Two minutes from J28 of M1 with ample parking space. Purpose built hotel about 30 years old with a few revamps and you can kind of spot elements in the decor of each of the intervening decades.
Main bugbear was that on arrival the reception was only staffed by one young man who was apparently quite new. He tried his best but there was a queue at the desk most of the evening + I had to go back later as I was unable to put drinks at the bar on the room and I wasn't asked about a newspaper for the morning. In the morning there were two receptionists and no problem. Generally the staff had a good attitude. Room was comfortable but the mustard decor and the old fashioned TV meant it felt a bit dated but was otherwise fine. Bar and restaurant areas are quite large. Menu is limited and is basically posh pub grub ( £15 for a burger) and cheapest large glass of wine > £7 !
There is a Brewers Fayre pub over the road if you fancy something more cheap and cheerful.
Leisure centre is OK . Pool is too small for a serious swim but OK for a dip/families.
Breakfast was OK but not brilliant for a 4* hotel.
Paid £75 B& B which is about right but to get that rate had to pay in advance.
- Also Known As:
- Derbyshire Hotel South Normanton
- Derbyshire South Normanton
- The Derbyshire Hotel South Normanton, UK
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family-friendly and very comfortable, you'll feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. Near the heart of the Peak district where you will find delightful walks and spectacular views. Chatsworth House, fun-packed thrills of Alton Towers, and extensive shopping at East Midlands Outlet are all nearby. Enjoy our modern gym, indoor pool, spa bath and optional health & beauty treatments. Beautiful suites available for meetings and events, from conferences to weddings. If you are planning a trip abroad, the hotel is just 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport. ... more less
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