Express Holiday Inn


Who in the name of Christ stays in them? I saw one with a banner up saying “special offer – £92 a night”, which strikes me as being insanely expensive. What do you get for your money apart from a trouser press and a continental breakfast? If I was fleeing from the law and I had just irredeemably dishonoured my family then i suppose i might crawl into a holiday inn room to die, but until that happens I’m staying well away.

Anyone who has been to one and can shed any light?

For an extra £30 I’m pretty sure you can get a room in the Ritz. I just don’t get it. Unless there is a growing class of downwardly mobile Alan Partridges in London?

4 Comments so far

  1. sean (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

    Tomas, simply put these Hotels are everywhere. The Ritz is the Ritz and for the moment can’t be found off exit 22B of the M6 (assuming that such an exit exists).

  2. boz (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

    Firstly that sounds distinctly like a London rate – go away from any major city and the rate will be much less. Secondly try getting anywhere near that rate for a single person in the ritz (they do have a website) – the price might surprise you – best I could do at the moment is £230 per night.

  3. Tomas (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:42 am

    OK, you’re right about the Ritz, but my point still stands – you can, for example, get a room at the 5-star Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington for £139/night.

  4. Eileen (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    I stayed in one once for work, and while it’s a decent enough hotel, I do think it’s probably expensive for what it is. That is definitely a London rate, but the local rate anywhere else is still likely to be on a par with the above average hotels in the area.

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