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Holiday Inn Rugby/ Northampton M1, Jct 18

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stopped overnight last week- great place to relax readay for the next morning. Used the gym and Sauna facilities, as well as the restaurant at night and at breakfast. Bathroom in room very clean and modern. Only thing to mention is the temperature of the room - like being back in the Sauna!!!

Have had a bit of a break from writing reviews until recently and definitely felt it was worth commending this hotel. I am s weekly visitor usually for two nights and am always disappointed if I can’t get in. Check in is always cordial and the rooms clean quiet and well equipped. The food is good in both the restaurant and bar and both have a relaxed ambience and friendly staff. Hard days and long journeys are always made better by the experience of this Holiday Inn and it’s by a distance the best choice in the vicinity. Nice touches like having printed off directions sheets in times of traffic disruption demonstrate an attention to detail which it would be easy to overlook. Well done Holiday Inn you do it all so well.

Stopped overnight with our daughter on route to another holiday inn. Don't forget to log your car on the parking system at reception is my top tip. Great pool and leisure facilities which we all enjoyed before back to a quiet night with room service. Staff helpful throughout.

It was amazing and definitely our favourite hotel ever. Thanks from Rachel. We had a lovely waitress called Nicola. Thanks from Annabell. A little break between Christmas and new year as have family who live nearby. Had a lovely time as always - all of us really enjoy the food. Staff very friendly towards our girlies. Many thanks and will return soon.

We checked in here for convenience and wasn't expecting much just a comfortable nice stay in a chain hotel however were completely surprised by pretty much everything. Check in was quick, easy and friendly (just the way we like it), the room was exceptionally clear and spacious and the staff were friendly and attentive. OK the hotel is a little business like but the staff and food (amazing) more than make up for anything like this.

This was a base for a black tie event we were attending in Rugby. Therefore we didn’t spend much time in the hotel. However the receptionist was so friendly and got us checked in efficiently. The room was large with a sofa bed in it too which we used as a sofa only. The double bed was comfortable, clean as was the entire room. The towels were good quality and we had a nice view of the grass area out the back of the hotel. The bathroom looked brand new was was immaculately clear. I also took my small dog so the grounds were perfect to walk him in and he was made welcome too. Great value considering how little we paid including breakfast. I can’t comment on breakfast as we didn’t make it.

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.

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 within a 15-minute drive of Haddonstone Show Gardens and Holdenby House Gardens. This 90-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. Daventry Country Park and Northampton Golf Club 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 475 reviews