We stayed at this hotel twice, the night before and after our holiday. The main reason was the price and proximity to the airport, it is literally around the corner.
Check in was efficient and the rooms were nice and clean. We had a few problems controlling the heating, it didn't seem like it was working properly so we turned it up around teatime, only to wake up sweating in the middle of the night.
You are provided with a kettle and free calls from your room to local and national numbers, as well as free wi-fi in the lobby.
Breakfast has 3 hot items, as well as cereals, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, toast, juices and hot drinks. The first time we stayed here the hotel was quite busy and the food was fresh, but on the second stay there were very few guests in the hotel and the breakfast had been stood a while, and the orange juice had run out which took them ages to replace.
The bar menu has a range of dishes but is quite expensive. I had chilli con carne which for some reason comes without rice, but enjoyable still the same. My Mum had a chickpea curry which was served with a naan and again very nice. I was surprised at how nice the food actually was.
We would stay here again if the price was right but may consider the premier inn next door in future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to contemporary Holiday Inn Express hotel at East Midlands Airport. With a great location, comfortable public areas & air conditioning in all guestrooms, you re sure of a great visit. We're just one mile from the airport and 35 miles from Alton Towers. Each of our 90 newly refurbished guestrooms have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children under 12 & feature a double bed and pull out sofabed, flat screen TVs, an en-suite with power shower, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included so you can help yourself to the Express Start buffet. For your convenience we also offer on-site car parking packages. The Holiday Inn Express' location is perfect for meetings with both the M1 Motorway & East Midlands Airport just minutes away ensuring easy access for delegates. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is served by major airlines including Jet2, Ryanair and Thomson so we regularly welcome international guests for meetings in our 4 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 40 delegates. The Great Room is an informal place in which to relax with breakfast, chill out with a drink from the bar or enjoy an evening meal from our tasty menu. Our hotel is also a great location for visiting Derby and Nottingham, Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Open Air Market, the Peak District or Alton Towers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Hotel Castle Donington
- Express Castle Donington
- Holiday Inn Derbyshire
- Castle Donington Holiday Inn
- Express East Midlands Airport
- Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Castle Donington, United Kingdom