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Monsal Head Hotel

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Bakewell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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yorkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just returned after a surprise birthday treat. From the moment we stepped through the front door it was amazing very friendly, although our rooms were not ready (which we did expect as it was early) we were able to leave our bags and set off walking. We arrived back t find our bags in our rooms which were very comfortable... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wicker10 Thank you for your brilliant feedback. We strive to make every guests stay with us as memorable as possible. I have passed your compliments onto our kitchen team and they have assured me that the sticky toffee will be waiting for your return. Kindest regards Andrew Heron Duty Manager More 

la lannta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for 1 night with friends for a surprise Birthday treat, from the moment we booked the service and attention to detail was amazing, the rooms was excellent and even had a welcome drink waiting in our rooms, the food did not disappoint either I can say hand on heart we cannot wait until we return thank you so... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl and Chris Thank you for your feedback regarding your Birthday surprise, myself and the team at the Monsal Head are delighted that we could be a part of a memorable journey for you. Looking forward to your return to us in the coming months Kindest regards Andrew Heron Duty Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

we been before last year to eat in the stable bar it was lovely so when my parents come up for day we took them to the restaurant side we was seated on a table with half the culturally missing.The manager was serving us no one else working there was messing around the back of bar didnt come to take... More 

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derbyshirew, General Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susiesd, Firstly on behalf of my partner Hannah and myself I would like to pass on our sincere and personal apologies for the many shortfalls that occured during your resent visit. I believe it was one of our Duty Managers that was looking after you on this occasion whilst Hannah and myself were taking a few well deserved days... More 

loughborough
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My mum & I went to stay on a Monday night to celebrate her birthday. The hotel is situated in one of the most spectacular locations in England - exceptional views over the valley & dales. We were blessed with stunning weather to say it was March - I actually got sunburnt from the walking! The hotel itself is maybe... More 

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derbyshirew, General Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jyacinth59, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it is great to set that we are able to maintain our standards and ensure you had a fantastic visit at the Monsal Head Hotel. All staff have read your comments as we now have a trip advisor notice board in place to show all staff all feedback so they know when... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed here with 2 other couples, we all took our dogs. Stables bar great for relaxing after a days walking and evening meal was lovely. Very dog friendly and all staff were helpful and cheery. Views from room over the Dale were beautiful. Great breakfast set us up for another days walking.

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jaycinth59 Thank you for providing such positive feedback regarding your stay over the weekend. Myself and the team are delighted that your dogs enjoyed relaxing in our Stables bar, I hope that they had their fill of treats from our bar, and yourselves were no trouble at all. Hopefully we will be seeing more of you and the dogs... More 

Sheffield.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Just tried to book a golden anniversary dinner for 15 and received demands for £5 deposit per person and request for pre-ordered meals 2 weeks in advance! No thanks for what looks like over priced and poorly reviewed service. If a busy restaurant cannot cope with menu orders on the day then its not much of a restaurant. Booked in... More 

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derbyshirew, General Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NarwhalSheffield, As one of the management team here at the Monsal Head Hotel we always endeavour to reply to all comments placed on trip advisor. On this ocassion I am confused as to why you felt you needed to complain about something that really is not a major issue. As an independant business it is regular practise that a... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My partner and I had an afternoon free together (which is a rarity since we both work in catering!) so we decided to go out for late lunch at the Monsal head which was recommended by a friend of ours. We walked into the stables bar and was greeted by Keith the general manager with a real warm hospitable hello... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl and Victoria Thank you for your excellent feedback regarding your visit to our Stables bar. Myself and the team at the Monsal Head are delighted that our menu was able to "tick all the boxes" for the foodie in you and that you have such a wonderful time with us. We hope to see you again very soon... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Chose the hotel for its location close to some great walking in Derbyshire. It looked nice from the reviews but exceeded my expectations. Very friendly service where everything is done for the customer's convenience not the hotel (what a refreshing change!). Lovely room, recently refurbished, very smart bathroom with a fantastic power shower. (Tip: not all of the rooms have... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rowington Thank you for your great feedback regarding your stay with us. Myself and the team are delighted that we were able to exceed your expectations and were able to provide you with a wonderful escape to our picturesque retreat. We hope that we will see you again in the near future and that your dog will be not... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have just returned from a valentines weekend break with my partner and two dogs and I can only say I can't wait for our second visit! Aside from the absolutely stunning location and abundance of walks, what stood out for me was the second to none customer service. Every single member of staff we came across throughout our break... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Bisset Thank you for your amazing feedback regarding your stay with us over the valentines day weekend. We loved that you we able to stay with us over last weekend and that your two dogs were able to come and enjoy the comforts of our Stables bar, I just hope that they didn't over do the treats and... More 

Boston, Lincs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I would like to say a huge Thank You to Keith, Hannah and Andrew along with the other staff at the hotel who helped arrange my surprise Engagement Meal for my fiancée and family. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that the evening went smoothly. We were given a private table in the Lounge, which was excellent as... More 

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derbyshirew, Duty Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Saata Thank you for giving us such wonderful feedback. Myself and the Team are delighted that we were be part of such a special occasion, and even more so that your now fiance said yes, and we didn't have to use the other cake that Hannah had made. Hopefully we will be able to play a part of any... More 

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