Academy Conference Reviews

Lottie D:

Just a quick email to say thank you very much for yesterday’s event, from what I heard it went really well and your venue was brilliant. We will definitely be keeping you in mind for future events. 


We will definitely be keeping you in mind for future events. Firstly, many thanks for your assistance with regards our recent booking, the meeting was a great success, ably assisted by the excellent service we received from the team. I can confirm that all members of the team were highly impressed and already looking forward to our next meeting.


Thank you again for all your help over the last 3 days, very much appreciated. The feedback from the event has been excellent and many of our visitors commented on the hotel, so hopefully the Holiday Inn @ Winnersh is on a few more peoples radar.

Elaine A:

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the event last week held at Holiday Inn Winnersh. All the Attendees were very impressed with the service ,the room layout and the food, so could you please pass on my thanks to all your staff. We will certainly come to you again when we are having future meetings etc. 

Paul M:

This is just a short note to say thank you to everyone who was involved in the event last night. The hotel clearly chooses its staff carefully and they come across as very efficient and dedicated. We were particularly grateful to the chef for being willing to make a non-cream option for my wife.


Thanks to you and all the hotel staff – it was a great success.  And I am looking forward to eating there again at our next meeting!


Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help in the conferences / roadshows. Day 2 has finished and dare I say it’s beginning to look like it’s a success! The Reading venue was superb – everyone really impressed with the hotel, facilities & service so thank you for helping sort.


Myself and my colleagues were very impressed with how it went yesterday, thank you and your team very much.  Very professional and very efficient and helpful.  Below shows the results from the delegates with 4 being Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair and 1 Poor. 

Venue & Organisation Feedback:                                    Rating

Pre arrival information & seminar booking                       4.0

Welcome & arrival on the day                                             3.8

Venue facilities & general venue suitability                     3.9

Lunch & refreshments                                                         4.0

Helpfulness & friendliness of Hichrom/venue staff        3.9

Overall logistics & organisation on the day                    3.8

TOTAL AVERAGE                                                               3.9


I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to you and the team for making our meeting on Saturday a great day. We were looked after impeccably and all of our needs were met, lunch went down really well and all my guys commented on the quality surroundings of the venue. Thanks a million for your help in organising our day – next time I need a meeting room in the area I’ll give you a call!


Many, many thanks to you and all of the team for a super conference. We hugely appreciate all of your hard work which paid off as we felt the conference was a great success. Please pass on our thanks to everyone.


The venue and food was praised by delegates so I am sure we will contact you in the future.


I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday.  The feedback I’ve had is brilliant.  The food was excellent, the service, room and hotel were too.  You take a bit of a gamble when you organise an event and don’t visit the site but this time it paid off.   I’m very impressed with the Holiday Inns I’ve used in the past, and you didn’t disappoint.  You particularly have been a delight to deal with.  If we need rooms again in your area I will definitely be in touch.” The venue, staff and service was all very good and the room worked well for our event.


I just want to write to thank you personally and on behalf of the organiser of our training event, and the managers and staff who attended the event for everything you both did which help make our event so successful. I was offered very efficient, professional and friendly advice and service from when I first started making the accommodation booking, right through to making the  booking for the Team Dinner.  I would like you to know that I received lots of positive feedback from managers about your hotel and the staff who attended the dinner really appreciated the appetising menu and excellent cuisine served on the evening and how attentive the service was, especially as some staff unfortunately arrived late for the dinner as their flights were delayed. The attention to detail of providing personalised named place cards on the tables that also contained menu choices was particularly appreciated by both managers and staff that attended the dinner and also by me. Thank you again and we look forward to being able to enjoy your hotel’s excellent hospitality and service again soon.


It was a pleasure working with you and the team over the last few weeks. The professionalism and standards of service are exceptional whilst maintaining a tailored and personal approach which made our stay with you relaxing but productive. The staff have been superb and I have given personal feedback which I know has been passed on but I would again like to mention Eva in the Academy for going above and beyond in making our stay memorable. Hope to see you again on my travels! 


The day went extremely well thank you. The hotel staff were excellent and very helpful and the facilities were more than fit for purpose so all in all a very good meeting.Thank you for all your help in making the arrangements.


Thank you for all of your help, and please relay our thanks to your team that helped make our event run so smoothly last week. 


It was very well received by everybody. The venue, staff and service was all very good and the room worked well for our event. I have a further event planned for Thursday 5 March 2015 and I will action this in the next few days.


"I thought you might like to know, some of my team have returned back to the office today, they say the course they attended was good, the hotel hospitality is very good and the food is fabulous, the best they have had yet. (They visit a lot of hotels)".


“I can't fault this hotel for the event we held there yesterday. The food on the day and the staff were great, the room perfect for our seminar, it is an excellent location and Kitty in the events team was a joy to deal with. If only all hotels could be the same. The accommodation was good too. We will definitely use this hotel again”.


“Conference Breakfast  meeting was excellent, Please pass on our thanks for making our event such a success”.


Just a quick e mail to thank you and the team on duty for the successful evening we had last Thursday. The set up and welcome, as well as the food and service were all excellent. They even coped with a "longer than expected" gap between the end of the speaker at our meeting and sitting down for dinner! On a fine evening such as we had that was no problem. I hope that we will be able to book for similar events in the future.


"I just wanted to convey my sincere thanks to all the staff at the Holiday Inn.  The 3 day event was hugely successful and I have received numerous positive comments and feedback from many of the UK and overseas delegates.  They were all very complimentary on the hotel, accommodation, the conferencing facilities and the restaurant. Personally, the young lady who sat at the desk outside of Windsor Suite and acted as the conference host on all three days was absolutely wonderful.  My apologies as I cannot remember the ladies name but she was extremely attentive and honestly, she could not do enough for me and  our group.  Considering there was also other companies holding conferences and their delegate numbers must have been exceeding 100, she coped amazingly well.  So kindly pass on my sincere thanks to her, for all her help and assistance during our 3 day event."


"I just wanted to email you and say thank you for a great two days! The venue was absolutely fantastic and the lunch, refreshments, service and staff were all excellent. We would be really keen to use your meeting facilities going forward".


"The Conference went extremely well, so thank you very much. The delegates very much enjoyed their stay at the hotel and the facilities available. Linda wanted to express that she was very impressed with the service during the dinner on the Wednesday evening, they met all requests and ensured the wine was served as requested. Those working on meeting room requests were very prompt and attentive when required and we appreciated their assistance.  I know one day was extremely busy with meetings, but they still gave us optimum attention but having the warning the day before was appreciated. The Receptionists were also very efficient, polite and again attentive when required. Thank you and all the team involved in making the conference a success and look forward to working with you again in the future.