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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 76%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1755 reviews

Plane spotting made easy from the 5th floor restaurant

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

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.

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  • En-suite rooms: 129
  • Family rooms: 17
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 250 (charged)


  • Accessible bedrooms: 7
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Gym
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 140
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 140

Getting here

M25 junction 29, A127 follow signs to London Southend Airport. Hotel 2 minutes away.

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