Although it is almost a year since my son's wedding reception at Makeney Hall, I wish I had put my comments on Trip Advisor earlier. On arriving after a wonderful church wedding we were told we had booked the wrong night to stayand my eldest son who had booked 2 double rooms a year before the wedding was told there were no rooms available and yet he had e=mails to prove his booking. Also a friend of the groom was told no room available. As you can imagine this put a damper on the whole day,we were offered the Derwent Suite with camp beds and portable heaters as you can imagine we refused. A friend of the groom, our son, offered to give up his room for us and he and his family returned home. Our eldest son, wife ,daughter, partner and 1 year old son returned to our home 12 miles away by taxi provided by the hotel.
The food for the reception was very good, but the bar was under staffed 1 bar person for 120 guests, not acceptable.
We complained to the manager a few days later and were offered free sunday lunch, our son lives 50 miles away. This we declined..
The hotel needs a complete refurbishment to bring it up to 4 star.
We will not be visiting again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makeney Hall is a magnificent Victorian country mansion, situated in the heart of Derbyshire, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. Only 8 miles from Derby and two miles from the flourishing market town of Belper, the hotel enjoys the most tranquil surroundings. The grandeur of the hotel setting combines with the warmth and attentiveness of our staff to make each guest feel at home and really special. You’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. As well as stunning scenery and walking trails, Derbyshire and the nearby Peak District are home to some of the country's finest stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For a family day out, enjoy a visit to Alton Towers or take in the delights of the local market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. Makeney Hall offers Free WiFi Internet Access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makeney Hall Derby
- Hotel Makeney Hall
- Makeney Hall Hotel Belper, Derbyshire