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“Comfortable hotel, nice rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Bedford

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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 #6 of 15 Hotels in Bedford
Essex, England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel, nice rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed on business for a couple of weeks. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and modern. Very well soundproofed which is needed as hotel is on the side of the a421 but you don't get any road noise. Free parking is a bonus. Found most of the staff really helpful and friendly

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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SamanthaB85, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, given our location our double-double glazing is essential and i am glad to learn that it meant you found the hotel quiet.

Kind Regards
Samantha
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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Have stayed many times, the staff are excellent very friendly and helpful. choice of food is limited but they are happy to provide you with Take Away Menus and will even give you plates and cutlery to eat it. The room are spotlessly clean, but need updating i.e. Flat Screen TVs with all Freeview channels, Beds that don't move across the floor. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bedford was excellent and the staff were brilliant. , I am excited to announce that we will be having Flat Screen Tvs delivered to the hotel on 29th April 2013 and hope this will go some way to modernising our guest rooms. Thanks again The Team at Bedford Express
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good location just off the M1, and in the middle of the M1 and A1M, good if you visiting the zoo, room very comfortable, good size, free parking, stayed for 2 nights, you get a free breakfast, although limited, but good enough to keep you going to lunchtime......

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Very glad to hear you enjoy your stay at Holiday Inn Express Bedford. Thank you also for your feedback it was great to hear that you thought our hotel location was spot on and that we provide free parking. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again.
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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here for one night whilst attending a friend's party. The hotel is on a roundabout and next to a patrol station, but for a one night stay that was fine. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room and public areas were spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable, the corridors quiet and breakfast was included. All for £49, what more could you ask?

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, I am glad that you found the Holiday Inn Express Bedford Excellent Value for money and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Express Team.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed one night when we went to a friend's wedding. Hotel was clean and tidy with friendly staff. We were able to arrange an early check due to the friendliness of the staff, which was very helpful seen as we are expecting a baby and so can't rush around! Tea and coffee in the room and a tv. Only down side - not a great breakfast (very limited!) - prefer the cooked breakfast at a Premier Inn.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the staff could accommodate your needs. I am Disappointed to learn that our Free Express Continental Buffet Breakfast didn't meet with your expectations. I hope this hasn't put you off staying with the Express Brand. Kind regards Diana and Team
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great hotel for a business ,stay here most time and near disappoints ,rooms are very clean and tidy , good chose at the bar , the petrol station is helpful just in case you forget anything. The only hard thing is getting out

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review the Holiday Inn Express Bedford. We are delighted you always enjoy your stay with us. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Diana and Team
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

OK let's start with the facts, this is a budget hotel that only cost us £49 for two people for one Saturday night. Purchased and paid for in advance, there is always an element of risk, but at that price at least the outlay is very low. The reality was far better than we expected. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Booking-in was straight forward and the reception area is bright, clean and airy. We were in room 102. It was exceptionally clean, and I mean exceptionally, not a stain or bit of dust anywhere in view. This extended to the bedding, shower and the lovely soft towels. I had a bit of a problem getting heating out of the air conditioning unit, but it was not so significant that I felt the need to ask for assistance. An added bonus was the free breakfast. Hardly the most extensive of menus but more than enough choice and plenty of it. To be honest if you found cause for complaint in this hotel for the price paid, then you must be a compulsive complainer.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear EricChorley

Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express Bedford for your recent visit to the area, and for the great review. We have recently purchased new bath sheets for all our rooms and it is brilliant to read that these have been noticed.

The team always appreciate people who take the time to comment on their service and this review put a smile on their faces. I will also pass on your comments to the housekeeping team to ensure they get a smile too.

Thanks again & Kind Regards

SAM
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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
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bedford 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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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