Ive stayed in a fair few Best Western hotels over the past 5 yrs, but sadly this isn't one of the better ones.
Situated well on the outskirts of Corby, it has few amenities close by and the surrounding area seems lacking in local shops. However there is an Aldi (or perhaps Lidl) on the nearby industrial / retail park.
Check in was smooth enough and my ground floor room had plenty of space and had a large bed. However the overall feeling from my room, bar area and restaurant was that it was characterless and soul less.
On the plus side. Wifi in the rooms was free and a had a strong signal
On the minus side, the food served in the bar area is nothing special and I suspect much of it arrives pre cooked and / or frozen. Most meals on the bar menu are priced at £10+. I thought this was a little steep for a fish portion and frozen chips or a bought in pizza.
Breakfast was OK but not great. The cooked food is served in a buffet style. This means it is left standing and replenished from time to time. This is never the way to get a great "full English", but it was edible (barring one days congealed eggs!)
The bar area has sport on most evenings and there is a pool table available too. There's not much atmosphere but the prices are fair though.
This review may read as a bit "whiney". Its not meant to be. Aside from the wifi, theres nothing to praise about the hotel. Mostly everything was average, albeit a little bland and generic. If the decor had been purple, you would have been convinced you were in a Premier Inn.
Would I return?. For one night, possibly. But I wouldn't like another 3 night stay in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel has recently been taken over operating as an independent company which is currently investing in the hotel to upgrade the bedrooms, external space, restaurant, bar and conference centre ensuring the best quality product is on offer for all to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Rockingham Forest Corby Hotel Corby
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