Highgate House - Northampton52.33661, -0.96007
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom
The contemporary Highgate House is a 4-star hotel and offers an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Operating in Northampton since 1663, this hotel features original architecture and modern comforts.
This hotel is about 18 km away from Wicksteed Park.
Creaton, The Jetty (opp: unmarked) bus stop is located nearby. There is Birmingham International airport at a 60 km distance.
Highgate House Hotel offers 97 guestrooms appointed with free wireless internet, individual climate control, LCD TV, television with satellite channels and IDD phone with all the sights of Northampton within easy access. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.
Eat & Drink
The onsite modern restaurant specializes in European cuisine.
The hotel offers a storage room, a safe deposit box and a lift along with a business center, a meeting room and a copier to respond to the needs of all guests.
Guests with children at Highgate House Hotel can take advantage of a mini club and a game room. Such sports activities as hiking, lawn tennis and cycling are provided on-site.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2012. Number of rooms: 98.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Tennis court
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Doctor on call
- Wake up service
- Newspaper service
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Catering service
- Packed lunches
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Garden area
- Barbeque grills
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Flat-screen TV
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
In the Room
Main building is beautiful and bar and restaurant are pleasing on the eye. Food was of a high quality, particularly breakfast. Staff very friendly. Very rural surroundings.
Wine that we ordered withe dinner was warm (it was white and had not been refrigerated). Staff didnt seem to understand wine etiquette so to speak ( I am far from a wine expert either! ) and when told the wine I ordered was warm I was offered another bottle, which was not on the wine list, from a different country and the waitress had no idea what it was. Having said that she was very pleasant but clueless. We ended up having to put ice cubes in the wine, not ideal on a £20 bottle.There was no apology either. Annexe buildings are not very attractive from the outside, and we were in one. No bath in the room. Food selection in main restaurant, whilst of a high quality, was limited and not very adventurous.
The comfortable bed ! Service was excellent and the friendliness of the staff could not be faulted.
I had not realised from booking on the web that we would not be staying in the main house and it was a disappointment upon arrival to find we were elsewhere. I would ensure I booked by telephone in the future to ensure I coulddiscuss the booking>
The very freindly and helpful Staff
The staff were all very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food for breakfast, bar snacks and evening meals were excellent. There was complimentary hot drinks, water and fruit available all day. Plenty of tea, coffee and water in your bedroom.Very comfortable beds and pillows. Set in lovely countryside but best to go out for the day.
My expectation was for a quiet time in the country and the hotel was on a fairly busy main road and our room was sideways to this room so there was a fairly constant traffic noise most of the day and some of the night. Ask for a room at the rear of the complex. It is very popular for weddings, parties and conferences so our first night saw 5 events happening and then the conference people started arriving on the sunday and monday. The main hotel is kept for special occassions and the rest is in blocks around it, quite tastefully done but the pool block is the furthest away so we didnt bother to use it. If it rains you could get wet going over to the restaurant for breakfast!
Comfort of room and equipment. I was surprised to see an iPod docking station - that was good. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Staff in the restaurant was polite courteous and helpful and the food excellent. I will definately return if I return in that area.
The room had tea stains on the wall by the electric socket under the TV. There was dust on the bedside table. The net curtains were dirty. The shower had mould on the join between tiles and tray.
The staff were friendly, very helpful, making sandwiches for us even though the kitchen was closed, as we had arrived late due to the bad weather, and served us in the bar, the food was very good, hot and fresh breakfast buffet.
I had an 'old blood stain' on a pillow case, which I know was clean but it did not look nice, I pointed this out to housekeeping and mentioned to the reception when I checked out. The radiator in the ensuite did not appear to work either, which was brought to their attention upon check out.
unforiunatly due to busy schedule did not have time to use any of what looked like very good amieneties,but what i did use were very good eg resteraunt coffee lounge.
the staff was extremely helpfulland polite ,made us feel most welcome the food was very good and reasonably priced,was a joy to stay
felt the the layout of diningroom tables ,where a little close together,for two people and the table was overly cluttered,
Staff were very friendly. Comfortable hotel that seems like it is primarily a business training centre but a good centre for a weekend break to the Northampton area.
The room we stayed in was noisy due and we could hear people walking along corridor up stairs.
Lovely room, fantastic breakfast, beautiful grounds and free bikes to ride in the country.
The room was spacious. The breakfast was very nice.
We hadproblems with the shower and no hot water. They did sort it quickly and offered us another room.
Good value, clean room, all we needed for one night
Unwelcoming receptionist, room overlooked a busy road so had a very disturbed night's sleep
Pleasant and efficient welcome at reception, gave plenty of information. Free wi fi access in room, (another hotel I considered wanted £15 per hour! needless to say I didn't book). Dogs are welcome and there is a nice walk around the grounds. Good breakfast with plenty of choice and served from 7am a bonus for us as we had to be at a show early each day. A decent strong cup of tea! Heated towel rail in the bathroom, very important as nowadays hotels expect you to re-use your towels.
There was no where to put toiletries in the bathroom, the nicely tiled and decorated bathroom needs a shelf. Ditto the bedroom, no luggage rack, no where to put suitcases and the tiny wardrobe doubles as a store cupboard, housing a heater, fan and iron and smelt musty. No drawers for clothes only a a very nice, but ineffective writing desk taking up too much space. This would not be a problem if staying overnight only, but as we were there for 4 nights we had more luggage.
Rooms lovely small (that was stated in the booking) but very comfortable, restaurant was excellent, lovely atmosphere staff all friendly
Only negative for us was the pool and sauna are in different locations
A wonderful hotel with so many amenities given for free, but would be charged for elsewhere.