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Eastwood Hall

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Thought we would give this hotel a try after picking up a deal including bed breakfast and dinner . I wouldn’t however return as there are much better hotels for the same price ! It seems far more geared to conferences , events and weddings than to individual guests ! On a positive the pool / jacuzzi was nice and the bar area very spacious with a free pool table . However there was no one on the desk at the pool so we were unable to get a towel as promised ! Good job we took our own ! The changing rooms were a bit dated and could do with a spruce up . The room itself was ok if a little dated , the bed was relatively comfy although made a lot of creaking noises ! The tv was something from the ark with a fuzzy picture and only a handful of channels ! No toiletries in the bathroom tho ! The restaurant food was good on the evening but in the morning for breakfast the staff were surly at best and found it hard to crack a smile let alone a conversation ! The food was poor , runny scrambled egg, hard bacon , tasteless sausage , porridge slop !! All in all it was less than impressive and the receptionist could even be bothered to ask how our stay was on checking out , which summed the whole place up really !

The rooms are clean and tidy with all you need including an iron and hair dryer. The breakfast was self service with a great choice so if you come away hungry it’s your own fault. Good onsite parking. Great area to walk Leisure facilities including a gym and pool Plenty of areas to relax both inside and out

We chose Eastwood Hall as the venue for our 45th (Sapphire) Wedding Anniversary party. Would like to say a big thank you to all the staff involved, as we all had a wonderful time. The Cocktail Party menu went down very well and was something very special. My only comment would be that it would have been nice if the dishes were labelled (If I'd realised I would have made my own). Because the dishes were unusual, they were not easily recognised, and it would have been helpful, especially for our vegetarian guest, but also for everyone else. Everyone really enjoyed the selection, though. The room was lovely, and the staff were very helpful. Our rooms, for those who stayed over, were very good (although a long walk from the party!) Thank you to everyone, and I would definitely recommend the hotel for any similar events.

We have just returned from this hotel, we stayed with a Travelzoo voucher for 2 nights at £89 per night. First the good 1. Easy parking and Brett on reception was welcoming, cheerful and helpful. 2. Public spaces are large and comfortable although a little cold. 3. Free speciality teas and coffees with biscuits and cake available all day is definitely a bonus especially after a day out. 4. Spa facilities were excellent, didn't use the pool but jacuzzi, steam room and sauna went down extremely well and was included in the price. 5. Room 108 was a superior and spotlessly clean, with a nice bathroom. Tea and coffee was supplied in the room. 6. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent, buffet style with lots of choices. 7. Dinner on the first evening was pretty good helped with a free bottle of wine that also came in the price. 8. The room safe wasn't working and I just mentioned it to my partner at the bar that we would have to report it in the morning. I was overheard by the barman who said he would deal with it. He was back within 10 minutes to say that the safe was fixed. Great service. Now the disappointing 1. The room radiator was very noisy and impossible to turn off. Thankfully it went off from about midnight till 6am. 2. There were no teaspoons in the room for the tea and coffee. 3. There was no shower gel in the bath 4. Dinner on the second night was a disappointment, everything fine until the dessert course. We ordered our desserts and after about 30 minutes reminded the waitress, after another 10 minutes or so we decided to leave after watching the staff serve desserts to a table who arrived in the restaurant about 30 minutes after us. We informed the restaurant front of house of our decision. Spoilt the evening a bit, so we went back to our room for coffee there. On our way out the lovely lady behind the bar did offer us a free drink which was very kind of her. How she knew that we were unhappy I don't know. Overall a great stay at a great price in a very nice hotel. I recommend it and am looking forward to returning.

In the order we experienced them: The leisure facilities are very good. Gym, pool, steam room, Jacuzzi. The room is good, with the exception of the mattress, which was knackered. I don't remember dreaming, but it was probably about climbing out of a well. The quality and presentation of the food at dinner was good. The wobbly table(s) had a clever design which defeated the pragmatic use of a folded napkin to steady it. The service, unfortunately, was straight out of a Fawlty Towers episode. The waitress hadn't a clue but it didn't seem to bother her. Yet it was't just her fault; there seemed no system connecting the food having been prepared to the waitress or table number. After 50 mins the first offering arrived, but we rejected it because both were cold. A second offering 10 mins later was good. The dessert, when it eventually arrived, was good. We chuckled at the waitress' only cheery remark as she wished us a good evening - two courses had taken over 2 hours and there wasn't any time left to have a good evening. I was pleased to see a buffet breakfast in the morning; at least we were now confident of getting away by lunchtime. It was the usual fare and mainly good, but if I ever have another sausage like that again it will be too soon. It was a tube of watery pink pulp. The hash browns took a special skill that I could only marvel at - burnt yet soggy. We were on a TravelZoo deal so I can't deny it was good value overall. At the usual prices not so. I left sad at what British management incompetence could achieve - spoiling a ship for a halfpenny's worth of tar. All the irritations were easily fixed if someone, please, someone, just took ownership of them.

I am staying here for 5 nights. I'm not even at the third night and I'm wishing I stayed at the premier Inn in Ripley. 4 stars this is not, granted it has the location but that it. The accommodation is poor, dated and in need of an update. There is no complimentary toiletries and housekeeping have left dirty coffee cups on 2 consecutive days. The Breakfast facilities are buffet service but the quality is poor. I have honestly had better at a premier Inn. The staff primary concern in the dining area is how quickly they can clear your plate away, I got proper mugged off when I went to get a coffee i.e. breakfast gone on my return. Don't mention the bar, what is it with playing jazz all the time, having been in the military and subject to SERE training I would have preferred being in a stress position with a bag over my head listening to white noise. The barman is a weapons grade prat who clearly has contempt for his customers. I was greated at 22:10 that the bar was closing soon and then allowed to order my first pint. The bar prices are appox £1.50 above what you can get from Eastwood. I got back to the bar with 10 mins and told again about the bar closing. Bearing in mind there way only 5 people in the bar, he surely couldn't have forgotten he'd just told me this? No, I got the feeling " I've told you once, I'm closing the bar and I shouldn't have to repeat myself" time check 22:32.

My partner and I visited Eastwood hall on the bank holiday just gone. We arrived at around 1:50pm and asked if we could check in, the receptionist told us they won't be ready until 2:15pm, so we patiently sat and waited in reception. Everybody else got seen before us and we didn't end up getting checked in until 2:35! The receptionist should have asked us to come forward to check in, as we had been sat waiting for over half an hour. We then went to our room and I asked the maid if it had been cleaned as she was outside and she said she hadn't even done the room we was allocated yet! I then went back to reception and he said 'you have two options, you can wait for it to be cleaned or we can give you another room', I thought this was quite rude, considering it was 40 minutes after check in time (2:40), the day was almost over I obviously opted for a different room. The room was ok, needs modernising and it was very dark. We had the groupon deal and it was good for the price. The prosecco was nice and the food, however the menu was extremely limited. I personally never order lamb, however I did this time as the only other thing for me was a curry, which I can have any time and didn't want that. We heard a lot of people complaining whilst we was there, and there was quite a lot of rude people. Prices for the drinks are really expensive and the atmosphere was boring definitely somewhere for older people to go, it was like a care home. Unfortunately, we wouldn't go back.

We stayed here on a Murder Mystery Weekend. The Murder Weekend (Joy Swift) cannot be faulted and I will be leaving a separate review for that. However, the hotel itself was disappointing. We have done several of these weekends which are held in the same chain, so we know what we would usually be expecting. Our room (216) was a decent size. However, the headboard was not attached to the wall centrally, as you would expect but was over to one side of the room. This meant that there was only about 18 inches between the bed and the wall on one side. Consequently there was no room for a bedside table on that side of the bed, which when there are two of you in a double bed, you would expect. It also meant that that side of the bed was very near to the radiator, which was on full blast when we arrived. I spoke to other guests during the evening, and they all had two bedside cabinets - but I don't see how they could have fitted in two with the positioning of the headboard in our room. There was also a noticeable threadbare patch in the carpet. Unfortunately, I had left my toiletries bag at home, but I wasn't too concerned, as hotels normally provide small bottles of shower gel etc., and indeed there was a dispenser on the wall in the shower for a hair and body wash. However, the dispenser in the shower was empty, so I got out of the shower to try and get some from the dispenser by the basin, but this too was empty. Before going to bed I called at reception to ask them for some toiletries, and also if they had a travel toothbrush. They were unable to provide me with any shower gel as housekeeping had gone home, and although they did look in the housekeeping cupboard, there were no small bottles in there. They were also unable to give me a toothbrush, although they did say that they had them, and would deliver one to me in the morning. True to their word, a package was left outside my room in the morning, but unfortunately it was a shaving kit and not a toothbrush! I rang down to reception and they were apologetic, and said they would get one sent up to me, but it had not arrived before I had to go down to breakfast, so I had to make do with swilling my mouth out with toothpaste (which I had not forgotten!). I managed to have a shower with a squeeze of shower gel borrowed from a neighbouring room! We went down to breakfast which was buffet style. This is the same as it has been in the other hotels I have stayed in, and is quite acceptable. However, it would appear that someone forgot to cook the sausages! Or whoever did cook them employed a method which caused them to be the same colour after cooking as they were when they went in. They honestly didn't look like they had been near any form of heat source, although they obviously had but they looked very pale and anaemic. At the other hotels in the chain that we have stayed at, tea and coffee was served by the waiting staff, but this wasn't the case at Eastwood Hall, and tea and coffee was a self service affair. Unfortunately this meant that either your coffee got cold while you got your breakfast or your breakfast got cold, while you got your breakfast - as there was always a queue for the coffee machine, and then when I got to the front of the queue, there weren't any cups available, and I had to wait several minutes for someone to bring them. However, the rest of the breakfast was very nice. We returned to our room, and there was still no sign of a toothbrush, so I had to ring down to reception again, and someone bought one up a few minutes later. All our meals were included as part of the Murder Mystery weekend and we had a very nice buffet lunch with a good variety of things to choose from. I went out into the town during the day and bought some shampoo and shower gel, and it was a good job that I did, as when I got in the shower that night, the dispenser still hadn't been replenished! Because they are catering for a large number of guests at murder weekends, we are asked to choose our evening meal at lunch time. My husband and my son's girlfriend both chose, and were looking forward to, bread and butter pudding. Unfortunately after waiting for quite some time for our desserts, the waitress told us that they had completely run out of bread and butter pudding, and offered them either fruit salad or cheeseboard. There were three or four people on our table of ten that were affected. Neither of them fancied this, and asked if they could have the chocolate fondant pudding which had also been a choice on our menu. The waitress said she would check and came back and said that they could - but why didn't she offer this as one of the options initially? Unfortunately the chocolate fondant wasn't runny in the centre as it should have been so it was just like a chocolate sponge - this was true of mine as well, so it wasn't because they had had to wait for theirs. There was some inconsistency at the bar - we had had our card pre-authorised so that we could charge drinks to the room. Most of the time this wasn't a problem, however when my husband went to the bar on the Saturday afternoon (while I was having a nap) he was told that he couldn't charge drinks to the room without having the card with him - luckily enough one of the fellow murder guests took pity on him and bought him a drink, as he didn't have his wallet with him. Sunday morning breakfast was much the same as Saturdays, still with very anaemic sausages. Although I will be attending more murder weekends, unfortunately I do not think I will be returning to Eastwood Hall.

Stayed for one night with the groupon deal which cost £89 for a 2 course dinner, bottle of Prosecco, bed and breakfast for 2 people. What you got for the price is fantastic. Our room was basic but comfortable enough. We opted to get the Prosecco before dinner in the bar area whilst people watching. Our dinner was really good, I had the soup to start and my Mam the turkey and cranberry scotch egg. For mains I had the veggie option of mushroom ravioli and my Mam the stir fry with chicken. All of the food was great and the wait staff attentive and friendly. The breakfast was also great with hot and cold food available and help yourself to tea, coffee and juice. We used the pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Only small complaint is that the steam room wasn’t fully working. I would definitely return with a groupon again, the hotel is in a good location to explore nearby national trust properties.

I spent a weekend with a group of friends at Eastwood Hall recently. While the facilities were excellent, as were the staff, the food was atrocious. Cold rubbery fish, beef that resembled pet food straight from a tin, savoury rice dish that seemed to be full of sugar and cheese that resembled plastic, were amongst the unpalatable dishes. It was such a shame because everything else was so good.

Eastwood Hall Nottingham England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Eastwood Hall places you 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Newstead Abbey and 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from University of Nottingham. This 4-star hotel has 150 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal are also within a 30-minute drive.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off right with English breakfast, which is served for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

The 150 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including electric kettles, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and digital TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At Eastwood Hall, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1408 reviews