Good Hotel Guide Review
Behind the solid exterior of an Edwardian park-side villa lies a Scandi-chic boutique hotel and popular drop-in restaurant. 'Someone has invested a lot of money here and with great attention to detail,' writes a reader. Picasso is said to have stayed in 1950, a visit celebrated in top-floor Dove room, with grey-blue palette, a balcony affording views across the treetops towards Derbyshire. It has a freestanding copper bath, monsoon shower, espresso machine, fridge, smart TV, Roberts radio. Other rooms have a modern four-poster, and an egg-shaped bath for two. Ground-floor Nightjar’s Nest, with wet room, can accommodate an extra bed. A reader was impressed with the thoughtful chair in his room with a standard lamp behind it for reading, and ‘complimentary lime and coconut cake, a glass of fizz at 5.30 pm’. Food is served in the restaurant and on the terrace, from breakfast through brunch and afternoon tea, to a dinner of small plates – Jerusalem artichoke, artichoke purée, wild mushroom, truffle oil; charred squid, ink risotto, parmesan crisp. ‘We had an excellent meal and the advice from staff was most helpful.’
92 Brocco Bank
0114 266 1233
8. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Tues, Sun from 6 pm and Christmas Day.
reception with sofas, restaurant/bar, terrace (alfresco dining), in-room TV, parking, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant, Sunday jazz afternoons.
all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed for under-13s £35, children’s menu (breakfast/brunch).
allowed only on terrace.
Amex, MC, Visa.
Room-only doubles from £135. Breakfast and brunch à la carte, full English £15, dinner small plates from £12.