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Holiday Inn Express Bedford

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here on business as I couldn't get in anywhere else, room quality was excellent, breakfast was good, though they ran out of fruit when I was there. Real problem is that it is not in easy access of anywhere to eat, 2.5 miles into Bedford. The restaurant is marginal, with ,microwaved food.

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GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and for leaving a great 5* rating. I am so pleased you found our rooms to be excellent quality with great wifi. We know how important it is for our guests to enjoy a good nights sleep and be able to access wifi for any business needs.... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night. Nothing around it except a petrol station so if you are going into town you need a taxi. The room was clean and everything worked, the service was ok. Probably the worst breakfast I have ever had in a budget hotel....scrambled egg, sausage and beans....that was your hot food. I'll stick to Premier Inn in... More 

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Thank toddman572001
GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for leaving a review regarding your stay with us. I was sorry to hear that you only found us to be ok but pleased that the room was clean and in working order with good service from the team. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our continental breakfast buffet which does include... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night following a wedding, clean rooms excellent shower and comfy beds, great breakfast and staff were very helpful and friendly great value for money great place to stay highly recommend!

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GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and for leaving us a great 5* review. It is very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of your overnight stay with us and that you highly recommend our hotel. This means a lot that we got it right for you and we very... More 

Swansea Wales UK
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find as on the main route into Bedford. A little out of town though, if you planned on going wandering in the evening. Clean and tidy, with a comfortable bed and air con. The aircon was a little noisy and prevented me from sleeping. I opened the window as was woken up around 4am as the trains started,... More 

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GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Matt, thank you for taking the time to review your overnight stay with us. I am pleased that you found us easily enough and do hope that our location was good for you despite not being in the town centre. I am also sorry to hear that the air con unit was noisy and did prevent you from sleeping.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Value for money: 4* Comfort: 5* Breakfast: 4* Decor/Room facilities: 5* High class feel to place, corporately decorated but sleek. Staff friendly and of smart appearance. PROS: 1. Air Conditioning (a amazing feature much needed in heat and a welcomed luxury that all hotels need to take note of!) 2. 32" TV (something that seems rare to find in a... More 

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Thank Twenty S
GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for leaving a review - it is great to read how much you found us value for money as well as the rest of your stay being comfortable and as expected. All of our rooms have just finished a soft refurbishment programme and we are very pleased that you found them to be of... More 

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent budget hotel with well appointed public areas. Room very clean with very comfortable bed, plenty of storage space, hair dryer and iron/board available. Lovely bathroom with 3-sided mirror, good for doing make-up. Blue night light too. Buffet breakfast. Simple, but great that you can microwave your porridge to your own taste (ie no milk). Good that there is a... More 

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Thank Gill B
GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your fabulous comments about your stay with us, to hear it was first class and the best budget hotel you have stayed in has really made our day as well as the hard work the team all put in made worthwhile. I am so pleased that every part of your stay was comfortable... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

having stayed at the Holiday Inn's across the UK for the last three years it was nice to check into an Express that has been refurbished the double rooms are lovely and the beds are so comfortable you do not want to get up in the morning. The staff are helpful and friendly and there is a well stocked bar... More 

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Thank SDB1970
GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It is so lovely to read that found us to be a great hotel, with newly refurbished rooms with comfortable beds and a friendly team. This week we have added new curtains and new sofa beds to our guest rooms and we are so pleased with how they... More 

Larkfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my family while visiting Woburn Safari Park which was about a 15 minute drive away. We had a family room which was perfectly adequate for our needs. The entire Hotel was absolutely spotless and we were very impressed with the cleanliness throughout. The staff couldn't be more helpful and were incredibly polite, friendly... More 

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GMHemel, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your great review about your stay with us. It is always pleasing to read when our guests have had an enjoyable time. I am also pleased that the team was able to help you with anything you needed during your stay and that your room was adequate for you as a family for... More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I was given a room downstairs and not that far from reception - normally a no for me due to noise but this was fine. Room was quiet. Believe they are carrying out some refurbishment to the hotel - my room must have been done as it was very fresh and everything worked fine. Didn't affect my stay at all... More 

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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Dear Kevin Thank you for this great and fair evaluation of the hotel, I am very pleased that you found it quiet and comfortable. Hopefully this will mean that you will be staying with us again. Kind Regards SAM Deputy GM More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Me and my partner have stayed here several times and we love it! The staff are very friendly, the food is good worth getting out of bed for the breakfast. Would highly recommend. Not very far from Milton Keynes. Rooms are always clean and beds very comfortable. Will be going again soon I'm sure.

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Thank Laura S
SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this review

Regular guests are our favourite as it proves we are doing something right. Please do come back soon. Kind Regards SAM More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the well-connected Holiday Inn Express Bedford hotel for handy road links and proximity to Bedford's businesses. Friendly staff welcome you to the modern Holiday Inn Express Bedford, 2 miles south of Bedford town centre. We're conveniently located just off the A6 and A421, with plenty of complimentary parking. Surf the web over a coffee with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Our newly refurbished guestrooms feature modern decor, comfortable beds, an en-suite with power shower and 32-inch TVs. Our bright family rooms have 1 double bed and 1 pull-out sofabed where kids under 18 stay for free with an adult. There's space for up to 25 delegates in our 2 air-conditioned meeting rooms, where you can host interactive conferences and board meetings. Choosing Holiday Inn Express Bedford also gives you easy access to local business parks. We're 1.5 miles from companies based in Priory Business Park and 6 miles from Millbrook vehicle testing centre. Relax in the great outdoors at the tranquil Priory Country Park with a woodland stroll and fishing and sailing on the lakes. You can watch tense competitions at Lawson Park Indoor Bowls Club, just 6 minutes' drive from Holiday Inn Express Bedford. Meet for drinks on our patio and gather inside for live sport on the flat-screen TVs and a game of pool. Our evening bar menu features spicy curries and pasta dishes. Fill up in the morning with sausage and scrambled egg from the generous breakfast buffet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bedford

Address: Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: $66 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bedford 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Holiday Inn Bedford
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
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