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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem for a stopover. The right price, for a convenient nights sleep. Staff on check in extremely welcoming, room more than adequate, very impressed with the standard of accommodation. Breakfast included with your stay - you don't have to pay extra, the breakfast was excellent, and can be accessed from 4.00am - ideal as we were leaving the... More 

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1 Thank Caroline C
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Caroline C! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. We are thrilled to be seen as 'gem'. At Holiday Inn Express we believe in great value for money and on this occasion it appears to be the case. Providing breakfast as early as 4AM we aim for all guests to experience this good value... More 

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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms are quiet and you can turn off the air conditioning so it's not too cold. You get a choice of pillows, the beds are comfortable, the room as well as the bathrooms are clean and functional. I had a meal in the restaurant that was probably ready made and reheated, but it was nice and wasn't expensive for... More 

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1 Thank Warren C
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello Warren C, Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. Reading your positive feedback is exceptional, I could not b happier. It's great to hear the wonderful things you had to say about our hotel and the team here. We take pride in guest satisfaction and on this occasion it happens to be the case,... More 

Cheriton Bishop, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is fine, clean tidy and located conveniently off the M1. Rooms have had overhaul but they smell a bit! Comfortable and clean bed and duvet, didn't use bar or restaurant this time bus looked fine. This is a classic transit hotel, staff friendly and welcoming

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1 Thank skelington
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, skelington! Thank you for your review for our hotel. I am glad to hear you found our team here friendly and our location convenient for your business trip. We are fortunate to be in an ideal location for the Midlands with quick links to nearby towns and cities. It is correct our bedrooms have had a refurbishment, however the... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying here as I have a 6.30 flight to Wroclaw. Really close to the airport so don't have to be up until 3.30. On checking in was informed that the breakfast buffet starts at 4am. This is great as it allows me to have a quick coffee before leaving for the airport. Same as all other express hotels around the... More 

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1 Thank Anthony H
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello Anthony H, Thank you for your review for our hotel. We receive a lot of guests who are early leavers, given our location close to the airport. So providing breakfast from as early as 4AM, we aim for everyone to receive the good value for money Holiday Inn Express are known for. Our housekeeping team will be thrilled to... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here the night before our holiday. We would definitely stay here again. They have take away menus in reception, we ordered a Chinese, they provided all the plates, cutlery etc, they even cleared up after us. If you like a stroll to the airport, it takes about 10 minutes.

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1 Thank Tracie K
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Tracie K! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. I'm pleased to hear you had chosen our hotel to spend the night before your holiday. Our staff aim to cater for all guest's needs and by the sounds of it, we exceeded them with great service. I hope you had a fantastic holiday and... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall another very pleasant stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The breakfast that was included in the deal was acceptable. The evening meals however are good quality but very expensive compared to the Premier Inn next door.

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Thank Mark W
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Mark W Thank you for your review for our hotel. I'm happy to hear that your stay with us was deemed pleasant and you found our Express Start breakfast adequate. I expect you had found something tasty to eat to begin your day. We are always evaluating the facilities and services we provide and we aim to be competitive... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for one night prior to an early morning flight. The room was on the 2nd floor, bed was comfy, shower was good. Room wasn't the biggest though. They had a bar and restaurant on site, we used the bar which was ok. Had breakfast at 4.30 am, good selection of cold foods. Pretty standard really for Holiday Inn... More 

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1 Thank JimUtd
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, JimUtd! Thank you for your review for our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us, however I am sorry to hear the room sizing was not adequate for your needs. I hope this was not a major problem and you was able to sleep comfortably in your bedroom. It's great to see... More 

Exeter
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked in for a 3 night stay. reception staff were friendly and very helpful checked us in very quickly no fuss at all. the room was very comfortable also is was very clean bathroom was very nice very clean and modern also in your room is an iron and ironing board. You can request more tea, Coffee and milk as... More 

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Thank daveyboyExeter
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, daveyboyExeter! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. I am really pleased to hear that your stay with us was satisfactory from the moment you were checked in by our friendly team to enjoying the comfort and cleanliness of our guest rooms. We have recently refurbished our bedrooms to include amenities such as irons... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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464 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As expected, comfortable bed, clean room, but nothing stands out to give it a higher rating. Breakfast was the usual selection of cereals, fruit, rolls & toast, with hot option of sausages, beans & scrambled egg. Fruit juice didn't taste fresh & wasn't pleasant.

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1 Thank MLW28
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, MLW28 Thank you for your review for our hotel. We appreciate all feedback. I'm pleased to read you had the opportunity to try our included breakfast. I'm sorry to hear you did not like our selection of fruit juices however I expect you was able to find something tasty to eat from our variety to begin your day. We... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering this hotel is right next to a busy airport, I was pleasantly surprised both by how quiet it was and how inexpensive. Breakfast was included and the total cost was on par with small, privately owned B&Bs. Decor and furniture were both modern and functional and all the usual conveniences were provided, including an iron and ironing board. Wifi... More 

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Thank hockeyshooter
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, hockeyshooter! Thank you for your review for our hotel. I am really pleased to hear you had found your stay with us to be satisfactory. Given our close location to the airport, the hotel does have triple glazing windows to extremely minimise the noise from outside. I expect you was able to sleep soundly in your newly refurbished 'modern... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

Address: Hunter Road, Castle Donington DE74 2TQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Price Range: $60 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Express Castle Donington
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
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