Wood panelling, 4 poster beds, tasseled lamp shades... the Georgian House is a lot of vintage fun. We imagined ourselves to be in an Agatha Christie novel. The full English breakfast was very good. The staff were very thoughtful in putting us with baby in the quietest room, and returning the comforter we left.
I'm always made to feel very welcome at Grundys Tavern & The Georgian House Hotel. The management & staff are always helpful & friendly. As I too was a guest on Saturday 22nd February ... I feel I need to write a review to give another perspective (to previous review)& also point out There was 'No Fire' & 'No danger to life'. The only thing that needed to be controlled & reset was the fire alarm. It was unfortunate that the staff on the night didn't know how to do this. The manager was called & he was on his way. Yet one of the guests took it upon themselves to dial 999 but they still it would seem, that them & other guests opted to stay inside the hotel rather than stand out in the cold & rain at the fire assembly point, but then complained to the fire brigade that they (the guests) shouldn't be here & that they hadn't been asked to evacuate the building 🤔??? As you can see from attached photo the fire assembly point is in fact in the car park & these notices are in every room of the hotel. At this point I did point this out to them. I am right in thinking that the guests are responsible for familiarising themselves with the evacuation procedures & escape routes & getting themselves & any others in their charge to safety of the fire assembly point. Whenever you're staying in a unfamiliar place it's one of the first things you do 🤔(I'm sure & I hope, if there was a actual fire, that guests would have made there way to the assembly point without needing to be asked or told to do so) as I'm also sure the staff on the night would have asked & directed guests to safety .... I very much doubt that the guests on the night in question would have appreciated being asked to leave & stand in the car park in the cold & rain when it was quite clear there was no fire!!! I would also like to point out that the manager didn't get aggressive when questioned about fire procedures, (as stated in previous review) he merely asked why the guest hadn't left the building then, why was he there? The manager had the guest log & asked the guest in question his room number & the guest replied "I don't need to tell you that" when the manager pointed out that he did need to tell him so he could account for him he did reluctantly tell him. I stay over quite regularly, most of the guests on this particular evening were fine, a bit disgruntled understandably due to the events, but generally ok, but others were very rude to the bar staff & manager. …
Hotel in poor state. fire alarm went off, staff had no clue. building not evacuated. no safety procedure in place. Electrics dodgey. Manager aggressive towards guests when asked about fire procedures. the only two plugs carrying pac test stickers where two years out of date.
My partner and I stopped here for the third time yesterday and as always the staff were extremely accommodating and pleasant. They happily re shuffed the rooms to give us the requested spooky room as it was Halloween and we weren't disappointed. Would love to know more about the history of the place and will endeavour to find out more on our next visit. We absolutely love this place!
Our son has just started at Derby University and is halls almost opposite the hotel. We were made to feel incredibly welcome by all the staff, including lighting the fire in the dining room, setting up the residents lounge so we could watch the football and gave us a tour of the rooms. The food was all homemade and absolutely delicious. My liver and bacon was fantastic and my wife's sausage meal the best she'd had for a long time. The others had a really tasty chicken burger and the house burger, again really tasty and well worth trying. I would thoroughly recommend the food and the outstanding service. We hope to return and stay overnight so we can try the breakfast.