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Holiday Inn Leicester

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a nice night on the 7th floor. Wonderful king size bed, beautiful room & bathroom. Wifi was excellent & parking was easy (right next door to a parking center). The staff were well trained & exceptional. Very friendly & explained their services to us on arrival. We didn't use their gym/sauna but appreciated that we were free to if we wanted. Happy to recommend this one to all

This city centre hotel has great staff that try to do everything to make your stay special. There's a pool and fitness centre, too, making this a great place for families. Breakfast is good and plentiful. I stayed in a newly redone executive room, which was nicely outfitted and decorated.

Recently stayed with my parter for 2 nights. it was wonderful had great service from everybody from reception, bar, housekeeping and dining. everywhere is so clean and tidy and full of smiles we will definitely be back. thank you for a lovely stay.

Stayed here when attending a night out at bistro live! Perfect location .... 10-15 mins walk or 5 min taxi to bistro live. 5 minute walk into the centre of Leicester. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean, large rooms with comfy bed!

Stayed this weekend at this hotel, it was a working event but the stay was lovely. The food quality is fresh and tasty. The breakfast is amazing and plenty to choose from. The room is a little tired and the decor in the landings are of needing a fresh new look. But the bed is comfy - nice stay.

I first stayed in this hotel in 1974 and have come back on numerous occasions, although the first room we were allocated hadn't been serviced they were very quick to change, the kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the restaurant staff were very attentive, they found out my granddaughter was 4 on the day we stayed and they brought out a little cake and sang happy birthday to her.....lovely touch certainly will stay again

We stayed overnight to attend a function in Leicester city centre. Brilliant staff on check in, made you feel very welcome. As we had a short stay expected a pokey room but were given a lovely sized room overlooking the museum opposite. We had a high floor so weren't troubled by the traffic noise.Comfy beds, plenty of tea and coffee and a couple of minutes walk to the centre. Will definitely go back for a couple of nights as didn't have time for the afternoon tea we saw advertised. From the front desk to the housekeeping all the staff we encountered were a credit to the hotel.

Holiday Inn Leicester gives you everything you expect to find at an upmarket chain hotel. Everything works, everyone is pleasant, you won't find any nasty surprises. You won't find anything interesting to remember about the hotel but just relax and enjoy whatever you came to Leicester for. The hotel is actually in a great location. Easy to walk into the city centre and easy to park as it has a multi-storey car park on site. The hotel was built around 1970 but everything inside is modern and fresh.

First impression was a bit off-putting. The hotel is situated in the centre of Leicester in the middle of a traffic roundabout. The lane for the car park is not well sign-posted and I seemed to upset the local drivers as I braked to turn into it. It was latish on a Friday evening and as we got out of the car we were greeted by very loud music from a party nearby - to be fair, we could not hear this once inside the hotel and our night's sleep was undisturbed. There were a full complement of staff on reception and they were professional and friendly, explaining the various options we had for parking there although I do not recall being aware that parking was extra when I made my booking. The reception, bar and restaurant all have a modern clear feel to them and there seemed to be plenty of space for the number of guests. Breakfast was of adequate quality but the hot items very much felt as though they had been cooked well in advance and kept warm for quite some time. On moving upstairs, things were a little more disappointing. The corridors have a very seventies feel about them and are well due a refurbishment. The impression was more cold-war eastern European institution than modern hotel. The rooms were standard business hotel style but the furnishings could again do with modernisation. Having said that, they were adequate and clean and the beds comfortable. The level of lighting was very low - to the extent that it was difficult to read a book. The biggest disappointment was the bathroom: this was definitely beyond its sell-by date. The shower curtain was ripped, tiles were cracked and raising the shower to an acceptable height (I am only 5' 10") caused the water to cut off. In summary, the hotel does the job at what is probably just about a fair price. If your priority is bar and communal areas then you will be happier than if your priority is the room

Stayed last week for one night seeing one of our sons. The hotel is located centrally and you can walk to the city centre within 5 minutes. We asked for an early check in which was sorted prior to our arrival. I think the girl at reception was Amanda or something close she was very friendly and helpful. A special mention for Michelle at the bar who gave excellent service with a big smile, she is from Antigua so we had a good chat about her home. The room was nice if slightly dated but clean. If staying here get a breakfast ticket it is worth the money. When we go back again we will be staying here.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 931 reviews