Good Hotel Guide Review
This Edwardian suburban villa, on the Peak District side of the city, surprises with Scandi-chic rooms, a buzzing restaurant and relaxed vibe. ‘Everything about this smart, cosmopolitan, sophisticated establishment impressed,’ reports a reader. Yorkshire-born owner Tiina Carr has now moved on, leaving behind her uncluttered style, both in the restaurant with its white walls and open kitchen and in the light-filled bedrooms. Furnished with ‘an air of flair’, rooms make the most of their space with wooden floors, open wardrobes and white-shuttered windows. Bathrooms are sharply modern, some with roll-top baths, all with posh products. The ‘attention to detail’ includes home-made brownies and fresh milk. Food is small-plates style with a Nordic influence, such as roasted cod with charred leeks, and pork belly with roasted pear purée. An excellent vegetarian choice, too. Breakfast draws universal praise, ‘one of the best I’ve ever had’, with a spoiling menu from smoothies and home-made granola to smashed avocado, hash browns and eggs Benedict. With ‘most welcoming’ staff this is ‘an excellent little hotel’. Reports, please. (D and JB)
92 Brocco Bank
0114 266 1233
8. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Mon/Tues and Sun pm and Christmas Day.
reception area with sofas, restaurant with bar, terrace (al fresco dining), in-room TV (Freeview), parking, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in restaurant, Sunday jazz afternoons.
all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed £35.
allowed only on terrace.
Amex, MC, Visa.
Room-only doubles from £125. Breakfast items from £4, full English £12, 2-course lunch/dinner from £25. Min. 2-night stay at Christmas.