Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 51
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter525625 Everything was just great
The booking was for four nights as we were visiting family. On arrival the receptionist was welcoming and very efficient, the room was clean and comfortable, plenty of tea/coffee and more was supplied when requested. Breakfast was well worth what was paid and again the staff were very efficient. We ate in the restaurant on just one evening, the food was good, well served, presented and tasty, the wine was somewhat expensive for what it was. Overall a very good visit and we will probably stay there again.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rallywiz Great stopover for the Rockingham race circuit track day
Lovely old hotel, yes getting a little tired on the carpets but excellent food and staff were spot on with check in and check out. Wife was very impressed with food. Only there for one night as close to Rockingham Motor Speedway but certainly would say it represented excellent valve for money.
October 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Spangy A big let down with security
Room had breakfast tray piled up outside upon after checking in at 6pm!
Told breakfast was an extra tenner although no mention on Website about having to pay.
Hereford HI was free breakfast with a room £25.00 cheaper! No hot water in morning, Had to boil kettle to wash, crazy for a hotel in this modern age.
Left washbag behind with £50 razor in it. Phoned on Monday morning, told would get a phone call Tuesday but nothing. Phoned again Wednesday to be told not found when only place could have been left! I was warned Corby a dodgy area by friends AFTER my visit. Maybe I should look on Ebay for a second hand razor from Corby area?...............
October 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TOMOS CORBY HOLIDAY INN
STAYED ONE NIGHT,ROOM WAS CLEAN AND TIDY , BEDS VERY HARD, VERY SMALL DUVET NO EXTRA COVERS. LIGHT BY MIRROR NOT WORKING, BATHROOM NOT CLEAN UNDER TAPS, TOILET WOULD NOT FLUSH , TOWEL SO THIN YOU COULD SEE THROUGH THEM !! AND WHEN WE LEFT THE GIRL ON THE DESK DID NOT EVEN ASK US WAS EVERY THING ALL RIGHT, I WOUNDER WHY? 5/10/2013
October 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lemon66 ok very basic renovations not yet complete
Car park great , lots of space , Foyer also very spacious, booking in process very smooth . I had 1 st floor room, it was basic but clean the bathroom most definitely needed renovating. Dinner in the restaurant was ok , food was good, service a bit hit and miss.There were 2 large groups of men eating at the same time as me and they were extremely loud , so not the peaceful meal I had hoped for. On retiring to my room the air con didn't work but by the time I found out it was late and I didn't bother to call reception to get fixed. The room was extremely hot and the window only opened a crack so it didn't make much difference. i went for breakfast at 7.30 so only 1/2 hour after restaurant opened and the cooked food was already quite dried out , the do it yourself toaster didn't toast bread the first time through and the second time it came out black .
When i went to checkout there was a queue for a driving awareness course, so I ended up waiting for about 10 mins to check out, it would have been better to have had 2 staff on so that hotel guests didn't have to queue up with the course delegates.
It was an OK hotel but I will probably try somewhere else next time I travel to Corby.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poppy1 Great up grade - lovely helpful staff
We had an upgrade for which we were very grateful. The room was very comfortable and the food was very good. The staff are always very helpful.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by roadrunner1951 Fine hotel
Good service, comfortable rooms. Well equipted gym and nice (but small) pool. Good breakfast. Easy access to Rockingham race circuit.
Design a bit dated.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grubbster OK for a stopover but service needs to be much better
We stopped here for a weekend while racing at Rockingham, its a good location for this with plenty of parking. The reception and bar area were fine and the staff here were friendly and helpful.
The room was adequate but the bed was a standard double and not very comfortable for us but it may suit others OK.
We ate with 6 friends in the restaurant on Saturday night and this wasn't a great experience - there were not enough staff and all but one was miserable and it was very much 'service with a grunt'. Our meals were brought out at different times, 1 meal was the wrong dish completely, side salads didn't arrive till mains were cold and my pasta was barely warm and below average - If there had been some staff around we might have complained! We had to ask for the bill twice (when we did find someone) and then there was nobody in sight to actually pay so we went back to reception to pay! We then noticed all 3 restaurant staff walking back in together.
It's a shame the evening experience spoiled what would have been a much better review. At no point did I feel like a valued guest and the food was expensive for the quality.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nellyshortlegs Friendly and comfortable stay
We had alovely stay.Staff were all frieandly in al areas of the hotel.Nothing was to much trouble to them.Out of the three rooms we had two were great,nice and bright,plenty of light and a nice view.The third was dark as the window view was abrick wall.Had to have the lights on all the time and was still dark!!! Much in need of a middle light.We had a great choice of breakfast,either cereals n toast or full english.Great bar staff too.It was agreat place to celebrate a family function.Great weekend add by all.Thankyou.
September 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jollies Refurb long overdue
Unlike other Holiday Inns that I regularly stay in there was no recognition of being a Platinum PC member at check-in. Indeed, I was told that they were unsure that any rooms were yet available even though the time was 1.15pm.
The room that we were then allocated looked tired and there was a bad odour coming from the drains in the bathroom. Luckily, the weather was warm so we could leave the bedroom window open whilst we went out for lunch etc.
I also asked reception for the code for wifi which was supplied with the warning that internet access was not good and very slow. So not a great first impression!
The leisure facilities also looked tired and shabby in places.
There was a notice in the room advising that the hotel would be undergoing a complete refurb and I would not consider staying here again until this has been completed.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BWGW50 Short stay
Friendly accommodating reception staff
Room basic, why don't you put 5ft beds in double rooms when you can.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by misty100 Dinner in restaurant
The hotel was fine, staff very friendly, food in the restaurant good but I would not recommend or use the restaurant again.
I made a reservation the night before - on arriving to eat the restaurant had no record
White wine so warm it could have melted ice cubes. Excuse by one member of staff, they are being used at functions. Excuse by 2nd member of staff that they were used by clients in the rooms. Bottle returned & waited 15/20 mins until they had chilled another.
Only had one bottle of our first choice so the second bottle was different! Said they could put it in a fridge while we ate which would mean having to ask for a refill, really not acceptable.
Dessert - husband ordered Sticky Toffee Pudding & ice cream (was one of choices) arrived without ice cream had to wait for a portion to be brought on a side plate.
We were in the restaurant for 1 hr 45 mins & in that time only had 2 courses. Would have had coffee but that would probably have taken another 30 mins to serve.
The waiter & waitress were extremely polite & friendly.
The visit to this hotel was on our 39th wedding anniversary & we decided to eat in the hotel for a special meal, it was the exact opposite, we would have had a better evening at a local cheaper pub.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bentleyboy Corby Kettering
Don't bother until the refurb is find later in 2013/2014 stay at the new HI express down the road!
August 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mandy155 A bit dated, slow breakfast
The decor was outdated. There was a notice saying refurbishment was underway but could not see any evidence. The room was clean and of an average standard but the corridors had a strange smell.
The weekend we stayed was extremely hot and the aircon was unrealiable.
Food in the restaurant was OK. Breakfast tasted OK but staff clearly couldnt manage the number of guests and long queues formed whilst waiting for buffet items to be cooked. I waited 15 minutes for mushrooms and tomatoes but gave up waiting. To my knowledge these items didnt appear by the time we had finished our breakfast.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by silversalt1 worst bed and poor srvice
The bed was from the dark ages.
The pillows were so thin I wrapped 2 towels around them.
The room was too hot, no a/c to fix.
The bed linen was so thin as to be transparent.
I believe it was a poly/cotton mix.
There was only 1 small tablet of soap, we asked twice for shampoo etc. none came.
The food in the restaurant left much to be desired.
The portions were small.
The service was challenged, no staff then 15 mins later 3.
I asked the reception why there were so many problems here, all I received were apologies.
As you know I stayed at HI at Brands Hatch on June 8th. and as I told the receptionist, it was the complete opposite and most enjoyable.
We are booked into Northampton HI Express, 26/28 July, I hope this will not be like Corby.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barbfollower A great one night stay
We were made very welcome on arrival and were upgraded to a really lovely suite. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a double bathroom and a very comfortable bed leading to a good night's sleep. The hotel was well situated to the town and station with a good taxi service close by as we did not have our car.
There was a good choice of food for breakfast which was most enjoyable, leisurely and relaxing.
June 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Poppy1 Great
Comfortable bed in a excellent sized room with good ensutie.
Food and beverages good. Staff exceleent.
May 19, 2013
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chumliegh Brilliant
Friendly fast check in all staff smiling and helpful great food and reasonably priced very happy with my stay
February 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by paulgd05 Not up to expectations
I booked in to this hotel for 3 nights and left after 1. I book Holiday Inns for more comfort then most hotels. On arrival the hotel looks nice and well presented, but this did not carry on through the hotel. The carpets are thread bear on the stairs, the rooms are what you would expect from an under invested independent hotel in the 90's not a Holiday Inn! The room looked very worn with cracks in the sink, faulty air-con ((wouldn't normally be a problem but with a room on the roadside it was to loud to open the windows) and a window that rattled. I was able to hear the TV next door which was good as mine wasn't up to much, dodgy remote and poor signal. Very slow internet, which when staying away for business you need to be able to work.
I thought the staff would ask why I was leaving when I checked out 2 days early but nothing was said and they didn't ask anything about my stay.
I use this chain a lot but will not be back here again.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by arniegirl Great Hotel
We came here for a swimming competition. We were upgraded to a suite which was amazing. It was also extremely quiet which is exactly what we needed. The staff here are fantastic. We ate in the restaurant both nights and had breakfast. The food was all really nice. We have stayed here before and are always very happy. See you soon!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nitrox36 Excellent staff
We have stayed here many times when up this way visiting family and have always had a great stay. If any one should be picked out is the night porter " Peter " who is always smiling happy to have a chat and help out with any needs you may have.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike362 great all-round
we had a lovely time during our new year stay. The staff were extremely helpful & friendly. Room very comfortable. Will return
January 7, 2013