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Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Derbyshire Level | off Sheffield Road, Glossop SK13 7PT, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 12 Glossop B&B and Inns
Cleveland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

The wind in the willows was a lovely and peaceful place to stay. We had a room with a fiour poster bed and the room was beautiful The owners made us very welcome with tea on arrival and the food was lovely.We were on a motorbike and they didnt mind at all. Very quiet and we would certainly return.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

Having travelled over the Snake Pass, we spent a very enjoyable stay, highlighted by genuine hospitality in elegant surroundings. The roaring log fire was a delight and a true feeling of home from home. Nothing was too much trouble, enjoyed every minute.

Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2008

The hotel itself was adequate, clean and the staff were pleasent. However the rooms were extremely dated, lots of 'tat' as decor in the rooms. The most upsetting aspect however was how they had come up with there prices!!! For £130 per night I expected so much more. Based on other hotels and B&B's I have stayed £70-80 would have been more like it!

  • Liked — The tacky pictures on the door of the room that represetned the names of the room! Class!
  • Disliked — Paying the bill as way overpriced!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sibon, Owner at Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2008
We visit as many similar hotels as we can, and we have to say that we do not recognise the review comments to be the case at all. We rely on Hotel Inspectors to "tell us how it is" and in 2008 the hotel increased its AA merit score to 83%, one of the highest 2 Star ratings in the country.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

Booked a sneaky night away in Derbyshire. Price seemed OK but restaurant wasn't clear whether wine was included or not.

We paid £145 for a 4 poster bed, B&B.

Entrance to hotel is a bit shabby.

Room was spacious but needed updating. 4 poster didn't have curtains around it, as apparently they should. Bathroom OK - nothing special. Hot water varied in temperature a lot.

Evening meal was a rip off. £30 per head. Very limited choice (good if you like duck, fish or veggie, no other options, admittedly we didn't ask for alternatives).

Good wine though!

Not much in the local area (you need the car to go anywhere).

Overall pretty average.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shropshire
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158 hotel reviews
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

Stayed for one night at this hotel in a superior room which was comfortable, though dated and ready for a refurbishment. Breakfast was of good quality and even the toast was served hot! Evening meal is available at a cost of £29 per person which, again was very enjoyable. My only complaint is that £145 for one night bed and breakfast is rather steep.

  • Liked — Country house feel
  • Disliked — Rather expensive
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

I found reviews of this hotel on late rooms website, I also looked at the hotel website and thought it looked and sounded perfect for a romantic, relaxing weekend with my gilrfriend.

The only good thing I can say about the place is that it was clean and the rooms were a good size.

The photos of the hotel are taken from an angle that does not show the road,the builders yard, the golf club... just go to google maps and zoom in, you will see what I mean about the location! That said it is quiet but not secluded.

Why would you replace a period victorian house with horrible white uvpc windows?

The hotel has a misconception that it is a luxury high quaility accomadation. It is not - poor attention to detail - no glasses for water in room, no mini bar, no satalight tv, no biscuits, no nice toiletries in the bathroom, fake marble plastic wallpaper stuff in a rather small bahthroom. The bed that we slept (or rather tried to sleep in) was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever stayed in anywere - the matress needed replacing many years ago - it was lumpy with no sping left in it. The bed was a divan type bed pushed up to a wooden headboard nailed to the wall which ment that the bed moved away fro the wall and headboard. This let the pillow fall down the gap during the night.

Breakfast did not set us for a days walking in the peaks -one small sausage , 1 piece of bacon, 2 mushrooms, 1 egg and a piece of black pudding the size of a 10p. We did not stay for dinner as when we recieved our frosty greeting on arrival we were asked to look at the previous nights menu as they had not got the menu ready for the day we were staying at (we arrived at 2pm). At £29 a head I think I would like to see what I would be committing myself for - not an unreasonable request. Even so I dont think I would have wanted to sit in the dull unatmospheric wierdly quiet dinning room.

I am amazed at other reviews of this place I think I must have stayed at a different Wind in the Willows - I think foriegn visitors may be conned into thinking they are staying in somehting very british and peroid but I think at £125-165 a night it is way over priced. AVOID THIS CHEAP REPRODUCTION RIP OFF and find a real luxury house in the country.

  • Liked — checkout
  • Disliked — the bed
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sibon, Owner at Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2008
AA Inspectors report 2007.
The developement and re investment of capital continues and the guest experience is constantly being moved forward. The hotel comfortable meets its market expectations. An AA score of 80% is justly deserved.

We always respect guest comments, which from time to time, vary with great surprise.
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2007

Simply perfect if you need to relax.
The perfect bed, like an embrace! beautiful and cosy room, clean and welcoming. Incredibly quite, silence at any time, day and night. And the food was simply amazing! A fantastic dinner, filling and very well served and prepared. The best breakfast ever, cooked to order, not the usual over cooked buffet. Staff very nice and polite, they really make you feel at home.
Breathtaking location, hills and rivers, trees and sheep. You just need to walk out the door and you find yourself in open country.
I loved it, I'll be back soon!

Stayed March 2007
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Additional Information about Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel

Address: Derbyshire Level | off Sheffield Road, Glossop SK13 7PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Glossop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Glossop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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