The front of the hotel and bar/restaurant area is modern and welcoming. Beyond this is literally a maze of narrow dead end corridors with bedrooms on three floors joined by steep stairs. We couldnt find the room on the third floor initially but had lots of fun navigating the maze. The decor of the corridors was plain and the carpets were discoloured.
The ensuite room on the 3rd floor was satisfactory but relatively small with plain decor and old fitments. It did have a fantastic view across Derby. The room and toilet/bathroom was clean and warm with just enough hot water. The beds were very comfortable. There was noise until 12.30 am from music in the function room below the hotel and reduced noise much later.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful, less so the breakfast staff. Having been seated for breakfast the waiter did not explain it was self service or anything else, The selection was average, the sausages undercooked and the eggs were drying up. I had to ask for tea and toast, got coffee.
Having said that the hotel had a quite good feel to it, not impersonal and sterile like many of its competitors and it was clean. The location is on a relatively quiet street in a residential area, which suited, rather than in the commercial centre. All in all it is an acceptable place to stay for a couple of nights at discount rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Both leisure and business guests are able to unwind in comfort at the International Hotel.There are 41 spacious guest rooms available with contemporary décor and bespoke layouts*. With convenient en-suite facilities and satellite television, extra consideration on your comfy stay is reflected in every room. Or you can upgrade to one of their two luxury Directors Rooms and unwind in a jacuzzi bath tub. A mixture of Single, Double, Twins, Family Bedrooms and Suites are also available. Essentials such as FREE WIFI, Tea and Coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hair dryers and ironing facilities are all accessible within your room. Further additional requests can be placed with the 24 hour reception desk and Concierge Service.A peaceful night sleep is assured with snug bedding and tranquil surroundings, allowing you to feel rejuvenated for your day to come. In the morning make your way to the on-site Thyme Restaurant where a Full English or Continental breakfast awaits you.Why not have a look at what else the Thyme Restaurant has to offer, we serve a range of dishes from our new a La Carte menu 7 days a week. We are ideally located and situated just 10 minutes walking distance from Derby city centre, allowing you to explore the area at your convenience. Transport links to the M1, A52 and A38 are very easily accessible, with East Midlands Airport just a 25 minute drive and Derby Train Station approximately a 20 minute walk. Furthermore Westfield Derby shopping centre, Pride Park Football Stadium and bustling bars and clubs are just minutes away. * Please Note: all bedrooms vary in size, layout & decor. Room prices do vary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- International Hotel Derby