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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed over night prior to flying away on holiday . Myself , sister ( disabled ) and 92 y/o mother in a wheelchair . We booked and were told we had been allocated a twin and a double accessible room interconnected. On arrival we were not greeted with the phrase ‘I notice you are an club member ‘, we were given no accessible room and a twin across the corridor. Granted when I questioned it and was asked to show the original email we were given the rooms originally allocated . Why should there be a need to Question ? . I got a pint at the bar £4.50. Scandalous. Went in for dinner . Dining room really cold .food over priced and tasteless . Very limited selection of hot food at breakfast . Not even a fried egg . Overall a very disappointing stay . Would not recommend to anyone . Reason for Visit:Holiday

The hotel was clean and tidy. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is only one mile from the long stay car park and buses run regularly so very good service overall. Breakfast was good and started at 4am, cooked breakfast commenced at 6:30am. Overall good value for money.

This is a great hotel if flying from East Midlands Airport. The room was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We ate on arrival, as I'd come straight from work & our meal was delicious, hot (including the plate), was very well presented and reasonably priced. We will most definitely use this hotel again should we fly from East Midlands.

Used this hotel for one night after having a late flight in to East Midlands. Was expecting a basic hotel where to merely have a sleep and off we go in the morning. Yet was very pleasantly surprised. A very welcoming check in despite almost midnight. A spacious and comfortable room just right for our family of 3. Very comfortable beds leading to a pleasant sleep. Very nice buffet breakfast in a relaxing casual atmosphere. Will surely use this hotel again nect time I need a horel when flying in or out from East Midlands. Bravo and well done to all at the hotel.

Rooms nice and clean staff very friendly just found the room a little bit cold as the air conditioning wasn't working properly breakfast ok prices for drinks extortionate all in all quite satisfied but £2.45 for a small bottle of Coke a little bit ridiculous and a chocolate bar at £1.15

Just a one night stay arriving late evening. Room was clean and well presented with a comfortable bed. Buffet breakfast, including cooked items, was included in the rate making it excellent value for money.

My husband and I stayed for one night on Friday breaking up our journey to North Yorkshire. We arrived around 10.30pm and were greeted by a pleasant young man at reception who was welcoming and informative. Our room was compact, clean and with everything you would need. We recently stayed at the Radisson Blu over the way, the bed and pillows at the Holiday Inn were much comfier. We had a better nights sleep here, than at the Radisson. You can control the air con/room temperature which is always a bonus. The only down side is not the hotels fault, other guests slamming two doors at 2.30am waking you up isn’t ideal. The hotel cannot take the blame for the ignorance and stupidity of others. The breakfast was fine, nothing to highlight other than it was as you would expect. We will stay here again over the Radisson (although their breakfast is better).

Was pleasantly surprised at a recent mid week stay. Having stayed at many chain hotels next to runways around the world I was expecting the worst. How wrong I was. Quiet room, comfortable bed and good shower. Breakfast was full,and tasty. No problems with stopping here again. One small area of note.ask for a room at the end of the corridor away from the lift or stairwell. Some door movement from the stairwell from 6am was an early alarm call by default.

Booked a room for two, via Holiday Extras for the night prior to a flight from East Midlands Airport. Had some concerns having stopped in a noisy and scruffy hotel near to Manchester Airport twenty years ago. However, this hotel was absolutely superb. It was quiet and exceptionally comfortable. Staff were friendly and breakfast excellent. particularly liked the Rioja we had in the bar, both its taste and the generous amounts that were poured. Will definitely stop here again, but will probably book parking at the airport separately since there were issues with the Long Stay Car Park that was included in the deal.

Great place to stay...£5 for parking......lovely staff and rooms,clean and cheerful,good wifi and Tv......a great bolthole to stay in after a cold November day out.!! The staff were ALL superb,and the quality of the breakfast surpassed our expectations by a country mile....... Would recommend without reservation...f&h

Pegasus Business Park Derby England

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Castle Donington, Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Donington Park and within a 5-minute drive of Delta Force Paintball Kegworth. This 90-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus and Donington Park Racing Circuit.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 5 AM to 9:30 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport's 90 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for GBP 5.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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 623 reviews