South Normanton

The Derbyshire Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

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

Enjoyed This
(1540 Member Ratings)
"Good value. Good food."
Apr 19, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The Derbyshire Hotel is a 2-minute drive from Junction 28 of the M1. Parking is free. The property is 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, 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 Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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. 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 sharing parent's room and 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: Pets are allowed on request: £30 (inclusive of tax, per night).

Small dogs only, on request.

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

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(1540 Member Ratings)
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
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good value. Good food.
Steve Apr 19, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Convenient location and looked smart
Other Comments
However, the rooms are in need of modernisation; haven't seen a CRT TV for ages and the reception kept breaking up. Dinner menu was not very good.
Paul Apr 18, 2018 Peterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
No not really compared to previous stays.
Other Comments
Been here twice before and loved it. This time, reception was very slow at booking in '9they were not ready and seemed poorly trained. Dinner ok but wife ill afterwards. Breakfast late at opening and meal cold. Leisure facilities crowded so didn't use.
JOHN Apr 17, 2018 SCUNTHORPE, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms
Other Comments
Rowdy guests setting off fire alarm in the night and How this was dealt with.
John Apr 16, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Tempus restaurant very good for evening meal, good ambience & staff are good.
Other Comments
Poor tv in room only 5 channels but aware that that hotel is undergoing full renovation to be completed by end of 2018. Didn't get chance to use the gym this time around.
Mick Apr 16, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Startled by another guest entering our room at midnight who had also been allocated a key to the same room
R Apr 17, 2018 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Swimming pool & spa
Rosemarie Apr 15, 2018 Chertsey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The swimming pool - nice temperature
Other Comments
Pity about the waitresses at dinner - very sour faced, unhelpful and slow. Very noisy dining room. A group was extremely noisy but waitress wouldn't ask them to calm down. Fire alarm went off and they didn't know what to do. Brought us out, back again whilst alarm still going, then out again!
Erica Apr 16, 2018 Saint Ive, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the reception area was innviting
Other Comments
the room was tired with threadbare carpet and the mattress was extremely uncorftable
carol Apr 16, 2018 derby, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Bar prices a bit pricey!!!
Alexander Apr 16, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom

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