Pentahotel Derby: Gateway to the Peak District

When choosing a hotel to stay in as a base to explore the Peak District, I wanted something that would be be central enough, and allow flexibilty of seeing a different city, and not be a horrendous drive away from my current location in the South East of England.

My trip to the Peak District was planned as a mini getaway for the weekend, giving me the chance to catch up with a good friend.

I choose to stay in Derby, as it was only an hour from the little village of Castleton, where we would be exploring during the weekend.

I stumbled across the Pentahotel in Derby at the last minute, and fell in love with it! It was a little bit out of the city, which was great, as city centre hotels often tend to be a little rowdy, and have poor car parking. The Pentahotel group is a relatively new hotel brand, and I was exicted to stay there.

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We arrived later in the evening, and got checked in really quickly. The entrance to the hotel looked quite like an old movie house, whilst inside was a picture of moderisation, with a playstation area, iMac computers, a spacious lounge and bar area with a pool table.

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There were candles, and fireplaces – such a warm and welcoming place.

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Although I booked a double room – they had ran out, so we put in a twin room, but it was spacious all the same, and the beds were really comfortable!

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The room was modern, and incldued all the essentials, like a hairdyer, and toiletities (for girls that is!). There was a flatscreen TV,  hgh speed free WiFi, and a fair amount of storage for your belongings!


They also had cute little water bottles, and funky decor!



The bathroom was spacious, with a walk in shower, and plenty of fresh fluffy towels.


Facilities and Services 

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The hotel offers room service, should you wish to be a little decadent! The staff are friendly and helpful, and can reccomend local attractions. There is a fully licenced bar, and restaurant with yummy looking food.

There is a small gym on site, as well as a sauna, which is a perfect way to relax if you’ve been out hiking in the Peak District. I enjoyed this a lot, and made good use of it, as well as playing a good few games of Pool in the bar area (I got my ass kicked, but hey – its not about winning!)

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I had a wondeful stay at Pentahotel Derby, and will definately be looking into staying at one of the other 27 hotels in the group at some stage in our travels. 


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