Holiday Inn Leicester

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Holiday Inn Leicester


Holiday Inn Leicester

You can explore Leicester’s 2,000 year past from this hotel, located right in the heart of Leicester’s historical Old Town. This was the first Holiday Inn to be opened in the UK and offers some of the most spacious accommodation in the city.

Recently refurbished, this hotel is enviously situated in the heart of Leicester's city centre.

The hotel is ideally placed for historical, cultural and sporting attractions, such as the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Leicester City Football Club, De Montfort Concert Hall, De Montfort University, Twycross Zoo and the National Space Centre. High Cross shopping centre is also just a 2 minute walk from the hotel.

Imagine a hotel lobby that’s no longer a place for arrivals and departures, but instead, it’s a flexible environment where you can eat, drink, work, meet, relax, socialise and have fun. In the newly refurbished Open Lobby, you can eat what you like, when you like, where you like. There’s a To Go fridge, Wi-Fi, Apple Macs, charging stations and board games too.

All of the 194 bedrooms are well appointed offering Standard, Executive, Accessible Rooms & Family Rooms. With Modern Furnishings, High Speed Internet Access, Flat Screen TVs with a choice of 30 Free Channels, Radio and Pay per View, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay so comfortable you’ll definitely want to come back. Forgotten something?, simply call the staffed 24 hour reception who will be more than happy to assist.

Share thoughts & ideas with colleagues in one of the 8 air conditioned Meeting Rooms with Wireless Internet Access, and catch up over coffee in one of the smart breakout areas. Holiday Inn Leicester City can cater for all types of meetings up to 250 delegates and events of up to 300 people.

Join the brand new LE1 Hub, a perfect casual meeting space in the heart of Leicester city centre, with Starbucks, a ‘To Go’ Fridge, and an all day dining menu including complimentary WIFI. The open plan lobby boasts the perfect setting for you to meet, chat and relax.

Parking for guests is available at the NCP which is adjacent to the hotel. The daily parking fee is £10.00 per car per night for one exit and £15.00 per car per night for unlimited access.

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Key Information

129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 5LX

Tel: +44 (0)871 9429048

Opening Times

Open: (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



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  • Travelers Choice 2021
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    • Uncover the story - Leicester’s Holiday Inn, a landmark building standing on its very own island, is a monument to progress and change. The land on which it was built was originally the Roman and medieval heart of Leicester, its old narrow streets eventually cleared in the late 60s to make way for the city’s modern central ring road. The hotel itself, built in 1969, stands on the site of a Roman temple. Leicester’s Holiday Inn was the UK’s first Holiday Inn hotel and was opened by Sir Mark Henig, the first Chairman of the English Tourist Board (now Visit Britain). <hr> Its location in the Old Town area of Leicester means the Holiday Inn makes the perfect base for exploring some of Leicester’s 2,000-year history, some of which can be seen from its upper floors. Many of the city’s most important historical monuments can be found in this area including the Roman Jewry Wall, the medieval St Nicholas Church, Leicester Castle and St Mary de Castro, the iconic Guildhall and Newarke Gateway. The area is full of heritage centres including Newark Houses Museum, The Guildhall and the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Cathedral which tell the story of the discovery of King Richard III beneath a city car park. <hr> Just a short walk away are yet more historical buildings that have become quality restaurants and bars including Wygston’s House, Middletons Steak House, Café Bruxelles, Cosy Club, The Globe and 1573 Bar & Grill. <hr> There is nothing old about the Holiday Inn though. Refurbished in 2018, guests can enjoy elegant contemporary bedrooms, a gym and a stylish restaurant, bar and lounge with added touches of luxury throughout. Back in the 1960s hotel rooms were much larger so the hotel offers some of the most spacious accommodation in the city, including rooms with two double beds.


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    • Conference facilities
    • Event venue

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