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“Good Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Tamworth
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Leisure Island | River Drive, Tamworth B79 7ND, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Tamworth
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22 hotel reviews
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“Good Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Good chain hotel experience, staff friendly & hotel very clean (rooms and public areas).

Room allocated (3rd floor) was a good size, double bed, decent sized LCD TV (several channels). Bathroom was also a decent size, with a large shower.

One thing to note, this hotel does seem to still have smoking rooms, make sure you have booked the type of room you really want.

Didn't have an evening meal in hotel but did have a couple of breakfasts, perfectly adequate to start the day with 2-3 cooked items and the rest cold items, cereal, toast etc.

We did eat out in evenings, several options across the dual-carriageway (overpass), had a really nice Indian meal (Champagne restaurant) as recommened by reception.

Overall, no issues in staying here again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Mr Nags,

Thank you for your time writing a review about your stay.
We as a team are always glad to hear positive feedback and we hope we can see you in our hotel again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sandy, Bedfordshire
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11 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Visited the hotel to allow me to miss the rush hour commute to a nearby training facility. The postcode dropped me in some car park on the other side of the dual carriageway and being dark had to ask someone local for advice.
Good car park in the snow drome facility, close to the hotel and well lit.
Was on the 4th floor near the lift, very quiet room even when facing the road. Missing the bulb from the table lamp, Sarah from reception was very good to find me a spare bulb, that lasted for maybe 5 seconds and no more spares, the other lady whose name I forgot came up to tweak the heating & ventilation system that was set to 31C, no instructions and eventually got it sorted.

TV has premium options, so parents need to be aware, think it was £9 to watch battleships, but had already watched on a much larger screen :)

Food on site with nice selection of drinks and some classic meals, reasonably priced and would be happy to stay and eat here again.

Room was very clean, did not use the internet, but no need to do so.

Double bed with a choice of 2 firm or 2 soft pillows, labelled so a nice touch.

Very clean.

Pre paid on flexible booking for about £70, the day rate was i think £120, but no rooms left

Room Tip: any on the fourth floor :)
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Mr Liddle,

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us in the Holiday Inn Express Tamworth.

We are located next to the Snow Dome and we share the same car park. I am sorry your satellite navigation did not direct you here. We have experienced this problem with a certain type of Sat nav system.

I am pleased you found the room quiet, albeit we had a few hiccups in the room maintenance; I am pleased to hear our team tried to correct the issues.

We have free view TV channels in the hotel, giving plenty of option to choose from. We also have ‘pay movies’ which cost from £8.95 per movie. These movies are Blockbuster movies and get updated on a regular monthly basis.

We are delighted to hear you were satisfied with our limited evening meal offers and the prices.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the very near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

The Hotel is lovely and so clean and fresh, but the best thing is the Friendly and really Helpful considerate staff members who go that extra mile to make you happy and relaxed in your stay. I really cannot thank them enough.Well worth a visit I will definatly go back to stay there again

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words regarding our Team members and good to note we helped make your stay with us happy and relaxed. We do strive to ensure all our Guests are well looked after and leave us with a smile.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the very near future.
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

spent 5 night here and i honeslty cant fault it clean, modern, by the lake and very close to all the attractions including shopping centers highly reccomend.if you want a nice comfartable stay with nice views this is the place .

Room Tip: request for a room facing the lake .
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,


Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay with The Holiday Inn Express Tamworth and found all the attractions and shops close by.
It was good to hear you found the Hotel clean, modern and very comfortable.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here over half term with our 2 young children.
We received a warm welcome from the staff and throughout our stay the staff were excellent. They had good local knowledge and were happy to help.
The room we had was a reasonable size with a very modern, clean bathroom with large shower (no bath). The beds however were disappointing and not the most comfortable. They really let the room down.
The hotel was very clean even in public areas such as the toilets.
Breakfast was a bit chaotic as the hotel was full and we needed to wait for some items such as sausages and croissants but the staff did their best to try to keep up.
The location of the hotel was excellent for visiting the snowdome, Tamworth Castle and Drayton Manor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We as a team take pride in what we do and we are keen to make our guests stay comfortable. We recommend local attractions on top of the mentioned, such as Twycross Zoo, The National Arboretum, Sea life Centre in Birmingham and many others.

I am sorry if you found the beds too soft and sofa beds worn. As the hotel is 3 years old, we have started a programme to replace these pieces of furniture.

Our breakfast can be hectic due to number of guest staying in the hotel and the team is really working hard to run the breakfast service smoothly.

I am pleased your overall experience was a good one and thank you again for your feedback to us.

We hope to welcome you back in the hotel again in the near future.
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Oxford
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights during half term. Rooms were brilliantly clean with a great bathroom (large shower but no bath). I would agree with other reviews that it is the beds and sofa beds which let the hotel down and look really worn compared to the rest of the room. Breakfast was fine as it was included in the room price-croissants, cereals, sausage, egg, beans, fruit, yoghurt. Two mornings were chaotic but two were reasonably calm!! Staff are an absolute credit to the hotel, they were extremely hard working and very helpful. Excellent parking. A great location for Drayton Manor, the Snowdome (next door) and Go Ape. There is also a ten pin bowling alley, park and a skate park close by.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed here recently on a trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park.. Good value hotel and under a 10 minute drive to the theme park so location was handy. Breakfast was reasonable and pretty much as any other HI express hotel, unfortunately so was the sofa bed.. Not the most comfortable but its what you get at the express. I certainly think that within the budget market the the Holiday inn Express falls the Premier Inn family rooms are far better suited with superior bedding..

The hotel as a whole was nice and the rooms clean and tidy. Also whilst the hotel was pretty full the breakfast area wasn't overcrowded and the hotel itself was reasonable quiet.

Being a Priority Club member you also get free parking which is a bonus..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SzilviaKissTAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

As a valued Priority Club member we thank you for your review.

I am pleased to hear you find the location and breakfast convenient.

I am disappointed to hear you find the Premier Inn family rooms better. I am aware they have slightly bigger beds and I understand the comfort factor is much higher sleeping in one of these. I hope the priority points, which you cannot collect in Premier Inns, compensate you for this matter.

I am glad to hear you find the rooms clean and tidy; our housekeeping team work hard to keep the high standards you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express.

Once again, many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the very near future.
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Address: Leisure Island | River Drive, Tamworth B79 7ND, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Tamworth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Tamworth
#4 Business Hotel in Tamworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tamworth 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Tamworth is ideally situated for both business and leisure. With great transport links to the M6 and M42 - its very central and easy to get to. The Hotel has free high speed internet in all the bedrooms and reception areas. Parking for over 800 cars at a cost of £1.00 Per car upon exit, validated at Reception. Package deals with Snowdome, Drayton Manor and Twycross zoo are all available. ... more   less 
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