The Jurys Inn in Derby is very easy to find, as its 10 story building sticks out from the centre of the city. When we arrived, we were disappointed to find that there were no parking spaces left in the car park beneath the hotel. When we dialled through we were told that there was a multi-story car park only ten minutes away.
The evening charge was only £2.00 and the car park was covered by CCTV which put our minds at ease having to leave the car further away then we had anticipated.
Once we arrived, the check in procedure was quick and easy and we were in our room before we knew it. We were attended to by Kimberly who told us about the breakfast times and where to get the lift, the bar times and to dial down if we needed anything.
The room itself was of medium size, decorated in earthy tones but what made it exceptional was the view. On the ninth floor the views across Derby were stunning by night, so much so that we left the curtains open while we slept!
The bed was comfortable and there were extra pillows and sheets has we needed them.
The bathroom was clean and provided shampoo and conditioner. There were coffee and tea making facilities, bottled water, both still and sparkling, as well as a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi access, open plan wardrobe and dry cleaning service.
There was a water and ice machine on our floor next to the lifts and a 24 hour gym should you need it.
The breakfast was a buffet of either English breakfast or continental. The English breakfast was of good quality and cooked well.
We were able to pay for our parking on departure, which saved us having to find someone at the multi-story and were given two cards to release us from the car park.
Overall, I was really happy with my stay, particularly for the views. The hotel caters for business needs as it is in easy access of business life as well as being central for those coming on recreational visits. It is in easy commute of the Peak District and the Dales as well as a 30 minute journey from Alton Towers.
My only piece of advice for women travelling on their own is to arrive early to guarantee a space at the hotel car park, as I would not have wanted to walk the streets on my own on a Friday night.
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