Kettering Park Hotel and Spa Review

If a luxurious spa day enveloped in comfort and indulgence is what you’re searching for, look no further than Kettering Park Hotel and Spa in Northamptonshire, UK.

Sometimes, one night away from the chaos of daily life is all we need to rejuvenate our minds and bodies.

Images of Luke and Kay at Kettering hotel and spa which include lamb dinner, pate starters, spa pool Luke and kay in there spa robes and the double room we stayed in at the hotel

What makes Kettering Park Hotel and Spa so special, you ask? Well, let us share our experience with you!

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Front entrance with two wicker rabbits in shrubbery at the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa


The Kettering Park Hotel is tucked away in the charming town of Kettering. It offers a perfect balance of relaxation and recreation on a scale that makes it impossible not to feel at ease.

Front entrance Kettering Park Hotel and Spa


Abundant free parking is available at the hotel, making your stay stress-free.

Car park of the Kettering hotel and Spa



Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6XT

Telephone – 01536 416 666

Email – [email protected]


It is best to book ahead to avoid disappointment; spa treatments must also be booked. We pre-booked a spa deal package with the Kettering park hotel website.

Spa Day Package

The experience includes all the little extras that make it truly special – a bottle of chilled house Champagne in your room upon arrival and use of the spa facilities from check-in to check-out.

A bottle of champagne with two glasses included in Kettering park hotel room with spa package

Dinner in the evening in an AA Rosette restaurant (with a £30 per person food allowance), and A la carte breakfast the following day. This getaway has everything you need to rest and relax, making it the perfect escape for those who want to indulge and pamper themselves.

Hotel lobby and common areas

Upon arriving at the hotel, the warm and inviting atmosphere instantly eradicated the day’s stresses and gloomy weather.

Welcome to the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa sign above the doors of the hotel

There was a cute cat in the lobby when we arrived, who I have been informed is not the hotel’s cat. It just seems to like visiting!

A cat out side the entrance to the Kettering hotel and spa

The main staircase and entrance seating area are stunning! The ambience is warm and welcoming, with a lovely country house vibe that instantly puts you at ease.

Seating area with fire place at the Kettering Hotel and Spa


The friendly reception staff greeted us with smiles, promptly checked us in, and directed us to our room.

Luke checking in at the reception at the Kettering hotel and spa

Don’t forget to check out the board, which has information on where to visit in the local area and what activities the hotel has during your stay.

Guest activity board in the lobby areas of Kettering park hotel

Check-In Times

Check-in time is 3 pm, or to make the most of the stay, you can pay £25 for an early check-in, allowing you to enter at 1.30 pm.

Worth it to get some extra time enjoying the leisure facilities and property amenities at Kettering Park Hotel.

Check Out Times

Check-out time is 11 am. However, you can also request a late check out of 1 pm for £25.


As well as the numerous staircases, a modern, efficient lift gets us to our room quickly and safely.

Luke in the lift in his spa robe at Kettering Hotel and spa


The Kettering Park Hotel Spa, with its leisure facilities and the amazing spa staff, are one of the main attractions of the Kettering Park Hotel.

Spa entrance at Kettering Park Spa Hotel

The spa has a communal seating area to relax, eat and drink before or after enjoying all they offer.

Kettering Park Spa lounge area

Soak up the tranquillity of a large pool – you can swim some lengths or float away. Refresh and revive your mind, body and soul in the sauna, steam room and indoor pool. Step into the spa treatment rooms and let go of all your worries as you indulge in relaxation and renewal.

Pool area at the Hotel in Kettering Spa

Feel yourself melt away as you enjoy an exceptional experience. Kettering Park Hotel and Spa take pride in tailoring its treatments to each guest, ensuring a bespoke therapeutic journey. I was spoiled for choice between body treatments, facials, and luxurious massages. The leisure facilities are included with your room booking.

Sauna and steam room

I loved the sauna and steam room in the spa! Nothing quite like the relaxing, soothing feeling of releasing tension from your body, breathing in the warm vapours, and letting the day’s stresses fade away.

It’s incredible how much better you feel physically and mentally after spending some time in the sauna’s dry, warm atmosphere. The steam room’s increased humidity helps purify the skin and lungs, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

An excellent combination, soothing aches and pains while invigorating your senses. Overall, the hot tub, sauna and steam room highlighted my spa experience.


The indoor pool and jacuzzi hot tub at the spa is simply wonderful. The pool is a great size, perfect for swimming some lengths to get a good workout or to float around and relax. There is also a shallow kids’ pool for the little ones to enjoy.

The jacuzzi hot tub is an excellent addition, with its powerful jets massaging your muscles and soothing away any tension.

Kettering Park Spa pool and seating areas around the pool

And the spa area is simply perfect for unwinding, with a sauna and steam room to rejuvenate your body and create a tranquil atmosphere.

However, one downside is the lack of loungers around the pool area. While there are some comfortable seating options, there are not many loungers to relax on, which can be disappointing if you’re looking to spend a lot of time in this area.

Treatment Room

Opting for a full body massage which was booked and paid for on the day we booked the hotel to ensure we could get the time we wanted.

Kettering Park Spa treatment room with Luke in a bed waiting for massage

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a couples massage! Dim, mood lighting sets the tone as you enter your temple spa massage room.

Choose from an array of relaxing oils – depending on the scent and effect you want to achieve. Let expert therapists remove your worries as they treat you to a deeply calming and energising massage. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated!


We looked at the fitness centre gym before we left. It was large with plenty of modern equipment and air-con, but we didn’t have time to work out.


The package we booked included a free upgrade to the superior double room. The attention to detail was apparent, from the lavish furnishings to the calming pictures that dressed the walls.

The Kettering Park Hotel and Spa Double Room is an excellent choice for a comfortable stay. The comfy beds provide ultimate relaxation, while the armchair with footrest offers a place to put your feet up and relax.

Double bed room at the Kettering Park Hotel

A desk and chair are also provided – perfect for working away from home. There’s also a wardrobe with an iron and hairdryer, satellite TV and a radio alarm clock in case you need it.

Double bed, bed side tables, arm chair and flat screen tv in a signature room at the Park hotel and spa in Kettering

An additional makeup seating area with excellent lighting, plus a tray to put your straightening iron on. It’s perfect for getting ready for your meal in their rosette restaurant.


There was a bath, a shower overhead, and all the necessary toiletries.

Complimentary toiletries at Kettering spa hotel room bathroom

Our only issue? The shower curtain instead of a screen is not my preference, but many people wouldn’t mind. The hot water ran fast for the bath on the plus side, so it’s all good!

Bathroom in a double room of Kettering Park hotel and spa

Relax comfortably in the Kettering Park Hotel rooms, featuring a tea and coffee-making station with a selection of hot chocolate, peppermint and English breakfast tea.

The little touches, like the Lavazza capsule coffee machine and fresh milk.

Lavazza coffee machine with spare coffee filters and instructions

The fluffy bathrobes and slippers were provided during the spa experience, and you can even buy them to take home.

Kettering Park Hotel and Spa complimentary robes and slippers

We had a wonderful short break in the signature double room with comfortable beds. Highly recommend this room for couples looking for a romantic retreat.

Kettering park hotel also has family-friendly room options, such as a family room set up with extra beds for larger groups.


Free wifi was fast throughout the hotel, making catching up on emails or browsing the web effortless.


The bar has a warm, inviting atmosphere and ample space to relax and unwind before dinner. The large seating area is perfect for mingling, chatting with friends or even for solo travellers to enjoy a drink and a book.

What I loved most about the bar was the variety of drinks on offer. From classic cocktail’s fantastic wine selection to local beer, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.


What stood out immediately was their use of local produce and fresh ingredients to create British-county classics that come with a twist – it was clear that quality and taste were the top priority.

Luke and Kay at Dinner table holding wine glasses at the AA rosette restaurant in Kettering Park Hotel and spa

The on site restaurant is a perfect place to have a great dining experience, and the restaurant boasts a gorgeous large fireplace.

During the warmer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace, with a cream tea and spectacular views of the landscaped gardens.

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with your loved ones at the Kettering Park Hotel.

In the summer, they offer a delightful outdoor seating area to enjoy afternoon tea at the lawn club.

Lawn club and seating areas in the back garden are of the Kettering park hotel

Delicious hand-crafted cakes, finger sandwiches and savoury treats, crumbly freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam – the perfect treat for you and your nearest and dearest.


We had a delightful dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, which began with our delicious starters. I started with the Fish cake topped with warm egg and caper sauce, a perfect combination of flavours and textures.

While Luke opted for the Chicken liver parfait with shallot jam, chicken skin, and toasted sourdough that was beautifully presented on the plate.

We couldn’t resist the Chef’s special Lamb pave with carrot for our main course, which was absolutely divine. The lamb fillet was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy, with incredible flavour. Adding to that, the slow-cooked lamb on the carrot just melted in the mouth.

Lamb pave, braised new season carrot with mint sauce for mains

The care and attention given to creating such a unique dish were greatly appreciated.


To end our meal, we shared a trio of ice cream that was the perfect conclusion to the sublime experience.

Salted caramel, cherry and vanilla ice cream for dessert

Overall, the dining experience was nothing short of amazing, as everything was perfectly cooked, and we felt dazzled by food that was not only flavorful but also beautifully presented.

Treat yourself to something special with the impressive wine selection at Kettering Park Hotels. There is something for every taste, from bold reds and light roses, crisp whites to sparkling wines.

Wine cellar next to the dining areas of the Kettering hotel and Spa

We look forward to our next visit and the opportunity to indulge again at the hotel’s restaurant.


The next morning, we started our day with the perfect breakfast experience at the hotel restaurant.

Table set for breakfast at the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa

Instead of a buffet, we were given an a la carte breakfast, which I always love, as it feels more personal and unique.

Eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce mushrooms for breakfast

What was extra impressive was the way they catered to our individual needs. I requested an egg florentine but without a muffin to cater to my dietary restrictions, and the chef happily obliged, serving it on a bed of mushrooms, which was divine! Additionally, I indulged myself in some fresh fruit that was sublime.

Selection of Tiptree jams, chocolate spread, marmite and sugars

Meanwhile, Luke went for something more traditional; a flaky, buttery croissant with Tiptree strawberry jam. Followed by eggs royale served on a muffin.

Eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce served with smoked salmon on toasted muffins for breakfast

The overall experience was breathtaking. The restaurant’s attention to detail and the quality and freshness of the food were all present in the breakfast meal we enjoyed. It was the final touch that made our stay at the hotel one that we will never forget.

Northamptonshire map showing where local produce comes from which is served in the aa rosette restaurant at the Kettering hotel and Spa

Also worth noting is that a lot of the ingredients used at the Kettering park hotel are sourced from the local area.

Daniel Thwaites

The Kettering Park Hotel and Spa is part of the Daniel Thwaites Group, a growing collection of independent outstanding pubs, restaurants, inns, hotels and spas across England.

Conclusion Review of Kettering Park Hotel

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that offers a mix of tranquillity, indulgence, and relaxation – look no further than Kettering Park Hotel and Spa.

From the ultimate dining experience at the restaurant with amazing staff to the luxurious spa facilities that provided us with an excellent opportunity to unwind and take some time out from our busy lives – And so, with a heavy heart but a rejuvenated spirit, we left Kettering Park Hotel and Spa.

Luke and Kay in their spa robes hold glasses of champagne

The quality and care of every detail we experienced throughout our stay made it clear that this spa and hotel is dedicated to making their guests feel comfortable, pampered, and stress-free.

We had an unforgettable holiday and can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel & spa as the ideal destination for a relaxing weekend away or memorable getaway.


  • Larger than the average double room
  • Robes available to use during the stay
  • Early check-in and check out available.
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Fantastic food and drinks
  • Fresh Milk and Biscuits included
  • Cold drinking water dispenser


  • Lack of lounge chairs in the spa area
  • Shower curtain (I would prefer a glass shower screen)


What are the check-in and check-out times at Kettering Park Hotel and Spa?

Check-in time is 3 pm, and check-out is 11 am.
To make the most of your time, you can enjoy an early check-in at 1.30 pm for £25, and a late check-out 1 pm for an additional £25. A great way to make the most of your stay at Kettering Park Hotel!

Is there a pool at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa?

Yes indeed! Kettering Park Hotel & Spa has a fabulous indoor pool and a shallow children’s pool for the little ones.

Is Kettering Park Hotel & Spa accessible?

At Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, everyone is welcome! They offer wheelchair access and special facilities for disabled guests. To ensure all your needs are met, call them before visiting to find out more!

Is there room service available?

Kettering Hotel and Spa, offer a delicious room service menu right at your fingertips! Check the tv screen or card menus for an incredible dining experience in your room.

Is there a kettle/hair dryer/iron in the room?

Yes, all are included in the room.

Can I use spa facilities on an overnight stay?

Yes, when you book for an overnight stay, the use of the spa pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi hot tub is included.

Wicker rabbits in the front garden areas of the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa

Places to visit Nearby

From grand stately homes to peaceful parks, Kettering Park Hotel and Spa have a wide range of activities to explore and enjoy in the local area and is less than an hour away.

Visit the iconic Burghley House, a magnificent 16th-century Elizabethan country house surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens.

Visit Boughton House, one of England’s grandest stately homes in 3,000 acres of beautiful parkland, or head to Althorp House and Gardens to discover the amazing history and architecture.

Don’t miss out on seeing Blenheim Palace either – it’s truly one of Europe’s grandest Baroque houses.

Rushton Triangular Lodge is worth visiting, too – its Tudor architecture is well-preserved and stunning amidst its peaceful surroundings.

Wicksteed Park is Northamptonshire’s oldest theme park, with many recreational facilities for all ages to enjoy!

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    • Hi Natalie! We are so pleased that you like the look of the Kettering Hotel and Spa.
      The breakfast was superb with great options, let us know how it goes if you stay there 🙂


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