Holiday Inn A1 Sandy - Bedford
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Handily located close to the A1 and the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area, the Holiday Inn Sandy - Bedford is within easy reach of the region’s top attractions and destinations. A short drive from both Woburn Abbey & Safari Park and Knebworth House & Gardens, you can also reach London within an hour on the train and historic cities like Peterborough and Cambridge within half an hour.
Whatever you end up doing during your stay, guestrooms at the Holiday Inn Sandy - Bedford offer a comfy retreat after a long day of exploring. Equipped with TVs with pay-per-view movies, tea & coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access, your guestroom should feel like a home away from home.
When evening rolls around, you can enjoy the delightful a la carte dining at the hotel’s charming Ivel Restaurant, before relaxing with a nightcap in the hotel’s 24 hour licensed bar. Great for getting about from, the Holiday Inn Sandy - Bedford offers complimentary car parking onsite too.
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- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 303 reviews
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Guilty until proven innocent
Stay Date: 08/2017, Nic Y wrote this review.
I am appalled by the lack of poor customer service from this hotel. Having booked a room for my grandparents in June, I then had to cancel the booking a week or so later as they were unable to come. I was told the room had been cancelled. I also have… See more
I am appalled by the lack of poor customer service from this hotel. Having booked a room for my grandparents in June, I then had to cancel the booking a week or so later as they were unable to come. I was told the room had been cancelled. I also have phone records for these 2 conversations which have been sent to the hotel for their reference. Then this week I discover that the money has been taken out of my account as a 'no show'. When I speak to the reservation manager I am told that they have no record of my cancellation and that the person who was on shift at the time of my call has no recollection. I'm not sure I would do either, bearing in mind that it was 2 months ago and she probably takes 100 phone calls a day!! They have said they are unable to give me a refund as I don't have the cancellation number that the staff apparently always give out. The tone of the correspondence is such that it makes me out to be lying, despite the record of 2 calls. Why would I book a room and then call back a few weeks later if it weren't to cancel I wonder?! For a large company, they need to sort out their customer service and realise that perhaps sometimes mistakes happen, Take a deep breath, apologise and refund the customer for the sake of their reputation. I am currently waiting for the managers reply. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Sandra W wrote this review.
Room was reasonably clean although a few hairs left in the bathroom, got there around 8pm looking forward to a nice dinner, not to be though restaurant was closed so had to drive back the way I came to get something to eat. No help from staff at all.… See more
Room was reasonably clean although a few hairs left in the bathroom, got there around 8pm looking forward to a nice dinner, not to be though restaurant was closed so had to drive back the way I came to get something to eat. No help from staff at all. I had what sounded like an elephant in the room above me stomping across the floor till gone midnight and then in the early hours of the morning, not much sleep was had. Was told they serve breakfast from 6.30 had to wait over half an hour, some guests walked out. I wouldn't stay here again. Collapse
Does what is says on the tin
Stay Date: 08/2017, MikeJ32 wrote this review.
We needed a place in Sandy for one night and an early start in the morning (after arriving late evening). This fit the bill precisely. No frills admittedly but we didn't need any. It was friendly, clean, quiet and comfortable.
We needed a place in Sandy for one night and an early start in the morning (after arriving late evening). This fit the bill precisely. No frills admittedly but we didn't need any. It was friendly, clean, quiet and comfortable. Collapse
2 night pre wedding event
Stay Date: 07/2017, Lis P wrote this review.
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and were a little concerned about previous reviews. However we were pleasantly surprised, the staff were very helpful and friendly- one of the other rooms was made available for people to change who were only sto… See more
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and were a little concerned about previous reviews. However we were pleasantly surprised, the staff were very helpful and friendly- one of the other rooms was made available for people to change who were only stopping one night -this was free of charge. Rooms were clean and tidy -the house keeping staff gave fresh towels and tea/coffee items etc as much as you wanted -the bar was a little small. The breakfast was a problem mainly due to a coach party being booked in first and filling the restaurant - this was chaos and the chef not appearing on time on the other day. We made a complaint to reception who were lovely and reimbursed quickly part of our total bill and we were very happy with the solution. It does need a little attention and this could become a good hotel-it didn't spoil our weekend at all ..... Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, ThePinkDuck wrote this review.
Was rather unfortunate to be placed at this so called 'Hotel' for 5 weeks whilst training Monday - Friday. I have never stayed in a hotel with such poor standards when it comes to the likes of accommodation, staff, organisation & customer service. Y… See more
Was rather unfortunate to be placed at this so called 'Hotel' for 5 weeks whilst training Monday - Friday. I have never stayed in a hotel with such poor standards when it comes to the likes of accommodation, staff, organisation & customer service. You could quite clearly indicate most of the staff members working here were very unhappy and would rather be elsewhere, particularly in the dining room area. The two female receptionists were lovely and very welcoming to all of those staying at the hotel. The dining room was an absolute shambles when it came to meal times. They could only cater for 4-5 people every 20 minutes from 18:30 onwards which is quite understandable considering it may have been a heavy workload for the chef/s. You could be sitting in the dining room from 19:00 till about 21:00 after three courses each coming out in whatever order, which by my standards being a former chef is pretty shocking. Waiters/Waitresses failing to take basic requests from customers and showed ignorance on occasions throughout my time here to various colleagues of mine including myself. Cannot doubt the chef on food quality and presentation although he or she may need lessons when it comes to seasoning and cooking a steak to the correct temperature... The training room over in the conference building supplied no efficient air conditioning whatsoever and was provided with one hardworking gentlemen to refill tea, coffee, water etc. when necessary, everyone else working over there was pretty useless. Again, the hotel rooms provided no air conditioning which meant if it was a hot day, you're pretty much screwed when it comes to sleeping for the night, even with the fan on and windows open. Showering was an absolute shambles, I would have better chance washing myself if I had sat in the sink with a sponge; one extreme temperature to another with the water barely dribbling out of the shower head. Bed was so uncomfortable, on various occasions I slept on the sofa with limited space. Housekeeping staff were okay, didn't touch personal belongings and just worked around them with no issues. Whoever had the idea of situating this hotel right next to the A1 needs their head examining, who needs an alarm clock when you can be woken on at 01:30 by a wannabe Fast & Furious boy racer revving his financed Vauxhall Corsa down the road of the rush hour traffic at 08:20 with multiple cars beeping their horns very close to the roundabout. All in all this hotel has very few positives with the negatives outweighing them to a substantial amount and needs a lot of improvement upon the managers behalf as well employing more experienced staff with correct customer and interpersonal skills. I can see why Holiday Inn got rid of this place, utter shambles... Collapse
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