This hotel was fine for a quick business stay. The staff was friendly, there's a bar in the lobby that pours a good pint. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable enough, with a nice bed and a sofa. The bathroom was a little small but suited my needs fine.
The drawback is that it is just in need of some renovation. The carpet is old and worn. Same with the wallpaper and walls. Just needs some new love and we'd be happy!
It was nice that they give you a bottle each of sparkling water and regular water. Too bad the regular water in my room had been opened and was missing a gulp! Attention to detail, folks!
There's a couple of chain restaurants in the area - Pizza Hit and TGI Friday's, So if you're looking for something local you'll have to drive. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant and the buffet was a notch above normal. They catered to American tasted but had plenty of British offerings too.
In the end, it was fine for a quick night of business travel, but not the kind of place or location I would consider for a vacation or getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Basildon is located on the Festival Leisure Park set in its own grounds overlooking a picturesque garden and fishing lake. The Holiday Inn Basildon is 0.5 miles from CNH tractor plant and 3 miles from Ford Motor Company research centre. We are only 40 minutes from Stansted Airport and 8 miles from the M25 Jct.29 with easy access to Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres. The Holiday Inn Basildon bedrooms have high speed internet access and are air-conditioned. Family and accessible rooms are available. Meeting rooms and public areas have WIFI. We offer an extensive menu served daily in our lounge and 24 hour room service. The Holiday Inn Basildon is a popular venue for meetings in the Academy Conference centre. The Holiday Inn Basildon also caters for banqueting events including dinner dances and weddings in our suites which can cater for up to 220 guests and has ample free parking, including accessible parking. The Festival Leisure Park adjacent to the hotel boasts a wide choice of restaurants, nightclubs and leisure activities, including a 10 screen cinema and bowling alley. As one of our guests at the hotel you can take advantage of complimentary one day passes to the Fitness First gym that is a two minute walk from the hotel. The hotel offers leisure packages:- shopping, family and honeymoon. Kids Stay and Eat Free* making Holiday Inn Basildon an ideal location for a family short break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Basildon Hotel Basildon
- Basildon Holiday Inn