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Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29

M5 Jct. 29 Guardian Road Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE England
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 23 hotels in Exeter
Travellers' Choice
Enjoy value and convenience at the Holiday Inn Express Exeter hotel, located just outside Exeter with good transport links. Our modern hotel is situated by a small lake just off junction 29 of the M5 and 5 minutes' drive from Exeter International Airport. There's plenty of complimentary parking on site and you can take advantage of the local park and ride bus service to get into Exeter's cosmopolitan city centre. Fill up at Holiday Inn Express Exeter's breakfast with hot items, served from 6.30am in our Great Room and included in all room prices. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel making staying in touch a breeze and you can host business events in our 3 naturally lit meeting rooms. Holiday Inn Express Exeter is the only hotel to be located in Exeter Business Park and we're also conveniently placed for meetings at the Met Office, 5 minutes' walk away. Make the Holiday Inn Express Exeter hotel your handy stop-off if you're travelling to or from Cornwall. Our friendly Front Desk staff can help you plan days out to nearby Dartmoor National Park and the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, Holiday Inn Express Exeter's sleek Great Room bar is a welcoming spot to mingle with friends. Retire to your newly refurbished, air-conditioned Guest room to unwind with complimentary tea and coffee and watch TV on your 32-inch flatscreen.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Lithuanian, Polish


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Grade: 39 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
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Morser221 wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom1,055 contributions155 helpful votes
It can be very difficult reviewing the hotel during these times. Hotels have a critical role for key workers. Quite what defines a key worker at the moment I am not too sure! But in the true definition of one, I am it. The hotel is functioning perfectly well. The rooms are well appointed, parking is ample, cleanliness absolutely perfect. A collection service for dining is available – appreciated and welcome – the menu however does leave a little bit to be desired for us vegetarians – but still – it's better than the alternatives. My concern is the activity of the other guests. Predominantly they are in the construction trade it would seem. A significant amount of loitering in public areas, especially at breakfast time, there is no regulation or control over these guests. On two occasions I choose not to have breakfast to avoid being around too many people. If I became ill, it would have potentially catastrophic affects. Breakfast is reasonably well thought out, sadly no vegetarian option on the hot roll side of life (some vegetarian sausages would be good with in a bun) but I do understand that these times are as they are – so I just chose to eat meat for the time being. Staff are as always very friendly, very welcoming, and doing an exceptional job in challenging circumstances.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
espice46 wrote a review Oct 2020
Godalming, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
What can I say, what a wonderful hotel very clean, rooms lovely. Staff very friendly and helpful. We stayed for a night as a stop gap. Would definitely recommend it and will be coming back. One off the best places we have stayed. Thank you holiday inn for a great experience
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
teejay11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom813 contributions277 helpful votes
Average Holiday inn ok for two tight for a family Check in was freindly and quick. The Bar Restaurant has no atmosphere, The Breakfast was good considering the Covid measures, Car park was good plenty of spaces.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Hi teejay11, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting a candid review. While I am glad that you appreciated your check-in experience as well as our breakfast and parking, I was also concerned to read your comments about our restaurant. I understand your dismay, and I am sorry. This is not the frictionless experience that we wanted for all our guests. I will make sure to share your comments with our team for the necessary improvements needed on our end. Thanks again, and I still hope you would give us another chance in the future. Mike F. Case Manager IHGService
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Mark M wrote a review Oct 2020
Bacup, United Kingdom58 contributions18 helpful votes
Fantastic location. Great friendly staff. Very courteous and helpful. Good size room , bed comfy , fresh and clean linen . Good shower . Covid 19 Breakfast.. You guys have nailed this issue .. Your system works . Although I did hear a lady complaining to her husband . ( I don’t think she understands the issues with covid) Well done . I would definitely recommend this hotel I will be back. 👍👍👍
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Date of stay: October 2020
_davidius61 wrote a review Oct 2020
Shropshire, United Kingdom312 contributions282 helpful votes
Have stayed here several times in the past but this was the first stay since Covid lockdown earlier in the year. Stayed 4 nights and found the measures taken by staff to be good. Pleasant welcome, good service at dinner in the lounge. Limited menu but good quality light meals. Plenty of parking and pub across the car park. Would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$51 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Nearby attractions include Brightfire Pottery (1.1 km) and Devon Heritage Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller and Carter, Pinhoe Hoard, and Exeter Exeter (m5, Jn 29) Brewers Fayre.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29 offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval Exe Bridge (4.5 km), St Catherine's Chapel and Almshouses (4.1 km), and The House that Moved (4.7 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.