OK, so we read the reviews and had our doubts but decided that the shabbiness wouldn't bother us!
In fact we had a fabulous stay. This is a grand building full of history and we were able to visit other historical buildings in the area. The staff were attentive and agreeable throughout our visit and in our view they were above average in diligence to customer comfort.
Our room was huge, clean and furnished to a very comfortable standard. There was a walk-in closet which took our baggage and clutter out of the room. Our bed was comfortable and warm enough bedding. The heating was not on when we arrived and the room was too cold but once it went on at about five pm our room was most comfortable. The water was hot, hot, hot and kept coming. There is a bath (always annoying if there's only a shower in a hotel).
The evening meal was good value and pleasant, nothing amazing but competently done. Meals were taken in the most wonderful conservatory which was warm, beautifully furnished and overlooking the gardens. Once again the staff were professional and pleasant. The breakfast choice was very good and the quality of the bacon and sausages was high.
We will be going back as it was a most comfortable stay with no irritations.
- Also Known As:
- Makeney Hall Derby
- Hotel Makeney Hall
- Makeney Hall Hotel
- Makeney Hall
- Makeney Hall Clarion Collection Hotel Belper, Derbyshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makeney Hall Hotel is a magnificent Victorian country mansion, situated in the heart of Derbyshire, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. Only eight miles from Derby and two miles from the flourishing market town of Belper, the hotel enjoys the most tranquil surroundings. The grandeur of the hotel setting combines with the warmth and attentiveness of our staff to make each guest feel at home and really special. From the informal Cocktail Bar to the elegant oak paneled dining room with an impressive oak fireplace, you’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. All of our 45 bedrooms are decorated in a warmly traditional style whilst the superior rooms have a period elegance this is in keeping the hotel’s heritage. With some of the most beautiful parts of the country on its doorstep, this hotel is also the perfect place for guests looking simply for a leisurely break in a truly hospitable environment. Picturesque grounds, impressive architecture and excellent cuisine make this hotel the perfect setting for a relaxing short break or other special occasions. As well as stunning scenery and marvelous walking trails, Derbyshire and the nearby Peak District are home to some of the country's finest stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For a family day out, enjoy a visit to Alton Towers or take in the delights of the local market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. Makeney Hall offers Free WiFi Internet Access. ... more less
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