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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 80%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 440 reviews

A mix of traditional and contemporary rooms in a hotel steeped in history

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

This Grade I listed property is steeped in history and is reputed to house the staircase that Mary Queen of Scots walked down to her execution in 1587. Following extensive refurbishment, the hotel offers an open-plan eatery and coffee shop for relaxed dining. Accommodation offers a mix of traditional and contemporary, but all provide up-to-date amenities for guest comfort.

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  • En-suite rooms: 34
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 12
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 30


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 80

Getting here

A605 Northampton/Oundle at rdbt exit Oundle A427 - Station Rd turn onto New St

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A1(M) junct 17
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