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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was very clean. Staff were very helpful advice friendly. It is nicely placed to reach M1. Parking is good. Reception is on level 2 but the lift takes you. It's quite close to the Snow slope which cater for all types of skiing with some very good instructor's

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear bakerjohn1935, thank you for your comments after a recent stay. We are pleased to read that everything met your expectations and the teams looked after you well. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room - Good room. Typical Holiday Inn setup. Comfortable bed. I had good sleep. Lighting was not sufficient, rooms were a bit dark.. Staff - Staffs are polite, friendly and their behavior is good. Service - Service was good but they took laundry at reception which i found odd. Food - Great breakfast. Typical English breakfast. Very good spread. But...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Pratik2411, thank you for your comments after a recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time here and that all the teams looked after you well. Also thank you for mentioning our chef who made you a special omelette, he will be pleased that you were happy. We do hope we can welcome...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located just off Junction 8 of the M1 about a mile from a large Tesco and half a dozen eating places on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead. The rooms were clean and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. A very good breakfast was served in the dining area which is on different levels that might cause accessibility problems. Bar...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Nairie G, thank you for your 4* review after a recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that everything met your expectations and your enjoyed all aspects of your time with us. We also trust that you had a great time at Harry Potter and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good menu better then a usual bar menu and reasonably priced for a hotel bar. I had the bacon and egg with chips which I found extremely filling but very well cooked and presented. Ordered at the bar food arrived in about 20 mins. First time eating here but will go back to try another dish.

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Roy M, thank you for your feedback after a recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time here especially our bar menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we had a good stay of one night. The executive room was really lovely, seemed to be newly refurbished and spotlessly clean. The king size bed was very comfortable, we had a great night sleep. Only issue in the room was the inadequate lighting, bit gloomy, could have done with another lamp at least. The bar meals and drinks...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear mrser123, Thank you for your feedback after a recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time and found most aspects met your expectations. We are sorry to hear that breakfast was not up to our normal high standards and for this we apologise. We normally receive such positive feedback around breakfast so this is disappointing....

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as part of the Harry Potter tour with National Holidays. We weren't told the hotel until the day of the trip. The hotel itself is fine, our room was spacious and mostly clean however the desk chair had stains on and the lamp didn't work. Bed was okay. Included with our trip was dinner and breakfast at the hotel....

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Deaer Fray1991, thank you for your feedback after a recent stay with us. We trust that you enjoyed your trip to Harry Potter and that most aspects of your stay were also good. We do however apologise that the food was not up to our normal standards which is unacceptable. This is unusual as we normally receive such positive comments...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here as part of an overnight stay during our national holiday coach tour to Harry Potter studios. Rooms were basic, but clean. Wasn't overly impressed with waiting around to get our evening meal. Lots of empty tables but had to wait for half an hour in the bar and was then forgotten about. There was a starter of tomato...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Moaningmadge, thank you for your feedback after a recent stay with us. We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to expectations and this is certainly not the normal high standards that we strive to achieve for all our guests. We also apologise that you were disturbed by the function on the night and do...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Everything was great about our stay. We went to the Harry Potter Studios in the day and broke our journey with an overnight stay here. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and caring. They really made our stay extra special! Thanks to Eleisha and Magda for their company and kindness. They were so sweet to our little 10 month...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Sophia, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback after a recent stay. It is always good to receive such positive comments especially about members of our teams. We will pass on your kind words to Magda and Eleisha. We do hope you enjoyed your tour of Harry Potter studios too and hope to welcome you back...

Kolding, Denmark
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Location is excellent if you are on the way from A to B. Standard of hotels is quite low to medium though. Stayed in room 22 which is on the lower floor. Had problems getting into the room as the locking system is old and worn. Cleanliness was quite okay. Sofa in room old and tired-looking. Bed was great. Worst...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Ann H, Thank you for your feedback after a recent stay with us. We are very sorry to read that you were not completely satisified especially with the wifi. This is very unusual as our wifi has recently been upgraded and we normally receive only positive comments. We will investigate further on the lower ground floor to ensure there...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed wkend of the 21st Jan 2017 part of a National Holidays trip. Smooth check in - they were ready with key card when we got off the bus Evening meal was spot on- the lady & staff in the Dining room was friendly & even had Gluten Free options available for me (I was nervous even though pre-mentioning...

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IanR1010, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8, responded to this review

Dear Rachyrooster, thank you for your feedback after a recent stay. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and your National Holidays trip. It is also good to see that our teams looked after you well and were welcoming to you. We do hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future....

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1 J8 is in the perfect location for business and leisure guests. The hotel is easily accessible from M1 & M25 motorways and just 1 mile from The Snow Centre, 8 miles from Luton Airport, 21 miles from Heathrow Airport 19 miles from Wembley Stadium. Getting into London is easy as the hotel is just 10 minutes from Hemel train station with direct services into London Euston. Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead combines an excellent range of facilities with 144 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 19 Executive Rooms along with family and accessible rooms. The hotel also offers a Spirit Health Club with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness gym and health and beauty products & treatments. The hotel has conference and banqueting facilities that are a perfect venue for any occasion. These rooms all feature natural daylight, high speed internet connections and Starbucks Coffee. The Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead offers 3 dining options; Traders restaurant, Lounge Bar and 24 hour room service. Here at Hemel Hempstead, we are proud to welcome families so why not take advantage of our Kids Stay & Eat Free offer! The hotel is just 11 miles from Whipsnade Zoo, 27 miles from Woburn Safari Park and just 1 mile from the Snow Centre. A perfect way to keep those little ones amused! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8

Address: Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4UA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hemel Hempstead
Price Range: $112 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct.8 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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“All rooms are easily accessible via lift or stairs. Access to the car park via a rear door,if required,near the leisure facilities.”
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“Go for an executive room if you can.”
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“Top floor was quiet”
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“Gym is acceptable”
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“A back room as it is on a busy dual carriageway”
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