Stopped at the Ibis Wellingborough on Saturday 17/08/2013 for an overnight stay for the Monster Truck Show 2013 at Santa Pod Raceway.
It was our first time staying at an Ibis Hotel, but I was quite impressed, especially considering the cost. The hotel is clean, the staff helpful and friendly and the hotel rooms are what you'd expect from a travel lodge type hotel. Our room consisted of a double bed, settee bed, dressing table and chair, tv, tea & coffee making facilities and an ensuite bathroom with large standing shower.
There is a McDonalds restaurant and a pub called The Priory just over the car park for anyone who doesn't want to eat in the hotel. The Priory pub has adult and kids section with a playing area out the back. The meals are not very good and I would not recommend them.
The only negative point about our visit to the Ibis Hotel is that we had a second floor room which overlooked the main front car park. The noise generated by other guests returning to the hotel drunk was a problem until about 3am - not great after travelling such a long way or when you've got kids that need their sleep!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Wellingborough hotel is located 2 km from the town centre and 3 km from the railway station. Ideal for weekend stays and major annual events such as Santa Pod drag racing, the Silverstone F1 Grand Prix and the Northampton Festival. Close to numerous pubs and restaurants, the hotel features a bar serving snacks 24 hours 7 days, free outdoor parking and a meeting room for seminars and conferences. Business guests will appreciate use of wireless Internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Wellingborough Hotel Wellingborough