holiday inn with one exception the dinner service for coach tour guests. Unlike the normal holiday inn dinner service portions served to coach travellers are pitifully small, the choice of main course were a quarter of a chicken breast in sauce, half a fillet of fish in sauce or a quarter of a stuffed aubagine for the non meat eater. The vegetables were undercooked (raw). Starters and deserts were also small.
I must stress that this was a coach tour and normal meals may have been better.
The breakfast was far superior being of normal holiday inn quality with a wide choice of continental and cooked choices.
Rooms again are up to the normal holiday inn standard of comfort.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Anthony G,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at our hotel, Holiday Inn Preston.

We are sorry that you were disappointed with the dinner service.

Your feedback in relation to the catering for the coach party that you were part of, have been shared with the food and beverage team, to ensure value for money and consistent food and drink service is applied to all our dinning guest.

We look forward to welcoming again should you choose to stay with us in the hear future.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the hotel was okay. Check-in was quick and easy the room offered us all we needed. The location was good with easy access to Preston within easy walking. Parking was easy using the bus station car park opposite

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear DvdJP,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at our hotel, Holiday Inn Preston.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found facilities and location accommodating to your needs.

We look forward to welcoming you in the future should you choose to stay with us again.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Was told to book here by a colleague because of its location, which is all I feel it has going for it. I've been awake all night due to road noise and last night saw that I have been completely blocked in by another car in the car park. I'm hoping it will be able to be sorted when I go down in a few minutes. It is a rather tired HI rooms are generally ok but I have big wooden doors for window blinds and they do nothing to block out the noise, which really kicks in at about 5 AM with the buses

Room Tip: Definitely not one facing the road
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear MickyDip,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our hotel, Holiday Inn Preston.

We continuously work towards ensuring noise is controlled to ensure our guest enjoy a good nights sleep, with noise which is within our control. Unfortunately being situated near to the city centre bus station this can sometimes be problematic, we are working towards improving the insulation to prevent external noise.

With regards to cars double parking, we ensuring that our guest car registrations are noted on arrival, so that they can be contacted to move their cars if they are blocking in another car.

We hope you do choose to stay with us in the near future as we endeavour to ensure we look after our guests and deliver a great service experience.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

cleanquiet tidy rooms with all usual freebies. very helpful staff. breakfast brilliant - wide choice available. town short walking distance away. taxi under a fiver from train station. lifts quick to work and access. bar a bit pricey but you do realise this staying in hotels.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Elaine H,

Thank you taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at our hotel, Holliday Inn Preston.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback on bar charges have been noted. Our prices are competitive within the hotel market pricing strategy and applied as the standard of a city centre, corporate hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you again, should you choose to stay with us in the hear future.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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Builth Wells, Wales, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in June, we had prebooked so booking in was quick and easy. The room is a decent size with a toilet and shower room en-suite. There was a kettle for making tea or coffee but only enough milk for one cup, I went to ask at the bar for more milk and had to wait nearly 10 minutes to get served even though there were hardly any customers in the bar.
It was very expensive for a weekend visit but can be cheap to visit mid-week.
It has easy acess to the ring road of Preston and is close to the Motorway, didn't try the food but it looked expensive on the Menu so choose to eat out.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear John M,

Thank you for taking time to write a review following your recent stay at our hotel, Holiday Inn Preston.

Apologies for the delay at the bar, this has been fed back to the team to ensure guests do not experience a delayed service, in particular during quiet periods.

We hope you choose to stay with us again.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed overnight en route to Scotland for the second time. Our room was excellent, with all necessary items and we enjoyed our meals. The restaurant staff were lovely, friendly and efficient, notwithstanding the fact that the air conditioning was not working properly and they must have been melting on a very hot evening.

Our only problem was that the air-conditioning in the room didn't work correctly (kept shutting off after 30minutes or so.)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear paulandvalerie,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again at the Holiday Inn Preston and writing another review on you recent stay.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Apologies with the air con we have been having some minor problems during the period you have stayed, this has been resolved.

Look forward to welcoming you again should you choose to stay again.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 100 cities Reviews in 100 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

An overnight stay gave us a room overlooking the car park which was quieter than others we have had facing westwards.
The room was clean and functional, in room refreshment supplies were minimal,2 sachets of tea, coffee and sugar, more available on request.
Dining room under pressure at breakfast as approx. 60 people arrived at the same time, lengthy waits resulting at the hot food server.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIPrestonRGRM, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Preston, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear menubuster,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at our hotel, Holiday Inn Preston.

Your feedback in relation to tea and coffee amenities have been relayed to our housekeeping team to ensure there is plentiful supply for our guest moving forward.

We also advise our guests when we are accommodating coach tours, that breakfast will be busy and the time to avoid should you require a quieter breakfast experience and to avoid ques.

We look forward to your visit , as we have noted you are a returning traveller.

Kind Regards
Vijya Di Niro
Guest Relations Manager
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Address: The Ringway, Preston PR1 3AU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Preston
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Preston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Preston 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Preston, a modern and stylish hotel providing a great place to stay & value for money in the City Centre, close to University Central Lancashire; an ideal location for both business and for leisure. Holiday Inn Preston hotel is fully air-conditioned with all bedrooms offering high speed internet access & Wi-Fi is available in our bar lounge. With a full service Restaurant, Bar, Lounge and 24-hr room service, we can cater for all of your requirements. The Ringway Bar & Grill provides a perfect place to dine, experiencing fantastic food & excellent customer service. For leisure and family breaks the Hotel is a short distance from the Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston North End F.C, and Preston Golf Club. The Holiday Inn Preston hotel is an ideal base to enjoy the Lancashire Countryside. Our strong rail and motorway links provide short journeys to Blackpool, the Ribble Valley, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.The Holiday Inn Preston hotel offers facilities for disabled guests along with accessible bedroom.The new Meetings & Training Centre provides the ideal venue for all business needs; with wi-fi access, unlimited refreshments, natural daylight and desired privacy. ... more   less 
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