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Holiday Inn Express Bath
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Greenville, NC
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Real surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We found that not only was Bath a pleasant surprise but this Holiday Inn Express was perfect for a couple of tired travelers. We arrived early in bad weather but our room was available, nothing fancy but spotlessly clean. Staff was obliging and helpful when one of us was sick. Breakfast buffet was excellent for this class of hotel, amenities above average and we got a late check-out as Priority Club members with no problem. It's not in the historic area but a cab ride to the baths and abbey was about five pounds.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank bellar1
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BathDeputyManager, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bath, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review, we appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Bath.

I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that we were able to assist with an earlier check in. I will pass on your kind comment with regards to our spotlessly clean rooms, our housekeeping staff will be thrilled.

It also pleases us that you found our complimentary express start breakfast excellent; we do try to meet all our guests’ needs and expectations.

Thank you again, we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Franklin
Deputy General Manager
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

No frills hotel located within easy walking distance of city centre. Clean and well appointed room. Breakfast buffet area somewhat crowded at times. Reception staff polite and very helpfull with regards general advice on city centre attractions and taxi booking.

Rather annoying having to pay daily fee for parking in hotel car park.

Room Tip: Rooms at rear overlook graveyard, so no noisy passers by!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fentonia
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BathDeputyManager, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bath, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Firstly, thank you for writing this review on Trip Advisor; we value all feedback from our guests.

I am pleased to hear you found our hotel to be of an ideal location when visiting the city centre, as you have mentioned we are a short walk or 2 minutes in a taxi. It is always nice to read when our housekeeping department receive recognition for their hard work, I will pass on your comments and ensure they read your review.

Thank you again for your comments; I hope we are able to welcome you back in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Franklin
Deputy General Manager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very pleased with our stay. We only paid (approx) £86 for 3 of us for 1 night so very pleased,.An extra night would have been £103 X 2 as no Family Rooms left.Very friendly,helpful Staff.Pleased with Breakfast which was included in price.Nice little chocolate Muffins and Staff brought in a load more sausages when they ran out.Yes,busy at times but to be expected.You could feel the springs through Sofa Bed but it was all made up ready which was great.Nice big TV.Useful being able to park til 4pm on Check Out day.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank britbroad
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Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is okay for a weekend away but is quite basic. The staff were friendly and we had no trouble checking in or out. Our room wasn't the nicest but it was clean. My main bugbear was that the air conditioning unit was placed directly above the bed. It blew hot air straight onto us and was quite noisy. We had to leave it on as it was quite a cold weekend so had a disturbed sleep. It may not be the same in other rooms though.

The hotel is well placed to see all the attractions Bath has to offer and we did have a fabulous weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room away from the busy road.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JSows
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BathDeputyManager, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bath, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel following on from your stay with us, we value all feedback to ensure we are delivering the best possible services.

I am pleased to hear overall you had a pleasant stay with us and our staff were friendly and efficient. Please accept my apologies that you found our air conditioning unit to be in an unsuitable location, we are able to offer heaters in the event of needing to turn air conditioning unit off. Our staff would have been more than happy to assist.

Thank you again for your feedback, I am pleased that you had a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Franklin
Deputy General Manager
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Three night stay in this hotel late October. It was busy. We had asked for a quiet room when booking - this provided. Found Bath compared well as against stays at other Holiday Inn Express Hotels (UK) - being clean, comfortable and staff attentive and pleasant. The towels were white too!. Breakfast area rather small though...and can get busy. Don't rate the cooked breakfasts provided generally in HIE's - .that is the scrambled egg, sausage, beans! - plus find the fruit juce very weak. However the Continental Breakfast of cereal, fruit, toast, buns, yogurt, cheese - sufficient to start the day. As short distance walk into Bath - we were able to leave our car in the Hotel Car Park for the three days at a cost of £6 per day. This was something new - as we have not been charged at other hotels for this facility. But felt it was worth it. Certainly stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ruthruth_12
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Clean, comfortable bed and good shower. The breakfast wasn't too great but enough to get you through half the day. The location is very convenient from Bath city center. Would stay there again. You will need to pay for parking separately from the room rate.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Derty H
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Barry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This hotel is located a good 15 minute walk from the centre of Bath and to be honest it's not the most interesting walk, alongside a busy road for most of the way.

However, the hotel is decent and the staff were friendly enough, which helped in justifying the £175 p.n. price tag (the additional £45 for the third 'adult' - our 17 year old daughter - seems to me hard to justify as the room is the same size (fairly cramped with a sofa bed) and the breakfast certainly is not worth £45.

The room was fine (although a little warm and the air conditioning could only hear, not cool) and the breakfast was passable - although a little like a scrum for a while around 8.30 - but it was half term to be fair!

In summary, our stay was fine but I think that it should be a little cheaper for what you get. But we would stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the road can be a little noisy and some rooms overlook a cemetery, which may not be eve...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martin F
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Bath
Address: Lower Bristol Road / Brougham Hayes, Bath BA2 3QU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bath 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the popular Holiday Inn Express Bath hotel and explore Bath's historic city centre on foot. Holiday Inn Express Bath's modern interior contrasts with its warm, honey-coloured Bath stone exterior. We're a short stroll from the historic city centre, where you can take your time with a relaxing session at Thermae Bath Spa. We are also close to Bath Spa train station for regular trains to London Paddington and Bristol Airport is a 40-minute drive. We're 10 minutes' drive from meetings at Bath's 3 Ministry of Defence offices and the University of Bath campus. Bath Spa University is only 5 minutes from Holiday Inn Express Bath by car. Avoid the traffic when visiting Helphire Group PLC and Amdocs, minutes away on Lower Bristol Road. The convenient Holiday Inn Express Bath is a 10-minute walk to the elegant Pump Room at the Roman Baths and the Grade I-listed Royal Crescent. Learn how the city inspired one of England's favorite writers at nearby Jane Austen Centre. Kids love mini-safaris at Longleat's rambling estate, a 30-minute drive away. Wake up to sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs and more as part of the inclusive breakfast buffet and watch Bath come to life from the windows of the airy Great Room. Our friendly Front Desk team will give you information on day trips to Glastonbury and Stonehenge. 60 free onsite parking spaces are available and allocated on a first come first served basis. Wi-Fi is free. ... more   less 
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