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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

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Welcome to contemporary Holiday Inn Express hotel at East Midlands Airport. With a great location, comfortable public areas & air conditioning in all guestrooms, you re sure of a great visit. We're just one mile from the airport and 35 miles from Alton Towers. Each of our 90 newly refurbished guestrooms have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children under 12 & feature a double bed and pull out sofabed, flat screen TVs, an en-suite with power shower, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included so you can help yourself to the Express Start buffet. For your convenience we also offer on-site car parking packages. The Holiday Inn Express' location is perfect for meetings with both the M1 Motorway & East Midlands Airport just minutes away ensuring easy access for delegates. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is served by major airlines including Jet2, Ryanair and Thomson so we regularly welcome international guests for meetings in our 4 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 40 delegates. The Great Room is an informal place in which to relax with breakfast, chill out with a drink from the bar or enjoy an evening meal from our tasty menu. Our hotel is also a great location for visiting Derby and Nottingham, Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Open Air Market, the Peak District or Alton Towers.
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Stopped at the Holiday Inn express for a one night stay before an early flight. The room was of a good standard with the normal features of tv, tea coffee, hairdryer ect. Very close to the airport. Would recommend for an overnight stay.
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Booked on the spur of the moment, our flight wasn't till 10am so decided it would be nice not to get up so early to travel to airport, so staying here allowed to sleep in longer and have a good breakfast which is included in the good price we paid, Hot breakfast started at
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Response from HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Responded 3 days ago
Hello susut2014, Thank you for your reviewing your recent stay with us and for choosing our hotel for your airport stopover. I’m pleased that you had a great stay with us and you enjoyed a peaceful night’s sleep in one of our rooms. I’m also glad that you enjoyed the breakfast selection we offer and having a smaller offering from 4am to cater for those early departures. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ryan H Guest Service Manager
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We travel as a family and stay in Holiday inns a lot. This one is perfect location for us as a stopover to Rotherham to visit family. We have stayed here 3 times in the past year. The hotel is clean, tidy, and staff are friendly. The rooms are always ready when we arrive. The
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Response from HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Barlowclan, Thank you for your review for our hotel. I’m glad that you have returned to us after previous excellent stays. I’m glad that you and your family enjoy your stays with us and find our hotel to be clean and tidy and perfect for your needs. Your comments about our breakfast are very concerning; I will pass this feedback on to our management for further analysis. As food safety and hygiene is very important to us, we will use your comments to coach our team to make the necessary changes. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ryan H Guest Service Manager
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We had an early flight so decided to stay here. It was very reasonably priced for an overnight stay including breakfast. The welcome at reception was a little subdued but a nice touch was asking us where in the hotel we would like our room. The room itself on entering was very
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Response from HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Responded 5 days ago
Hello sweapeaSheffield, Thank you for your review and for choosing us for your pre-flight stopover. I am sorry to hear that your welcome was not as expected but I’m pleased to hear it did not ruin your stay and your room preference was catered for. I’m pleased that you also had a peaceful night’s sleep ready for your early departure the following morning. Our bar has a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks and our prices do reflect the current market, I hope however you were able to relax and have a refreshing beverage to finish your evening. We hope to see you back with us again. Sincerely, Ryan H Guest Service Manager
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Stayed here again on 8th March prior to an early flight next morning. Friendliness of staff, cleanliness of room cannot be faulted. Room very comfortable, excellent shower. Cannot comment on evening food because we always take a packup with us. Breakfast though is included
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Response from HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello BettyBoop59, Thank you very much for reviewing our hotel and giving us five stars. I’m pleased to hear that you returned to us after a few excellent previous visits. I’m glad this is the case as this shows consistency is all areas of our services and facilities. I’m also pleased that you also found our early morning breakfast to be adequate before your flight. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Ryan H Guest Service Manager
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Hi can anyone give us an idea of prices for dinner in this hotel?
£12 for a curry size very small it had been microwaved and rice like rubber ! Food very poor ! My daughters lasagna was the same very disappointing ! Wouldn't eat there!!
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The hotel can and will book you a taxi. It’s only a five minute drive
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They have a breakfast to go continental very early where you czn bag up and eat in room or take with you and then a buffet hot breakfast is available later where eat as much as you want. Either way was fine and filled a gap whilst waiting at the airport.
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Hello louladou, thank you for your message. Breakfast is included in the price of your stay and we begin our main breakfast from 6:30am. A smaller selection is available from 4:00am every morning, to cater for our early departures.
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hi is there ice that I can take to my room if so where is it ?
Hello Zuleika T, the hotel has a self service ice machine located opposite the reception desk. We also have ice buckets at the hotel bar available on request.
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"Stayed in a different room on each of the 3 times we have stayed, all good."
"North side away from the road noise. 133 was quiet."
"Pepperoni Pizza"
"Room 136 was very quiet."
"Whatever your requirements just ask at Reception when checking in."
$58 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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