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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just stayed one night after a late night arrival at the airport. Lovely large room with tea making facilities. Very clean and comfortable. Our only criticism was difficulty in managing the heating system without having the fan going all night. I am sure this could have been resolved had we asked for assistance which we did not in view of...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Kathleen A! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. I am really happy to hear you deemed us an 'excellent choice' for your one night stay. Although a short visit, it appears we did not disappoint. Housekeeping always do their very best so that each guest bedroom is to the highest standard of cleanliness,...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually fly from Manchester, but got a ski deal from East Midlands instead. We stayed in this hotel just over just off the motorway and could just about see the airport from the hotel, it was so close. We only stayed for about ten hours and left just as breakfast was opening. It was quick checkin and no-one was...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, ChloeTr88! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. I'm pleased to hear you chose us before your exciting adventure into the mountains. The hotel is located about a mile from the airport with easy access links via public transport and taxi services, bot which are available 24 hours a day. I'm glad you had...

Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We Booked in for one night for as we had a business meeting early on Monday morning - the room was excellent comfortable and warm - everything we needed. Breakfast was good cooked or continental what ever one required Staff most helpful and knowledgeable an added bonus having a restaurant on site no need to go out to dinner after...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, LynLyn38! Thank you for your review for our hotel and for choosing our hotel as a stopover before your business meeting. I'm glad you had a enjoyable stay inside our comfy and warm rooms. I expect this made way for a must needed peaceful night's sleep after a long drive. Breakfast is always included with us, I hope you...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is an incredibly convenient location, right off the M1 and just 3 mins from East Midlands Airport. We booked a park and fly package, and you can do the night either at the start or end of the holiday (our flight landed late so we did it at the end) It was a great price, and included a...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello Emma C, Thank you very much for your five star review! I really enjoyed reading your review and how much of an excellent experience your stay with us had been. The issue regarding the taxi had been sorted by me and I must send over their apologies. I'm pleased to hear you had the opportunity to try out our...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying here before my holiday its so relaxing the rooms warm and the showers lovely the towels are soft and its a great start before you fly the breakfast is help yourself to fruit toast cereals of all kinds fresh milk that's for early morning flights but the usual fried breakfast for later in the morning I think...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Chris B! Thank you very much for your review for our hotel. It's great to read that you have returned to us again and you love and enjoy your visit. I hope you had taken note of our recent refurbishment which included a new modern decor and comfy new bedding. We hope by providing a continental breakfast from as...

West Midlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the stay and park deal prior to our holiday and as ever the hotel was superb. Always very clean, friendly staff and a wonderful deal. Good sized family room (3 of us) breakfast included in the deal and on top of this a taxi to and from the airport - also included in the deal. Fabulous value for money,...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, FKW666! Thank you very much for your review. It is with great delight to hear how you are supporting our hotel by returning time after time. It's excellent to read how you enjoy your stays with us, particularly your most recent. Our team are always on hand to provide the helpful assistance to any guest's needs with a friendly...

torquay
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This hotel was absolutely perfect for us. Attention to detail was great and they did everything right for us. Bed lovely and comfy, room and bathroom clean, nice pillows (we like two each which were provided without having to ask). I honestly cannot fault this hotel. We slept really well which is unusual for me when staying away. We've stayed...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, firstimert0rquay! Thank you very much for your wonderful review for our hotel. It is truly fantastic to hear how 'blinking marvellous' your stay was and that you had found no faults. It seems all of your family enjoyed your stay and that is excellent. I'm pleased to hear how clean and comfy your guest room was, our housekeeping take...

wainfleet
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very comfortable spotless room which was very reasonably priced, and ideal for our airport overnight stay. We enjoyed some very nicely presented food, served by very pleasant staff. We were totally satisfied with our stay and would certainly return......

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, skeggy! Thank you for your five star review for our hotel. I am glad to hear you found our bedrooms to be comfortably spotless and resonably priced, we believed in great value for money. I'm so pleased to hear you were satisfied with your stay and we would we happy to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Ryan H Guest...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for one night. Very easy to find and only 2 minutes from the M1". You have to pay for parking given the proximity to the airport, but wide spaces. I could hear the aeroplanes from my room. Lovely room and a large reception and dining area. Breakfast starts at 04:30am. Very hAndy stay for airport or commuting further...

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Stumpy12345! Thank you for your review. Although a one night stay, I am pleased to hear you had enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to be in an ideal location for both major roads such as the M1 and also the airport. We receive a lot of guests who are commuting for holidays or just simply a...

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Booked park and stay with Holiday Inn. Got a great price. Arrived Friday night and greeted very nicely by two gentlemen at reception. Booked in quickly and efficiently, nothing too much trouble. Ordered food from the restaurant to take to our room. Again quick and efficient, food lovely and fresh, room clean and warm- couldn't fault it if we wanted....

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HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, Andy A! Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you had tried the oportunity to try our Park, Stay and Go parking pacakge. We take out the hassle of travel by combining accommodation, parking and transfers. I expect you found this to be of ease. I'm glad to read you had tried a tasty evenng meal, although...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to contemporary Holiday Inn Express hotel at East Midlands Airport. With a great location, comfortable public areas & air conditioning in all guestrooms, you re sure of a great visit. We're just one mile from the airport and 35 miles from Alton Towers. Each of our 90 newly refurbished guestrooms have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children under 12 & feature a double bed and pull out sofabed, flat screen TVs, an en-suite with power shower, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included so you can help yourself to the Express Start buffet. For your convenience we also offer on-site car parking packages. The Holiday Inn Express' location is perfect for meetings with both the M1 Motorway & East Midlands Airport just minutes away ensuring easy access for delegates. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is served by major airlines including Jet2, Ryanair and Thomson so we regularly welcome international guests for meetings in our 4 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 40 delegates. The Great Room is an informal place in which to relax with breakfast, chill out with a drink from the bar or enjoy an evening meal from our tasty menu. Our hotel is also a great location for visiting Derby and Nottingham, Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Open Air Market, the Peak District or Alton Towers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

Address: Hunter Road, Castle Donington DE74 2TQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Price Range: €46 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Hotel Castle Donington
Express Castle Donington
Holiday Inn Derbyshire
Castle Donington Holiday Inn
Express East Midlands Airport
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Business Hotel in Castle Donington
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