The Great Northern Hotel - Derby

Station Road, Derby, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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The Great Northern Hotel - Derby


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop


Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Business center


The classic The Great Northern Hotel offers modern guest rooms close to University of Derby, Birmingham museum and art gallery and Central Library.

Its location next to a train station allows to see a museum, an art gallery and a cathedral in Derby. The property lies within 5 km from the city center.

The hotel enjoys a central location within 20 minutes' drive from East Midlands airport.


The Great Northern Hotel offers 41 rooms fitted with multi-channel TV, free wireless internet, a wardrobe, individual climate control and a sofa for a comfortable stay in Derby. For more comfort a shower, a bathtub and guest toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. A range of British dishes is offered at the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can try ales and wines served in the lounge bar.


Car rental services are also provided.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   41.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Premium bedding


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Station Road, Derby, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Derby
    4.5 km
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Deluxe Double Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Luxury Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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The Great Northern Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kedleston Hall3.9 km
  • Gallery Pure4.2 km
  • Classic Fine Arts4.2 km
  • Tregoning Gallery4.4 km
  • N C Prints4.4 km

Popular areas

  • City Center4.4 km

Places of interest

  • Sudbury Hall3.9 km
  • Kedleston Hall4.3 km
  • Derby Cathedral4.3 km

Convention centers

  • QUAD4.4 km


  • Markeaton Park3.0 km
  • tubby bears play den3.3 km
  • The Venue3.9 km
  • Mega Zone4.0 km
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club4.3 km
  • Shipleys Amusements4.3 km
  • Corn Exchange Snooker Club4.4 km


  • Pickford's House Museum3.8 km
  • Derby Museum & Art Gallery Annexe4.1 km
  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery4.2 km
  • The Silk Mill - Derby Industrial Museum4.4 km


  • Stockbrook park3.5 km
  • Chatsworth House3.9 km

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Derby3.6 km


  • Déda4.2 km
  • Guildhall Theatre4.4 km
  • Assembly Rooms and Guildhall Theatre4.4 km
  • Assembly Rooms4.4 km
  • big adventures theatre company4.4 km

Local attractions

  • Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin11.9 km
  • Conkers19.7 km
    Rawdon Rd (B586), Ashby de la Zouch
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
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Days Hotel Derby
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Pentahotel Derby
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Risley Hall Hotel
3 stars
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The Great Northern Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Great Northern

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 54 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    The dinner in the evening was awesome! And would be happy to return to this hotel just for an evening meal.

    I did not like having no form of chair to sit on. Or no air conditioning, thank goodness there was a fan.

  • Single

    Very convenient location, particularly for rail travellers. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful.

    Thanks to the spell of good weather, the room was too warm for comfort. Opening the windows introduced a lot of road noise.

  • Single

    Excellent location, friendly staff, excellent food

    didnt bother me but i can see the lack of a lift being inconvenient to some

  • Single

    location, parking for train station, friendliness of reception staff - personnal touch, room clean and comfortable.

    Problem using phone in room for direct outside call, however, reception staff extremely helpful and problem resolved

  • Single

    I used it for its proximity to the station, complementary parking whilst I was in London and good price for the evening.

  • Single

    The decor and furnishings were a good standard; the staff were very attentive; room service was prompt.

    The overall temperature in the room remained too high throughout. It was not possible toopen both windows although a desk fan had been provided. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise of the traffic through the open window or the fan. The corridor accessing the room was noticably hotter then the previous area of the hotel. This uncomfortable temperature marred the stay and comments were passed on to Reception.

  • Couple

    Over the road from the train station so great location, good staff, good room and a big bed.

    The shower was pretty useless.

  • Single

    Friendly staff, very good food, large bedroom

  • Single

    Great location, good sized and clean room. Breakfast arrived in my room on time.

    Room smelled of cooking when I arrived (because the window had been left open as it was a hot day) however this went away when I closed the window. Very loud music from bar downstairs when I got back at 11 ish (although this did stop around midnight); breakfast included burnt toast and tea was overstewed and getting cold; when I tried to check out early in the morning there was no-one at reception (even though I had been promised the night before that there would be) so one of the catering staff had to run around trying to find someone. None of these things were very bad problems but not what I would expect for the price.

  • Single

    The Selection for Breakfast service was excellent, prompt. All Staff helpful

    Having a room on the top floor is not recommended as the rooms are very very warm due to the boilers on this floor, you can open the windows, but it is very noisey.

  • Older travelers

    being a 'morning' person, I greatly appreciate my breakfasts. the best part about GNH was the breakfast choice, being a vegetarian I could indulge in either my beloved continental type breakfast or the vege hot breakfast. most places do not offer this variation.

    I was rather disturbed by the fact that the computerised door locking system seems to have a mind of sits own and locked me out on one occasion. I complained to staff who immediately sorted things out. I experienced this again on the 3rd day of my stay but this time persevered and the system eventually decided that I should be admitted. However, this left me feeling rather insecure about gaining access each time we returned to our room. I even began to theorise about what would happen if we returned in the middle of the night and could not gain access - not a good feeling. I was even presented with an 'extra' bill for £10 upon departure! Your efficient receptionist again soon had this sorted out. It would therefore seem obvious that, if I had been booked in for a longer period I would have been worried if she was not around to sort things out.

  • Older travelers

    having a rest, not rushing, staff was very helpful.

  • Single

    Excellent, spacious room with good sized bathroom. Location - close to station and city centre.

  • Single

    Convenience for station

    My first room had a failed wc and I had to move

  • Older travelers

    Convenience for the airport and ease of parking

    Small room no seating, no air con

How to reach hotel

hotel The Great Northern Hotel - Derby Derby location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Station Road, Derby, United Kingdom

Get directions
City Center
  • Derby
    4.5 km
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: