Advantages: Lovely hotel, extra facilities, nice restaurant, linked with Legoland Disadvantages: Geared more for business users, expensive wifi
After looking through the information about the available hotels on the website we finally decided upon the Holiday Inn Guildford, mainly for the following reasons:
The cost - £140 (2 adults, 1 child and 2 infants)
Kids eat free offer - one child eats free for each paying adult
Breakfast included - for all of us, not just the kids!
Childrens play area
Advantages: Staff, Clean rooms and Location Disadvantages: Confusion over free kids meals
...and with a number of people checking in at the same time it felt cramped. However i was seen quickly and we checked in about 5 minutes. The staff were friendly and made you feel very welcome.
There are 25 floors to the hotel and two lifts that work up and down. On the Holiday Inn website there were lots of complaints that you had to wait ages for the lifts....Yes we had to wait sometimes but it never seemed...
Advantages: quite easy to find from the motorway Disadvantages: not inspiring and a little mean
...We decided our road trip to the south west could not be achieved in one swallow and so we booked an evening at Gloucester's Holiday Inn. Our main reason for choosing the hotel was the ease of travel from the motorway. Four and a half hours on the road does make me crave convenience. We have stayed at a couple of Holiday Inns in the past and found them comfortable and roomy. While Gloucester...