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“Winter Wedding” 5 of 5 stars
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The Morley Hayes Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Morley
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Winter Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We recently (04-01-13) got married at Morley Hayes and had a perfect day! From our initial visit to look around the facilities to the day itself, everything went perfectly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Any questions or queries we had were answered efficiently. Jane, our Master of Ceremonies was brilliant. She ensured we knew what was going on and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be – thank you Jane, you helped us relax and enjoy our day!
The food, both for the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet was amazing and all our guests were equally as complimentary. Every member of staff we came in to contact with was pleasant, accommodating and, seemed to enjoy their jobs!

From start to finish the day was wonderful, the room looked stunning still with its festive decorations and the tables looked better than we could have imagined. All our guests also commented on how pretty the drive looked lined with the Christmas trees on their way down to our wedding suite too – an added sparkle for a magical day.

So thank you Morley Hayes for making our winter wedding dreams come true!

Room Tip: Like many other couples we upgraded our more than adequate Executive room on the first night to a su...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Alsion and Alan
Thank you for the time in posting a great review of your lovely wedding day. It was a beautiful day for everyone involved.
Our very best wishes to you both
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our third visit to Morley Hayes for NYE and we weren't disappointed..lovely decorated Pavilion room, full off balloons, party hats, Christmas decs and party poppers (some 18" long!!!) the food was excellent as per usual, but I think it has been the same menu each year. The disco was very good and catered for all ages, a piper played for 5mins and we had a fantastic firework display at midnight. We then just walked across the car park to the hotel, the rooms have always been clean and well presented, even a chocolate on the pillow. We will be booking for next year again..thanks to all staff for making NYE a great night.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Happy New Year Linda

It was a very good night on New Years Eve! I was on duty all night and the whole place was buzzing with atmosphere! The Piper plays around the bars and restaurants and was on the balcony of the Pavilion at Midnight. I think he may have been outplayed by the noice of the fireworks.

The menu does vary slightly each year but we do tend to have the Sirloin of beef on each year.

Very best wishes for 2013
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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I got married on 20.12.2012 and we wanted to write this review to express how happy we all were with how our day went! Nothing was too much trouble to the staff who waited on us at Morley Hayes and they looked after us so well! everything was just perfect!

Our Master of Ceremonies was also fantastic! So organised and ensured we didn't have to think about anything on the day...she also kept our glasses full and checked in throughout the day to ensure everything was as it should be which is very important when it's your wedding day!

All our guests commented on how lovely the room looked and how wonderful the food was! In fact the food in particular was a massive hit with everyone! We had a vegetarian on the day that we had unfortunately overseen and it was no trouble at all when the staff were made aware of this to provide a vegetarian alternative - I'm not sure anywhere else would have accommodated that issue so smoothly! So for that we are incredible grateful to the staff- it saved us a lot of potential

Throughout the planning of our wedding - right back in May when we booked - the service was fantastic! Any questions we had (and we had a lot!) we're answered so quickly and everything we wanted was provided!

We felt so welcome to pop over whenever we wanted and we didn't have to think about a thing on the day itself! The hotel room was also just fabulous! We upgraded to a suite and it was luxurious!! And the breakfast was also just fabulous! Your have your order taken for hot food which had some lovely options! Kippers...porridge...full english...continental....and a choice of toast, yoghurts, fresh fruits, croissants....you name it and it was there! ! It was also very lovely to see our MC again that morning who wished us well!

So for all the support with our planning and the service and warmth we all received on the day itself - we would recommend Morley Hayes as the perfect venue to have a wedding!

Room Tip: If you are getting married - we got an executive room in with our wedding but decided to upgrade. F...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Hayley

Sounds like you had an amazing day! Thank you so much for your time in posting your review. I have printed a few copies off and put them up in our staff areas. They love it! Weddings are such happy days not only for the bride and groom and guests but also for our staff as they are such lovely atmosphere to work in.
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife and I were married locally at Smalley Church and picked Morley Hayes as our reception venue and stayed at Morley Hayes Hotel (Penthouse suite) on 23rd December 2012.

Morley Hayes Wedding Reception Comments:-
I can not think of any words that can possibly describe highly enough our Morley Hayes experience. Whilst appearing calm, friendly and professional, every single member of staff `worked their socks off` to ensure every single person in attendance was happy. The attention to detail was incredible. After tearing my suit getting out of the wedding car upon arrival, the Morley Hayes Events supervisor (Annabel) and her team immediately arranged a super repair job without being prompted. To our relief, Annabel also helped my clueless ushers and me(!) to attach our buttonhole flowers to our suits! The room decoration instructions we provided were very complex but we left them with the Morley Hayes events team to follow - the room was set up exactly as per the instructions given and we were thrilled with the results! The Managing director of Morley Hayes brought out some hand warmers for my bride whilst we were outside having photo's taken. The wedding breakfast was absolutely beautiful and special dietry and seating requirements were also taken care of with no problems at all. Completely fantastic experience.

Morley Hayes Hotel Comments:-
After the superb wedding reception we then landed in our super luxurious and conveniently located hotel. From the second you walk towards the hotel you can tell that you are going to have an amazing stay. It is simply stunning. The service is simply top-drawer and the room we stayed in (the Penthouse Suite) was incredible. We had never stayed in a room as inviting, cozy and luxurious. Everything appeared to be brand new, immaculately clean and tidy. The shower was quite simply the best shower I have ever used, the television built into the bath wall tiles was a brilliant novelty and added a touch of class and the bed was incredibly comfortable. I could go on to mention how fantastic the golf course view was from the large balcony and tell you about all the food and drinks available around the room but you'd be reading for a few more hours so I'll leave it there and just say this...

Morley Hayes and Morley Hayes Hotel is absolutely stunning and should be everyones first choice for any occasion. Thank you all at Morley Hayes!

Room Tip: All our guests commented that all their rooms were suberb!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Colin thank you for the wonderful report following your wedding day here at Morley Hayes. We all agree it was a beautiful day. Jenny and yourself 's choice of colors, flowers and menu were all so tasteful!

The hand warmers are great - we sell them to golfers so i knew that they certainly would warm up a cold bride whilst having photographs!

Our very best wishes to you both
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Works Christmas party in the golf pavilion, this is the second year we have been and we will be booking again, I cant fault the place, good food, excellent service, good party atmosphere, everyone enjoyed it.........brilliant :-)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Mandy

Thank you for your great review following your Christmas party here at Morley Hayes. We wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Myself and my partner have just been married at Morley Hayes on the 16/12/12.We could not have asked for a better venue the room was fantastic and beautifully decorated.All of the the staff were very attentive to our guests and any request we had for them.The food for the wedding breakfast was excellent and the service exceptional.The evening buffet was also delicious with a great selection available.We spent our wedding night in the hotel in the Hollymount suite with was of high quality and cleanliness.We would highly recommended this venue to any potential couples looking to get married and we shall certainly return there very soon.Thanks to all at the venue.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thank you Gareth for the lovely review of your wedding here at Morley Hayes. We are delighted you had a wonderful day

Our very best wishes for your future happiness
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Disappointed over £400 pound to sit in the golf pavilion room ....atmosphere of a church hall ..

Really they must have been full I would not have booked if known they could not accommodate us in the proper venue ...

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for your review of your visit to Morley Hayes for the Santa Sunday Family lunch. Your report is not correct. The Pavilion is a beautifully decorated room with great atmosphere. It could not be further away from being likened to a church hall. At the time of booking it was made aware to your party organiser it was in the pavilion. It was also confirmed in writing. We have the lunches in all our three functiuon suites so i am not sure what you mean when you mention the "proper venue".
The £400 was for the whole table of 18.
I do hope that we may be able to welcome you back to Morley Hayes in the near future.
Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Address: Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby > Morley
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Morley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Morley Hayes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious AA 4 star Morley Hayes Hotel, near Derby has 32 bedrooms, all of which are air-conditioned, from the Executive Room to the Honeymoon Suite. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in Derbyshire, a golf break on our championship course, a conference venue with full meeting facilities, the perfect wedding venue or simply the best food and drink at our fantastic bars and restaurant, Morley Hayes is the ideal destination for you. ... more   less 
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