Derby City

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Katie Jones
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Why We Love It

  • Derby's first boutique hotel dates back to the late 19th century & was once a police station
  • Original features include a mosaic floor, stained-glass windows & a grand staircase that leads to the restaurant
  • Derby Cathedral is next door, the city centre is walkable & the Peak District is a 30-minute drive
  • Opulence Restaurant serves modern British fare & has hosted the Queen for lunch

Map & Directions

Getting there: Come off the A52 at Derby and follow the A601 ring road round. Follow the signs for the cathedral. The train station is a 6-minute taxi ride (costing around £7), or 25-minute walk. There is no parking on site, but guests get 30% off the nearby Parksafe facility on Bold Lane. Expect to pay approximately £12.50 per night.

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Cathedral Quarter claimed to be Derby's first boutique hotel when it opened in 2008, but the history of the building stretches back much further. The Grade II-listed property was built in the late 19th century and served as the council's headquarters and a police station.

It's an attractive building, filled with original features -- from the Victorian mosaic floor in the lobby to the stained-glass windows and grand staircase leading to the Opulence Restaurant dining room. The Queen visited the restaurant for lunch in 2010.

The hotel is located next to the cathedral. Further afield, the Peak District National Park is a 30-minute drive, and National Trust property Chatsworth House is less than an hour by car. On your doorstep, the surrounding Cathedral Quarter area is good for shopping, eating out and culture, with the Derby QUAD arts centre a 5-minute walk away.

On site, the restaurant serves modern British fare. The adjoining Bar Sixteen has a good cocktail list, and afternoon tea is served Tuesday-Sunday.

The bedrooms vary in size, as is common with heritage buildings. Free Wi-Fi, mineral water, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a laptop safe are always included. The two split-level suites have a separate living room and mezzanine bedroom. One has a sofa bed, making it ideal for families or groups.

Please note: the Clink Beauty Rooms (a nod to the property's past) are currently closed.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

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.

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.

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