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Barringtons
Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England (Formerly Whitworth Park Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Darley Dale B&B and Inns
Durham, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable 3 night stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

The hotel has 5 bedrooms and ours was very comfortable and clean (an armchair would have been nice for my hubby). The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was extremely good and the restaurant was always busy, so if you stay book a table in the morning for the evening.
Good location for the Derbyshire Dales Matlock and Bakewell.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

having booked online, and in need of a place for some r&r, I arrived at the hotel and thought I'd come to a pub. however this is not actually the case, although locals do use the bar. it isn't a huge place and it is on a main road, so be prepared for some noise, but it worked for me.

The room was well appointed, bathroom was small but ok, and there was ample tea and coffee in the room. And it was comfortable enough to sit in the room and play scrabble on a wet afternoon (three padded chairs (not arm chairs) and a table.

The breakfast was great, plenty to eat, don't understand the comments of other reviewers, the bacon must be local and is delicious, if the big breakfast was ordered, few could finish it. - downside, service was slow and a couple more members of staff are needed.

Dinner - brilliant - ate in 2 out of 3 nights, couldn't fault it, 2nd night the mushrooms were divine, the sauce awesome, the pork, best I've had for ages...and too much to eat dessert. - too good to be true!! Decent wine list as well.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Berkshire
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

Stayed in The Whitworth Park Hotel during a short break in the Peak District.
The location of the hotel was ideal for the areas of the peak District we visited.
The staff at the hotel were very pleasant. The room was spacious comfortable and clean.
The breakfast included in the price of the room was just the start for any day walking and taking in the beautiful country side. All food was of a high standard.
Great stay. Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Essex
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

We decided after many years of talking about visiting Chatsworth House we would actually book a nice little hotel and go. On our arrival the hotel looked just like the pictures, a very impressive building. It was already dark and the hotel had lovely little lights on the outside and a gorgeous georgian lamp to welcome us. Our rooms were very warm and clean. The 32" tv with sky was nice as well! We had an amazing dinner (do book your table before you get there, it is busy with locals) - 3 courses for a ridiculous £13! The nicest meal we have had in a long time and an excellent menu to choose from. We also had a few drinks in the bar which was also very nice. The hot toddy went down a treat at £2.50! I was also impressed at the Grey Goose readily available! Our sleep was very nice as the room was so warm.
In the morning we managed to eat our delicious cooked breakfast (included in the price of the room) and set off for Chatsworth which was a really lovely day, a must for anyone! Another lovely meal and a good nights sleep followed, as did another breakfast - you may put on weight staying here!
The band did play (it was Friday night) which we saw some of, very good! It was not as loud and did not play for as long as the grumpy reviews had mentioned which we read beforehand. Had it been summer there is a nice park behind and a beer garden which im sure would be lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were all very nice.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

A bit of a surprise really, lovely room (family room overlooking Whitworth Park) very well appointed and comfortable. Cleanliness was above average. We dined in-house 2 out of 3 evenings, the food being of a very high standard, but the service was not quite up to scratch, the reason we supposed was that the accommodation was a sideline (only 5 rooms) and priority was given to 'public' diners 50-60 each evening !! testament to the quality and value of the menu.
All in all an enjoyable experience.

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birmingham
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

The hotel was nicely decorated and rooms good.

The staff completely let it down though as they were unfriendly / indifferent to us being there.

We asked if we could book for dinner and were told they 'had two parties booked that night and we could not have dinner'. There was no sorry, or suggestion of a restaurant nearby.

We could not have a drink in the bar, as the tables were set up for the parties, and we took our drinks back to our rooms.

This was a shame, as the restarants were nicely decorated and the food looked really good and like the hotel, it was good value for money.

It seems, with only 5 rooms, the hotel makes it's money on the reputation of its restaurant, but this is at the expense of it's guests, which seem to get in the way of this !

With a friendly welcome and the chance to eat dinner there, it would have been a perfect place to stay and great value, but with these two elements missing, we left feeling very dissapointed.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Loughborough
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2007

After reading other reviews of the hotel we went with mixed feelings. After checking in though we soon realised what a lovely place it was. Hotel looks beautiful. We had the Family suite which over looks a beautiful whitworth park. Hotel was very clean, smart and was like home from home. This room in particular was verge large and well worth the few extra pounds. We decided to eat also at the hotel and wow was we glad we did. The food was excellent and worth every penny. Which I must add wasnt that many considering we had three courses each and a bottle of wine for approx £65.00. The quality is superb and so are the staff who were all very polite and cheerful. Breakfast was also plentiful with a good selection of cereals followed by a full english that kept us full till 4.00pm. We will definatly be making a return visit. I would point out that If you plan to eat at the hotel booking is essential. Also it can be a little noisy during the day as our room was above the kitchen but nothing to complain about. I would highly recommend it.

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — Slight Noise
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England (Formerly Whitworth Park Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Darley Dale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Darley Dale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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