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Last night was our last night at Exeter Court hotel so we had breakfast a bit earlier today at 7:15. After breakfast we headed back to the motel room and packed our bags and packed the car. We left the motel at about 9:00ish and headed to Bath cricket ground as check in to our motel didnt open til 2pm. We got to the ground at 11:30 and got lost on …
Emma woke up at 7.30am this morning and after her feed, I took her for a shower. Matt took her to get dressed while I finished. Then I dried my hair while Matt went to shower. At 8.30am we went to the restaurant for breakfast. Emma didn't eat much today and Matt and I ate quickly as it was pretty busy so we weren't there for long.
This morning Emma woke up just before 7.00am and went back to bed after a change and feed. The alarm was set for 8.15am and we got up after snoozing it once. We got dressed and headed down to the restaurant for breakfast. Emma ate a nice big bowl of cereal.
After a quick breakfast we went back to the room and I gave Emma a bath and had …
We made good time and arrived in the city of Bath by 12:30, just when we expected to. Again, too early to check in so we dropped the bags, paid the parking permit fee, stashed the SatNav in the safe and got a taxi in to the city centre. We would normally just take the bus but we were meeting up with people, a LiveJournal friend of mine who came …
Finally sitting in our rental car (a wonderful little Ford Focus diesel automatic, that averaged just over 43 mpg of mixed driving, with 60+ on the infrequent highway driving), we head towards Stonehenge. My wife learns how to use the on-board navigation, while I make every effort to not fall asleep. Mostly I succeed. Once I had to stop to get some …
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
Not the greatest location for starting a walking tour of the town, but very easy to get to by car, and we don't mind walking a little to stay in a nice hotel. Good amenities and a good value overall.
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A Holiday Inn Express pretty much does what it says on the tin. It's a clean, decent hotel, close to the city centre, has business facilities but not a lot of added perks. You get a decent room, en suite, television. You probably get free continental breakfast (we did) which, at this locale, also included scrambled eggs and bacon as well. The bed was comfortable and clean and quiet. It's not right in the city centry but there's a bus outside that will go into the centre or it's a quick taxi ride. The hotel does not have a restaurant in it, only the bar which is used for breakfast, but is near to a large grocery store which does premade sandwiches and snacks if you don't get a bite in the city centre.
We were early to get to the room so they kept our bags for us and we checked in properly in the evening when we'd got back from a bit of sight seeing. All in all it's a good hotel for your basic needs. We got a decent prepaid advance rate, about average for the hotel costs in Bath.
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This hotel had all amenities that we needed. Rooms were a decent size, clean, comfortable and quiet. Staff friendly and helpful. It was close enough to town that we could walk. The lobby had an ice machine and sold small confections - also a pay phone and fax machine. We found all of these to be very convenient and useful. We particulary enjoyed the deluxe continental breakfast in the morning as it had quite a variety of things to eat and drink. We would recommend this hotel to all travellers.
Excellent value for money
I stayed at the Hoiday Inn Express Bath for two nights 15th April. The hotel is ideal for exploring the many delights of Bath. It is very close to the city centre and an easy walk to the main attractions (ten minutes). There is a Sainsburys opposite (further up from the garage) which is very handy. The hotel is very clean and tidy and the rooms are an adequate size. The staff are polite and very helpful in advising you on the places to visit/where to eat. Try to book as much in advance as possible to get a good reduced price.
After having read previous reviews regarding the "pub" and the noise, we asked for the "quietest" area in the motel and were placed off the parking lot facing the cemetery and recreation area at the end of the hall on the 4th floor. The room, although small by North American standards, was clean, quiet and the beds and pillows were comfortable. The towels were thin as a rail. however. The desk service was very friendly and willing to show us how to get about including maps and recommendations on how to get from Point A to Point B. The continental breakfast is quite agequate and is served in the same lobby area that must double as a pub. Although we were there for New Year's Eve, the "pub" was not a source of noise. Rather, the party was elsewhere. We noticed that this is also a family friendly place where some B and B's may not be. My positive review and recommendation comes from having spent 2 weeks in the UK at different chains in different-sized cities. It is not luxury, but for the price, (we booked at 59 pounds) it was quite good. It is not central to Bath City, so if you are disabled or have elderly that cannot walk, you might consider something more central. However, if you want the opportunity to walk a little bit, check out the local grocery and home improvement store and a lovely cemetery, then you will find this spot a plus.
Express - completely fine for budget stay
We booked this hotel as a last minute break after struggling to find somewhere which could a) take my wife and I for one Saturday night only and b) not utterly rip us off. We were pleasantly surprised by a modern spotlessly clean and very friendly hotel. The staff were without exception friendly and efficient. The place had a sort of 'Scandinavian spartan' feel to it (ie - no cupboards or wardrobes in our room - just shelving - no shampoo in the bathroom, just liquid 'cream' from a dispenser). The continental breakfast was fine. It gave us what we wanted - a base in Bath.
We stayed here after all the B&Bs in Bath were either booked out, or awful. We got the last room for 69 pounds per double, incl continental breakfast, which was a little expensive compared to other accommodation. It was a relief to have all the standard business accommodation facilities after the hit or miss of the B&B world.
Holiday Inn Express is meant as a clean budget hotel chain and that's all you get. Our "family room" in the Bath Holiday Inn Express was very very tiny for a family of four. We had a double bed and a sofa/bed. When the beds were extended there was barely enough room for four carry-on sized suitcases and a back pack or purse per person. We literally were crawling over each other to get to the bathroom. The hotel is walking distance to central Bath but you are cutting through a supermarket parking lot to get there in a reasonable amount of time. The biggest drawback was the neighborhood around the hotel. There is a big supermarket (Sainsbury's) which is good, but there were no restaurants close by (an Indian food restaurant opened the day after we left) and the area at night is a little scary. Our youngest son is black. When he and my husband were walking home from the market together one evening, they were accosted by a drunken vagrant who gave our son his first ever taste of racial bigotry - including calling him "n-----" and telling him to go back to South Africa. In order to get to the town, you also must cross a covered walkway that is home to vagrants and panhandlers. All in all - if I were to go back to Bath I'd stay somewhere else. Two caucasian adults travelling together at all times would be fine, but this neighborhood is not the place for a family, for black travelers, or for single women travelers.
It was ok
The hotel is in a good location with many amenities around. It seems like the "pub" in the hotel is a hot spot on weekends.. not many drinking places within walking distance. The supermarket around the corner is good. The rooms are TINY -even for European standards... felt a bit cramped. No AC.. so on hot days/nights, you'll be melting. The parking lot is always crowded and rowdy with locals... Lots of people gather on Friday and Saturday nights in the parking lot getting on loud... so stay in the back rooms if you can. Otherwise, clean and good shower indeed. Small shower though. I wouldn't stay here again just because it was loudy and cramped. Bath itself is a beautiful place though.
Good Modern Hotel
Stayed there in desperation after trying to drive around this very difficult driving city. Hotel is out by a gaint Sainsbury market, and is ideal if you are driving because it has good parking and easy to find. Room decor is modern, our room with queen and sofa bed was fairly large. We did walk into the city at night and found it no problem.
Great stay at Holiday Inn Express Bath
Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Bath in early Sept. After a few nights of quaint hotels and B&B's in Wales and Scotland this hotel was a great relief!! Clean and Modern ! Shower in bathroom was great..bed comfortable...blanket in sheet duvet. There is a buffet continental breakfast in the morning that was more than adequate. Staff was very accomodating and helpful. Ask for a room that doesn't have a window on the parking lot.
As a family, we found the Holiday Inn Express in Bath a good value. The rooms were small, like many European hotel rooms, but it is a new and clean hotel. There was a pull-out futon for the second bed in our room. There was also plenty of parking.
The location is on the outskirts of the city center, about a 5-10 minute walk to most of the tourist attractions. The walk after dark was a little scary, however.
The continental breakfast was very good, and the dining area had a nice view of the city skyline.
We would stay there again.