Holiday Inn Northampton West
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Flore Northampton

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Our Top 5 Travel Tips for a ‘Safecation’

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It’s all a bit higgledy-piggledy, isn’t it? Our Northampton hotel has your back though. We see hundreds of travellers every week, so we’re experts on this! Read on if you want to know our top tips to travel safely this summer.


Let your hair down! But tie it back.


Holidays are all about freeing your inhibitions and exploring. You can let your hair down metaphorically, but for those lucky few who have lovely, long hair, it’s essential to tie it back when you can. The virus is able to nestle in long hair, so keep your locks out of sight and out of mind. Perfect for a really badly-timed bad hair day!


When in doubt, sani out


Did I touch that gatepost? How long ago was that? Have I touched my face since then? How many people touched that before I did? We know, we’ve been having those thoughts too. Keep hand sanitiser easily accessible to you at all times. When in doubt, get it out!


Mask your fear


Whether it’s a train, plane, bus or taxi, masks are not optional, they’re mandatory. You can make some for yourself which can be machine-washable or if you’re lucky enough to have a supply of medical masks already, bring plenty with you. Check out this YouTube guide for a no-sew face mask, or click here to learn about how to preserve your mask to get the most wear out of it safely and responsibly.


Gloves off


It may seem counter-intuitive, but taking your gloves off once you’re seated on transport is necessary. Please don’t touch your phone (because we all know that one fact about how dirty our phone screens are!) hair, face or clothes. Seat yourself and take your gloves off from the inside out, and dispose of them responsibly. Gloves seem like the easiest option, but they can do more damage than good if not worn properly.


Don’t make contact


It’s almost impossible to travel without spending a few pounds. When you can, it’s important to use any contactless method that’s available to you. From a card, phone or even an Apple watch! Download your banking app on your phone and program your cards into your phone. As a bonus - most travel tickets are available on your phone too, giving you less contact with public machines.



We hope you enjoyed our blog on top tips to travel safely. We try to keep it light-hearted when we can, however it’s still important to remain vigilant and safe. Our hotel in Northampton cannot wait to welcome you back through our doors soon, and please know that when we do, your safety and wellbeing is our highest priority.



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Holiday Inn Northampton West Reviews



We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.

Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.

We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!

Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.

Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.


Mojacar, Spain

Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.



Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.



Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.



Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.



This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!

Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.

The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.

So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.


Dandenong, Australia

Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.



Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.

Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.

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