Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
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Nothing much to report to day. We went into Leek a Historic Market Town in Staffordshire, to buy more plastic boxes, we just can't contain our excitement any longer(sorry I had to say that before any one else did). We arrived back just as the heavens opened. ...
Day 8. After a morning spent fitting a cupboard door, with some difficulty, we drove back the lovely Spa town,Buxton. We called at the "Druids" to catch up on the news, water the plants and tap into the wifi. A trip to the supermarket was needed to stock up on supplies for the weekend. Upon our return to Gradbach, we met Paul, just back from a sailing expedition on the Norfolk Broads. Catering dept. set ...
Well I think everyone has finally adjuster to UK time with everyone reporting the best nights sleep of the tour, and now that we are fully adjusted, we are off home.... One last visit however, the Walkers Factory in Leicester, its the biggest chip (or Crisps as they call it over here in the UK, as a Chip here is 'fry'), looks like they will be processing about 365,000 MT of potatoes this season and it runs for 362 days per year. So that's 365,000 MT ...
... at home in the bar, had a pint of lager, and ate some yummy food. When the rooms became ready, we grabbed our bags, headed to the rooms, and crashed. Didn't want to sleep too long, We woke the girls up. They were so groggy, but we "made" them go swimming. Glad we did. We were able to take a shower before pizza and beer. Wasn't very hungry, but when trying to trick one's body, I'll do most anything. Now to sleep. It's 10pm here. Zoe's ...
Day 19. Off to an early start and away by 8.15. Good walking day, much cooler but still dry. Climb the mile and a half up tp PW from Uswayford farm, this time via a dry route. Easy day, took optional detour up the Cheviot. Bit of a disappointment as its really very flat on top and therefore has no views, but only took an hour. According to guidebook its one third water, one third peat and one third ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Morley
Dont eat here !
Stayed at this Marriott establishment for the one night recently . Lovely hotel in gorgeous surroundings complete with 2 golf courses . Room was clean , comfortable and overlooking the 18th green and surrounding woodland . Hotel had 2 bars which we frequented during the afternoon . The problems started in the evening when we went to the restaurant for our meal . The restaurant itself is set overlooking the gardens and is very pleasant , however the food itself completely put a dampner on the weekend . The starters came with ingredients not mentioned on the menu , and as for the main course - bland would be an understatement .My wife decided on the creme brulee for desert which had the solidity of the water on our table ! Fortunately the wine was good and i have to say the staff were excellent especially the head waiter although service was slow . So to conclude , a very good hotel let down by the restaurant so go b&b and eat elsewhere !
Very nice setting, lovely golf course. The hotel is very spread out and took us quite some time to get to our rooms from reception, down quite narrow corridors. However, once there the room was fantastic, a very decent size with a huge bed, lovely bathroom as well. Food in the Long Weekend was ok - room was being prepared for being repainted so felt a bit characterless, and found it quite hard to attract a waiter. The pool was nice, with jacuzzi/steam room, and a good size, but was overlooked by the bar, depends on your sensitivities I guess. Breakfast was dissapointing by Marriott standards, food seemed a bit 'tired' and dried out, and the restaurant was far too hot! One note, there's not much around this hotel, and Derby is not a nice place! But the hotel itself was nice.
Just had two days here and as the title suggests it is simply superb. It is a Marriott hotel and probably the best we have stayed in in the UK. The staff and service is excellent, the rooms are beautifully furnished and the bed was huge. Greatleisure club and treatments. Only downside is that there is not much to do in immediate area and Derby itself is not very appealing as a town centre. But hey we just lounged around the hotel as we felt really pampered all the time. Oh the restaurant food is also excellent.
Good for golfers and business trevellers!
We stayed for 2 nights last September during our trip in England and Wales.
We found this Marriott very different from the others where we have stayed before.
In fact one of our prefered hotels in Europe is the Marriott Praia del rey golf and beach resort in Obidos,Portugal.If you can,came into our country and stay there!!
In the Derby Marriott our room was in the main building and we couldn`t sleep well because of the noise from the reception all night long...
The Hotel was plenty of people (golfers and business travellers!!Not good to relax!!
The breakfast was exellent,one of the best that we have in England!
We did not visit the city of Derby,but we went to Chatsworth House wich is lovely(Pride and Prejudice was filmed there!!)
Nice views but...
I came here with my husband and another couple, for a golfing/girly weekend. the men were more than happy with the golf course, it is in a very stunning setting, and they found the course reasonably challenging. However, the pool leaves a lot to be desired - mainly due to the fact that it is entirely overlooked by the cafeteria. we went to the cafe for a coffee and bite to eat, and were put off going for a dip by the fact that everyone sitting in the cafe can watch you swimming - this may not not put some people off, but the cafe was packed due to it being the weekend, and it certainly put us off. The rooms were very clean and well appointed, as you would expect from a large chain - nothing to complain about, but rather impersonal. The breakfast was lovely, a fantastic choice, every possible need catered for. our evening meal was included in our package, which was a good thing as the price on the menu was way above the average. The food when it came was very good, however, we waited at least 45 mins between courses, and although the staff were apologetic, this delay does eventually take the shine of the evening. bar prices,as expectd, were pretty steep, but the sports bar was relaxed and had a good atmosphere. Although there wasn't anything really bad about the hotel, it was as you'd expect from a large chain with hundreds of guests - over-priced, bland and mediocre. no, i wouldn't especially recommend it.
I got to stay here on a work function so I only experienced just 1 day and night. What strikes you is the fantastic setting, sorrounded by green. If you're into golf you're in the right place but if not it doesn't interfere with your stay. The place is very grand and the room were large and well equipped. Everything seemed new and it was spotlessly clean.
The staff were very professional.
The only let down was the food wasn't up to expectation. This isn't to say that it was bad, just that I expected more considering everything else I experienced.
Last time I stayed in a Marriott hotel I was disappointed but this time there can be no complaints. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 nights I recently spent in an Exec room overlooking the golf course. Perfect setting, delicious food, very spacious, light and comfortable room with huge bed. Would highly recommend Breadsall Priory to anyone.
Breadsall revisited :o))
Staff very friendly and try their best. The restaurant is pretty average - food well presented but nothing special, and a little on the expensive side.....and re the drinks.....try £3.50 for a bottle of water!!!!!!! Rooms are quite good size - and the bed was Huge!! (at least mine was :o))) 6ft wide!!!!! Very old impressive building - our American friends will love it! :o))) Nice gardens and walks - not forgetting golf course. Recreational facilities good and the pool is very nice!
Perfect location, food not up to scratch
The Priory is one of those places that could be perfect, but is let down by being part of a chain (in this case Marriott).It has a lot going for it: Idyllic location in a small valley above Derby; excellent facilities (Golf, Spa, Gym); ancient manor house reasonably well converted.However, it falls flat for two reasons. Firstly with so much going for it you won't believe how unimaginitive they have been with the room decor (standard TravelInn/HolidayInn/TravelLodge generic).Secondly and more importantly, both the restaurant food and the Sports bar food is very poor. I can forgive the Sports Bar (although it's overpriced) but the main restaurant is absolutely shocking. An evening meal for two will easily set you back 80-100 GBPs with wine and it's not worth a third of that. I have eaten there 3 times now (continually triumph of optimism over experience) and each time all three courses were incredibly disappointing. Be warned.
This was my first trip to England, and though I was only there for one week, Breadsall had to be one of the highlights. It was beautiful, quiet, and the staff was the friendliest we encountered at any hotel. We would love to go back someday and spend more time there.