Park Plaza Nottingham have recently undergone a huge but subtle bedroom refurbishment over the last six months, so much so that I didn’t realise until I was told by their general manager and for that reason, I just had to go check it out…
The Presidential suite is situated on the sixth floor of the hotel, with an impressive view of the city from every window and good sized rooms, making you feel instantly at home.
The first thing we noticed upon arrival to our suite, was the porch area to the front door, requiring you to enter through two doors before arriving in the suite itself – this made for peace and quiet without the usual corridor noise you often find in hotels.
The plush interior is certainly noticeable in the lounge area, two settees, a large fresh new rug and stylish furniture including a desk and swivel chair, contemporary shelving unit with artistic books and artwork donning the walls, themed around the city of Nottingham.
The main feature of this room was the 55 inch curved Samsung television on the wall and along with a coffee table full of interesting brand new magazines, making it difficult not to relax.
There are two bathrooms, one main one adjacent to the bedroom and a smaller water closet near the front door, supposedly for your guests- Very useful.
The main bathroom featured a bath, large sink area and wet room style shower- again generously sized all – around and made for a nice relaxed evening soak .
The bed is noticeably large and comfortable with a great view over the city. A television again on the wall, not quite so big as the one in the lounge area and all the amenities you will need, (iron/board/hairdryer/robe/slippers) plus a pair of super useful USB sockets on each side of the bed to charge your mobile.
Room service was of course available, but with the choice of two fantastic restaurants within the hotel complex, we felt it would be rude not to try one of them and opted for the newest of the two- Oaks.
Oaks’ main attraction is that their dishes are all cooked on locally sourced wood embers and their meat and produce is also locally sourced wherever possible.
This wasn’t actually the first time I’d visited Oaks for dinner, so I knew exactly what to order without looking at the menu- the Pimiento stuffed pepper with couscous and goats cheese with a side order of truffle mash- this dish is one of the most tasty vegetarian dishes served in Nottingham in my opinion and many chefs could learn a thing or two from this tasty imaginative vegetarian dish.
My dining partner opted for the lamb chops with homemade mint sauce and a side of chips and was pleasantly surprised by the portion size, saying he would certainly order that same dish again in the future.
Before our mains arrived we had decided to share a starter of baked Lincolnshire poacher cheese, served with warm bread, as we knew that although delicious it may not necessarily leave room for two more course following if we’d have ordered one each!
Again we shared a dessert- one of the most delicious sweet desserts you will ever try- Apple Tarte Tatin with toffee apple ice cream and wow- words cannot describe!
All in all our stay at the newly refurbished Park Plaza Hotel was a very pleasant stay and we would certainly recommend the hotel to out of town clients and friends going forward and of course will be returning to one of our favourites Oaks very soon!
Fiona Duncan, RSViP