The Great Northern Hotel - Derby

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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant


Coffee shop


Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities




The impressive The Great Northern Hotel lies in a business area of Derby. Behind the original facade of The Great Northern Hotel lies Victorian interior.

Due to the central location of The Great Northern Hotel, guests have direct access to Birmingham museum and art gallery, which is 55 km away. The property is set within 5 km distance from Derby city center.

The hotel is set next to an art gallery, a museum and a cathedral.

The Great Northern Hotel lies within 25 minutes’ drive to East Midlands airport.


There are 41 guestrooms featuring deluxe twin room, luxury suite and superior double room equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, multi-channel television, a wardrobe and a sofa. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal.


Guests can rent cars on site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   41.

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • 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
  • Cafe
  • 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

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


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Premium bedding


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Existing bedding FREE
Crib GBP 15
All children
2 years
Extra bed GBP 15
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed GBP 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Station Approach, Derby, United Kingdom

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

Rooms and availability

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Super Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Luxury Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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The Great Northern Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kedleston Hall2.4 mi
  • Gallery Pure2.6 mi
  • Classic Fine Arts2.6 mi
  • Tregoning Gallery2.7 mi
  • N C Prints2.7 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2.7 mi

Places of interest

Convention centers

  • QUAD2.7 mi


  • Markeaton Park1.9 mi
  • tubby bears play den2.1 mi
  • The Venue2.4 mi
  • Mega Zone2.5 mi
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club2.7 mi
  • Shipleys Amusements2.7 mi
  • Corn Exchange Snooker Club2.7 mi


  • Pickford's House Museum2.4 mi
  • Derby Museum & Art Gallery Annexe2.5 mi
  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery2.6 mi
  • The Silk Mill - Derby Industrial Museum2.7 mi


  • Stockbrook park2.2 mi
  • Chatsworth House2.4 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Derby2.2 mi


  • Déda2.6 mi
  • Guildhall Theatre2.7 mi
  • Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre2.7 mi
  • Assembly Rooms2.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin7.4 mi
  • Conkers12.2 mi
    Rawdon Rd (B586), Ashby de la Zouch
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
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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 58 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    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

    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

    Excellent location, friendly staff, excellent food

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

  • Single

    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

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

  • Single

    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

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

    The shower was pretty useless.

  • Single

    Friendly staff, very good food, large bedroom

  • Single

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Single

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

  • Single

    Convenience for station

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

  • Older travelers

    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
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: