Ratings based on 150 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Australia

Absolutely beautiful hotel and gardens tired rooms

Posted 31-Aug-2016
Pros: Gardens, food, staff, facilities
Cons: Rooms and bed comfort. Also an air conditioner would have been great but the fan sufficed. We stayed in summer and the temperate for the day was hot.
Gorgeous place with lovely walks around beautiful gardens and golf course. Food and facilities were excellent as were the stafff. The rooms are a little tired though and the pillows and bed could do with upgrades. Would not hesitate to return. They add automatically a 10% service charge on top of all food/drink service. I would have no problem with this however they could have informed us prior to paying the final bill so that we didn't pay double gratuities as was the case. Only found this to happen in the UK when staying in US owned Hotels.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 25-Aug-2016
Receptionist was wonderful. Main reception. Spa treatment i was disappointed as girl was nice but wasn't interested and looked bored and not welcoming at all!!!! Awkward !and then another member of staff just walked in room without knocking had a quick conversation and never even apologised ! Really bad customer service ,you are paying for a special treat and a pamper . Tempo bar what a disaster!! 5 tables complained whilst we were there tables not cleared wrong and cold food delivered and it's not cheap .Waited 40 minutes for 2 hot chocolates and a coffee awful and waiter told us he hated it. This places saving grace is the golf courses .
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Night stay

Posted 25-Aug-2016
Looks fantastic great setting , restaurant area very poorly designed lighting terrible Bed no air con and debris from last persons stay
Comment from Hotel Management
26-Aug-2016 by spam116, Hotel Management
Please accept my sincere apologise for your experience on your recent stay. I have passed your comments on to the relevant departments for them to put plans and actions in place. Regards
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from c

Family stay for a wedding close by

Posted 19-Aug-2016
Booked 4 rooms, everyone who stayed was impressed but we were the only ones to use the gym and pool (which first thing in the morning was empty). Only slight thing was went into bar to get drunk just after 10-30 and they were already finished
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Kent, UK

Lovely period hotel set in rolling countryside

Posted 05-Jul-2016
Pros: The staff. The setting.
Cons: A little ventilation in the suites, remove the old mini-bar which looked like the victim of a ram-raid!
Location: We were there for business, so we have little to add.
We booked a suite, in the main part of the building. There is a meandering extension for standard rooms. The suite was well decorated, comfortable and spacious. The room was a little stuffy, one of the drawbacks of a safety conscious age where we daren't let someone open a window. The lack of air-conditioning wasn't an issue in this countryside setting, even though the weather was quite warm. The benefit of not being frozen or deafened during the night meant we had one of the best night's sleep ever in a hotel. The hotel is a former priory and set in the midst of glorious rolling countryside that looks like it has had the touch of a Capability Brown. The surrounding landscape is now a well-manicured golf course, but the hotel isn't too "golfy". The pool looked inviting, although we slept too well to enjoy it. I'm not sure about access through a bar to get to the changing area. The evening meal was to a high quality with a good choice of wine to compliment the food. The cooked breakfast was excellent. Finally I need to say a word about the staff. From the receptionist right through to the cleaner you passed on the stairs they were all approachable, smiley and greeted you with eye contact. To me this is the defining measure of a good hotel and means so much more than ticking boxes for air-con and lifts that an old hotel struggles to satisfy. I've stayed in 5-star hotels that could learn lot from the staff in this place.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

weekend break

Posted 28-Jun-2016
Pros: The staff and location.
Cons: lower the price of the food and drink
Stayed at Breadsall Priory Hotel for a weekend break. We found all the very helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and tidy, though it could do with a bit of decorating, and the plumbing was noisy. We thought that the food and drinks where a bit on the expensive side, about 25% to 40% dearer than other hotels that I have stayed at recently. The location of the hotel is lovely with some nice places to walk nearby. I would consider staying at this hotel again.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jun-2016 by AS, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. I have passed your comments on to the relevant department managers to action with their teams Regards
5out of 5
by Andrew

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 31-May-2016 on Hotels
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great Hitel

Posted 24-May-2016 on Hotels
We stayed for our second wedding anniversary. We requested a quiet room as it was our first weekend without our 1 year old daughter. The room was perfect easy and very easy to relax in. The staff at the hotel were very friendly & even left a card & chocolates on our room on arrival.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Poor hotel in a lovely building

Posted 18-May-2016 on Hotels
Whilst no doubt splendid for golfers, this stunning Priory nevertheless weakens the Marriott brand by tired rooms and poor food. We ate in the Tempo bar where the offering was grossly overpriced canteen fodder along supermarket bargain shelf wine at full restaurant prices.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 13-May-2016
The hotel provided excellent facilities and a lovely room (303). The restaurant staff, however, were particularly in-flexibe' and our family and friends felt the regimented approach was unfriendly. Having had an exceptional wedding the previous day, the last thing we wanted/needed was having to deal with stroppy staff. That said, my wife and I had a lovely, relaxing time during our stay and would certainly return - bringing golf clubs the next time!