Holiday Inn Southend
“Plane spotting made easy from the 5th floor restaurant” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Holiday Inn Southend offers a range of modern, well-appointed, stylish bedrooms. The open-plan, contemporary public areas look very smart and the lounges are fitted out with designer furniture and seating. The award-winning 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is situated on the fifth floor and overlooks the main runway of Southend airport. There are a range of conference facilities and business suites available along with secure parking for guests.
Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 129
- Family rooms: 17
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Gym available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Outdoor parking spaces: 250
- Accessible bedrooms: 7
- Walk-in showers
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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