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1 room, 2 adults

The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Station Approach, Peterborough, England, PE1 1Ql, United Kingdom

3-star hotel in Peterborough with restaurant and conference center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Fairly good value for money

The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

from $126 CAD
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Luxury Suite

What’s around The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough


  • Peterborough Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Peterborough Greyhound Stadium - 31 min walk
  • Longthorpe Tower - 36 min walk
  • Thorpe Wood Golf Course - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Flag Fen - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • East of England Showground - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • East of England Arena and Events Centre - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • John Clare Cottage - 7 mi / 11.3 km

Getting around

  • London (LTN-Luton) - 73 min drive
  • Peterborough Station - 1 min walk
  • Nene Valley Railway (Wansford) - 21 min drive
  • Spalding Station - 24 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 42 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Circa 1852 - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough’s small print

Also known as

  • Great Northern Hotel Peterborough
  • The Great Northern Hotel Hotel Peterborough
  • Great Northern Peterborough
  • Hotel Great Northern
  • The Great Northern Hotel Hotel
  • The Great Northern Hotel Peterborough


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

  • Are pets allowed at The Great Northern Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Great Northern Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Great Northern Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Great Northern Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Pumpkin Cafe (1-min walk), Pit Stop Cafe (1-min walk), and Starbucks (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 103 reviews

Fair 4.0
Lousy service. dreadful food.
I have stayed in this hotel on several occasions always hoping it would get better each time I visit. Unfortunately,y it gets worse. I recently stayed for 1 night and decided to use the hotel's restaurant. The bar was being blasted by the TV's all around the bar and restaurant. I personally like a quiet meal, no chance of that. I ordered soup followed by lamb. The soup arrived and was stone cold, This was quickly returned and replaced. The lamb arrived, the only edible part was the mash. The lamb was like old leather, tough and inedible. Again I complained, no reaction. So I left. I complained the next morning only to be told I should have reported the food to the duty manager. Conclusion, food quality poor, service poor, customer care poor. Will I stay again, no, I will be using the Holiday Express instead.
gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable accommodation in an elderly building with associated quirkiness! Pleasant, helpful staff. Excellent central location.
Wendy, gb1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Very expensive
ie10 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
I have stayed before, perfect as a stopover, or for longer if you want to visit the City.
June, gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good but noisy from the bar
Although the hotel itself is good, the music from the bar downstairs on Friday night during my stay was very loud and annoying. Maybe there should be some control over the volume of the music. It’s so loud that i could hear the tv at all.
hk1 night trip
Good 6.0
High expectations -low satisfaction
The hotel itself was fine. The breakfast service was pitiful at best. The first morning I received my coffee right away upon entering the restaurant. My hot food order came in reasonable time but the toasts were cold. What's the point of serving cold toasts??? Must be an English thing. The evening meal I had in the hotel restaurant (because it was pouring rain outside and I couldn't be bothered after a long day). The food was mediocre at best. The breakfast on the 2nd morning was a terrible experience. The coffee barista had done a walkabout and nowhere to be seen. The orange juice dispenser was empty and the service staff 92 for a full hotel :-( ) was well you get the picture. One customer, who was leaving told me it took 45 minutes to get his eggs... and there were only 10 people in the restaurant at the time. I asked for my money back and went without breakfast. I was given apologies but I told them they had a management issue - They knew the hotel was fully booked but they had no staff to cover... They might as well have let me cook my own eggs...
Claude, gb2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Won’t be back
Poor service on reception No lift Couldn’t see out the windows for condensation Light bulbs not working Needs a good clean
Val, gb1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Access to shopping and transport.
Great for a stopover. Close to transport and shops. Only down side is the absence of a lift - difficult with luggage.
au1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
To Dear
This hotel is old it is clean, but to charge what they do for a room is way to much for what you get,and that is not a lot ,stayed in cheaper hotels and the room was about the same or slightly better.Good for train station and close to town centre
mr karl, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
One night business stay.
Staff absolutely lovely. Reasonably noisy area as expected outside of a train station! Some lovely aspects, sweeping staircase, high ceilings, lots of original features. Rooms absolutely adequate, however bed quite old and lumpy.
Sharon, gb1 night business trip

The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

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