Hotel Van Dyk by Wildes, lauded as ‘Derbyshire’s Most Outstanding Luxury Hotel’ in 2021, is looking forward to starting the new year with a bang. Having recently undergone an impressive renovation that has incorporated yet more amenities and rooms into itself, this restaurant, spa, and eatery caters to all manner of guests in order to make their stay memorable and carefree. Whether a visitor is staying for business, leisure, or simply passing through on a longer adventure, the Van Dyk always looks forward to welcoming new guests through its doors to explore the beautifully manicured grounds, well-presented Georgian house, and historically rich local area.
Hotel Van Dyk is a palatial and incredibly well-designed hotel based in Derbyshire, part of the exemplary Wildes Group. Beginning in 2009, this hospitality group is made up of hotels, restaurants, and spas, each of which offer comfortable and luxurious accommodation with exceptional service in order to create a home-away-from-home for its guests. Renowned for the welcoming, atmospheric, and relaxing feel that it cultivates within each of its establishments, each member of its well-trained and dedicated staff is heavily invested in creating the best possible experience for its guests, which manifests in fantastic food, scrupulously clean rooms, and a hospitality experience in which every element of a guest’s needs are taken care of.
One such establishment is the Van Dyk by Wildes. Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, this luxury 4-star hotel boasts an elegant Georgian house setting in which patrons can feel warmth and welcome from the moment they step through the doors. Fundamentally, this hotel’s country home feel is cultivated by its placement at the very heart of the Derbyshire countryside, allowing ample access to the historic county and to the Peak district, just minutes from the M1. With options both inside and outside of the hotel within striking distance to enthral, relax, or excite, the Van Dyk takes pride in being able to meet the expectations of every patron, traveller, and holidaymaker who books a room within its walls, currently benefitting from a refurbishment project that has funnelled a £10 million investment into the building and grounds that will further enhance this.
Thus, Van Dyk has made itself a true luxury retreat fit for all ages and holidays of all types. The refurbishment is adding on an additional 56 bedrooms, spa, brasserie restaurant, and all manner of contemporary public spaces that blend the Georgian aesthetic of the building with the modern amenities befitting its clientele, but it will be retaining the magnificent grand ballroom that is the perfect wedding venue. Additionally, its meeting spaces allow for its corporate clients to use the hotel as a comfortable and well-provided-for meeting spot for conferences and the like. Whether a guest is travelling from the North or the South, the Van Dyk is easily accessible from either route, making itself an exemplary place for friends, family, and colleagues to meet up for get togethers, business, or leisure.
The grounds themselves are also befitting of a stunning Georgian landscape. With well-curated gardens, level, paved walkways, and ample foliage that tastefully lines the entrance and paths, it gives clients plenty of space to take in the Derbyshire countryside without ever having to leave the grounds, if one wishes. The dining room is similarly spacious, with comfortable chairs and a hand-carved wood aesthetic to the walls, giving it a warmth within which a client can enjoy their meals. Mere minutes from local attractions, the Van Dyk invites guests to take a step back in time and trace the in-depth history of Derbyshire through visiting the many well-preserved relics of the past present throughout the country, such as Sheffield, Nottingham, and Worksop. Guests can partake in following the footsteps of historical figures of reality and fiction alike in Nottingham, visiting Nottingham castle and exploring the melding of ancient architecture and Robin Hood’s story with modern life that makes up the city centre, or paying a visit to the local stately homes such as Hardwick Hall, Renishaw Hall, or Chatsworth. Each of these boast their own unique historical figures and events, and make for fun-filled, informative days out.
The historical markets of Buxton and Bakewell are also close at hand, as well as Meadowhall and the East Midlands Designer Outlet, for those seeking some retail therapy. Additionally, to feed the adventuring keen, the Van Dyk is a stone’s throw from the Peak District and Clumber Park, inviting guests to strap on their walking boots and head into the hills to enjoy the stunning views and fresh air before retreating back to the good food and warm beds of the Van Dyk Hotel in the evening. With a multitude of dining experiences to choose from, such as the Orangery Restaurant, the Yule Lodge, Southgate Terrace, the Chapel, Southgate Brasserie, and even private dining in the private Chapel Library, there is all manner of ways to choose how and what to eat at the Van Dyk.
With a brilliant wine menu that lists environmentally sustainable and delicious wines from all over the world, the Van Dyk is confident that it can serve even the most discerning of palettes. Furthermore, it also offers guests the ability to partake in afternoon tea. A pre-booked offering to be booked 24 hours in advance at least, the afternoon tea offers a selection of different culinary options from the Great British Afternoon Tea including tea, coffee, cakes, and finger sandwiches to the Royale Afternoon Tea served with prosecco as well as all of the aforementioned offerings. A guest can also specify a totally vegetarian option, and the Van Dyk encourages guests to let it know all relevant dietary restrictions beforehand. At present, it’s Dine At Home option is currently unavailable, but it is looking forward to being able to reopen this soon, and, additionally, looks forward to seeing faces familiar and new in the coming year as the hospitality industry begins to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
For business enquiries, contact Marc Wildes from Hotel Van Dyk by Wildes via their website – wildesgroup.com