A First Class Return To Nottingham

Do you remember the old ‘Tunes’ advert? “Second class return to Nottingham please“. That was over thirty years ago and it still sticks. How’s that for a marketing campaign?

Last weekend I went to visit my daughter, who is studying at Nottingham University. It’s a two and a half hour drive from my home, on a good day, and I am not one for driving long distances. I decided it would be better to stay overnight to break up the drive and benefit from spending more time together. If you are looking for the best hotel in Nottingham, you can’t go wrong if you stay at the Hilton.

Hilton Hotels Room Rates and Deals

Hilton Hotels offer a great promotion called Leisure Escapes. For example, if your room is £50 a night  room only, you would pay £92 a night for Leisure Escapes. Included in this is your wifi, breakfast and £50 to spend in the hotel. If you are a Hilton Honours member you get free wifi anyway, but in this case you would save £8 on the room and get free breakfast.

View of the front of the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Before we checked in I had signed up to Hilton Honors via the app. The morning of my stay, I received a lovely welcoming text message which informed me I could use the digital check in.

Parking is charged at £13 (£15 for non hotel residents) for 24 hours if you park in the NCP across the road. You need to take your ticket to reception who will validate the £2 discount.

We booked a King Deluxe Room which was lovely. There was a delicious treat waiting for us when we arrived.

Welcome plate of cakes on a king size bed at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

As well as the huge luxury bed, the king deluxe rooms are spacious and include complimentary bathrobes and slippers.

Use of complimentary dressing gowns hanging in the cupboard in the deluxe king size room at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham
The King Deluxe Room at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham includes bathrobes and slippers.
Flat screen tv, desk and vanity area in king size deluxe room at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham
Flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities and ample desk space.
Sink and complimentary Crabtree and Evelyn amenities in the deluxe king size bathroom at Hilton Hotel Nottingham
A good size bathroom with luxury amenities.
Crabtree and Evelyn complimentary bathroom amenities
Luxurious Crabtree and Evelyn amenities.

Once we had checked out the room, we headed downstairs to the Health Club.

Entrance to the Living Well Health Club at Hilton Hotel Nottingham
Entrance to the Living Well Health and Fitness Centre
Flavia Gray lifting weights wearing a Choose Love tee shirt in the gym at Hilton Hotel Nottingham
Getting those muscles working!

Wearing my Choose Love Katharine Hamnet tee, which was a gift from my daughter. They are available at Asos in regular or plus size.

Cross training machines at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Weight Training Equipment at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Flavia Gray relaxing in the pool at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Feeling fully relaxed, we went back to our room and sipped on a crisp glass of chilled prosecco while we put on face masks and painted our nails.

Flavia Gray laughing as she poses for a photograph on the bed wearing a bathrobe at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Dining at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

For dinner, we chose to stay at the hotel and use the £50 we had to spend for the Leisure Escapes offer. The on site restaurant, Bric, is an inviting place with rustic decor with a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Flavia enjoying a glass of white wine at the bar at Hilton Hotel Nottingham

The menu had a good selection of food. The bottomless brunch is served until 4pm and includes unlimited prosecco for 90 minutes!

Hilton Hotel Nottingham Restaurant Menu and Prices
The restaurant menu also offers a bottomless brunch until 4pm.
Cod and Chorizo Croquettes served on a bed of rocket with a tomato dip
Starter: Cod and Chorizo Croquettes
A burger and chips and salmon fillet from Bric at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham
Mains: Dirty Burger and Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce

The meal was delicious and the service was first class, but it was getting late so we headed off to bed.

In the morning we lazed in bed a little, and then went downstairs for breakfast, checking out the other hotel facilities on the way.

The reception area of the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

The Hilton Hotel Nottingham has a Regus express lounge and plenty of meeting and conference room options.

Sign for the Regus Express lounge at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Breakfast was served in the Bric restaurant, which had been completely transformed from the night before.

Bric Restaurant set up for breakfast at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

I can’t describe the warmth and friendliness that the staff exude. There were plenty of food choices available including a porridge station and a chef on hand to cook made-to-order omelettes.

Breakfast at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Breakfast buffet at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Breakfast Buffet at the Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Coffee Station Hilton Hotel Nottingham

Interior of Bric Restaurant at Hilton Hotel Nottingham

It is by far one of the best hotels in Nottingham City Centre, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.

How To Find The Hilton Nottingham


TEL: +44-115-934-9700


Nottingham Restaurants

When it comes to places to eat in Nottingham there are plenty of options. Although I would recommend you eat in Bric, the on site restaurant, here are some other places to choose from.

Some of the best restaurants in Nottingham include;

Turtle Bay Nottingham

Pizza Express Nottingham

Yamas – Tapas and Meze