I booked 1 nights b&b with Sunley as I had an early interview with the university the following morning. The campus location was pretty much spot on for me being stones throw away from the main uni buildings where I needed to be and the secure parking meant no traffic or looking for spaces on the big day, as well as being cheaper than the travelodge up the road.
The rather corporate lobby is staffed by efficient and friendly receptionists who had me checked in in no time. The room itself was clean and spacious with an equally good ensuite bathroom. The decor was rooted firmly in the 80s along with the price but was all in good order with everything working as it should. The bed was very large and very comfortable with good pillows that were soft and pliable, better than some hotels i've stayed in that cost twice as much.
One thing that could be an issue was the room temperature. The room was equipped with a large adjustable radiator which didn't seem to be on. This suited me in any case as I like a cool room to sleep in but I could imagine it being a little too cold for some guests tastes. Also lack of wifi in the rooms is something most budget places have sorted out by now particularly as this venue seems to cater for business clients. There is however free access in the bar and communal cafe area.
Facilities such as the lounge bar had a reasonable selection of ales, lagers and ciders as well as the usual shorts for a decent price. There was a very good selection of bar meals freshly prepared on the premises too.
Although not a holiday spot, Sunley conference centre is perfect if you're in Northampton for a brief stay on business or visiting the university and served my purpose well, providing me with a decent nights sleep before my interview.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in landscaped university grounds close to the Northamptonshire countryside, the Centre is less than 20 minutes' drive from the M1. It offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi and free, secure parking.Rooms are comfortably equipped with en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee-making facilities and LCD TVs. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge areas.A continental breakfast is provided each day, and the bar stocks a range of bottled real ales, lagers, soft drinks, wines and spirits. The bar also offers a range of informal food, prepared and cooked in our own kitchens using locally sourced ingredients. Last orders for food is currently 8.45pm and the kitchen closes at 9.00pm.The A14 is 25 minutes away by car, while the M6 motorway can be reached in less than a 30-minute drive.Sunley offers a comfortable base for business meetings and exploring the Northamptonshire countryside.Check in from 16h00, Check out at 1000 on day of departure.Free Cancellation if Cancelled by 10am the day before arrivalAll Reservations are subject to a Pre-Auth Credit Check ... more less
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