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“Good hotel next door to EMCC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

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De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RJ , England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Nottingham
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“Good hotel next door to EMCC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed as attending conference centre for conference. Very close to venue so ideal for the conference. new hotel. rooms nice. breakfast good, but very busy and finding tables an issue in the morning. Restaurant good, but limited choice. Car parking easy. Well signposted.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for some great comments


Kind Regards,


Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very nice hotel, only just over a year old. Booked an accessible room and adjoing room, the bed in the adjoining room was massive. The hotel was very clean. Nice new shower units, a funky one in the accessible room with a hole in the middle (just like a polo), don't know why it was there, it just fascinated me. Rooms have sky sports, except for Sky Sports 2 for some reason, but if you ask nicely, they will put in on the bar area for you (they did for us). Breakfast staff were friendly and helpful. Also reception staff, just have one complaint, we had to leave early, and although I know I had booked a second night on a non refundable basis, I was told by somebody in charge that she would "waiver my fee for breakfast" which it quite categorically states on my booking is included, and I as I was not feeling that well, could not be bothered to argue about. This soured what was a nice stay at a lovely hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for you honest opinion about your stay at the Orchard Hotel, the facilities here have been designed to a great standard to allow our customers to have the greatest stay possible.

I do apologise for the failure to meet your expectations at the end your trip, but sincerely hope this will not change your mind about using the Orchard Hotel for your next visit.

Kindest Regards,

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Spent a long weekend in Nottingham, which included visiting the Goose Fair and spending some time with our daughter who is studying at Nottingham Trent University. The Orchard Hotel is a very impressive hotel from the outside, which is matched by the facilities inside. We managed to get a bargain room rate for the weekend of £39 per night and so we weren't expecting too much. However, having read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor, we were a little unsure as to what to expect, as there have been some mixed comments. However, our experience was excellent throughout: plenty of free parking, check in smooth and quick, decent sized bedroom, only £6 taxi fare into the city, excellent breakfast, good selection of drinks in the bar (a little pricey but the quality was very good), lovely surroundings on the university campus, The staff were excellent and couldn't do more for you. We had one issue with the shower leaking and immediately someone came to our room and arranged for us to be moved to a replacement room. There is one design issue with the taps for the sink; if not on full power, water does tend to drip outside of the sink.

Overall, an excellent experience and we would certainly have no hesitation in staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for some lovely comments. I do hope that you choose us again when visting Nottingham.

All the very best,


Lasse Högberg
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we live local and so 4 of us went to the Bramley Brasserie within the hotel last night.

we had a lovely meal, not overpriced for the quality,the ambiance was good and our waiter Stephen was very helpful and personable.

We especially liked the wine list on iPad system so much better to view and decide.

We will go again and highly recommend.

Room Tip: we did not stay just used the Brasserie.but I would encourage my friends and relatives to stay here...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am so pleased you had a great dining experience at Bramleys.

Thank you.


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York, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Of all the years of visiting Nottingham this has to be the best hotel I have stayed in. It is in a stunning setting and has all the facilities you need. The rooms are well equiped and fairly new and without signs of any wear. Free car parking was also a great benefit. The only downside was that it was not well sign posted off the A52 and in the dark not an easy find. Its location being so far from Nottingham city centre would make staying here difficult it you didnt have a car or bike. Overall an excellent room and nice comfy bed. Even the shower was of a decent power to blast away the shampoo.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for another great review.

All the very best,


Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here for two nights whilst attending a conference in the EMCC next door. Large bedroom & bathroom, nice hot shower, good sized plasma TV in room with Freeview & Sky Sports channels. Restaraunt was nice with very well presented food, breakfast was self service buffet style, with a good selection. Wifi is free in both hotel & EMCC with good coverage & good connection speeds. 8/10

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for a lovely review.

All the very best,


Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night on a bed and breakfast basis. As a solo female traveller I felt very safe and comfortable. The location of the hotel means once you are there you really have to eat and drink in the hotel unless you go out by car or taxi. Car parking was plentiful and free. Staff were all very helpful. I was certainly not the only lone person there and so eating in the bar alone did not feel uncomfortable at all. Bar menu and drinks prices were reasonable for a hotel. The double room had air con, large plasma TV with lots of channels, including sky sports. Good sized bath with shower. Room decor was very modern . Room was quite small for a double so if there are two of you it might be a bit cosy. Great wifi coverage which was very fast. Overall a good business traveller hotel

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for a great review.

All the very best,


Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Address: University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RJ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Nottingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre, architects and interior designers have developed the eco-friendly building featuring accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and maximum use of natural daylight. Spanning 330 acres, hotel incorporates an executive lounge, 160-cover restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Built to the highest environmental standards, the hotel will feature state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are also incorporated. ... more   less 
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