Holiday Inn Leicester
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... had a 10am meeting in Theddingworth. We met her contact, Ginny Beeby, and she showed us into and around the local church (that dates back to the 1200's). While Sheila and her looked over records and such, I made myself busy taking about 20 pictures of the church and its surroundings. Sheila has found church records of family members being both baptized ...
... back to my room.
I wandered down the road to the White Horse pub. There were a lot of people there so I figured that the food must be OK. Here in the UK it must be OK to smoke in all sorts of eating areas and that was a bit annoying but at least it was outside and therefore bearable. I ordered a veggie burger. It came out on a plate the size of a small country with these huge pile of phat chips that were the best I have ever tasted. They were large, ...
... was really good. We then went and had some lunch, walked the 530 steps of the towers, watched a fantastic birds of prey show and a flame-throwing trebuchet that happens to be the biggest working one in the world at the moment. It was spectacular!
We found our accommodation which is about 2 klms form the castle, unpacked and headed off into town where we had some chinese food and we are just settling down for the evening...
We enjoyed a day going along the canal and both Derek and I had a turn at the helm under Peter's patient guidance. It was quite an experience going through a 2800yard tunnel and passing other boats in the darkness. We also went through two locks in both directions and learned how to open and close the lock gates. I was amazed how hard it was to do and take my hat off to Meagan who always gets the job of doing this while Peter handles the boat.
After yet another hearty and delicious meal with Keith and Lynn we headed north to the outskirts of Birmingham to visit my oldest friend Sarah. We arrived just in time for lunch and also met her husband Mike's sister and husband. It was good to catch up again and hopefully we will see them in Oz in 2015. Later in the afternoon we headed off to find my Ozzie scouting mates, Peter and Meagan O'Sullivan, on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Leicester
I stayed in an executive suite on the 3rd floor. I was not told that the room doubles as an interconnecting room, so the room had a wooden door between my executive suite and next door. Unfortunately, every little noise including the late night sex romp next door was as loud as it would have been if they were in the room with me. In addition the air ventilation system buzzed loudly during the whole stay. The pool was very small and full of locals. There was no room to swim at all. The gym was the size of a postage stamp. The changing rooms were dirty. The room was clean but the toiletries from the last people had not been changed so I had half full bottles of shampoo etc.. Staff were disinterested robots with little in the way of politeness. How do they make a profit I ask??!!
We stayed here for one night with friends. Ok, so it's not in the most glamourous of locations and the entrance is overlooked by a car park but it's a good place to stay in Leicester.
Booking a week in advance, me, my wife and 3 children (18mths, 3.5yrs and 6.5yrs) stayed for the last weekend of half term on 17, 18 and 19.02.2006.
We had a last minute booking and paid £148 BB for an executive room. The room was big and lovely though and recently refurbished. Very very central - 2 minute walk takes you to the shopping centre.
Only bad thing was that next door were smoking despite it being a no-smoking floor and this made my room veru smelly. The reception didn't answer the phone when I tried to call them!
Breakfast was very good.
Food in the hotel was good also. They have a buffet carvery at £12.95 for as many visits as you like. Good if you have a big appetite!
Not as bad
We stayed as a family, 2 adults and 3 children on 'spring' break for one night only, just before Easter. We found the room to be clean, bathroom adequate and we could not hear any road noise, and the hotel was very quiet. We had a good breakfast and because the hotel was quiet we pratically had the pool and spa to ourselves so we thoughly enjoyed it. The reception staff could have been a bit more friendly, but they were efficient enough.
Horrible tiny rooms!
Very small rooms! The Hotel is on a traffic island, so all night long you can hear traffic noise no matter which side of the building your room is. Along with a tiny bed and tiny room, I had to put up with bad food and bad service. The staff at the Holiday Inn did not seem bothered.
AVOID THIS HOTEL
This hotel is a complete rip off and the food is very poor. The swimming pool is about the size of a bath tub. This hotel did not seem clean to me at all and the noise of people in the corridors and in the rooms near by was absolutely apalling and continued until the early hours. The staff were not even bothered! After an experience like this i will NEVER EVER go to this hotel again.
Handy for centre, OK but souless
Typical Holiday Inn - clean, modern etc, nothing to complain about. also very handy for city centre (tho a bit far from the city's best Indian restaurants - I ate at and would recommend tiffin up near the university on London Road). however location is a bit odd - marooned in a traffic island, next to an NCP. found some traffic noise came through the windows, despite double glazing.
Don't be fooled by the Web Page Picture
The Web Page for this hotel does it intially no justice unless you explore more - so don't be put off. The hotel looks as though it has recently been refurbished - I stayed for the night in an Executive room which was large with good work area with access for my laptop, decoration pleasant and good AC. The hotel is central for business and easy to locate with a freindly bar and restaurant.