Reviewed by Hayley Ludlam
The Bentinck Hotel is located directly across from the train station in Nottingham City Centre so is in an ideal spot for the theatre, the Capital FM Arena, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle and lots more attractions, sights and shopping.
The 13 room hotel is situated above Starbucks coffee and a Tesco Express. You enter the hotel through a door between these 2 shops and go straight upstairs. Although it was refurbished in 2013 the hotel still has original features.
On arrival the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. My room was situated on the top floor. The hotel doesn’t have an elevator so will be unsuitable for disabled people or the less able bodied.
The room I stayed in was large and comfortable with a king size bed, large sofa and has complementary wifi throughout. The room is at a comfortable temperature with two radiators in it. There is a television built into the wall. In the ceiling of the hotel room and bathroom there are some large stained glass windows which look really pretty. The room was also furnished with 5 wall lights around the room with nice frosted shades and a large lamp at either side of the bed, so plenty of light in the room. There was also a wardrobe so plenty of space to store your clothes. There was also a hairdryer in the room along with tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
The bathroom has automatic lights so there are no switches, once you enter the lights turn on. There is a large heated towel rail. Nice shower with modern fixtures and fittings. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are also supplied. The shower was amazing, it was really powerful and the temperature stayed the same throughout.
After a comfortable and peaceful night’s sleep I headed down for breakfast. There was a good choice for breakfast. I had a full English breakfast which was very well presented. It tasted delicious too. I also had hot chocolate which was Cadbury’s.
After breakfast I checked out the hotel and went on a tour of the City of Caves. This was a really interesting tour which lasted just over half an hour. I didn’t realise there were so many caves under the City of Nottingham. I then went to Nottingham Castle where I went on another trip through some more caves. During my stay I also visited Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which is the oldest pub in England. It is built into the cliffs and the rooms are cave like here too. It is well worth a visit!
I would definitely stay in the hotel again. As I said, it was refurbished a couple of years ago and has been done up to a really high standard and the rooms are clean and comfortable.
I give the hotel a rating of 5 out of 5. I give my whole trip experience a rating of 5 out of 5 and if you are visiting Nottingham I would definitely recommend the Bentinck Hotel.
I really enjoyed my stay and would stay again.
Rooms rates start from £65.
For more information or to book a room visit www.thebentinckhotel.co.uk or call 0115 958 7701.
For details of attractions, places to eat and stay in Nottinghamshire please visit the official tourism website of Nottinghamshire www.experiencenottinghamshire.com.
The Bentinck Hotel, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ | 0115 958 7701