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Ringwood Hall Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Brimington
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Only stayed one night but were won over by friendly staff, good food and the somewhat idiosynchratic nature of the building. Rooms reasonably sized and well presented if in slight need of an upgrade. Dinner was very good for a Sunday evening, service excellent by very young staff. nice breakfast and overall worth coming back to.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Thank you for your review.

An interesting description of the hotel which, as an old building does have some rambling corridors and changes of elevation.

That all said as a privately owned hotel we are fortunate that the owners constantly re-invest and refurbish, and in the last decade have taken the old fashioned nature out of the building to provide traditional but contemporary decor.

I was pleased to read how much you had enjoyed your stay and in particular our friendly personable welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We booked this for a half term break and couldn't have been happier. I would recommend it to anyone. The hotel is easy to find and set in beautiful grounds that are well maintained. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The reception team is absolutely fantastic and can give you so much information about what to do, local amenities, days out and walks. They are quick and efficient and genuinely want to make your stay a brilliant one! We stayed in an executive room; the bathroom was perfectly sufficient, the bed was comfortable and the view of the gardens was stunning.
As a result of a suggestion, we took the lovely drive down past Ashover and through the villages which were stunning. On the way back we stopped to walk to Ashover rock, finding a lovely pub (I think 'the old poet') which had 3 open fires, a warm environment and a selection of games for your use.)
The restaurant was also lovely, the food was delicious and served quickly by another team of enthusiastic, passionate and helpful staff. The price of the drinks in the bar are quite steep but everything else is reasonable. The staff bend over backwards to meet your needs.
The pool and gym facilities were also good, and it is a very short walk around the front of the building. The pool is reasonably warm and the sauna and steam room are in good condition.
Overall (as i'm sure you can tell) this hotel is a fantastic place to stay. Having tried previously not to stay in the same place twice, I would certainly look to going back to Ringwood Hall because there is so much to do in the local area.

Room Tip: Garden view executive room was well presented, comfortable and quiet.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this wonderful review for us.

Clearly you had a great half term break and we think Ringwood Hall Hotel has all those ingredients to provide an excellent base for a leisure visit to the Peak District.

There are plenty of fabulous days out with lots of lovely walks and historic buildings within a very short drive.

Enjoy the opportunity to return to " a home from home" hotel where the welcome is warm and the service is personable.

Make time to enjoy the benefit of our Health & Fitness Suite. The swimming pool has a temperature maintained at 31 degrees, presenting an ideal opportunity for working off those extra calories that you might just be piling on whilst relaxing in the Peak !!

We are pleased to read that you intend to return and we really look forward to extending our welcome to you again.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night, attended the fireworks ball. I like the old charm of the hotel, including blankets for the beds!
Room very nice & clean, food very tasty, pleasantly surprised at the wine prices as they were very reasonable. It is nice to go to a hotel that is unique and has no corporate uniformities.
If you are not able to walk far or climb stairs then this place is not for you as there are no lifts and the walk to some rooms is quite a distance.
I enjoyed my overall stay and would definitely return.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Delighted that you found the hotel unique as that is exactly the way we would wish to be described as.

Our "Black Tie Events" are always a success and the opportunity to stay over, as you did, is made very affordable as we do provide very special accommodation rates to encourage you to enjoy the occasion even more.

It is wise to clients booking accommodation to spend time discussing the various styles of rooms that we have. The hotel has a varied selection of ensuite bedrooms both internal and externally. A number of our rooms require guests to navigate corridors and changes in elevation. As a grade 11 listed building we have not been able to install a lift.

So, for those guests who are wary of stairs, we also have some ground floor easily baccessible rooms, including a beautifully appointed disabled guest room.

A number of rooms have been created from the conversion of former servants quarters in the gardens. Recently refurbished these enjoy the benefit of private parking adjacent to them, and, located away from our busy wedding suites, tend to provide more peace and privacy.

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

My huband and I stayed at Ringwood for friends wedding. I called the hotel the day before we stayed on the reccomendation of the bride, as we had a 9 week old baby, to see if we would be able to get in our room quicker than the standard check in. When I phoned I was advised that it would be unlikely that this would be able to happen, so I asked if there would be somewhere private that I could feed her (I feel that it is inappropraite to feed your baby in a room full of strangers)... and was told as there was anothr function on at that time, probably not, but I was welcome to feed my baby in the toilet!!!!!!! Much to my disgust... I thought those days were over but obviously not....
On arrival at the hotel there is no ramp near the steps so I had to try and get the pram up the steps on my qwn as there did not appear to be a doorman or a porter. On check-in (despite knowing we had a new baby when we booked) we were allocated a room right at the very back of the hotel.... so I had to leave our pram in reception as there is no lift, and carry the baby up and down all the steps. It was a good job that the baby was not staying the night as I really did not relish the thought of trying to get the pram up to our room.
Aside from all this, the hotel was lovely, the room was spacious and clean. The food for the wedding was delicious, and the same for th breakfast.
It was dissapointing that the residents bar shut at 1am.....other hotels I have stayed in have offered a bar service to residents via the night porter as long as they wanted drinks! They missed out on that night as about 15 of us wanted to stay up longer and couldn't!

So all in all the Ringwood is a lovely hotel, but our stay was spoiled by the old fashioned attitute towards young families.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the 221-8 rooms, they are very far from the main function rooms
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

To have been given that information about feeding your new baby was unforgivable, and you may be certain that I will try to ascertain how that inappropriate message was conveyed to you. I am certain that the recipient of your call must have misunderstood your question.

Whist we endeavour to do our very best to give early access for check-ins, it cannot be guaranteed, but nevertheless very special understanding should have been given to your requirement to feed your new baby. Please accept my unreserved apologies for this poor response, which is just so untypical of any of our team at the hotel.

As a grade 11 listed building, access to the building by pram or wheelchair does require a ramp and one is readily available at the front entrance. It is rare that assistance is not offered immediately when it is recognised that the ramp is required.

On a brighter note I was pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay at the hotel, and in particular the comfort provided within your room, and the food and service you experienced, and also that you enjoyed every other aspect of the wedding party.

You may be certain that your comments will be considered at length to avoid any further misunderstanding or upset. We consider that we are "everything friendly" at Ringwood Hall...........without exception !

Delighted however that you enjoyed your stay,

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

A big thank you to all the staff at Ringwood Hall Hotel for their hard work in making our wedding celebration such a wonderful day. The standout impression from our very first visit was of an atmosphere where staff always put the hotel's visitors and guests first. The venue came into its own on the day as the lighting gave the rooms a soft, warm glow to counter the late October chill. The planning, maintenance and hard work of the staff on the buildings and grounds throughout the year allowed us to take fantastic and colourful pictures in the autumn sunshine. Despite running several weddings a week, the staff always give their best. Thank you for wonderful memories.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

What a delightful review and so pleased that you took the time to put it on this website.

Once again we are delighted to read how much you found the attitude of the staff to be helpful and friendly, and it is gratifying that you particularly mention the hard work that our gardening team put in to keeping Ringwood Hall such a perfect setting.

We describe Ringwood as "a venue for all seasons" because there is, quite simply, no season when it does not look attractive as a backcloth for photographs. Probably one of my favourites is the plethora of colours provided by the autumn foliage which, combined with the autumn sunshine, just looks stunning. Often these days we get some of our best sunshine in September and October.

Delighted that the sun shone for you both! We are so pleased to hear that you have so many wonderful memories and wish you a long and happy life together.

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on your first anniversary or however many afterwards and do not forget we offer special rates for couples returning to celebrate.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed there as a family of 4 including 2children aged 7 and 2 for a friends wedding,hotel was great,staff very friendly and helpful,lovely and clean rooms. some rooms are at the very back of the hotel and a a long walk along corridors and up and down stairs with luggage.

Room Tip: we got put in room 214 which was at the back of beyond bonus was it was next to a fire exit for easy...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review and delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay whilst attending a friend`s wedding.

It is good advice to check with reception when making your reservation as we do have such a variety of lovely rooms with some more accessible and suitable for families than others.

We hope that you will come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We really cannot complain about anything. We stayed for one night in a ground floor (dog friendly) bedroom - room 114 and were very happy with the standard of service we received. The room itself was modern, clean & comfortable and had a flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free wi-fi.
We didn't have dinner or breakfast, so cannot comment about the restaurant. neither did we use the bar, but it looked ok when we had a wander around the hotel earlier in the day. We didn't use the leisure centre, but again, it looked very nice.
Would we stay again? Yes, we certainly would.

Room Tip: Room 114 (ground floor) is available for travellers with dogs and was very comfortable.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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RonaCosh, General Manager at Ringwood Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you for taking time to write a review following your visit. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

Under private ownership the hotel enjoys the benefit of a continuous refurbishment programme, which ensures the quality of our accommodation remains at a high level.

We are delighted to welcome dogs and therefore have allocated a number of "dog friendly" ground floor rooms for this purpose.

We do recognise that dogs are often valued family members who cannot be left "home alone", so they are always made very welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you back !

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Address: Ringwood Road | Near Chesterfield, Brimington, Chesterfield S43 1DQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Chesterfield > Brimington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Brimington
Price Range: $105 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ringwood Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ringwood Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House set in 29 acres of grounds, with six acres of award winning formal gardens. The hotel is easily accessed from junctions 29 & 30 of the M1, with free parking for over 150 vehicles. The hotel is set at the gateway to the magnificent Peak District National Park, while Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall and the many varied attractions of the Peak District are within easy travel. Ringwood Hall Hotel offers 74 en-suite bedrooms including several suites, four posters and ten feature rooms which have king or queen sized beds, power showers or corner baths. The hotel has a unique Victorian kitchen garden where herbs and vegetables grown are used in the food served in our Coach House Dining Room. ... more   less 
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