Holiday Inn Plymouth
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... our side of the road and headed in to see the lovely village with its thatched roofs. Talking of parking. The other day when we went to Rye there was a long straight part of the road prior to the village. As we left Rye later in the afternoon, we headed back along this straight and noticed a rubbish truck stopped on the other side of the road with the hazard lights on. Unfortunately our GPS 'Mona' had misbehaved again and told us at the end of that straight we had to turn back. It ...
... easy win their excellent road system if a little busy but the cross into Holland introduced us to some hair raising driving from mad Dutch! There also seemed to be millions of bike riders zooming around the main cities in Holland. We were aware of the deviations around Hoek van Holland, 5 miles from the port but still found the last 20 minutes interesting. However, we made it and were in time to ore or ...
In and around Plymouth today drove to Lands End, Penzance , St Michaels mount and St Ives. Very interesting countryside. Weather was not great really only our second or third really rainy day in a couple of months. St Ives is a pretty little village on the water and we were given Cornish Pasties for lunch Still managed an informative Plymouth Harbour boat trip in the ...
... disused clay quarry. At the bottom of the pit are two huge biomes or domes making the largest indoor global garden in the World. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal plastic cells supported by a steel frame. The structure is completely self-supporting, with no internal supports, and takes the form of a geodesic structure looking a bit like a bee hive. The whole structure is relatively light and weighs the same as the air ...
Ok so I am cheating a little bit because Plymouth is my home town. However, we are that forgotten city that lies at the nether-end of England just before Cornwall and I think it' about time that someone realised we are a pretty place.
Plymouth is mostly known for the two minutes in history when the Pilgrim Father's left from the Mayflower Steps to discover America. Oh and that tiny amount of time when Sir Francis Drake stopped the Spanish Armada from invading. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Plymouth
I stayed here on business for one night in July 2005 at a rate of 92GBP including breakfast, for an Executive room which was on the 10th floor with good views over Plymouth.
Not what I expected
Having read some of these reviews I was apprehensive. i needn't have worried the staff were helpful and friendly. I needed help opening my case and a maintenance guy was sent up to the 9th floor promptly and opened the case with a smile. My room was clean and had all that I needed for my short stay. The gym was small but again friendly. There were renovations going on but not too intrusive. Food was excellent although a little pricey but I chose to eat there. And i lost my scalf but the next day it was hanging in the restaurant for me to collect at Breakfast. Just a small tip book the 9th and 10th floor it has been recently renovated(2003)
Nice hotel, great service
My wife and I stayed for 4 nights at the start of Jan 2005. We had booked 2 double rooms but our friends couldn't make it. We were upgraded, free, to a better room. The first night I went down with 'flu and my wife dined alone. Not an auspicious start but the staff were excellent and offered any help she may need.
The hotel was of the usual, high, Moat House standard given that it could be any good hotel in any city in the world.
The food was good. A fact I only discovered on the last night when I felt like eating again.
All in all, we'd happily return and may well do.
Threw away lost property!! Unbelievable attitiude.
We left a very small bag behind in this hotel. After contacting the hotel, it was retuned to us by post - MINUS THE CONTENTS!!
We contacted the hotel to ask them to keep the contents until someone could pick them up, but they had already 'disposed of the contents'. UNBELIEVABLE!! There was not even an apology, for this appalling behaviour.
I would not recommend this hotel at all.
Liked the Moat Inn Hotel
Contrary to some remarks we read, we were very happy with our stay at The Moat House, the staff were very very accomodating and treated us with great kindness on our arrival. We came from Canada in the early hours of the morning, and the young lady at the desk was most kind in getting us a room,which was clean and roomy and we were most comfortable during our stay, we would highly recommend The Moat and would like to thank all those who made us most welcome.
Absolutely disgusting, very overpriced, lifts don't work. Had to queue 30 mins to check out. No where to sit in the bar had to sit in closed restaurant .
Very disappointed - the premier lodge is a much better bet
Disappointed, nearly £100 for a night in a room that should have been renovated ten years ago.
But, rooms have good views and are clean, staff were efficient and friendly and there is a good (if a little expensive) bar.
It is a bit of a cheek to charge guests £3.50 for parking though, especialy after having paid so much for such a sub standard room.
A lovely hotel in an excellent location with stunning views. Right by the sea and all the nightlife but far enough away to avoid the noise.
Fab indoor pool, sauna and gym. Nice, clean, spacious and well-decorated room and ensuite. Highly recommend this one.
This is a fine example of a good 4 star hotel as it fulfils most requirements of a four star property. The room was clean and spacious with some view. Admiring the view from the penthouse house at breakfast time is indeed an enjoyable experience. Though I cannot say the hot breakfast buffet was the best around. Location wise, it is a short scroll to the Barbican, park and hoe; away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, ideal for a relaxing weekend. Car parking is charged separately and be warned that the spaces are microscopic!