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Set in a stunning refurbished mill, Saco have converted what was once a mill house into a set of beautiful self-serviced apartments just a short walk from Derby city centre…
Located within a private courtyard behind electric gates the security is high and as this is a self-check in property (with no reception area) the efficiency of this side of things has been perfected to a tea- we were impressed with the smooth process of our check-in experience and were pleased we were able to park our car almost directly outside our apartment, which gave us peace of mind and convenience when unpacking our luggage.
I was delighted to see we were also given complimentary tea, coffee and milk in the fridge, along with luxury Dorset muesli and Borders biscuits- a nice touch. The main bathroom also housed a bath which I was super pleased about – my night was planned- dinner then a night in the tub relaxing from a busy week at work with a magazine. We cooked pizzas in the oven which was nice and easy to operate and enjoyed our meal with salad and coleslaw- the fridge is ample sized and everything in the kitchen is clean and looks next to new. There is a good sized television in the lounge area with double sofa and floor lamp, giving it a cosy home from home feel.
The apartment is finished to a good quality spec and decorated in a minimal contemporary style, so no clutter or things to collect dust. The main bedroom also had a good sized flat screen TV which came in handy for watching a late night film on in bed with a hot chocolate (and our Borders biscuits)! We were delighted to have enjoyed the best night’s sleep as the bed was a good size and mattress very comfortable.
It was really useful having access to two bathrooms so we could each get ready at the same time in the morning- the second bathroom containing a good sized power shower with fluffy towels provided. The views from our apartment were lovely over- looking the stream, which I imagine once belonged to the mill house and there was no traffic noise either which was a bonus. I would say that Saco Derby is ideal for graduates on graduate schemes, families and couples who want a quiet escape, whether it be long term or short term, business for pleasure, with easy and quick access to local amenities and safe parking for their cars.
Of course self-serviced apartments are also handy for professionals on business trips who want that step further than a hotel, to have access to more facilities and gain a home from home feel, in particular if they travel often.
Saco apartments can be booked online via their website- https://www.sacoapartments.com/stay-saco/ If you sign up to the Saco newsletter via this link you will also receive a 15% discount from your next stay (the code can be used multiple times).