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“Relaxing break for two via Groupon... Priceless!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   The Square, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1BT, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Bakewell
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing break for two via Groupon... Priceless!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Booked a night away with a Groupon voucher at the Rutland Arms Hotel. Had a great relaxing night, staff are so friendly and helpful, room was comfy and had everything we needed. Local pubs are within a 2minute walk from the hotel and when you return you can sit with a pint in front of the fire... Definitely will return!! Only problem was the small car-park, which is shared with the busy antiques centre. When I arrived it was full however, the manager took my keys and waited for a space for me and moved my car in!

Room Tip: Room 9 has a great view over the main green and memorial of remembrance, however, you can hear the m...
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Birmingham UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We came to the Rutland Arms hotel for a special occasion, a 60th birthday for a lady who has always loved Bakewell and the stories surrounding the history of the Rutland Arms Hotel and the Bakewell pudding.A perfect place for four ladies to take afternoon tea. We arrived in the bar area to see four other ladies tucking in to their sandwiches and cakes from lovely tall cake stands filled with cakes and scones and topped with pots of clotted cream and jam. Wonderful! How we salivated at the sight
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When our afternoon tea arrived
We were not asked about our choice of sandwhich, it didn' t arrive on lovely cake stands even though we requested them, Also we had to request more jam and cream because we only received enough for two and there were four of us.. The service was a little surly from the head waiter. A member of our party is a vegetarian. The only veggie option for the sandwiches was egg mayonaise and she doesn't eat egg. When she requested cheese sandwiches she was told this was not possible as it wsn't part of the afternoon tea menu and the waiter was not accomodating to her needs but positively looked down his nose at her. All in all it was a special occasion made very flat by the attitude of the staff and the fact that we didn't have the afternoon tea experience everyone else in the room seemed to have . ie the grand gesture of cakes on a cake stand. The suprise for our friend who loves to take afternoon tea in special places was spoiled and this was a shame given the history of the hotel and its association with the Bakewell pudding. What a shame. A marketing trick missed ! Not even Bakewell Pudding on the afternoon tea platter.!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The hotel has an excellent location in the very centre of bakewell and on the surface seems ok. The rooms are of a good size and relatively clean if not a bit old fashioned. However, if you scratch this surface you will find numerous faults within the rooms, poor service and when fully booked, a hotel that is barely able to cope. We stayed in this hotel as part of a wedding party and the majority of other guests found something to complain about too. I will not be returning.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Stayed one night for dinner B&B, drinks priced like a city centre hotel, which is the only downbeat comment I could make, food was very, very good and the room was very pleasing with the bed being extremely comfortable.
The staff were all extremely pleasant, helpful, courteous and all worked together to ensure you enjoy your experience while staying at this hotel which is full of charm and character.
Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We only went for the one night just a litle break after christmas ! The hotel is lovely very clean large room with very comfortable bed the breakfast was nice the waitress very friendly and helpful.On arrival sunday around 1.30pm we were told that the room would not be ready till 2.30pm no problem with that as we were happy to look round Bakewell it was just the receptionist attitude i could not make my mind up she seemed to be polite but i got the impression she was being a little curt (maybe it was me ) When i later discovered that we were one of only two couples staying that weekend i wondered why the room was not ready? Anyway that said we had a lovely stay in a very old fashioned clean and homely hotel we did not have a meal in the hotel but the breakfast was very well cooked and great choice. Car parking is good too just across the road and they let us park on departure day for a few hours because they were not busy that was a nice touch.

Room Tip: we stayed in the main building no problem with noise had a good night sleep
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I was in europe for over two months with my partner. Some hotels we just booked and some we took a chance on. We were advised to AVOID this place when we were asking around for accommodation. But we inspected the rooms ourselves as we always do when we just DROP IN.

We booked and the rates were very reasonable... $80 dollars per night for 2 with breakfast and Wi Fi.

We did not know this was the HORRIBLE hotel of TV fame with horrible managments and staff. Well It has all changed and we had a TREMENDOUSLY wonderful stay. We ate in ther restarant and the food was excellent and i am fussy as hell on my food. I even went and thanked the chef!

THOROUGHLY recommended no matter what mode of your travel and wow, what a comeback from that TV show I used to laugh at thinking that no place could be that bad.

It was laos quiet even though on a main road. the staff could not help enough although when i commented on THAT HOTEL FROM TV they shuddered. i found it all fun being on a TV set so to say... But the Hotel is wonderful and has changed to a real gem... unlike the Lodon crap.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

we have just come back from a really lovely weekend in bakewell staying at the rutland arms hotel. The hotel is lovely with a lot of charm, the staff are friendly and do all they can to help.

We had the dinner bed and breakfast deal and the food was incredible, we were surprised the restaurant wasn't packed as it was a la carte. The service at breakfast and dinner was very good.

Room was lovely and had been recently refurbished.

Great hotel to stay in as a base for bakewell.

would go back tomorrow

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell

Address: The Square, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Bakewell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Bakewell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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