Hardware is as expected from this place. Standard, nothing special. Location - too far from town to walk - taxis were between £ 6 and £ 8 (oct 2012), depending on destination or origin.
The place is let down by - frankly - the BS it serves, in several ways. Got a 'personal' letter, welcoming me as a ...... member, saying how delighted they are to welcome someone as important...... and how they were going to shower me with benefits......
First benefit - evening meal: had phoned IN ADVANCE to ask if they have 'any curry' on the menu. Got a positive reply. Checked in, and - again - got confirmation that I'd get my curry. Sat down in the restaurant - after a very frosty / mechanical welcome - to be told that there was 'no way' the Chef would ALLOW me to have a curry in the (almost empty) restaurant. I'd have to have it in some lounge (three feet away from my table) or in my room.....!!! Now guys, get your story straight - there are plenty of curry houses I could have stopped at, on my way to you, that would have saved me the time and expense of hopping in a cab (and back) and would have prevented you harming your credibility!!!
Second benefit - newspaper (ask what you want...). At check-in I asked for the Times. Received.... nothing. When I enquired at reception, I was told (without any apology) that I could have some other paper they get for all guests.... but not the Times.
Third benefit - breakfast. Ask (as I do in all / any hotels I stay in) for a double espresso. The reply I usually get is 'of course - I'll bring it...' - here I got a 'oh well, I suppose so' type response, followed by half a sip of weak coffee.... When I asked for a larger amount of esperesso in a bigger cup, my larger cup was filled with the same amount... half a sip. Just ended up asking for regular coffee, which was not very pleasant.
Fourth benefit - housekeeping staff. Several times they and their equipment blocked my way in corridors / lift / ..... all this during the 'peak morning rush' - there were plenty of other guests trying to manoevre around these obstacles, from my interpretation of body language, they were not enjoying this. The staff seemed totally oblivious to the idea that there might be some people in the property called "guests" who might need to get somewhere too.....
All in all, this is a place I shall give a wide berth on future visits to Nottingham.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Nottingham is a deluxe hotel located just one mile from Nottingham City Centre, on a quiet Marina location. The hotel is one of the finest and most sought after in Nottingham, its 128 Bedrooms, Conference Facilities, Meeting space and Eaton's Restaurant and Bar area are well renowned for Quality, Service and Value. Relax in the stylish yet informal atmosphere of our Eatons Brasserie and choose from our varied menu, serving modern British cooking along with reasonably priced quality wines. BT Sports available in Eaton's Bar. The hotel is a pleasant 15 minute stroll from the city, boasting a wealth of sporting activities, Trent Bridge Cricket, Nottingham Forest Football Club, Nottingham Race Course, Holme Pierrepont or the famous Nottingham Motorpoint Ice Arena home to Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Team. Famous for its shopping destination and home to Paul Smith, the legendary Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle. The evenings truly come alive with a range of Entertainment Venues that includes several Theatres including Theatre Royal, Royal Concert Hall, Dusk Till Dawn casinos and many Night Clubs to cater for all tastes. With over 115 complimentary parking spaces available on site, our aim is to exceed the expectations of Service, Value and Quality every time you stay. ... more less
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