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The Derbyshire

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Why We Love It

  • Chatsworth House, the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales are within 35 minutes' drive of the hotel
  • The hotel is within an hour's drive of the historic towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock
  • Spa facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym

Enjoyed This
(1055 Member Ratings)
"The staff and breakfast were excellent."
12. Dec 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Parking is free. The Derbyshire Hotel is a 2-minute drive from Junction 28 of the M1, and less than 10 minutes' drive from Alfreton railway station.

Rooms & Rates

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The Derbyshire Hotel is 35 minutes' drive from the Peak District National Park and the Derbyshire Dales, and is also within an hour's drive of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock.

Newstead Abbey, formerly an Augustinian priory and the ancestral home of Lord Byron, is 25 minutes' drive away. Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge with caves to explore, is a 30-minute drive away.

Chatsworth House -- the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire that sits in 1800 acres of grounds and ornamental gardens -- is a 35-minute drive from the hotel, and Sherwood Forest (the legendary home of Robin Hood), Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall are within 35 minutes' drive.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar with an extensive wine list.

Guests get use of the hotel's health-club facilities, which include a indoor heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym. Wi-Fi is free.

The hotel is currently being refurbished. Work is scheduled to end in May, 2019, but the lobby and restaurant will be complete by 1 November.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center


  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included

Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 11 and under. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Infant's cot/crib are not available and children aged 4 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £30 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(1055 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Derbyshire Hotel (IHG) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.0 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff and breakfast were excellent.
nemy 12. Dec 2018 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Other Comments
1) Not being told by Travelzoo that the hotel was undergoing refurbishment. 2) Sharing the restaurant at breakfast with some of the workers engaged on the refurbishment (in their work overalls etc). 3) Describing the hotel as being on the fringe of the Peak District, whereas no mention wass made of the fact that it is adjacent to the M1 Motorway. 4) Being woken up throughout the night by partygoers. All in all, a very poor experience which reflects badly on Travelzoo.
Barbara 11. Dec 2018 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Didn't like having to walk through the group of smokers with small children, to get to the restaurant from our room. Hard to control but be good if they were further away
Mrs A 11. Dec 2018 Northampton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
There was no atmosphere, changing it to a Holiday Inn, not a birthday treat place at all. Evening meal was dreadful, breakfast ok
Anna 10. Dec 2018 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Newly refurbished room was attractive.
Other Comments
The bar and restaurant is one huge space which during the day is as dreary as an airport canteen and in the evening is positively gloomy. The corridor to the room was completely pale grey and featureless. At dinner a meal was sent out without an item mentioned in the menu and was returned to the table with the message that it wasn’t available.
sheila 08. Dec 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Swimming pool and its facilities
Other Comments
Very friendly, helpful staff
Patricia 06. Dec 2018 Newmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The general staff were friendly and tried their best
Other Comments
It is not a hotel being refubished, but changing to a Holiday Inn. One room was not ready and one we were moved to had blocked drain problem and smelt. Third room was ok!The food was mediocre for the price and menu the same in bar and dining room area. There was little to distinguish between these two areas. Vegetarian choice was poor and on the two consecutive nights we were there there was an error with the same vegetarian salad that had been ordered. We felt that although the issues were resolved eventually, the management were not supporting the quite young and inexperienced staff when problems arose.
Mrs L 05. Dec 2018 Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was great, Apart from the staff member who refused to help with the key card, the staff were great. It is a shame because we have stayed there several times and it a useful stop over area for us.
Other Comments
On arrival we were asked if we wanted to pay extra for a refurbished room, it was late, we had driven many hours that day and even more the previous day and it had been a difficult emotional day. As a diabetic I needed to eat and sleep so just said we were fine with what was ready for us. What we were not told that the heating could not be adjusted and the air conditioning was not working! Consequently we slept really badly as it was incredibly hot and we couldn't open the windows! The lack of sleep did not make for an easy journey home the following day. This is sad because we have had good stays here in the past and, had we been told about the problem we would have happily paid £10 for the upgrade. The following morning after breakfast we had to return to reception 3 times to get a key card to work and we were as far as is possible from reception. A member of staff checking rooms said she couldn't help because of safety issues. While I understand this, we were desperate at this point to get out into some fresh air ! We had called earlier in the day, which took several attempts to get an answer ,to inform them of our late arrival and to check that we could still get a meal, so the problem with the room.could have been mentioned then.
Ellen 02. Dec 2018 Durham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa facilities are good
Other Comments
The Hotel is undergoing major refurbishment, which we had no idea about until we arrived. The main reception was a building site and no clues where to go to check in, a work man eventually pointed us to an unmarked side door. To get to the restaurant you had to exit the building, not much fun in the recent weather, no signs to direct you, not much atmosphere, and the menu seemed quite limited. We have visited this hotel many times before and always enjoyed it, the food has been outstanding but this visit was very disappointing and we would think twice about returning.
Diane 30. Nov 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel was undergoing refurbishment so not all rooms open,also the reception was in a small annexe and you had to walk outside and round the front to reach the dining room on our ist night which was In garden room and very cold. On the 2nd night the new dining room was open but again very cold. Hopefully when all refurbishments are done the hotel will be much better. The staff however were extremely friendly and helpful.
Mr 28. Nov 2018 Lancashire, United Kingdom

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