The hotel has a superb location overlooking the waterside at Hull Marina. For those travelling by car it’s just off the A63 which links to the M62 motorway and is only a ten minute walk from Hull Paragon station for guests arriving into the city by train,
Arrival and Check-in
The spacious reception lobby is light and airy and we were attended to promptly by a very helpful receptionist and soon heading towards the lifts to access our room.
Unlocking the door, our eyes were immediately drawn to the south facing window and the stunning views over the marina. The hotel sits on the edge of the marina with just a footpath separating it from the water. Our spacious room had been recently refurbished and was beautifully appointed with attractive pastel wood panelling.
There were two comfortable armchairs perfectly positioned for gazing at the boats bobbing about in the harbour. We also had use of a desk / dressing table, a hospitality tray, large wall mounted television and fast wi-fi. The bed was large complete with a pillow menu of interchangeable firm and soft pillows depending on taste. Our en-suite bathroom had a bath with shower over, some fluffy towels and a selection of toiletries.
Both the bar and restaurant overlook the marina with some outdoor tables on the terrace for warmer weather.
We enjoyed breakfast in the hotel on both mornings and found it to be impressive. The buffet includes fresh fruit, yoghurt, cold meat and cheese plus a hot breakfast selection. I often find that fried eggs have been left too long and the yolks have become hard and unappetising but here they were cooked to perfection and regularly replenished. In addition to the buffet, guests can request omelettes, poached and boiled eggs made to order as well as porridge and smoothies.
I’m a big fan of smoothies and on both mornings I enjoyed a freshly blended fruits of the forest smoothie. Breakfast was a relaxing affair sitting in the sunshine overlooking the marina and a great start to our day.
The hotel bar has some huge windows making the most of the waterside views with a large television mounted in one corner. We found it to be a relaxing place to sip pre dinner drinks and read the complimentary newspapers one evening. The hotel also has a fully equipped gym for guests use.
Places to visit in Hull
The Holiday Inn is located at the marina yet is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Hull is an easily walkable city and during our weekend stay we visited The Deep overlooking the Humber estuary which is one of the world’s top aquariums. We also found time to visit the Maritime Museum and the three museums that comprise the Museums Quarter in the historic old town.
We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Hull Marina with its enviable position on the water’s edge, its restaurant, bar and many of the rooms having beautiful marina views. All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome and on a return visit to Hull we would definitely stay there again.
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