Cathedral Quarter Hotel,
16 Saint Mary's Gate,
Derby, Derbyshire, 16miles west of Nottingham, 40miles south of Sheffield.
Spa & Leisure
In what was once an old police station, the Cathedral Quarter Hotel is now a boutique hotel straddling the lines between original architecture and contemporary interior design. A key part of the experience is The Clink mini-spa, a small but perfectly formed pampering experience which has an air of exclusivity in place of the former bars and cells, instead ensuring it is the outside world that is firmly locked away leaving you free to relax in peace.
There is no pool; this is a space in which to enjoy the sauna, steam room, and experience shower, before heading to one of two treatment rooms for something off a head-to-toe menu of face and body therapies.
Hotel & Accommodation
A Grade II listed building dating back to the early 1900s, Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby still retains a number of its original features and characteristics such as marble columns and a grand staircase, alongside contemporary updates. With 38 rooms, the particularly glamorous suites include details such as light changing bathtubs, audio links set into the tiles of the bath, and waterfall showers.
Unsurprisingly, given the name, Opulence is a glamorous restaurant where contemporary British dishes are served with careful attention to presentation. For a more relaxed dining experience there is a lounge menu, while the Chef’s Table gives you chance to observe him at work and sample a specially designed menu. Meanwhile, Bar Sixteen is a fashionable spot where cocktails flow and champagne bubbles. Alternatively, if wine is your thing, the Opulence wine cellar has over 200 bins awaiting your approval.