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Holiday Inn Express Harlow

London, England, United Kingdom (STN)

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Based on 326 reviews
Regional points of interest include Lee Valley White Water Centre and Epping Forest.
Room & Rates

One Bed Non-Smoking Accessible

  • One Bed
Wired Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a sofa bed, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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One Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking

  • One Bed
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
Wired Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a sofa bed, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Two Single Beds Non-Smoking

  • Two Single Beds
Wired Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a sofa bed, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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  • One Bed
Wired Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a sofa bed, and a desk are among the included amenities. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Holiday Inn Express Harlow
Crown Gate, Harlow, United Kingdom CM20 1ER


Holiday Inn Express Harlow is located in Harlow and attractions in the region include Paradise Wildlife Park, Kelvedon Hatch, and Waltham Abbey Church.

Resort Details

Holiday Inn Express Harlow features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning. This 3-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. This Harlow property has 2 meeting rooms. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include tour/ticket assistance, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and air conditioning in public areas.

Accommodation Details

122 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Harlow feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies.


Notifications and Fees:

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Self parking fee: GBP 3 per day

Based on 326 reviews
from essex
Submitted on 06-05-2016
Booked this on Expedia last minute. got a good deal with breakfast. Liked it very cosy. The sofa bed had not been made up but they sorted this quite quickly. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was very nice with warm croissants amongst other things. TV was a bit small. Got a nice Chinese from the restaurant a couple of doors up and had it in the room. Right in the middle of Harlow Disadvantage was having to park in the multi-storey and carry the suitcase round but only £3 fee.
from Grimsby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-05-2016
Well situated for shopping and eating at the Watergardens Complex. Very modern, clean hotel with well equipped spacious rooms. Lovely large walk-in shower with wall mounted soap dispenser. Good quality white towels and bedding. Free wifi available & small flat screen screen TV. The parking on site is limited & charged at £3 per night. Overflow parking is available at the multi storey car park just across the road which is not too inconvenient but maybe not ideal for women on their own -... Read more
Submitted on 14-05-2016
Selected for locality, as in close to business meeting venue. Room 316 - Noise from nearby dual carriageway probably due to ill fitting window. Otherwise the room was well proportioned, large walk in shower. Was concerned the slow drainage might flood the bathroom but survived. Wi-Fi throughout Wonderful welcome by supportive members of the team, especially Amber, Thank you Guided to local Noodle Bar for an interesting dinner, recommend it, it's next door. Breakfast good as always at HI Express ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-05-2016
No matter if you plan the visit or if it's a last minute option, so far the Holiday Inn Express always had a room available for us for a fair price. It's close to Harlow Town Centre and only about 7 minutes away by taxi from Harlow Train Station. The hotel is clean, the rooms are standard, but kept in good quality and very clean. The breakfast is standard English breakfast buffet, so don't expect big surprises. The Wifi works fine and if the small parking is full, there is plenty free (for hotel... Read more
Submitted on 18-05-2016
My stay here for comfortable and well suited for an overnight business trip. It was a 20 minute walk from he rail station making it accessible however pathways become slightly difficult to navigate over roundabouts I would advise a taxi!, Bed was large and comfortable and there was a flat screen television and desk for doing any work. Bathroom was fabulous and clean however no shampoos/shower gel provided. Breakfast buffet had a nice selection however hot food is not fresh and kept in a heater b... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We attended a concert at the Harlow Playhouse, so this location couldn't have been better! Google Maps made it much harder to figure out where all the restaurants were, but they were actually quite easy to get to and it was a simple walk back to the hotel after the show. Easy check in and clean, pleasant room. They have a taxi phone for easy ordering (since it was much easier to take a taxi to the train station in the morning, though it is walkable). They offered a wake-up call, too.
Submitted on 07-06-2016
As the title states the hotel was very good. The on site car parking is very small and will not accommodate all guests. We were put in a very run down, grotty, almost horror movie looking multi story car park! We were heading off on holiday and had loads of luggage with us (5 people) and ended up having to make multiple trips to bring it all in as we weren't prepared to leave it in that car park. We would have left it in the car had we been in holiday inns own car park. the breakfast was very av... Read more
Submitted on 23-06-2016
Car park too small but found a place. Staff smoking in car park, you then have to walk round to the front of the hotel and up some steps for check in. Fairly disinterested check in staff (same when I checked out). Room standard but hasn't been upgraded like many other HIE hotels and in need of new pillows. Breakfast ok but strange layout of tables which means you share with others. Will only use if I have to
from Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-06-2016
I stayed for a single night as I needed to be in London early the next day. The price was excellent considering your not far from London centre. Hotel is easy to find and they have a very small car park at the rear BUT BE AWARE, you enter the car park to find it full, you then cannot get out without having firstly negotiate a small space and then have to phone the reception to get them to give you the code for the barrier. Extremely annoying when they don't answer! Have a sign/light system or... Read more
from Cape Coral, United States
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Woken at 3.30am by HGV delivering to Boots and drunken youths swearing at the back of the hotel. Off hotel car park did not feel safe at night walking back to the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by a shopping complex and roads, so if you want a good night's sleep this is not the place to come!
from Gosport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Booked on line on through TripAdvisor that was all stright forward hotel was really nice stuff were friendly and welcoming room was clean tidy everything we needed for the stay was there breakfast was lovely only down side was on check out I was informed that there was a charge for parking not that it's a problem I just thought as it said hotel carpark you were able to use it as part of the stay apart from that was a really nice stay.
from Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Generally I like HI Express, I'm a Gold member but don't like this particular hotel. Firstly the parking facilities are poor, having to park in a multi storey down the road. Then I went to the bar, asked for a large glass of wine but could only be served a small glass as they didn't have any large glasses - really! And to top it off I asked for an iron, I was directed to an ironing room on the ground floor. In what looks like a recently refurbished hotel not to have irons is poor - a disappoint... Read more
from Carlisle, Cumbria
Submitted on 02-07-2016
I am an IHG platinum member so I stay in a lot of holiday inn's and holiday inn expresses around the country. This has to be one of the worse I've stayed in. After a previous visit I vowed I wouldn't go back, but stupidly decided to give it another go. There are some pro's.. rooms are clean, and the public areas are also clean and well kept, and staff are friendly. The many cons.. Beds are tiny. I'm sure they are supposed to be standard doubles but they barely fit two adults. The mattresses ... Read more
from Luton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
I've been checking high end and budget accommodation for my work for years. But my holiday inn experience is by far the best one. The rooms I've been is always at high standards. And the free breakfast is a good way to start your day.....
from Chard, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Stayed in room 439 on the 4th floor, a very quiet comfortable room. The twin beds were excellent, really comfortable and we loved the shower. Limited storage space if you were staying more than a couple of days. Had a pleasant evening meal and drinks in the bar restaurant area, reasonably priced for a hotel. Breakfast was the usual good quality, with something for everyone, just wish bacon could be made available. Car parking was appalling - drive into the car park past the barrier only to find... Read more
Submitted on 16-07-2016
A hotel extremely well located as it's just half an hour by bus from Stansted Airport. There's a taxi rank in front of the entrance and the bus station's about 50 metres away. The actual building is located to one side of the Harlow commercial area of Harlow, so there's plenty of shops, restaurants & other services. The reception is spacious and welcoming; the staff were very pleasant and helpful at all times. The rooms & bathrooms are spacious; We did not perceive any outside noise during our s... Read more
from Maidstone, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Just spent 2 nights at the Holliday inn express, very clean hotel with wonderfull helpfull staff. We find it very hard to define the bad reports that some have made about this hotel. Good sized rooms with air conditioning, just as well as this was the hottest weekend of the year so far. Nice bar area and very good service breakfast had a good choice both hot & cold. Very good value for money and a good location for our travel to Hatfield house & Paradise wild life park
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This hotel was ideal, as it was around 30 mins from London and was located near the motorway. It had the basic amenities in the room that was usually seen in other HI hotels I've stayed in: drinks station (kettle, cups, drinks), hair dryer, trouser presser and others which I have missed. However, as I stayed in the summer, which was hot, the windows needed to be open and meant the noise was a little off putting. There was free breakfast and was okay, with eggs, sausage bacon, beans, toast and co... Read more
from Israel
Submitted on 30-07-2016
The Holiday Inn Express in Harlow is a good solution for staying the night in this town. While the town is pretty sleepy (very few restaurants open in the evening) the Hotel is the standard that we well know from the Holiday Inn wherever they are. The parking solution is fine, just next to the Hotel in a closed lot, the rooms are not small as it happens sometime in the UK, the place is clean & the staff is friendly. The only interesting point there is their message to the customers not to book t... Read more
from Flitwick, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Stayed one night to attend a nearby function. Circumstances meant we checked in well after midnight but reception and lounge area still fairly busy. Young male receptionist was efficient but rather icy. We weren't sure where to park and ended up in the adjacent multi-storey where the hotel has reserved spaces. Not too happy at being told we needed to traipse back to car with our parking permit. at that time of night didn't feel safe for females. Perhaps these permits could be printable along wit... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
First time an aggressive receptionist told me to pay before I got the key to speed up check out in the morning . When I pointed out that if I had a meal I would still have to pay again in the morning . I was looked at as if i was Gollum. Second time " can I have an iron in my room please ? " . Sorry we are a grade 3 ? . We have an ironing room . Really says i that's very old fashioned, " well plenty other people use it " was the reply ! Very little parking and the deal with the car park is you g... Read more
from Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Stayed here on business and arrived following the signs to the car park. Once inside I discover that it's tiny but there is no way out again without a code. No intercom at exit so had to ring the hotel. Left for ages hanging before an answer. Not good. Jolanta from reception was a star. She can out to my car with a permit for the multi-storey behind. She sorted things out. Thank you.
from Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-08-2016
Staying here due to good room rate, free breakfast. Good polite service and really clean. Travelling on the tube tomorrow so only have a quick trip down M11 to Redbridge. Will certainly stay next time I'm visiting the London Stadium.
Submitted on 28-08-2016
Lovely air conditioned rooms , extremely friendly room cleaner ( didn't catch your name but thank you ) hearty breakfasts brilliant location. Greeted and farewelled by a girl called Anna very professional service . Will definitely be returning for another visit . Big big thank you.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-09-2016
This is a clean, modern and friendly budget hotel. There are 22 on-site parking spaces though these were taken when we arrived so we parked on the adjacent NCP (level 2 only). You have to pay £3 for the NCP at the hotel reception, then go back to the car park to display the ticket - no need to buy the ticket in the car park as it's much more expensive. The room was a decent size, very clean with a good sized shower. The mattress was quite thin and uncomfortable. Other reviewers have mentioned t... Read more
from Lancing, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
This hotel was just as the title describes. Even with its proximity to a busy road, (located right next to it). Our room was clean and spotless. The staff were friendly and helpful regardless of the query. Our room came with a complimentary breakfast the morning after which consisted of a selection of cereals, pastries, toast and the usual sausages, eggs and beans. It was quite impressive for a freebie, especially as our room only cost a fraction of what the going rate was that night. The ... Read more
from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
A great location for those working in Harlow, don't expect decent views and lots of food choice - its Harlow town centre! DO expect clean rooms and bathrooms, friendly staff and £3 overnight parking. The breakfast is Holiday Inn Express standard with a mix of continental and some hot stuff, eggs, sausage, beans and toast. Rooms are all quiet with good glazing and air conditioned for comfort.
from Hertford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Very impressed with this hotel from the time I entered reception. Very helpful and welcoming staff, clean and well appointed hotel and large rooms with a very large shower cubicle. Breakfast choice good (and free). Will certainly stay here again.
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Stayed here last night (September 2016). The reception staff were really friendly. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the room, I've stayed in much smaller! It was very clean with an office style chair and desk space with plug sockets and a desk lamp, excellent as I had some work to catch up on before I checked out. The bathroom was clean and bright with extra towels if I needed them. The bed was pretty confy I'd have given five stars but the room was a little noisy, I was on the fi... Read more
from Kent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Stayed here for one night with my friend after a visit to the Wildlife park, lovely air con in the room with a fab shower n comfy beds....just a shame that when we looked out the window we saw the local job centre lol but the hotel is in the middle of Harlow town n very local to shops etc which was handy. Breakfast in the morning was lovely. Considering how big the hotel is they could do with a bigger car park(someone didnt plan that well) but there is a multi storey car park to hand behind th... Read more
Submitted on 28-09-2016
My arrival at the hotel left me a little bit grumpy. Went into car park but full. Unfortunately it took 10 minutes to get barrier raised due to non-answer of phone. And then I had to park illegally to secure my NCP ticket. Nothing about this on the web site. First impressions matter and my first impression was the poor car parking. Parking was so bad I will not use this hotel again. Lets be positive for a minute though - staff very pleasant and dinner very good. Oh, and wi-fi quite spee... Read more
from Glasgow
Submitted on 29-09-2016
If you are ever unfortunate enough to have to visit Harlow, perhaps the ugliest and most depressing town in England, then this can offer something of a safe haven. The hotel is well run, clean and secure. You can sit in the bar and watch the walking dead go about their business in Harlow town centre. You have to be lucky with the parking. The free car park behind the hotel is tight with only room for a dozen or so vehicles.
from Wolverhampton
Submitted on 30-09-2016
On the evening of Wednesday 21st I phoned your Harlow branch to book 2 rooms after been let down by another small private hotel, I was put through to the reservations team who told me they had two rooms left. They stated they did not know what type of room it was and there was no way of finding out, although I was confused at the lack of information about your rooms, I went through with the booking and was told by the member of staff I needed to give my card details to ??guarantee the room?? ... Read more
from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-10-2016
The hotel itself was decent enough - a fairly standard HIX, this one with a decent evening meal selection on offer. However this was overshadowed by the poor parking options. On arrival at the gate to the hotel car park you will likely find that the half dozen or so spaces are all full, and a sign advises you to park in a nearby mutli-storey - however you will have gone past the entrance to this on a one-way street by the time you see this notice so you have to go around the block again, and th... Read more
from carlow,ireland
Submitted on 04-10-2016
I have been visiting Harlow for over 30 years. This was the first time to stay in The Holiday Inn. It was excellent. The Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.Nothing was too much trouble for them. The Hotel and rooms were spotless.