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The Queens Head Hotel
High Street, Buxton SK17 6EU, England   |  
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Ranked #25 of 40 Buxton B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“fabulous well-priced place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stopped at the Queen's Head on a whim – we checked them out on tripadvisor when we were just five minutes away. Nothing was too much for them and our room was tidy, clean and comfy. Ian, the manager, couldn't do enough to make sure we were well looked after. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted that you had a great stay and found the room to be clean, tidy and comfy.

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Ian Howarth
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great location; excellent value for money ... Nice clean bedrooms , Very comfy beds, nice bed linen and clean high quality towels Really nice staff and a great breakfast .... Superb ... Cannot recommend highly enough

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you highly recommend us and found everything to be excellent. I hope to welcome you back in the very near future.

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Ian Howarth
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good quality accommodation at an excellent price, with the bonus of free off-road parking. The bedrooms have all got complimentary Sky tv, including sports, which is great value. Good, and massive, breakfasts, and the pub is a lively and fun place for a drink too!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a great review on TripAdvisor. The pub really is a fun and lively place to visit and I'm delighted that you found the accommodation to be of a good quality.

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Ian Howarth
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent one Saturday night at The Queen's Head and like other reviewers have said it really is the night to be avoided if possible. The pub doesn't have a "beer garden" so the car park behind the pub becomes a loud smoking area / beer garden (especially on a hot sunny day like the night we stayed). The talking carried on til the early morning. There is also a noisy fan outside of the family room, which we initially found annoying but to be honest it was a good constant noise that drowned out the noise of the people talking... Until it switched off!

On the positive side; the room was clean except for cobwebs around the ceiling, but the bathroom, floors and bedding were clean which is the most important thing. The room was also a really nice cool temperature on a really hot day - though can't report what it would be like in the cooler months of the year. The staff were very friendly from arrival to departure.

The breakfast was good and plentiful consisting of; cereal, toast, tea/coffee, fruit juice, fried; sausages, bacon, mushrooms, eggs, tomato, bread.

Finally, don't assume you will be able to park in the car park every night of your stay. The car park is tiny and whilst we were lucky enough to find a space on arrival and when we came back on the evening, each time we took the last available "space". Cars were double parked later in the evening and can imagine some guests may have to pay to park in a local car park.

Room Tip: Avoid Saturday night if possible.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is a general rule to lock the back door at 11pm at night so as not to disturb guests. Since your visit we have carried our a schedule of modernisation and have even built 6 new rooms that have been decorated to a very high standard. I hope you will return in the future to experience this. I'm very pleased that you found the staff to be friendly and the breakfast to be plentiful.

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Ian Howarth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 1 night for party, which was in pub, friendly welcome, great beers, live bands on in pub.Room was great for us clean, comfy bed, storage, tv with sky channels, tea & coffee making facilities, nice bathroom, bath with shower, great for us and a lovely full English breakfast included in price, would stay again and would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I'm so very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We all hope to welcome you back to stay in the very near future.

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Cambridge
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I have just spent 3 nights at the Queens Head, whilst on a walking trip with friends. The Hotel is easy to find and has it's own small car park. Upon arrival we were greeted with a friendly smile, and although we had arrived early they allowed us to drop our bags in the rooms before we set off on a walk. I had booked a single room, and was pleasantly surprised to have a large family room with a double bed and 2 single beds. There are tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen tv, with a basic sky package and plenty of storage. There is an en-suite, including a bath, which was spotless. The only problem I had was that the hot water ran out when I was having a shower, which I think was down to one of my neighbours running a bath at the same time. The breakfasts are good and plentiful, and always served with a smile. The main sights of Buxton are easily within walking distance and there are plenty of bars and restaurants a couple of minutes walk away.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walkerman75, Owner at The Queens Head Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. I'm really pleased that you found everyone to be very friendly and that you had a great stay. I hope you enjoyed your walking trip and that you will stay here again soon.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Situated about a 5 minute stroll from the business end of things in Buxton, this place is a big, lively pub with annexe rooms in the courtyard. We received a very friendly welcome and were pointed in the direction of room 4. On opening the door it wasn't quite what we expected as a flight of stairs lay before us. Up we tramped to an open plan bedroom, simply furnished with a double bed, tea and coffee and a big flat screen telly. To be honest, you couldn't have fit anything else in as it was on the 'compact and bijou' side. Decent bathroom/shower.

We popped into the bar for a couple of drinks and again, were met with a friendly greeting. Decent pint from an extensive range of beers, great jukebox and a pool table. I could have spent the rest of the night there if we weren't going to the opera house. Sleep wise, the bed was okay, firm mattress but the heating was a touch excessive. If you open the windows you might be greeted by the various aromas of the takeaways that close by. Made my stomach rumble. The walls are a bit thin which results in you being able to hear next door switching their light on and off. If they'd been up to anything else, breakfast could have been a bit embarrassing. Breakfast was fine, plenty of it and served with a big smiley face again.

In conclusion, I'd stay again if it was just for a night. Don't go expecting the ritz as its a no frills sort of place but very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you found the welcome to be friendly and the range of beers pleasing. I hope we can welcome you back in the future to try out one of the newly built rooms we have, that are all decorated to a very high standard.

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Address: High Street, Buxton SK17 6EU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Buxton
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Ranked #25 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Buxton
Number of rooms: 6
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