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De Vere Orchard Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Set in the University campus which was odd, but surrounded by what felt like parkland. The first sight of hotel is striking. Upon entering the atrium, you are struck by the height and light coming through the windows. This hotel is contemporary through & through from the design of the building, decor & bathrooms.
5 star service from Natasha in reception on arrival & departure. Extremely friendly and given we were strangers in Nottingham, helped with taxis to Capital FM arena & suggestions where to visit the next day, with full details. This young lady, is a credit to you.
My husband advised that we were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived in our room, we found the most lovely & original gift of a message written in chocolate on a large serving plate, with a huge chocolate brownie surrounded by raspberries & meringues, thank you, it was delicious!
As for the actual hotel & room, we would say we enjoyed our surroundings & decor. It was quite refreshing. The facilities in the room, had everything we needed. The hand wash smelt divine and was amazed to find weight scales in the bathroom (first time ever in a hotel, but they didn't work). We have never seen a safe yet in a British hotel room, so felt that was a very good feature. Linens very clean. Very quiet. We could not understand 2 design features in the bathroom though. The contemporary clean look was great but, when you put the sink tap on, it first went all over the top instead of in the sink! Everywhere got wet! In the bath the drain is not set at the usual tap end....ok a small, irrelevant thing you may say, but, if you are having a shower, how do you let the water drain away with out catching your toes on the outlet which sticks up a good inch a third of the way down the bath? SAFETY feature I think?
Overall, we felt the room was way overpriced. We booked an "Executive room", but didn't feel we got " Executive" value.
As for what we saw of the rest of the hotel, ladies toilets were a suprise as in the design, I liked it.
The few negatives about the hotel were the sloppiness we noticed here & there. We decided to have a drink in the bar but sat in the upstairs area as there were no free seats downstairs. There were a few empty glasses which hadn't been collected, but the chairs & tables were all over the place, it looked unkempt & untidy. We tried to use the complimentary coffee machines by the lifts before going upto our room. Machines weren't dispensing drinks, the area was a total mess! The machines looked dirty, we decided not to bother. Also found a rooftop garden....except the door was locked. Upon looking out, the outdoor furniture were untidy and worse, whatever had been planted had been allowed to overgrow so was now a rooftop weed area, that was a shame.
Disappointed to find swimming pool wasn't on the premises, but a walk away in the university sports centre, so didn't use.
Overall, loved the contemporary feel of the hotel, good service, lots of good features, but you need to sort out the negatives above if you want stunning!

Stayed: June 2014
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a great review about your recent stay here at the Orchard Hotel. It's great to hear what our customers think about the facilities available, and I am glad your stay was a memorable one.

Please do visit us again soon.

Wishing you all best

Lasse Högberg
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed here on business and was very impressed with the hotel, room, facilities and conference venue. Rooms are comfortable, modern and well furnished. Robes, slippers, hairdryer, Iron, kettle and hospitality tray, wide screen TV and free internet provided. Bathroom was spacious with walk in shower. Conference centre is a very short walk across from the hotel. Beverage bays throughout. There are some very pleasant walks around the grounds but unfortunately didn't have too much time to explore. Breakfast was a little disappointing with limited availability of breads, meats or cheese but would happily return to this hotel for a non business stay.

Room Tip: Some rooms were close to external seating areas so were not so private - but there are sheer curtain...
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, as is ensuring our guests have a truly memorable stay.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Lovely room, particularly nice bathroom with a large walk in shower. Bed was very comfortable and all amenities included in room such as iron / hairdryer / kettle. Breakfast / dinner in evening were of high quality and the staff couldn't have been nicer. A very nice stay.

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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, as is ensuring our guests have a truly memorable stay.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were not too sure what to expect. Easy plentiful parking & an ultra-modern construction. All in a country-side setting. Inside is a modern light airy space. Lovely. Rooms were immaculate, well equipped & very spacious. Everything worked well. The only let down was a poor breakfast experience. The food was of high quality but the canteen-style setting & grubby furniture was a turn-off. Shame. Would we stay again? Yes, but please smarten up the breakfast experience.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest feedback about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel. All feedback is very important to us here and all your comments will be taken on board and looked in to.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed here as I was attending some training on the University campus. The hotel is different, but very lovely. The colour scheme of the whole hotel, from the lobby to the rooms is clean and well considered. Using greens and wood, the decor opens the space up, which is facilitated by the expansive use of windows.

The rooms are lovely and I particularly liked the feature wall with a forest mural.

Whilst I did not eat at the restaurant, I did hear that the food was very good.

Service was good and staff were friendly, and there is a coffee station available in reception round the corner, where you can help yourself.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel. Our aim is to ensure all guests have a memorable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We booked this hotel due to the close proximity of our reception venue at the Clubhouse at Beeston Fields Golf Club and booked an executive room! We asked for the biggest room we could have as we would be getting ready for the wedding in the morning and would have our photographer in the room along with our hair and make up artist plus bridesmaid and flowergirl!
It was a lovely room and big with views across Notts to the power station and beyond on the 4th floor, the bed was large and comfy and the bathroom was also large with a huge walk in shower and lots of space to put our stuff!
It was very busy when we checked in and we were also very hungry so we just wanted to get our stuff to the room and eat which we managed to do! We had a delightful meal with great service and the food was actually excellent, one of the best pork dishes I've ever had and a great vanilla ice cream and chocolate brownie (fab after months of dieting!) along with the wine and a glass of champagne on the house when our waitress found out we were getting married the next day!
All the staff we met were very friendly and the service was great throughout - our only niggle was that the air con in our room didn't seem to be working properly, someone did come up to have a look at it but it didn't get fixed so we had to open a window as it was getting quite stuffy in the room with about 6 people in it!
The hotel also stored some of other items that were brought by our photographer for us in our room so all in all we had a great time!
Breakfast the next day was quite relaxed as it was self service and help yourself to everything including hot drinks.
Some of our wedding guests also used the hotel and enjoyed their stay too!
Thank you!

Room Tip: Room 462 was lovely! A large corner room with great views!
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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave some fantastic comments about your recent trip to the Orchard Hotel. Feedback is very important to us here, we a pleased that your stay with us made your special weekend all the more memorable.

We are unique in the facilities we have and also in location. Please do visit us again soon…

Congratulations!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Just had a night here , on business as usual. We ended up booking it as it was the only place we could find three rooms for myself and colleagues. And what a find. A superbly appointed hotel, with step leading up to a big glass atrium. There is plenty of parking and some nice grounds to wander in. Rooms are quite modern, but well appointed, and exceptionally comfy beds. It's also very quiet, and we could nt believe the price for such a nice hotel. Definitely will return. I was nt too sure about the restaurant menu when I first read it, but ordered a three course meal and loved it., go enjoy, and maybe use the hotel as a base to see local attractions

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Lasse H, General Manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some fantastic feedback about your recent stay at the Orchard Hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Wishing you all the best

Lasse Högberg
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Address: Of Nottingham University Park University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RJ, England (Formerly De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Nottingham
Price Range: £59 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — De Vere Orchard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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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