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Days Inn Leicester Forest East

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As a regular visitor I always find the hotel friendly and reliable. A bit more expensive on this stay and rooms are always a bit shabby but otherwise good.

Really poor experience with the visit. 1. The bed was ripped, creaked and didn't sit straight. The sleep was not comfortable. 2. Who has smoking rooms now a days? The downstairs floor stunk of cigarette smoke. I thought this was illegal? 3. Hotel staff were not overly helpful. Had an issue with our booking not due to them but they couldn't really be any less helpful. Down right disappointed.

This hotel was lovely clean, homely with helpful friendly staff. I stayed here with my 11yr old and 5month old - we had a travel cot in the room for baby and the bed was pretty comfy. Eating facilities on-site were perfect particularly Harry Ramsden breakfast and chopsticks oriental takeaway. It is about a 25min drive to City Centre and tourist attractions - New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Abbey Park, National Space Centre, Golden Mile, Gorse Hill Farm just to name a few. Hotel stay was comfortable, family friendly and homely. Only thing is no aircon - but I like feeling warm and cosy so was not bothered, also temperatures were mild however on warmer sunnier days not sure how that would pan out. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

I have stayed at the Days Inn frequently over the last few years, as I visit an office nearby, and find it very convenient for getting into the western side of Leicester. The hotel rooms are a good size and very comfortable, but almost all of the rooms I have stayed in have some problem or another. The most common problem is the windows, which rarely shut properly. This can be a big problem, as many of the room overlook the busy car parks, so it can get noisy. I usually improvise by wedging some folded up loo paper into the locking mechanism to get the window to shut properly. Another problem is that if you get a room near a fire door, particularly one near the start of a corridor, you hear the loud squeaking of the doors as people come and go, sometimes late into the night and early in the morning. I consequently request a room towards the end of a corridor, where the problem is negligible. All in all, I think the Days Inn is good value for a one or two night stay, particularly as a stopover on a motorway journey.

We stopped here after driving up from Cornwall finding no accommodation from Bridgewater onwards, in pubs, B&Bs, Premier Inns and Travellodges!!!!!! We should have booked. We decided to keep going to Yorkshire but stopped for a break at Leicester Forest East and decided for a last try at the Days Inn there. Success!!!!!! It was a good sized room with lovely shower and toilet facilities- great sized towels. We had a continental breakfast all much cheaper than Premier Inn and just as good. So a useful stop off on the MI if you need it. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Stayed one night on business. First time at a Days Inn property. It's a budget hotel / motel but room was good size, clean and well equipped. Plenty of free tea, coffee and milk for drinks. Space for suitcase including a case stand so furniture was all useable. TV and Wi-if were fine. Bed comfortable and shower efficient. Nice touch, the reception had a fridge with wine, beer, cider and soft drinks for sale and glasses to borrow. They also did a continental breakfast on site, didn't have it but area looked clean and well stocked. All in all I would say they rank above Travelodge but below Premier Inn ( who have a lot of properties with air con). I would happily stay again, price was good and had a good nights sleep.

This was a nice place so stay for our family trip. Room was a nice size. There are lots of facilities at the site.

I think I can only repeat what others have said in their reviews that the place was very clean but somewhat dated and again as others have indicated somewhat warm. The Reception Staff were very friendly and provided us with a ground floor room when we indicated we had dogs with us. The Services are directly next door and can be accessed without having to go outside but were extremely busy all the time and at times had issues finding a parking space (although I always did). Good value for what you get and would stay here again with okay areas for exercising the dog.

An affordable hotel in an easy location. Room was a lot cleaner than expected with a comfortable bed and all amenities needed for a short stay. The room however was very warm so a fan would have been a nice touch! Would stay again for value and easy reach of Leicester city centre

We stopped here on a Saturday night to break up a long London-Newcastle night-time motorway journey. The receptionist was very helpful getting us booked in and gave us our room key (an actual key, which is becoming a rarity in chain hotels). We were up on the 2nd floor in 'family' (in our case, a couple and a friend) room no. 208, with a double and a single bed. Everything was clean and tidy, but I'd guess the decor and furniture date from the late '90s or early '00s, although the TV was more modern. The room faced the petrol station a good distance behind the hotel, which produced a steady stream of noise, but not too intrusive for the most part. More troublesome was a near-constant rattle and hum coming from the shower plumbing right behind the bed, which continued for at least the hour it took me to fall asleep. The mattress was also well past its best, being very bouncy and lumpy. Despite the strange noises it made (in spite of all my efforts to stop it), the shower and the rest of the bathroom fixtures worked perfectly well, although the shower curtain could do with being changed soon, and providing more than one large towel in a room that sleeps 3 would be sensible (I ended up using a hand towel to dry). Overall a few small changes (checking the rooms regularly for problems like the plumbing noise, getting new mattresses in) would easily bring this up to a higher rating for me even with the older decor. Hopefully this can be done in the future!

Hinckley Road 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. Leicester Cathedral and Grace Road are also nearby.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served 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.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 382 reviews