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Holiday Inn Express Leicester City
Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Quick stopover”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was just a flying business trip to Leicester, have stayed here before so knew what to expect. Room clean and comfortable, good that they now have free wifi throughout. We knew what to expect at breakfast so just stuck with the cereals and toast, the hot choice did not look good. However I have booked room only hotels that cost more with no breakfast so cannot knock the value of this hotel. Had a good sleep but was awoken early by the dust men or laundery van clanging and banging outside at 6:00 am, don't get a room on the canal side if you want to avoid this.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Simon B
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Simon B

Thank you for your custom and for posting a review of your stay.
We are truly happy to hear you had a good stay and that the free Wi-Fi added to your positive experience.
Please accept my apologies for the deliveries disturbing your sleep,this has been addressed in the mean time and we will continue to monitor the noise levels.
Thank you again and on your next visit to Leicester we will be delighted to welcome you back.

Kind regards,

Eugene Skoberla
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We booked this hotel on the last minute on a Saturday night,I was wary of central leicester because of noise etc being a Saturday and previous experience. We were pleasantly surprised at £65 including breakfast booked at 6pm the same day not a bad deal. On arrival young girl greeted us excellent start to our stay as her customer service was the best I have encountered,the room was very nice and met all our needs,the best part was the silence....I got a great nights sleep which for me in one night away stay is very rare.breakfast the next day was enough but not a great range quite basic. The city centre is about a 15-20 minute walk away fine for us but might be to far for others. Parking at the hotel is free and barrier controlled.
Overall a good stay with excellent staff and sleep ,I would definitely stay again

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SusanCRogers
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear SusanCRogers

I would like to thank you for your custom and for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us.
I am delighted to hear you had a great stay and that your check in and the service you received delighted you. Rest assured I will share your praise with the reception team.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Leicester.

Kind regards,
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We booked for two nights over the bank holidays as our usual place was fully booked. Booked two rooms and got inter connecting as requested. Breakfast was okay - nothing special as we usually book in 4/5 star but did the job. It got rather busy but luckily we had gone before the rush and managed to have a decent table. We didn't go down the second morning as were tired due to late night. Rooms are comfy with enough space. I can see a previous traveller complained about the wardrobe but is Express so didn't mind as adequate space for our stuff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank mazzerb2016
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear mazzerbatan

Thank you for your custom and for taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay.
We are delighted to hear you had a good stay and enjoyed the Holiday Inn Express facilities as they are.
We would love to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Leicester.

Kind regards,
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife & I stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the Richard III exhibition and the site of the Battle of Bosworth where he died in 1485. This hotel has it's own large free car park and is right next to the Leicester City Football ground, which was 'Walkers Stadium' but has now changed it's sponser and hence it's name. The Whole hotel is in excellent condition and all the staff we met were very friendly, polite and helpful. The whole place has air conditioning and our room was spacious neat and comfortable. We had a 22" Flat screen TV with full Freeview access. A very good shower in a cubicle within the 'bathroom', but no bath. A clever arrangement with the bathroom door allowed it to close off the toilet from the rest of the facility so it could be used in private whilst others could access the sink and shower. We had a link door to the next room which would have been useful had we had children or friends next door. Breakfast is in with the price of the room (£52 per night for the 2 of us) and was very good and well presented. There were all the usual cereals and tinned grapefruit, fruit drinks, tea & coffee, a toast maker, and the hot offerings were scrambled eggs, baked beans and good sausages. The seating was spacious and comfortable with a view of a large flat screen TV. There is also a well stocked bar on the same ground floor which is all open plan. They do not serve lunch or dinner but takeaways can be ordered from nearby outlets. There are 2 lifts and free wi-fi is available throughout the building. We had breakfast at 9am and never had to queue for anything.
A 5-10 minute walk will take you to a main road where there is a bus stop served by many buses running into Leicester City Centre. Across the road from the bus stop there is a large, modern cinema complex with several food outlets such as Nando's and KFC. The hotel is on the south west edge of the city centre and not far from Junction 21 of the M1. and about 15 miles from Bosworth Battlefield which is well worth a visit. We highly recommend this hotel and the City of Leicester as a good place to visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wyyuyinn
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Wyyuyinn

We are truly delighted to hear you had a great stay with us and enjoyed your visit to Leicester.
I am happy to hear our friendly and efficient staff made an impact on you and you enjoyed the facilities on offer.
The King Richard the III tour is very informative and very well presented as well and as you rightly point out it is worth the effort.

Thank you for you custom and review and I will be sure to share your comments with the team.

Kind regards,
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Room was clean and reasonably appointed, everything working as it should.
Managed to sleep quite well on th over soft bed, despite my chronic back problem, room being quiet.at night if a little warm.
Breakfast was without doubt a most dire affair, consisting of machine delivered hot and cold drinks, cereals, horrible cooked breakfast consisting of sausages scrambled eggs and baked beans, bits of "fresh" fruit and hard pastries.
Staff in the hotel appearing quite indifferent at times, with one or two exceptions we may as well have been invisible.
Not a good Holiday Inn experience!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank kevin2211
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Kevin2211

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online.
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our facilities on offer.
Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations on some aspects of your stay.
The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future.

We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

Kind regards,
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Room was very acceptable and at a good price. Staff seemed indifferent. Breakfast was the worst I've ever had in an hotel. It is quite close to Leicester city centre which is a plus. If I return to Leicester, I will look for a different hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank TAS549
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear TAS549

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments through your review. Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations but rest assured that these issues will be looked into. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future.
We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

Kind regards,
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here staying over work, it was fine for the one night, bed comfortable, quiet and blackout curtains ensured a good nights sleep. Bathroom quite small but clean. Had sofa in room. Reception staff were friendly and check in and check out was completed quickly.
In walking distance from city centre and parking was free at hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank HayleyGarner1982
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Eugene S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear HayleyGarner1982

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review and thank you for choosing us for your accomodation needs in Leicester.
We are truly delighted that you like our clean facilities and efficient reception service.
I will be sure to share your comments with our friendly team.

Thank you again for your custom on this occasion and we hope to see you for another visit soon.

Sincerely,
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Leicester City
Address: 4 Filbert Way | Raw Dykes Road, Leicester LE2 7FQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Leicester City 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Leicester City is ideally located, adjacent to the Leicester City Football Club, King Power Stadium and Conference Centre. At the hotel, we offer 110 well appointed en-suite rooms with shower, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and comfort cooling, the hotel also has a bar area, lounge and dining area.The hotel has easy access to the A5460, M1, M69, and M6 motorways and is within driving distance of East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Nottingham, Birmingham , Derby, Silverstone and Northampton, The National Space Centre, Donnington Park Race Way, Malory Race Way, Leicester Cricket Ground and Leicester Horse Racing to name but a few. Within minutes you can be surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Leicestershire and surrounding counties, with places of interest such as, Rockingham Castle, Belvoir Castle, Oakham Castle, Burghley House and Warwick Castle. For the more adventurous there is Rutland Water with it's wildlife, cycling tracks, Water Sports and purpose made paths for walking.The Express by Holiday Inn Leicester Walker Stadium also makes an ideal base if you are visiting the historic city cathedral, with a host of traditional shops to choose from. Also boasting the Shires Shopping Centre and Fosse Retail Park within 3m. The nightlife of Leicester City Centre is within minutes of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Express Leicester Walkers Stadium Hotel Leicester
Holiday Inn Leicester
Leicester Holiday Inn

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