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Hopping Hare
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“babies not welcome either”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2009

Three of us went to lunch together with a seven week old baby . We ordered drinks but when we went to order food we were advised of the no under ten policy. We had to leave and so went to the Fox and Hounds at Harlestone which as it turns out was an excellent move!

Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Steve

We have now changed our policy and children and babies are all welcome and fully catered for.

Kind regards

David
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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U.K.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2008

Stayed there at the end of July. The Hopping Hare is a modern take on a Hotel, pub and restaurant serving good quality food and a selection of ales. We found the service efficient and friendly, although there did seem to be a problem at breakfast. A number of people were complaining about slow service but this was not the case for us. A nice touch and a change from the usual Full English was a choice of Eggs Benedict.
There is not much of interest in the immediate vicinity, the Hopping Hare is in a residential area.
Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Liked — Clean and modern.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bazza
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Bazza

Many thanks for your kind review.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards

David
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2008

I booked this hotel in Northampton as an alternative to using the other business type hotels. I wanted something different and wasn't disappointed. The Hopping Hare is a hidden gem of a hotel, privately owned, great rooms, food and service. The hotel has just been completed refurbished to a very high standard and the accommodation, food and wine are all reasonably priced. If I was being a little picky then I'd say the bedrooms are rather small, as is the bathroom but they have been nicely styled and everything is fresh and new.

  • Liked — Totally refurbished, contemporary and fresh rooms along with great restaurant and bar area
  • Disliked — Bedrooms were quite small but only staying one night it wasn't a big issue
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Lara,

I'm really pleased youfound us and we are a hidden gem.

Hope you can visit again soon.

Kind regards

David
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Additional Information about Hopping Hare

Property: 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
#5 Family Hotel in Northampton
#8 Romantic Hotel in Northampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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