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International Hotel
Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Birmingham, UK
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25 reviews
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“Needs some money spending on it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2005

I stayed here for one night in a Director's Room with a jacuzzi bath (oooh) as a treat for myself. It cost £86 bed and breakfast.

The hotel looksl like it hasn't been refurbished for about 15-20 years or so. The anaglypta wallpaper is either cream or white that has got dirty. Either way it looks dirty to me.

The room itself was a very good size (about 70% larger than a standard average hotel room) with a big TV. It only had a double bed and that wasn't all that great - it was in need of a new matress and probably complete replacement. The furnishings were functional but very dated.
The jacuzzi bath was great - one of those corner ones - only big enough for one but still fine, even though the bathroom decor was like the decor elsewhere - dated. If you can look past this, then you'd enjoy the hotel.

The breakfast was fine. Buffet style and the usual choices for English brekky - they had black pudding which is always a good sign. Again, the restaurant feels dated.

If you like your hotels to be up to the minute, then this is probably a 1 or 2 blob place. If these things don't bother you, or reflect your home style, then you'll probably love this place. I'm giving them a 2 blob for not spending money on refurbishing the place recently.

  • Stayed April 2005, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2004

Before my arrival at the hotel, my perceived notions of what i was going to be granted for my parture with my currency, overexceeded towards my expectations. Due to the hotel having being vouched a 3star rating, i was naturally expecting a average room with a tolerable to substandard level of service - this wasnt what prevailed!!
Right from the very beginnings of my stay,i was made to feel very valued and looked after. This was really a team effort that came from all staff departments in both the back and front of the hotel. The only critical point i have is towards the night porter. Prehaps he may feel underpaid or undervalued, (self-ingested kind of notion that the bosses pretend to pay, so he shall pretend to work...) it shouldn't mean that he should disengage himself towards me. Apart from that i highly reccommend The Hotel International to anyone who wants a fantastic higher level scale of a service, to a price that is more than right on your night !! !! Kevin Patrick Tite !! !!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2004

What can i say for the money you pay - it was a fairly average hotel.
The rooms were smaller than expected. But the breakfast that was included was well worth it. The TV also had Sky Sports more than Happy.

For the price it was an ok hotel customer service and staff were friendly and well loctaed near the city centre.

Would go back again but willing to try others in Derby first.

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Property: International Hotel
Address: 288 Burton Road, Derby DE23 6AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Derby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — International Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Both leisure and business guests are able to unwind in comfort at the International Hotel.There are 41 spacious guest rooms available with contemporary décor and bespoke layouts*. With convenient en-suite facilities and satellite television, extra consideration on your comfy stay is reflected in every room. Or you can upgrade to one of their two luxury Directors Rooms and unwind in a jacuzzi bath tub. A mixture of Single, Double, Twins, Family Bedrooms and Suites are also available. Essentials such as FREE WIFI, Tea and Coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, hair dryers and ironing facilities are all accessible within your room. Further additional requests can be placed with the 24 hour reception desk and Concierge Service.A peaceful night sleep is assured with snug bedding and tranquil surroundings, allowing you to feel rejuvenated for your day to come. In the morning make your way to the on-site Thyme Restaurant where a Full English or Continental breakfast awaits you.Why not have a look at what else the Thyme Restaurant has to offer, we serve a range of dishes from our new a La Carte menu 7 days a week. We are ideally located and situated just 10 minutes walking distance from Derby city centre, allowing you to explore the area at your convenience. Transport links to the M1, A52 and A38 are very easily accessible, with East Midlands Airport just a 25 minute drive and Derby Train Station approximately a 20 minute walk. Furthermore Westfield Derby shopping centre, Pride Park Football Stadium and bustling bars and clubs are just minutes away. * Please Note: all bedrooms vary in size, layout & decor. Room prices do vary. ... more   less 
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