this is the fourth time i have stayed here and for once arrived at a decent time.
The welcome was great, the girl on reception was very friendly. it seemed I had booked on a very quiet night as there were hardly any other guests.
This express, unlike most, seems to have been created from a previous hotel. The public areas are nice (bar, reception, breakfast area etc.) but the bedrooms are in need of some level of refurbishment now. My carpet was stained and the fitting all seemed a little worn.
The location is not great either, with no pubs or restaurants within easy walking distance. In the end i ordered some take out food to be delivered to the hotel.
The breakfast was as per all other HIE hotels and offers good choice and, as it is always included in your room rate, is good value compared to most.
I would stay again (provided the price was right0 as it suits my need for meetings at a nearby factory and for the pleasant staff but I would hope that the rooms will be improved soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Express by Holiday Inn Norwich is a new 78 bedroom hotel on the Norwich Sports Village Complex. This Modern Hotel hosts a neighbouring Esporta Health and Raquet Club, the Royal Norfolk Golf Club, and the only Ice Rink in Norfolk, Ice Experience. All our guests can take advantage of all the facilities at the Health and Raquet club Swimming, Gym etc, for a daily fee as well as enjoy a round of golf or take advantage of our special GOLF BREAK Package contact our reception for special rates.Also enjoy ice skating at the Ice Experience. Our guest can take advantage of our rail/airport Courtesy Shuttle bus which runs daily and can be booked at reception from 8am - 9.30pm. The Express by Holiday Inn is located 2.5 miles from Norwich City Centre and 1.9MI from Norwich International Airport just off the A140. The hotel has been designed to combine contemporary design with comfortable accommodation and value pricing, catering for both business and leisure travellers. Each of the 78 bedrooms has a desk area with high speed internet access, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with satellite channels and an invigorating power shower. Our rates include Continental Breakfast which is served in the Great Room which is also a relaxing and informal place to unwind with a drink from our bar or to enjoy a Light Snack from our evening menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Norwich Hotel Norwich
- Holiday Inn Norwich
- Norwich Holiday Inn