Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 89
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.
August 4, 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.
August 4, 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.
August 3, 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
August 2, 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
July 31, 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.
July 28, 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.
July 26, 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.
July 25, 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.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freo Comfortable bed and great service
Excellent value. Clean and comfortable. Well worth a visit.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Montauban77 Good location
Perfect location near motorways and a restaurant just across the car park happens to be very convenient. Good experience during my stay with two gentlemen from the reception who were extremely pleasant and helpful.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rachelswim14 Excellent all round
stayed one night for a Swimming gala in Corby. 10 mins from the pool, excellent facilities could not be faulted, everything you need TV, free Wi fi , etc. Had a meal in Harvester just a stroll away, very busy but came back for a drink in the very calm air conditioned bar.
Would definitely return, excellent value for money.
July 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MsKMC One nights stay
Clean comfortable room and very friendly, helpful employees. Only negative is that the rooms do not have a plug socket near the bed. Only able to plug in my phone charger and laptop on the other side of the room.
July 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Slacy Decent, but the bed was uncomfortable
My wife and I stayed here for an overnight getaway. The room was clean and reasonably well designed. It was also spacious. However, the bed was rather uncomfortable. The mattress sagged in the middle and we rolled into one another all night. Because of the mattress, I would be hesitant to stay here again, despite all of the positives to the property.
July 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HungryDave Comfortable room very poor food offer
This hotel is very new and has lovely rooms and bar area, unfortunately due to the Harvester opposite Holiday Inn only offer a very small and it turns out poor selection of food.
So if your evening meal is important either go across the road or in my point of view stay somewhere else.
To add to this the hot breakfast choice is very limited and the staff struggled to keep up with the demand, leaving several customers to "make do"with a cold offer.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Unna10 Clean, comfortable, welcoming staff, breakfast awful.
Very clean and staff very made us very welcome, only disappointing thing was the hot food that was on offer was burnt. The suasages were so burnt and when asked for fresh we were ignored. Apart from that a pleasant stay.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DVMouse Very Good Experience
You always know what to expect...and you get it! This is what is nice about Holiday Inn Express stays: No Surprises. Which is just fine with us.
I would only suggest that they have someone watching the buffet breakfast so that they can refill the trays as needed. We did have to go and ask for paper napkins and the sausages were absent for a long time.
Otherwise, a good stay.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lozb Easy to access welcoming no trouble
We checked in the room was great we were not troubled by anyone we enjoyed breakfast we checked out
June 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Phil56 Can see why breakfast is included
Second time of staying here. It basically does what it says on the can, but the poor range of breakfast items is something that you would want to complain about if you had paid extra for it.
Also the roads and signage outside are a complete mess. Probably not the hotel's but we ended up on a 5 mile round trip half way to Corby when all we wanted to do was cross the dual carriageway
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CanadianMike23 Great overall comfort & service
A great central location to both Kettering & Corby.
Staff were very helpful in allowing an early check in time to to those traveling from overseas.
Bed was very comfortable.
Hotel was located far enough away from the motorway to keep traffic noise at a minimum.
Breakfast choices were adequate and provided good value for
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by janray Comfortable and friendly
We had a family room which was clean and comfortable. We found staff to be vey friendly and helpful which made for a pleasant stay. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
June 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shoom Great value hotel
Very comfortable hotel with friendly and smiling staff. Big letdown to our visit as no wi-fi from Friday to Sunday. I sent a complaint and have heard nothing back which does upset me.
The breakfast was great, very good choice and well stocked at all times.
May 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rene77 Poor experience
Unfortunately our experience in Holiday Inn Kettering was not the best.
An unhelpful receptionist welcomed us by charging us for going into the room half an hour early to get changed for a wedding.
The bed was very firm and not comfortable, and the pillows weren't much better. There weren't any spares in the room.
It was impossible to do put make up on in the bathroom as the lights were above the mirror, so cast a shadow on your face.
The morning after, we came down to breafast to find several sporting teams there so the place was packed. There were only two poor serving staff trying desperately to keep crockery and food topped up, while two reception staff stood chatting to eachother behind the desk!
Overall a very poor experience - I wouldn't recommend staying here
May 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1ontheroad1 Reception
A very easy check in and out with all amenities etc explained. A very well run place to stay.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norts Good value clean hotel.
Excellent value stay, good clean room with all one requires for a short stay. Breakfast good but the bread needs to be of higher quality .
Staff efficient and friendly.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by werdala My stay
well this was the 3rd time I stayed here. One can be satisfied with the hygien and confortabiliy. Friendly staff as well.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldCytringanian Spacious room and quiet location
I can recommend this Holiday Inn Express. Our room was large, bright and well appointed with a comfortable bed. The hotel is well away from the main road and is thus very quiet. Lounge is stylish and pleasant. Breakfast is poor and was below the level I have had at other hotels in this chain. Our meals at the chain restaurant nearby were abysmal and poor value.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WMorris Excellent value!
We visited the Holiday Inn Express in Kettering as it was perfectly situated near Corby Tennis Centre where we were visiting.
On our arrival, the check in was really friendly and efficient and we found the room allocated to us was very comfortable and spotlessly clean.
The pullout sofa bed was however very uncomfortable and our children did not have a good night's sleep. I would highly recommend that the actual mattress within the sofa bed is changed for one of superior quality.
In the morning again staff were very friendly and helpful and the selection of food on offer was really nice. The whole stay was excellent value for money.
We will definitely book another stay again.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattyS Great welcome and service
Lovely stay. Staff were efficient, amiable and actually looked like they enjoyed their jobs. Attentive service. Made me aware of 10% reduction on bar bill for being a priority member so I stayed at the hotel in the evening rather than visiting the pub across the road. This is the 3rd Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in since January and certainly the most welcoming ! Thank you - I shall return!
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Party1 Weekend in the snow
When we agreed to come down to Northamptonshire for a birthday party towards the end of March, we did not expect to be travelling in near arctic conditions. However, we did having taken advantage of a very good offer at the Kettering Holiday Inn Express. In reality, the journey was nothing like as bad as we feared setting off from the North East. On arriving at the H I Express we had a warm welcome. We had received an e-mail welcoming us the day before. The room was large and ideal for what we wanted. I especially liked the breakfast next morning. Although the croissant was rather stale everything else was fine. I have stayed in a number of Holiday Inns and have always found them good value, especially when booked some time in advance. Our journey home on Sunday was also much better than we might have expected from listening to the weather forecast. We had a good week-end
March 30, 2013