Crowne Plaza is an ugly building from the outside but once you've checked in and made your way up the first floor lounge, bar and restaurant area your perception will change. These are spacious open spaces and are good for relaxed meetings. This is also where breakfast is served, a self-service buffet that was constantly being replenished and I did not have to wait to be seated. Free i-newspaers are provided. A large bar area is provided with TV's that will show sporting events.
The rooms do let this hotel down. They are small in comparison to other city hotels I have stayed in. They have the basic amenities and the TV choice is good. Hanging space is limited and the glazing doesn’t quite shut out all of the noise e.g. the church bells. For families there is the option of having adjoining rooms.
Attached to the hotel is a small gym and some beauty treatment rooms. There are a few basic machines but it was busy at peak times. The pool is a good size and a steam, sauna and hot tub are also on site
The advantage of this hotel is its central location. It's easy to find and is close to the tram stop, the theatre and a 5 minute walk from the cineworld and surrounding bars/restaurants.
My major bugbear about the hotel is charging for Wi-Fi. £5 for 60 minutes is a joke when you think about how much you pay for a room and how this hotels rivals often provide this for free.
If I was to venture back up to Nottingham I would try another hotel.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Nottingham is one of the most stylish hotels in the Midlands. In the City Centre nearby many Government offices, both Universities, the Queens Medical Centre and Casinos, Crowne Plaza Nottingham has air conditioning in every bedroom plus an indoor swimming pool.Close to East Midlands Airport and the city centre attractions and shops, we have 210 bedrooms including flat screen TV's, mini bars and laptop safes (in most rooms). In addition we have a choice of bar and dining options, a leisure club and our own 600-space car park with direct access into the hotel. As the East Midland's No1 Conference and Meeting venue we offer 17 excellent rooms from a Boardroom for 6 to a conference for 400 including your own dedicated conference partner, use of Workbase and the services of our own in-house technician with the latest audio visual equipment with wireless internet access. From ancient to modern, Nottingham is the home of Robin Hood and Paul Smith, combining history with style as the East Midland's premier shopping City. Our sporting heritage is unparalleled too with Trent Bridge cricket club, 2 football teams, The National Ice Arena, Nottingham Castle and the National Watersports Centre, only a few of the great places to visit in Nottingham including the renowned nightlife. In accordance with English law this hotel is now non-smoking throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nottingham Crowne Plaza