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Holiday Inn Express Leicester - City

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at this hotel for business purposes July to August. Greeted by the friendly face Alex on reception who was more than welcoming. Rooms were relatively big and spotless, the beds are so comfy so you'll definitely get a good nights sleep. Only suggestion would be that they put thinner duvets on during the summer months as the rooms can get quite hot during the night even with the air con on. Cleaners do a fab job, fresh towels everyday even if you didn't request them, and always refill your tea, coffee etc on a daily basis. Breakfast you are spoilt for choice ( unless you're a bacon lover, they don't have it). You can choose from egg, sausage, beans, fresh fruit, toast, croissants and variety of yoghurts and cereals, you'll always have something to eat. Blue bar and grill restaurant attached to the hotel is fab and the manager can't do enough for you. I used the dry cleaning services at the hotel due to staying such a long time (4weeks), you drop off in the morning and its usually back the next day which is ideal. The hotel also has an ironing room on the 3rd floor so no need to bring the travel iron, they're not the best but they do the job. The hotel provides wifi, however later in the evening this tends to be very slow as more people are connected. Overall a pleasant stay at the hotel, very friendly staff, if you ever want a good chat Alex are Starvros are your guys, they're hilarious and go out their way to help you.

Booked a night here while visiting friends in the area. Emailed ahead and requested a room with a view of the king power as my partner is a city fan and to say that the day we checked in was he's Birthday. Arrived and found a parking space easily. Checked in with no issues and made our way to the room. Hotel had supplied a bottle of wine, and snacks for no extra cost and we had a view of the stadium as I requested. He was made up. Room as you'd expect bed comfy room clean. Bathroom with separate toilet cubicle and shower room. Only complaint was the lack of plus sockets in the room! Breakfast included but compared to other hotel chains it was a bit poor. However it filled a hole! All in all an excellent stay, and seeing as though it was our second time we'd use the hotel again.

Breakfast included, clean, quiet hotel, and a fantastic restaurant next door. The staff here is really kind and helpful. We also like the location and the parking is free, with cctv watching your car. I stay in many hiexpress hotels, and this one is really good. Comfy beds as well.

Stayed here to visit my daughter for her birthday. Booked a room with 2 double beds so she could stay over and enjoy the spa. Good value, short walk to city centre, small but relaxing pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam. About a 10 minute walk from the train station. Will definitely stay here in my next visit. PS great buffet breakfast

As you'd expect from a Holiday Inn - fairly basic but clean and friendly staff encountered at all times. A stones throw from the King Power Stadium and would stay here again if attending another corporate event

I stayed here for a family wedding as a large number of rooms had been reserved at a reduced rate. When I rang to book the first time, I was told the reduced rate only applied for the first night, so I didn't book. I called again a few weeks later having confirmed with the organisers that the reduced rate applied to both nights. I was passed back and forth several times before the booking was made. I asked for an email confirmation which I never received. I called a few days prior to the stay to confirm my booking and was told I didn't have one. Whoever I spoke to then went through many names to see if they were me. What happened to data protection? I was able to identify my mum, cousins etc. Eventually she found a name that "could have been me" but due to a spelling error, they were unsure. So, it may have been me and I had a room booked, or it may not have been me in which case I may not have somewhere to sleep! We decided it must be me, but I was asked to give my credit card details to secure the room, which I declined to do as I had already given them these when I originally booked. Again, I asked for an email confirmation, checking they had my correct email address. Again, this was never sent to me. The room itself was clean and the bed was comfy. There was quite a bit of noise from outside at night though. Bar staff were very friendly. Not enough places for everyone to have breakfast though. So, to summarise, the stay was ok, but the booking process was a nightmare. If it wasn't for the fact that the family were all staying here, I would have booked elsewhere after my experiences trying to book the room

we stayed here for 2 nights recently and it was average. like all holiday inns, hotel and room was basic.. but basic is cheap and that's what we wanted. location is well out of the city next to the Leicester city football club king powers stadium. staff very helpful and courteous. breakfast was the main negative here. plenty of variety but the cooked items of scrambled egg, sausages and beans were beyond tasteless. the eggs was plastic, sausage was rubber and the beans!! enough said. still if price was good I would stay here again

The location of the hotel is great especially for picture opportunities near the stadium, the layout of the hotel is modern and fresh. Room served purpose but for a 'double' bed it seemed a little on the small side. The breakfast wasn't very appetising especially when you find mould on a muffin, of which was bought to the managers attention- in return the manager was asking 'where's the sell by date' as if I was the source of answer, when in actual fact I'm a paying customer raising a concern of health relation. All in all the hotel will suit many people just go steady when picking a muffin!

Stayed for one night whilst attending a seminar at the adjacent Leicester City Football club. Room was clean, comfortable bed, bathroom with shower (no bath) free WiFi was excellent, breakfast was a very simple affair but sufficient. Staff were very friendly and allowed me to leave my car parked within the hotel car park rather than having to move it to the football club car park. I checked in about 11pm but it was a smooth check in. Only downside, I found the room very hot....the fan air system is a heater and would not drop below 19 degrees and the fan was noisy even on a low setting, open the window and the road noise was very noticeable especially if there is an event ongoing next door in the Football club. Overall, the stay was good, just the heat of the room that bothered me.

I have stayed here on many occasions over the last year and have found the hotel to be clean and the rooms comfortable. But what really makes this hotel is the staff, particularly Alex on the reception. He always has a smile, nothing is ever too much trouble for him and he makes sure we are happy and we'll catered for every time we stay. Thank you Alex. Keep up the good work, you're a superstar ⭐

Filbert Way, Raw Dykes Road Leicester England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Jewry Wall and New Walk Museum
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Holiday Inn Express Leicester - City places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Jewry Wall and New Walk Museum. This 110-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Leicester and also close to Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and is served from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


Holiday Inn Express Leicester - City's 110 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Leicester - City enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 484 reviews