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Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham
Ranked #29 of 54 Hotels in Nottingham
Oxford England
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63 reviews
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“Good Location but.......”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

One of the big advantages of this hotel is that it has free parking and buses run past the door every 5 minutes for the short trip into the City Centre. It also has a very good Spa. However, the welcome at Reception was one of disinterest. The lift had no lights in it, so you had to feel your way to insert the room card to make the lift work . The room was cramped but everything was there . Breakfast was a huge disappointment . I was made to wait 10 minutes for a table to be cleared for use. The staff again gave the impression of disinterest and there seemed to be no-one to actually supervise the restaurant. I was lucky enough to get this hotel at a very good rate, so I feel i got what I paid for. I would suggest any rate over £60 with breakfast would be poor value

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Small no frills room, but it has everything you need for a comfortable night, including a safe, hair dryer and tea tray. Good size tv, useable desk with power points but poor wi fi. The shower room was well appointed and worked well, with wall mounted toiletry dispensers.
The swimming pool is a nice addition to this style of hotel.
The restaurant offered average food, good service in utilitarian surroundings. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed here for just the one night in order to attend a friend's event one weekend.
On booking the hotel I had thought it would be a pretty cheap budget option and it would be ok.
But I actually thought this hotel was better than budget -
I had a room at the end of a corridor so it was fairly quiet.
It had a very smart bathroom with toiletries, all clean and tidy. The room was smallish but well presented - so double bed desk area and a clothes hanging and shoe shelf area. Comfortable bed, lots of pillows - all facilities - tea and coffee and it had a hair dryer in the room (more than travel lodge provide!)
I opted to have breakfast - It was buffet style but all very nice , comfortable and relaxing.
All in I thought this was a good option - it isnt in the city centre which suited me as it was close to where my friend lives so may not suit if you want to be very central but if you want to be in this area then Id recommend the hotel!

Room Tip: My room was the end of a corridor so only had another room on one side - quiet and all fine
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Just returned from a two night stay at the Park Inn, Nottingham. A little bit wary from previous recent reviews, I was pleasantly surprised!

On arrival, free parking was easy and plentiful. Reception staff were friendly enough and competent, although booking-in was busy at the time.

The room was quite small, but very functional and clean. The bathroom particularly was spotless, with a great shower. The TV was good, easily seen from the bed, and the free Wi-Fi worked really well, with excellent connection. Only slight negative from the room was lack of biscuits! (Sorry to be picky).

My wife used the leisure club facilities and gave the thumbs-up. No complaints there. Nice pool, steam room, sauna etc., towels and locker provided (with a £1 coin required and returned).

We used the restaurant on our first night, as part of our deal, and the food was first class. Unfortunately the hotel was mostly booked by Law Professionals, who use the hotel regularly. They use separate dining facilities, which means the main restaurant is very, very quiet, with little atmosphere.

Breakfast was first class - fruit juice, lots of cereals, fresh fruit and continental cheeses & hams, before choosing from an excellent range of hot buffet items (including the all-important black pudding!). (Order fried and poached eggs from the staff). Put your choice of sliced white/brown bread in the toaster at your convenience.

The bar/restaurant staff aren’t as dynamic, helpful and knowledgeable as you might expect, but their performance is of a reasonable standard.

Access to the city centre is first-class – lots of buses going past the front door every few minutes - £1.70 each way. Taxi one-way was £4.20.

Room Tip: We were in Room 125 - nothing exceptional, but not too far from the lifts
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Arrived on a horrid wet Thursday night, not really welcomed, sort of grunted at. Which was dissappointing. I'd asked for a room at the back of the hotel, see previous reviews, and was told 'We could'nt have one at the back but at the side', but again very mumbly and could'nt care less attitude from the receptionist. The lift was dimly lit and just a bit scary. Our room was made to look small we think by the furnishings, and no wardrobe!!! which we both found odd. But, exceptionally clean, and functional. A big well done to the cleaners, the bathroom was sparkling!!! There were small stains on the carpet, but really not an issue. The bed linen was good and the bed very comfy. Just that 'hanging' space was weird. First night was brilliant, hardly any traffic noise and we both slept soundly. Breakfast was good, good choices available and service was very good , polite good, thank you Zoe. The shower had a power issue, but all that meant was it took a little longer to have a shower, but hot. Breakfast on second morning was a challenge: miscommunication and a jobsworth, rude, breakfast waitress. We did get the problem sorted, but the waitress really ought to remember who pays her wages!!!! We were told it would be addressed which we believe. We shall be returning to the Park Inn, because it is very good for our needs; we walk into town which is NOT that far, and buy presents and just relax in our room, and the Park delievered all we wanted. We look forward to returning in 2014.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

I stayed at this hotel when on a trip up to Nottingham earlier this month to see a play. The hotel was comfortable enough for a night or two but I have some issues with the fact they are not that 'disabled friendly'.

1. No access at the front for disabled persons, only *very* steep steps. No visible sign indicating where there might be disabled access in/out of the hotel.

2. Lifts very small in size and not suitable for anyone in a wheelchair.

3. There is a disabled changing room for anyone wanting to use the pool, if you can get yourself down a very long flight of stairs in the first place! Even getting to the gym area could be problematical as there is no sign of any stair lifts etc.

4. Standard rooms are very narrow which means getting around the bed could be interesting.

I think this hotel has only done what it barely needs to in terms of complying with law in the UK to do with disabled facilities, It really *should* make it quite clear in their advertising that facilities for those who need more help beyond a basic walking stick (which is me and I found it difficult, especially on needing to leave the hotel on foot int he dark, which meant walking down an unpaved tunnel with a sharp corner in the dark!) are severely restricted and not suitable for those with mobility impairments.

Room Tip: Call ahead in advance to check if you can receive assistance if you have any disability issues.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I recently stayed at this so called "hotel", it was more like a waterpark! The ceiling was falling apart and there was water everywhere, and this was in the main reception so not a great first impression! The staff were also very rude by accusing myself and my friends of causing a room to flood when we clearly hadn't....they said it was nothing to do with the plumbing problems they were clearly having!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham
Address: Inn by Radisson Nottingham 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 54 Hotels in Nottingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham 3.5*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Less than 3 kilometres from the city centre, this Nottingham hotel affords great proximity to the city’s sporting and cultural events. Tour the picturesque Chatsworth House estate, or trace the legendary Robin Hood with visits to Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest. All 172 stylish rooms feature great amenities such as Free High-speed Wireless Internet and complimentary tea and coffee. RBG Bar & Grill serves gourmet burgers and other delicious local favourites at the hotel. Nottingham guests can maintain the fitness at the on-site wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool, gym, and steam room. With 11 versatile rooms and event staff support, the event space at this Nottingham hotel is ideal for conferences, receptions and weddings. ... more   less 
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