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5 reviews of Cathedral Quarter Hotel in English
Fantastic hotel! Always a must for special celebrations. Have had to anniversaries here and have loved it.
The staff is very helpful, especially with special arrangements (champagne&chocolates in room, etc.).
They have great offers and romantic packages.
The restaurant serves fantastic food and the bars have a great cocktail menu.
They also have a spa (Clink) with fantastic options for men and ladies.
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This is a small hotel so you get personal service but unfortunately the level of service can be inconsistant at busy periods. The rooms are well presented but due to the nature of the conversion to a Hotel some of the rooms are a little tight on space. Typically rooms with only showers are the smallest. The rooms with kingsized beds can be a little tight due to the size of the bed. Each room has a good TV with wired internet access. If you don’t have a cable they will provide one at reception. TV’s were out of action for 2 weeks which wasn’t great. Also, the hotel is close to the Cathedral so the rooms facing the cathedral get the noise from the bells every 15 mins. If you are a light sleeper you may want to ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
Food is good, breakfast is made to order rather than been served from a heated buffet. The main dining room is a key part of the conversion. It’s a nice way to start the day rather than a breakfast tray in your room. The evening meals are quite expense but the menu and quality of the food is top level for Derby.
Bar’s are small and typically only have residents in them. Bar staff are pleasant, talkative and know how to mix cocktails. It’s a good place to met for a quick drink at the end of the day.
There isn’t a gym on-site but they have a deal with either Virgin or David Lloyd, you need a car to take advantage of their deal or it’s about £12 in a taxi.
The Spa closes at 6pm so you can’t pop in to unwind at the end of the day. I was told that they will be extending the opening hours (of the Spa) in the near future.
Overall it is good to have the option to stay in an alternative to the ‘factory’ hotels. If you want a gym/pool and instant service from the front desk I’d go elsewhere. If you want the staff to remember you and greet you by your name, above average food, quality and unique rooms bit mixed with a little quirkiness I’d recommend the CQH.
Well, let me start with the positives. The location of that hotel is unbeatalbe, very close to the city center and in a very nice area. If you arrive after 7 pm and leave before 8 am there is good free parking space in that road. The bar is nice friednly and serves good cocktails, the breakfast room is very nice with a grand hotel atmosphere. Now lets have a look on the things that can be improved: The few parking space in front of the hotel are reserved for the staff (for HS&E reasons) strickly forbidden for guest (they have no HS&E rights and could park further down in a dark parkiing area). The service in the breakfast area is great if you have 1 hour reserved. A bussiness breakfast failed several time, thus I ended with only a tea after 20 min twice. The rooms are really small, but ok, if you are not suffering claustrophobia.
The service at the reception desk is friendly and professional.
Last year my boyfriend swept me away for our anniversary, he wouldn't tell me where (i hate surprises), when I realised I was going to Derby I was a little confused. Derby? Really?! I could not have been more wrong.
The taxi dropped us off in the quaint, historical, cobbled streets of the city's Cathedral quarter at the aptly named Cathedral Quarter hotel.
Upon entering you're led to the right to a gorgeous reception area with high ceilings, lots of dark stained oak furniture and very friendly staff. Our bedroom, although on the small side, was still very airy and full of natural light thanks to the giant windows. There was even a fireplace! I was a bit gutted we only had a shower in our en-suite rather than a bath, but the opulant decoration of the room made up for it!
For dinner we dined in their onsite restaurant, It included an amous bouche, and the three courses, were wonderful, (Just a bit too small!). it wasn't overcrowded and the atmosphere was lovely.
Before venturing into Derby, we had a cocktail in their cocktail bar, and again, the atmosphere was superb and very cosy indeed! Tasty cocktails too!
After our amble around Derby, searching for Guinness, we ventured sleepily back to the hotel and found ourselves ordering the cheese plate from Room Service. It cam epromptly and was extremely fresh. My fella also supped the red wine from the mini bar and concluded it was amazing!
Breakfast was also wonderful and offered a huge choice (as you'd expect), along with newspapers. It was serene and wonderful.
We were fortunate enough to get a deal which included the 3 Course Dinner, Bed and Breakfast all for less than £100. I would definitely go again, but perhaps on a weekday rather than a Saturday, and this time would stick to staying at the hotel, they have everything youd need onsite!
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