The Great Northern Hotel - Derby

Station Approach, Derby, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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The Great Northern Hotel - Derby

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The classic The Great Northern Hotel offers modern guest rooms close to University of Derby, Conkers and Caerhays Castle.

Its location next to a train station allows to see a museum, an art gallery and a cathedral in Derby. The property lies within 5 km from the city center.

The hotel enjoys a central location within 20 minutes' drive from East Midlands airport.

Rooms

The Great Northern Hotel offers 41 rooms fitted with multi-channel television, complimentary Wi-Fi, a wardrobe, individual climate control and a sofa for a comfortable stay in Derby. For more comfort a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The award-winning bar serves a selection of ales and wines.

Services

The hotel offers concierge service, 24-hour front desk and ironing service together with a designated place for smoking, free self parking and a baggage storage for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   41.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Station Approach, Derby, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Derby
    2.8 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    41

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Great Northern Hotel - Derby Derby location
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        Hotel Address:

        Station Approach, Derby, United Kingdom

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Derby
          2.8 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          1700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          41

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Kedleston Hall - 2.4 mi
        • Gallery Pure - 2.6 mi
        • Classic Fine Arts - 2.6 mi
        • Tregoning Gallery - 2.7 mi
        • N C Prints - 2.7 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.7 mi

        Places of interest

        Convention centers

        • QUAD - 2.7 mi

        Amusement

        • Markeaton Park - 1.9 mi
        • tubby bears play den - 2.1 mi
        • The Venue - 2.4 mi
        • Mega Zone - 2.5 mi
        • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 2.7 mi
        • Shipleys Amusements - 2.7 mi
        • Corn Exchange Snooker Club - 2.7 mi

        Museums

        • Pickford's House Museum - 2.4 mi
        • Derby Museum & Art Gallery Annexe - 2.5 mi
        • Derby Museum and Art Gallery - 2.6 mi
        • The Silk Mill - Derby Industrial Museum - 2.7 mi

        Parks

        • Stockbrook park - 2.2 mi
        • Chatsworth House - 2.4 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • University of Derby - 2.2 mi

        Theaters

        • Déda - 2.6 mi
        • Guildhall Theatre - 2.7 mi
        • Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre - 2.7 mi
        • Assembly Rooms - 2.7 mi

        Local attractions

        • Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin - 7.4 mi
          TutburyEngland
        • Conkers - 12.2 mi
          Rawdon Rd (B586), Ashby de la Zouch
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          41
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        The Great Northern Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Great Northern

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 54 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          The dinner in the evening was awesome! And would be happy to return to this hotel just for an evening meal.

          I did not like having no form of chair to sit on. Or no air conditioning, thank goodness there was a fan.

        • Single
          7.4

          Very convenient location, particularly for rail travellers. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful.

          Thanks to the spell of good weather, the room was too warm for comfort. Opening the windows introduced a lot of road noise.

        • Single
          9.6

          Excellent location, friendly staff, excellent food

          didnt bother me but i can see the lack of a lift being inconvenient to some

        • Single
          8.2

          location, parking for train station, friendliness of reception staff - personnal touch, room clean and comfortable.

          Problem using phone in room for direct outside call, however, reception staff extremely helpful and problem resolved

        • Single
          8.2

          I used it for its proximity to the station, complementary parking whilst I was in London and good price for the evening.

        • Single
          5.4

          The decor and furnishings were a good standard; the staff were very attentive; room service was prompt.

          The overall temperature in the room remained too high throughout. It was not possible toopen both windows although a desk fan had been provided. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise of the traffic through the open window or the fan. The corridor accessing the room was noticably hotter then the previous area of the hotel. This uncomfortable temperature marred the stay and comments were passed on to Reception.

        • Couple
          9.2

          Over the road from the train station so great location, good staff, good room and a big bed.

          The shower was pretty useless.

        • Single
          9.6

          Friendly staff, very good food, large bedroom

        • Single
          6.6

          Great location, good sized and clean room. Breakfast arrived in my room on time.

          Room smelled of cooking when I arrived (because the window had been left open as it was a hot day) however this went away when I closed the window. Very loud music from bar downstairs when I got back at 11 ish (although this did stop around midnight); breakfast included burnt toast and tea was overstewed and getting cold; when I tried to check out early in the morning there was no-one at reception (even though I had been promised the night before that there would be) so one of the catering staff had to run around trying to find someone. None of these things were very bad problems but not what I would expect for the price.

        • Single
          7.0

          The Selection for Breakfast service was excellent, prompt. All Staff helpful

          Having a room on the top floor is not recommended as the rooms are very very warm due to the boilers on this floor, you can open the windows, but it is very noisey.

        • Older travelers
          9.4

          being a 'morning' person, I greatly appreciate my breakfasts. the best part about GNH was the breakfast choice, being a vegetarian I could indulge in either my beloved continental type breakfast or the vege hot breakfast. most places do not offer this variation.

          I was rather disturbed by the fact that the computerised door locking system seems to have a mind of sits own and locked me out on one occasion. I complained to staff who immediately sorted things out. I experienced this again on the 3rd day of my stay but this time persevered and the system eventually decided that I should be admitted. However, this left me feeling rather insecure about gaining access each time we returned to our room. I even began to theorise about what would happen if we returned in the middle of the night and could not gain access - not a good feeling. I was even presented with an 'extra' bill for £10 upon departure! Your efficient receptionist again soon had this sorted out. It would therefore seem obvious that, if I had been booked in for a longer period I would have been worried if she was not around to sort things out.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          having a rest, not rushing, staff was very helpful.

        • Single
          7.4

          Excellent, spacious room with good sized bathroom. Location - close to station and city centre.

        • Single
          9.6

          Convenience for station

          My first room had a failed wc and I had to move

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Convenience for the airport and ease of parking

          Small room no seating, no air con

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Great Northern Hotel - Derby Derby location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Station Approach, Derby, United Kingdom

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Derby
          2.8 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          1700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          41