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The Station Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Station Road, Ashbourne DE6 1AA, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ashbourne
John O'Groats, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“alton towers visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great old traditional step back in time hotel. great little town, again stuck in time on your doorstep.
Hotel is well managed and we had a large room four-poster bed and very traditional furniture to match. It was a pleasure for my girlfriend and i to stay in. Try there local pilsner too :))
also had a jacuzzi in the basement within a little chilled out room for the extra little unwind if need be.
great nights sleep in a brilliant hotel finished off with a great breaky in the morning.before our 15 min drive to Alton towers.

Thanks to david the hotel owner/manager for a great stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent location with just a walk into the town centre. Hotel with a lot of character, comfortable bedroom and the service from Nicky both on reception and at Breakfast was exceptional.

As we did not want to eat in the hotel Nicky was quite happy to recommend a range of local restaurants.

Although only stayed one night would be more than happy to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

the rooms are huge for the price you pay. very homely feel to this hotel especially with how helpful the staff are. highly would recommend it. only fault i would say was that the shower head wasnt powerful enough. but you get a big bath with a big bathroom so it more than makes up for it:) thanks. see you again

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I would love to make a more informed judgement of this hotel, but having booked a room with them MONTHS ago, they cancelled my reservation just a couple of days before my visit. Did they call to tell me they were cancelling? No, it was just an automated email!

The purpose of our visit to this hotel was to attend a wedding in the area - as a result, we had to pay over the odds to stay elsewhere. The alternative not only cost more for the room, but it was away from the wedding we were intending, which meant we had additional taxi costs. In short, their cancellation cost us in the region of another £50!

Looking for an explanation my fiancée called them up, where their staff were most unhelpful and told us we'd need to speak to the manager, but they didn't know when he'd be in. We finally got a voicemail saying they'd accidentally double-booked us and they'd call us back. We got no call back. I tried emailing them - I didn't even get a response.

I can only hope this review prompts a response from the hotel so they may acknowledge the poor service and offer any compensation for the additional costs we incurred due to their incompetence!

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Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've stayed here several times over the past 5 or 6 years and it's always a nice stay. It's an old hotel (100 years plus?) which is furnished to give an idea of what it would have been like in those days - nice atmosphere, nice staff and very solid breakfasts!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We are a couple in our 30's and we stayed for two nights at the end of may. We just wanted somewhere to stay in the area as we where visiting Alton Towers (which is a 20 minute drive away). We were greeted by a lovely young lady on reception who showed us to our rooms and helped us with any questions etc. We stayed in room 12 which was very clean and furnished nicely. The bed was very comfy and had lovely plump pillows and duvet! The room had tea making facilities with plentiful tea, milk and coffee and biscuits. The bathroom was nice with complimentary soaps and big towels. Not like these little ones that you can barely cover yourself with in other hotels!!! We also had dressing gowns left for us in the wardrobes that we stumbled across. The food at this hotel was amazing. For breakfast you could choose from a long list of items which was all cooked from fresh. On our last night we booked in for dinner and we were not let down. We had the best food we have ever had. Beautifully presented and it all tasted amazing, the chef did a fantastic job. Bargain food prices for such fantastic food. Overall our stay was great. The staff were so kind and helpful and we would definatly go back or recommend this hotel to others.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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london, england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A really great find for luxury on a budget, very welcoming and attentive owners and a perfect location for Alton Towers and the Peak District. We had a bottle of red waiting for us in our 4 poster room with red and gold decor and beautiful old furniture. My partner is 6'4 and he loved how spacious the bed was. The bathroom had a free standing bath and also a powerful shower with plenty of toiletries, towels and a bathrobe each. We had dinner and cooked breakfast here and each meal was flawless, delivered quickly and had something special that set it apart from your standard B&B .
We stayed in room 20 and after having a look through some open doors, it seems all the top bedrooms are 4 poster with the standard rooms below. Car park on site, sainsbury next door for anything you'd forgotten and a quiet but easy to find location. What more could you want?

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Address: Station Road, Ashbourne DE6 1AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ashbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ashbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Station Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1901, the Station Hotel is an 12 bedroom impressive mock Tudor building situated on the edge of the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne (opposite the Tissington Trail) and Ideally situated near the centre of Ashbourne with the added advantage of ample car free parking! All the rooms at the Station Hotel have an individual style suiting the age and character of the building with the vast majority or original features still in place. Enjoy our characterful hotel, relax in the garden and enjoy a relaxing break at the Station Hotel. Outstanding views of the country side just minutes from the hotel by foot or travel by bike along the Tissington Trail which starts directly opposite the hotel. Whether you are a serious walker or just enjoy a casual stroll, you cannot fail to be entranced by the breathtaking scenery of the English Peak District with its wild rugged cliffs, soft green hills and peaceful wooded valleys. For Cyclist and Walkers the hotel is ideally situated for the Tissington Trail, 14 miles of traffic free track right into the heart of rural Derbyshire. Either bring your own bicycles or rent them from the Peak Cycle Hire shop, situated 400 meters from the Hotel along the trail (The hotel has secure lock up facilities for your own bicycles). You are advised to book your bicycles in advance for the first day. So you do not even need a car to enjoy the walks and cycle paths of the Derbyshire Dales! Ashbourne is located within easy walking distance literally two minutes into the town centre. This pretty town is a sightseer's paradise with delightful shops and cafes, cobbled streets and a twice weekly market on the Old Square. The newly converted Stables provide 2 bedroom, lounge, kitchen, self catering accommodation. Please inquire. ... more   less 
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Station Hotel Ashbourne
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