Originally went to the restaurant in October 2012 for dinner on a Friday evening and as it was all new things could have been better. Our return visit was a different experience. The food and service were excellent.More
Originally went to the restaurant in October 2012 for dinner on a Friday evening and as it was all new things could have been better. Our return visit was a different experience. The food and service were excellent.MoreShow less
Thank you for your return visit to our restaurant. We are delighted you thought the food and service excellent and enjoyed your experience and the improvement on your first visit in the first few weeks of opening. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
The hotel is about 100 meters from the terminal building with car park number 3 opposite and a footpath goes beside the road to the terminal so wheeled cases are not a problem. The hotel does some good park and fly packages but full rates are very expensive. Airport noise was very little considering how close you are to the terminal/taxiway/stands. Breakfast was very good and the restaurant is on the fifth floor overlooking the airport there is a bar area here as well. Room was standard Holiday Inn and was clean. Staff helpful. Would go back at the right price.
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay and that you found Breakfast very good and the staff helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Very pleased to see a local Holiday Inn - especially having visited so many in the USA. Friends of mine stayed recently and were very happy with the facilities and service. I have eaten in the restaurant - a poignant moment to look down upon the Airport that I have seen grow and change over the years. The food in the rooftop restaurant- "1935" - was excellent as was the service.
Planning ahead for other opportunities to eat there - if not just pop in for coffee - ambiance very comfortable with fabulous views.
We are delighted to bring the Holiday Inn Brand to Southend. I was delighted to learn that your family enjoyed their hotel stay recently and that you too have experienced the hotel 1935 Rooftop Restaurant and Bar and had excellent food and service.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
What a great hotel! Stayed here for 2 nights on business. Check in was simple as we were part of a group. On arrival to the room I was pleased to be on the airport side so i'd have a good view and that I did! The room was spotlessly clean, very modern and well lit. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. I loved the green light under the sink in the bathroom - a good guide in the night!!. Despite being literally on the airport tarmac you would never know it as I didn't hear a plane once! The restaurant and bar on the top floor offer exceptional views of the airport and Southend. The service and quality received was top notch through out my whole stay, thank you :) P.s the food was great too!
Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay. We are delighted you had a great stay and that you enjoyed the view from your clean room and that the food is great too. Although we are close to the airport, the hotel has been designed to ensure that noise does not disturb your sleep.
Hope to welcome you back soon.
We stayed in this hotel Christmas night ready for our flight on Boxing day. It was very clean comfortable and quiet. We also parked our car there which was very simple we just parked and then collected after our holiday. Would recommend if early flight.
Thank you for your comments and recommendation. The hotel is convenient for guests travelling from the airport and is indeed quiet. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Stayed last Friday and Saturday to attend a football match that was called off. Still went though as we felt like having a weekend away from home. This is a very new hotel and is ideally located for the airport if you were going to be flying from here. There is a train station very close as well.
We are Executive Club members and were accommodated in Room 410 which is on the side facing the airport. The room was spacious compared to other Holiday Inn Executive Club rooms we have stayed in and very clean and modern. The bathroom was impressive and proper soap dispensers were provided, not just little bottles of stuff that are never enough!
Dinner on our first night was excellent, served by Antoine whose English is a whole lot better than our French! Rather disappointed in the lack of proper bitter. Only one on draught and none in bottles so settled for Newcastle Brown Ale.
That night, we noticed a slight fault with the room and our TV remote started to play up. Both got reported on the Saturday morning and both were resolved to our satisfaction by the time we got back on Saturday afternoon.
Took the train to Southend Victoria on the Saturday. £3.10 return per person, a bargain!
Another excellent meal on the Saturday night. Just one point about the restaurant. The tables under the vents are cold even though they have the heating up as they vent in fresh air from the outside. Avoid those tables (only about three are in this category).
Will we come back next season? Yes, and hopefully the match will go ahead as planned next time!
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay. I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience both in your bedroom and in the restaurant. Sorry that your match was called off but still enjoyed your stay.
We are in discussions with the builders regarding the air-conditioning and hope to rectify your comments regarding the air supply soon.
We look forward to you visiting again.