First, apologies for not writing this review sooner as we stayed just after Christmas to give a close relative a break after a bereavement.
The hotel is very modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the whole experience was relaxing and reasonably priced. Rooms are pleasant and the restaurant nice though as it is all open plan, it may not be warm enough for everyone but I guess that is a feature of being a "green" building.
I have to say that breakfast was superb and well worth paying the pre-booked price when compared to going elsewhere for a cheaper alternative. The choice was excellent and the staff very helpful in finding a table for 6.
Being in the grounds of the university gave us plenty of nice walks around the lake and gardens, though we didn;t bother with the Swimming Pool as it was a walk away and being Boxing day we were not sure if it was open.
I am not sure what it will be like when the University is open to scholars, but in the summer holidays I am sure the grounds will be lovely and the hotel will be in its element, so I hope we will be back again to enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adjacent to the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, architects and interior designers have developed the eco-friendly building featuring accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and maximum use of natural daylight. Spanning 330 acres, hotel incorporates an executive lounge, 160-cover restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Built to the highest environmental standards, the hotel will feature state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are also incorporated. ... more less
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