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Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Garforth
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Only stayed here on the way up from France as the York hotels were full due to the races. Did not expect much but the atmosphere was good and the staff attentive and friendly. The rooms appeared to have been recently re carpeted but disappointingly an old TV was still in situ. The bathroom needed refurbishment but was basically OK. Bar area good and modern looking, nice health spa.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Dear David S,

Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. Im very pleased to hear you mentioned our friendly staff. They strive to provide the greatest possible service for all our guests. Im glad you came across our hotel and enjoyed your short time with us. I hope that we can welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Many Thanks,

Sarah Y

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed here in June for the fifth time for two nights whilst attending a trade show in Garforth. We have noticed a change in the catering provision over the five years that we have used the hotel. Breakfast was good from a self service buffet but the evening meals offering was limited and did not attract us. In previous years, there was dinner for two with wine offer which was good, but this option appears to have vanished form the menu. We chose to eat out at a nearby steak house which we will review separately.We cannot comment on the quality of the evening menus because we did not try it.

The bedroom was clean and comfortable. We did not experience the damp issues mentioned by previous reviewers and can only assume that they had ground floor rooms. The bathroom was clean and well maintained. Staff were efficient and courteous.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear busker0,

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I would like to thank you for continuously staying with us over the years, I hope this will continue and we can make your every stay very welcoming. The 3, 2, 1 offer you mentioned has recently just been taken off our menu, however there are various other promotions on offer that may have taken your interest.

It is nice to know that you noticed the cleanliness of the room and the hotel. I can assure you that all your feedback has been passed on to my fellow employees. Once again thank you for taking your time to leave a review.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Y

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Here for a wedding, food was fabulous sourced from elsewhere. Service terrible, staff not interested in servicing if there not working on the bar. Waiting for kids drinks whilst the useless bar staff try to restock. Nice area she about the staff!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear 8311ben,

Thank you for your review, our guest feedback is essential to help to ensure that I can continually improve the service and facilities that we offer. I was very concerned to hear about the comments you made regarding the level of customer service. I deeply apologise for this. I can assure you that this is not the type of customer service we deliever in our hotel and for this matter this has been fully investigated and resolved to avoid further incidents like this.

The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

Many Thanks,

Sarah Y

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

stayed for 1 night on our way to scotland with alfa holidays. our room was spacious and bathroom very good, no mould as mentioned in other reviews or awful smells and the corridors were nice and clean, as was the rest of the hotel. food was very nice and the breakfast excellent with lots of choice. staff were very pleasant, and we enjoyed our stay shame we couldnt have stayed here again on our way home, as the hotel on the way back was not so good

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear karenSouthendOnSea,

I really appreciate you taking your time to leave such a pleasent review regarding your recent stay with us. Im very pleased to hear that you noticed the level of clealiness throughout the hotel. Our hotel is very proud of it's level of cleanliness. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff. I hope they made you feel more than accomodated for. We hope we can welcome you back to our hotel for future visits to Leeds.

Many Thanks,

Sarah Y

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as it was close to the festival we were going to and we didn't want to camp. The room was very basic which to be fair was all we needed and the bed was fine. The bathroom wasn't good the shower was covered in white stuff, the towels when held up to the light had yellowish stains on them and there was a bogey on the door. The walls are paper thin and somewhere on the floor there was a very unhappy little dog that barked every time someone walked down the corridor throughout the night. On the plus side the staff seemed friendly enough and the receptionist was helpful. Breakfast was good and actually better than other Holiday Inns we have stayed at. Going home feeling like we should of just camped.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, our guest feedback is essential to help to ensure that I can continually improve the service and facilities that we offer. I was disappointed to read that you were disturbed during the night. Weekends at our hotel are very popular with guests who are visiting Leeds. Im sorry on this occasion you did not get a good nights sleep.

I appreciate your comments regarding the room, myself and our Housekeeping Manager will be looking into the views on how we can improve the rooms. Please be assured that any feedback we recieve is taken very seriously and is looked into immediately and investigated. Most of our bedrooms and bathrooms have recently been refurbished however there are still a few awaiting an update. We apologise for your experience on this occasion.

However I am very pleased you mentioned our friendly staff and the quality of the breakfast we provide. We regulary recieve excellent reviews for the quality and standard of food. Im very pleased you took your time to leave a review. I hope if you choose to come and stay with us again we can be more than accomodating for you.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Y

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Avoid! Not only could I smell the damp when I walked in, I could taste it too! The carpets in the hall were stained. The bathroom had ingrained dirt around the edge of the floors and mould on the tiles. Bed was lumpy. Breakfast was ok but one particular member of staff not so. I had to ask for a cereal bowl as they had all been taken, not for the first born child which she so obviously thought I had asked for. If I had paid £50 to stay I would have expected this level of hotel, but I didn't I paid over £90

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are very disappointed to hear of your experience at our hotel. At the Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth it remains our objective to deliver a high standard of service in our hotel. We are very sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your restaurant experience. I am deeply concerned our staff were not able to make you feel welcome at this particular time. This matter is been looked into by our catering manager.

We are terribly sorry to learn of your disappointment with your bedroom. Most of our bedrooms and bathrooms have recently been refurbished however there are still a few awaiting an update. We apologise for your experience on this occasion.

We very much appreciate such constructive criticism, as it enables us to make improvements and to provide the high standards of service which our guests expect from us.

Many Thanks,

Sarah

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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I was glad we only stayed one night as a stop over, carpets and walls were grubby, on walking to our room down the corridor there were loads spiders on the ceiling tiles where the windows were open. We had someone's socks on the floor in our room(gross). The bathroom was quite mouldy ..in all a dingy room. We travel around the uk frequently and its not often i feel the need to write a bad review. The bonus was we did sleep well and breakfast was nice and a good variety, though the young woman who served us clearly wasn't customer service focused. I will mention the lady on reception was nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Sarah Y, Administrative Assistant at Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you very much for your recent stay with us. We are deeply sorry we fell below your expectations. Im delighted to hear you mentioned our friendly staff as we pride ourselves on giving high standards of customer service. We want to make every customer feel welcome during their stay.

Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product and for this reason your comments are very troubling and have been investigated. I can confirm that these matters have been raised with the housekeeping management team and have been brought to all the housekeeping staff's attention. I treat all feedback with the utmost seriousness and we welcome any feedback from our valued guests for oppourtunities to improve. Im deeply sorry on this occasion that we could not meet our typical high standards.

Thank you again for your contact and for the time you have taken to inform us of your experience. We sincerely hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you in the future should your travel bring you back to the Leeds area again.

Kind Regards,
Sarah

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Address: Wakefield Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1LH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Leeds > Garforth
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Garforth
Price Range: $70 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth 3*
Number of rooms: 144
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