We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1 to your Saves list
Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballymena Road | M2, Junction 1, Antrim BT41 4LL, Northern Ireland   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Antrim
Armagh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

friendly and helpful staff
hotel was very clean and tidy
very good value for the price
we enjoyed our stay and would go back to this hotel
If you forget any toiletries, all you have to do is ring reception and they will be delivered to your room, free of charge.

Room Tip: Our room was lovely and bright and cosy
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you so much for writing a review on the Holiday Inn Express Antrim, I am pleased your stay with us was a positive one. We pride ourselves on providing excellent quality and customer service. I am glad you found the hotel to be so clean and the service you received was also good.

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future

Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

231 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    119
    83
    19
    9
    1
See reviews for
53
65
15
62
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

You can't fail to like staying in this hotel.

This was our fifth time at this hotel and it never fails to impress. The hotel itself is in good location and is staffed by what I reckon must be the nicest staff I have ever come across in any hotel - Take Note IHG as your staff members here are what make this hotel our No 1 choice when staying in Ireland - I even suggested to Stena Line that they send their customer services staff there to see if they can learn something from them.

The food choice for dinner is limited but smashing and whatever you do don't expect to stick to a diet if dining here. Breakfast is best of ANY Holiday Inn or HIEX I have stayed in and the fact it is included in the room price is fantastic.

The only non plus (not negative) is that the hotel is now starting to age slightly with no Wi-Fi in rooms and the rooms still have the old 'Large Televisions' and the showers are not very powerful but I'm sure these will all change in time and in no way detract anything from the stay.

We look forward to our next trip across the water & our stay at Antrim HIEX.

Room Tip: Have stayed in ground floor and higher and cant say that any were better or worse than others.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, It was so nice to see you and your family visiting us again, we love having you here. Our breakfast is slightly different from other express hotels as we have the fully cooked breakfast and I am delighted you and your family enjoyed it. We value all of your feedback and comments and I can confirm that we have internet available in all rooms although not all are wifi, however you can access wifi free of charge in our lobby area. I will be sure to pass your comments on to all the staff who will be delighted! I am sure I speak for all when I say it was a pleasure to look after you all.

Once again thank you so much for your review
Hope to see you again soon
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BALLYMENA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

great hotel, easy check in , rooms clean, warm and spacious, staff friendly and very helpful , breakfast was warm and plentyful, overall fantastic value for your money . very handy to junction 1 outlet and only 20 mins to belfast , bar has good tv, soft seating and free parking. will stay again soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Holiday Inn Express Antrim


I was delighted to read that your stay with us was a positive one. We value each and every review and comment made by our guests and continually strive to acheive excellent service and quality. I am pleased that you found the hotel to be of excellent value, especially as we serve a fully cooked breakfast which is unusual for the Holiday Inn Express Brand.


We very much look forward to welcoming you back with us soon

Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antrim, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel great food warm friendly and clean. Beside junction One outlet centre everything at your doorstep. Very close to Belfast International Airport something like a 15 minute drive away its the ideal location

  • Stayed February 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Antrim

I am delighted to read that you had a great stay with us especially with great feedback in all areas of service. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and quality and we value each and every comment from our guests. Reviews like yours let us know that the effort we put into creating execllent customer service and quality is paying off


Thank you so much for your kind comments, we very much look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon


Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Front Office Manger
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 5 days while working at Belfast airport on nights.The staff were very warm and friendly, nothing was a problem..quality of the rooms was impeccable,along with food which was great.

I would certainly stay there again.....

  • Stayed March 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Antrim

I was delighted to read of how much you enjoyed your time spent with us, I think I speak for all of the staff when I say it was a pleasure to have you stay with us, your smile was infectious and we loved having you here. I am so pleased you enjoyed the food and will pass on your kind words to our chefs who will be delighted

Thank you for your kind words and comments we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Front Office Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yorkshire, UK
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed at this hotel ready for an early morning flight with easyjet back to Manchester.
It's a typical Holiday Inn express, nothing fancy. Room was fine, although the extra bed for our daughter was a bit uncomfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel was clean.
There was a 'help yourself' breakfast buffet from 4am which we used, with proper breakfast starting later at 7am
Bonus is it's location to Belfast International Airport, we had a hire car, took about 10 minutes to drive to the airport from the hotel.
There are plenty of places to eat just outside the hotel. The chinese was nice. The hotel is based on a retail park that had an Asda, Toys r us etc.
I'd use it again if required.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Antrim

We value each comment and review our guests take the time to write. We pride ourselves on the customer service we provide and are continually striving to improve on providing excellent customer service and quality within the hotel. I am pleased that you choose us for your overnight stay before your early morning flight. Our continential breakfast is provided from 4am specifically for this reason and I am delighted you and your family were able to use it. Our location is perfect for the airport with a ten minute drive to the international airport it is ideal, especially if you require parking as we offer a park and fly package

Again thank you for your comments we look forward to welcoming you back in the future


Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Front Office Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craigavon, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with hubby and 2 young kids. Room was clean and spacious but sofa bed was really uncomfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast had really good choice and very tasty. We had evening meals which were nice. If there's nothing on the menu suitable there are ample restaurants and bars a matter of steps away. This is a fabulous hotel for a girly shopping break as junction one outlet is a stones throw away. Would definitely stay here without the kids for some retail therapy. The kids did enjoy the break but once crazy golf and cinema had been done and the retail park closed unfortunately the hotel had nothing to occupy them.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KLavery, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Holiday Inn Express Antrim

I was delighted to read that your stay with us was a pleasant one. We value every comment from our guests and continually work to improve guest service and experience in all areas, Breakfast at the hotel is very different to most Holiday Inn Express hotels due to the fact that we serve a fully cooked breakfast and its great to hear when our guests appreicate the choice and quality, with evening meals we try to change the menu to provide as much choice as possible for our guests. I am glad your experience of our restaurant was a positive one. Junction one is a great location for shopping and we have numerous ladies who stay here for some retail therapy, which is always fully enjoyed. thank you so much for your comments with regards activities for children, as a result of this we have now purchased Giant Jenga and various board games, which are now up and running in the hotel.

Thank you so much for your kind comments and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Kind Regards
Leeann Olphert
Front office Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1

Address: Ballymena Road | M2, Junction 1, Antrim BT41 4LL, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Antrim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Antrim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Antrim offers FREE cooked Irish and continental breakfast, FREE WIFI throughout the hotel including the bedrooms and FREE car parking Itis located at Junction One Retail Outlet which is Irelands largest International Shopping Outlet. Ideally located within a two minutes drive of the M2 motorway, Express by Holiday Inn Antrim is only 20 miles and a 15 minute drive from Belfast. And short drives from the towns of Ballymena and Coleraine. Londonderry is also not far from the location. Belfast International Airport is less than 5 minutes away. This budget hotel in Antrim has 90 stylish but simply decorated bedrooms, all with Sky TV, tea/coffee making facilities, power showers, broadband internet and desk top workspace. The hotel prides itself on its vibrant friendly approach. Every guest is made to feel at home as soon as they walk through the door. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, IHG, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Despegar.com, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1 reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Antrim m2, Jct.1 Hotel Antrim
Holiday Inn Antrim
Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1 County Antrim

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.