Holiday Inn Basildon

The Holiday Inn Basildon is a 3 star hotel offering comfortable accommodation close to the town centre & within reach of local attractions.


Waterfront Walk
Festival Leisure Park
SS14 3DG
Tel: +44 (0)870 4009003

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This hotel is situated in its own grounds on the Festival Leisure Park and is located short distance from the town centre. The hotel provides a good standard of accommodation and facilities for guests.

The hotel offers a range of facilities for business meetings, events, conferencing and banqueting making the hotel suitable for both business and leisure guests.

The hotel is close by to a number of local attractions and places of interest. Local transport links in the area include Basildon train station located approx 2.5 miles away with regular services to London and the surrounding areas and there is good access to local bus and major roads.

The hotel offers visitors good levels of service and a friendly welcome. The hotel is located close by to Basildon town centre where visitors can find good access to local amenities. The town offers visitors with a choice of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. The closest train stations are located at Basildon, Laindon and Pitsea.


There are a total of 148 guest bedrooms that offer en-suite facilities. There are non-smoking and smoking rooms available and guests can choose from standard, executive and suite rooms. Room facilities include air conditioning, television with satellite channels; direct dial telephone, work desk, hairdryer and tea and coffee making amenities. There is 24 hour room service available.

There is Wi-Fi internet access available (chargeable) and there are on site car parking facilities for guests.

The hotel offers a number of facilities for a range of business meetings, events and conferences catering for small meetings up to larger gatherings of up to 300 delegates. There are facilities for weddings with the banquet room providing banqueting facilities for up to 300 guests.


Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast at the buffet breakfast each morning, there is also toast, cereals, fruits, juices and tea and coffee to choose from.

The Junction restaurant offers diners a mix of traditional British and modern cuisine, there a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes to try, with dishes freshly prepared to order. The restaurant offers diners with a fine view of the lake and gardens, while they enjoy their meals.

The Lounge Bar is a modern bar located in the lounge area offering of the lake and patio garden areas. There are a range of drinks on offer including a variety of beers, wines and spirits.

Local Attractions

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest close by to the hotel, including the Festival Leisure Park that has a number of leisure activities such as cinema, bowling alley and a number of restaurants and nightclubs. The Eastgate shopping centre in the town centre has over 100 stores, there is also Lakeside Shopping Centre located approx 15 miles away that offers over 250 shops and is one of the largest shopping and leisure complexes in the UK.

Colchester is located approx 35 miles away and offers visitors a number of local attractions and places of including Colchester Castle, a Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century and Colchester Zoo located on the outskirts of the town.

The town of Chelmsford is located 15 miles away, it is home to historic Chelmsford Cathedral dating back to the 13th century and Chelmsford Museum has exhibits outlining the history of the town from its beginnings to the modern day. Hylands House is a Grade II listed 18th century country house and park it is located approx 4 miles away, tours of the house are available.

There are a number of fine historical building in the county such as Audley End House located near Saffron Walden. Audley End is a Jacobean mansion set in scenic landscaped gardens. Visitors can explore the interior that retains its classical details and has as number of impressive collections of fine furniture and art that make it a popular attraction.

Essex is home to a number of scenic gardens, the most famous is the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Rettenden. The hilltop garden offers visitors with an inspiring collection of water plants and a fine rose collection. Easton Lodge is located in Little Easton is a scenic 25 acre garden that dates back hundreds of years. The Hyde Hall estate contains an impressive garden in all seasons offering a tranquil oasis in the countryside.

The coastline offers a number of towns by the beach such as Southend-on-Sea, famous for having one of the longest piers in the world. Clacton and Walton offer fun for the whole family with a range of events such as the Clacton air show and a number of music festivals along with traditional entertainment at the seaside. Frinton-on-Sea is home to a number of interesting antique shops and boutiques.

The hotel provides a convenient place from which to discover a range of attractions in the surrounding Essex countryside. The landscape in the county means cycling is a great way to explore the area, there are a number of cycle routes that have been created allowing cyclists to enjoy touring the countryside by bicycle.

The hotel is well located for exploring a range of Essex’s attractions and the attractions in neighbouring counties. In Kent attractions include Leeds Castle, historic Chartwell House and the World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The county of Cambridge is home to the world renowned Cambridge University, Fitzwillam Museum, Primavera Art Gallery, Ely Cathedral and the historic Wimpole Hall. The county of Hertfordshire has the Roman city of St Albans, Herford Castle, Letchford Museum and Art Gallery and Hatfield House.

Well known attractions in the county include Epping Forest, a popular woodland area noted for its open spaces, it provides a haven away from the towns and cites. Epping Forest has woodland, grassland, rivers and ponds offering visitors with a range of activities including a number of walks, mountain biking, orienteering, rambling and horse riding.

The hotel is situated in Basildon in Essex where visitors will find a county with fine English countryside and quiet country lanes along with a mix of small market villages and larger towns. There are a range of local shops specialising in local arts and crafts and a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel is a good base from which to explore a number of Essex attractions and local places of interest.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Basildon: 2.5 Miles

Laindon: 3.3 Miles

Pitsea: 4.1 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is London City Airport located approx 27 miles away by road via the M25 and A13.

London City Airport: 27 Miles

Stansted Airport: 34 Miles

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