There were four of us staying to attend a gig the following day. The room was clean and pleasant if a little small. However, for one night it was adequate. There was a double bed and a sofa bed, but you could only get out of the sofa bed on one side. I felt that the adults in the party were catered for but the children (in our case our 16 year old daughter and her 15 year old friend!) were overlooked. Only one pillow each on the sofa bed, only 2 cups with the tea making facilities - in fact there were only 2 T bags and 2 milk sachets - a little on the mean side. We also felt that as it was a family room perhaps hot chocolate sachets might have been available for younger pallets. We rang down to reception and I have to say that pillows and extra T bags were delivered swiftly. In fact, the staff were very efficient and friendly - apart from one older lady in the breakfast area in the morning, but there's always one. However, here was our biggest problem; the girls tried the sofa bed and were uncomfortable with the fact that they kept rolling together, therefore we, the adults, said that we would sleep in the sofa bed - oh my, what a mistake. I don't think either of us slept a wink - the most uncomfortable bed we have ever slept in (& we go wild camping). The sofa bed was not adequate for anybody, unless perhaps they were 2 under 5s.
Unfortunately, maintenance was required in the shower, the shower head slid down the holder, so the only place it pointed, unless you balanced it very carefully, was at your feet. My husband, managed to balance it, much to his regret, as the safety button on the shower wasn't working either and therefore the water reached super temperatures and he burnt his shoulder! The breakfast area is too small for the size of the hotel which meant there were always people waiting to be seated - I understand that this was an 'express' hotel but the breakfast was poor.
The bar was reasonlably priced and the location of the hotel is superb. Just across the lights is Regents Park Rd with lots of places to eat - Delisserie, a New York deli & grill place was our choice which catered for all of us and was great.
To sum it up, would not stay in an express again. It could be ok if you were staying with no children and you weren't bothered about breakfast. For the difference in money we would stay in a Holiday Inn - in fact we have stayed in the Holiday Inn just down the road in Wembley and the experience was much better than the difference in money would suggest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prominently located at Henly's Corner - the intersection of A41 Finchley Road and A406 North Circular - and being located outside the Congestion Zone, the hotel offers superb road network links into Central London and to all major motorways (M1, M4,M11 & M25) The hotel offers its guests secure car parking facilities on site. Situated within minutes of Golders Green Tube Station, the hotel also has excellent airport and Central London connections via National Express Coaches & the Underground network. With its close proximity to the newly opened Wembley Stadium Complex and Emirates Stadium, the hotel is the ideal venue for accommodation & meetings prior or after events. For local area entertainment, there are a wide variety of restaurants, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and historic pubs & venues. Kenwood House, RAF Museum, Alexandra Palace, Highgate & Kinloss United Synagogue are but to mention a few. The hotel offers 83 fully air-conditioned, spacious bedrooms boasting comfort at budget prices. All bedrooms are en-suite with power showers and benefit from high speed internet access with WIFI connectivity, satellite TV, radio, dial direct telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.Our hotel is expertly designed for total accessibility to all. Our meeting room facilities feature natural daylight and have state of the art audio/visual equipment & lighting. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express London - Golders Green North Hotel London
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