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Holiday Inn Express Bedford
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 4, 2014

We needed somewhere to stay near Bedford whilst we accompanied our son and his girlfriend who are looking to relocate to the area. The Holiday Inn Express answered our needs of a short 3 night stay. It is clean, comfortable, modern and cost effective. Free wifi was included in the price as well as a help yourself continental style breakfast which also came with a hot option of sausages, baked beans and scrambled egg. Great for hungry teenagers! Parking was also free. The bedrooms had modern toilet/shower facilities which were clean and fresh. The in room tea/coffee making were replenished daily. The beds were comfortable and the rooms had flat screen televisions. I would recommend Holiday Inn Express for a short overnight stay of 2 to 3 days. We have already booked our next trip and will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Milton Meynes. Watch this space!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for this great review, you have highlighted all our best bits. Free Breakfast, Free WiFi & Free Parking.
We hope the move went well and that you will visit us again soon.
Kind Regards
Sam

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Excellent easy confirmation of stay with quick directions to hotel. Comfortable bed with all the availabilities of home.Excellent home cooked breakfast with helpful friendly staff. We would definitely recommend and stay here again. check it out.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, it is brilliant to hear that you would recommend us and stay here again.
We look forward to welcoming you
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed over before a meal in town. Had lunch (pizza - which was better than some restaurants!) and played pool in the bar.

Receptionist was very friendly and engaged in conversation - which is rare nowadays!

Rooms are the normal express standard - clean, comfy and welcoming.

This is more than our third stay in the hotel and we have never had any complaints! Keep up the good work guys.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for this review, our staff are encouraged to be themselves and luckily we have a friendly chatty team.
We offer our pizzas 24 hours a day, so make sure to have one when you visit again!
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

For a budget hotel, I was really impressed. My room was a good size and very clean. There's a bar and lounge area which has a pool table. Breakfast had a good range of cereals, teas, coffees etc as well as the three hot options.
Overall my stay was quiet and relaxed. The only downside was the location which is a couple miles out from the town centre, however I had a car so it was not a problem.
Overall, it was a nice stay and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for this great review, the upside of being out of town is that we are able to offer free car parking to our guests.
We hope to welcome you agian soon.
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I stayed her for one night as I was attending a wedding not too far from the venue. Used the hotel to get ready, sleep and breakfast the next day and was very pleased considering the low cost.

The room was very clean with a flat screen tv and lovely shower and bathroom. The bed was ok, the mattress was a little springy, but I had a good enough sleep.

The breakfast was a warm continental style, scrambled eggs were a bit weird, but filled up on orange juice, croissants, beans and sausages (weird mix for brekkie but I was satisfied).

Staff were very friendly and had a nice lobby area with pool table and tv to chill out if theres a group of you.

Overall was very happy staying, and although will probably not visit Bedford again, will definitely use Holiday Inns when I need a hotel :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Mashanna S,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online. Please accept my apologies for falling short of your expectations on some aspects of your stay. However, we are thankful that you enjoyed your stay despite some issues. I appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services. We all hope that we will have the opportunity to host you again on a future visit.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is really a sad hotel. OK if you're travelling on a budget maybe this is a valuable option. But if you're on a business trip it's really a sad place to spend a night on your own. There's not much to do in the surroundings. The food at the restaurant is terrible. Overall it's not very clean. Rooms are OK.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your review, since your visit in July we have rolled out a new menu and new items on our breakfast buffet. We also now offer free WiFi. Whilst we are located out of town it has its benefits such as being able to offer free parking.
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here twice in the last 2 months. As HI Express hotels go this is a good one. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and in good order. The problem is the breakfast - no different to any other HI Express breakfast; they are all uniformly poor quality. I have got to the point of not having breakfast, l would sooner go hungry than eat food of that quality.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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SamanthaB85, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your review, it is always nice to hear from people that stay away often that we are one of the better hotels they visit. Our sister hotel in Milton Keynes have been running a breakfast trial with new products and we are hopefully that this will soon be rolled out to Bedford.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bedford

Address: Elstow Interchange A6/A421 | Bedford Bypass Junction, Wilstead Road, Bedford MK42 9BF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bedford
Price Range: $51 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bedford 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the well-connected Holiday Inn Express Bedford hotel for where we are conveniently located just off the A6 and A421 and within close proximity to Bedford’s businesses such as Millbrook vehicle testing centre and Priory Business Park. Friendly staff welcome you to our hotel where our modernised guestrooms feature fresh décor, comfortable bed, en-suite and 32-inch TVs. Our accommodating family rooms have 1 double bed and 1 pull-out sofa bed where kids under 18 stay for free with an adult. There are 2 spacious and air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 25 delegates, perfect for conferences and board meetings. Relax in the great outdoors at Priory Country Park with a woodland stroll and fishing and on the lakes. Meet for drinks on our patio and gather inside for live sport on the flat-screen TVs. Our evening bar menu features spicy curries and burgers. Start your day right with our generous breakfast buffet including hot items such as bacon, sausage, beans and scrambled eggs ... more   less 
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