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Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY, England
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Ranked #10 of 30 hotels in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Here-my-am Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here often. Always clean, quiet and comfortable. Staff, especially front desk, really pleasant. Right in the centre so good for bars and restaurants. I would certainty recommend for both business and pleasure travel

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GMHIDerbyRiverlights, General Manager at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review. With regard to your heading of 'not great for parking'; we do not have an onsite car park but we are able to recommend the Westfield Riverside Car Park a few minutes walk from the hotel and we offer 50% discount on the overnight charge. We hope to see you again soon.... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here this last weekend and visited Alton Towers the next day which was around a 40 minute drive. The hotel was lovely, very clean and spacious. The staff at check in and breakfast were very helpful and prompt. The room was comfortable and clean. However was a little noisy when rooms nearby used the water supply. The breakfast... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a family trip to Alton Towers. The hotel is spotless and is really well positioned for the town centre and for the theme park which is a straightforward 40 min drive through lovely countryside. We paid £195 for two nights for 4 people and for that we got two rooms - the boys' rooms was massive... More

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GMHIDerbyRiverlights, General Manager at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your delightful 4 star review. We are glad that you had you had a great stay with us as your base for Alton Towers and that your children appreciated the added benefit of interconnecting rooms. We do hope that you choose to stay with us again for your next trip to Alton Towers. Kind Regards... More

Widnes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night, check in OK, checked in a little early which was good. Hotel nice, rooms decent size, quilts too small, shower more of a trickle but rooms had a bath too. Didn't have breakfast but it was £9.95 if you wanted it. Plenty of food places nearby. Carpark a ripoff at £15 a night. Overall a nice hotel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights whilst attending a neaby music festival. As i am not much of a camper I was thrilled at the idea of staying in a hotel for the weekend. On arrival we were able to check in early, roughly 11am. Recption staff were both very friendly and helpful, pointing us in the correct... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights while attending a music festival nearby. It was about a half mile walk from the Derby train station and half the price of the other Holiday Inn in town. Clean, large, lovely rooms with a mini fridge and excellent bathroom. Glad we didn't get a room facing the bus station that is connected to the... More

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239 reviews 239 reviews
50 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I've been staying here for 3.5 years now and consider it home from home. The staff really make this a great place to stay and anticipate my needs really well. The restaurant lacks imagination and quality and is expensive for what you get. There is lots of choice around and about, so this doesn't phase me. The rooms on the... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The 4 star hotel is well situated in a pleasant part of Derby city. We chose this hotel because it was pet friendly and centrally located. My 2 children were in an adjoining room. Rooms were clean, a good size, and well presentented. We didn't try the restaurant but breakfast facilities were good and staff were attentive. A downside wass... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, responded to this review

Dear Andrew S, Thank you for staying and taking the time to post a review about our hotel. While I am pleased with your kind comments about our clean rooms, good breakfast and attentive staff, I regret to hear that your stay was negatively impacted by the noise levels you experienced on your first night and miscommunication regarding parking fees.... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Really was looking forward to stay here after some great reviews and an overdue visit to Derby. The hotel is in view of the river, over from shops, near bars a food places. The Carpark is over a 2 minute walk past the local bus station. It was charged at £7.50 by the hotel, of which I found out was... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, responded to this review

Dear Cheeksontour, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry you were not satisfied with the service you received from the restaurant staff. We were disappointed to read that when you visited the restaurant you did not find it to your tastes, we will review for possible modifications so to better accommodate our guest in the... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here bank holiday Sunday quite unexpectedly as we actually booked the hampton by hilton just round the corner but made a swift swap to this hotel because we werent impressed with the hilton. We were greeted very friendly at reception and a room was quickly sorted for us. On the way up to the room I already felt... More

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GMHIDerbyRiverlights, General Manager at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for your recent review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us; and your comments will be shared with our teams to see how we can improve our overall service experience. It's great to know that you will stay at a Holiday Inn based on your stay with us; and hopefully if you do... More

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Address: Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby
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Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights 4*
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#2 Business Hotel in Derby #3 Luxury Hotel in Derby #9 Family Hotel in Derby
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Holiday Inn Derby-Riverlights is situated next to the Westfield Derby shopping centre in the heart of the city. Derby bus station is next door and we're a 10-minute walk from Derby Midlands rail station. Flights touch down at East Midlands Airport, 14 miles away. You'll feel relaxed when you step off the bustling street and into our sleek Lobby, with its 4-story glass atrium. ... more   less 
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