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De Vere - The Ricoh Arena
71 Phoenix Way Coventry CV6 6GE United Kingdom
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Description De Vere - The Ricoh Arena
The 71-bedroom Hotel heralds a new and exciting concept to overnight accommodation to the city of Coventry and the surrounding West Midlands area.
The boutique-style hotel offers a total of 46 pitch-view double rooms, all of which boasts en-suite facilities. These are certainly rooms with a view as they overlook the football pitch within the development.
A total of 17 mini suites have also been created, offering the ultimate in luxury which will not break your bank account. Each mini suite includes a washer/dryer, combination microwave, integrated fridge, in-room bath and shower.
Water, Maple and Slate are junior suites based off the Jewson Mezzanine level at the hotel - a new wing boasting some of the finest accommodation in the West Midlands region.
The Water suite is a double or twin room with an additional sofa bed and separate lounge with a dining area for six people. There is a glass screen around the bed and a feature whirlpool Jacuzzi bath within the main room.
The Maple and Slate suites have a separate lounge and dining area with a separate bedroom and an additional sofa bed. The ensuite bathroom has a raindance monsoon shower, while the main room has a plasma screen with surround sound.
Platinum is a master suite offering a superior four bedroom suite with a chandelier hanging over the dining table and a study with WIFI access. It also features a separate lounge with a plasma screen and surround sound. Both of the bedrooms boast ensuite facilities including a waterfall bath feature in the master bedroom.
- De Vere - The Ricoh Arena
- 71 Phoenix Way
- CV6 6GECoventry
- United Kingdom
- Telephone: +44(844)4127271
- Official Homepage
- EC/ Maestro/ Debit card
- American Express
Room features De Vere - The Ricoh Arena
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Bathroom with shower
- Ironing board
- Windows that open
- Central heating
- Tea/ coffeemaker
- Cosmetic mirror
- Satellite TV
- Small lounge
- Room safe
- DVD player/ Video recorder
- Stereo system/ CD player
- Kitchen/ Kitchenette
Hotel features De Vere - The Ricoh Arena
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Parking lot
- Hotel bar
- Hotel safe
- Conference rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- PC with Internet
- 24-hour reception
- Wheelchair accessible
- Laundry service
- Room service
- Washing machine
- Running/ Rollerblading track
- Golf Course
- Hiking trail
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