The holiday inn Northampton sits just outside the town and was a decent location for a weekend visit to family.
The reception staff and friendly and the check in is swift and efficient. A quick
swipe of your card and you've got the key.
The room was clean, with two large double beds and a decent size bathroom with a bath (Just in case, but I never bother until I don't have a choice)
The shower was good with quickly responding controls but it was at the opposite end to the bath so when the bath starting filling up with water, I had realised I was stood on the pop up plug...
The room looked over the park and river at the rear and was really peaceful.
I didn't use any of the facilities in the evening, but passing through reception on leaving for dinner, I noticed some business like people dining and drinking alone.
On my return well past midnight, I was delighted to see the reception doors still open.
The room was chilly in the evening and I proceeded to turn one of the 2 heaters that hung on the wall. The one under the window looked original to what is really a 20 odd year old building. The new one on the other wall looked more capable, but that didn't work, so I proceeded to mess about with old one.
When I did work out the controls of what once was a full air conditioning unit, but the cooling button was broken so I assumed that it would only heat.
The unit, which is about 4ft long by 3ft high and a foot thick started with a low grumble, by the time I'd boiled the kettle, it was approaching full speed, and sounded like a jumbo jet taking off.
Apart from that, the beds were lovely and comfortable (If you like soft beds) and the pillows were pretty good quality, so I did have a decent sleep.
In all, its a decent stop over if you're in Northampton. [Less]