Hotel is positioned across the road from rail station, buses and taxis abound. We arrived by train, but hotel does have a car park, but be aware it has new owners and persons have been caught out, apparently.
Entrance to hotel is impressive (as are the bedroom corridors).
Staff at reception are professional polite, and helpful.
Hotel Duty Managers were accommodating and listened to what you had to say. They were very busy but did give you the time.
On the other hand, breakfast staff do require some training and supervision, they not always knew what they were doing or how to do it.
Nothing continental about the breakfast, it is English. We found it very good, and it is eat all you want for £8+ (if booked ahead), £9+ if you don't.
Executive bedroom on 1st floor (£74 per night) was large, comfortable and clean, with large en-suite.
A visitor, earlier, commented on beds being too hard, we found ours was firm and wonderfully comfortable. No air con so fan provided. Ouside window, an extractor fan was attached to the building opposite so we kept window closed, it might be a pain in warm weather. My suggestion would be to book room facing rail station, rooms would be odd as opposed to even numbers, we were 148. Do remember there is a car park out there as well which may get noisy!
At weekends particularly, it is wise to choose your room carefully, hotel has many weddings and parties so it can get noisy, great though if you are `in the `party`.
Bar is comfortable, frenchman i/c was excellent and fun. Yes, a quality real ale would not go amiss. although relative to one's own pocket, I found the bar expensive, and the wine exceptionally so compared to local restaurants.
We did not have evening meal there, ate out at Anoki Indian restaurant around the corner. Eat at 5.30 and you get 2-4-1. Service and food was impeccable. Eat upstairs it is a beautiful room.
If you like pubs a must see and try is the Brunswick Arms, about 200yds from hotel. On route, note the railway workers terraced houses, especially the cul-de-sac, walk in and view.
Also, look up the Flowerpot pub. Great real ale pub with very impressive list of bands playing there.
The famous Roundhouse, (other side of rail station) is worth a visit. We indulged in the national winter ales fest there. Pride Park ground is on that side of the tracks as well. Rail staff do allow you to cross over on the walkway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland is located in the heart of Derby City Centre, next to the railway station. The hotel has 102 great bedrooms including family bedrooms, all equipped with free WiFi. Why not enjoy our delicious food in our brasserie or sit back and relax in our lounge and bar. The hotel has lots of great facilities including nine meeting rooms with capacity for up to 200 delegates, a stylish wedding venue for up to 200 guests and plenty of car parking. BT Sport is now available in the bar/lounge area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Derby
- Derby Best Western
- Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland Derbyshire