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The Morley Hayes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Morley
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I have just returned from Morley Hayes Hotel where my daughter and son in law were married. We had the most wonderful experience from start the finish. A number of the wedding party stayed the night before and a larger number stayed on the actual wedding night. Everyone felt their rooms were spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the romantic Penthouse Suite.

On the day, the rain could not dampen our spirits and Morley Hayes staff ensured that all arrangements ran in a timely and efficient fashion. There were no anxieties for us. All we had to do was relax and leave everything in their capable hands.

The food was fantastic - proper restaurant quality with no indication that this was large scale catering. We had many compliments regarding the quality of the ingredients and the very attractive presentation of the meals. All the food was served piping hot and warm plates. Throughout the day, the staff were all polite and helpful and assisted in any way they could to facilitate our enjoyment.When the rain stopped we were able to enjoy the gardens and take some beautiful outdoor photos.

Several members of our party used the complimentary transport to and from the station which was really helpful. Finally, on the morning of departure my son's car had a flat battery (light left on - oops!) and Andrew went out of his way (drove to his home) to find jump leads to get the car started and my boy on his way. Service above and beyond, I am sure you would agree.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
It was a pleasure looking after you all. Your daughter and son in law were a delight and i am so pleased it stopped raining later on. The jump leads, it was my brother Robert who nipped up to the farm for them. All in a days work! Thank you for the time in submitting the report
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

DONT MISS IT IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA.

A big  disappointment is when a highly recommended hotel- restaurant fails miserably to keep to its reputation and the opposite,  is taking a chance and   exceeding all your expectations.
Within the space of 1 week we experienced both, with Morely Hayes being a supremely pleasant surprise.

It is 15 minutes out of Derby in beautiful country side within the grounds of a golf course and golf practice range. If you are in the area and want to have excellent accommodation and food (either in elegant dining or bistro like enviroment or indeed both) dont miss Morely Hayes.

great intelligence has gone into the planning. The hotel , the multiple restaurant building and the Golf club are all separated from each other. You do not have to listen to a boisterous wedding if you are in the hotel.  Likewise,  if you want to eat in the elegant restaurant which is upstairs in the stand alone  restaurant building, you do not have to listen to the boisterous  noise in the bistro like restaurant downstairs.
.......what a pleasure.

If you wish to visit a gym-spa complex the hotel will offer to take you to a near by Virgin gym complex.


The prices are extremely modest for the quality of the hotel. The  rooms are a good to large size, the furniture very pleasing, the rooms are never too far from the lift. No chance of getting lost.
 The service by ALL the staff is enticing and shows attentive training by the management.
The price includes a full English breakfast, cooked to your request, not standing and stewing and getting cold on the counter. I asked for a slice of cheese and got a plate full, some cut pieces, some cheese shavings , with salad....vastly more than I needed or expected.
In short the hotel is faultless, add to that the beautiful view, the modest prices and you could not ask for more....except if you are  hungry and thats where the restaurant complex comes in.

I think the original brick building is late 18th C. We ate upstairs in the elegant restaurant one evening and downstairs together with our  grand children on a second evening.The prices for both are very modest considering the high quality and 'American' ' size portions ( the child's portion was enough for a grown up) I can only assume that they grow their own vegetables and use meat  from their farm ( one of the partners, I am told is a farmer) 
If you  want to eat Good  English food, here is your chance.

Full compliments to the management and staff

Stayed June 2012
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Thank you so much for your time in posting a review following your stay here at Morley Hayes. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Excellent Hotel with lovely rooms.
Check in was easy and quick with a very helpful receptionist pointing out the places to go in the complex.
On arriving I was pointed in the direction of the Golf Clubhouse where my friends would be arriving after their round of golf. the terrace at first floor overlooking the 18th has magnificent views.
A few drinks in here was followed by a few in Roosters Bar which is a pleasant bar/dining area. The decor is very nice and the staff pleasant and friendly
We had Dinner in the Dovecote Restaurant on the Saturday evening and the food and service was second to none. Again friendly staff served us efficiently.
Check out was no problem at all with a lovely polite receptionist to see me on my way.
I will be returning

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
It is greatly appreciated the lovely review of Morley Hayes. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We had dinner last night for six. We are regulars at Morley, both at roosters and the dovecote restaurant.

I have to say the food last night was simply superb, up a notch on the already excellent quality we consistently get at Morley Hayes. the aspargus with hens egg as a starter was great and the steak stunningly melt in the mouth. Dont usually do desert but it was really special

Thanks. We get married at Morley in two weeks and are looking forward to Jane and the team looking after our guests

Pete and Sarah

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
Thank you so much Peter and Sarah for the great review. Our very best wishes for your forthcoming wedding day
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We held our daughter & son in law's wedding reception here, and several family members & guests stayed overnight. The staff were very courteous, helpful & efficient, & made our special day even more special! Nothing was too much trouble & they went out of their way to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The food was delicious, the service excellent, the bedrooms were wonderful - spotlessly clean, effortlessly elegant with big comfortable beds & a lovely en suite. There was even a balcony overlooking the golf course, with a wild bunny munching the grass! The breakfast was excellent too- loads of choice, waitress service, & great food. Can't recommend this highly enough. We operate on a limited budget, so the hotel room cost more than we usually spend- but you get what you pay for, and it was worth paying a little more than usual for the luxury, comfort & excellent service. Wow - would love to come back!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
We are so delighted that your family had a wonderful wedding and stay here at Morley Hayes. Please pass on our continued best wishes to the happy couple
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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

KetteringGolf Club . Ladies had their annual Captain's break at Morley Hayes. The hotel was excellent, the food could not be faulted, the rooms and beds comfortable and quiet and the staff were always available to do any small task we needed. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was served quickly and efficiently and was beautifully presented. The golf course itself is long and difficult. but beautifully kept and a pleasure to play. Despite the heavy rain on day one (the course was very wet for first two days but drains quickly and played better on day 3) it was agreed that this was one of the best venues for a weekend golf break the ladies have had for a long time.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
We are so pleased you enjoyed your golf break. It was a pleasure looking after you all. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back on another occasion..
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed at the Morley Hayes Hotel after our wedding day at the same venue on 7th June. The day itself was fantastic and we could not fault any aspect of it in the slightest. The Hotel room was phenominal (especially the tele in the bathroom!!), breakfast was superb, staff polite and professional - just brilliant.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Andrew04, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Thank you David for the lovely review of your stay here at Morley Hayes. The TV's in the bathroom are great. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully may be able to welcome you back again in the near future
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Property: The Morley Hayes Hotel
Address: Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby > Morley
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Morley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Morley Hayes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious AA 4 star Morley Hayes Hotel, near Derby has 32 bedrooms, all of which are air-conditioned, from the Executive Room to the Honeymoon Suite. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in Derbyshire, a golf break on our championship course, a conference venue with full meeting facilities, the perfect wedding venue or simply the best food and drink at our fantastic bars and restaurant, Morley Hayes is the ideal destination for you. ... more   less 
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