I had a 4 night business trip and found this hotel slightly over-rated. I was nearly knocked out by the automatic doors in the entrance to the reception. You have to get really close to activate it and then they open outwards. My suitcase was being pulled behind me so I had nowhere to reverse. I expect an appearance on 'You've been framed' very soon.
I wasn't impressed with the bathroom either. There was a skid mark on the towel, but then I remembered it was the one I'd used for my bath that morning. The fan is so noisey that I didn't hear the maid enter. She wasn't too impressed when I walked out dripping all over the floor (I wouldn't mind, but I'd only been for a wee).
Staff were excellent though, food was first rate and even when the restaurant is closed on a Thursday, I managed to get a salad from the lounge. Beware, the buffalo burger is HUGE - don't fill up on bread whilst waiting. And why does everyone ask if I want a pint or half pint when I order orange juice.
I would stay again but that's because there is very little choice in Daventry. Barcelo is apparently going down hill and staff are rude I hear from colleagues.
Free Wifi and UK phone calls very nice for non-business travellers.
Off to Saudi in two days - Any tips welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel is located in Daventry in Northamptonshire. This hidden gem is surrounded by 220 acres of delightfully peaceful grounds; so it’s quite easy to forget that it is a mere 14 miles off the M40 and 20 minutes from the M1. Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel is home to a 27 hole Championship golf course, a superb leisure club, relaxing spa, tennis courts and a fishing lake. In fact the hotel's eight sparkling lakes are behind our four-star hotel’s name. What's more the hotel has an indoor ten pin bowling alley - great for family fun or on an evening of laughter outside of the meeting room. The hotel has 24 flexible conference and meeting rooms, 200 complimentary car parking spaces and are proud to offer some great stimulation for conference and events; from self-contained meeting areas to superb team building space. ... more less
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