Castleton is one of our favourite places, a bolt hole for when we want a quick trip away that not too far away. We've stayed in many places in Castleton, but this one seems to suit us best. We are a family of 4, and our kids are 6 & 3.
Booking in advance on the Innkeepers Lodge website meant that we could have 2 nights B&B here, for cost of a single night in some of the other hotels in the village!
We stayed in room 5, in the annex. There is an outer door operated with a fob to open the electronic lock before climbing the stairs to our room that had a normal lock on it.
The room was in the eves, but with a roof window (with a great view of Peveril Castle) it isn't stuffy if its warm outside. The other window looks onto the front of the hotel. There is a double bed and a double sofa bed that the kids used. On previous occasions a cot has been provided and there is just enough room for it next to the desk, which is convenient. The linen was clean, white and crisp; the towels were white and not too fluffy; the shower was excellent; bathroom was of an adequate and modern; and everything was clean. There was also a LCD TV if you wanted it (why when the scenery is stunning!!)
The hotel is opposite the church that has a chiming clock, however the last chime is at 22:00 and it does not start up chiming again until 07:00. You may get some noise from people outside the pub if you retire early. This is not disturb our kids, and it was all wrapped up by about 11pm anyway.
The car park can get full during the day, but does empty out in the evening.
Check-in was quick and friendly and our room was available immediately, even though we arrived at 1pm, two hours before check-in time.
The hotel is run by the 'Vintage Inns' franchise, so has good wine and very good quality cask ales. There were six on this time of varying strengths and types.
Breakfast is continental only and buffet in style; small packet cereals, croissants and other pastries, toast, fruit and yogurts were available, along with coffee and a good selection of teas.
We ate in the hotel the first night and the food was good quality if a bit on the pricey side.
Free wireless from O2 was available in the main hotel, but not in our room; they were having some issues with it.
For these last 2 reasons, I cannot give the hotel an 'excellent' rating, but we very much enjoyed our stay and will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a hotel in the Peak District, Innkeeper's Lodge in Castleton occupies a magical spot in a beautiful corner of Derbyshire.Nestled amongst the hills of Hope Valley, and surrounded by stark limestone crags, wild moors, sheer rock edges and intriguing caves, it's clear to see why Castleton is known as the honey-pot of the Peak District.A coaching inn since the 1800s, The Castle is tucked underneath haunted Peveril Castle, from which it takes its name. Country pubs don't come much cosier. Here you can refuel with heart-warming pub-food, well-kept cask ales and well-chosen wines, before retiring to one of the comfy, characterful rooms.The Castle is close to four show caverns, where you can explore vaulted chambers, bottomless pits, gemstone mines and underground canals via boat. There's plenty more to see and do nearby, with some of the country's best footpaths winding through the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Castleton
- Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District England