The Nottingham Belfry4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I really struggled to find a place that would accommodate 3 guests for a spa break, so it was nice that for a mere upgrade to a superior room (£20) we were allowed 3 people in the room instead of paying for two twin rooms. The extra bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. Location isn't attractive in terms of views, but conveniently close to Nottingham. Spa itself is small. An hour ritual we had was lovely, although we were in separate rooms and they only had twin rooms for couples. Swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna were just small, but ok for us. While waiting for the treatment, we were given water. We I called for a treatment, I asked if I could first use the toilet. To which I was told: 'Yes, but don't be long, or else I will need to shorten your treatment'. How patronising! The waiting area in the spa is so small that I could take a sit to wait for two other for their treatments to finish as all sits were taken (one by member of staff). Many complain about food, which was actually one of the best parts. Even the 3 course menu within the spa package was lovely and fresh. Service was polite and nice. They accidentally gave us desserts before mains, then forgot mains and in the end forgot desserts (so had to prompt twice). A round of drinks on the house slightly improved the situation, but we were one of the first guests in for dinner and left last... Breakfast was nice and 'light lunch' included within the spa package was actually really great with many healthier options. Yummy. Room was clean, but using the seating areas in the lounge during the day wasn't the best as tables were still dirty from last night's drinks... Overall, average. Would stay for a business trip, but not a spa break again.
My wife and I stayed here recently for a wedding. The hotel is fine. It's big, it's soulless, it's utilitarian. Just the place for a business function. The mattress on the bed was very poor and really springy, like sleeping on a trampoline. I'm sure some people like that kind of thing but then some people like nailing their scrotums to wooden boards, that doesn't make it right. We had a balcony from which we watched the sun setting over the A6002. The health club/spa is open to the public, not just for hotel guests. The pool is busy. The steam room was out of order. The staff were however very nice and accommodating. If your stay is for business, or for a local event, fine. But I wouldn't book thinking this is the place for a weekend away.
Check in quick and efficient with a very attentive receptionist. On the lower floor but the room was quiet and comfortable. Bed very comfortable and bathroom clean with a great separate shower. Everything you would require in the room. The downside was the lunch where I had a chicken club sandwich - it was poorly presented with salad including lettuce which looked as though it had been lying around in hot weather for days!!!! Chips that were included were just about inedible. It was the poor standard of lunch that clinched our decision to go into Nottingham for dinner. That was probably a good decision given that the breakfast wasn't very good either.
We stayed here when we were in Nottingham for Download so didn't spend a huge amount of time here - this review is based on room & breakfast only. Start with the positives: brilliant reception staff, really nice and friendly, and a good big room with a comfy bed and nice bathroom (I always appreciate a separate shower and bath). Within quick reach of the motorway and a fixed £11 taxi into town if you want to go out for the evening. The not so positives: breakfast on Sunday was very busy but slightly better than on Monday. No one explained there were items you could ask for without additional charge and once we'd read that for ourselves on Sunday, we decided to do it on Monday. Two fried eggs and two pieces of black pudding then took 30 minutes and two reminders and everyone seemed to be having the same experience - the main waiter seemed to find it very irritating that people were doing this. Not the standard I wanted for the price I paid for B&B!
The location was not ideal, it was far out from the city centre. Also from our room we could hear a lot of traffic. Some of the staff were extremely rude at times. Also when we got there the phone in the room was broken and had to be replaced. The steam room in the spa was not working. One evening we ordered Gluten free nachos and they were served cold. This was very dissapointing and during breakfast we found lipstick on supposedly clean glasses. For all its problems you would think it polite customer service would be to offer a complimentary drink at the bar or something like this. This was not the case. On the plus side the Bed was very comfortable. Overall we would definitely not recommend this hotel and have no idea how it achieved 4 stars. It is definitely not a 4 star hotel.
Good quality hotel. Decent facilities, good sized rooms, bar area & friendly staff on the check-in desk. Let down with some poor food - main meal we had was awful - couldn't eat it, the meat was that bad.
We've stayed in this hotel a few times because it is a halfway between our home in Scotland and the south of England. It is big and bright with comfortable bedrooms. There was a big function on while we were staying. We had a bar supper and were looked after very well by a member of the bar staff. (But check out the price of drinks - you may decide one is enough!) There didn't seem to be as many staff on at breakfast time as there has been in the past, and no discernible restaurant manager. We had to wait a while before a waitress showed us to our seats, tables weren't cleared quickly and food at the buffet not replenished speedily.
We stayed over the bank holiday. When we checked in our welcome was not the greatest. Our room was huge which we didn't expect so that was a bonus and we booked the VIQ package which wasn't actually that great. The snacks we had in our room were really limited. The spa Adequate. I wouldn't rush to book. Turn up On the weekend and see if there is availability. Breakfast was good. Lots of choice. I wish they had beef or chicken sausages in these places though. I was shocked to pay for an Americano. You would expect a five star hotel to include the basic specialist coffees like cappacinos, lattes, americanos as standard free breakfast drinks. Our friends ordered food at the restaurant the night before and waited 2 hours for their food.
Check in very efficent and friendly, you then get into the elevator to go to your floor and on display is an amazing sounding dinner menu. However, the menu on display is not a current menu for the hotel restaurant, it is just there to tease you into thinking that the restaurant has a good menu. Bar area quiet, no table service - having to go to the bar to order. The food special of the day in bar was jacket potato with beans and cheese, that should of raised an alarm of the ability of the chef if a jacket potato is his special (his signature dish). Restaurant service at dinner was ok, food average - nothing seasoned at all, soup was bland and fish main course was over cooked and all flavour removed. Asked about what items are suitable for a nut allergy sufferer and was told not the coconut. Chef needs to do some basic product knowledge or learn allergy legislation and that a coconut is not a nut. Housekeeping good, room was well cleaned. Only minor issue is that we hung our towels up but they were replaced anyway and only given 1 towel, not 2. Location good, bus stop around corner for 20 minute bus journey into cuty centre. Wine list issued by head office, would be good to list the ABV on the list. Swimming pool area good, not too busy amd no kids.
I stay here for a family wedding, the hotel is very nice clean and all staff are very friendly, the only one thing that had let it down was the private dinner we had but I must say a big thank you to Sereena in the restaurant for breakfast for going out her way to make the children some sandwiches and colouring packs. she really did go out of her way to make us feel special, So thank you again Sereena
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
The Nottingham Belfry places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Nottingham Cathedral and University of Nottingham. This 120-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Nottingham hotel are Bulwell Forest Golf Club and University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus.
Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 120 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.
At The Nottingham Belfry, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1487 reviews