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Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you can ignore the posing golfers who fill the car park and public areas, this is a great place to eat and enjoy the countryside. We met a friend for lunch in The Tempo bar. The weather was great so we took a table outside. The menu was fairly narrow in choice but then it is half the price of using the main restaurant, so that was OK. Excellent staff and good service all round. The food was good and, given where we were, it was not over priced.

We stayed here for two nights in room 201. Check in was good, the receptionist was very helpful and friendly and gave us a map of the hotel and information on the restaurants. Our room was nice, with a good sized bed and a nice view of the golf course. However, there were various issues throughout that we’re a bit of a disappointment: - The water pressure in the shower was very weak, and it took a while to heat up - The window was broken so had to be propped open with a water bottle - The room didn’t have a mini-fridge - I called the Spa on arrival to book a massage and left a message as there was no answer, but never received a call back so didn’t end up going. - The waiting staff at the steak restaurant varied hugely; the man who greeted us was great and gave us complimentary prosecco for my birthday, and the American (?) waitress was very attentive, but there did seem to be a few staff who were less experienced. Service was slow at times. My partner had also requested a birthday dessert for me which was not arranged. Again, at breakfast, we had to ask for coffee as nobody came to the table. We went quite late (10:30) and pastry choices in particular were limited - Our room was right above the smoking area outside reception and due to a wedding there was quite a lot of noise. Add to that a dripping tap, a creaky floorboard right outside the room, paper thin walls and very loud guests (at 3am) and it’s not the most relaxing nights sleep. Overall, some of the staff were great (the woman on reception) but some less so (some of the waiting staff) and the hotel amenities and decor could do with updating for the price being charged.

I have just got back from this beautiful hotel. I treated my partner for his birthday and when I booked put a cheeky note on there mentioning his birthday and if there was anything they could do it would be appreciated. We made our way to the room and they had left a little cake on a huge plate and written happy birthday I'm chocolate on it! Just wonderful! Everything from start to finish was wonderful. I had a very helpful email earlier in the week warning me that it was going to be busy so early check in was possible. I was also advised to book the restaurant if we planned to eat there, which I did. I've never known a hotel to do this. Brilliant! Our evening meal in the Cast Iron Grill was lovely. Three courses for the bargain price of £21 per person. I had soup, lamb and cheese and crackers. Fantastic food and friendly and efficient staff. The bed in our room was enormous, not big enough sadly to not hear my partner snoring!! Breakfast this morning was a self service affair, a huge amount of choice and all fresh. If you want pancakes or poached eggs a chef appears and cooks them in the restaurant for you! We also made use of the leisure facilities this morning. A lovely, clean pool, super friendly staff, a sauna, a steam room and a jacuzzi. Not very busy and just what we needed to finish off our lovely stay. 100% recommend this hotel. You will not regret it! Thank you so much for a wonderful time. I rarely visit the same place twice but we have already made plans to come back in a couple of months. See you soon!

Xmas vouchers present and this place was the nearest to try, marvellous place in excellent surroundings, massage was very good with a nice swimming pool to relax in as well, very pleasant atmosphere, well wroth a trip.

I took my Mum for Afternoon Tea to celebrate her 81st birthday and we were both looking forward to it. What a disappointment... There were food remnants on the carpet beneath our table. The table had no tablecloth, the crockery was heavy white "everyday" crockery and the teapot was the standard stainless steel. The sandwiches were of a very poor quality, looking as if they had been made from a standard sliced loaf and the fillings were awful - grated cheese, egg and cheap ham, with no addition or offer of mustard, mayonnaise etc. I had expected dainty cakes and scones, but the cakes were of the "tray bake" variety. They were cut into large pieces and were extremely heavy, stodgy and inedible. Then to add insult to injury about 20 wedding reception guests used our room as an overflow venue. They were drinking, happy and rather loud, as you would expect, except it was not really conducive to the genteel atmosphere you would expect at an Afternoon Tea.

The hotel setting is REALLY beautiful! It's approached along an impressive tree-lined drive with views of the golf course & the Victorian hotel building on the site of a former priory. All the staff we met, from the Receptionists, to the Pool & Restaurant staff were friendly, helpful, & professional & took the time to talk to us showing genuine interest in us as people. Our room in the newer Country Club wing, whilst not particularly characterful, was large & well furnished with a king-sized bed & a sofa.. It had a stunning view of the gardens & the golf course beyond. After a walk through the gardens - very well maintained & with some colour though the flower beds hadn't yet been planted up - we had a swim in the warmish pool. This has to be approached through the Tempo bar, popular with golfers & non-residents. We had the £21 3-course set menu dinner in the Cast Iron restaurant. I had to send back my starter ( a pear & blue cheese "tart" more like a small pizza - so hard I couldn't cut it even with a steak-knife!) This was willingly exchanged for the chicken terrine, which I enjoyed, and we both had the lamb rump - absolutely delicious! -followed by generous portions of ice-cream. OK the drinks were expensive, but that's what you expect in a hotel of that standard, I fear. Breakfast the next morning was a buffet with lots of choices of cold & hot food. Eggs were cooked to order but some of the hot buffet dishes weren't replenished promptly, & one of the waitresses was too speedy at clearing our table before we'd finished, even whipping away our newspaper & magazines when we'd left the table to get more food. She was apologetic & returned them to us. All in all we very much enjoyed our brief stay & hope to return some day.

We booked a last minute stay for my birthday which included breakfast. The hotel was beautiful, a long sweeping drive leading up to the oldest Marriott hotel in the world. We checked in early (2pm) which allowed us full use of the facilities. Our room was available - we had a view over the gardens & fountain, which when we woke up to snow the next day made our stay! We used the gym first which was unmanned. Great facilities. Towels were available free. Changing rooms were clean. We used the pool, steam room, jacuzzi & sauna. A great little touch with a swimming costume dryer - great as we wanted to use again next day so better than having soggy swimwear overnight! Bathroom had shampoo etc available & towels. Shower super hot & good power. The room was a good size with lovely dressing table/desk & additional table & chairs near window. My only critique if had one was no air con in our room. We opened the window which was fine, however on a hot day might be uncomfortable. We ate in the grill, food was very nice. A very good atmosphere. Staff were helpful & pleasant. Breakfast was amazing, so much choice, it was help yourself continental or cooked with optional omelette/ egg chef. As an extra we chose to book in for a massage in the health & beauty, they fit us in at same time which was romantic! Very relaxing. Overall a fantastic stay & would definitely look to return again.

Durning our short stay at Breadsall Priory for a family wedding we were treated to incredible staff, comfortable rooms and plenty of good food and drink. Don't expect to pay the same prices that you might do in your local but you do get high quality all the way, or at least that's what I experienced. The surroundings and atmosphere of Breadsall are idyllic and even though it was raining, there was a real warmth about the place. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the views are impressive. The Wedding day itself ran like clockwork and everyone went away feeling like they'd had a superb time. Next time I need somewhere to stay in this part of the country, Breadsall will be my first call! PS: A special mention goes out to the 3 excellent bar staff that stood and listened to my rubbish jokes whilst getting served at the wedding do!

It was only a phone call, however I will not stay at this hotel as the tone and telephone manner of the receptionist Nicci/ Nicky completely put me off. I gave her my name at the beginning of the call and she continued to call me ‘madam’ in a tone that did not sound welcoming, pleasant and comfortable. When I pointed this out to her , I could feel her heckles rise down the telephone . Now maybe she had had a bad day , maybe she wanted Easter off but as a prospective customer I will not be entering your door to find out more . Shame that one small phone call can hold such impact.

We had an issue with the spa where they could no longer give my friend and I appointments at the same time, which was disappointing but were given an early check in. We also had issues with our room service breakfast, but was taken care of beautifully and even refunded it without our asking. Great customer service and the staff were all very welcoming and helpful. Would certainly return.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club is located within a 15-minute drive of University of Derby and Derbyshire County Cricket Club. This 112-room, 4-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. University of Nottingham is also within a 30-minute drive of this Derby hotel.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off right with buffet breakfast, which is served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club's 112 rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 50-inch Smart TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1267 reviews