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Days Inn Leicester Forest East

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We needed a cheap hotel for one night and this did the trick. The receptionist was eating something as she checked us in which wasn’t great. The room smelt of cigarette smoke despite being non-smoking. Although I did see a note which said no smoking in the rooms although smoking cost extra!! Strange policy especially if they’re then putting non smokers in the same room. We were put at one end of the hotel directly opposite the lorry park which meant sleep was intermittent. The room was clean if not a little warm even though we turned the radiator off. The shower was good. Plenty of tea, coffee & milk in the room. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend any longer in the hotel. Maybe a coincidence but the day after we checked out my bank contacted me querying a transaction and had to cancel my card! Five days to follow with no access to my money - brilliant!

The only plus side of this hotel is the price. If you don't care about anything else it might be ok for you. Otherwise it is really bad. We had to change the room because the smell of cigarettes was really strong even though the room was no-smoking room. The new room was a bit better but the smell was still not nice. There is no air-conditioning so we had to have the window open. The room was just opposite the track drivers parking lot. The lorries were parking and going all night. We hadn't had good sleep. M1 services are really dated and old. It is like going back to 70s.

Excellent location rooms and facilities. Perfect for a place to lay your head after a long day at work. Staff very friendly and helpful, room clean and comfortable, would definitely stay here again if in area

This was a stop over for a work trip, and I basically just needed to sleep and shower and this was prefect. The check in was fast and very easy; when they saw I was a single female traveller they quickly swapped my room to a first floor rather than ground floor. The room was clean and comfortable. It was as quite as you could hope situated next to the M1.

On our second year of putting staff in this site for work close to Lutterworth. In March, I arrived for another visit, The Days Inn brand really is quite good. Great Value, clean, serviceability. There's also a lot of character to be found in these hotels, whereas other brands really can be a disappointing mixed bag. The reception area of this hotel is very welcoming, with a small (very small) breakfast area for the daily continental. The regular staff on site are good. A very jovial gentleman is really ace, and Jane, the manager - my days, don't get on the wrong side of her! She doesn't take nonsense - and nor should she! I've no problem with robust management of guests trying to pull a fast one - and clearly, she's a good judge of character (Because she's always nice to me and my guys ;-) ) As a Diamond member, of course, I get my complementary chocolate and drink on arrival! An elevator gives access to the two upstairs floors. Unusually, smoking rooms are available, and this is all cool - however, I've just given up smoking so.... erm... tough one! Executive rooms are on site - but, these appear to be just regular rooms with a fridge? Not sure, but, it is what it is! Tea, Coffee is available in room, as is a flat screen TV. This site would benefit from a little investment in replacing shower heads, but, it's made up for by the conservancy on site. Really good. Food is available in the attached service station. All is good here, and you can sit over the motorway whilst you eat. Hotel can be accessed on foot from BOTH sides of the motorway via the access bridge, so, no need to go all the way around by road if travelling south,

The room was big but bed was not king size rather DOUBLE.strong smell of cigarettes was bad and sadly told only accessible on M1 from South. if coming from north you have to go junction 21 and turn around. confusing and hotel keeps talking about junction on its website. mot clear for simple minded people like me

Friendly staff, nice large room, comfy bed good location and very affordable, Downsides only 2 plug sockets and they are not even near either of the beds lucky we both had our own extension leads, toilet paper is very low quality (which is surprising as towels are really big and soft) and you only get one packet of biscuits even with room been set up for 3 and 2 of us staying in here, seems a bit stingy

Stayed here overnight to avoid incoming Freezing weather on the rest of our journey, and altogether a very pleasant experience, very polite and pleasant staff, very nice Rooms, in fact excellent value for the money, and everything was just spot on, plenty of towels, nice clean bathroom, no mould anywhere. Spot On, and very reasonable price for a family room

This is exactly what it is. Just off of the motorway, easy to get to, food places nearby etc. Fitted my purpose. My only comments, I didn't get much sleep as I had a loud humming from the shower. But I arrived at midnight and was too late to report as I was tired. This is my own fault as if it was earlier I'm sure it would be fixed. I reported this to reception in the morning and they gave me a free breakfast which i didn't expect. Sadly the breakfast place is a 3rd party in the food court and it was vile, but its important to note it isn't part of the actual hotel. Because I didn't get much sleep I napped after breakfast and didn't check out at 11am. The cleaners started shouting and I explained the situation. I was travelling alone on business and made no mess so it wasn't a big job for them to catch up. For some reason a big "geeza" who appeared to be a decorator knocked on my door and told me to hurry up. It seems the cleaners had sent in the heavies which was a bit over the top. Luckily he didn't have a hammer in his hand otherwise I would have been worried but I guessed the worst he was going to do is flick some paint at me. Scary. Anyway, I checked out at 11:45, apologised to the friendly receptionist and she was fine.

Nice hotel, friendly staff, convenient location for our visit. Stayed overnight, the hotel is situated on the motorway service station, there was noise from the carpark but you expect this for the location. It never stopped us sleeping. Smoking rooms available which is rate these days. Clean, tidy and family orientated hotel.

Welcome Break Service Area J21 Leicester England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Days Inn Leicester Forest East is located within a 15-minute drive of Jewry Wall and Walkers Stadium. This 89-room, 3-star hotel has a coffee shop/café along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Grace Road and De Montfort University are also nearby.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


The 89 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Days Inn Leicester Forest East enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and express check-in. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and an ATM.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 440 reviews