All hotels in Watford, England, United Kingdom
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19 Bridle Path, Watford, England, WD17 1UE, United Kingdom, ‏‎855-239-9222
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 330 reviews)

  • Cleanliness
    Quite clean
  • Vibe
    Awesome vibe
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Location
    Great location
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast is average
  • Food
    Food is not good

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"enjoyable stay"
Helpful friendly staff, lovely breakfast, beautiful, comfortable room
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 16, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for Harry Potter experience"
Perfectly located near train station & bus to Harry Potter experience, v clean, breakfast included
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 15, 2015
thomas
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Close to train station"
Good quiet 2 nights. Although why only 2 towels , 2 cups and one sugar when there are three of us in a room! Every time in a holiday inn it's the same. Limited breakfast choice. Not clear in site there is very limited parking (£5) but advisable to pre book!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 30, 2015
Tim
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Clean and tidy"
Staff were very professional. There were only 2 main problems we had with this hotel and that was the parking, there just isn't enough parking spaces so it's hit and miss as to whether or not you can park your car near the hotel. The other problem was the fact that the train station is a stone's throw away from the hotel. We were on the top floor and the noise from the trains was very loud, it almost sounded like the windows weren't there in the room. As for the surrounding area, it is in a very run down area so don't expect to just go walking around town and feel safe. We used it as a stop over for visiting Harry Potter world which is only a 9 minute drive away from the hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 25, 2015
lee
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Family room"
Stayed for one night in a family room. Staff very friendly. Room a bit small for a family of four otherwise good stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 17, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very close to Watford Junction"
A great hotel to stay in. Minutes away from Harry Potter and just 20 minutes train journey into London Euston. Will be using again later this year
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
Shatom
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Handy location"
Basic, functional hotel handy for Watford Junction station and Harry Potter studios. Good value with breakfast included - and free wifi which we hadn't expected but was welcomed by my teenagers.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
GH
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"The staff and the place."
Other staff are good one of the kitchen staff very rude on my son. My son is asking for a high chair for her little sister. The kitchen staff just shrug her shoulder and walked off. Leaving my son telling us that the kitchen stuff just ignored him. Reported to reception desk. Very apologetic. Really not good for a good well stablished Hotel! And no fridge!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 4, 2015
john
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel review"
Good pleasant stay, check - in staf polite and helpful, breakfast was a little wait at busy time, maybe should have been managed better, waiting for items of breakfast 20 minutes. Breakfast Staff polite and helpful. 3 adults and a child, had to ask for extra tea and coffee making facilities - only catered for two and had to collect (these items shoul have already been in the room) only one pillow each.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 14, 2015
Darren
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very happy"
I have no complaints about my stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 11, 2015
Martyn
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Working away"
Hotel was the standard of a holiday inn express that you would expect. Clean and tidy . Breakfast was ok
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Mar 4, 2015
John
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Back street hotel"
Average hotel, bit tired and shabby, staff all looked like they were new and thrown in at the deep end. The location was in a seedy looking back street.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 20, 2015
Ruth
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good location , lacks finishing touch"
Although the hotel is located very close to the railway and bus station it was very quiet, excellent for transport links to Harry Potter studio tour, the staff were very helpfull and pleasant . However the bedrooms could do with extra pillows as only one each was allocated, when we came down for breakfast it was chaos after eventually finding a table we then had to queue through the middle of the dinning area for aprox 10 mins for a self service buffet , the breakfast was better than expected serving hot and cold food , just a shame the room was not adequate .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 25, 2015
P M
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great little find!"
Lovely weekend in London including a visit to Harry Potter :) The hotel is a great economical base for a family trip. We will be back! X
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 20, 2015
Helen
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Clea hotel. Too busy and loud trains"
The room and the staff we talked to were great. It was very convenient for Harry potter studios that was the reason for the visit. However breakfast on our fast morning was overrun! The whole area was full-no tables, long queue for breakfast. Items ran out. Seemed to be a big school group but this should have been prepared for in advance! Other guests should not have had to suffer this! Inevitably being next to a train station equals trains. However it was pretty loud and I was woken several times through the night. Should be more warning of this when booking. I also resent having to pay £5 a day to park at a hotel. The car park was also tiny for the size of the hotel. That being said our overall trip was great and aside from all these moans everything else about the hotel was great. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 22, 2015
Fiona
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel,"
Excellent experience. Great on site parking for small charge of £5. Excellent rooms and excellent breakfast.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 17, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very convenient"
Booked the hotel for trip to Harry Potter studios. Very convenient location - a 5 minute walk from Watford Junction station. Helpful staff who provided us with a timetable for the shuttle bus to the Harry Potter studios.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 13, 2015
Georgie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Harry Potter studios perfect."
We had such a lovely time. Would defiantly recommend if you are going Harry potter studios. Room was lovely. Everything we needed :)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 6, 2015
Kirandeep
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"overnight stay"
stayed overnight, chose hotel for its location, being 2 minute walk to station, very clean and welcoming, breakfast Ok but not much choice
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 31, 2015
Paul
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Carpark Fees"
I was not impressed with having to pay a fee of £5 for the carpark which was situated around the back of the hotel and is privately owned. We had trouble finding the carpark to begin with too. I didn't find the warm welcome I was expecting on arrival. I was disappointed overall.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 25, 2015
Paul
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent, convenient and friendly"
The stay was great, the night staff were brilliantly helpful, I arrived at 22:30 with two shattered kids, Ravi was so kind and we were checked in fast and upstairs in our room without delay. We slept really well and I filled the kids up on breakfast before we headed to Harry Potter World for the day. It was convenient and clean, no issue with noise and the car-parking was reasonable in price, if a bit difficult to find.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jan 30, 2015
Amy
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Handy for Harry Potter"
Ideal location for the Harry Potter studio tour. Right beside the Watford Junction train station some noise from trains but not too much. Lovely friendly staff and very clean room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jan 28, 2015
Sean
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"wonderful service and quality."
the reception staff were welcoming and charming. they were most helpful and polite- a welcome surprise in a busy London setting. we are fans of Holiday Inn Express Europe wide - UK standards are every bit as good!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 16, 2015
john
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"overnight stop"
great stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Dec 22, 2014
neil
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome:)"
No complains :)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 31, 2014
Vishmay
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Recommended"
Room was spacious and clean. Service was great the staff were friendly and helpful. Convenient as it was near the train station. Frequent services London Euston which is less than half hr away
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends Dec 22, 2014
ShahrinSofian
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely staff. Room was clean and tidy. Nice food"
We came to stay on a bust December day. The staff welcomed us warmly and we had a lovely clean and tidy room on the top floor. Only problem was hearing the constant trains. Stayed with our daughter who had a lovely comfortable bed as was ours. Only other thing to moan about was only 4 pillows and only a few TV channels. A lovely hotel and a nice breakfast in like some hotels. Che k out is 11 too so had a lay in. Would happily recommend
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 26, 2014
kerry
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great customer service"
Stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend and found the staff were very friendly and completely accommodating for all our needs. The manager wenter out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and had enough food at breakfast. Would recommend if you want somewhere clean, relatively modern, well situated next to the station for easy travel to London and very reasonably priced when booked in advance.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2014
A Parmar
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Superb."
Myself and a friend came to see the world of Harry potter in Levensden. This hotel could not have been more perfect for our trip. Ideally located beside Watford Junction train station. There you can catch the shuttle bus out to the studio tour. For night time, just a short 10/15min walk into the pubs/restaurant area. Overall, exactly what we were after; clean, convenient and affordable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Nov 21, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice budget hotel close to station"
Very good budget hotel. Close to station, clean twin room, breakfast very good. Friendly staff. Would stay again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"It's ok"
We stayed in a family room the sofa bed was lumpy and made the room cramped. The main problem was the train noise which is quite frequent during the day time but increases with rush hour so be prepared for an early start after a disturbed nights sleep as the trains do run through out the night. Hotel room was tired looking.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 5, 2014
Karen
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Warm welcome"
We arrived here on a very cold day and received a lovely warm welcome from the receptionist. The hotel is lovely and modern and all the staff are very pleasant, loved this hotel location as it's so close to the station, so ideal. Would highly recommend this to everyone who wants to visit Harry Potter studio's as its so close.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 20, 2014
Angie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, friendly staff"
Nice hotel. Friendly and helpsul staff. The only problem we can think of was the noises from thr trains. The hotelk is very close to the train station and rail way tracks.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Oct 17, 2014
Mehrdad
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just the Ticket"
Great hotel for what we wanted. Rooms very clean and comfortable. The bathroom is a marvel of how much you can get into a small space. The hotel overlooks the railway station but there is very little noise from the trains and after an hour or so you do not even notice them. The staff are all very pleasant, knowledgeable and above all else friendly. The hotel has a limited menu for evening meals but what there is well cooked and tasty. Breakfast is well laid out with plenty of choice for those who want a continental breakfast. Cooked choices are limited but it is the same at all HI express hotels so this was not a problem. We stayed for two nights so that we could visit London and see a show. The train service from Watford is fast and regular. Also not too expensive. The hotel seems popular with families visiting the Harry Potter Theme Park and children seem well catered for at the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great value for Harry Potter trip"
Lovely room, very clean and modern. Noise from the station wasn't too bad. Great location for trips to Harry Potter studios tour.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 2, 2014
Victoria
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Holiday inn express"
Stayed one night with my young family. Disappointed that there were no facilities to heat my baby's food. Simply told "we can't do that". We feel that the real risk of food poisoning from inadequately reheated food is far more likely and more dangerous than over heating...I know of no parent who doesn't check the temperature before giving food to their baby. The room was also overbearingly hot ad although an air conditioning fan was there the temperature never dropped. On checking out a business man was asked "how was your stay?" We were left with "there's nothing to pay" and a turned shoulder.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 1, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ok night"
Good hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Sep 27, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
A really excellent stay. The staff couldn't do enough for us. Really impressed.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 28, 2014
Ellard
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely hotel. Second time we've stayed. Very friendly staff. Lovely breakfast included. Great location to the station and 15 mins walk from the shopping centre
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 19, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Everything you'd expect"
Perfectly clean and tidy, well located for town centre and train station ........ not the greatest part of the world though
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 13, 2014
Simon MK
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very happy staying at this hotel,easy to get to central London and surrounding areas. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good quality breakfast. Will stay hear again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 12, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Overnight stay"
Overall good value of pre-booked. Parking minimal and very tight spaces.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 1, 2014
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Lack of facilities"
Most of the facilities were not available eg. Restaurant, due to all regular staff being on a night out! We were handed take away menu's at reception. Would not recommend this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2014
Neil
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good service, close to London overground station."
Stayed one night after Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. Hotel ideally placed for the London Underground. Would use again if visiting London for a day or two. Probably would not use as a base for a longer holiday though as local area not the best. Staff friendly and efficient, excellent breakfast, reasonably priced parking close by.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Aug 23, 2014
UK Ken
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Convenient but noisy"
Rooms very nice well equipt and comfortable but very noisy. Windows need better sound proofing from the railway station. Breakfast ok - no bacon:-( and juice machine out of order so no fruit juice would have been nice to have seen hotel replace with jugs of juice whilst machine was fixed.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 24, 2014
sarah
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
This a hotel in a great location right by the train station and walking distance to high street and Cassiobury Park. Clean hotel and great breakfast. Staff were friendly and helpful. A great stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 21, 2014
Trudy
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
Staff very friendly and helpful, we had dinner here and although choice is limited, it was well cooked and presented. We chose it for its close proximity to the Warner Bros Studio Tour which is only 10 minutes away. We were on top floor so it was quiet and we all had a good night's sleep.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 19, 2014
granny51
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Weekend break"
A fantastic stay in a great hotel. Warm, quiet, incredibly clean and comfortable room. Friendly, helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. A great place to stay. Thank you- we will come back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 16, 2014
Jules
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
The staff friendly and helpful, room bright and clean, bed comfortable, breakfast very good. Perfect location for Harry Potter Studio and close to the train station.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Aug 13, 2014
Sebastian
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Staff and management style"
The Management were very helpful and customer oriented. Staff were very professional and helpful. Would highly recommend staying there. The breakfast was great and stay for large group very friendly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 15, 2014
TrasaO
GB
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