Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Luton Airport Parkway 3.7 miles (6 km), Tube Station: Chesham 1.1 miles (17.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 9 1.3 miles (2.1 km). The Holiday Inn Luton South M1 Jct9 is slightly misleadingly named. Though very close to Luton its actually a couple of miles to the south west. Indeed under pervious ownership it was named the Hertforshire Moat House, Hertforshire being a different county altogether (Luton is in Bedfordshire). The surrounding area is known as Markyate which itself lies between the lager and better known towns of St Albans and Luton. At just 4.5 miles from Luton airport it makes a great option for a Luton Airport Hotel as its easily accessed by the nearby M1 motorway. The M1 is not just great for the airport but actually runs from North London to the south (adjacent to Brent Cross shopping mall) and all the way out to the North of England in the opposite direction. Nearest attractions include Woodside Animal Farm & Leisure Park (1.9 miles), Hitchin Museum (2 miles), Boxfield Art Gallery (2 miles), Stockwood Country Park (3 miles), Knebworth House (3 miles), Bury Park (3.8 miles), Whipsnade zoo (4.5 miles), St Albans Cathedral (8.5 miles) and Hertford Castle (10 miles).
There are local restaurants close by.
Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Luton South is a contemporary hotel well to suited the business or leisure traveller. This is thanks to its close proximity to a major international airport and busy major motorway, the M1. The hotel sits within its own extensive grounds on the A5 London Road.
As you would expect from such a global 4 star brand, every bedroom has a private bathroom and also has its own Individually Controlled Air Conditioning. They also come equipped with digital television with PPV films, Coffee/tea Maker, Double Glazed Windows, Hairdryer, WiFi, Iron / Ironing Board, Trouser Press, dual line telephone and Desk. Each room benefits from double glazing.
Room service is 24 hours.
For diners the hotel has the Borders Bar and buffet/carvery Restaurant (air conditioned) serving modern style cuisine and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast 7:00 hours to 10:00, Lunch 12:00 to 14:00, Dinner 18:00 to 22:00.
Located on the ground floor the bar also features a terrace, all day snacks, large screen TV, games and integrated work stations.
The Holiday Inn Luton South hotel has 5 dedicated meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 120 guests. Next to the meeting rooms is the Conference Café
WorkBase Business Centres offer a full guest support service including fax, internet, PC's and photocopying.
Onsite is the hotels health club with its 15m indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and steam raoom. The fully equipped air-conditioned gym offers personalised programming and one to one fitness assessments as well as a solarium. Also has a beauty therapist. Open 07.30 till 22.00.
Other features include 24 hour front desk (they have safety deposit boxes for guest use) and concierge services. Public areas are air-conditioned.
Bedroom Numbers: 140 / 3 Floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 72% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Holiday Inn hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 72% is 2% below the 74% average guest rating for the area around Luton. This makes the hotel just below the average rating for the vicinity.
Milesfaster ranking: 710th from 858 London hotels, 20th of 26 Holiday Inn Hotels, 13th of 22 Luton hotels, and 308th of 325 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (3.8 miles, 6.0 km) would be the 4 star Hampton By Hilton Luton Airport, whose lowest rates start at about £62 and which has an 85% guest satisfaction rating. The Hampton By Hilton Luton Airport also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Thistle Express Luton. 3.8 miles away (6.1 km), has been rated at 82% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £35 (theres free WiFi too).