Holiday Inn Nottingham

Holiday Inn Nottingham have recently been busy refurbishing some of their suites and launching a brand new menu to their in-house restaurant Eaton’s , so I checked in to check it out…

First impressions of their new executive suites were extremely positive, I was delighted to be staying in this fresh, clean, contemporary room, with a large comfortable bed, beautiful decor featuring Nottingham themed artwork on the walls and the largest screen TV ever!

The bathroom again brand new, with a super large shower- everything you need for a pleasant stay in the city centre of Nottingham.

After checking in with Albert at reception, we were guided to our room; number 136 an executive suite on the first floor, a fresh, newly refurbished room awaited us and we couldn’t be happier to be spending our Friday evening there as a relaxing way to end a busy working week.

Dinner was booked for 8pm and so we freshened up in the exceptionally large shower and headed downstairs to Eaton’s restaurant to sample the new menu.

We were welcomed, seated at our choice of table in the far corner and handed the menu, which consisted of dishes such a goats cheese profiteroles, meatballs and soup to start. Burgers, fish dishes and pasta were part of a vast selection of main courses, as well as a tasty looking shepherd’s pie we saw at the next table.  There is a three course set menu on offer at a very reasonably priced £19.95 or you can select you own mix and match dishes from the main menu.  on this occasion we felt that the dishes on the set menu were more than appealing and so went for the meatballs to start and the soup of the day which was a healthy broccoli, served with a warm bread role and butter.  The Meatballs were a good sized portion, served with red wine and tomato sauce, along with aged parmesan and a garlic bruschetta- more than ample.  For our main course I went for the vegetarian option, Pea and Mint Tortellini which was a very generous portion and looked well presented in the bowl, with plenty of green pea puree and watercress- very tasty indeed.

My dining partner chose the Chicken Kiev, stuffed with garlic butter and served with chunky chips and a good amount at that with roasted vine tomatoes.

We were offered the dessert menus and went for the Bakewell Tart which arrived warm to my delight with cherries and the New York Cheesecake – a great way to finish off a tasty dinner.

Drinks to accompany our meal were Pinot Grigio Blush and a Merlot, along with still bottled table water.

We eventually retired to our room and enjoyed a wonderful night’s sleep with very little traffic noise outside to our surprise.

Breakfast was served back in the restaurant the following morning and consisted of the usual continental choices along with a cooked English breakfast buffet – difficult to refuse!

I enjoyed beans on toast with hash browns, which were cooked  very nicely and a full English for my partner- well it would be rude not to!

All in all I’d recommend Holiday Inn Nottingham for a convenient and consistently reliable city centre stay, good value for money and would advise to pay that little bit extra for the executive suite as you cannot go wrong for comfort and a great night’s sleep. 

Fiona Duncan-Steer

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