We upgraded our room on arrival to a corner room paying £25 more (executive). We didnt think the upgrade worth it. It has an odd extra corner part which has only partial run way views.
The mini bar stocked only beer and coke. It was quiet but we felt that the other rooms may be just as quiet (depending on neighbours of course). The area where you make tea is cramped in and the bathroom door swings back onto it. If partner is making tea, and you want to come out of the bathroom, the door cannot open. Bed and pillows were comfortable enough and the tv is modern and flat. In the executive rooms, there was complmentary water bottles.
My bedside side table and lamp were not particularly clean, there was dust and cloth swipe marks. The smoke alarm had a piece of tissue wrapped around it. I notified reception about this as I did not want a false accusations of smoking in the room and subsequent charges. Transpired smoke alarm not working?
We were surprised to find how close to the airport and train station it was, you just walk a couple of minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay excited……The spectacular Holiday Inn Southend opened on 01st October 2012 !Stay relaxed……The hotel is the latest addition to the Holiday Inn portfolio and has 129 air conditioned bedrooms and features 27 executive rooms and 4 King superior rooms.Stay unique……In a first for Holiday Inn in the UK, the five-storey hotel also houses a fully sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant (1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar) offering spectacular views of London Southend airport and surrounding Essex countryside. The restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner (open to non residents also), and the bar if open for coffee and range of beverages from 10am - 11pm daily.Stay connected……Holiday Inn Southend will also offer a variety of conference and banqueting facilities, plus a choice of meeting rooms for up to 140 people and is within 40 minutes of central London.Stay devoted…..Choose Holiday Inn Southend for your Essex wedding venue, with flexible facilities we can help make it a day to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Southend Southend-On-Sea, Essex