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“Good place to lay your weary head..” 4 of 5 stars
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Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Silver Street, Northampton NN1 2TA, England (Formerly Northampton Moat House)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Northampton
Manchester, England
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98 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good place to lay your weary head..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Location is great (if you can say such a thing about Northampton)... Five mins walk from station and two mins from main market square and new bus station which is being built.
Hotel looks like a 70s concrete monstrosity which it is, but once inside it's spotlessly clean (and smells clean), and the staff are great.
Room 415, nice and comfy. Traffic noise with window open and aircon didn't work to cool the room though the heating bit worked fine. Nice bathroom with shower (no bath), the toiletries are a bit mean so bring your own. Tiniest bit of soap ever and tiny bottle of shower gel. A pump dispenser by sink and in shower would have been better.
Nice fresh room - my first time in a Park Inn, they don't do wardrobes, just a pole and hangers but it was fine. The breakfast was really good and civilized and the pool area and spa facilities were great. One tip - the lockers in the changing rooms don't lock unless you have your own padlock so take nothing of value down with you.
All in all it's a nice place to stop. More for the business traveller than anything else but I was happy there.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank tomthetank67
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PI_Northampton, General Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Tom,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and that your first stay in the Park Inn brand was a positive experience, we hope many more will follow!
Please also try Park Inn in other destinations, there are over 20 Park Inn hotels in the UK alone.

The aircon issue is rectified and in regards to the bathroom amenities, these are being reviewed and hopefully we will make a change early next year.

Thank you again for your constructive comments!

With kind regards

Jacqueline
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed at this hotel as it was convenient for a work commitment. It was not cheap but it was clean and comfortable. The thing that really irritated me was that I had to pay £10 to park for 2 nights. I understand that given it's location people might be tempted to use the hotel car park as a convenient car park for shoppers, but really is it necessary to charge guests who are paying to stay at the hotel? I accept the cost is minimal but it was nevertheless an annoyance. Breakfast ok, accept that if you are a lone diner you get put in a corner/behind a pillar. The croissants were like cardboard and should not be attempted if you have weak teeth. On my first night I thought I would go into the bar for a glass of wine, but was unable to attract the attention of the bar person who was busy writing and then made a phone call, so I abandoned this and went to my room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 1Sussexgal
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PI_Northampton, General Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. This gives us the opportunity to review the situation and correct any deficiencies we may have in our service. I shared your feedback with our breakfast team to ensure we are offering fresh food at all times to our guests.
In regards to the parking charges, we are right in the middle of the town centre, where charges apply throughout. We do offer a favorable rate to our hotel guests of £5 per night in stead of the regular £12.50 day charge. At this point we have chosen not to include the parking charges in our roomrates, to allow our guests the choice of using the facilities or making alternative arrangements, however we do take your comments on board when reviewing our pricing process in the future.

With kind regards,

Jacqueline Struik
General Manager
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Comfortable and clean rooms, and rarely any noise from outside the room to disturb your rest. The room is a good size and double glazed ans aircon in the room allows you to regulate the temerature. Breakfast is bog standard fayre and you have to ask if you want any form of egg other than scrambled, However the staff are efficient and obliging, so it is not a problem.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Barry22260
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PI_Northampton, General Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you Barry, for taking the time to give us your feedback of your stay with us.

We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Kind regards from the Park Inn by Radisson Northampton Team
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Northampton gets quite busy and runs short of accommodation - there is usually space here, due to its size. I have stayed several times, and arrived very late, or left very early. The staff have always coped admirably with my funny hours. The hotel is clean and smart, and "international" in its performance. I've never considered any other hotel in Northampton. The breakfasts are good and start quite early; the beds are large and comfortable; the bathrooms in very good condition.

Room Tip: I suspect they are all of equal quality - the higher the better for noise reduction, but there is no...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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PI_Northampton, Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Paul,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience and providing us with a good rating on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and the team members meet your expectation. We look forward to welcome you soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Helpful and friendly staff from the minute we stepped in this large and spacious hotel. Rooms clean and functional. Although personally I did feel like I was in a children's nursery with the decor etc. Great shower and good quality towels.
Excellent choice for breakfast, with nothing being too much trouble for the staff.
Good value for money and I would definitely use again if I was in this area.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Susanmary67
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PI_Northampton, Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Susan,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and based on your feedback we are looking to change the decor in near future. We look forward to welcome you soon!
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Hotel is clean, functional and staff friendly and helpful. Public areas had a bit of a revamp recently which is an improvement - bedrooms are a bit too functional for my liking but would make a good reasonably priced hotel for a business traveller. We only stay here because we attend a black tie function at the hotel otherwise it would not be my type of hotel but the rooms are reasonably priced and because we only crash in the room at the end of the night their lack of appeal doesn't matter to us. Have noticed a few people complaining about paying for car parking - prior to them introducing car parking meters this car park was always full to capacity (mostly with people using it for town centre parking). Now you can always get parked and if you look at the signs properly you will see you DO NOT need to pay for parking if you are resident at the hotel and give them your car registration details!!!! Hope this helps

Room Tip: Rooms higher up get less street noise
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Aidensgran
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PI_Northampton, Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Aidensgran,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you have found the hotel reasonably priced and did meet the purpose of your stay. We look forward to welcome you soon!
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

room clean and tidy. bed was very comfy. we had been upgraded to a business room which was a welcome surprise. the parking is £5 for overnight stays which we didn't know until we got there. very central location. check in and check out was slow, as I booked with last minute. com and the reception staff kept on trying to charge me even though I had paid through lastminute and had an email confirmation which i showed them. other than this little issue, everything else was good.

Room Tip: fifth floor room had a good view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Julie S
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PI_Northampton, Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Julie,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We regret to hear about your disappointment with the reception team please be assure that this is not our usual practise and we will ensure that this does not happen again, We are located in the city centre hence our car parking is managed by an external company who charge £12.50 for overnight parking as a Hotel we offer a discounted rate of £5 to our resident guests. I hope that the positives during your stay will convince you to stay with us again and that we will get an opportunity to show we can meet and exceed your expectation.
Kind Regards, Joe Dias Operations Manager
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Property: Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
Address: Silver Street, Northampton NN1 2TA, England (Formerly Northampton Moat House)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Northampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Northampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Inn by Radisson Northampton 4*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently refurbished with a £1 million investment, the town's only full-service hotel offers discerning travellers a sumptuous hotel experience. Located 200 metres from the town centre and less than 1 kilometre from public transport, this hotel offers unmatched convenience to all the popular sites of Northampton. All 146 of our modernly-furnished rooms include conveniences like coffee provisions and flat-screen LCD televisions. Renovations in our Buckingham Suite and 32 Superior bedrooms offer immaculate, like-new accommodation. The casual atmosphere of RBG Bar & Grill invites guests to enjoy a delicious meal of grilled favourites like steaks and burgers. As part of our full-service offerings, hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to Pace Health Club where they can use amenities like the lap pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Our Northampton hotel also offers 12 chic meeting spaces suitable for any type of gathering with capacities of 6 to 600 guests. ... more   less 
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