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Holiday Inn Preston
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Preston
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“A good hotel, unless you have a car.”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

This is a perfectly fine Holiday Inn with reasonable rooms, restaurant, bar etc. The staff are friendly and the hotel is situated very close to the city centre.

I stayed on a Saturday night and there was quite a lot of noise coming from the corridors, particularly from people returning back from clubs at 2 or 3am and thinking it was fine to have a loud conversation outside my door. This is hardly the fault of the hotel though.

What really lets the hotel down is the parking facilities, or rather the lack of parking facilities. I arrived late evening at 11:30pm and found that the car park only had space for between 25 and 30 cars. All of the parking bays were full so I went into the hotel to ask where to park and was instructed to go to the bus station car park across the road. This is a very undesirable car park and not one that I would like to walk through again late at night.

If you were arriving in Preston on the bus, then this hotel would be fine, but if you're driving then look for an alternative. If you are looking for a stop off point on the M6, then go to the Holiday Inn Lancaster instead.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights, lovely room, very clean & comfortable. Very centrally located. Not many parking spaces, had to park in the town centre streets on the Saturday night!
My only negative comment that was it was rememberence Sunday and being married to someone in the armed forces the 2 minute silcence was very important to me. While obseving this in my room the maid continued to hover and move furniture throughout this in the room next door.
However this would not put me off returning.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Mystras, Greece
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Very clean rooms although very much on the miniscule side. i would hate to share with my wife as it was a bit of a struggle to accommodate myself and luggage never mind doubling it up!

Situated next door to the bus station the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the center of Preston which is a huge disappointment (full of kebab takeaways run down pups and boarded up shops) i was more than a little surprised how run down Preston seems at night.

The hotel offers only in the region of 30 car parking spaces therefore if you are not one of the lucky ones you have to park in the NCP car park over the bus station (at your own risk)

The hotel staff were very helpful and polite but if i ever stay in the area again i would stay 20 miles up the road in Lancaster!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

This hotel is next the bus station and within easy walking distance of the centre of Preston.
The hotel is very functional and lacks any character of interest. The rooms are well soundproofed so the location next to the bus station creates no noise problems.
The breakfast options are reasonable and include options for vegetarians.
My main problem with this hotel is that I did not get the 7am morning call which I had asked for at reception. For this reason I have given a low score for service.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Holiday Inn Preston was an awesome hotel for the 2 nights which I stayed here. The food was brilliant and the location was amazing. The rooms were very quiet and the service was very good. However, the rooms and toilets were a bit small. The rooms were nicely decorated and the view from the room was good.The beds were amazing and the variety of TV channels was good. If I come to Preston again, I will surely stay here.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Holiday Inn Preston
Address: The Ringway, Preston PR1 3AU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Preston
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Preston
Price range (per night): $86 - $179
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Preston 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Preston, a modern and stylish hotel providing a great place to stay & value for money in the City Centre, close to University Central Lancashire; an ideal location for both business and for leisure. Holiday Inn Preston hotel is fully air-conditioned with all bedrooms offering high speed internet access & Wi-Fi is available in our bar lounge. With a full service Restaurant, Bar, Lounge and 24-hr room service, we can cater for all of your requirements. The Ringway Bar & Grill provides a perfect place to dine, experiencing fantastic food & excellent customer service. For leisure and family breaks the Hotel is a short distance from the Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston North End F.C, and Preston Golf Club. The Holiday Inn Preston hotel is an ideal base to enjoy the Lancashire Countryside. Our strong rail and motorway links provide short journeys to Blackpool, the Ribble Valley, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.The Holiday Inn Preston hotel offers facilities for disabled guests along with accessible bedroom.The new Meetings & Training Centre provides the ideal venue for all business needs; with wi-fi access, unlimited refreshments, natural daylight and desired privacy. ... more   less 
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