Ratings based on 583 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Canada

Very well located hotel

Posted 14-Mar-2017
Pros: Hotel Staff service and support.
Cons: Second bed (sofa). Was not that great.
Location: Great location, walkable distance from train station. At least one pub around, the bus stop for the shuttle to Harry Potter WB studio tour is very nea
Very close to Watford Junction station. Hotel Staff was awesome, always willing to serve. The sofa I used as the second bed was not that comfortable but we made it. I would be there again if needed. Absolutely.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brighton

Good quality, reasonably priced hotel

Posted 06-Feb-2017
Pros: Very close to Watford Junction station and the bus to the Harry Potter sudio tour.
Cons: Larger beds and better quality orange juice and coffee for breakfast.
Location: Harry Potter studio tour.
We were three couples staying the night before visiting the Harry Potter studio tour. I chose the hotel due to it's proximity to both Watford Junction station and the bus stop for the studio tour and the reasonable price. The welcome from the staff was excellent and they were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The rooms were of a good size and very clean. Unfortunately, we found the beds very small ( I guess they must be a small double?) and the room uncomfortably hot over night. There is an air con unit but we chose not to put ot on due to the noise of the fan. Breakfast was included in the room rate and there was the usual selection of cereals, bread and hot food with enough variety to cater for us all. You can walk to Watford High street in 10-15 minutes and a taxi takes 5 minutes and cost us about £10. It's a basic hotel but I would use again if going on the studio tour.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

STAYED OVER NIGHT

Posted 27-Jan-2017
Pros: FREINDLY STAFF,CLEAN AND TIDY
Cons: ONLY THING I WOULD IMPROVE IS MORE PARKING SPACES
Location: GREAT FOR HARRY POTTER JUST 2MINS DOWN THE ROAD, 8MINS TO TOWN IF YOU DONT MIND WALKING.. PLENTY OF PLACES TO EAT OUT
We stayed overnight from taking my daughter and her friend to Harry Potter World as it was a birthday treat.We arrived early, weren't meant to check in til 3pm room was ready which was a bonus.Room was great, clean tidy girls loved it.Only thing i was worried about was being right at the back of Watford Junction turns out never heard a thing had a great night sleep .What more do you want for one night ! ,. would defantly come again.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Holiday Inn Watford Junction

Posted 22-Jan-2017
Hotel is convenient to Watford Junction, Harry Potter, Vicareage Rd etc. The area around the hotel is not exactly inspiring but hotel windows kept noise out. Breakfast was OK so basics of the hotel all fine, it was a convenient stopover and as at a good price it was OK.
3out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice and quite hotel and friendly staff.

Posted 25-Dec-2016
The hotel is situated near the watford junction train station was is very handy for us to get to london centre for all our visits.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Jan-2017 by Reception, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our staff accommodating. We look forward to see you again Rahim
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great hotel & convenient for Harry Potter Studios

Posted 17-Dec-2016 on Hotels
I was disappointed to find that there wasn't FREE parking at the hotel - we paid £5 for a one night stay. Not sure if that would have covered multiple nights or was a daily charge. However, the desk staff must be complimented on their attentive service. 10/10! They were very helpful with recommending somewhere local to eat - and what a great recommendation The Southern Cross turned out to be. Excellent breakfast included too - a great way to start the day before visiting the Harry Potter Studios.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Jan-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience for your stay. We appreciate your positive feedback of our staff, location and room. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards Rahim
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 12-Dec-2016 on Hotels
Good. Friendly staff. Nice selection at breakfast.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Dec-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the very near future. Yours sincerely, Rahim
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Harry Potter's Holiday Inn!

Posted 12-Dec-2016 on Hotels
Good location. Plenty of eateries nearby and close to studios
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Dec-2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad that we were able to make your visit great because the location, service and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the very near future. Yours sincerely, Rahim
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good hotel close to Watford Junction Station

Posted 10-Dec-2016 on Ebookers
We wanted a hotel close to Watford Junction Station so that we could get the Harry Potter bus to the studio tour. It was only about a one minute walk or two minutes if you are wearing high heels. Breakfast was listed as continental which contained normal items such as cereals, juice, fruit and yogurts but also included some hot items such as sausages, beans and scrambled eggs. Perfect food after a night out at the Harry Potter Great Hall Christmas Dinner. Well priced and positioned hotel for the railway station.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Recommended

Posted 09-Dec-2016 on Hotels
The hotel is what you would expect for a Holiday Inn Express. Lovely and clean. Comfortable. Staff friendly. However I feel the hot breakfast would be better with bacon and fried eggs. The sausage on offer was always cold and pasty, and the scrambled egg lumpy and congealed.