Group annual get together
09/10/2017 Rajkathane, Bedford, United Kingdom
We are a group of some 40 people (grown in numbers from original 30) from ages 4 month to 98 years. We meet once a year for a get together to catch up. For the past 2 years we chose this hotel, on the... more
We are a group of some 40 people (grown in numbers from original 30) from ages 4 month to 98 years. We meet once a year for a get together to catch up. For the past 2 years we chose this hotel, on the weekend of September 23/24.
This hotel is located in the heart of England, almost in the countryside, 10 miles from the beautiful lakes of Rutland water. The hotel has spacious grounds to the front and back. All the rooms are recently redecorated very tastefully, with new TVs and other in-room facilities. The layout of the hotel is spacious. The staff are very kind and most helpful and friendly. There are some function rooms--we had occupied the one on the 2nd floor, and it is very spacious. The breakfast is sumptuous. There is a very large car park of the hotel. The room rates are very competitive and include breakfast.
The hotel is suitable for weddings (including in the large back garden), other functions and I believe, even boxing matches !
A word of caution about the sat-nav location: the hotel's post code ends with 1AE but that takes you to the wrong end of the Rockingham Road, which is a very long road. The hotel does not have a building number this causes some confusion. It is better to use the post code NN17 - 2AE; this was the advice of the hotel's reception staff and we found it more reliable.
We had not been to Corby before and really liked the town: it is green, easy to get around with excellent public transport connections. Rutland water is famous for all kinds of water sport facilities as well as other outdoor activities like cycling, rock-wall climbing. There are a couple of stately homes nearby to visit and a lovely country park with a museum in it. less
Philip T, Manager at Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for you comments on your recent visit to us. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do pride ourselves in the offering we have at the Hotel and you certainly have summed us up well in your review.
I do hope you will return again in the future