"Great public transport links - Harry Potter tour"
We stayed here for two nights whilst visiting the Harry Potter tour and London. The hotal is 2 minutes walk from Watford Junction train station and this is where you pick up the tour bus for the Harry Potter studio tour. (bus stop 4 outside the station, £2 return). There is some train noise due to the close proximity to the station, but with the windows […] closed we didnt find this a problem, even my light sleeping wife. The breakfast selection was good, with sausage, beans, toast, scrambled egg, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, croissants etc all there for you to pick from along with complementary newspapers (The I). There is a good pub next to the station to stop off at when getting off the train and Watford town centre is a 5 minute walk away where there are a couple of nice resteraunts if you dont fancy eating in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, near WB Harry Potter Studio"
Good points - clean, convenience store nearby, and less than 5 minutes walk from Watford Junction train/bus station where the shuttle bus picks up passengers to Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios. Friendly Hotel staff allowed us to leave our luggage in their locked luggage room for almost the whole day, after we checked out to go tour WB Studio. Not […] so good points - breakfast not included in room rate, Internet is only available free in the lobby but you have to pay to use it in the room, and there's no in-room safe for safekeeping laptop / passports / other valuables. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a bad choice"
I could say I am so lucky to get this experience staying in your hotel. This is my first trip to London. To look for accommodation, basically I need good price, not bad location, clean and spacious for 8 nights stay. This hotel is near the Wotford Train Station, about 2 mins walk, not a tube station, we have to take the Mid-Land Train to any Tube Station. […] However, it's not really a problem, because the duration of train service is fantastic. Although its near Train Station, but its quiet. Moreover, the daily cleaning is great. Complimentary breakfast is great point. Four of us staying in a room with four big luggage, the room is spacious. The only thing that need improvement, is the bed is too soft for me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid this place! makes Fawlty Towers look good!"
Before I rant!! I truly very rarely complain about anything as I am easily pleased. A warm clean cosy room and I am fine!! Unfortunately my family and I were in for one hell of a treat here! Placed in a smoking room and asked for a change as it was not as booked. Staff were worse than useless in helping me or offering me alternatives apart from opening […] the window!! stunk of stale smoke!! do smoking hotels really still exist?? Noisy trains running most of the night: Not there fault but still very noisy. Worst customer service I have ever experienced considering Im a very seasoned business traveller. Breakfast: utterly awful go somewhere else its cold and little choice. If I were you avoid this total dump at all costs. If it hadnt been for a great day at Harry Potter studios locally I would have been depressed to stay here and considering I was on the top floor would have happily thrown myself out!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for Harry Potter Studios"
We stayed here last week and couldn't find any faults. We were greeted by lovely reception staff who allowed us to check in early as our room was ready. They also printed off directions for us. Being so close to a railway your obviously going to have a certain amount of noise but it didn't bother us too much. Breakfast was included in our stay and we […] found plenty of choice for adults and kids. Would definitely stay here again. Its a two min walk to the Harry Potter bus which was great :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I don't have any real issues other than the fire evacuation at 10pm. I normally wouldn't have any issue at all however due to the few number if guests plus the fact the staff took pictures of us stood outside, no fire engine arrived and there was no fire...I suspect it was a drill. Unimpressed....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good business option"
Fulfilled purpose very well, great location by the station for an evenings entertainment in london but good m1 access tooGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"holiday inn at watford"
lovely clean hotel would benefit from larger bar area and dining area too draughty as next to enterance and reception doesnt seem large enough for guest comfort overall good value and only negative was bar ? seating area. Next to station for quick day trip to London 15 minsGenuine Expedia guest review
"1 night stay for Harry Potter Tour"
Over priced for what it gives. Rooms are very basic but a nice comfy bed. Breakfast is very basic with no bacon and not very good quality. This hotel is good for a 1 night stay with no expectations, stop and go.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for station and Harry Potter Studio"
Stayed for 2 nights. Clear and well maintained room. Quiet area with a small amount of train noise (we were on the main entrance side of the building). Breakfast was ample to start you off for the day. Would use the hotel again and recommend to others. 2 minutes from the station and the Harry Potter shuttle bus stops outside the station. Town centre […] is 10 minutes walk away. The hotel has a small meal menu but there is a excellent Chinese restaurant in the next street. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for Harry Potter Tour"
A great example of a Holiday Inn Express. Smart, clean and good sized rooms. The main restaurants were a £5 can drive away and worth it as it is quite a long walk with kids in tow when your not sure how safe an area is. Breakfast was fine, a good selection minus any bacon but again good value. Our only complaint was being subjected to Blues Greatest […] Hits at 11pm - but a call to reception resolved this so couldn't really blame the Hotel for inconsiderate guests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"london & harry potter"
we stayed for 3 nights to have a day in london and a day at the harry potter studio tour. we couldnt have had a better base. watford junction station was just behind the hotel with regular trains to euston which only took twenty minutes and the studio tour was only a ten minute drive away. it was walking distance into watford town centre for restaurants […] etc.the hotel itself was very clean and comfortable and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend staying there.next time we come to london we would use this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy access to direct trains to London"
Excellent location for anyone planning to catch train into London as station is only 5 minutes walk. Also easy drive to Making of Harry Potter. However, location not the best for central Watford - in quite a run down area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Service& hotel very professional and relaxing"
Male Receptionist very nice & professional the location of our room was great especially as from reading other reviews rang ahead and asked for a room front facing away from train station noise . We ordered takeaway and sat downstairs in a friendly atmosphere Our room was stuffy with 4 sharing and when we put on the air conditioning too noisy to sleep […] so we had to sleep with window open , bit noisy from traffic . very basic facilities but all you need for a pit stop , we enjoyed our breakfast plenty to eat husband disappointed there was no bacon . I felt relaxed and child friendly in this hotel ideal for Harry potter world tour stop . The price of this hotel was amazing Thank you Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
got it on discount so very pleased. friendly helpful staff, reasonable price, good location for harry potter experience. surrounding area a bit non descript but convenient for trains to central london. would use again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Harry Potter Weekend"
Overall very good, a little noisy at times due to close proximity of railway station and food alittle pricy but location excellent for harry Potter studios which was purpose of our stay. Staff very couteous and hotel clean & modern. Recommend anyone to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient for Watford junction train station not even 5 minute walk away. Difficult for parking, but friendly staff and very helpful. We used it for a stop over after visiting Warner bros studios, which was a 15 min drive away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'll give 'em What ford!"
We used this hotel because it was so close to the Harry Potter studios. We had a 10 year old and a baby with us. The room was large, clean and functional, not luxurious but for the price you wouldn't expect that. The breakfast was brilliant, couldn't have asked for more. Staff friendly and helpful. Although the car park isn't very big, it is free. Very […] quiet for a hotel of this type, we think due to the size being quite a bit smaller than averge. Not the best neighbourhood! Wouldn't fancy walking around in the dead of night! We had a thoroughly enjoyable couple of nights there, and would definately stay again if we had a need to be in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stopover for the businessman!"
Very friendly service from reception upon arrival - organised a cab for me for the the following morning. The room I had - a double on the 5th Floor was very comfortable and very clean. Normall when I see the words "continental breakfast" together with the word "complimentary" I have low expectations for what I may find but much to my surprise it was […] a very good spread from fruits and yoghurt through lovely warm croissants to baked beans and more. I was sorry I was only passing through and staying for the one night! I can't see anyone other than business people using this hotel but if you are I can't recommend it highly enough - in a more exotic location I would use it regularly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location for all transport and good value for price. Fantastic for visit to Harry Potter Warner Brothers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More comfort from sofa bed"
We stayed 2 nights in the hotel in March. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean, towels replaced daily. Hotel was close to town center and railway station, also close to Wembley and The Making of Harry Potter which we had booked to visit. The only problem was the sofa bed. We had booked a family room and it is OK for smaller […] children but my children were both 15 and for them it was not sufficient, the mattress is far to thin and the support bars dug into your back. Overall though a very pleasant stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Short Break visiting relatives in London"
Typical Holiday Inn Express. Exactly what you need for a short stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, confusing parking."
Ask at reception before parking up for a voucher to display in your car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was impressed by the cleanliness of the hotel. The breakfast was ok but could have been better. The location was very good and close to Watford Junction train station. I would return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close for Harry Potter studios"
I was put off by being told to empty the car as it wasn't safe in the car park. However we did not have any problems at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good base for travelling in to London"
Excellent base for travelling to central London as it the hotel is a 2 minute walk to Watford Junction. Whilst parking at the hotel is limited there is an adjacent car park that the hotel use for only £3 per day. Self service cooked breakfast comprised of sausage, scrambled egg and beans with sadly no bacon, but given the cost it is still good value. Beds […] were very comfortable and we did not experience any noise at all during the night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Room a bit small for 4."
Hotel was okay, positioned right next to Watford Junction which has regular train to Euston station. Also very convenient for Warner Bros studios as a bus departs from Watford Junction each hour direct at 2 pounds return. Vickage road is also close by. Rooms were a little tight for 2 adults and 2 kids, Sofa bed was not comfortable. No mini bar or fridge […] in room. Breakfast was good. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel exceeded my expectations for the one brief night I stayed. It was modern, clean, light and spacious. Service was good and location great as 2 mins walk from Watford Junction train station, which has trains to london euston in 20 mins! only negative would be that check out is at 11am and not 12 noon, but cant complain !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great weekend at Watford Junction town"
had a great weekend easy access to London from Watford TownGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two night family stay"
God friendly staff, great large room train noise not a problem only heard it from about six onwards.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Right next to station, and easy to get to Watford centre. Very nice room as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel. Staff were friendly, hotel was neat and tidy and bed was comfy. Bar prices were reasonable and its location is just around the corner to Watford Junction Station (for access to London). The bus station is also really handy for getting a transfer to the Harry Potter Studios, which we primarily used it for. Some nice pubs and restaurants close […] by too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to work"
Very comfortable....definitely go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff were very helpful, letting us into the room early when we would otherwise have had to sit in the lobby. The room was clean and tidy, as was the rest of the hotel. Its not much to look at from the outside and the neighbourhood is a little rough round the edges but everything necessary is provided by the hotel. The breakfast in the morning […] is simple and tasty, although on the day of our trip the variety was quite small. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near to Warner Bros Tour to Harry Potter Land"
The receptionist was slow to retrieve our booking. I gave her my full name and she didn't check properly till her colleague came over and help her. She kept making mistake eg the 2 rooms that we booked were fully paid for but she didn't know and the same colleague had to walk over to her again and pointed that out to her after checking the system. We […] stayed for one night because of the Harry Potter Tour as the place was close to the location and the shuttle bus is just couple of minutes away. So most of the time we were out of the hotel. Overall satisfied with the hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Warner Bros studios"
Ideal for an overnight stay. Accommodation spotless with plenty of choice for breakfast. Might benefit from better transport links with Luton airport. We arrived in the early evening and had to get three buses to reach the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok for one night"
unhelpful staff. broken hair-dryer and no replacement. no maps of town available. nosy air conditioning.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall experience was great just what we wanted perfect location for transport links into central london. Hotel very clean and tidy staff friendly and helpfull. Room very comfortable bed good tv choice of channels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very helpful staff"
I stayed in the Holiday Inn after a work Christmas party. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room was very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two night wonder"
Stayed in many hotels but never experienced one like this where all meals were taken in the foyer!! Would like to have sat in a restaurant area and with more choice for hot breakfast. This is the reason for suggesting this hotel is better suited for business clients rather than for holiday visitors like myself. A quick meal and away. Our reason for […] choosing this hotel was to be within walking distance of the shuttle bus for the Harry Potter tour. A very pleasant stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Value and Service"
The hotel was easy to find and had adequate parking. We were advised that there was a complimentary breakfast which I have to say was great value. The room was spotless and extremely comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
good staff in reception . name is phlipGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel it self was very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Kind of annoying that you have to pay for WIFI in your room. They offer a package that includes internet and movies and everything else on the TV for a good deal. There is free WIFI in the lobby (I didn't not use it). There are not that many places to eat in the surround […] neighbourhood, I went to a pizza shop around the corner and it was horrible. The hotel is right beside the train station which was very convenient for me because I was travelling a lot from Watford during my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall, its good. I stayed here only for one night. Well received and i was explained about all the facilities (although i knew all this from previous stay). Gave details about car parking and wifi facilities without me asking about this. Only one disappointment is the treatment received at the breakfast time(unusual compared to my previous holiday […] inn stay). There was no greeting from the girl who was looking after the breakfast tablet and we were wondering what to do next and we waited for few min and decided to start taking stuff for breakfast, finished and left. Wondering whether anybody can walk and have breakfast and leave. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal for WB Studio Tour"
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Watford Junction as part of a weekend trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour. The hotel is very close to the train station and the studio tour transport link however it does rather feel like it is only accessible through back lanes you might not otherwise choose to walk along. The building itself is modern and we were […] greeted and checked in politely and quickly. The room was well proportioned, clean and light with everything we needed. My son and I arrived back from the tour quite late and the staff were extremely helpful, providing take-away menus and crockery for us. I would definitely come again and would recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel nicely situated for train station nice rooms very comfortable. Good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed at this hotel the night before a wedding, was very easy to find and had a great night's rest. Staff were friendly and helpful in every way possible, although I would advise to call ahead to confirm any special requests. Breakfast was great, way more choice than expected and food of very high quality. Would stay here again and definitely recommend […] this hotel to others. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No evening food"
The accommodation was fine and so was the location..even though it was very close to the train station and you had to keep the windows closed because of the noise . Not very happy with the evening service...no food was available and no restaurants were close by..needed to get cabs to town centre and back..and parking wasn't free either at the Hotel. […] Over all not a very good experience and I wouldn't recommend it sadly...but it was clean and breakfast was fine too.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for Warner Bros tour."
Have stayed in Holiday Inn Express before and as always the hotel was very clean, good size family room and the bonus of having breakfast included. Very close to the Harry Potter tour (only took 8 minutes from hotel) which was our main reason for booking. Great hotel service and friendly staff. Parking overnight included in price. The only thing we […] we're disappointed with was the beds - as there are two double beds ( one sofa bed) I have to share with my teenage daughter and my husband with my teenage son and the sofa bed was very uncomfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for Harry Potter!"
Excellent location for travelling into London and Harry potter - next door to Watford junction train station. Also a draw back as trains can be quite noisy with window open. No bath in room either which was disappointing. Overall though ideal for us as we had gone specifically to visit Harry Potter.Genuine Expedia guest review
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