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Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29

M5 Jct. 29 Guardian Road Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 23 hotels in Exeter
Travelers' Choice
Enjoy value and convenience at the Holiday Inn Express Exeter hotel, located just outside Exeter with good transport links. Our modern hotel is situated by a small lake just off junction 29 of the M5 and 5 minutes' drive from Exeter International Airport. There's plenty of complimentary parking on site and you can take advantage of the local park and ride bus service to get into Exeter's cosmopolitan city centre. Fill up at Holiday Inn Express Exeter's breakfast with hot items, served from 6.30am in our Great Room and included in all room prices. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel making staying in touch a breeze and you can host business events in our 3 naturally lit meeting rooms. Holiday Inn Express Exeter is the only hotel to be located in Exeter Business Park and we're also conveniently placed for meetings at the Met Office, 5 minutes' walk away. Make the Holiday Inn Express Exeter hotel your handy stop-off if you're travelling to or from Cornwall. Our friendly Front Desk staff can help you plan days out to nearby Dartmoor National Park and the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, Holiday Inn Express Exeter's sleek Great Room bar is a welcoming spot to mingle with friends. Retire to your newly refurbished, air-conditioned Guest room to unwind with complimentary tea and coffee and watch TV on your 32-inch flatscreen.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Lithuanian, Polish


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39Car recommended
Grade: 39 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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espice46 wrote a review Oct 2020
Godalming, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
What can I say, what a wonderful hotel very clean, rooms lovely. Staff very friendly and helpful. We stayed for a night as a stop gap. Would definitely recommend it and will be coming back. One off the best places we have stayed. Thank you holiday inn for a great experience
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
teejay11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom813 contributions232 helpful votes
Average Holiday inn ok for two tight for a family Check in was freindly and quick. The Bar Restaurant has no atmosphere, The Breakfast was good considering the Covid measures, Car park was good plenty of spaces.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29
Responded Oct 20, 2020
Hi teejay11, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting a candid review. While I am glad that you appreciated your check-in experience as well as our breakfast and parking, I was also concerned to read your comments about our restaurant. I understand your dismay, and I am sorry. This is not the frictionless experience that we wanted for all our guests. I will make sure to share your comments with our team for the necessary improvements needed on our end. Thanks again, and I still hope you would give us another chance in the future. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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Mark M wrote a review Oct 2020
Bacup, United Kingdom58 contributions18 helpful votes
Fantastic location. Great friendly staff. Very courteous and helpful. Good size room , bed comfy , fresh and clean linen . Good shower . Covid 19 Breakfast.. You guys have nailed this issue .. Your system works . Although I did hear a lady complaining to her husband . ( I don’t think she understands the issues with covid) Well done . I would definitely recommend this hotel I will be back. 👍👍👍
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Date of stay: October 2020
_davidius61 wrote a review Oct 2020
Shropshire, United Kingdom312 contributions282 helpful votes
Have stayed here several times in the past but this was the first stay since Covid lockdown earlier in the year. Stayed 4 nights and found the measures taken by staff to be good. Pleasant welcome, good service at dinner in the lounge. Limited menu but good quality light meals. Plenty of parking and pub across the car park. Would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Mark C wrote a review Sep 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom226 contributions87 helpful votes
I won't be staying here again in a hurry. Issues: 1. Unpleasant drain smell in our bathroom 2. Family room unsuitable for 2 older children - it's a small double sofa bed. Further, the bed blocks the chair behind the desk, meaning you don't have a chair at all in your room. Also, the bed blocks access to the kettle etc - you have to lean over the kids' bed to reach it. The room is too small to be a family room. 3. WiFi signal dipped in and out and wasn't fast 4. Not enough power sockets in the room, a d none near main bed for parents. 5. Broken hook by wardrobe 6. Room temperature difficult to control, and the fan blows directly onto the main bed, which is the only place you can sit when the room is set up as a family room. 7. Plenty of mood lighting, but no main ceiling light to brighten whole room if desired On a more positive note, the COVID-19 measures were appropriate. Breakfast changes were reasonable in the circumstances, though hot bacon/sausage baps were not hot unless you happened to be in the room when fresh ones were brought out.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Hello KingCampo, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. I am sorry to hear about the condition of the bathroom, the room layout and room temp that affected your overall satisfaction. I have taken note of your comments and shared them with management for review to take necessary actions to address these concerns. I hope you give us a chance to host you again in the future. Best Regards, John O Case Manager IHGService
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$51 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Nearby attractions include Brightfire Pottery (0.7 miles) and Devon Heritage Centre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller and Carter, Pinhoe Hoard, and Brewers Fayre.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29 offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval Exe Bridge (2.8 miles), The House that Moved (2.9 miles), and St Catherine's Chapel and Almshouses (2.6 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.