Latin America meets the Far East in this Nottingham branch of the Park Plaza. Set across two…
Park Plaza Nottingham
“Smart hotel in the town centre, near to the castle” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This modern hotel is located in the centre of the city within walking distance of retail, commercial and tourist attractions. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with many extras, including laptop safes and air conditioning. Service is discreetly attentive in the foyer lounge and the award -winning Chino Latino Restaurant, where pan-Asian cooking is a feature. A range of meeting rooms on the 11th floor are suitable for different occasions. A well equipped gym is also provided. Chargeable on site parking available.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 178
- Family rooms: 10
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- Gym available
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Indoor parking spaces: 30
- Accessible bedrooms: 6
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £75
- Double room, minimum price: £85
- Open all year
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About the area
Most people associate Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands with the legend of Robin Hood, though the former royal hunting ground of Sherwood Forest has been somewhat tamed since Robin’s outlaw days. Traditionally, the county’s primary industry, alongside agriculture, was coal mining but it is also an oil producing area, and during World War II produced the only oil out of reach of the German U-Boats.
The county is divided between the old coalfields north of the city of Nottingham, the commuter belt of the Wolds to the south, Sherwood Forest and the great country estates known as the ‘Dukeries’. Towns of note are the river port and market town of Newark, which hosts major antiques fairs six times a year, and Southwell, known for the medieval minster with exquisite carvings of Sherwood Forest.
D H Lawrence was a Nottinghamshire man, born in Eastwood, the son of a miner and former schoolteacher. He grew up in poverty, and his book Sons and Lovers reflects the experiences of his early years. Other Nottinghamshire notables include Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop; Jesse Boot, founder of the Boots pharmaceutical company; Henry Ireton, the man who singed Charles I’s death warrant; and Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean.
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