Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel

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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Ballymena Road M 2 Jct.1, Antrim BT41 4JG Northern Ireland
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Car recommended
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Shaun S wrote a review Jun 2023
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply a holiday inn with 5 star staff, attentive to your needs, friendly, and welcoming.
Rooms clean and tidy, great selection of drinks and nothing, nothing is too much trouble.
The menu has a varied selection, the food is of of very good standard, service impeccable.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jun 28, 2023
Hi 617shauns, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving such wonderful feedback! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the staff are getting some recognition for all their hard work. I hope we can welcome you back again very soon! Kind regards Hannah Holiday Inn Express Antrim
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gayacorn wrote a review Sep 2020
plymouth
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is situated next to Junction One Retail Outlet which is a 5 minute drive from the centre of Antrim which is where we were visiting family so it was perfect location wise. We were greeted by Andrew - what a helpful and informative young man. In fact all the staff at the hotel could not do enough to help. It must be difficult for them in these uncertain times but they all went about their jobs with smiles on their faces and were friendly and helpful.

Our room had a double bed, a shower, there was also a hairdryer and a kettle but no tea coffee etc but these were available from reception if you needed them. Breakfast was included in the room rate. It was outstanding. A choice of a full fried breakfast along with tea, coffee, water, different juices. A variety of cereals, toast, croissants, muffins, yoghurt and and cheese. We were very impressed! They even had ‘Grab and go’ bags to take food with you and cardboard cups to take away hot drinks.

We would definitely stay here again. The Holiday Inn should be proud of their staff - they are an asset to the company 😁
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Hello gayacorn Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback, I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, Andrew will be pleased to read your comments as well as the rest of our team. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us We hope to welcome you back again soon Kind Regards Leeann
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Vir Thanki wrote a review Jun 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located just north of Antrim, which is just off the M2 motorway. This makes it convenient to get to and from Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland too.
The central location within Northern Ireland makes it easy to travel within the province, as we were able to drive along the Causeway coast, with Londonderry as our final destination and were easily able to come back to the hotel.

In addition, it is also perfectly possible to travel into Ireland, as we managed to visit Dublin for a day by car, which we had rented.

The service was spot on, the staff were at hand and who can resist the Northern Irish accent. Very hospitable.

There were a few issues with our room card not working, it was solved quickly. However, there are only a few members of staff that work at the reception and at breakfast. It could be argued that more staff needed to be hired to have someone manning the reception whilst breakfast is being served.

The room was clean. The cleaners seem to do a brilliant job. However, it could be seen that the carpets had a few stains (tea or coffee perhaps), which may just be very difficult to remove.

Tea and coffee is available, along with complementary shower gel/shampoo and of course hand wash.

The breakfast had enough options for lactovegetarians like us, with a variety of teas, milk, coffee, yogurt, toast and so on. Fruit too!
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms away from the motorway (M2) are probably quieter.
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jun 29, 2022
Hello Virthanki, Thank you for this wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to do and see everything you wanted. We are currently recruiting for more front of house staff and hope to have this issue resolved quickly, thank you for your feedback. Kind Regards Shannon Holiday Inn Express
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Leonard R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to dust storms in Gran Canaria our flights with Jet 2 were delayed by 48 hours and we were put up in the Holiday Inn. The staff on duty coped admirably with a sudden influx of approx 60 additional guests at short notice! We were quickly checked in and advised that there would be food available for us shortly. We found the room bright, clean and reasonably spacious. When we came down we found that the Hotel had managed to put together a buffet with chicken wings, sausage rolls,spring rolls etc which was fine given the short notice. We spent two nights at the Holiday Inn and were fed well and looked after by friendly cheerful staff. If you ever need to spend a night or two somewhere close to the airport you cloud do a lot worse than the Holiday Inn!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Diane M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Hello Leonard Thank you so so much for your kind words, Its means so much to us to know that you appreciated our team. Although it was unfortunate circumstances, I hope that you were able to get to Gran Canaria in the end . We would love to welcome you back to stay with us in the future Thank you again Leeann
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Phil Wilks wrote a review Feb 2020
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After our flight was cancelled through adverse weather conditions we were transferred to this hotel from Belfast for two nights.
On arrival we were greeted by Evan Clayton and Cameron Quigley on reception , they were extremely attentive and accommodating to our needs thus making our stay even better. The hotel is very comfortable and food excellent. Phil and Sharon Wilks
Derek and Hazel Knight.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Diane M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Hi Folks, Thanks for the lovely comments. The boys are great, glad they made your stay even better. Hope to have you stay again under better circumstance. Thanks, Andrew
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jon s wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is what it is a Holiday inn express on retail park near a motorway . But It is clean and peaceful and the Staff were so nice Andrew when I checked in and another young lad behind the bar when I returned later in the day for a Drink . The Room was as you would expect but nothing to complain of. The Breakfast which was included was in these covid restricted times great they they had really nailed it, to be honest the fuss some hotels are making of it, I was in two minds as whether to bother but here it was a pleasure and considering the reasonable cost of the room a real bonus . The only reason I would not make this my first choice in the area for future visits would be if it were summer ,as there is no air con and the window does not open fully - clearly this was not a issue in October
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Hi jonsO3145MP, Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate this a lot and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I must say I am really proud of our team during this period. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andrew
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David T wrote a review Feb 2020
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 2 nights stay at this hotel for a visit to see our son who lives in Antrim. The hotel is about 15 minutes drive from the airport and easy to get into central Belfast from. At reception we were welcomed by Leanne who was very friendly and when we mentioned we intended to eat out she gave us recommendations for the evening meal. There are a number of decent places to eat and drink within walking distance of the hotel. The bedrooms were well appointed and the bed comfortable. The quality of the breakfast was also very good. After the 2 nights we went home feeling very refreshed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Diane M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Hi David T, Thanks for the first class review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am also so happy to hear Leeann was helpful during your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks again, Andrew
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scenic cruising wrote a review Oct 2020
Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Antrim. Located just off the M2 motorway, it's a very good base for touring Northern Ireland.
The room was your typical HI Express style.
The included breakfast was great, including boxed cereals, juice, yogurts, croissants, muffins, toast, tea and coffee. Staff will take your order for a hot breakfast and serve straight to your table.
The hotel staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The only names I can remember are Leeann who checked us in and explained everything to us in detail regarding new procedures because of covid. And also Andrew who always greeted us with a friendly hello! A great little hotel and I would recommend to my friends and family.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Hello Scenic_Crusing Thanks so much for your lovely review of our hotel and lovely comments about our team. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us I hope to welcome you back again soon Kind Regards Leeann
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Ailoc wrote a review Feb 2020
County Dublin, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was attending a cheerleading competition with my daughter, the holiday inn was the closest and most reasonably priced hotel in the area.
Staff at check in were efficient, friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and suited our needs very well. Breakfast in the morning was of good quality, hot and tasty.
Over all we had a lovely stay and would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane M, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Hello Ailoc Thank you so much for leaving us some great feedback, I am so pleased that you found our team Great, and that you enjoyed our breakfast. It was great to have you with us We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Kind Regards Leeann
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judith c wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We choose this hotel due to its proximity to the airport as I was travelling from Newcastle upon Tyne with my 87 year old disabled mother. We were meeting my brother and his partner who were travelling up from Shannon in their vehicle and the free and plentiful parking was an added bonus.
The hotel was super, rooms disabled friendly, and breakfast fresh and plentiful. But it was the staff who stood out for us and everyone we met couldnt have been more helpful. A special mention must go to Hannah and Laura who went over and beyond to make our stay a real pleasure and a lot easier for me Thankyou
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane McMullan, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Antrim - M2, JCT.1, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jul 20, 2022
Thank you for your kind response, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself with us and I'll make sure to pass on your compliments to Hannah and Laura for you. We're always glad to hear we've put a smile on a guests face! Take care and we hopefully will see you again! Kind Regards, Reception, HIEX Antrim
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Answer from Shaun S
Bathgate, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Ask the reception, they are so helpful I am sure they would try and sort you something.
Carla T asked a question Jul 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom
Is there availability tonight
Vir Thanki asked a question Jun 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom51 contributions19 helpful votes
Do you have Air Conditioning in your rooms with a sofabed?
Answer from edric c
Isle of Man, United Kingdom10 contributions36 helpful votes
Not in our room the staff are so helpful just send e mail the hotel is across the road from shops selling everything you can think off but if you have a specific reason to need a fridge they will help,
Kevin L asked a question Dec 2018
Enniskillen, United Kingdom16 contributions17 helpful votes
Is there a restaurant and bar, Thanks
Answer from lee_susan47
Belfast, United Kingdom35 contributions12 helpful votes
Yes it has both. There is also a restaurent next door and one just across the road.
kindredspiritIreland wrote a tip Apr 2023
County Limerick, Ireland30 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect place."
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Vir Thanki wrote a tip Jun 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom51 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms away from the motorway (M2) are probably quieter."
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David S wrote a tip Apr 2022
Vilnius, Lithuania10 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just ask at reception"
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John McKeone wrote a tip Dec 2019
Kildare21 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Were on the Second Floor and it was very quiet."
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edric c wrote a tip Nov 2019
Isle of Man, United Kingdom10 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked the ground floor but had no view"
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C$192 - C$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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