Ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

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

A beautiful location

Posted 03-May-2016
A perfect location for our visit to West Mill Darley Abbey Park which is on the banks of the river Derwent. The Breadsall Priory is a beautiful location for both Golfers and Non Golfers alike. We had a terrific Meal in the Main restaurant which with wine was approx £50 a head, but beautiful food. Fantastic indoor leisure pool and sauna.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from West Midlands

Average for the price

Posted 03-May-2016
Pros: The size of the bed
Cons: Breakfast food definitely
Location: Nice countryside location
Not a cheap room by any means - and while the bed might have been pretty comfortable, the hotel is in need of updating once you're beyond the lobby, and the food at breakfast was extremely average. For the money spent it'd have been quite nice to have bacon that wasn't dripping in fat, sausages that had a bit of meat, and replenished rather than empty trays. The staff didn't ask us if we wanted any drinks either when we sat down - we had to ask after 20 minutes - small things that you take a bit for granted and all add up when charging a big price for the privilege.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Stunning location

Posted 22-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Staff were very helpful as there was an issue with key cards on several accounts. Evening meal over priced main however manager did compliment the desserts which were better value. Grounds were stunning area totally relaxing.
4out of 5
by Daniel

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 12-Apr-2016 on Hotels
5out of 5
by Joanne from Sheffield

Breadsall Priory retreat

Posted 12-Apr-2016 on Hotels
I had planned this trip for my hubbies bday.We arrived on the Friday morning and had full use of all the leisure facilities.Great gym with fab equipment.We then had our two spa treatments each which were fantastic.After having a light lunch in Tempo bar which was average we checked in to our room.The room was lovely with a nice view overlooking the golf course.We ate in the Priory restaurant for dinner.Its a fancy menu but don't be put off as the food was delicious.Be sure to order the sides of mash and chips,they are both to die for!! Late check out at 12 the following day meant we could visit the gym again to work up an appetite for the yummy buffet breakfast served once again in the Priory.So much choice and lovely coffee.Make sure you book breakfast as part of your deal as its well worth it.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from L

Amazing grounds

Posted 16-Mar-2016
Absolutely loved the settings, room and facilities were great. Would of expected a few more things from a 4 star like a mini fridge and toilet brush, more help from staff etc. Breakfast was the best I've experienced in a hotel!!
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Ok stay

Posted 09-Mar-2016 on Hotels
Ok for a country hotel, be careful they don't fob you of with a substandard room though. Get what you booked.