Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 139
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BobS533 Weekend Break Sep-13
Comfortable room, but quite noisy as near the bar.
There were insufficient staff around in the evenings - reception/bar - only one person.
Cooked breakfast was identical both days - sausage, scrambled egg & baked beans - disappointing quality!
14 September 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RPandya Lack of Breakfast items, Lack of towels and Lack of staff
When we arrived in our rooms there were no towels so I had to go downstairs to get the towels. In the morning at breakfast time there was no cutlery and we had to wait 12 minutes for someone to come and clean the table as all the tables had dishes on them after someone had finished their breakfast. There were no serviettes so the manager had to come over to give us the serviettes. Al this because tree was LACK of STAFF. Get some more staff or close the place down. It is giving IHG a bad name.
11 September 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeP5B Signage
A good quality budget hotel with no nasty surprises as far as room and cleanliness is concerned. The only criticism I can think of is the road signs directing you to the hotel.......there are none!. The hotel is not easy to miss but it is not apparent which road you need to take to get in to it,myself and my friend both had to drive up and back down the road twice before we found our way in.other than that a great stay with a nice pub opposite that served decent food at a reasonable price.
11 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gucci10 Good sized room, Comfortable bed
Only stayed for one night but would return when next in area
10 September 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by McGuzlers Great service, good location
We have stayed here a few times and the staff are always polite and helpful. The location is great especially for people bringing their dog as it backs on to Weekly Woods.
The quality of sausages served at breakfast could be improved.
06 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reecey125 10/10
3 of us stayed over for one night for the British MotoGP round at Silverstone. Couldn't find one fault with the hotel. 10/10 for service. We got greeted as soon as we walked through the doors, headed straight up to our room and in all honesty, I was shocked at how nice it was. I could have easily mistaken it for a 5* hotel. Everything was in immaculate condition.
There is a Harvester restraunt on the same grounds as the hotel, roughly a 30second walk and you're in the doors of the Harvester.
Breakfast at 6am was outstanding, all the food was hot, all buffet style and VERY well set out. Drinks, fruit, yogurts... You name it... This place has it all. Would recommend to anyone out there wanting a cheap, outstanding hotel.
04 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NJ56 Good service
Made to feel welcome by all staff right through to breakfast and departure.
31 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AustinR Good hotel - great value
This has been our second overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express, Kettering. We use it when visting the birdfair at Rutland Water, which is only a short distance away. Judging by the number of hotel guests we subsequently saw at the birdfair, we weren't the only people making the same choice !
What you get with HI Express Kettering is a modern hotel, spotlessly maintained, with a proper bar and lounge area, and comfortable air conditioned rooms. There is a pub/restaurant next door where you can get meals, although snacks are also available within the hotel. The reception staff that we dealt with were both very friendly and helpful.
Where HI Express scores over its rivals is that you get a " free " breakfast included in the price of the booking. It's self serve buffet style and there is a choice of hot and cold food. Other budget hotels we have used charge extra for breakfast, and this is something you should factor in when comparing hotel costs.
22 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Helen45 Comfortable, clean and quiet
We have stayed here twice now and will do so again when we are in the area. It is good value as the rooms are a good size and have air conditioning, proper beds and a good size telly. The beds were clean and comfortable and had a choice of soft or firm pillows. It was good to have 2 pillows each. The bathroom was clean with lovely hot water. It was quiet at night. The staff were there 24 hours and were helpful and friendly. There was a good choice of breakfast. It was very convenient to have breakfast included. We were also offered free wi fi too. It had everything you could want.
21 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom1948 Top Quality Hotel
When we travel Holiday Inn Express is always our first choice.
The Kettering hotel is excellent, the rooms are clean and newly furnished, and the lounge area is comfortable.. The hotel staff were extremely helpful. We could not fault this hotel.
21 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Macca35 Modern and comfortable
Went around the round about a couple of times trying to figure out how to get into the hotel as it is set back off the road.
A new, modern design to this hotel, and feels very open and spacious in the lobby area when arriving.
The family room was great with both a sofa bed and travel cot ready and waiting in the room when we arrived.
Breakfast was included in the price and this was great. A choice of both cereals, hot and cold food available.
View from our room was lovely, surrounded by fields with a feeling of being out in the country.
The price of the hotel for the night was very reasonable and we enjoyed our stay.
21 August 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DTCTAT21 ROCKINGHAM
Stayed at this hotel number of times over the last year,alway good quality and service room are alway clean and com fable and when in the area alway look for this hotel first
18 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mackem Excellent all round
Stayed overnight and used meeting room
Good value good service will use again
17 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mtjm Nice hotel, if a little remote
Stayed one night recently. Hotel is nice and new and well looked after. Not much around the hotel, as it is outside of town.
The only problem we had with the hotel was the breakfast. The sausages were burnt, the only fruit in the "fruit salad" was pears and the croissants were stale.
Would be excellent if the breakfast was improved.
16 August 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kathyw25 Breakfast lets it down
Stayed a total of 8 nights (had to change booking a couple of times whilst we were at the hotel and this was done efficiently and correctly by helpful reception staff) room very clean and comfortable only thing that let it down was the breakfast - on every morning without fail we had to chase staff for items which needed replenishing - overall there was never more than 15-20 guests at the dining area and even though we varied the time we had breakfast each day it was the same routine of having to ask for items - felt this was unnecessary as it should be a simple enough task but half of the time the staff would disappear off into the kitchen and we would then have to ask the staff on reception.
16 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by baz2525 good
exellent fascilities, nice staff overall really good
15 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mack777 Nice room
Friendly staff, great room and nice bathroom, the hot breakfast could have had more hot items, especially if you are vegetarian.
13 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sally1957 Friendly staff and great breakfast!
The rooms are a good size. Shower fantastic. Bed seemed small and too soft for me. Staff on check-in very friendly (about midnight, think one of the chaps was learning the system), but checked us in very quickly and gave good directions to room.
Breakfast was fantastic, more than ample for a good start for the day.
11 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jacita Modern and clean
Extremely hard to find due to a roundabout with many traffic lights and roadworks going on. You can see it easily but getting to it another thing. Once there easy to park and well positioned and decorated rooms with good air con.
Friendly reception and bar service and great breakfast.
Ideal for those travelling with a dog which is welcome at £10 per night and open fields behind which was ideal.
Sharing the same car park is a Harvester restaurant.
Easy access to Wicksteed Park without need to go through the town.
Would definitely recommend this hotel to all age groups.
A minus was wifi (which is free)did not work in our room but could get it further down the corridor.
An unexpected plus was an ice machine.
09 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jaggy Nice stay !
We had just a perfect stay here - we were attending the IntSaab 2013 event in Kettering, looked around and found this Holiday Inn Express - so we booked (as many others did attending the same event) and had a wonderfull time in the hotel - clean, nice and all the basic comfort you expect !
09 August 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jula0503 Cheap and nasty appalling stay
Unlike other budget hotels this hotel only has double beds and they are appallingly uncomfortable. Toiletries provided are from tubes in the wall. Smelt like washing up liquid Located on wasteland in the middle of an incomplete business park. So the rooms are on the countryside however it is overgrown scrub. Mugs at breakfast on both mornings were filthy. You had to clear a table yourself as they only had one person on duty. It is definitely budget and we won't be going back. Infact we have had it with all budget hotels and will be paying the extra to stay on comfort.
04 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JMTraveler Great Staff...
Only issue is road signage, due to road works, from the main road that is wrong. It shows straight on to hotel when actually it is counter intuitive (no, I don't know what it means either, you have to turn left, no sign) in order to enter the hotel on the right. Apart from that, good experience with Holiday Inn Exp. again.
04 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Our stay
We were very pleased with our stay. The room was very comfortable and clean. We decided to stay another night as we enjoyed our stay. The breakfasts were very well presented and a great variety. The staff were very helpful giving us directions to we're we wanted to visit.
Thank you very much and if in that area again we would use this Hotel again.
03 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robinman Clean and comfortable pleasant staff
Cooked part of the breakfast poor, good selection otherwise. Staff friendly and would stay again.
Clean and comfortable room
02 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick013 Smart and impressive
Smart, contemporary and well presented accommodation, pleasant staff. Wifi and buffet breakfast a most welcome inclusion. The whole experience was most enjoyable, and highly recommended
31 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nigel64 Comfortable room and excellent service.
On arrival staff very friendly and helpful, our room was very clean and comfortable. We requested a second duvet for one of our sons , this was provided promptly without any fuss. We all had a very enjoyable stay and would return again.
28 July 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eiskitten Great Staff but noisy
By now generally everyone knows what to expect from this style of hotel. Kettering does not disappoint in terms of cleanliness, breakfast and bathroom everything was good. The staff were delightful and this despite my being tired and cranky after a trip to A&E. Late night road noise was unwelcome but worse than that was a very inconsiderate coach driver who decided to park up, engine on, in the carpark under my window at midnight for about half an hour. Now this is not HI's fault but I do hope my comments were passed up and that coach drivers will not be permitted to do this in future. There is a need to upgrade the bed/mattress to a king and better quality as there is a very similar competitor who way out does those on offer at HI.... Finally please please sort out your wine list !
This said the price paid was reasonable and location was good and potentially I would use the hotel again.
26 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daveatfin Location
A perfect, ideal and quiet location on the outskirts of Kettering makes this Holiday Inn Express the perfect place to stay. Having stayed here twice it is run very efficiently with a low key, laid back and an ideal venue for families and individuals alike.
My only criticism is that there was no top sheet on the bed but as it was so hot that evening it was not needed anyway.
But that does not put us off staying there again.
25 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freo Clean, friendly hotel
Lovely clean and friendly hotel, breakfast choice was excellent and it was also nice and early, available when we needed it.
20 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freo Comfortable bed and great service
Excellent value. Clean and comfortable. Well worth a visit.
20 July 2013