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Review of Harpur's of Melbourne

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Harpur's of Melbourne
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

lovely hotel, room, and restaurant.
Staff were very helpful.
Great part of the world

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

If Melbourne were a supermarket it'd be a Waitrose, quality, special, classy but not pretentious with some more affordable offerings. With that in mind I would say that Harpur's of Melbourne is an excellent complement to Melbourne and fits in beautifully.

With new owners in place it should be consistent and reliable rather than when it was the Melbourne Hotel and seemed to go through several good chefs which eventually put us off until it was re-born as Harpur's.

The restaurant section is relaxed with plenty of space. The bar section is good for relaxing in and for in eating too. the food is very well and imaginatively presented, the staff come across as friendly and seem genuinely interested in how your food is.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chuggaboom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Stayed for two nights, the staff wewre great and the food incredible value for money. Normally eat at the Bay Tree when in the area, but wont any more. This is the best hotel in the area bar none.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Davidowen2
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Derby, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

A group of six of us had Sunday lunch here and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. One person didn't want the roast so they offered to cook her a chicken breast which she enjoyed.All the food was properly cooked and plenty af it.The management were very attentative to our needs and helped us enjoy the occasion.We will all be going back in the future and fully recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Could not fault the place.
Clean comfortable great value for money.
Lovely bar and really good food.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Philipmason
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Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Had a meal here on a weekday evening with a friend. Major disappointment was finding out after we ordered that the meal we had both chosen wasn't available. The only other veggie option on the menu wasn't as appealing. A few more veggie friendly options would have been good, including some veggie starters. A cheese based starter followed by a cheese based main is a bit much for anyone.
The decor was very modern and appealing however dining tables were positioned around the bar. On a busier evening this may have been a bit off putting. Fortunately for us it was very quiet.
Overall it was ok for a casual evening but i wouldn't rush back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheGourmetVeggie
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We ate here a few weeks back. Nice atmosphere and comfortable restaurant. The food is good but not brilliant value for money. Our fish and chips came in a rather silly printed newspaper?? The main problem is the large groups of teenagers who 'hang out' in the bar area, rowdy!! Don't expect a peaceful nightout if it's weekend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank larry s
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Additional Information about Harpur's of Melbourne

Property: Harpur's of Melbourne
Address: 2 Derby Road, Melbourne DE73 8FE, England (Formerly The Melbourne Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Harpur's of Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harpur's of Melbourne is situated in the heart of Melbourne in South Derbyshire close to East Midlands, Donington Park and the M1, M6, M42 network. The warm welcome from our staff will ensure your experience will be one to remember. If you are looking for accommodation our rooms are modern, warm with a decor that will make your stay feel like a special occasion. See rooms for further details. ... more   less 
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