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Alison House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Intake Lane, Cromford DE4 3RH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cromford
England
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“Perfect spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Decided to make the most of the lovely weather and went of an overnight stay. Perfect location for Matlock, was this lovely small friendly hotel. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and our room was available immediately. Albeit on the small side it was perfectly adequate and clean well furnished and the ensuite had a lovely large shower.
We had our evening meal at the hotel, it was basic food but very reasonably priced and the restaurant was welcoming and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxed. Breakfast was also well presented and plenty of choice.
The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble and it was a perfect spot for exploring the local area.

Room Tip: The cottage was a few steps away from the main hotel and was lovely and quiet
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great Hotel!

We stayed here on 4th, 5th May this year as we were getting married up the road in Belper. We booked the hotel out for ourselves and our wedding party and everything went perfectly. The staff were friendly and helpful the food in the restaurant was good and the quality of rooms was spot on. It was a perfect place to stay over our weekend and we would definitely recommend it.

Many Thanks

Matt & Clare Taylor

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We held our civil partnership at Alison House Hotel, Cromford on Saturday 20th April 2013. And it was perfect!

From our very first visit to our return today (one month later) Sharon and her team have been fantastic. All of the staff helped to ensure that the preparations for the big day went smoothly. They helped find practical and cost-effective solutions to any problems and reminded us of things that we had overlooked. On the day, the staff were professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

The venue itself was ideal for our needs – with just 28 guests including ourselves – but the grounds are lovely and the option of a marquee makes it suitable for larger weddings as well.
The ceremony and the reception were both held in the dining room. The room was transformed after the breakfast sitting. The room was light and airy but had a special intimacy that suited our occasion. Following the ceremony, there was opportunity for people to have a drink and mingle, while the staff reset the room for our meal (delicious afternoon tea, including local Bakewell Tarts and homemade lemonade).

The dining room was used again for the evening meal. All of the food was delicious and guests were impressed by the choice of four options for the main course (at no extra charge to us).
We made use of the lounge for photographs and as somewhere for people to gather before the ceremony and evening meal. We used the garden room for our evening entertainment – allowing us more space and flexibility.

Many of the guests stayed for the whole weekend and so were able to enjoy all of the hotel’s facilities, including an impressive breakfast menu (again the standard of food was excellent – we even want back tonight for a celebratory meal). There didn’t seem to be any problems with any of the rooms – and, again, nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff.

A special mention must go to Sharon, who absolutely works her socks off and runs the hotel with a big smile and great skill. Her no-nonsense, practical attitude is a blessing, especially in the wedding industry where so many people try to sell you as much as they can. We were pleasantly surprised when we received the final bill and could not believe the value.

We were delighted to find such a gem tucked away in the Derbyshire Dales. We live nearby and will be visiting regularly. If you are looking for a wedding venue in Derbyshire then we can highly recommend Alison House Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Lovely hotel with stunning views and lovely grounds. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We only stayed the one night to attend a wedding reception in Matlock Bath which is a short taxi journey or good 10 -15 min walk. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Could not fault this hotel in any way.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

we recently had our wedding at Alison House, (10th May) and want to thank all the staff for making our day just perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and all our family and friends without exception thought it couldn't have been better. Some of our party arrived on Thursday, we had the whole hotel on friday and most of us stayed until Sunday, infact everyone had such a great time we are planning a 'wedding renunion' for next year!! therefore nothing else needs to be said. Wonderful time had by all.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My sister had her wedding at Alison House on 10 May and it was a wonderful time. All the staff were very hard working and attentive to make this a memorable occasion. The grounds are beautiful and the house lovely. Would recommend Alison House Hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Have just spent the weekend here to celebrate friends getting married, a beautiful venue with all needs catered for, very comfortable accomodation set in lovely grounds, the staff were always friendly and happy and nothing was too much trouble, very attentive to all guests. would reccomend to all friends who need a good function for any party celebration.

Room Tip: choice of cottage rooms attached to the hotel, very quiet as its tucked away from the main road.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Intake Lane, Cromford DE4 3RH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Cromford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cromford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alison House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within 7 acres of peaceful grounds and gardens, just a short walk from Cromford and Matlock Bath, this elegant Georgian-style House offers locally sourced food, free Wi-Fi and parking.Originally built by the Arkwright family and set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, this recently renovated 18th Century Country House is the ideal base for those wishing to explore the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. With its tranquil surroundings and relaxing atmosphere, it evokes an elegant charm that is almost impossible to resist. All of the 16 en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated and serviced to the highest of standards. As one would expect from a property of this calibre, all rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, including Single, Small Double, Classic Double or Twin and Deluxe Room types as well as delightful self-catering cottage located just across the courtyard. Alison House is pet friendly and they accept well-behaved dogs in their Ground Floor rooms at a small charge.Overlooking the gardens, the elegant restaurant has earned a well-deserved reputation amongst locals for the quality of its cuisine. With the emphasis on using fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible, they offer a classic British menu and an extensive wine list.With such wonderful surroundings and great facilities, the Hotel is the ideal venue for special occasions particularly weddings where they have three rooms licensed for the ceremony. The self-contained Garden Suite is also perfect for a variety of business events and is fully equipped to cater to all kinds of meetings, seminars and training courses.The Hotel is situated in the heart of Derbyshire in the village of Cromford just a 7 minute drive from Matlock. They also ample on-site parking for all guests. The city of Derby is just under a 30 minute drive away and offers excellent public transport links. There is also a local train station at Cromford just a 20 minute walk from the Hotel. For those flying in, East Midlands International Airport is a 45 minute drive away.The surrounding Derbyshire countryside is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and nowhere is this more evident than the nearby Peak District National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will certainly be in their element and there are plenty of footpaths and walks in the immediate area, rock-climbing, potholing and caving in the many limestone dales as well as canoeing and sailing on the River Derwent or Carsington Water. Other nearby attractions include the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, a fantastic hill-top park with its own cable car system, the Blue John Cavern in Castleton, a fascinating series of underground caves, and the family-fun of Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park. There are also several stately homes and gardens just a short drive from the Hotel including the magnificent Chatsworth House and the enchanting Haddon Hall. ... more   less 
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