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“Convenient, comfortable and good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jct 8, M11 Mtrwy, Old Dunmow Rd | Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishops Stortford CM23 5QZ, England (Formerly Days Hotel London Stansted - M11)   |  
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Convenient, comfortable and good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My partner and I were travelling to an event near Braintree yesterday and wanted to break our journey from the Midlands with an inexpensive overnight stay by on Friday night. We chose the Days Hotel partly because of its location just off the M11 (perfect for our onward journey) and partly based on the Trip Advisor reviews we had read.

As others have stated, it's important to know whether you are staying at the Days Inn or the Days Hotel as both are located here at the Birchanger Services station! It's also worthing saying that the signage at the service area is rather confusing and on more than one occasion in the past I have found myself taking a wrong turn and driving right out of the services again and back onto the main roundabout. Don't always assume that the car in front of you knows where it is going.

The Days Hotel is located next to the main services, with free overnight parking right outside (remember to advise Reception of your car registration, otherwise you'll be charged). Check in was quick and efficient and the Receptionist was very friendly and helpful. We were offered the opportunity to book a full English or Continental breakfast in the small dining area the next morning and opted for the full English at £7.95 a head. We were also offered a wakeup call but declined. I guess this service is mainly for people with early flights from nearby Stansted.

Our double room was modern, clean and of a decent size with plenty of room for luggage (good for those heading to/from the airport). We had everything we needed and more: desk with chair, flat screen TV, free WiFi, hanging space, tea and coffee making facilities, decent sized bathroom with walk-in shower (plenty of hot water), spare duvet, air conditioning, black out curtain.

Intially thinking we would drive into Bishops Stortford for an evening meal, we decided we weren't that hungry after all and didn't fancy doing any more driving so we opted to get something from the services next door. Not fancying fast food, we had paninis and coffees at Starbucks which hit the spot. We then popped into the M&S store next door for a can of Gin & Tonic, a beer and some crisps and settled back down in our room to relax and watch TV. It may be worth noting that there was nothing ressembling a can opener in the room so my partner had to improvise!

Although the hotel was comfortable and pretty quiet (and I had my ear plugs with me), neither of us slept very well that night. We were aware of the distant rumble of planes taking off/landing and we both heard the Receptionst knocking on one of the neighbouring bedroom doors for an early morning call, but this would not usually disturb us too much as we live under the flight path for Birmingham Airport. I can only put it down to the Starbucks coffees keeping us awake.

Next morning, somewhat bleary-eyed, we had showers and went downstairs for breakfast. For our £7.95 we could choose 6 cooked items plus fruit juice and unlimited toast and coffee/tea. Eggs are cooked to order so you need to ask if you want them.

The dining area is small and it's self-service. There was a catering member of staff keeping an eye on everything and she was quick to help me when I slopped my coffee all over my table and seemed to be doing a good job of clearing tables and engaging with guests.

The breakfast was filling and, although possibly a little expensive at £7.95, it certainly hit the spot and the coffee was good.

While eating our breakfast we noticed that there are ground floor disabled rooms right next to Reception. These may be a little noisy for guests as they are located right opposite the kitchen area but for those who don't need to use wheelchairs, the hotel does have a lift. There is disabled parking right outside.

Overall, we felt this was a good hotel, offering value for money and a friendly, efficient service. It did what it said on the tin, it ticked all our boxes and I would recommend.

Room Tip: We requested a quiet room and the Receptionist allocated us a top floor room at the back of the hote...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a typical service station hotel, the rooms are fresh and welcoming with free Internet (not the best but works), the bathrooms are a good size and functional, reasonable AC and you get free parking with the stay.

There is nothing around the hotel, you need a car to go anywhere really, but its perfect for a stop off prior to the airport or for business.

There are two hotels at this service station, I've stayed at both and I feel this one was the better option.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Italy
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9 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night before our flight. The room and the bathroom were big and clean.
In the room there were all the facilities: free wifi,coffee and tea maker and free tv.
Excellent for low prices!

  • Stayed September 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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Strabane, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my 3rd time staying in this hotel and it won't be my last time. It's location for airport is ideal, and it's well serviced with restaurants and services. It is also only a 20 minute walk to town of bishop stortford. The hotel itself is warm, clean and modern rooms. Staff are very friendly and the luggage storage is useful. Will be back soon !

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Breakfast variety good starts early so was good as had early flight. Cleaning staff friendly and happy nice to see. My room was 105 even though near the airport I didn't hear the planes very quiet room.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

excellent ! Checked in at 2:30 AM and was given a warm welcome and served with a delicious breakfast in my room at the hour of my choosing.
Cost 10 pounds by taxi from Stansted. Would definitely stay again.




  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

No problem with the hotel, which we'd booked because of a late (2 am) arrival at Stansted. Comfortable beds and polite staff.

The taxi from the airport charged £10, and we were given to understand that they had a contract with the hotel and this was the standard rate. So when the hotel called a taxi the following morning to take us back to Stansted, we expected the charge to be the same. However, 24-Hour Taxis (booked by Rob) charged us £14.00 for this 5 minute journey. I know it's only £4 difference, but the hotel staff should have been aware of this and booked the cheaper company. Perhaps someone could look into this.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Jct 8, M11 Mtrwy, Old Dunmow Rd | Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishops Stortford CM23 5QZ, England (Formerly Days Hotel London Stansted - M11)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Bishops Stortford
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bishops Stortford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada London Stansted Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just off the M11, this air-conditioned hotel with free Wi-Fi is just 10 minutes’ drive from Stansted Airport. Its modern rooms have private bathrooms with power showers and flat-screen TVs. Each of the bright and stylish rooms at Days Hotel Stansted offer tea/coffee facilities and work desks. Guests can make use of hairdryers, while some rooms include a comfortable sofa. The Days Hotel London Stansted is located at the Welcome Break Birchanger Green Service Area. The service area has many restaurants, shops and gaming facilities. Bishops’ Stortford is just 10 minutes away by car. Full English and Continental breakfasts are available. Children under the age of 12 years stay and eat free when sharing/eating with adults. ... more   less 
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