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Thursday 9th of July 2015
The East Midlands Airport is well-catered for when it comes to neighbouring hotels, but should you wish to take your Easirent car a little further afield in search of a good night’s sleep, the big cities of Nottingham and Derby have plenty of options, too. Here’s our rundown of the best hotels in the vicinity.
1. Hart’s Hotel Nottingham
Less than an hour’s drive from the airport, Nottingham’s Hart Hotel offers stylish boutique rooms for a reasonable price, perfectly located by the city’s famous castle. Hart’s has received rave online reviews from its many visitors, and offers all the charm and idiosyncrasy that you’d expect from an independent hotel.
2. Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport
Right on the doorstep of East Midlands Airport, the Radisson offers modern, spacious rooms, and excellent standards of customer service. If you’ve just arrived from the airport, this attractive, quiet will provide welcome respite and allow you to settle into your trip peacefully.
3. Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel
This hotel’s Tudor architecture is undeniably charming, and its quaint aesthetics appeal to those planning their weddings year-round. The site boasts a generously-sized function suite, with beautiful surroundings and excellent service to boot. Whether you’re planning your big day or just fancy something different, it’s hard not to be attracted this place.
4. De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
At the heart of Nottingham’s student district lies this stylish, elegant, and unabashedly modern hotel. The hotel attracts many executive types due to the conferences and corporate events held in the conference centre, and caters very well to that demographic with strong levels of service, luxurious rooms, and impeccable cleanliness.
5. Hallmark Hotel Derby
A charming hotel with spacious rooms, friendly staff, and bags of character. The hotel’s ample green spaces give the site a semi-rural feel, while being located within a comfortable distance to the town centre and other amenities. Perfect for those looking for something slightly out of the ordinary.
6. The Nottingham Belfry – A QHotel
Spacious and modern, the Belfry offers excellent spa facilities and highly-competitive levels of service, all with a relatively low price tag. Its location just off the M1 makes it popular with travelling executives as well as those who find themselves on a spontaneous visit to Nottingham. A safe choice, no matter what your travel needs.
7. Premier Inn East Midlands
This Premier Inn outlet is conveniently located right next to East Midlands Airport, and is perfect if you’re looking for a no-nonsense overnight stay. Its levels of service are impressive given the hotel’s lower price tag, and a hot breakfast is available in the morning. It’s not exactly the Savoy, but this Premier Inn ticks all boxes, and is popular across all demographics.
8. Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park
Location is everything in the hotel business, and this particular Holiday Inn certainly ticks that box. As well as competing on service and price, the hotel is just around the corner from the iPro Stadium, home of the famous Derby County FC, also known as ‘The Rams’, and is also just a short walk out of the city centre.
9. St James Hotel, Nottingham
A stylish hotel with modern, funky décor, The St James stands out from some of its drab competitors in the marketplace. Its pleasing aesthetics, along with its great location and impressive levels of service, should place it near the top of any visitor’s list.
10. The Morley Hayes Hotel, Derby
Those wanting to make their trip to the midlands that bit more special should look no further than The Morley Hayes. With its gorgeous rural surroundings and opulent architecture, it’s not hard to see why the hotel is such a popular venue choice for wedding parties from all over the country and beyond. A quintessentially English hotel, with levels of comfort and luxury that dreams are made of.