BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel,  Corby

4.0/5  - based on 411 guest reviews.
Rockingham Road, NN172AE, Corby, Great Britain - See map
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BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel in Corby is the ideal location for both business and pleasure! Just 15 minutes from junction 7 of the A14, we aim to please and will do our utmost to exceed your expectations, which after reading this should be pretty high! Next-door to Rockingham Castle, our comfy character is hard to beat, and a range of finishing touches such as power rain showers, free Wi-Fi and super king size beds make for a relaxing retreat whether you're here for a conference or a weekend away. With easy access to the M1, M6 and A1, all delegates will find us easily, and our 71 spacious bedrooms are the perfect place to take time out after a day's work in one of 5 Conference rooms on site. And for family fun, Wicksteed Park and Twin Lakes Theme Park, Gullivers Kingdom and nearby play parks are great for getting out and about! Whatever your reason for visiting, meals are served in the one restaurant and its most stylish surroundings!

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BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel,Corby
  • 4
    « Excellent conference venue »

    I went to a conference here with about 100 other guests and also stayed the night. The main room was huge, all the equipment worked fine, staff were efficient and well organised in serving food and drinks. A group of us stayed for dinner and the food was fine. My room was clean, modern and spacious.

    5
    « Ideal stopover »

    The first impression as you enter this hotel is one of airy spaciousness. Unlike some modern hotels, the reception area is warm and welcoming, the staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was large, warm and comfortable, with an iron, hairdryer, and lovely towels and bedding. The wifi worked well too and was easy to connect. Breakfast, I have to say was not great. The scrambled eggs were in a bowl and looked as though they'd been on the servery for a couple of hours. The dining room staff were very nice though.

    1
    « Heard of a duster?? »

    I went here with my better half for a wedding, they offered a special wedding guest deal and when booking they said for 2 nights would be £80, we thought it was very reasonable, but when checking in they changed this to £80 each! Totalling £160. Very very misleading. The room was very dusty, we found a box of tissues down the side of the dresser and hair clips on the floor! The shower head was full of limescale and looked awful. The room had a large wooden headboard that was covered in dust...weeks and weeks worth of dust, when you suffer with asthma it's just not acceptable. The TV remote was so filthy that we resorted to going to the local shop to buy wipes to clean it! The only positive note I can think of was that the wedding went without a hitch and the room it was held in looked really pretty, but I'm guessing this was more to do with the wedding party rather than the staff there. When checking out the woman on reception never bothered to ask if I enjoyed my stay...which as it turns out was probably a blessing.

    5
    « Did the job perfectly »

    Stayed here for an event at Rockingham... great, honest food and a very comfortable stay. Breakfast great too... I stupidly managed to cut my finger and the receptionist couldnt be more helpful, supplying the sticky plaster ;-) Highly recommend this place.

    5
    « Dancing holiday »

    Excellent hotel, large warm bedroom Beautiful ballroom with an excellent floor. First class staff who were always very helpful. Only disappointment was the time it took to serve dinner - much too slow.

    3
    « Cheap and cheerful »

    Our stay was reasonable. The hotel looks out dated in some sections but the rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is good value if looking for something cheap and cheerful. I would however recommend skipping breakfast. Some of it was undercooked and tasted funny. We found a lovely little tea room down the road however that did an amazing breakfast.

    4
    « Great Value for Money »

    Very good value for money, a little dated but good sized rooms - all the amenities one needs when away, great value for money. Free parking. WiFi, great location & good restaurant. Recently stayed in a modern, stylish hotel & felt it lacked character, warmth & facilities.

    3
    « Birthday lunch »

    Visited this hotel for my nephews 18 birthday. There was a total of 55 people there. They arranged the tables in the restaurant so that the whole family could be together. The food was good with a varied menu. Staff very helpful and friendly. We have also booked our family christmas get together there.

    4
    « Clean and tidy »

    I stayed here while on a course, location was excellent, staff were real friendly on arrival and got all that I asked for in a hotel. I was situated on the ground floor to the rear of the building which meant it was nice and quiet. Room was spacious and all was clean and tidy. Breakfast was good plenty to choose from. I would willingly stay again should I need too.

    2
    « your requested comments »

    overall v poor room dated, staff keen but leadership required, frozen food served in a "quality" hotel ? I am afraid I will not be back here - despite India's welcome and overall charm Premier is a cut above - Travelodge is a logical improvement Poor show at BW on this night!

  • 4
    « Very pleasant venue »

    I went to a conference here with my work. Really good venue, the room was a good size ideal for weddings or parties. The car park is a fair size also, so accommodating lots of people doesn't seem to be a problem. I also noticed a garden area that looked really lovely. I didn't stay over but based on what I did see I'm sure I wouldn't be disappointed in the quality of the rooms.

    4
    « bEST WEEKEND »

    hotel has a lovely appearance,impressive reception.Were very pleased with interconnecting rooms, Breakfast was ample and of good choice.good situation for shopping at leicester and Peterborough, lovely countryside surroundings.

    3
    « At 2 extremes »

    Stay there a few times and the staff are really good. The hotel itself is really tired and in desperate need of renovation. Rooms are quite airy but feels like stuck in a time warp. Wooden Windows that don't close properly, bathroom taps that come off etc etc. The biggest issue the lack of service in the restaurant. I am always tempted to go tithe kitchen myself and bring my food. The restaurant is understaffed and you light feel the need to jump up and down to get their attention. If you want a drink make sure you order it with your starters so it arrives with your dessert. The hotel had all the ingredients to to a great place but understaffing and slow service in restaurant lets it down.

    4
    « Attending a wedding at Best Western and overnight stay. »

    Myself and my partner attended a wedding at this hotel at the weekend. The hotel had plenty of parking and check in was very quick and efficient. Our room was spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet.There was no lift - but that wasn't a problem for us. I requested a gluten free meal at the wedding breakfast and also had a gluten free sandwich made for me in the evening. Breakfast had a choice of cereal, yogurt and fruit , and all the usual cooked items.I requested gluten free bread and found all the staff to be very helpful.

    3
    « Spoilt By Breakfast »

    Unfortunately I have to mark this hotel because of a very poor breakfast, when you are on the road all day this meal is more important than any thing else. The issues: Breakfast was cold, bacon under cooked, fried eggs dried up and awful, scrambled egg over cooked must have been on the hot counter for two hours. Weetabix were stale but still packaged, hash browns under cooked - not a good example. Lots of staff in the dinning area but no one maintaining the counter. I say unfortunate because every thing else was very good, rooms clean and of a good size, reception excellent, bar ok. The evening meal was at an acceptable standard but it was unfortunate that the waitress could not decipher the menu.

    4
    « friends' get together september »

    We chose this hotel for our annual get-together of friends: it is a large group of about 45. We made a group booking and for a group of this size, it was possible to get a good discounted rate. The management were extremely helpful in making all the arrangements. They have many function rooms, mostly upstairs. There is also a large venue for weddings etc and while we were there, there was also a boxing match arranged there ! Bar is ope 24 hours for guests. Breakfast is adequate and I particularly liked the crisp bacon; perfectly cooked. There is a large green at the back, with out-door wedding venue. the hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and tolerant of the lots of small children who were playing (rather noisily) in the reception area. One particular employee who stood out for me was Leanne, who was extremely accommodating, kind and efficient. Caution about sat-nav post code: Must use NN17 - 2AE for correct location. [Google sometimes comes up with the post code of NN17 - 1AE, that is wrong and will take you away in another direction. ] Great value for money. Rockingham Castle is very nearby. Rutland water, with all its outdoor activities is about 15 minutes drive away.

    5
    « What a find!? »

    Found this tearoom almost by accident and so glad we did. Food was fab and great value for money. Staff and management were very friendly and helpful. Will be back very soon.. recommend very highly a little gem. Mark and Maggie 2 satisfied customers.

    3
    « A Saturday stopover »

    Booked in for one night and glad that it was only one night. The reception staff were very friendly and we were soon booked in. We were out for the afternoon and evening so cannot comment on evening meals etc, however breakfast the next morning was very poor. The bacon was swimming in grease and all the dishes kept running out and staff had to keep apologising saying that fresh supplies wouldn't take long. We had to wait about 5 to 10 minutes for eggs and hash browns which meant that the rest of the food was at best luke warm. In general I really like Best Westerns but I'm afraid this one let us down.

    4
    « GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY »

    Quick check in , good size , clean and quiet room with a very nice shower. Didn't eat in the restaurant but the hotel bar is nice enough with a pool table. I doubt I'll ever go back to Corby but i would happily stay here again if I did. Didn't see a trouser press though .....

    4
    « Needs a bit of TLC »

    I stayed at the hotel for three nights on a business trip and having booked a suite was very pleasantly surprised to have been given the His Lordship Suite, which I am lead to believe is the top room in the hotel. The room was massive and stunning with the wooden panelling and the bed area was very welcoming. Having a jacuzzi bath was a pleasant surprise too. The room was a good size as mentioned, but there was nothing really in it. A long room with a sofa and a couple of armchairs but somehow it felt like something was missing. In all honesty I am at a loss as to what could be added, but maybe the placement of the furniture could be moved around a little or something. As with many U.K. Hotels, this one was lacking that final little bit of care and attention that seems to mark many continental hotels as being a step up. The fly and ear bud that were left on my bathroom floor for my entire stay, and the dead flies that were left on the carpet made one wonder about the level of regular cleaning and there were a few blown bulbs and just slightly run down bits. The dinner in the restaurant on my first evening was very good indeed and I was surprised at how good in fact. Unfortunately the second night when I went down, an hour after the restaurant had opened, I was informed that there was about a 45 minute wait on food. I waited and when the food did arrive it was once again excellent. On the third night when I was again informed of a 45 minute wait I complained and was informed that the food could be brought to my room or I could be called when it was ready. Deciding to have a pizza in my room I agreed to pay room service, grabbed a drink and headed back. The pizza looked like it had been taken from the freezer and heated in the oven straight from a supermarket and even before I saw it, the waitress apologised for it and informed me that they would not charge full price as it wasn't what they would normally serve. Staff were very helpful, especially Leanne who was the receptionist on my first night. Overall a pleasant stay but the restaurant timings absolutely have to be sorted out, and the levels of care and maintenance need to be increased for this to achieve its full potential.

  • 3
    « 2 night break »

    Myself and my husband stayed for two nights with breakfast last weekend. It was a birthday treat for my birthday from my children from buy a gift .com. I looked throught he avaliable hotels and was very impressed by the reviews etc. We arrived around 6pm on the friday and we were impressed by the outside of the hotel, plenty of parking and decoration. we booked in and the man and woman on reception were very plesant and helpful. We went to our room upstairs and as we walked through the double doors to our room we were hit with the smell of cigarettes, (there is a no smokingpolicy and it is supposed to be a smoke free hotel) we entered our room which was a double deluxe well it was far from deluxe. The carpet had alot of stains on, the lampshade was missing from the celling light and the bathroom sink had black scratches on it and the tea and coffee facilities were dire. there were 4 little pots of milk (you need at least 3 pots per cup) a couple of sugars and a couple of packs of coffee.. I said to my husband that we would not get a decent room as it was a voucher and they are clearly not making any money out of our stay. We went out for something to eat as there was nothing on the menu we would eat, there was a couple of places to eat 2 mins drive up the road. We got back to the hotel around 9.30 and went to bed. We did not get much sleep as the windows do not open very wide and it was so hot. Then we realised we were on a main road as the lorries started coming thick and fast throughout the night. A couple decided to have a screaming match on the footpath opposite the hotel at 1.30am that went on or about 1/2 hr. We eventualy went back to sleep around 2.15 am but it was not a restful night as the bed was so uncomfortable. We got up saturday morning and went down for breakfast which was lovley again the staff were friendly and helpful. We heard there was a wedding going on in the hotel that day (which explained why there were a few women walking round in short dressing gowns all morning) After breakfast we went into to town for an hour but as we had not had much sleep the night before we decided to go back to bed for a while. My husband put the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door and wewent back to sleep around 11am. around 1.30pm i heard someone burst through the door which woke me, it was the maid coming to sort out our room, she saw we were in bed and walked back out. (what is the point in having a sign on the door if they ignore it). On the plus side we saw the happy couple having photos in the gardens the gardens are beautiful. We never heard a peep from the wedding guests all day/evening (except when they were staggering to bed saturday night) . On the whole the hoel itself was lovley as were the gardens and staff with plenty of parking it is just the room that let it down.

    1
    « A dingy place - avoid it ! »

    We needed to book a one night stay in the area and The Best Western was suggested to us. I assume that the person who suggested it had never stayed there ! Our room (303) on the ground floor had a smell like an old church, very musty. The carpet was filthy, covered in brown stains. The bedding smelled like it was damp. We were unfamiliar with the area and were only there for the one night otherwise we would have walked out. After leaving an unfavourable review on the hotels online feedback form, I received an email from the manager. It was the standard business response to such a review, thanking me for completing the survey, apologising for not meeting our expectations, followed by an invitation to stay there again so that they can provide us with a better experience. (You've got to be kidding!!) Well I decided to reply to the email enclosing photographs of the disgusting carpet, but the emails were undelivered for some reason, so I will post the photos on here. We've never stayed in a Best Western Hotel before, and are very unlikely to ever again based on our experience.

    3
    « Lovely welcome »

    Arrived around 6pm and was greeted by fantastic receptionist. Very smiley and chatty, are skill missed by so many. Plenty of car parking available. Booked a superior room, which was on the ground level. Room was large and smartly decorated, although bathroom was a little tired. House keeping should have checked all functions in the room in previous clean as bulb in bathroom had blown which left only 1. As no natural light it did make it dark. In addition, 1 of the lamps above the bed was missing a bulb so again, made the room darker than I would have preferred. As only stopping 1 night didn't matter hugely, but little touches do make the difference. Free wifi was good in room. Didn't like much on menu so went out for dinner, therefore cannot confirm what restaurant facilities are like. Overall, good hotel that would be happy to book again, just needs to check finer details in rooms & if did so would be happy to score very good Probably 3.5 out of 5

    5
    « Excellent staff »

    Everybody was very friendly from the reception staff to the bar and restaurant staff, on my first night I was seated by John in the restaurant. He was very helpful and seemed to know alot about the menu, he explained what some items I didn't know in a amusing way... the steak I ordered was cooked to perfection. The bar staff was very good and poured a nice pint with jot too much head.... one of hotels I've been to in this general area

    4
    « 2 night leisure break. »

    We found everything well organised from check in desk and throughout our stay, all the staff were friendly yet professional ,the public area's were spacious and very comfortable in a modern setting, it would appear that the .vast majority of the business during the week is commercial due to the location of the hotel and the numerous meeting rooms available. The only negative thing is the noise from the busy road nearby coupled with the need to have the windows open on very humid nights.

    5
    « One night stay »

    Had a nice stay here for one night, lovely staff and good breakfast in the morning. Was quiet at night even though they had a wedding going on you couldnt hear a thing which is great as I had a busy day and needed a good sleep. Clean rooms and good tv and internet. Only fault is needs a good re-paint in areas.

    4
    « Really didnt want to eat »

    Well staying at Best Western Rockingham Forrest and really didn't want another Bar menu steak!!,, however i ordered the surf and turf and for £16:95 it was great value and cooked really well ,, sum up i couldn't have cooked it better myself and bar staff were great having to put up with my grumpy mood !!,,,i am only posting positive things now as i am fed up with rubbish so trust me food is good here !!

    5
    « Great value and service »

    Found on line Rockingham forest hotel great sized room friendly helpful staff Theresa & Gemma F , clean modern rooms and en suite double room £59 bargain with breakfast included 1st hotel I have found that uses quality tea bags lol .

    4
    « Good Value Accomodation »

    A basic but well presented Hotel ideal for an economical stay. Clean, tidy and well presented room and bathroom. Free parking. Well-stocked bar and bar meals available to order. Myself and my wife stayed for 1 night for a family party and would use again.

    5
    « Enjoyable friendly hotel »

    Stayed here for two nights. Lovely hotel room clean and spacious. All the staff very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent both sandwich at lunchtime and meal in restaurant in the evening. Also excellent breakfast cooked well and plenty. The hotel is near a main road but traffic noise wasn't too bad considering. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « This hotel has had a recent face lift. »

    When working in the area this is my hotel of choice. Since I last stayed they have done a good job of upgrading the decor in the rooms and installing new bathrooms. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, the food on offer in the restaurant is of good quality. I like the large comfortable bar area but both the restaurant and bar area could do with a bit of a make-over which I am sure is on the way. Another thing I like about Best Western hotels is that they all have an individual character to them despite being a hotel chain. Good job.

    4
    « Very friendly hotel »

    I chose this hotel as it is less than an hour from where I was working. Very friendly staff and nice clean room. Bed a bit uncomfortable though! The restaurants close by are not great although is a pub next to Aldi although you take your life into your own hands when trying to cross the road to get to it!

    4
    « Another enjoyable stay »

    This is the second time we have taken of more than 45 people and again the staff and food were very good. The rooms are clean and comfortable and despite a wedding and birthday party taking place staff went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel comfortable. All staff in each department made our stay enjoyable hence why we came back and they delivered again with customer service.

    5
    « Gift voucher »

    Received a Gift Idea for two voucher, Consider it well spent. Excellent hotel, staff lovely, room spacious and clean, bathroom brilliant. Breakfast perfect. Definitely visit again. Highly recommend. Reception area and gardens lovely

    5
    « Pleasant Visit »

    I've just come back off a one night stay at the Best Western and i must say i was delighted with what they had to offer. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and delicious, and there was a beautiful view of the garden where we sat.The price was reasonable for a large plate of food. The room was clean and well decorated with a lovely king size bed. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who is wanting to stay in the area.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    This is my 4th time and this hotel and always had a great stay staff friendly and helpful rooms good size and a nice outside area to sit and have a drink We had a carvery meal during our stay which was excellent and Andy the chef is a great people person The breakfast is excellent so thank you to Lydia she is always around making sure nothing run out and is a really happy person nothing is to much trouble for her and her staff We will be returning thank you

    5
    « GREAT PLACE TO STAY »

    Lovely hotel, bar food excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Ideally located for touring the area. Could do with air conditioning in rooms (fans were available) as we experienced a hot weekend which was great

    3
    « Mini break »

    Adequate is the best positive word that comes to mind. Room was too warm no way to cool it down as the latches on the windows were broken. Bathroom was not very clean dust and grime on the mirrors and shelving. Bath/shower didn't drain well so ended up with a foot wash at the end of the shower. Staff were polite. We never ate in the hotel but then it seemed neither did many others! Good local facilities and scenery.

    1
    « Should be renamed Worst Western »

    My wife and I came away for 2 nights for her 35th Birthday. Standard double room was dirty, bare and desperately in need of refurbishment. To be fair, the very nice girl on reception moved us to a "superior" room which was then only acceptable as was just about Travel Inn standard. Dinner that night was hopeless, my steak was grey and rock hard while supposed to be rare. By the time the replacement arrived, my wife had finished her meal so I refused it. Again, to be fare the very nice lady in charge struck it from the bill. The next night was worse. The hotel restaurant was taken over by a works doo, The function room was taken over by a wedding and there was another doo squeezed in somewhere too. This meant we had to eat out which, to be fair again, the very nice guy on reception recommend a lovely Indian locally. (Royal Tandori on Rockingham Road, excellent). When we returned around 10pm, the bar was a no-go area for us with the stragglers from the earlier works doo drunk, swearing and being rowdy. We chose to go to bed where we were kept awake until 2.30am with people bouncing off the corridor walls on their way to bed after the various functions. We're not moaning oldies, far from it at age 35-40. But this is not the place to come for a nice getaway with the other half. If you're looking for a cheap wedding venue I bet it's great, or if you're invited to one here then stay over....ideal. Otherwise, stay away. This place has chosen it's source of income, probably been forced to in order to stay afloat, but it's FUNCTIONS not getaway guests. Instead for a romantic break, look at little hotels in Uppingham, Oakham, Market Harborough or Stamford.

    4
    « Nice hotel, very convenient for the motor speedway »

    Stayed the night prior to competing at the motor speedway. Couldn't be more convenient for that literally 5 minutes away Bar and facilities are good, the food was of good quality and there generally a good atmosphere at this hotel, as I've stayed a couple of times. Plenty of space parking if you have a trailer (park in the furthest car park) Can be a little lively there normally some sort of event \\ wedding on but it doesn't intrude too much. I would certainly stay again.

  • 5
    « Recommended »

    I'd recommend this hotel, not least for its friendly and efficient staff. My double room had a comfortable king-size bed, modern furniture, good size TV, tea/coffee facility (biscuits replenished each night!) and was scrupulously clean. There was a good shower and plenty of towels in the clean en-suite bathroom. I ate at the hotel's restaurant twice and couldn't fault it - there was a good choice from both the bar menu and the restaurant's evening menu and prices were reasonable. Bar drink prices were also very reasonable for a hotel and service was swift. Plenty of parking at front and rear of the hotel and there is an attached beauty salon, also reasonably priced. The only fly in the ointment was that my room was at the rear of the hotel, which is adjacent to a very busy main road - and it was a pretty noisy when the windows were opened - but I probably wouldn't have noticed that in cooler weather with my windows closed.

    4
    « GREAT LITTLE HOTEL »

    great little hotel, nott much to look at from car park, however, once inside it was a different story. Rooms were ok for the rating, but the best experience was the rear terrace. well appointed decking to rear, felt like you were in the country side, glorious setting to sit out of an evening and enjoy your fav tipple, restaurant dining was great, and a great pint was served at reasonable prices....however....avoid the £1.90 excessive charge for a 500ml bottle water...at least Dick Turpin wore a mask when highway robbing. LOL

    4
    « Best Western at its best »

    Stayed in Best Western, Rockingham Forest, Corby for one night on a leisure trip and found it to be extremely well run, smart, clean and friendly. The room was on a special deal rate and was a very good size with lovely decor, a 32" flat screen TV with all Freeview channels. There was plenty of seating, tea and coffee making facilities, a very large and comfortable bed and plenty of electrical sockets. The bathroom was very stylish and clean with a bath and shower over it. Complimentary toiletries and towels were provided. It was a lovely location with excellent restaurant and bar facilities. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. My only gripe being that it was near a busy road and with the windows open due to the extremely hot weather we could not hear the TV at a reasonable volume and we were uncomfortably hot as there was no air conditioning or a fan. Maybe we should have asked reception for a fan, but didn't want to be a nuisance. Overall a great night's stay and would definitely stay there again. Would recommend this hotel if you are in the vicinity.

    4
    « Lovely place to stay whilst visiting overnight. »

    Four of us stayed here whilst doing a pub visit in the area... several pubs in fact. We had pre booked for two twin rooms at £80 each including breakfast. We arrived at about 3.45pm the main car park was totally full but there is other parking around the other side of the building which had only about 5 vehicle parked and as it turned out one of the rooms overlooked the car. We checked in and were all given individual keys for our respective rooms and we were all given 24hrs free wifi requiring and email address to login. One on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Te ground floor room had a door to an adjoining room it would have been good to have got both rooms together but didn't know this was possible at time of booking. The rooms were very nice, with TV and Tea/Coffee making facilities available in the rooms. Beds were quite comfortable however, both of the rooms seemed unbelievably warm and despite having the small transom windows open fully in the rooms it was impossible to get cool.. so quite a warm and sweaty night of sleep... Good job then that there were really good showers in the rooms with soap, shampoo and towels all provided... Breakfast was in the restaurant which is medium sized and roomy we were offered a table near the french doors which was nice as they were open and it was cool... Tea coffee and juices all provided by machine, cereals were self service... and the hot breakfast its were on the buffet.. there was also fruit and breads available at the server... all in all excellent food, nothing under or overcooked which was a pleasant surprise... Fried Bread was all crusts but nicely cooked and crispy without shattering under the knife... all in all truly excellent... Staff at Check in and Check out were pleasant only downside was the heat in the rooms... despite radiators being off etc... air con would have got the an excellent rating but even so still very good bordering excellent. many thanks to all.. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.

    4
    « A large best western »

    This is one of the largest B W seen, great reception and bar area, also good sized garden area for outside functions. just one problem on the ground floor rooms with bad smell of damp and fusty. room large enough but does need a face lift here and there. All the staff were fantastic for help and service as we had a snack during sunday lunch due to a concert outing.

    3
    « Overnight stay »

    Stayed overnight on a Saturday. Hotel decoration was a little tired but rooms were spotlessly clean. Had no hair conditioner but soap shower gel and shampoo were supplied. Hairdryer was a travel type which did the job but not as good as my own. £120 a night included breakfast No marmite for our toast. Had a coach of elderly people arrive - probably because rockingham castle is only open Sunday's and Wednesday's. Friendly staff.

    5
    « Nice Break »

    We stayed here for a two night break with afternoon tea it was amazing, staff are so friendly and accommodating, special mention to the receptionist never got her name but a lovely girl, we arrived at 11:30 to see if we had the right hotel, which we did, she said our room wasn't ready yet which was fine with us. Told us to come back for 12:30/1 and she would try and get our room ready when check in wasn't till 2! We came back at 1 and checked in, afternoon tea was amazing and out of this world. Every single staff member in your hotel was so friendly and always smiling, thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

    3
    « Afternoon tea »

    With excitement & anticipation a group of us arrived for afternoon tea, we had pre booked but we had one extra person.The table was laid with sandwiches & cakes & looked lovely. We sat down & started passing the sandwiches round the table, when a platter got to me, (the other one was empty) there were enough sandwiches for myself & the rest of the ladies to have one each. All the other ladies had taken 2 each. We asked if we could have more & were told that there had been 3 each on the table, (everywhere else I have been for afternoon tea, there have been 4 sandwiches each)we said nobody had had 3 & some of us only one. If we wanted more it would cost us an extra £2 each, so we said no thank you, then a more senior member of staff came out & said we could have some more. There were ham salad, cheese & pickle & the extras were egg mayonnaise, so not the variety one expects. Bearing in mind this was afternoon TEA, a teapot was brought out & cups started filling, we had to ask for more tea or hot water which was eventually brought out, but those few, about 4, who wanted coffee had 2 double sized pots brought to the table, we were never asked which we wanted to gague numbers.I would expect to have a whole scone each, but they were cut in half with jam & cream & not 2 each. There were also, lemon drizzle cake, carrot cake, Victoria sponge & lemon squares, but not enough for one each, even taking into account our 1 extra. The food was ok but not exceptional by any means & I certainly won't be rushing back.

    5
    « Brilliant sunday lunch »

    First visit for lunch was the best carvery I have had in a long time never think of going to a hotel on a sunday fantastic food staff lovely lots of space relaxed atmosphere great price would like to suggest that you would stay open longer for lunch as most places in the area have a longer time spot on a sunday not all people like to eat early will be coming back for sure thanks Nancy W.

    5
    « Surprised at how good this Hotel is! »

    Looks very 80's from the outside, but dont let that put you off. It is very clean and spacious. All the staff are pleasant and look pleased to help/serve you. Lovely bedrooms, comfortable and clean. Buffet breakfast which was cooked well and trays kept topped up. nothing had dried up and all looked freshly cooked. Nice variety for those not wanting a cooked breakfast. Breakfast tables spread out and spacious, which beats those hotels where the room feels overcrowded. I can highly recommend staying here.

  • 4
    « Good business hotel. »

    Must have stayed here 20 or 30 times over the last few years. I thought it was time I gave it a mention. There are a number of hotels around the Corby area, and they all seem very busy. This hotel is amoungst the more reasonably priced, hence it is often quite full. The staff are very good and professional. The rooms are ok and quite spacious. The room corridors are very drab however, and if you are upstairs, the floorboards are incredibly noisy! Most visitors to this hotel are either workmen or businessmen during the week, so nearly everyone gets to bed at a reasonable hour. There is a very busy road outside the hotel, and is only quiet between the hours of 11 at night and 5 in the morning. The windows are not double glazed, and therefore noise can be a problem in some of the rooms. The food is not bad, but are at hotel prices. There is a large Weatherspoons about a 10 minute walk for those who prefer more reasonably price food and drink!

    4
    « A short break courtesy of the generosity of our daughter in law turend out well »

    The hotel was well connected by road and outside the town of Corby. Parking was easy and convenient and the hotel was laid out well with good separation of bedrooms from restaurant and bar facilities. The room was well appointed and included two comfortable easy chairs. The restaurant did an excellent breakfast and an evening meal we had was also ok, though the service could have been better, but it was friendly.

    5
    « Brilliant venue »

    I have spent five days at the Best Western running a conference for over 550 people. The venue is great, with plenty of space for what we needed but what really makes this place is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble, anything we needed was sorted promptly and efficiently. In particular Jamie, Kayleigh, Warren and Clare have been great. The catering has been delicious and plentiful. I would definitely recommend this as a conference venue.

    5
    « Excellent Conference Venue »

    Excellent Venue and hotel, lovely and friendly staff. Lovely food and a happy place to stay. Special thanks to Jaime, Kayleigh, Claire and Steph and OF COURSE who could forgot Warren!!!! Thanks guy for all your helping in making this a great venue for our Conference

    5
    « one night stay »

    My husband and I stayed for one night in a lovely suite with a large flat tv,good size bathroom with a Jacuzzi,plenty of hot water and soft towels. we had a very warm welcome when we arrived,the food was excellent with plenty of choice at breakfast.All the staff we came across were friendly.

    4
    « Sisters wedding »

    We stayed in this hotel for my sisters wedding, the rooms are lovely, the bar food is good, the staff are exellent nothing was too much trouble as was the staff in the hairdressers. The wedding its self was amazing!!!!! if i wasnt married already i would choose here to do so could not fault it if your looking for a venue look no further. One thing we would say is some of the carpets and furniture in the lobby and stair way could do with up dating but that is only a small problem.

    2
    « Best Western? More like Worst Western! »

    So, we arrived late on Saturday night having dined with friends in Wiltshire. We noticed that there seemed to be a party/wedding going on but thought nothing of it as it was already late. The night porter checked us in and gave us our room key. We went off down one of the corridors to our room. On arrival we noticed that the door was OPEN. Looking up the corridor we noticed that this seemed to be a common theme. We cautiously entered the room in case it had been burgled and attempted to shut the door, that didn't work so we had to slam the door shut (sorry if we disturbed you) we then locked it. On looking around the room, which was difficult due to the only ceiling light being in the entrance, we noticed that the carpet was covered in stains of a wide variety throughout the room, the furniture seemed to have come from a junk shop, the bed was lower than a child's first bed and a strange TV stand which looked more at home in a front room adorned the corner. I say looking around the room but with the rest of the room lit by table lamps and the lack of plugs you would be hard pushed to charge your phone, watch TV and actually be able to see what you were doing at the same time... Perhaps this was to distract you from the lack of cleaning that had occurred in the room, had I of known the carpet would have been so stained I would have brought my Vax! There were strange stains on the net curtain, a dead insect in the toilet bowl and the pillows were thinner than a ream of cheap paper with not a spare in sight. We were shattered so got ready for bed and decided to brave it out thinking that the next day would be better and it was just a place to stay as we had activities booked in the area. How wrong were we .... Within about 5 mins of being in bed, the time now approaching midnight screaming, shouting, banging, clonking and slamming of doors started. We even heard a plug being put in and switched on as well as the creaking floorboards from the rooms above. Eventually we managed to get to sleep but it was about 2am not great when you had been driving most of the day. Rudely woken up at 7am by more slamming and crashing about we showered .... Water ended up all over the bathroom floor due to the lack of a seal under the shower door (instead there was an inch gap) such a simple thing that if fixed would make less of a mess, instead I mopped it up with toilet tissue. We headed off to breakfast which was ok I've had worse but I've certainly had better, we then headed off for our day out. On arrival back at the hotel just after 845pm on Sunday night we noticed that there was another wedding/party being held, guests were milling out on to the car park, cars were abandoned like the Christmas rush at the local supermarket and some looked like a child had parked them... Disappointed we made our way to our room, discovering that the room opposite seemed to be having a party as people were in and out dressed to the nines... We then discovered that our room key didn't work, so leaving my partner I trundled back to reception to have it redone and then went back ... People were milling about in the corridors, in the way etc... On entering our room my partner said to me that he didn't want to spend another night in the place and that we should find somewhere else. A quick search on the web and we came up trumps, booked a room (check out my other Corby review) packed our bags and got out of there. We spoke to the young lady on reception and off we went. Now, you can not fault the staff at the location, all were pleasant, but here's an idea ... Put all the non party/wedding guests in one corner of the hotel so they can have some peace, and don't advertise that the hotel has been done up when clearly room 310 has not. Our weekend away which was a Christmas gift was tainted by this poor "Worst Western" and I doubt we will ever venture in one again.

    2
    « Dissappointing »

    This is the third time we have stayed here and each time it gets worse.. The room was hot no air conditioning no fan and to top it all the heating came on in the middle of the night. The bed was uncomfortable the mattress was uneven The breakfast was acceptable but the staff are less than helpful For the money it is poor value

    5
    « As always great »

    I like staying in this hotel as it is on the outskirts and it is quiet. As I am staying there mainly for business I spent there mainly evenings so for me room must have comfortable bed, good wifi and clean bathroom. I have all there. As always the strongest point of this hotel are people who are working there. Nice and polite, very helpful. Lydia is making great breakfast and packed lunches. She is very positive person and you can meet her sometimes during breakfast time. Thank you for my last stay that was as always very nice and comfortable. Regards and see you next time - Greg.

    5
    « Corby »

    Excellent hotel, far enough away from traffic so as not too noisy. Breakfast choice excellent. Lounge area can get a bit noisy but other areas are available. Garden decking in good weather is a must. Overall, one of the better Best Western's

  • 5
    « Restaurant »

    I've visited here several times with work, and the food has always been good. Today however their new menu was absolutely fantastic. The quality and choice was outstanding. The staff front front of house to the kitchens were friendly and professional

    4
    « Excellent value for money »

    We stayed for two nights midweek in this Best Western hotel and were pleasantly surprised. We pre -booked at a good price, the hotel is modern, clean, good sized room with large flat screen TV, a clean functional bathroom with plenty of piping hot water. Check in was quick and easy with friendly helpful staff. Breakfast was more than adequate with cereals/full English etc etc well cooked. The only downside for us was the Hotel is just off a very busy road,and traffic noise was quite loud. ( the weather was extremely warm and 'muggy' on both nights so we needed to have the window open, so to be fair if window closed it may have been quieter). We would happily stay here again if in the area.Plenty of free parking.

    4
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    I stayed here for one night at the end of May. The cost of the room was quite cheap so I had low expectations but I was very surprised with the hotel. I was given a warm welcome and although the floor in my room was a bit creaky there was very little noise from other rooms. There was even a wedding or other event going on but I didn't hear anything all night long. My bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished and they certainly hadn't skimped on quality. I had to leave before breakfast so can't comment on the food but I would definitely stay again when I come back to Rockingham and would recommend to others.

    5
    « Excellent resting place. »

    I found the room clean and well maintained. The view over the garden was lovely to wake up to in the morning. The room was quiet and I had a great nights sleep after flying in from the USA. The only thing that was missing was decaffeinated drinks options.

    5
    « Great wedding venue !! »

    A huge thank you to all the staff at this hotel. We absolutely loved our Wedding Day here !! We were able to get married at the hotel and straight in to a beautifully dressed room which opened out to an amazing enclosed garden. Our younger guests were able to run and play safely which meant Mum's and Dad's could relax and have a good time. We had a hog Roast which was amazing , lots of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. We had 42 guests stay in lovely rooms overnight and the hotel made sure we were all seated together for breakfast in the morning. Breakfast was all you can eat with a variety of cereals, fruit and full English ...perfect. Special thanks to Kayleigh who helped us plan our day ...nothing was too much trouble and Kayleigh happily accommodated the personal touches we asked for and was at the end of a phone or email if I had any panic moments throughout !! We had an amazing room/ suite as part of the package which was just the icing on the cake. I would thoroughly recommend this venue for your special day ...it is easy to get too , lots of parking , super friendly efficient staff and really good value for money -- Thank you all so much

    4
    « Pity about the neighbours. »

    Despite the high quality of the décor and restaurant facilities, the comfort and facilities within the room, this visit was badly spoiled by shouting and screaming from adjacent businesses which lasted well into the early hours of the morning.

    4
    « Fishing trip - pity about the weather »

    I have stayed at this hotel several times and have always been very happy with it. This visit was good value for money with good facilities and the food was perfectly good. The one thing I think makes this hotel stand out is the extremely pleasant and helpful staff. My only comment, which I made to the manager at the time of leaving, was the noise level in the general bar areas of the hotel from a wedding party and a group of visitors on a one night stay. I will probably be visiting again next year for a fishing holiday, hopefully with better weather than this time!

    3
    « Average and disappointing »

    The room was comfortable and quite clean although the window sill needed dusting to remove grit and dead insect. The other facilities were a bit tired. The reception area was welcoming and modern but the rest of the hotel needs freshening up. Lobby carpets and furniture were tired. The dining room was quite welcoming and the staff very friendly and helpful. Dinner was served quickly and was hot. Breakfast was not good. All self service including tea, coffee and toast. There was a poor selection of wine in the restaurant from the bar and did not include any white wine at all by the glass The quality of food wasn't great at breakfast either especially the sausages. The range of choice very limited. All seemed to be cutting costs as the main mission. Pastries minimal and fresh fruit limited in choice too.

    4
    « A nice dog friendly break »

    We had some short-break vouchers and chose this hotel because we hadn't visited the area before and because it was the ONLY one that allowed dogs. We spent two nights there, in a very large comfortable downstairs room. The hotel was clean and well appointed with a large car park, easy access, and some space to the side where we could exercise the dogs. The staff were all cheery and helpful, which we appreciated. The breakfasts were excellent although the evening bar meals were not quite as good. The location is great for Rockingham Castle (although this seems to be closed to the public more than it is open), East Northamptonshire and Rutland, which we spent a lot of our stay looking round. The nearest town is, unfortunately, Corby, which is god-awful and I would avoid like the plague. Head north - east and enjoy the countryside! A few quibbles - the tourist info in the hotel had attractions in Stoke and Birmingham (both over 50 miles away) but nothing about the very attractive areas immediately to the north; the room was a little tired (e.g.missing wardrobe handles); and a busy road passes close by, with noise levels intrusive at rush hour. However, for our purposes the hotel worked well and we enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « Second visit to this hotel »

    We (our club members ) have just stayed for a second time at this hotel. It is a lovely hotel, very roomy and we found the whole hotel very clean.The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely room with a huge bed, an ironing board and iron , hairdryer and trouser press Tea, coffee and hot chocolate sachets were available.Good size TV.

  • 5
    « Very enjoyable stay »

    Had a 2 night break with my wife on the 16th / 17th May. Very bright and spacious foyer and rooms clean and comfortable. Although we did not eat in the restaurant or drink in the bar it all looked very pleasant and well laid out. Staff courteous and friendly. For s short break I would definitely recommend it. Corby just 2 miles away, and is you like your Wetherspoons there is one just a few hundred yards away.

    5
    « Perfect for the Motorsport weekend »

    I was looking for a hotel close to Rockingham speedway and this was the perfect one. Only a 5 minute drive away it was easy to find. Upon arrival I was helped quickly and politely to get my room. The room was great, it was comfortable and there was no noise at night. The breakfast in the morning had a great selection which was good for me as I'm a picky eater. I'd definitely go back and recommend to others!!

    5
    « Perfect for a weekend stay »

    I've stayed at the Rockingham Forest Hotel twice recently and both times, everything that I experienced there was excellent. The staff will go out of their way to make your stay as welcoming as possible, and in both cases, the reception staff were polite, friendly and didn't overload you with bureaucracy like you get in some hotels. Instantly, you are made to feel welcome. The rooms are very comfortably sized and you don't feel like you'll be cramped at any point. You get everything you would hope for from a hotel, and if there's ever an issue, the team at reception are quick to sort it (I've even seen one of them hunting for a bedside lamp for someone - that's what I call dedication!) One of the biggest plus points is the bar at the venue, which feels open, welcoming and has a great supply of drinks. They're not overpriced either - about £3 for a pint of ale which is really quite good! And if you go for food pack an appetite, the dishes you get are going to keep you from starving for days. I highly recommend a Rocky Burger for any fan of a true "gourmet burger" - delicious! The breakfast offered is also amazing - you won't go anywhere hungry if you have it! I will definitely stay here again in future - it's one of the best hotels I've had the fortune to stay at!

    2
    « Dirty »

    By far the dirtiest hotel I have had the misfortune to stay in for quite some time. Ample carparking, adequate reception, but no lift to the upper floors so pack light. Breakfast is ok - but they have the tiniest glasses for juice, and I have no idea where they source the smallest croissants in the works from - ridiculous! Wifi is sporadic. Bring cleaning materials is all I would say!!

    5
    « Great value hotel »

    We stayed on a two night break with a voucher and found the hotel great value for the price we paid. We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful receptionist. Our room was large and modern with an ensuite bathroom and both had been well cleaned. The large bed was very comfortable, but the room was warm so we would have preferred thinner bed covers, but this is something we often find in hotel rooms. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet with plenty of choice. We ate in the restaurant and found the food to be well cooked with large portions which are good value for money. All the staff we met were well trained and very friendly.

    4
    « What a great hotel »

    This hotel is excellent. We stayed here the night before a wedding with our newborn baby. I called in advance and the receptionist was very helpful and friendly. They offered us a cot for the room and I initially said no as i thought we were bringing ours. We didn't end up bringing it so I asked when we checked in and they had a cot brought to the room within the hour. The room service was fabulous and delicious. We stayed on the ground floor which I had requested because of the pram. The bathroom was fabulous with a jacuzzi bath which I didn't have time to try unfortunately! Lovely little terrace and view out the window. When we checked out my partner had to call reception to ask someone to come and help with the luggage and pram as I wasn't there, and they immediately sent someone. Lots of good parking, and a drop-off point for taxis etc. I didn't try the breakfast but other wedding guests said it was good. The whole place is clean, light, modern and professional. We were very impressed with this Best Western.

    4
    « A Good Place to Stay »

    This is a busy, hardworking, hotel, easily earning its star-rating. It makes no pretensions nor does it have any gimmicks. Busy during the day with meetings and conferences and used as overnight accommodation by people travelling on business or working away from home, it is reliable, comfortable and good value. My wife and I found it an excellent base for touring the area around Rutland, Leicestershire, South Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

    5
    « Let's get away from it all! »

    My partner and I needed a well deserved break after looking after the grandchildren. We were given a voucher for a two night stay from their grateful parents, so off we went. As soon as we entered reception we were greeted by Ros who, although we were early phoned Housekeeping to see when our room would be ready. We went into the bar whilst we waited and were greeted by Sean, a new recruit who we soon learnt knew a lot about his new surroundings. Our bedroom was a beautiful room overlooking the garden at the rear of the hotel. The bed was comfy, two armchairs (usually most hotels have only one) and the bathroom spacious. Everything was clean and the décor of a good standard. The breakfast was super - everything hot and tasty. We ate in the bar and in the restaurant - all meals taken were presented beautifully and good value for money. We were sad to leave and promised to be back!! A delightful and restful experience. Thank you all very much.

    5
    « Private Dinner Function »

    We recently held a formal work dinner in the Fernie Suite. From the point of booking, communication between myself as organiser and their staff was excellent. This continued to the evening of the event. The service was spot on and compliments flowed throughout the evening regarding the food and atmosphere. The meals were presented very nicely and portion sizes were good. We pre-ordered a 3 course meal with three choices per course for 55 guests. All in all a wonderful evening!

    5
    « Two night trip »

    With an hotel voucher we chose to stay at the Rockingham Forest Hotel and being a very critical and fussy couple were pleased to find this modern hotel was staffed by lovely personnel. It was a warm and very comfortable place. It had a nice looking restaurant although we had a bar meal. The breakfasts although buffet style were very tasty. It was on the outskirts of the town with plenty of free parking. Very convenient for Corby, Rushden or Oakham where we chose to visit some factory shops, Argos, Lands End etc.,

  • 5
    « Our amazing Wedding! »

    WOW!! This hotel does not disappoint! We booked to hold our wedding ceremony and reception here and I cannot fault them on anything. Nothing was too much trouble and every need was catered for. The staff are fabulous and so was everything about our day. We booked to stay for 2 nights and so did lots of our families and they were all very impressed too. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. I am s happy we chose to get married here as it was the perfect venue and the perfect day. Thank you so very much. xx

    5
    « lovely staff »

    On arrival,reception staff excellent.Room nice and clean,with a big king size bed.Bathroom superb.Breakfast was cooked to perfection.We forgot to put our clocks forward on sunday,and went down to breakfast at 5 minutes past 10,too late to eat,but the staff were so understanding,and told us to take our time while we ate our food.The location is very good.Hungry horse and Wetherspoons are walking distance.Lovely hotel,thank you to all at the hotel.

    4
    « Cracker in Corby! »

    This is a great place with a really friendly staff. We were impressed with the quality of the rooms & the cleanliness. The breakfast was excellent with a great range. The hotel is well situated. There is a Wetherspoons, a Hungry Horse, Greggs, Domino's & subway just up the road.So, there is plenty of choice.

    4
    « Two day Break »

    The location was ideal for touring the area and the hotel and bedroom were clean and warm The reception staff were very pleasant on arrival as were the restaurant staff Room 306 was a quite room facing a large lawn area which is available for exercise Adequate car parking

    4
    « Great Place! »

    My boyfriend and I went for a weekend away just as a treat. The hotel was not your typical best western - it has clearly been refurbed and it looked great! The room was spacious and spotless with all the amenities we required, breakfast was delicious and the staff were super friendly and helpful! (even the night porter who we interrupted when we arrived late on Friday).

    5
    « Helpful staff, we enjoyed our stay »

    Stayed on Friday night, our first room was lovely but had a large shower instead of a bath. My husband had injured his knee and wanted to soak in the bath so I went back to reception and explained and we were changed to another lovely room, this time with a bath. Very helpful man on reception who also gave us a map of the area when we were checking out on Saturday. Hotel very close to Rockingham Castle which was closed for the winter, would like to return to the area in the summer and visit the castle.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Couldn't fault the hotel at all! Reception new starter was lovely, bar staff very good and the room and bed was spot on! Added bonus was getting a free late check out. Would stay again and recommend. Gardens are looking great too. Nice for a wedding

    4
    « noisy »

    this hotel dont look to bad from the outside it has a nice waterfall the kids loved, the reception staff are friendly and welcoming, our room was a huge room in the corner would have been a great size for me hubby and our kids but we couldnt stay in the room as it had some god awful smell that got stuck in the back of ur throat, the staff were helpful enough and offered a plug in air fresher lol but even they realised the stench was too bad to cope with all night, they put it down to the carpet being cleaned! they gave us a new room that was tiny we had to squeeze one of our kids in our room and then squeeze the other one in with their aunt on put u up beds, its really noisy in this hotel, we were on the ground floor and the floor boards and stairs leading upstairs were so noisy everytime someone walked accros it sounded like a elephant :s we finally dozed of, the breakfast was the best bit about the stay to be honest, full english self service and juice machines so the kids can help themselfs also, but i was disapointed with the stay and glad to be going home

    3
    « one night stay »

    Visited for a meeting and stayed over. SAT NAV is no good leads you astray and then difficult to find. Expensive for what you get looking in need of some love and attention Staff are doing their job and no more. At times alot of noise and beds not the most comfortable

    2
    « plasterer required »

    well easy location next to corby fc andcorby rufc breakfast self service first day run out of sausages, bacon plenty of fat nice yogurt bar looked standard first floor no lifts plenty of steps room card failed ceiling in room leaked needs removing re plastering and re painting rsj over window settled and cracked large section of plaster over window needs chiseling off and re plastering heating in room radiator under window but other side cool hence extra convector heater in room beds not good never got a good nights sleep while there pillow very thin while mattress very strong gauge bath access poor, ok for me at 6 foot but partner is 5ft 1 ins, no grab handle or rail to hold and wall mounted radiator too far to safely get out off shower ventilation in bathroom poor opened both bathroom and room door to clear mirror to have a clean shave outside ok car park need remarking and ideally re tarmacking as it showing its age

  • 4
    « Very friendly receptionist but limited food on Sundays »

    The receptionist was exceptionally welcoming and friendly. The room was a good size and nice and warm.Breakfast was good with a decent selection. We had booked a meal in the restaurant but the waitress greeted us with the information that a lot of the menu options were off because their stocks always ran low on a Sunday. The food we did have was good without being amazing.

    4
    « Home from home »

    I stay at the hotel every week as I work in the area and it really is a comfortable place to stay. The staff are very friendly. From the reception team to the restaurant/bar staff and up to the management they cannot do enough to meet your needs and help you out with anything. The rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. I have even had the pleasure to stay in some of the luxurious suites which are very fancy and have bathroom facilities (jacuzzi bath, double shower) that make you not want to go to the bedroom. The breakfast selection is excellent and very tasty and there is a good selection in the evenings. The Chef's are very accommadating with any slight tweaks you may require to your choices also. Nobody likes being away from home but when you stay here, the environment, people and service doesn't make it all that bad.

    5
    « Perfect for all parties and functions!! »

    I have used this venue in the past for family parties and functions and will continue to do so in the future. I want to start by saying that the event staff are amazing (especially Kayleigh) and always accommodate all requests wherever possible. I had my sister-in-laws wedding here on Saturday and again, all of our guests couldn't say enough nice things about the look, feel and hospitality of the hotel. Some of our guests stayed and really enjoyed the rooms and restaurant on site for breakfast. This venue is perfect for Asian weddings, not only are they extremely flexible to the ideas that you have and how to create your perfect day...it is also a beautiful place and the Rockingham Suite is big enough for most ceremonies. Thanks again to all of the staff at the hotel, all of you made the day feel very special!! We will be back very soon....xx

    4
    « Really nice hotel, friendly staff and lovely food! »

    We stayed here for a couple of nights for my partners birthday. When we first arrived we thought the hotel looked quite old and dingy from the outside but we were proven wrong. The en suite room was absolutely spotless with a huge and very comfortable bed, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits, a large flat screen TV, an iron in the wardrobe and a hairdryer in the drawer. We had a buffet breakfast on both mornings with a variety of foods including cereals, croissants, fruits and a cooked breakfast. The bar food was lovely as well and very reasonably priced for the portion sizes you get. Unfortunately the floor boards in the hallway are relatively creaky and you can hear people plugging into the sockets in the rooms either side but other than that you can't fault anything else about this hotel. There's not an awful lot to do in the area for young couples but it's great for a quiet relaxing weekend away. Really happy with our stay here and would recommend it to anyone. Everyone is welcome including dogs which I thought was really nice.

    5
    « A lovely break and centrally located »

    We picked Rockingham Forest Hotel as it was in a good position for us to visit Bletchley Park and Ely, Cambs. A huge car park back and front makes parking very easy. The modern exterior of the building doesn't do the inside justice really. The reception and lounge areas are lovely and comfortable. There are plenty of intimate quiet lounge areas ground floor and first floor to sit quietly and read. Background music is set at the right pitch so as not to be distracting. The staff are very friendly, helpful and cheerful from the minute you walk into Reception and throughout the hotel. The room was nicely decorated, spacious and everything worked. We ate in the hotel for breakfast and dinner all four days and the food could not be faulted. The portions were very generous, excellent quality and hot - apparently chef doesn't believe in small portions. I doubt most people could eat a three courser here. There is a very cheerful atmosphere within the hotel and I would gladly recommend it to anyone visiting the area, and will definitely stay there again if in the area. The Manager must be very proud!

    5
    « Line dancing weekend »

    My husband and I arrived yesterday for the weekend my husband unwell on arrival cannot Thank all the Staff so much for their support .We are into our second day anything we need at all at a drop of a hat . The rooms are beautiful . If you need quiet time alot of corners with seating to hide away with a good book . With their care and attention I too can enjoy my weekend . Thank you Joyce ,Ian Easton

    5
    « You will not be disappointed with this hotel »

    Excellent hotel in all respects. Bedroom and en suite clean and especially comfortable. Nice bright and warm place. Dogs made very welcome - a place to let them spend a penny, biscuits and bedding for them too. Food good - cannot rate this hotel too highly. Staff very caring and nothing too much trouble. Do hope to stay again soon.

    5
    « Lovely hotel 5* »

    Enjoyed 2 nights staying here, upon arrival we got given a free upgrade to the "His Lordship Suite" without even asking for any personal specifications for our stay, staff were lovely and very polite, all in all 5*

    4
    « Modern Hotel, Friendly Staff! »

    Took my partner away for Valentine's Weekend to this hotel it is beautiful as you walk inside so modern and stylish!! The reception staff straight away were so friendly! Asking if we wanted to book a valentines meal at the restaurant etc very helpful, she also let us check in a few hours earlier which was really considerate and a bonus, never had a hotel do that so I thought that was fantastic! The hotel itself has lots of seating areas, the bar was good and stylish and stayed open till late which we liked! Also had a pool table, the restaurant was lovely and the food was delicious! We had a 3 course meal and couldn't move after it was all cooked to perfection. We also had breakfast in the morning which was lovely it's like a buffet so you can keep going up and you can also get your juice or coffee etc from the machine. The room itself we had just a standard room so I obviously knew it wasn't going to be stylish and may need a bit of a revamp, the only part we wasn't happy with was the window wouldn't close and there wasn't a safe in the room so we did feel a little uneasy. How ever I did write that on the questionnaire form and I'm sure the hotel will sort it as soon as possible, that is the only thing I could complain about the rest was lovely! Would be amazing if the hotel had a swimming pool and jacuzzi but it really was wonderful! Didn't catch the ladies name who was on the reception on the Saturday morning but she was very friendly and also Gemma in the restaurant was very friendly! So well done to all the staff at the hotel you made our stay wonderful! Drinks were a little pricey at the bar but I usually find most hotels charge quite a lot for drinks we had to double vodkas and it came to £14. So make sure you take plenty of cash! But overall lovely weekend and will definitely return to this hotel!

    5
    « Relaxing »

    A very pleasant surprise, the rooms are very spacious with probably the best hotel bed I have slept in;comfortable and big. Lovely bathroom funky shower over biug bath tub. Breakfast usualk fare, I loved sausages, wife did not. Had an excellent beef Wellington for dinner on valentines, there were problems but dkinb sorted by members of the excellent staff. Management you have a talented team . The surrounding area includes a relaxing wetherspoons , Corby will not win awards for sites but shopping and residents good.

  • 4
    « Top class »

    Booked this hotel for one night as our son's band was playing locally, have to admit we were not expecting much but boy were we surprised. Well appoined comfortable and clean bedrooms, we had the best nights sleep in a hotel we have had for a long time. Top marks for the bed blow what adverts say about another chain. Drink and snack in the bar , again no complaints good food and friendly staff what more could you ask for. This was meant to be a one off, but think we will stop there again to explore the area more.

    4
    « Charity trustee »

    The cleanliness of the bedroom was not up to standard (there were long hairs in the bath and a very dirty teaspoon) but otherwise the hotel was excellent. The staff were pleasant and both the evening meal and breakfast were fine.

    5
    « Perfect location »

    A very nice comfortable hotel, close to all amenities. Situated just outside Corby but a short taxi ride to centre of town for just a few pounds. Very welcoming staff. The rooms are a nice size with very comfortable beds. The décor in the corrdors is a bit tired . A lovely breakfast too.

    5
    « One night stay after fire at booked hotel »

    We were booked at nearby Hilton but due to a fire we were transferred to this hotel. The staff coped extremely well with the sudden and unexpected influx of guests and I can't praise them enough for their friendly and helpful manner. The room was excellent and the bed very comfortable giving us both a good nights sleep. The hotel benefits from a large car park. The buffet breakfast was the best we have ever had with the large choice and quality of the food.

    4
    « SHORT STAY »

    Groupon offer available when our bathroom was being fitted and we needed a couple of nights out of the house. Great rooms and staff, unfortunately the fire alarm went off in the early hours both nights. Manager suppossed to call us about the issue but never did!

    4
    « Kettering & District Caledonian Society Burns Dinner & Dance »

    We held our Burns Dinner Dance at the hotel which the staff helped to create a family atmosphere. Great care was taken to make sure that all aspects of the occasion were professionally dealt with.The large sprung dance floor was ideal for all forms of dancing. The food was excellent particularly the Haggis. After our overnight stay a most welcoming breakfast awaited us in the morning after a restful nights sleep in a very comfortable king sized bed. We will have no hesitation in booking future events at the hotel.

    5
    « Hampton couple short stay »

    A great offer on Groupon convinced us to have a night here. We were pleasantly surprised with our room when entering. A large well appointed room, king size bed and nice view of the garden area. Bathroom also sparkling clean. Fantastic nights sleep and woke up at 9am on Sunday morning. Haven't slept this late in years. Reception staff are warm and welcoming. Just a short walk to the castle. Be aware it is closed until March. Check website.

    5
    « Stayed over Christmas Period; another Best from Best Western. »

    We stayed 25th-27th December inclusive, and from the point of check-in onwards, greeted by Allen on reception, our Christmas break was made very special. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, with an excellent eye for detail, in terms of ensuring service levels were maintained to a particularly high standard. Accordingly we wish to extend our thanks to the following members of staff, for missing part of their Christmas, to ensure we could enjoy one of our own. Warren's (General Manager) Team of: Allen (Rec), Greg (Waiting), Jane (Waiting), Conner (Carvery), Heather (Housekeeping), Rosamund (Rec), David (Head Chef), Liz (Management) and Gemma (Waiting). We are looking forward to returning soon; kind regards to one and all, C&D.

    5
    « Better than expected with a wow factor »

    Stayed 2 nights via a Groupon deal and there is nothing to fault at this hotel. Arrived and checked in very efficiently by friendly staff. Our room 203 was a big spacious room with a large King size bed and single sleeper for our 4 year old daughter. The ensuite was clean and spacious as well as modern. We had dinner both nights and the meals were well prepared and staff very please the and helpful. Breakfast both mornings was more than adequate including a continental option at the self service breakfast buffet which was a great treat. Coffee and juices etc were available from table top machines. It's hard to find any fault with this clean and modern hotel with plenty of parking spaces also. One suggestion to the manager; smokers as I've experienced at numerous hotels spoil the entrance with cigarette butt's discarded everywhere and smokers standing by the entrance. Again, this was a great stay at a modern and pleasent hotel I can recommend to everyone and unless you're the fussy £100 service for £1 type you won't be disappointed. Free wifi incidentally, complimentary tray and advice in the room and with reception on things to do in the area. We also had a iron and ironing board in the room and hairdryer. Stay and enjoy.

    3
    « One Night Work Stop. »

    The hotel itself is very clean and spacious, plenty of free parking. The rooms themselves are a good standard and kept very clean. Reception staff are very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is great with plenty of choice and very attentive staff. The negatives for me would be the bar food, ordered a steak and asked for it medium - It was probably only flashed in the pan for 2 minutes - very rare. The onion rings that came with it were like cardboard and bought from a local supermarket. Bar staff seemed very rushed off their feet at busy periods and had to wait over 10/15 minutes to get served. You couldn't be a secret agent in this hotel, the floor boards creek that much your very wary about waking up anyone in the rooms next door. Will stay again but will probably choose to eat elsewhere

  • 4
    « Clean and spacious »

    very spacious and clean, friendly staff, the castle was closed so please check before yo book, the hotel accommodates dogs, so whilst this did not affect me, it mat affect other perspective customers. the rooms were great and hotel felt clean and spacious

    5
    « Great stay!! »

    Came here with a £40 groupon voucher. Highly recommend the place! Very friendly staff, room was large and clean. Big TV and a king size bed and of course free wifi is a bonus. The breakfast was great (self service) plenty to choose from. Couple of tiny tiny things that could of been a bit better- my reading light didn't work and generally pretty poor lighting in the room. Our shower acted more like a hose pipe but was still nice and hot.Restaurant a bit too pricey for us so went down the road for some food. We would definitely come back here and I will recommend it to all my friends! Keep up the good work guys!!!

    4
    « work »

    I have stayed here at least once a per week for the past 4 years. not really had many issues to think of. staff are friendly & pleasant enough. room could be of a better standard in some parts of the hotel but otherwise I get a decent nights sleep whenever I stay here.

    1
    « A disappointing Boxing Day meal »

    Both my partner and I are vegan. At the time of booking our Boxing day meal, we were assured that this was no problem and that we could be catered for. Unfortunately, this was not the case. When we arrived we requested the vegan starter from the member of staff who took our order. She seemed to be aware that there would be two vegans in this party. We were then served a mushroom tart with cheese. There was no vegan starter ready for us so the solution was to have the pea and ham soup, obviously without the ham. After that our confidence that the main meal was vegan was undermined. Finally, we enquired about the vegan dessert, only to be told that none of the desserts were vegan but they 'could do us a fruit salad'. Clearly, no provision for our dietary requirements had been made despite having received prior notice and payment for the meals. The result was a very disppointing meal and afternoon.

    5
    « Christmas Day dinner for 14 »

    Had a lovely meal at Corby best western today all staff so friendly & helpful and dinner was lovely even granny didn't moan! It was a lovely family atmosphere and I felt safe with my 6 & 8 yr playing best chilled xmas for me yet and no dishes!! The girl in events who helps you book , plan your xmas day is so good

    5
    « Amazing family get togethers »

    I cannot recommend this place enough. We usually have our family get togethers here at this hotel as they can always cater to groups of our size. Alan on the front desk always seems to be the one taking our bookings and is always helpful, knowledgeable on the hotel and its services and is a pleasure to deal with. Hopefully he will still be there when we return in the New Year. The bar and restaurant is great to spend time with friends and family and we have never had a problem with the food. The décor is a little dated but I have noticed the changes in the hotel so hopefully the bar and restaurant will be updated in 2016. If I can make a suggestion, for those on a budget the bottles of wine are slightly expensive. The competition in the area do bottles of wine at much cheaper prices. Not a big issue but for those that are cost conscious it could be a deal breaker. I look forward to returning.

    4
    « great staff »

    more modern hotels locally but this one has very nice rooms on just 2 floors and the staff make the whole stay well worth the money. clean and well laid out rooms and decent food too. a truly family atmosphere from staff as a good mix of mature experienced staff and some youngsters just staring out on there working lives make for a good team with smiling faces unless they were laughing at me?

    4
    « Very nice but no sleep..... »

    I stayed here with my works Christmas Party group this weekend. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the hotel is well presented and my room was lovely.... ... Apart from the fact that it was freezing. I got in from the party very late and my room was like an ice box. I checked the radiator, which was switched off so I turned it on and nothing happened... Until 5am when all of sudden it sounded as if someone was in my room banging on the radiator with a lug wrench! I got up and turned the radiator off and the noise stopped. I then made the mistake of turning on the bathroom light, the extractor fan sounded like a generator was running in my room! The bed was very comfortable and thankfully I was on my own so I folded the duvet in half to get warm and did manage a little sleep. Pillows were very thin and had to be folded in half too. The party was fun, the food nice, breakfast buffet was good and as I said before the staff were very accommodating moving furniture to seat our large group in the bar and proving and helping to find glasses that one of our party lost. Overall I would recommend this hotel to friends but would advise them to check the heat is turned on before it gets too late and to take their own pillows.

    5
    « Nice and quiet »

    Very nice and quiet hotel. As always I like to come back to this hotel because of great people that work there. Lydia is making the best breakfasts in Corby. After refurbishment it is getting nicer and nicer. Aha there is one thing more. They have very nice place for weddings. If you want to get married go and check for yourself.

    5
    « Annual family Christmas party »

    The Fernie suite was well laid out, a lounge area and room for the children to play. The food, very good and the staff attentive The breakfast chef, Lydia, was brilliant. We've already booked for next year.

  • 4
    « good value »

    hotel a bit dated, staff spot on and very much on the ball. room lay-out first class. great value for money. Will always be my first choice when in the area. no parking problems and Wi-Fi problem free and a good signal

    2
    « Not impressed »

    We visited here for a bite to eat mid week and I'm not sure I would return. Decor very dated (picky I know!). We arrived and found they had a pool table which was great so we had a few games while we waited for our food! Well we waited and we waited and we waited.... When it arrived I actually couldn't eat my chicken as it was that bad and I'm not a fussy eater, I actually wrapped it in a napkin and took it home for the dogs! The waitresses were lovely however and they got the 2 stars, as for the chef I think he needs a little coaching! Stay away from the chicken dishes!

    1
    « Waited 3 and a half hours for food »

    Hotel and room generally good. Dinner catering was beyond awful. Was told to book for dinner, which I did. Was sat down at 6.45, didn't get starter until 8.20 and main until 10.20 as the chefs had left the kitchen to serve another function. This was not communicated. Organisation was non existent. Was fine to stay at so long as you're not dinning...

    5
    « Best-friendly! »

    I stayed here with my 5 year old son fron 30th Oct-2cnd Nov. I booked a double room bed and bfast and children 5 and under ate for free. It had been a few years since i had last stayed here and i was very impressed with the layout and how it looked. On arrival on the Friday we literally checked in and threw our bags in and ran back out but the room was fresh and clean and had radiators that you could control the thermostat for so even though it was chilly when we got back later that night it soon warmed up. I really want to praise the stff here. Andy behind the bar and Clare in reception. My son talks......a lot .......to anyone! And they both listened and chatted to him for ages. Clare rang housekeeping on halloween and asked then to leave my son an extra biscuit which they did, Andy spoke to him about his own son and chatted about games etc. He had also seen us on the sunday going out for a walk and later that night when i went to get a drink he asked me if we enjoyed our walk and where we had gone. There was two ladies doing the breakfast on the Friday and the Monday who were fantastic and again made such a fuss of my boy. Nothing was too much trouble. We even had to go back to the room on monday to fetch the pictures of what he had looked like on halloween because they wanted to see him dressed up! The other guests were lovely, it was fairly busy due to murder mystery nights and various things and there was a good atmosphere. On the Sunday eve i managed to spill a whole glass of wine all over my bed and carpet, i rang reception and someone was down within seconds, new duvet fitted and fresh towels left for me to replace the ones i had used mopping it up. The breakfast was nice, sausages were lovely and plenty of everything. Being away just me and a 5 year old doing a jam packed family visit is always pretty stressfull but the staff made me feel like he wasn't being a pain or that they had better things to do. This really took the stress out if things and helped me to relax when i had the chance. Thank you to all for a very nice stay. We will be back again!

    3
    « Not the best...Western »

    Stayed here for one night on 2/11 whilst visiting the area and sadly Not very impressed with hotel I'm affraid. The reception area looked good on arrival and receptionist was very friendly and helpful, however when we got to our room we were disappointed at how worn out it was...dead flys on windowcill, stains on carpet and ceiling (from leak upstairs Im guessing) Squeeky floor boards in bedroom and hotel corridors as well. Our room was next to busy road, so noisy all night long and impossible to sleep. Lovely big tv but unfortunately the reception was rubbish so we could only watch one programme for about 15 mins before the reception went and you had to turn over to another channel. We didn't eat in restaurant as it seemed abit pricey, we ate down the road at the Weatherspoons which was brand new, lovely food, good service, great prices and nice atmosphere. We did have a drink in hotel bar when we got back, which was nice enough but only a few other people there. The restaurant empty and a few people eating in bar. Not much atmosphere. After a bad nights sleep we checked out. The gentleman at reception took our payment and didn't chat, he didn't even ask us how our stay was, he wasn't interested im affraid. It's a shame as could be a nice hotel but not recommended at the moment.

    5
    « Rocky Horror Resurrected Murder Mystery Night Event »

    I've attended four of these now, each one seems to surpass the previous event held at this hotel. As it was Halloween, the hotel was busy but that didn't mean a decline in service, if anything they excelled infact. There was a 3 course meal, which between the 18 of us everyone at the complete menu - with no complaints. The food was hot and very good indeed. There was plenty of vegetables too. The staff were always on hand if anyone needed anything which made all of evenings an enjoyable one. Murder Incorporated provided the entertainment and they too were better and though most of us got the wrong murderer (ok a couple of us did, not me!) we thoroughly enjoyed the acting and the interaction. If you've not been to one of these before then what are you waiting for. A couple stayed over and stated what a good sleep they had & the breakfast was really good too I'll be back for the next one on 27 February 2016.

    3
    « Disappointed »

    Just returned from a two night stay with my husband as we needed a bit of R & R following a stressful time.we were hoping to spend most of the weekend 'holed up' in the hotel just chilling as we figured there was everything we needed to escape from the stresses of life...a room, restaurant and a bar! on arrival, we headed to the restaurant which was busy and loud (but, ok..we didn't expect it to be quiet..that might have been too much to ask).This didn't last long and soon, we were the only ones left eating (it was still only about 7pm).Again, this was fine, if not a bit weird as the staff were busy stripping the tables all around us.Having asked for the dessert menu,we were then left..to the point that we gave up waiting and left.The meal itself was OK.. Nothing special (especially for the price).On enquiring the following morning how much the buffet style breakfast was (£8.50 each) we decided to head a short walk down the road to Wetherspoons which, by comparison served a lovely (large) freshly cooked breakfast and great coffee for us both for less than £10- a saving of over £7. We ate here in the evenings too ( great selection/great prices and atmosphere).During our stay, the reception on the TV was extremely poor (many guests complained).. We were told that it was due to a problem in the area (but not every tele was affected?). Anyway, we won't be returning. Probably ok if you're visiting the area out of necessity but if you're after a nice chilled out weekend,slobbing in front of the tele then you may be better staying at home.

    4
    « Nice hotel, a little noisy and hard to find »

    When I stayed at this hotel I remembered recieving an email saying not to follow the sat nav as it would take you to a different location and it provided instructions to follow. This however is difficult to follow if you are travelling from far away and have no sense of direction such as I! I had to call twice to ask for directions on how to get to the hotel, it would make more sense to provide details of a postcode nearby as I had to keep stopping the car to look at the directions that had been emailed to me. When arriving at the hotel the staff were very nice, they didn't offer to help me carry my 4 bags I was carrying which was a bit of a shame so I hauled them up 2 large flights of stairs alone - saved me going to the gym i guess! The room was comfortable but the walls were very thin and when I stayed there were quite a few builders staying over, this meant that I had to listen to a lot of loud swearing whilst they were on the phone in the room next door from both sides (I'm not even sure if they were talking to each other). Luckily I travel a lot so I had my (industrial) sized ear defenders to hand and managed to get to sleep. For dinner I ate two starters which were very nice, staff were chatty and friendly as were other people in the bar. There was an odd boiler noise in my room too, I think the boiler must have been located somewhere close to my room as whenever someone turned on their tap within a 5 mile radius it would wake up the boiler which would raw and rumble for a little while before returning to its slumber! Great location hotel and I would stay here again I think I would just specify that I would like a quiet room - very clean hotel.

    5
    « where,s everyone gone ?? »

    its a great place with lots of room ,great bar , foods good. but there no one there. booked for a long weekend,fine no problem ,turned up good room. food good, beer very good,but the place is a ghost town,sorry where have they all gone ?? just a short walk from the hotel and your in the countryside, which is great for walks and wildlife.

    4
    « Plenty of parking, decent bar and restaurant »

    The hotel itself can be a bit tricky to find as it is on the A6003 on the way out of Corby. Once there you will rewarded with a good sized car park. The reception area is huge and the staff friendly. The bar is well stocked and was busy all the time I was there or in the restaurant. There is no where within walking distance so just as well really. The food in the restaurant was served quickly and efficiently. I'd stay here any time again.

  • 5
    « A Family wedding »

    Arrived on 22nd Oct. for 2 nights & was made very welcome by the efficient reception. We were here for a family wedding & there where quite a lot of family members staying. We had a great evening buffet & wedding breakfast, which were all well presented. The rooms were very comfortable, in fact too comfortable, as I did not want to get up on both mornings! The hotel looked after all of the wedding guests without exception. The breakfast was well presented & plenty of choice. Eat as much as you like!!! On the day of the wedding I was a little early at the bar, & on my own, The hotel staff were all busy at that particular time, & the manager, who was in the area at the time, came over and apologised for the wait & served me my drink himself. A very nice touch, most appreciated. If I have cause to require a hotel in this area again, I would definitely book here again. Thanks for making us all welcome.

    5
    « Great when you find it! »

    This seemed an ideal stopping point on our way from the West Country to north Norfolk. Working from SatNav directions for post code, we took 2 shots at finding the hotel - SatNav's problems, not ours. So your's might do the same thing! Very efficient reception, executive room spacious and spotless, heating/aircon efficient, decent sized tv. Only problem was towel heater in bathroom (the only source of heat) was not working. Quick call to reception and someone came up to investigate. (We were offered an other room, but declined as we had installed ourselves) Looked like blown fuse. Five mins later and back with replacement fuse and all working. No need for 1st class degree in Greats from Cambridge! Job done, very efficient. We decided to have dinner in the hotel and were pleasantly surprised to have a very good meal, well cooked and excellent service. Excellent breakfast too. We were fortunate to book this room at half price! Excellent.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Stayed for 4 nights for business and I have no complaints what so ever nice hotel, nice staff, good service and good prices very happy with the overall experience, would definitely recommend and stay again.

    4
    « An out of the way place worth finding.. »

    Whilst this hotel is somewhat off the beaten track, it does surprisingly well. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the beds nice and firm for a good nights rest. The hotel food is better than many hotels I have recently visited.

    5
    « First class »

    Superb hotel , very well appointed and very spacious. Our room was excellent and very comfortable. We did not have an evening meal there as we were out and about all day but enjoyed a very good breakfast there and a special note about the waiting staff who were very helpful and welcoming with beaming smiles, I did not get her name but the black girl especially was excellent.

    4
    « Excellent value for money »

    My husband and I g got a great weekend deal through living social. We found the hotel clean and tidy. The staff were all welcoming and friendly. We had dinner and found that to be your standard sort of pub food but nice all the same. The breakfast in the morning was buffet style with a lot of variety.

    4
    « Good with excellent customer service »

    My partner and i stayed here for the second time in three months on Saturday night. The room was very good,very clean and quiet. The reception staff were most helpful. In the morning we invited 4 guests to have breakfast with us. We had done this before,and again it was no problem,and it was a first class cooked breakfast We spoke with Lydia,the Scottish lady,who was most helpful and polite. We will certainly return,good value for money and very helpful staff. THANK YOU.

    5
    « Highly recommended! »

    Excellent friendly service, made to feel welcome as soon as we checked in (Claire you are a star). Large clean room and facilities, with an excellent buffet style breakfast. Can also recommend the restaurant. Will definitely use again when in the area.

    4
    « Great Hotel - Food appalling »

    The hotel itself was great, clean, friendly and a huge room. I would definitely use the hotel again. The Very Good rating is for this reason. However..... 1 the menu did not describe adequately the food that was served i.e. BBQ chicken burger was actually chicken breast shoved in a white bap and smothered in BBQ sauce 2 food served was not as described on the menu i.e. steak chips served not French fries 3 the quantity of food served was ridiculous, the chicken burger was actually one and half chicken breasts, the bap was the size of a side plate, there was enough chips for four portions and lastly the lettuce in the burger was iceberg and limp Please update your menu and reduce your portion sizes. We did advise the duty manager who took all our comments on board and said she would pass them on.

    3
    « In dire need of an overhaul, but okay »

    Rooms are spacious and generally clean, although there were some small dried spots of blood on 2 of the pillows. Not too big of a problem as the comfortable beds (if you like soft) had 4 pillows to choose from. Bathroom was also clean, but the shower was very iffy: low pressue meant the water just dribbled out of the rain shower head and the showers have shower curtains :( The (omnipresent) firedoors are very noisy, as is the entire hotel: bring earplugs! The food in the lunch buffet was far from high cuisine and frankly not very good: dry fish or greasy meat. The floor, covered in carpet with a very wide variety of stains throughout the hotel, is extremely creaky, which is very annoying when you're in a meeting with presentations and people walk through the room, creaking away. However, it's relatively inexpensive, wifi's good, staff is okay and the beds are comfy.

  • 3
    « An OK hotel »

    Not an east hotel to find on Satnav as Rockingham Road is long and the hotel is situated at the end farthest from the town centre. Stayed here for 1 night midweek on business, friendly meet and greet, room clean and large with comfy bed. Basic tea and coffee, no flavoured teas or biscuits, bathroom tired with a leak around the top of the shower head which flooded the bathroom. I didn't eat evening meal there but did go for a good pint of Doom Bar but otherwise the bar was dead. There was a good buffet breakfast and overall my stay was Ok,

 

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