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Holiday Inn Rugby/Northampton
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crick
Chelmsford, Essex
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
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“Don't stray from the norm”
Reviewed 2 July 2006

This former Forte Post House, now owned by Holiday Inn has been well re-furbished inside; outside the hotel is rather ugly but set in pleasant grounds – that unfortunately overlook two enormous supermarket distribution warehouses.

Our Executive Room was quite small with no proper desk area.

As two men travelling together, staying in a double room, we suffered the usual benign confusion of only one set of towels and when we ordered room service only one meal turned up. The staff were helpful but a bit inept.

Breakfast is the usual Holiday Inn fare. I asked for hot chocolate and got the answer ‘I can’t do that, the machine is switched off’ my partner wanted any kind of herb tea. ‘Er we’re struggling to find any kind of herb tea.’

So as long as you stick to tea and coffee don’t stray from the norm I would recommend this hotel for its central location to the M1, good indoor swimming pool and pleasant grounds.

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Reviewed 8 March 2006

I used to stay here a lot on business when it was a PostHouse, because it is convenient to both Northampton and Daventry. Used to be horrible, and smelly.

Still has some scars of those sad days, but the staff are better trained (I found them very friendly) and the decor is better. Food was fine.

The "tunnel" from reception to the bedrooms is still one of its worst points, but my room was clean (a bit on the small side for a Holiday Inn) and comfortable. Selection of pillow types available if you have a preference. All in all a great improvement on what it used to be.

  • Stayed March 2006, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2005

My wife and I stayed here for one night in November - to break a long journey. I had booked this hotel by mistake - having meant to stay at the Express by Holiday Inn which is also at the end of the M6. However, we were so glad that I'd made the mistake.

The room (a free uprgade to an executive room) was very well appointed, the pool was clean, warm and not too busy, the spa tub was invigorating, the sauna fine.

The staff were excellent, the breakfast of a high quality (though watch out, weekday food in 'business' type hotels is often much better than that supplied during the weekends).

We actually enjoyed our short stay very much indeed.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 16 August 2005

Not very impressive from the outside – although convenient from the motorway.

Rooms could do with some refurbishment – although better if you get an Exec room.

Breakfasts are plentiful – but of variable quality.

Restaurant typical of Holiday Inn.

As you’d expect from a Holiday Inn – OK but not fantastic.

  • Stayed January 2005, travelled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Rugby/Northampton
Address: 18 M1, Jct, Crick NN6 7XR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Crick
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Rugby/Northampton 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of historic Rugby in Crick, the Holiday Inn Rugby/Northampton is a spacious, elegant hotel. Its easy to reach just off the M1/J18. The Holiday Inn Hotel has 90 rooms with High Speed Internet Access and air conditioning; 2 are equipped for special needs and 13 Meeting Rooms. Relax in the hotel lounge and bar and dine here and in the cosmopolitan hotel restaurant. ... more   less 
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