My partner and I had spent a fair amount of time online looking for a decent hotel located near Alton Towers with fair prices. The task it seemed was impossible (I'm very particular about cleanliness!) that is until we stumbled upon the Rose and Crown.
We decided to stay for two nights, arrived at 10 PM the first night and were met at the door by Danny. He was extremely friendly and directed us to our room explaining about the facilities and so forth. We were asked what time WE wanted breakfast, which I thought was a nice touch rather than being told when we have to have it.
The room was lovely, the sheets were pristine white and smelt fresh and clean. The furniture was obviously new and gave the room a lovely warm feeling. The only down side was that you could hear a lot through the door, not that there was a great deal of loud noise.
Breakfast was fantastic, cereal, juice, toast, tea, coffee and a cooked breakfast made fresh! The staff were really friendly and chatty but in no way over bearing.
As mentioned we stayed over primarily for Alton Towers, it was a 10-15 min drive, really easy to get to and a great deal of fun.
Our second night we headed down to the bar for dinner, which was amazing! My partner had the chicken wrapped in bacon and I had salmon with lime, honey and soy dressing. Both dishes were simply wonderful we ate every last mouthful. We even managing to share an apple crumble with ice cream for dessert and a baileys coffee, before heading upstairs for another good nights sleep.
I cannot rate this establishment high enough, value for money, friendly, welcoming staff with clean, comfortable and cosy rooms.
Should we ever head back to Alton Towers you can bet this is where we'd stay!
Thank you to Danny and Henrietta for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rose and Crown is situated in a village 2 miles from Ashbourne and 10 minutes drive from Alton Towers. We are a freehold, family-run business, with a focus on excellent food and drink and professional service in a friendly environment. Our guest accommodation comprises of 1 family room (children are welcome in the bar) or 3 double bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Rose And Crown Hotel Middle Mayfield
- The Rose And Crown Middle Mayfield, Derbyshire