I am always very reluctant to write bad reviews and as with a previous reviewer of this hotel, I should say that this only relates to the room 01 (hopefully!).
A previous reviewer experienced a similar issue a year earlier so clearly there is a problem.... this room at £110 per night is simply not worth the money - indeed at half that it would be poor value.
The room is located very close to the kitchen area and is subjected to a combination of very noisy extraction units, the smell of chips cooking and heat that makes sleep near impossible. During my stay I found myself moving the net curtains away from the windows in the hope that a faint breeze might cool the place down ... but the temperature just stayed high through the night.
At £110 per night I didn't really expect to see a sign advising me that the hot water would quite possibly run out at times of peak usage and that if I hung around for 30-40 minutes, there was a chance the tank would be up to temperature again.
The shower comprised a bath mixer with a pull up knob that diverted water to the shower head...except it still kept running water from the tap into bath even when in the shower position. This wasted hot water and presumably added to the already precarious supply problem identified by the sign.
Why did I (and others) pay £110 a night? well it's very difficult to get accommodation in the area for one night only and I presume that supply and demand scenario allows this establishment to take advantage of that fact. In retrospect I may have been better off paying for a guest house for two nights and only staying one.
The staff .... excellent and I have no complaints whatsoever about people who were attentive and courteous.
This is a nice property in a nice area that is let down by a poor room - surely it makes sense to fix the issues
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 18th-Century Restaurant/Public House with 8 beautifully appointed double en-suite bedrooms. Situated just 1 minutes drive outside the Peak District National Park we are well situated for all local amenities including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the towns of Matlock and Bakewell. Nestled to the rear of the Pub, alongside the the River Derwent we also have 29 hard standing pitches with electric-hook-up to accommodate Touring Caravans and Motor homes, facilities here include Hot Showers, Toilets, Chemical Toilet disposal and Washing Up facilities. ... more less
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- Grouse And Claret Hotel Rowsley
- Grouse And Claret Rowsley, Derbyshire