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Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell

The Square, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1BT England
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#2 of 6 hotels in Bakewell
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Perfect for those looking to explore the sights and sounds of the area as it lies equidistant from the beautiful towns of Matlock and Buxton and the Rutland Arms Hotel itself is nestled comfortably on the outskirts of the famous Chatsworth estate. The Rutland Arms Hotel dates back to 1804 and is set in the majestic Peak District National Park in the picturesque town of Bakewell.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Paid public parking nearby
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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19728 wrote a review Yesterday
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On approach The Rutland Hotel looked a little pleased with itself. It dominates the centre of this charming town. In our slightly panicky phone call to find out how to get to the Car Park, Reception seemed a tad frosty (the hotel is on a busy roundabout and the small hotel car park is on one of the roads opposite). But from the moment we checked in it felt like a really lovely, warm and welcoming place. The decor is lovely, I really liked the walls full of pictures and the quirky lamp-stands looking like violins. The first clue that this was a good hotel, and not just a trendy looking one, was the offer of fresh milk for our room, which then came in a small vacuum flask. When we got to our room, up a nice wide stairway (no lift apparent so be careful how heavy your bag is), first thing we noticed was how small it was (we later noticed the crooked floor, part of the charm of an older building!) but also how utterly charming it was. There was a nice big bed and lovely, heavy, good quality fabric finishes. A Nespresso machine and two Divine chocolate bars added to the feel good factor, and the plastic yellow duck on the bath stand was fun. We'd booked dinner for the first night, thinking to explore the area for the second night, but enjoyed it so much that (after checking all the other pubs and restaurants in the area) we booked the second night's dinner there too. The dining room is lovely and the Covid organisation (seat spacing) was good. There were sanitising facilities at key places (entrance and toilets) and the whole hotel felt fresh and clean. The downside? There were no clear signs indicating the way through the hotel, even though it was one way from entrance to exit out the back. Also I was disappointed that no staff wore masks or visors. However that said, it did not spoil our enjoyment of this visit. The main reason I wanted to write an excellent review for this hotel was the staff. They were almost universally nice, naturally friendly people who did all they could to make us feel welcome. One young man serving our food one evening was very entertaining and helpful as he explained to us the difference between a Bakewell Tart and a Bakewell Pudding. So The Rutland Arms is a handsome and comfortable, bordering on luxury, hotel but the local people staffing it are its real strength. A great hotel well placed to explore the beautiful county of Derbyshire. We visited Chatsworth (nice but pricey) where we climbed the hill to the tower that Bess of Hardwick had built so she could watch hunts in the surrounding countryside. Next day we hired a bike and an adult trike (never again, it was hard work!) at Parsley Hay and cycled on the fabulous Tissington Trail. Great visit to the Peak District. Would stay at the Rutland Hotel again and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
186338Bucko44 wrote a review Sep 23
London, United Kingdom46 contributions27 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable stay here at the Rutland Arms. The room was lovely with a message left in there welcoming us. Orchestral music was also playing , a nice touch. Friendly staff , tasty food, good service, to be honest you couldn't fault a thing. Covid measures were in place but didn't spoil the stay at all. Hotel is in an ideal position to explore Bakewell.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Modigli wrote a review Sep 22
Dorset, England414 contributions97 helpful votes
Lunchtime meeting with friends. The surroundings were superb and the staff very friendly. The food was delicious, if minimal and pricey. Coronavirus precautions were well in evidence and we all felt comfortable eating there in these trying times.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Andy S wrote a review Sep 22
3 contributions
Stopped in for dinner with 3 friends and was really impressed. Friendly welcoming service from Daisy and all of the food was perfect. Any of the dishes our table had would be matchwinners at other pubs nearby so would recommend any of them. Lovely house red and cocktails, and the whole layout/decor/atmosphere was well suited. Would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sheffview wrote a review Sep 21
Sheffield, United Kingdom611 contributions175 helpful votes
Weekend lunch in the bar area was really good. Recently refurbed we managed to get a window seat with plenty of distance to the other diners. Friendly service, good tasty food, and reasonable prices made for a pleasant visit. We had the lighter menu and this was plenty for lunch. Other diners were having the roast which looked very good also. We'll definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
$105 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell
Which popular attractions are close to Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Nearby attractions include Bakewell Old House Museum (0.2 miles), All Saints Church (0.09 miles), and Bakewell Monday Market (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gallery Cafe, Piedaniel's Restaurant, and Ricci's.
Is Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the center of Bakewell.
Are pets allowed at Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Thornbridge Hall Gardens (2.0 miles), Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (4.9 miles), and Haddon Hall (1.7 miles).