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Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel

M5 Jct. 29 Guardian Road Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#9 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
Paid private parking on-site
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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Martin wrote a review Nov 2021
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Holiday Inn for an unplanned stay but there was no suitable room available. Emily went out of her way to find accommodation for us at an alternative hotel. As many of the restaurants in the area were closed (9pm), we returned to Holiday Inn for a meal and, despite their kitchen having closed, Emily went out of her way yet again to provide us with a meal. She was exceptionally helpful, friendly and efficient and went beyond her duties to help us. I hope that the management of Holiday Inn are aware of her excellent customer services and initiative and that she is recognised as the valuable member of staff that she is. Thanks Emily.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Malcolm H wrote a review Oct 2021
Bridport, United Kingdom32 contributions19 helpful votes
Nothing wrong with the Hotel, the staff were lovely especially Eve who helped us order food. It was the bed, so hard and not big enough for two. I’m a big bloke 6’ 4 but I have never had such a bad nights sleep in a hotel. Very convenient for watching Exeter Chiefs walking distance, that was only why we stayed there
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Derek S wrote a review Sep 2021
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Hotel... Location poor Price very much overpriced paid £420 for 3 nights b and b weds to Sat at the end of September... Other more quality hotels 25% less but full. Breakfast disgusting raw sausage beans and scrabbled egg cold.. It's a free for all with no segregation and sanitation of cutlery...pick your items out of box and help your self to food... No ventilation.... Gel points empty even days after pointing it out. Booked through booking .co...no mention of charge for car parking £5 a day No mention of charge for dog untill I arrived Price made up of breakfast accomadation and wi fi to find if booked direct no charge for wi fi A total rip off waste of money ...basic hotel on industrial estate...charge for your dog but no exercise area.... Place filthy with car park full of waste packaging from local take away.. never seen it cleaned Room light fittings broken...window hook broken....towel dirty was exchanged on arrival... Tv in room located so you could not view it from your bed.... In all terrible experience..need a holiday to recover
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tony N wrote a review Sep 2021
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a let down, stayed 3 nights £578 small room overcooked everything at breakfast Pint shandy, white wine + coke £18.00, two bottles coke £5.60 seems like there making up for lost turnover in lockdown. Wife is vegitarian restraunt next door steak house! Based on industrial estate carpark £5 a night and was full of white vans whose drivers were having BBQ's on the grass verge. What acrap place for vistitors.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Alex Marsden, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel
Responded 14 Sep 2021
Dear Guest. Thank you for leaving a TripAdvisor review from your stay. I am sorry to hear your thoughts from the stay. Our prices for food & beverage are consistent with other hotel brands. It is also true we have a Miller & Carter Steak restaurant next door. Whilst also serving our own food menu 5pm-9pm. We do also have many visitors who drive white vans. We do not vet this beforehand. Thank you for your time.
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Przemek1985 wrote a review Aug 2021
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom37 contributions11 helpful votes
I was staying with my family over 3 nights in this property. Room very small, breakfast not great. Nothing to eat really - bacon, sausages, scrambled egg and beans - that's all from hot items. Cold section looks not even better very small choice for price that you paying for. Staff friendly and this is only one positive thing of this property. Definitely will never back there. Stay away - save money - go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Poor Breakfast
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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, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller and Carter, Pinhoe Hoard, and Brewers Fayre.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel 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, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The House that Moved (4.7 km), The Medieval Exe Bridge (4.5 km), and St Catherine's Chapel and Almshouses (4.1 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29, an IHG hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.