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“Convenient Stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Dunstable
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   London Road, Dunstable LU6 3DZ, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Dunstable
Honiton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Convenient Stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Hotel very new, Pleasing decor in tiptop condition. Good selection of drinks and snacks in vending machines for late arrivals. Rooms well fitted out except no bath in bathroom, only a shower. Included breakfast adequate providing fruit, cereals, bread, rolls etc.as well as three hot dishes. One of these was baked beans which I wouldn't have selected as an essential basis for a British breakfast. Also I like marmalade on my toast or roll but only jam and honey were available.
As is so often with British Hotels the cooling component of the aircon was switched off but as it was December and possible to open a window this was not such a problem - just hope they switch it on in summer.

Very easy to find, right on the A5, and with plenty of free parking and only 6 miles from Luton airport made it a very conveniant stopover and certainly better value than closer airport Hotels.

Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Eastbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

What can you say, this is a perfect example of a very good budget hotel. Very quiet night and an ok breakfast which was basically good except for the possibly powdered scrambled egg but £45 all in what to you expect.

  • Stayed December 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Not a very happy 1st visit the room was clean enough but the night sleep was unsettled due to a noisy fan and a very small duvet cover not big enough for a couple Electric sockets not working . Did not have a very good selection of breakfasts unless you like scrambled egg and very small sausages. Complained via Emails(3) but with no replies. Would certainly not be using Holiday Inn Express again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We had an end of year team meeting here followed by all of us staying over having dined out locally. The hotel team arranged everything with energy and were always amiable and helpful. Meeting room was large and excellent value, rooms very modern, clean, comfortable and far superior than many budget places. They booked taxis to and from our eatery and couldn't have been more accommodating. Best hotel in central Dunstable and much better value than the OPL.

Perhaps the bar could do with expanding the range of drinks available but that's about it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

When we fly to England from the US East coast we like to take the day flight that lands in London's Heathrow around 9:30pm. If heading to visit friends in the country it is too late to see them that evening so we often rent a car and stop somewhere along the way. This was a good choice as it was about an hour's drive from the airport. It is not too far from the M1 and has a good breakfast (included). The room was small (as you expect in Europe) but comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were greeted by two very pleasant and helpful receptionists who efficiently checked us in.
The hotel is modern and we were very impressed with the room which was bright and large enough for our short stay. The bathroom was extremely clean and modern with a large shower cubicle.
We had breakfast the following morning which was plentiful with a good variety of pastries and hot food.
Overall great value, this was the equivalent of some four star hotels we have stayed in but half the price.
No hesitation recommending it others.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Having stayed in various Holiday Inn Expresses before I had pretty low expectations but this was surprisingly nice, better than many so-called four star hotels I've stayed in and much better than most Holiday Inns (let alone Expresses).

The hotel is well equipped and modern (it has a guest-accessible ice machine, a rarity in UK hotels!) and the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, modern and leaving little to complain about. It doesn't take much to run a budget hotel and this sets a new standard.

For the money paid, this is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: London Road, Dunstable LU6 3DZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Dunstable
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
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Dunstable
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Dunstable 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From its attractions & rolling countryside with the nearby Whipsnade Zoo & Dunstable Downs the area surrounding the hotel is just waiting to be discovered. Perfectly located just 7 miles from London Luton Airport offering excellent access to the heart of the national motorway network. With the M1 close by and the M25 less than 20 miles away, over three quarters of the UK mainland population can be reached in a same day return journey. ... more   less 
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