From the outside this hotel does not look promising - a fairly anonymous square block on a far from picturesque Stevenage dual carriageway. But inside it's a lot more impressive with a modern, airy, open reception. The rooms are clean, comfortable, modern and well appointed (especially with the 'executive' upgrade). Had an excellent peaceful night - would gladly stay here again in future.
Traveller from NW coast.
Close to the heart of Stevenage, the contemporary Holiday Inn Stevenage hotel is located off Junction 7 A1(M) with easy bus & …More
Easy walking distance to the rail station, although we had to use a cab because of the volume of luggage we had. Near by food establishments. Room was reasonably sized (especially compared to the room in Chiswick we had two years ago). Beds were comfortable. I made an error when I booked and the room only had one bed, and I needed two. The staff quickly moved us into another room with no issue.
Stevenage is a great place to stay to be near London without paying the higher rates to stay there. Even on Saturdays there's frequent express trains to Kings Cross Station in London, so popping into town is quick. With my daughter now safely at Cambridge, I would likely stay here again for the convenience and lower cost. Since she's going to be there a while, I'll probably be back numerous times.
Easy really - everything was excellent. My comments are based on the fact that this is clearly a commercial hotel and was punching at the top of its weight. If I am being picky I would have liked a sachet of de-caff coffee in the room. We were well within the time for having breakfast, but everyone else had been and gone, however we were treated very well, the breakfast was cooked absolutely freshly for us and was delicious.
Traveller from Cheshire
With a distinct homely atmosphere and a fabulous display of climbing flowers, the Abbington Hotel in Stevenage is an …More
Couple of points regarding this hotel - Overall, the stay was pleasing. However, during night time there was a noise from the heating (periodic clicking ongoing) which could not be switched off... I guess during summer (when it is off) or winter (when it is on constantly) it is not a problem, but during our stay the weather was such that we decided to put it on minimum. It was really loud... Anyway, for one night stay the hotel was OK. The hotel room (for 3 adults) was spacious, the bathroom is small but enough... So, overall OK!
Eugene from Cardiff, UK
The Best Western Roebuck Inn Hotel is located within driving distance of the junction 7 of the A1 road, making this 3-star …More
Stevenage was the first of the post-war new towns to be built and also led the way in town planning by having the first pedestrianized town center. The old town dates back to Saxon times and nearby Knebworth House has become famous for hosting major rock concerts featuring the likes of Robbie Williams, Oasis, and Led Zeppelin.
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