Did the Job!
We stayed on 10th June for one night and had 3 rooms as we were part of a hen party. The staff were helpful and check in and out was smooth. The rooms are clean, there were 3 of us in there so it was a bit cramped at times, the bathroom was fine, the shampoo and shower gell are provided in one dispenser and there was a note to say if you had forgetten anything to ask. The bar was still open when we arrived home after 2.00am, the machines were switched in in the breakfast part so we had free tea, coffee and hot chocolate!
The bedrooms do get very hot though and we found that Air Conditining would have been better.
The breakfast was better than I expected with a range of fruit juices, pastires, muffins, bread and cereals along with the usual hot drink options. You can also take your breakfast back to your room, very relaxed and you can eat as much as you want.
A taxi into the central area of Bath was just over £5.00, we went to La Flamenca Spanish Tapas, twice now I have been and can thoroughly reccomend that as well!
All in all a nice stay.
Good Choice in Bath
My wife and I stayed for one night at the Holiday Inn Express in Bath. The combination of location, price and amenities proved to be a winning combination. The Express is an easy 10 minute walk to the center of Bath, the price was low for the area and the room was modern and clean. There is free parking, wifi for a price, and a free continental breakfast. This was an excellent choice and can be easily recommended to other travelers.
Good base for a break in Bath
We stayed at this hotel for a weekend visit to Bath for my 30th Birthday. I booked on-line three days prior to arrival. I was not expecting much as this was one of the cheapest hotels I found but I have to say I was pleasantly suprised ! Staff were friendly and efficent, check in & out was fast and hassle free. Free hot drinks in the lobby. Continental breakfast was fine - toast, pastries & cereals. Location was excellent - just a 10 minute stroll into town. There is an indian restaurant directly opposite - but we had already booked a table at the Eastern Eye on Quiet St (which I would highly reccomend) . The only complaint I had about the hotel was the fact that our rooms were right on the main road so there was a fair bit of traffic noise, so if you are staying here request a room at the opposite end of the hotel.
As expected for a Holiday Inn
We stayed here because it was a convenient base for where we had to be, and as such it did the business. You do not expect a Holiday Inn to be part of a 'holiday experience', you just want it to fulfil a need and it was fine for that. The staff were friendly and efficient, the breakfast was adequate and it is conveniently located for central Bath. The only problem was ventilation in the room (third floor) - it was just too hot, and this was after the main really hot spell of weather in July. The window opened, but only up to a point. It would have been nice to have the air conditioning in the room that operated in the reception area. Some kind of ventilation/extractor fan in the bathroom would have been good too.
You pay 4 what u get
2 ADULTS AND 2 KIDS IN THE PARTY.
The room was small but adequate size after pulling out sofa bed. We were there for 1 night only and spent majority of time in city centre - any more than a couple of days it could get awkward.
We paid £83 and you would be hard pushed to get anything in bath that could fit a family at that price. Breakfast was simply tea/coffee, cereal and a few pastrys.
Ample car parking
10 min walk to city centre
No AIR CON (made rooms very stuffy at night)
Beds not comfy
Efficiency & value for money
We arrived in Bath one weekday everning in June thinking that finding accommodation would be a breeze.... well, to make a long story short, the city was packed with visitors and all places were booked solid. By sheer chance I drove in front of the HI Express (I didn't even know Bath had one) and it dawned on me that I had some priority club points I could use to stay there... if they had a room! Well, they had it -- and they gladly accepted to let me use my points (after calling the reservation center for me). The whole thing was handled very professionally, with smiles, and in just a few minutes. What a relief! The room was the usual (high) standard fot this chain, breakfast was adequate.
And Bath is a great city (don't miss the free walking tour given by the tourist office!).
Does the job
The room was a little compact for two adults and two children and the sofa bed was hard and lumpy. However, as a simple base for exploring Bath it was adequate. We walked into town, although it takes a while and the walk back with my 7 year old was asking alot of her after a day's sightseeing.
A reasonable choice, all things considered.