My second time here, we were at a wedding reception 6 years ago and it was good. Got a great deal through expedia.com £42 for a very decent room. Arrived about 2.30 pm. Had a guinness (very good) my wife had a coffee which she enjoyed. A very lively naming party was in progress with loads of (well behaved) kids. There was a very good 3 piece group playing quietly. All the doors were wide open being a lovely day. The grounds were in very good shape and my wife enjoyed a stroll before we had a very good afternoon tea in the (very small) bar. Met the friends whose wedding it had been and we went out to The Hanging Gate (about 2.5 miles away) for evening meal then back to hotel for beer and coffee before a very comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast was good. Reasonable value and we enjoyed our stay. Staff were very helpful when I left my phone charger and posted it back to me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makeney Hall Hotel 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 eight 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. From the informal Cocktail Bar to the elegant oak paneled dining room with an impressive oak fireplace, you’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. All of our 45 bedrooms are decorated in a warmly traditional style whilst the superior rooms have a period elegance this is in keeping the hotel’s heritage. With some of the most beautiful parts of the country on its doorstep, this hotel is also the perfect place for guests looking simply for a leisurely break in a truly hospitable environment. Picturesque grounds, impressive architecture and excellent cuisine make this hotel the perfect setting for a relaxing short break or other special occasions. As well as stunning scenery and marvelous 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