South Normanton

The Derbyshire Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • According to The AA, this 4-star hotel has a "relaxed informal atmosphere"
  • The spa facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym
  • The Peak District, Chatsworth House and the Derbyshire Dales are within 35 minutes' drive
  • The hotel is within an hour's drive of the historic towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock

94% (1787 Member Ratings)

"Convenient location with easy parking and good facilities"
Aug 19, 2017
Malvern Worcestershire, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Derbyshire Hotel is a 2-minute drive from Junction 28 of the M1. Parking is free at the hotel. The property is 30 minutes' drive from both Derby railway station and East Midlands Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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The 4-star 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, while 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.

Dinner is served in the Tempus Restaurant. The hotel also has a Day Deli that serves lunch and there is a bar with an extensive wine list.

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



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 11 and under. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Infant's cot/crib are not available and children aged 4 and under stay free of charge when sharing parent's room and using existing bedding. This is on request and only possible in some Standard rooms.
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: Small dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £30 per night and 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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94% Positive
(1787 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Derbyshire Hotel (Part of Principal Hayley) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Convenient location with easy parking and good facilities
Other Comments
Its a little dated but good for the short stay. Rooms could benefit from AirCon but otherwise very well equipped and useful leisure centre.
Andrew Aug 19, 2017 Malvern Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
2nd visit and I wished we'd stayed longer. A very friendly professionally run hotel and my wife and I will certainly stay again.
Derek Aug 19, 2017 Boston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Overall decor was good, the layout of the dining room was very good but let down by poor quality food and bad service
Other Comments
dining room food was cold and not good value, service was very slow with nobody bothered to to ask if everything with the meal was OK. The drinks in the bar were exorbitant in price £3.90 for a half pint of coca cola? Breakfast was not tasty, scrambled eggs looked like they were made from powder and tasted like.
William Aug 19, 2017 St Andrews, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff, great room, superb restaurant.
Clare Aug 19, 2017 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Yes breakfast staff very good"
Other Comments
The room was red hot (341) and the bed and pillows where too soft.I have been a regular visitor over years ro the Derbyshire as it's now known and this is the hottest room despite the fan and worse mattress we're not sure if we will go again in case we got on this wife has chronic fatigue syndrome and the walk upstairs was very challenging for her.breakfast staff very good.
Shaun Aug 10, 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing close to so many attractions.
Christopher Aug 09, 2017 Dudley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The reception desk and the room were very good but the dining room let our visit down, we had a twenty five minute wait for our main course to be served and there was very little choice on the menu.
Dee Aug 07, 2017 Eye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Friendly staff
Charles Aug 08, 2017 Bridgend, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nobuhiro Aug 08, 2017 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely hotel excellent staff
Other Comments
Zac the waiter in the dining room was a very kind young man and made my birthday special
vanessa Aug 07, 2017 Grimsby, United Kingdom

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