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Birchover Darley Abbey
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Deserves a 5 star rating”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

We enjoyed a long weekend stay (Fri-Mon) at Darley Abbey and have nothing but praise for the place. We were met with a friendly welcome and a quick tour around the apartment, which was spacious and very clean throughout. The style of decor is more traditional than modern, but this is in keeping with the apartments in general. The welcome pack was a nice touch, though there are a couple of Supermarkets within a 5-10 minute drive. The kitchen area is very well equipped with everything you are likely to need, whether preparing a snack or a Sunday roast. There is also a dishwasher and washing machine. The sauna makes it that little bit special, and it's nice to have a bath and separate shower. The location is good, it's only a couple of miles to Derby city centre, and if you fancy a bit of country air Dovedale is only 35 minutes away. Overall, a really relaxing place to stay with a touch of luxury, we look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Dear Elite Magpie

Thank you very much for such a kind and informative review. I'm sure that lots of guests will find it helpful (as I write, this review already has two helpful votes and you have 33 overall, so that says it all really!).

If I can reaffirm anything in your review, it is that Dovedale gets surprisingly little coverage in literature promoting the local area. I personally live half-way between the apartments and Dovedale and it is our favourite place for a drive, taking in the stunning scenery and having lunch in one of the great pubs or a cafe in the picturesque villages.

So I'm glad you've brought this wonderful area to the attention of our guests - thank you.

Best wishes from Carl, Lisa and the team
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Just got back from our one night stop-over at Darley Abbey Birchover Hotel Apartments, and wanted to say how much my family and I enjoyed ourselves.
The spec of the apartment is superb, and the addition of the Sauna makes the stay even more special. Its great that there are still some places where you can get true value for money! This is the second time we have stayed and hopefully when we return again, it wont be just for the one night!
Special thanks to the lady who showed us to our apartment, she was particularly helpful in noticing a bulb had gone in the Sauna, which she kindly replaced for us.
Hope to see you all again soon

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you very much, Loretta, for your review. We remember you from both of your stays with us and it's always really nice to see guests return. We do try really hard to offer good value for money and feel that offering the spacious bedrooms, living space and sauna for the price of a good hotel room does deliver on that promise.

Lesley is the lady on reception who welcomed you and it was one of her very first days with us, so I'm delighted you had a great experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully.

Best wishes, Carl, Lisa and the team
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Birchover Apartments are wonderful. We stayed there in January, and look forward to returning in May. The suites are lovely, luxurious even. The sauna was a treat. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you very much Catherine, for your review. We are delighted that you have booked to come again for four nights in May. We do try and create a real 'home from home' comfort to the apartments and I am really pleased that you like it. Looking forward to seeing you again, Carl and the team
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Thank you Birchover Apartments! My husband & I stayed at Darley Abbey apartments with friends to celebrate my birthday on Friday 13th Jan 2012. The apartment was great with many personal touches to celebrate my birthday. We decided to eat in and ordered food from 'Jack Rabbits' which Birchover organised and it was ready and waiting in the fridge just needed popping in the oven. The sauna was very clean and a great way to relax.
Once again thank you Lisa & Carl and all your team for customer service at its best!

Room Tip: We stayed in the penthouse and although you can see the A38 wasnt aware of the traffic
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, February 3, 2012
Thank you Sheila B! How fantastic that you chose to celebrate your birthday at Birchover...and that you had such a good time. I'll pass on your kind comments about the cleanliness and service to our housekeeping and 'Meet and Greet' teams in our meeting this afternoon and also let the team at Jack Rabbits know that you enjoyed their food too.

The evening meals that we can provide from Jack Rabbits are a fairly new initiative here - so that you can eat delicious Aga-cooked food at a time to suit you, in the privacy of your apartment. So I am particularly pleased that you wanted to do that on your birthday.

Thank you once again for such a kind review and we'd be delighted if you want to come again for your birthday next year or any other time.

Thank you, Carl and Lisa
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is mine and my partners second time here. We love it. The first time we stopped in a two bedroom apartment which was a offer, the second time we stopped in a one bedroom. We go to the Broadway pub which has nice food and a relaxing atmosphere. We also go into the derby centre to explore the shops and pubs. We have loved it both times and i would definatley recommend to friends and family. It would be a plus if there was a tv in the bedroom though so you could watch abit of tv in bed.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Thank you very much for the review and lovely title! It's always great to get such good feedback and to hear that you've enjoyed staying in both a 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartment. I can concur that the Broadway pub is relaxing and does what I'd describe as high-end 'pub food' - freshly cooked and with an imaginative menu...especially for vegetarians too. It is a 10 minute walk (maybe 12 back as it's ever-so-slightly uphill) along a nice leafy road and they had a big refit last year, plus there's ample outdoor seating for balmy spring and summer nights.

On the 'there's no tv in the bedroom' comment, it's something a couple of guests have mentioned. It is something that we may consider in the future as we appreciate that it is liked by a fair proportion of people. Even if we do, it would only be in select apartments so that guests could choose between apartments with, or without, a tv in the bedroom. So watch this space on that one!

Thank you once again,
Best wishes,
Carl
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

This was a good idea although the first apartment was in a bad way they were happy to change it and we were pleased with the space, lots of it the two bedrooms were really brilliant and although very close to A38 quiet, but if they do not get the Air con working it could be quiet and hot!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review 7 months after staying with us - I am pleased that you still wanted to do so. Unfortunately, because of the time that has passed, we have not been able to establish what the initial problem with the first apartment was but I am immensely pleased that, whatever that was, our team were able to quickly move you to a satisfactory apartment.

The space within the apartments is something that a lot of people comment favourably on and, whilst the hotel was built 15 years before we took over and therefore we might have configured the bedrooms further away from the A38, I'm pleased to report that lots of reviewers have stated the glazing and quality, thick curtains do a great job in keeping the noise out. Writing this on a cold winter's day, it seems incongrous to mention what to do on a hot day, but last summer we had great success in keeping the living room windows open all day (and, for some guests, all night) to keep a nice cool air flow through so that's our top tip for this coming summer! Also, of course, we have a plentiful number of fans for guests for when the all-too-brief heatwave hits each summer.

Thank you again, and please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to travel up from Basingstoke again this year,
Best wishes,
Carl
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Last night we stayed at the Darley Abbey apartments as part of the celebration of my wife's birthday. The accommodation lived up to it's promise and the warm welcome that awaited us was a credit to Lisa, the General Manager and her attention to detail - customer service is not always paramount these days.

The apartment was spacious and immaculately presented with good quality furnishings and fitments throughout. The private sauna was simplicity to use and provided that little extra that is not available in even the best of hotels. Even though we checked-in late evening the duty receptionist was well briefed in readiness for our arrival. A complimentary chilled bottle of wine was waiting for us in the apartment - a very nice touch particularly when you consider we were only staying for the one night.

We have been lucky enough to stay in many 4/5 star hotels across europe in recent years and I don't recall ever feeling more satisfied with the standard of accommodation and service afforded to us - it was simply excellent.

We will certainly be staying there again and would heartily recommend it to you without reservation - you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: We only stayed the one night in a one bedroom penthouse apartment. Based on our experience I would i...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birchover, Manager at Birchover Darley Abbey, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
One of our new year's resolutions was to take the time to respond to all reviews here on TripAdviser...and not just those reviews where it's been identified that we need to improve. So to kick off that resolution, here goes...

Thank you very much for the extremely kind review. It was great to be compared to such high quality accommodation that you have stayed in elsewhere. We've put a lot of extremely hard work in over the past 18 months since taking over and it's great that Lisa, in particular, has been given credit for many of the initiatives she's introduced in terms of the Reception and the extensive training that's been given to housekeeping and 'Meet and Greet' staff.

We are very proud of our 'Meet and Greet' team and we've passed on your praise to the lady concerned also. For us, the best kind of review we can receive is around customer service and reviews such as these give us all a real boost that such care and attention to detail really is valued and makes a difference.

We are delighted to have played a part in making your wife's birthday celebration memorable and would love to welcome you back in the future.

Best wishes,
Carl
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Property: Birchover Darley Abbey
Address: Church Lane North | Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birchover Darley Abbey 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Birchover Residences Darley Abbey offer you affordable luxury in a beautiful suburb of Derby. Every apartment has a sauna within the Master en-suite and all apartments benefit from free parking and free Wifi. With a separate lounge/kitchen/dining area and en-suites to every spacious bedroom, it really is affordable luxury. ... more   less 
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