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#20 of 31 hotels in Derby
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Sitting just 10 minutes away from Derby's city centre, this beautiful building offers comfy rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities. There's free parking available at The Derby Conference Centre, plus a bar and restaurant that serves up a hearty full English breakfast. They have 24 conference rooms in their art deco-themed conference centre, all suitable for business or hospitality events. The conference centre is easy to access with Derby Train Station only a five minute drive away and East Midlands Airport a 15 minute drive away. And if you're travelling by car, you'll be on the M1 motorway within just 10 minutes.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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Flatscreen TV
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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StephG wrote a review Feb. 5
Rawmarsh, United Kingdom420 contributions174 helpful votes
The hotel is a lovely old building but the metal framed windows are next to useless. The bathroom ones didn’t close and even at the rear of the hotel you still get noise. The noise from the heating system is like trying to sleep on the runway at Eastmidlands airport. Even after the heating had gone off the room was still very stuffy.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your recent visit to The Derby Conference Centre. Of course we are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet to our usual levels of standards and we will look into the issues you encountered with the heating in your room. Your comments will be reviewed by our management team & the appropriate action will be taken. Kind Regards Richard Jones-General Manager
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James S wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Nice building but single glazed windows near a busy road meant I got very little sleep. The room was very small room felt claustrophobic. Very old decor gave a cheap feel. Food was good. Staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your recent visit to The Derby Conference Centre. Of course we are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet to our usual levels of standards. Needless to say your comments will be reviewed by our management team & the appropriate action will be taken. Kind Regards Richard Jones-General Manager
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Russell wrote a review Oct. 2022
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
A brilliant stay! The hotel on our first night was extremely busy, a reunion of some sort I believe, but the staff made sure we had space to enjoy our meal. The breakfast was as excellent as we remembered, and our son’s recollection of his earlier stay for his sister’s graduation was reinforced, with his wife sharing the experience this time. Wi.ll definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Richard Jones, General Manager at The Derby Conference Centre
Responded Nov. 10, 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
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andy l wrote a review Sep. 2022
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I had booked a room for 3 nights as I was visiting my grandchildren who live in Derby. I had arrived on the Friday night. The room seemed ok but very dark and decorated very poorly and had patches of different shades everywhere. It was a very hot weekend and was relieved to find there a desk fan in the room. I switched on the fan. It was a disappointment when I put the fan. So much dust flew out off the fan and straight all over me and the bedding. There was dust everywhere. I had to open the doors and the window and take a shower and put my clothes in the wash bag. I managed to shake off the dust from the bed but was very upset as I had to clean the room. On the Saturday morning I went down to the dining area to have the breakfast I had paid for the night before. I was then greeted by a lady on the entrance to the dining room who made me very embarrassed as she said I had to pay £10 as she could not find my name was not on the list. I had explained that I had already paid the night before. She then told me to pay again and she would speak with reception later on. I refused to pay again so she kept me waiting and walked off to reception to check and then came back. She did not apologise but told me to enter the dining room. She had embarrassed me as she did not believe me to begin with. On the Saturday night I arrived back at the hotel at 10pm. I had arranged to meet the family, again on the Sunday morning as we had arranged to take out the grandchildren out again. On arrival back to the hotel, I was shocked to find so many people standing outside the hotel, smoking Cannabis and Youths riding around on Scooters and looking in the cars. I was disgusted that the whole hotel was shaking and vibrating with bass and the smell of Cannabis was disgusting. There was a party going on at the hotel and she Sound of bass was so loud, the corridors where vibrating, and shaking. I could not understand as why I had not been told what was happening at the hotel that evening. I HAD NOT BEEN TOLD THAT THERE WOULD BE A PARTY. I had come to the hotel to rest, not be kept up all night. I went up to my room and phoned the reception. I asked when the music would stop. I was told on the phone, by the reception that the music would stop at midnight. NO APOLOGY. I thought the music would end soon. By 12.30 the music continued and my bed was still shaking as well as all the doors in the corridor. I tried to call reception again but they would not answer the phone. There was a DJ playing music at extreme volume. The music was so loud and must have been using a sound system equivalent to what is used in a night club as you could feel so much bass going through the corridors and room. I had not been warned. There were no notices, nothing to say there would be a party. Had I known, I would have arranged a stay somewhere else. I was very upset as the music did not stop until way after 2.30pm. I did speak to the reception on the Monday before I departed and spoke to a receptionist called Jamie, who agreed with me that I should have been informed and that notices should have been put up on the walls to warn people. As the manager was not there, Jamie said I should write an email to the manager. I wrote an email 3 weeks ago to the manager and also a letter addressed to the manager. Until this day I had never had a reply to my letter or email. The manager had ignored me. I have had no apology or nothing. I have to visit Derby on a regular basis but will NEVER stay at the hotel Portland House, Derby Conference Centre EVER AGAIN. I feel very let down, disgusted that nobody even acknowledge my email and letter. I feel they are so unprofessional and I am not happy at all as I could not sleep and this caused me problem when I had to take the Grand kids to play sport the next morning. I was not well will lack of energy due to the lack of sleep the hotel. I am disgusted with the service and will never use this hotel ever again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Nov. 10, 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your recent visit to The Derby Conference Centre. Of course we are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet to our usual levels of standards & service. Needless to say your comments will be reviewed by our management team & the appropriate action will be taken. Regards, The Derby Conference Centre
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Teri A wrote a review Sep. 2022
Havant, United Kingdom14 contributions18 helpful votes
Booked a 5 night stay. Rooms are overpriced, we upgraded to the so called bridal suite as this is the only room that has a king size bed., and the original room allocated was very small. The room is very basic and average size and didn’t warrant the extra £20 a night. The rooms are not serviced unless you request it. Even then this did not happen until after we complained. Breakfast was ok. Staff friendly. We would not recommend this hotel. Nor will we stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Nov. 10, 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your recent visit to The Derby Conference Centre. Of course we are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet to our usual levels of standards & service. Needless to say your comments will be reviewed by our management team & the appropriate action will be taken. Regards, The Derby Conference Centre
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Joseph Spendlove wrote a review Sep. 2022
Derby, United Kingdom319 contributions81 helpful votes
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Stayed for a friends wedding. Great value for money and excellent service. The front desk were very helpful and the room had a lovely view at the front of the hotel. Big thank you to the waitress Jo and chef Dawn, outstanding members of the team their.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Nov. 10, 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and very much look forward to seeing you again soon. I will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Jo and Dawn
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Marc wrote a review Sep. 2022
Doncaster, United Kingdom200 contributions44 helpful votes
Dated, couldn’t use bar or restaurant as there was a function on, room small, kettle in wardrobe what’s that about? Shower cold and a dribble, shouldn’t be advertised on booking.com as a hotel as it’s just a conference centre, paid extra for a courtyard view and wish I’d taken a picture, we had the back of what looked like a kitchen to look at and an extractor fan going 24/7, nothing around within a short walk, don’t book this place it’s a hovel, staff were pleasant but that’s the only good thing
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs, get a premier inn, the pictures make this place look nice and it’s far from it
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Responded Nov. 10, 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your recent visit to The Derby Conference Centre. Of course we are disappointed to read that your stay did not meet to our usual levels of standards & service. Needless to say your comments will be reviewed by our management team & the necessary action will be taken. Regards, The Derby Conference Centre
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marie a wrote a review Aug. 2022
United Kingdom3 contributions
The room was very clean and all staff were very attentive. The grounds were all tidy and well kept. Breakfast was really good, especially the new addition of plum tomatoes. We will be visiting again again very soon. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Matthew Hutchings, Other at The Derby Conference Centre
Responded Aug. 26, 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Richard Jones General Manager
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Tim C wrote a review Aug. 2022
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I sadly collapsed on the way to my room and was given first aid by the staff until the ambulance arrived and took me to hospital I honestly don’t think I can praise the team at DCC adequately a happy and helpful team Many thanks Tim
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded Aug. 26, 2022
Dear Tim Thank you for your email and your kind comments regarding the team's response to you collapsing; I am glad to see you are feeling better and I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team Richard Jones General Manager
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David Parton-Ginno wrote a review May 2022
Derby, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
Went to a Derby comedy club evening on a Groupon deal. Entry for 2 with a meal for £30. The venue itself is well kept inside with electric charging points outside (although it wasn't clear if they were available for public use as some had car registration numbers on them.) The food was reasonably priced (if paying) and a good choice to suit most pallets. We opted for the cod and chips which came in a newspaper box and mushy peas. The fish was tasty, chips were chunky and the peas were ... Well mushy.... Not bad either! The drinks from the bar were rather pricey though at £5.10 for a bitter shandy (X2) which are akin to most hotels etc. The comedians were funny and entertaining and the event was well run with a surprise golden ticket taped to the underside of 5 lucky pundits chairs. Great evening well recommended. It's great to get out and have a good laugh especially after the seriousness of the last 2 years!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Matthew Hutchings, Other at The Derby Conference Centre
Responded May 17, 2022
Hi David, Thank you for a glowing review and we are delighted that you laughed so much. We can see that you have booked again for a future event, so we look forward to seeing you very soon!
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US$59 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
OYO The Derby Conference Centre
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United KingdomEnglandDerbyshireDerby
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Derby Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to The Derby Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Pride Park Stadium (1.1 km), Alvaston Park (0.7 km), and Derby Merlin (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Derby Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Derby Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Derby Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Derby Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Derby Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Merlin, Hungry Horse, Wayfarer Cafe, and The Coronation.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Derby Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Derby Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Derby Conference Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Derby Gaol (3.4 km), Dale Abbey Ruins (7.9 km), and Anchor Church (7.7 km).
Is The Derby Conference Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.