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My last review of this hotel was back in August 2012 and so I thought I should update my views based on recent stays. And this time focus on two important things I hadn’t noticed previously – mostly because I was previously travelling alone and also didn’t need to store my iPad and valuables.

The Jurys Inn is a mid range hotel about ten minutes walk from Watford Junction mainline railway station.

I previously wrote:

The hotel corridors are quite long and I always seem to be in a room at the far end of the corridor. I must remember to ask for something closer to the elevator next time.

And I forgot and found myself at the end of the corridor again.

I previously wrote:

The rooms are clean and have a desk and small sofa. There is a kettle and tea and coffee – although only regular tea, regular and decaf coffee. The coffee sachets don’t have a tear strip at the top and the only way in to them, without scissors, is to tear at them with your teeth. I noticed several sachets that showed some wear from previous occupants trying to tear them open.

And the coffee sachets are still the same – nice one Jurys Inn.

There is free wifi and that seemed to work okay.

The flatscreen TV had all the UK Freeview channels.

I didn’t try the restaurant/bar or Costa coffee.

Fast checkout is available by signing a card and putting it into the box at reception.

Now to the two worst things about Jurys Inns; small beds and no room safe, unless you are in an Executive Room:

  • The bed is too small to be called a double. With two people it is very cosy.
  • There is no safe in the room. Instead there is a sign that says that guests should use the safe deposit boxes at reception. Can you imagine having to constantly queue at reception in order to deposit and retrieve items?

If you are a couple with valuables, you definitely need an Executive Room – but then if you are paying that additional cost, you would be better staying at the Holiday Inn just along the road as the beds are larger and safes are included in all rooms.

Safety Deposit Notice Small bed