My visit to this hotel was based on the fact that I was attending The FA's Licensed Coaches Club Conference 2012 but I would certainly come back again simply for the hotel and the staff were keen to point out to all of us coaches that although the hotel is a partner with and used by the National Football Centre (A hundred metres down the path) it is by no means exclusively for the use of those visiting the NFC.
I don't normally stay in 4* hotels...I'm quite happy to stay in a Premier Inn but I must say that the rooms were absolutely impeccable and easily the best hotel I've ever stayed in. A 40"+ flat screen in the room with Sky, huge bed, spotless bathroom (Waterfall taps, non-slam toilet seat, seperate bath and shower) that even included a TV speaker with adjustable volume and views of the rolling fields outside. The lunch, breakfast and gala dinner at the conference were provided by the Hilton restaurant and for food that was made to be served to 250+ people it was a high standard.
+ Worth a treat stay. Great hotel in beautiful grounds.
+ For football fans, it would certainly be worth combining with a tour of the new football centre.
+ Amazing rooms.
- For a getaway it's great, but there isn't a massive amount to do surrounding the hotel that I saw on the way in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the stylish Hilton at St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent hotel, nestled in the National Forest and geographically in the center of England. Located six miles west of Burton upon Trent and 35 miles from East Midlands Airport, the Hilton at St George’s Park is close to the M1, M6 and M42 motorway links. St George’s Park is home to the National Football Centre, designed for training coaches, teams and studying sports medicine and science. Take advantage of this Hilton hotel's proximity to the park to hold a meeting or event using our modern facilities and 19 flexible meeting rooms. Take advantage of ample parking at the hotel and stay connected with complimentary WiFi access throughout. Relax in a guest room or suite decorated in rich, warm colors. Enjoy the view from large windows and refresh in an elegant bathroom with separate bath and shower. The workspace includes a comfortable ergonomic chair and a large desk with integrated US and UK power outlets. Upgrade to a deluxe or executive-level room for more services and amenities. Sip cocktails in the bar or savor specialties in the restaurant. The hotel features a health club, indoor swimming pool and a spa. Admire the tranquil scenery of the forest or seek out the thrills at Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Theme parks. ... more less
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