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The Morley Hayes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Morley
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Cookery demonstration with lunch”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Visited Morley Hayes hotel for a cookery demonstration of ideas for Christmas followed by a lunch. The cook was Rachel Green, well known for her skills, and she also works together with Morley Hayes and their catering team. Arrived at 10am for a coffee and a mincepie. Rachel then cooked and baked a range of food, nothing too complicated, and most recipes could be adapted to personal taste. She had Jane as her 'helper'. Jane is a manager at Morley Hayes, but they made a good double act with lots of humour. Opportunity to taste everything followed by a lovely 2 course lunch. Well worth the £29.95 cost, and a great idea as an early Christmas gift for friends. Hope they do it again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you June for the lovely review of the cookery demonstration here at Morley Hayes with Rachel Green. It was a huge success and we are repeating it again this year. We will keep you posted on the date
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed here after a wedding and it was the perfect way to end a wonderful day. Friendly and professional staff. Extremely clean and high quality bedrooms and bathrooms. I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Disappointed with our latest visit to the roosters bar. My main meat dish was over cooked and also my child's meal the same. I decided to let the staff know and they obviously were not happy... They did however offer a child ice cream as an apology... I leave quite dissatisfied and roosters will not be on my "return soon" list any time soon... I say this with regret as we have never had a problem before, however I was sad at the resolution.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Dean

Thank you for letting us know of your disappointment with your meal in Roosters bar. I do hope you will try us again and we can manage to serve you well cooked food
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed for a week in late September, four of us including our two daughters aged 10 and 12. We have family and friends dotted around this part of Derbyshire, and Morley Hayes is also close to the Peak District, Derby and Nottingham city centres etc, so a great location. The staff were super from start to finish. We we're upgraded to a suite which was relatively spacious, comfortable and well-equipped; the girls particularly liked the rather decadent TV screen in the bathroom and were somewhat bemused by the bidet! The girls slept in sofa beds which were nevertheless very comfortable. Our bed was enormous ("emperor") and really comfortable - we all slept really really well. The place was spotless. I was also really impressed by the fact that we had free access to the excellent Virgin Active gym in Derby, and we're given lifts the 5 miles to and from there when we wanted to go. Breakfast was very nice with a mix of healthy buffet and cooked choices, and the staff excellent and friendly, apart from on the Saturday morning when it was very busy with weekend golfers, and the normally efficient service became a bit frazzled. We had a few nice meals at Roosters bar with friends and family, possibly overdid the calories a bit but hey, this was a holiday! We even managed a few attempts on the driving range. The surroundings are very picturesque. Overall we had a really memorable week at Morley Hayes, helped I'm sure by great weather, but the hotel was perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the middle of a big ambitious overseas family holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review on your weeks stay with us here at Morley Hayes. We are well situated for Derby, Nottingham and the Peak District. Virgin gym is an excellent facility and its good news to hear you took advantage of our complimentary shuttle to and from Virgin.

Roosters Bar serves delicious food so the gym would help burn off the calories - although we do a great range of healthy dishes too!!
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was a much needed break, and from the moment we arrived we were treated to fantastic service in the Hotel reception, we stayed in a Suite which was out of this world!! The attention to detail was second to none..whoever designed the Suite did not stint on cost and superb finish..the bed was the comfiest ever had the privilege to sleep in....deep comfy sofas...good size office area for those needing to conduct business!!...outstanding views over the golf course with doors leading onto a balcony....we were lucky enough to dine in The Dovecote Restaurant, enjoying the award winning food on offer....a true gastronomic delight...and finally finished off our stay in the Dining Room of the Hotel for a fantastic, locally sourced breakfast, served by lovely staff who couldn't do enough for us. We were made to feel like VIP's..a truly memorable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thanks so much Sarah! Sounds like you had a very relaxing and enjoyable break.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is the first time we have been to Morley Hayes. We had a meal at Roosters Bar on a Saturday Evening and can highly recommend it. There was a nice atmosphere in Roosters and the surroundings pleasant. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was cooked to perfection. We will be going to Roosters again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Dear Sandra

Thank you for your review of Roosters Bar here at Morley Hayes. It is excellent news that you enjoyed your first visit to Morley Hayes and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Visited with friends to celebrate a birthday

Began with champagne breakfast, great service and good food. Moved on to Spikes Bar to watch the DCFC v Forest game whilst the girls sat on the balcony overlooking the first tee. Then moved down to the bar and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening in the garden with wine and snacks

Recommended!

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Andrew A, Owner at The Morley Hayes Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Simon

That does sound full day!

The gardens are lovely and we are big followers of football. Being mid way between Derby and Nottingham it can be very vocal when we screen the football in the Spike Bar!
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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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