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Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel building itself is very business looking; however the staff make up for the lack of homeliness by the friendly and helpful service. All members of staff are there to help you and when they ask can they help, they truly mean it. Thank you for making me feel at home away from home in a very commercial environment. :-)

The man who checked me in was very strange. He took ages and had no warmth whatsoever. I was put in a horrid room which was close to a fire escape where someone kept going out to smoke which meant that my room stank of cigarettes and I was regularly woken up by the crashing of the door. I did complain and had a call from a manager who was nice and gave me 5k points but I won’t get that lack of a nights sleep back and the overall experience was very bad

1 night was enough tbh. Arrived early evening and check in was super quick and very pleasant. Dinner in the restaurant was offered so was booked in however there was no need to reserve me a table as there were only 3 other occupied tables the whole time I was there. Menu wasn't grabbing me much and of the few dishes I did want to try they were all unavailable as a new menu was coming in the following day. Unlucky. Settled for carbonara which was a huge mistake. Admittedly the portion size was massive - was too much for 1 person. However it was vile. Firstly the top layer had browned slightly and was a little stiff, underneath was more creamy coloured but it was so sweet I couldn't eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. I think they had either put leeks into it or sweet onions but neither has a place in carbonara in my opinion. What should have been a reasonably simple dish to cook was just disappointing. If you like sweet carbonara you may enjoy it. The waitress was fantastic and immediately asked what was wrong with the dish and straight away offered to take the charge off and get me something else. I wasn't fussed about a refund and didn't want a replacement meal, but the offer left me unable to complain even if I had wanted to! Brilliant move! She also brought me a large glass of wine which was much appreciated after a long journey/day. Nice cheese board albeit limited selection but decent portion sizes. Coffee/tea in room, hairdryer, iron, toiletries etc walk in rainfall shower was easy to operate. Room clean and bathroom pretty decent. Bed not the best but definitely not the worst. Room overlooked a disused concrete area but who cares for 1 night. Room had a sofa bed too which made the room quite large and comfortable. Breakfast is hot and cold buffet. Cold meats and cheese seemed to have been finished and not replenished so settled on hot hot counter. Sausage, beans, eggs, mushrooms, bacon, hash browns. Toaster and bread available also mini muffins and pastries, coffee lovely and hot. Help yourself to juice. Having travelled by train from our regional office, I felt a bit isolated as there is nothing near by and the hotel feels literally in the middle of a field so take supplies as also no uber!! Would stay again for business overnight would not stay again for pleasure or longer than 1 night. Outstanding customer service from every person I had dealings with. Great staff team.

This is an OK hotel for business, generally quiet & comfortable rooms. Good quality free Wi-fi and free parking for guests. There is bar food or a restaurant (beware the automatic service charge) with decent food & drink service. The hotel has a pool & small gym with a dry sauna. Very close to M1 junction 18.

We got married here November 2015, it was a perfect day, we came back last year complimentary for evening meal bed and breakfast, the food is amazing and the staff are polite, friendly and can’t do enough for you. So we decided to come back for our 2nd anniversary. We haven’t been disappointed. Room is comfortable and clean. We booked the package, evening meal, bed and breakfast. We have just been for our evening meal, it was absolutely delicious and so filling, we have been treated to 2 glasses of prosseco on the house and a special little sweet from the chef. We feel very spoilt and will definitely come back next year for the 3rd anniversary. Well done to all the staff your customer service is second to none.

A ‘typical’ Holiday Inn standard - clean, quiet rooms with comfy beds. Close to the M1 (far enough away so you can’t hear it!) with a large car park. Restaurant was good and not overly expensive with local friendly staff.

The Accommodation was great, the rooms clean and food excellent. We were told upon registration to provide a car registration to avoid a 100 GBP parking fine. Holiday Inn employ a private company to police the parking at the Motel. Little did we know that we were about to be slugged with a 100 pound parking infringement for being registered guests of the Holiday Inn. Nice surprise for us when we returned home! How did this happen? When you book and provide your details to the front desk, your car registration details are recorded. Or so we thought. Not the case as the parking infringement attests. Make sure the Clerk at the front desk always records your registration. A very sour end to an otherwise perfect stay! Smithy

Convenient located near the M1. Hotel has recently a refurbishment by their looks of it. Hotel room was of good quality with a comfortable bed. It was nice to have a room with a walk in shower not soothing that you get that often in the UK. Breakfast was of good quality with a reasonable choice and the usual tea and coffee.

My job takes me all over the country but when I'm in the Northampton area I could easily stay at hotels closer to my place of work. However, very few hotels provide excellent accommodation, have a superb restaurant and most importantly, staff which care and go above and beyond to ensure your stay is memorable. This is why I am prepared to travel further to stay at this hotel; I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, why not try it for yourself.

Great hotel despite being very close to the M1 there was no noise. It was a really peaceful hotel inside and out. Relaxing atmosphere. Great breakfast with a good choice of items whether you wanted a cooked breakfast or just cereal, as it was a Sunday morning it was nice and relaxed and didn't feel rushed to eat the breakfast.

Northampton M1 Jct18 Northampton England

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Crick, Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18 is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Haddonstone Show Gardens and 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Daventry Country Park. This 90-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. Althorp House and Sixfields Stadium are also within a 20-minute drive of this Northampton hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18's 90 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free parking is included with your stay. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | King 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 469 reviews