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Cathedral Quarter Hotel
Ranked #23 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just good - lacks ambition to be outstanding”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Our room was very small and consequently the paintwork and furniture were very worn, as it was difficult to move around it - walls should have been painted and carpets replaced sometime ago. It is clear that when the hotel opened a lot of thought, time and money was put into the decor, but over the years this standard has not been maintained. For instance, bedding and lampshades were cheap and did not match the quality of curtains and wall paper. It was also a very interesting concept to leave an ironing board next to the bed without making it feel like student accommodation.

The breakfast, however, was very good. The location is ideal for the city centre.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We booked this beautiful hotel through travel zoo and got an amazing offer.
The hotel is a boutique hotel and just down the road from the cathedral.
It's great for walking around the city centre.
Our package included dinner bed and breakfast in a standard room.
The restaurant is in a beautiful room an the service and food was excellent.
Although the room we had was compact it had everything we needed and had more than enough room for a short break.
The hotel service was excellent.
The only slight downside is that the hotel has limited parking but you do get a discount at the nearby multi-storey car park.
I'd recommend this hotel.

Stayed May 2014
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Northumberland
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed in a suite for one night on a short visit to Derby. The Hotel is ideally situated for the city centre and surrounding places of interest. The suite was spacious with the bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It was comfortable, with plenty of furniture and three televisions. However, the carpets were dirty with lines of dust around the edges and stains in the middle of the floor. Not what you would expect! The staff were very friendly but restaurant hours were restricted. The hotel is full of character but not as sharp as it should be.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a beautiful hotel, its a lovely old building with the most amazing individually styled clocks in reception but its the staff who really make this hotel a lovely experience. Everyone without exception was smiling and helpful, the service wasn't faultless but the attitude of the staff made it so. I'd like to give particular mention to Jemma in the restaurant; I hope the hotel know how good she is - quietly efficient, exceptional.

The room we had was quite small but comfortable and well-appointed, the menu in the restaurant is limited but we had a first class meal.

Well located for shopping, pubs and restaurants and the main routes in an out of Derby.

Would definitely use this hotel as my first choice if I visit the area again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Sussex
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118 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on business. It's a nice hotel, a bit different from the normal faceless corporates and has some character. Reception staff were lovely. Had a suite, which was not quite as expected. Lovely bed, bathroom fab, but lounge area like a motel which was a shame. Major disappointment in that restaurant is not open on a Monday which as a four star hotel is not acceptable. There is food in the bar, but this is a snack menu or burgers so not what is wanted after a long day. However the Thai Dusit is open Monday night and is excellent and just a short minute or so walk around the corner. The tapas restaurant is also round the corner too but in some kind of Derby based conspiracy also shut on a Monday.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Nuneaton, UK
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58 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed just one night in June. We loved it. We managed to get a deal which included a 3 course meal. The location was very central but the hotel was very quiet. The staff were very friendly

There is a small area for parking but a very good car park just down the road. Excellent in every way. We can recommend this hotel

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wirral
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We've just had a fab 2 nights in this hotel, the room was spotless, the bed was comfy, the rooms are maybe a little small but more than adequate. The staff are nice and friendly, the food is absolutely excellent, delicious, and the service is very good. And while you are there you really need to try the spa. I had a sauna, went in the experience shower ... Which is a really lovely experience and then had a facial and massage I was soooooo relaxed after it ... Well worth the visit! We will defo be going back there even if it's only for the spa and a meal. Thank you Cathederal Quarter Hotel for an overall 5 star stay we loved every minute of it.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Property: Cathedral Quarter Hotel
Address: 16 St. Marys Gate, Derby DE1 3JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cathedral Quarter Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cathedral Quarter Hotel is a unique hotel that blends the old character of this circa 1900's building with the elegant edge of a contemporary luxury hotel as expected by today's discerning traveller. This Grade II listed hotel is home to 38 luxury bedrooms with state of the art technology along with Clink Beauty Rooms, conference rooms, Bar 16 cocktail bar, private dining leading from the 80 cover restaurant in the grandeur of a ballroom and not forgetting the exclusive Chef's Table experience - the first of its kind in the area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cathedral Quarter Boutique Hotel
Hotel Cathedral Quarter
Cathedral Quarter Hotel Derby, Derbyshire

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