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Highgate House, A Sundial Venue
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Groom's Lane, Creaton NN6 8NN, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Creaton
Peterborough
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had one night break at the hotel, staff were fantastic, so helpful. Waitresses in the restuarant eere so friendly and helpful. We even got invited in to a wedding reception while we were there, it was lovely so friendly. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Highgate house is the perfect place to have your wedding. Every member of staff, from Jo the wedding planner to Sara, Allison and Mary the dining staff, are so professional and helpful with such attention to detail.
We were so looked after throughout and didn't need to worry about a single thing.
Highgate boasts a beautiful drawing room, library, baronial room and honeymoon suite.
The food for our wedding breakfast and evening guests was divine, our guests reporting it being ' the best wedding breakfast we've had'.
Our guests travelled from far and wide and we were proud to host our wedding day at this lovely venue.
Our guests included babies, wheelchair users and children and these people were accommodated so well.
All had a very comfortable nights sleep, a swim and a lovely breakfast.
We cannot find a single fault with this venue and the service it provides.
We are definitely returning to stay, dine and spend time at Highgate house.
We spent our mini moon at a very well known 5 star spa hotel which cost a lot and the two just do not compare.
Our only regret was not spending our mini moon at Highgate.
Thank you to the staff that attribute so much to the success of this venue, you are truly amazing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thompson, Norfolk
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I've just returned from a conference at Highgate House Hotel. It was a really enjoyable three days. The food was delicious and so much of it, the staff were friendly and helpful and the room I stayed in was quiet and comfortable. The outdoor activities around the grounds were good fun and it seemed that nothing was too much trouble.

This was definitely the best planning days event organised by Red Cross Training so far and I hope we can return here again in the future. Thank you to everyone.

Room Tip: The Maple Rooms seemed to be better than those in the Courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The staff were lovely, the food was delicious but it is 1.36 am and I am awake because a couple in another room are having a conversation - Not an argument, no raised voices, just a discussion but I can hear nearly every word! Yesterday morning at 2 am someone decided to have a bath, I heard the water run, I heard their body squeak against the side of the bath as they got in and then washed themselves and then finally it was as if the water was running away through my room.
Do not stay in the courtyard rooms, they have paper walls and you will get no sleep. I can't wait to go home to have a rest!

Room Tip: Do not stay in the courtyard rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Midlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a lovely old house with quite a few modern building attached or surrounding it, but the blend of old and new goes well. We stayed here for a wedding weekend and it was difficult to critisise any of the service or standards. We started with drinks in the gardens which were attractive followed by the formal reception. The table decorations, the hall itself and the food were all of a very good standard. Staff were very polite too. Our accomodation was a small bungalow type of room, very comfortable bedding, spotlessly clean bathroom with hairdryer etc. Tea and coffe were plentifull. The following morning started with a full cooked breakfast in a very roomy restaurant atmosphere. The selection of cereals, teas, coffees as well as fruit was very good. This is a great place for a wedding reception and I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Owners of this hotel get undercover and stay in some of the rooms they are poor.

Broken furniture, bedside lights not working, dodgy towelrail, dirt in windows, cobwebs in various corners, poor shower, bath so high from the floor you might need to absail down the side to get out, trailing power leads instead of fixed sockets, no soundproofing whatsoever between rooms, soap dispensers that were reluctant to give me any soap (I needed my negotiation skills to persuade it to come out), no heating in the room, tables at breakfast not cleared until you ask them to clean them - Too tired to go on anymore.

You should let people know that there are conferences on all the time and that getting a drink in the evening needs a seperate bar for us small group of travellers

However as with everything there were good things.

The food is very good and the Chef is excellent and is a good standard bearer for the Hotel.

Bosses you need to keep people like the Chef but you will begin to lose people if you don't buck your ideas up.

Go on I dare you to sleep in a few of your rooms

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I used to loathe using Premier Inn type hotels but when you have places like Highgate House PIs' will win everytime.

The Highgate was in desperate need of a makeover , as everything was old and dated except for the bed which was actually the best thing in the hotel.

Food was ok, staff attentive but I don't want to to listen to the guy next door unzipping and using the toilet and I don't want to hear every word from people speaking in Reception.

If you are going to maximise room space use proper insulation.

The "new" dining room/breakfast room was modern but it only makes the rest of the hotel look dated and tatty in comparrison.

Predominantly used for conferences/meetings so large groups enter the bar at the same time making it difficult to order one or two drinks and they block up the bar making it hard to get to.

Then they all go to eat and then you become an after thought in the restaurant as they are busy getting 20+ people their dinners.

Come on Highgate get some decent insulation in the rooms, get some whitener to make the bathroom tiling look less mouldy, put down some decent carpets and keep things looking as new as possible - I think they call it maintenance????

Room Tip: choose one as far away from reception as you can get
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Highgate House, A Sundial Venue

Address: Groom's Lane, Creaton NN6 8NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Creaton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Creaton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Highgate House, A Sundial Venue 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based in and around a seventeenth century mansion, Highgate House, although a conference venue, still has 98 superb bedrooms which are perfect for a restful night's sleep. The spacious rooms, housed in accommodation areas throughout the estate, are individually decorated, comfortable and beautifully appointed. There is a mixture of single, double and twin rooms. Highgate House offers superb food and leisure including indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and tennis court. Visitbritain 4* Guest Accommodation. ... more   less 
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