Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pakmetro Don't Eat. Don't Communicate.
The Staff were very friendly but that did not make up for the very old Hotel which urgently needs an update.
The room had a small TV which was on a floor stand and gave extremely bad reception. When i complained about the reception on the TV, I was told that "... we have new TV's but we don;t know when they are being installed..." that didn't fix MY problem....
The Internet (Free) was so slow that pages would drop out before they could load. Perhaps it was because our room was so far from reception. No fewer than 5 Fire Doors between the lift and our room.
The food at Breakfast (pre-paid) was awful. We arrived about 8:30 each morning of our 3 morning stay to find food on the breakfast bar that looked like it had been there since 5:30am. On day one I tried a full breakfast.... Scrabbled Eggs were dry and "crusty" from being under the heat lamp so long. The sausages were not much better. The 2nd and 3rd days I settled for Tea (nice) and toast.
Beds were VERY comfortable but that is all that i could recommend the hotel for.
May 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gt35jm Is it really a Holiday Inn?
I doubt I will be staying here again !!! - I stayed here once before and it was OK, but the room I was given this time was terrible.
- easy to get to
- erm, thats it!
- The constant switching on and off of the Air Con unit outside which was annoying - and this was with the window shut!. It stopped at 10pm but started again at 6am !!!!
- No soap or shampoo in bathroom (lucky i brought my own!)
- Dispensers were empty too.
- Room stunk of Bleach.
- Low water pressure so Shower had no power.
- No Recognition for being a Priority Club Member.
- TV faulty and poor picture
- Very slow and unreliable WiFi
- Decor is tired and needs revamp
- Will pay extra next time and go elsewhere
- Close this hotel and fully revamp it, becasue it needs it. It also seems that Holiday Inn don't care about standards if they are happy to have a hotel of this poor standard using their name!
May 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaDave lovely big room
very good service, could fill up the breakfast buffet a bit quicker
May 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Luggs Nce restaurant poor room
This was my first and hopefully last stay at the hotel. The first night was quiet, but the second night all I could hear were radiator pipes, hot water and late night revellers.
The room was old and dated and clearly equiped for less able guests. There was no bath (despite one being requested) and the shower was raised. Clearly in the past someone has allowed the shower to spill over as the hall way carpet was damp and musty.
The TV was an old big box version with the picture quality poor.
The surroundings were nice and the quality of the rooms could clearly be improved to make the standard of the room match the descriptions and price.
May 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SnowytheOwl It was okay
Nothing special. Dinner was okay, but the two types of steak offered on the menu were sold out. A drink I ordered failed to arrive at my table. The TV remote in the room was hidden away.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Exceeded expectations
I requested a quiet twin room and was allocated a beautiful, freshly-decorated spacious room on the second-floor overlooking a small wooded area. From our window we could see plump squirrels and rabbits, plus many birds in amongst the trees. It was like being in the country. So peaceful.
The staff we encountered ~ on Reception, and a young man behind the bar ~ were all polite and eager to help.
It was very cold and snowy during our visit but our room was snug and welcoming at all times. The heating was very effective. The beds were superbly comfortable too, as was the whole room. I value space and hate being cramped. Our twin executive room was perfect for our needs.
Sadly we did not have time to avail ourselves of the leisure club facilities, but if we needed to visit Northants again I would go out of my way to stay at this particular Holiday Inn.
(I ought to add that the telly was out of the Ark ;) but it did not detract from our overall enjoyment of our stay.)
March 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AlanJC Value
The TV was probably the worst I have ever "seen" in a hotel. Very old TV with a dreadful picture and almost useless remote.
Breakfast was poor quality with some items of food being over-cooked and others cold.
Dinner was good as was the service.
I shall not be using this Holiday Inn again.
March 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Peter47 Good value
We chose this hotel because of its location on our route. It was clean and comfortable but it was a little worn at the edges and could do with upgrading. Breakfast was good. Overall, it was good value but we would have been prepared to pay a little more for an upgraded hotel
March 11, 2013