Was having mini family reunion - some live north, some south, so hence stay in the Derbyshire. When arrived at 15.30, several groups standing around not able to get into their rooms despite the hotel stating you can get in from 14.00. When we did get in, there were no towels in our room. Very prominently displayed piece of paper illustrating film selection available including soft porn - did state parents could contact reception obviously to bar access, but would have preferred not to have kids charge in and read up on it!
Spa pool v. small, unsuitable for swimming if more than 6 in pool. Could only eat in restaurant at either 6 or 9 despite our early arrival and attempts to book. Would echo what others said re limited expensive menu. At breakfast big groups sitting round not able to get into breakfast! Had not seen this before in any hotel. Strange since it was a buffet breakfast and there were free tables inside. Think some of the restaurant problems due to logistics - the tables just needed clearing more quickly, also teas and coffees could have been made part of buffet (with urns etc) thus freeing up staff time. Possibly more restaurant staff required at peak time.
Despite all this, staff friendly and hotel looks nice and attractive. Rooms. as others have stated, have nice beds and sheets etc. Probably just renaming the spa would help - 'junction 28' not the most evocative.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Derbyshire Hotel South Normanton
- Derbyshire South Normanton
- The Derbyshire Hotel South Normanton, UK