Situated in the Midlands region of central England, Nottingham was once among the county’s industrial heartlands, having been the centre of the world’s lace industry. Today it remain a vibrant city, albeit one whose manufacturing heritage is a distant memory. The town centre is a constant buzz of activity, with plenty of shopping opportunities, while a sprinkling of excellent museums and grand stately homes give the city a cultural flavour.
Although the wider Nottinghamshire county is home to some beautiful countryside, the city of Nottingham itself is a little off the tourist trail, and this is reflected in the fact that there are no 5-star hotels here. Nonetheless, if you’re planning a visit and are looking for an upscale hotel for your stay, there are still a few to pick from. We’ve done some research and chosen three of the best.
FROM £61/ NIGHT
Another city centre hotel, the Crowne Plaza boasts some impressive amenities, including an Urban Escape Spa with a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a gymnasium and a choice of two restaurants. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, laptop safe and free Wi-Fi. Visitors can also make use of 24-hour room service. Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity of Victoria Shopping Centre while the Royal Centre concert hall is also just seconds away. For those arriving by train, Nottingham Railway Station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
FROM £51/ NIGHT
A couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of Nottingham, this hotel puts you at the heart of the city. Nottingham Castle is just moments away and other popular sites such as the Caves, Galleries of Justice, and the Lace Market are also within easy walking distance. As for the hotel itself, guest rooms are large and come with satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. Communal areas feature an eye-catching marble entrance, a bar and a relaxing lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and discounted parking can be used next door. The M1 Motorway is a 15-minute drive away, offering quick access by road to London.
FROM £89/ NIGHT
Set within a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, a couple of miles outside Nottingham city centre, Colwick Hall is a quintessentially British country estate hotel. From its luxurious and individually designed bedrooms to its beautifully landscaped grounds, the hotel offers the perfect escape from the city hustle and bustle while being within easy reach of the area’s main attractions. Despite its size, the hotel retains an intimate feel thanks to just 16 luxurious and individually designed guest rooms, many of which offer soothing views across the lake or nearby racecourse. Original features including wooden beams, marble fireplaces and Corinthian columns add to their character and charm. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s an award-winning restaurant, excellent business facilities, and free private parking.