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“Lovely family run hotel”
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Hopping Hare
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very neat little family run hotel. Lovely, clean, bright, well furnished rooms, comfy bed, a good bar and wine list and a decent breakfast included! Stayed there on the advice of a business colleague. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Leigh G
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Lethal,

Thank you very much for such a complimentary review.

First class customer service and excellent quality throughout are our highest priorities.

The team really appreciate positive feedback which recognises the efforts they make.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards, David

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We booked in to this hotel on a very last minute visit. The hotel was just excellent. The parking was secure, well lit and free. The staff were extremely warm and welcoming and gave us some excellent tips on night clubs and organised our taxi. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The bar and facilities were great and breakfast was equally great. If we go to Silverstone or back to the town we will definitely return!

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1  Thank Karen M
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Karen,

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a very complimentary review.

The team read all reviews and it gives them a great lift when their efforts are appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards, David.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

What a wonderful place to stay & to eat. We came to the UK under difficult circumstances and the Hopping Hare staff was superb. We were here for 18 days and the staff could not have done more to make us feel at home and comfortable. gourmet meals and superior, personal service. Outstanding attention to detail and doing their utmost to ensure our comfort at every turn. We are so very grateful for their kindness.

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1  Thank Ann J
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Dear Ann and Gail,

Thank you so much for your kind review.

It was a pleasure to meet you both and to spend some time with you and the team really enjoyed your company. I am so pleased that we helped you enjoy your visit to England, as you say, in difficult circumstances.

I totally agree that the team really love helping customers and going the extra mile and it is great feedback when their efforts are recognised.

We all hope you can visit again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards, David.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night before doing a Red Letter Wacky Races day. Chose it as different to all the main stream chain hotels in the area.
We received a warm welcome. Happy with the room. Had dinner in the bar as sadly restaurant full. Really enjoyed the butternut squash and oat fritters and my partner enjoyed his burger. Staff friendly and attentive.
Breakfast was also enjoyable. Both had the full English. Was room for a little more organisation due to not enough tables so people waiting and two staff trying to do ten things at once, but full marks for effort.
My main negative feedback, and quite important, is my poor quality of sleep. We were in room 104 (if I recall correctly) which must be over the front internal door. All I could hear is the constant banging of it which seemed to rattle through the radiator. This went on until midnight and woke me up again around 7.30am. If this door could be prevented from banging (then bouncing a few more times after), it would have been a very enjoyable stay.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank VictoriaH105
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Victoria,

Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoyed the Wacky Races day.

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your meals and the team looked after you well.
Excellent food and first class customer service are our highest priorities.

The door you refer to is a fire door and it should not bang. We will get this fixed.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Northampton.

Kind regards, David.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I was booked into this hotel for a business meeting near by. It was my first time in the area and didn't know what to expect. I can't say enough good things about the staff and the hotel; everyone went the extra mile to make sure the room and accommodations were perfect, plus the staff in the restaurant were exceptional. One morning I missed breakfast (by 45 minutes) and I was offered a very nice bacon sandwich and tea, very kind indeed. The room was cozy and clean, just a delight to stay there. Many thanks to the employees at the Hopping Hare, people make the difference.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Dear Humancapo,

Thank you for your kind review.

You are so spot on. The whole ethos at The Hopping Hare is to go that extra mile for our customers. Our staff really do care, try hard and really appreciate it when their efforts result in customers having a great time.

Your feedback will enthuse and encourage then further.

Many thanks, Kind regards, David

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Stayed for an overnight stop to break our journey. Dinner,bed and breakfast.
The room had no view but this was not important to us. The main anxiety is always will the bed be hard? It was not, we both slept well and even though I had a topper in the car outside there was no need for it. Well done!
The carpark was safe, as we had things in the car this was a reason for choosing this hotel.
Dinner was fine, tasty and nicely presented and breakfast good enough..No marmite however.
This is an old building but all signs of this have been banished in favour of a contemporary style featuring large vases.
Very pleasant and responsive staff.
We would not return because of the relentless music which is continuously intruding in the whole downstairs area ,including the dining room. There is no quiet area so we went to bed early.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank persistent
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Dear Persistent,

Thank you for your complimentary review and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Clearly we had the background music a little high. There are 4 zones and each area should be set at a level which is audible but not intrusive. When set at the correct level it is ideal and we will certainly pay more attention to this area.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards, David.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Stayed for two nights and wished I could of stayed longer.

First of all service was fantastic, friendly but professional , they actually looked like they wanted to serve you , which is hard to find ! They all just seemed to get along and work as a team , it was great to see.

Food again was great , rooms were comfy and spacious , I had an outward facing room , and although was no sea view it was still very pleasant. Breakfast was okay , you could tell the food was all fresh which was the main thing.

I do think everyone should be very proud of how they portray themselves here

well done we will be back !

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank asifthe5th
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Dear Asifthe5th,

Thank you for an excellent review.

You hit the nail right on the head. The team really want our customers to have a great experience at The Hopping Hare and they go the extra mile to deliver first class customer service.
I really appreciate it when customers recognise that our staff really care and take pride in their work.

Our food is excellent as well!!

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards, David.

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Additional Information about Hopping Hare

Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Northampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Northampton
#4 Family Hotel in Northampton
#7 Romantic Hotel in Northampton
Price Range: £81 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hopping Hare 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When my family bought the Hopping Hare in 2006 our aim was to create an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, somewhere just a bit different. A place to dine, stay or meet up and relax with friends, family or colleagues. We didn't want it to be stuffy, intimidating or over the top. We set about creating luxurious rooms, a subtle, sophisticated bar with a great selection of quality drinks and a restaurant offering some of the best food to be found in Northampton. As a family owned and operated business, we set the standards on service, value for money, atmosphere and personality. No detail has been overlooked in creating a hotel, restaurant and bar in Northampton with an individual blend of 21st-century chic, high standards and a laid back friendly feel that we are sure you'll begin to notice as soon as you step inside. We've got to know some of our guests well because they come back time after time. In fact, 2010 saw the completion of an extension to the hotel to meet increased demand for accommodation from a growing clientele. My team and I would love to welcome you to stay for brunch, lunch, dinner or just a drink. Once the Hopping Hare is on your radar we guarantee you'll be back. David George, General Manager ... more   less 
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