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“Magical start to Christmas” 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Magical start to Christmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our stay began with a delicious afternoon tea. Transport was provided to take guests to the local church for Carols by Candlelight service. On our return we were greeted with a glass of mulled wine. We then had a truly excellent meal in their award winning Dovecote Restaurant. An overnight stay in the luxurious hotel was followed by a super breakfast. The staff are a credit to the Management, so obliging, attentive, friendly but professional. The Christmas decorations are beautiful, truly a Winter Wonderland. All of our party agreed we would love to do it again next year.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 17, 2014
Dear Victoria

Thank you for your review following your stay here at Morley Hayes for our annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight.

It is a wonderful evening and we are delighted you all had a great time
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Every Christmas since Morley Hayes first opened my wife and I have enjoyed a Christmas Meal with colleagues in the Dovecote Restaurant. It has always been an enjoyable and memorable occasion when we have been able to enjoy excellent food and service in lovely surroundings. Although we are all now retired we keep coming back which is testimony in itself to the staff of Morley Hayes. Having now left the area ourselves we were able to allow ourselves the extra treat of staying in the hotel overnight, which was a most enjoyable experience. The quality of the rooms and the facilities were of the highest standard and we can certainly recommend the penthouse suite to anyone. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in looking after us so well.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 8, 2014
Dear Brian

Thank you very much indeed for your review following your stay here at Morley Hayes. We are now in our 23rd year and we are delighted you still visit us.
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Glasgow
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Arrived with a sick travelling companion
Breakfast waitress must have informed management who introduced himself and offered any assistance which might speed his recovery - followed up by further offers of assistance if necessary.
Location is relaxing and beautiful

Staff attentive, Professional & courteous




Room spacious. Quiet & comfortable

Not much more one could ask of a hotel

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, February 17, 2014
Dear Marian

Thank you for your review following your stay here at Morley Hayes. I am sorry to hear your companion was ill and hope he made a speedy recovery
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Risley, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I organised a Christmas Party for 40 ladies, from initial enquiry to the end of the dinner , I cant compliment the venue, the food and the staff enough. As a large group the food was fresh , tasty and interesting , the staff could not do enough for us. The decorations were tasteful and the venue is fabulous. I would definitely book here again.. Thanks for a great time

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, February 8, 2014
It is very kind of you to post such a lovely review of your Christmas Party held here at Morley Hayes. It is sometimes difficult to organise events for lots of guests but I am delighted it all went smoothly.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Thank you so much to Morley Hayes for a wonderful birthday party. Everything was perfect and many of my family and friends commented on the venue, the food, the friendly staff, and the view! It was a fantastic day. I think they'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Kate

Thank you so much for the great review of your birthday party held here at Morley Hayes. A belated Happy Birthday!
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Derby, England
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I arrived at the Morley Hayes Hotel and was immediately greeted by a very polite receptionist who could not do enough for me. I was in need of help as I had an unfortunate incident with my car. The manager (Jackie) went above and beyond the call of duty to help me out. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough!

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Dear Elle

Thank you so much for passing on your thanks
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Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Visited Morley Hayes hotel for a cookery demonstration of ideas for Christmas followed by a lunch. The cook was Rachel Green, well known for her skills, and she also works together with Morley Hayes and their catering team. Arrived at 10am for a coffee and a mincepie. Rachel then cooked and baked a range of food, nothing too complicated, and most recipes could be adapted to personal taste. She had Jane as her 'helper'. Jane is a manager at Morley Hayes, but they made a good double act with lots of humour. Opportunity to taste everything followed by a lovely 2 course lunch. Well worth the £29.95 cost, and a great idea as an early Christmas gift for friends. Hope they do it again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, February 17, 2014
Thank you June for the lovely review of the cookery demonstration here at Morley Hayes with Rachel Green. It was a huge success and we are repeating it again this year. We will keep you posted on the date
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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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