I stayed at The Orchard Hotel for one night whilst attending a conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre. The location is very convenient with all facilities for work & leisure to hand. The eco-aware hotel is set amongst the university grounds which are incredibly green & there are lovely walks nearby. There is ample parking, the rooms are pretty trendy & incredibly comfy. Lovely bed & funky toiletries included. The shower was great too. The pool is a 5 minute walk away & it's great, just flash your room card & it's free. It's open early too so can get in & out before work starts. Don't see a problem with this really nor do I have a problem with the charitable donation. It's a £1 for goodness sake & is going to great causes. If you really disapproved of it so much (previous reviewer) you can ring reception in advance, there is clear guidance regarding this in the room. It's hardly a service charge lining someone's pocket- it's for charity. The only gripe I'd have about my stay was breakfast, the food was tasty but the service & organisation pretty chaotic. However, this can be forgiven as on the whole staff were friendly, attentive & approachable. I'd definitely recommend it here, especially for work purposes its a great
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adjacent to the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, architects and interior designers have developed the eco-friendly building featuring accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and maximum use of natural daylight. Spanning 330 acres, hotel incorporates an executive lounge, 160-cover restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Built to the highest environmental standards, the hotel will feature state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are also incorporated. ... more less
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