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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed there for one night. Very easy to find and only 2 minutes from the M1". You have to pay for parking given the proximity to the airport, but wide spaces. I could hear the aeroplanes from my room. Lovely room and a large reception and dining area. Breakfast starts at 04:30am. Very hAndy stay for airport or commuting further...

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked park and stay with Holiday Inn. Got a great price. Arrived Friday night and greeted very nicely by two gentlemen at reception. Booked in quickly and efficiently, nothing too much trouble. Ordered food from the restaurant to take to our room. Again quick and efficient, food lovely and fresh, room clean and warm- couldn't fault it if we wanted....

Thank Andy A
Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an early start or late return at East Midlands Airport this is the place. We have now used it twice and would never consider anywhere else. It is geared up for the needs of passengers travelling early or returning late. The staff are first class and you can arrange to leave your car there when you will...

Thank 128archibalds
HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, 128archibalds! Thank you for your five star eview for our hotel. I'm really happy to hear you had returned to us and this was your second visit. It sounds like we did not dissapoint, which is fantastic. We aim to cater for all guests so providing an early start breakfast from 4AM, we want to give even the early...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sleep, park and fly. Parking with jet 2 free transfers on the bus. The hotel was everything we needed for a over night stay. Rooms a little small but who cares when your only staying over the night. Staff friendly, rooms extremely clean. My only grumble was the pillows... one thin and soft and the other large...

Thank daisy h
HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello daisy h, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear how hassle-free your stay was with your hotel accommodation and parking. I hope the size of our rooms did not affect the peaceful ness of you sleep in our newly refurbished bedrooms. We offer pillow choices in order for all of our guests to get that decent...

Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself is nice and clean and as expected. We had an email to say that our arranged car parking had been changed. On our arrival at hotel, I asked for directions to new car park. I was told just follow directions for the other, they're all together. Left in plenty of time the next morning to find there...

Thank GillMasefield
HolidayInnExpressEMA, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, GillMasefield Thank you for taking time to write us a review for your stay. It is deeply concerning about how you were misinformed regarding your parking at the airport, this is not a regular occurrence and the matter will be looked into. On this occasion there appears to have been some miscommunication and I agree feeling stress and annoyance...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you need an overnight stop before flying off somewhere this is definitely the place. Nice clean comfortable rooms nice restaurant and bar and brilliant staff.Also the parking package is good as well with reliable transportation too and from the airport.

Thank jsmed51
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, jsmed51! Thank you very much for your review for our hotel. I am really happy to hear how great your stay was, particularly the clean and comfy bedrooms. I'm pleased to see you had the opportunity to tgry out our fantatic Park Stay & Go parking pacakge. I expect out no-hassle combination of accomodation and parking plus transfers made...

Reviewed 19 October 2016

2 nights' car parking fees were very kindly deducted from my bill when I happened to mention that the air-conditioning unit had been making strange noises when switched off - not necessary but very much appreciated. Very good service.

Thank lancysue
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, lancysue! Thank you for your review for our hotel. It's unfortunate to hear about the unpleasantness experienced with your air conditioning unit. Maintenance regularly do checks to maintain the upkeep of the hotel. I am really pleased however to hear about the service you had received from our staff afterwards upon departure. We thoroughly do the best we can...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I spent a pleasant few days here, not expensive and breakfast inclusive in my price I found the place friendly and clean. I would recommend it as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive Radison close by.

Thank sam1919152
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, sam1919152! Thank you very much for your five star review for our hotel. I am glad to read your had found your days spent with us to be pleasant. This would not be the case without the friendly and committed team we have here. I hope we can welcome you back, particularly if you are next in the East...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

So I booked this hotel as I like the consistency of Holiday Inn hotels but the other two I normally use which are closer to the office were fully booked. Staff were really friendly, receptionist greeted me and was very efficient in checking me in, explained breakfast times and gave me good instructions to find my room. The room was...

Thank DarrenCBristol
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, DarrenCBristol! Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you chose ourselves out of reputable sources. I sounds like you made the right decision. I am happy to read our staff were very welcoming, efficient and instructive right from the moment you checked in, to your evening meal and bar service right through to check out. Our housekeeping...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed at the HIE,because we had an early morning flight. Room was very good,comfortable bed. Breakfast was okay but could have been a bit more adventurous. The scrambled egg was not quite done. Having said that I would stay here again because of the locality to the airport.

Thank johnHarlock
HIEMA_Deputy, Manager at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, responded to this review

Hello, johnHarlock! Thank you so much for your five star review for our hotel. I'm pleased to hear you chose us before your early flight the following day. I hope you had a fantastic holiday after spending a night in one of our comfortable beds. Rest assured, breakfast is always under review with us. We appreciate all feedback. I expect...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to contemporary Holiday Inn Express hotel at East Midlands Airport. With a great location, comfortable public areas & air conditioning in all guestrooms, you re sure of a great visit. We're just one mile from the airport and 35 miles from Alton Towers. Each of our 90 newly refurbished guestrooms have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children under 12 & feature a double bed and pull out sofabed, flat screen TVs, an en-suite with power shower, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included so you can help yourself to the Express Start buffet. For your convenience we also offer on-site car parking packages. The Holiday Inn Express' location is perfect for meetings with both the M1 Motorway & East Midlands Airport just minutes away ensuring easy access for delegates. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is served by major airlines including Jet2, Ryanair and Thomson so we regularly welcome international guests for meetings in our 4 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 40 delegates. The Great Room is an informal place in which to relax with breakfast, chill out with a drink from the bar or enjoy an evening meal from our tasty menu. Our hotel is also a great location for visiting Derby and Nottingham, Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Open Air Market, the Peak District or Alton Towers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

Address: Hunter Road, Castle Donington DE74 2TQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Price Range: RM236 - RM516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Hotel Castle Donington
Express Castle Donington
Holiday Inn Derbyshire
Castle Donington Holiday Inn
Express East Midlands Airport
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Business Hotel in Castle Donington
#6 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
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