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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Nice hotel with nice public areas. Bar food very limited but okay. Had an issue with my drink of choice - bottles of Pedigree. After having had 2 bottles I was told they could no longer sell it! Ale lovers beware!

There is gym that is a bit on the small side but does have a good number of machines. There is also a nice pool with a sauna and jacuzzi. Very good if you are on business staying alone as it gives you something to do.

The rooms are comfortable with a decent bed as you would expect. The bathroom has a low shower which would be fine if you are 5ft 5". There is no extractor fan and the mirror gets very steamed up. Have a shave first!

Go at the back of the hotel away from the dual carriageway. I found it very quiet given where you are.

I would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thank you for your comments, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Another good stay at this HI. We always use this one for our trips into London. Great value for money and great location. Surprised they have put the cost of breakfast up to £17 which is a bit expensive.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased that you continue to enjoy your stays with us.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed here on Saturday 27th April as we were seeing James Last in concert at the Royal Albert Hall. On arrival the staff at the reception desk were extremely helpful and polite. They were smartly dressed too. Our rooms were clean and tidy. When we asked for more milk and decaffinated tea bags they were brought to us without hesitation.

the breakfast on the Sunday morning was fantastic, there was so much choice you were literally spoilt for choice. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor in rooms 243 and 247 although it was a long walk to our rooms from the l...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you for your feedback after your stay, I am pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and that the staff looked after you well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed here for one night in a family room for the Paralympics.Even though our Breakfast was free with our special offer room....when I requested a 4 am wake up call,the lady asked if we'd like a bag of fruit and biscuits etc. packing up to take with us,this was really appreciated.Staff were great,pool was fab,room was good and we really enjoyed our stay.We've used other Holiday Inns since but none have been this good.Thank you....we will return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank you for your positive comments, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

During our one night stay at the Holiday Inn we had contact with six members of staff. We were warmly welcomed by reception staff who ensured that all the information we needed to make our short stay enjoyable was given. It was not a matter of routine. Both were very friendly and we felt that we mattered to them as guests.

Arriving at the restaurant for breakfast again we were met by knowledge staff who without fuss pointed out the layout of the 'breakfast stations'. We were led to our table rather than the 'please yourself attitude' so often found.

There were three members of staff. I was impressed by the manner in which they were so attentive to guests with young family members, particularly very young infants.

The choice of breakfast items was impressive. We just had to try the pancake making machine!

Departing we really felt that they wanted us as customers.

We have not reviewed the bedroom. Others have offered their comments, and we cannot add to the very good ones. We felt that this review should feature the excellent staff at this Holiday Inn.

Finally as a PS. We do hope that sometime soon the Holiday Inn group will make Wi-fi free. - Please.

Room Tip: Room 105 is at the rear of the property. Was ideal,
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you for your positive feedback, I am pleased that you found all our staff welcoming.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed overnight en-route to Cornwall following reviews from Trip advisor. They were all spot on, the young staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean and rooms well serviced, the pool and gym were a bonus but we didn't stay long enough to appreciate them. Excellent value at weekends, we will use again next time we visit St Albans.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Jill Williams
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Well i think you know the kind of hotel

its very well positioned by the m1 motorway only 90 seconds away , you can not hear the traffic dont worry , the rooms are normal standard stuff but comfortable , there is next door a marks and spencers
at the petrol station so lots of loverly cheap good food , if you dont fancy paying over the odds . for mediocre hotel food , yes i do like a trouser press in my room and holiday inn always has them :)

so positive things are , great position by the motorway , 20 yards away great petrol station that has a m& s , and the sleep is comfortable , and most of all price was good

Room Tip: ask for one of the newer rooms ,
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Jill W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Address: Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4UA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hemel Hempstead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
#5 Business Hotel in Hemel Hempstead
Price Range: $78 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1 J8 is in the perfect location for business and leisure guests. The hotel is easily accessible from M1 & M25 motorways and just 1 mile from The Snow Centre, 8 miles from Luton Airport, 21 miles from Heathrow Airport 19 miles from Wembley Stadium. Getting into London is easy as the hotel is just 10 minutes from Hemel train station with direct services into London Euston. Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead combines an excellent range of facilities with 144 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 19 Executive Rooms along with family and accessible rooms. The hotel also offers a Spirit Health Club with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness gym and health and beauty products & treatments. The hotel has conference and banqueting facilities that are a perfect venue for any occasion. These rooms all feature natural daylight, high speed internet connections and Starbucks Coffee. The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead offers 3 dining options; Traders restaurant, Lounge Bar and 24 hour room service. Here at Hemel Hempstead, we are proud to welcome families so why not take advantage of our Kids Stay & Eat Free offer! The hotel is just 11 miles from Whipsnade Zoo, 27 miles from Woburn Safari Park and just 1 mile from the Snow Centre. A perfect way to keep those little ones amused! ... more   less 
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