Posted Oct 24, 2012 on Hotels
I was taking the girlfriend away for our first getaway after the birth of our baby so wanted to treat her to a spa weekend for her to relax. Driving up to the hotel it looked perfect, a real country retreat with great views over the moorland but that was as good as it got. Our room wasn't quote ready which was our fault for turning up early so we settled in the bar for something to eat and a drink - The 'Moordie burger' was my choice but wasnt the greatest and certainly was homemade - probabl;y more a 'Birdseye' burger. We also went for a quick look at the pool and spa. The pool is more something you would see at a local leisure centre but not as clean or big, the jacuzzi wasn't open and the spa was more like two tiny rooms. With the girlfriend almost in tears + stating her bikini definately would be staying in her case for the full stay we went to check in. The room was small and not cleaned to the highest standard bnut we settled down. We then went for a shower in the very old looking bathroom suite, turned it on and it was cold so went to turn the temperature nozzle round and it came off in my hand - down to reception to be moved to a smaller room. which had marks all over the walls and a hole in the bathroom door where someone had obviously kicked it in frustration (maybe at the state of the room). The hotel is in perfect location for the peak district and all it has to offer but we spent as long away from the hotel as possible + i wouldn't recommend the hotel to anyone.