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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 56 Hotels in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing and different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a great find. Needing just one more night away on our journey home from Scotland, we picked this hotel on the merits of price and distance. The location, within the university campus, is immediately relaxing. The hotel atrium has a real "wow" factor that is continued into the rest of the building. We had an executive room which had a huge, comfortable bed, and a clean modern bathroom with a walk in shower.
The hotel has free wi-fi access, which should be the standard for all hotels in the UK.
Treat yourself to a meal in the Brasserie, but allow for a wait if you haven't booked ahead. Although the wait in the very relaxing atmosphere is no hardship at all.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, as is ensuring our guests have a truly memorable stay.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

No complaint regarding the room, good size, great bathroom, very clean and quiet. It is located in a beautiful setting within the campus. Lake and garden walks are a must to be enjoyed after a long hard drive. The reception area reminds one of an airport terminal with lots of empty space.
Sadly it has a few let downs. Breakfast – we were met with a dirty plate, a large piece of what looked like paper attached to the bacon and worse of all from the table we could see beneath the partition below the cutlery and tea stand. This was thick with dust, cobwebs, fluff and was just not what we expected to see. As breakfast is self-catering we found the food layout to be very awkward and user unfriendly and became congested very easily, an accident we think is inevitable.
The evening meals at the bar we found to be rather expensive for what it is and the fish very, very greasy.
Must say we would stay again as we have relatives in the area whom we visit but we would not be keen to dine here.
Disability point – If you have a blue badge do not use the two bays in the lower car park as this means having to use steps and then a long zigzag to gain entry, park in the upper car park where you can access the hotel on one level.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, September 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest feedback about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel. All feedback is very important to us here and all your comments will be taken on board and looked in to.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best.

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Lancs
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33 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was our second stay at the Orchard hotel and we were not disappointed! We bought a great deal on travelzoo which included dinner and a bottle of wine, the food was really good and the wine was also very nice. Rooms are on the small side but very clean and comfortable. Last time we had an exec room but this time just a standard double. We still had a king size bed/zip twin so we slept really well. Very quiet even though the hotel seemed to be quite full. I would definitely recommend this place for a break.

Room Tip: Choose an exec room, lovely bathrooms.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, as is ensuring our guests have a truly memorable stay.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Modern can be very good, or very bad.
This was great. Surrounded by the wonderful campus grounds - devoid of students this time, the hotel catered for our every need.
The reception was friendly and efficient.
The room was well appointed - a little small, but perfectly adequate (although no drawers!).
Plenty of good choice for the evening meal, and a massive choice for breakfast.
A wonderful place to relax - try it.

Room Tip: They are so helpful that a simple request should produce results
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel. Our aim is to ensure all guests have a memorable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed here towards the end of August for one night on the travel zoo deal. It was a last minute decision to just get away somewhere and we're glad we did.

All staff were friendly and efficient. The room was very clean and included everything we needed (our only gripe was that there were only 2 teabags provided, but we were provided with more without quibble once we asked at reception).

The meal in Bramleys was way better than we'd expected. The menu is limited on the travel zoo deal but we both found something to our taste on there. We both had the ham hock for starter and then I had the hake and he had the chicken and all were delicious. The portions are small so we paid for a side dish of buttered potatoes and felt nicely full after the 3 courses.

There is a nice ambience about the hotel and it made for a very relaxing short break from home. We would both definitely recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, August 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a great review about your recent stay here at the Orchard Hotel. It's great to hear what our customers think about the facilities available, and I am glad your stay was a memorable one.

Please do visit us again soon.

Wishing you all best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We did have a little trouble finding the hotel, but eventually gave up on the map and followed the signs to the East Midlands Conference Centre. The outstanding thing about the hotel is the architectural design. The foyer is completely stunning: light, airy, wonderfully situated. The room and bathroom were spacious, and everything was spotless and seemed very new. The staff were very pleasant and professional, and breakfast on a Sunday morning for 230 people was coped with effortlessly. We gathered there were over 400 guests in all. Nothing ran out. A very modern and delightful hotel. Book early for the best rates.

Green Features: The hotel ticks all the boxes on environmental concern.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, August 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel. Our aim is to ensure all guests have a memorable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
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Warwickshire
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This hotel is situated within the most scenic campus of Nottingham University, is ultra modern, yet totally comfortable in every way.
We first discovered it via a Travelzoo offer ( we did have a glitch - but this was eventually sorted by the manager)
So we returned just two weeks later with my elderly parents, as we knew they would love it too, plus the hotel and surrounding gardens are mobility scooter friendly.
Our second visit was total perfection, from check in, to our room request, and especially in Bramley's Restaurant, where the service was warm, informative and friendly (thank you Luke and Mag) and the three course meal was exceptional. My 82 year old Dad proclaimed it his best meal out ever!
Our beds were so comfortable, we all had really good night's sleep, helped by excellent sound insulation too.
Breakfast was a feast, absolutely delicious, and our special requests delivered promptly and with a smile.
We will return regularly, as this has become a very special place for us to visit for a relaxing, high quality break.
Thank you to all the team at the Orchard who made our visit so enjoyable on every level.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, as is ensuring our guests have a truly memorable stay.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

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 56 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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