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Holiday Inn Express Preston South
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bamber Bridge
Reviewed November 29, 2012

This relatively new Holiday Inn Express is a most pleasant place to stay. Reception rooms were roomy and comfortable and our bedroom was extremely spacious with attractive decor and furnishings. The bathroom with its huge shower area was also beautifully designed. We ate at the hotel since we were unfamiliar with the area and the hotel, just off the motorway, was in a quiet area. Food was very basic. Breakfast was good with a more menu than usual and the serving area was much better laid out that other crowded areas we have experienced in Holiday Inn Express hotels. In all we had a most positive and pleasant stay in a very comfortable hotel though when coming from the South on the M6 we would have needed better instructions on how to find the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Hi Cedor,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a pleasant review of our Hotel. All of the team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and in particular the big shower and the spacious eating areas. We do hope your positive experience will make you a regular of the Hotel and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Once again many thanks for such a nice review.

Kind Regards
Bruce Rowell

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed here as we left it too late to get anywhere in blackpool after seeing the illuminations. The hotel is brand new, very clean and in exchange for a few details to join their points club we received a complimentary drink!

Room basic but excellent. The shower was lovely.

Breakfast the next day can only be described a chaotic! Not the best breakfast I have had but it was free! Staff were all excellent, would definitely stay in an express again if this is the standard to expect.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Graces

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review of our Hotel. Everybody at the Hotel is pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff to be excellent despite breakfast being a little busy.

Graces once again many thanks for writing such a kind review, we hope that you enjoy being a Priority Club Rewards Member and we can welcome you back to the Hotel in the near future.

Many Thanks
Bruce Rowell

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Chose this hotel rather than a hotel in Blackpool for a couple of reasons. Blackpools reputation for hen/stag nights (we was stopping on a Saturday night), cost and location.

OK the hotel isn't in Blackpool, but it's only 20 minutes away with very easy motorway access.

The hotel is shiny new and very very comfortable.

Fantastic staff, free car parking and fantastic free breakfast.

Only complaint is that the rooms are a fraction too cold, making it just uncomfortable to stay in the room. Advised by the front desk that there was nothing they could do, as the temperature is controlled globally, and could only offer additional bedding.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MarkG2412
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for the fantastic review of our Hotel, everybody is extremely pleased that you found it ideal for your needs and I am particularly pleased that you found the staff to be fantastic as they are the most important aspect of any Hotel.

I hope we will see you again upon your next visit to Blackpool and many thanks once again for the kind review of the Hotel.

Bruce Rowell

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

It's a Holiday Inn Express, so don't expect too much, but it is definitely better than the average.

It's obviously new; all public areas are spacious, bright and modern. The room was similarly nice and modern, and rather large for a HIX. The staff seemed quite jolly and switched-on, which makes a nice change. The breakfast buffet had a lot of hot options (for a HIX), although maybe lacked in fresh fruit.
There were a couple of quite minor problems (e.g. 1 sachet of decaf!), but I can't think of anywhere better for a quick stay on the M6 (for the price I paid). it's just off J29, easy to find, plenty of car parking space, and soundproofing is very good.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Tony_M62
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Tony,

May I thank you for your review of our Hotel, I see from your profile we the first property to receive 5 out of 5 from yourself so that is particularly pleasing and we are glad you have found a good place to stay near the M6. However as we are always seeking to improve what we offer I will certainly take note of your comments with regard to fruit on the Breakfast buffet & sachets of decaff. Tony, once again many thanks for taking the time to write such a constructive review and we look forward to seeing you back at the Hotel in the not to distant future.

Many Thanks
Bruce Rowell

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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Loved this holiday inn, its new and has lovely clean bathrooms. Nice pleasant place to stay, free car parking and usual breakfast provided. I would definitely go back. The reception team were very friendly and helpful. My only recommendation would be a heater in the bathroom - it was a bit chilly when getting out of the shower!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank jencsav
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi Jencsav,

Many thanks for your kind review of the Hotel, we are all extremely pleased you loved the Hotel and appreciated the facilities we offer such as free parking and free wi-fi. I will certainly look into your comment with regard to the Bathroom Heating as we are always looking for ways to improve the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel in the near future.

Many Thanks
Bruce Rowell

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed here 16/11/12 when going to Manchester . Arrived later 11pm got warm welcome from girl at reception lovely bright clean hotel. Room was on first floor looking towards motorway but this was one of the quietest hotels i have ever stayed at even had window open and never heard any traffic even though 2 mins from motorway, Large room was fresh and warm... lovely shower only quip i would have had was found shower tray a bit slippy..but apart from that nothing else. Breakfast was lovely everything clean and food hot ..nice surroundings...all in all 10/10 if ur looking for overnight motorway stop or 30 mins into Manchester...recommend staying here and will return in future.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 122 which was overlooking front of hotel nice big room....think any would be nice.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank DelldollMoray
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Hi DelldollMoray,


Many thanks for your excellent review of our Hotel. I am pleased you found the Hotel an excellent stopover point and enjoyed the Breakfast. Its always nice to read that guests intend to return and use us again, as such thanks again for the fantastic review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel in the near future.

Many Thanks
Bruce

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I agree with much of the other reviews on here. Stayed for 3 nights recently on a business trip. Room was really great, spacious, and most importantly a proper desk that I could work at, not some flimsy thing tucked away in the corner that you usually get. Shower cubicle fantastic, really spacious. Free wifi was a real find, and it’s free all the time, and it had good connection speed. Breakfast pleasant, with usual full range options. Ate from the bar twice, nothing special but satisfying and good value. I have not stayed in a HIE for some time, preferring Premier Inns but will certainly now put HIEs back on my list to consider

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank John W
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Bruce R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Preston South, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Hi John,

Many thanks for the nice review of the Hotel, I am extremely pleased to hear that the brand and hopefully our Hotel in particular are back on your list of prefered Hotels. Being extremely biased and completely unobjective I do feel that our free Hot Breakfast and Wi-Fi that is free for the duration of your stay does give us the edge over the competiton you mention!
Joking aside we are pleased you liked the Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Holiday Inn Express Preston South in the near future.

Many Thanks
Bruce Rowell

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Address: Walton Summit Centre | Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge PR5 8AA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Bamber Bridge
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bamber Bridge
Price Range: $71 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Preston South 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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