Express by Holiday Inn Bath

Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BANES, England, BA2 3QU

Price from: £66

Double room

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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expert-rated hotels in Bath
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Location:
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Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
3.7
3.7
Public areas:
3.6
3.6
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Design and architecture, History, Live entertainment, Nightlife, Shopping

Best for Families - Expert review of Express by Holiday Inn Bath

Family-friendly budget chain hotel on the outskirts of Bath.

Always a good go-to if you can bag a bargain rate, Express by Holiday Inn in Bath is typical of the chain: clean, functional and good for families or groups. Don’t be put off by the exterior: when I walked into reception it was surprisingly fresh and modern.

Location: 

It’s on the Bristol road on the west side of Bath and although is not central, it’s only a 15-minute walk into the city and it’s on the right side of Bath for the Royal Crescent. Access is not pretty: it’s along an old path or via Homebase car park.

Bedrooms: 

Basic but comfortable – there are 126 rooms, which are double, twin or family (one double and one sofa bed that sleeps two) and there are seven accessible rooms that are a really good size and have room to manoeuvre wheelchairs easily. Rooms have air-conditioning, TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers – so basically everything you want if you’re just using the hotel as a base. Decor is simple but cheery and bathrooms are well-equipped – you can choose from firm or soft pillows on the bed.

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Public areas: 

Reception, the lounge area and the dining room are all open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows (that look onto the car park) and continue the blue and orange Holiday Inn branding.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is included (a hot option is offered) in the price and there is a snack station with a microwave for those who want a DIY dinner.

Service: 

Friendly and efficient – it’s a budget hotel so expect to carry your own bags and be left to your own devices somewhat.

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Who stays there: 

Hen and stag parties (they are strategically placed at the end of the hotel though), families, people attending weddings and tourists looking for a cheap base.

Price advice: 

Parking is £4 a day, which is actually cheap for Bath and WiFi is available from £4.50 per hour. Look out for Thermae Bath Spa breaks, early-booking offers and discounts for large groups.

Pros: 
Good family/accessible rooms
Free breakfast
Cons: 
Not central
Can be pricey on weekends

More information on Express by Holiday Inn Bath:

Price from:
£66
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BANES, England, BA2 3QU
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
Western Bath

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