Why We Love This Hotel
- Chilled-out vibe with a 24-hour bar and a lounge area with a pool table
- Guests get use of the small gym and sauna
- It's a mile from Derby city centre, on top of being convenient for the Derbyshire countryside
Pentahotel Derby is a great option if you want to be close to the city but with easy access to the Derbyshire countryside. It's a 3-minute walk from Derby train station in Pride Park business park. Buses into Derby city centre go from the train station or it's a mile-long walk into the city. The Peak District and The Derbyshire Dales are an hour's drive. Dovedale, with its limestone ravine and stepping stones across the River Dove, is a popular walking spot.
The hotel has as a chilled-out vibe, with funky décor and sleek rooms, and is ranked number four out of 31 hotels in Derby on TripAdvisor, with comments praising the friendliness of the staff. The pentalounge has a restaurant, a 24-hour bar and a lounge area with a pool table. All 112 rooms have free Wi-Fi and movies. There's also a small gym and sauna.
Derby Cathedral, founded in 943, is open Saturday-Sunday. For shopping head to St Peters Quarter or Derby Market Hall, which is open Monday-Saturday. Alternatively, check out the Joseph Wright Gallery to see his work from the 18th century.
Chatsworth House, which featured as Mr Darcy's residence in the 2005 film "Pride & Prejudice" and was the mansion in the 2013 BBC series "Death Comes to Pemberley", is just under an hour's drive and The Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park accessible by cable car with caves and mines to explore, is 34 minutes by car from the hotel, in Matlock Bath.