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Review of BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good value stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Having little knowledge of the area this hotel was selected almost on a 'pot luck' basis but we left feeling as if we had hit on a real winner. We booked four nights B&B in a 'Junior Suite' and felt it excellent value for money. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable with all furniture and fittings in very good condition. The rest of the hotel was very much the same and at the opposite end of the furnishing/decor spectrum to many more recent hotels which have bare minimalist surroundings. To add to all of this the hotel has extremely attractive gardens which enhance the views from the conservatory style dining room. I must also commend the staff, every one of whom was pleasant, cheerful and helpful. I can sympathise with critical guests who are used to full buffet style breakfasts and who would prefer this to having the cooked element waiter served. I can only comment that we found the breakfasts most acceptable; this view possibly coloured by the availability of items such as green figs, smoked haddock and kippers which are favourites and not always found even in pricier hotels than this.
There were a few minus points but these did not detract from our enjoyment. These included rather slow service at dinner on the first night. That, in addition to a fairly limited menu led us to eat out on other evenings. In addition, the bar was not permanently manned after dinner, occasionally involving a search for a member of staff. Finally, I reported a slow draining bathroom sink on the first morning of our stay. Three days later it did not seem to be attended to as emptying time could still be measured in minutes on our last morning.
Regardless of these quibbles we would certainly stay at the Lee Wood again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon.

Yours Sincerely

John Millican
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

From the moment we arrived at this hotel to the moment we left we were made to feel welcome by all of the staff. We booked a one night stay to allow us to attend a concert at the Buxton Opera House and we could not have made a better choice. It is within easy walking distance from the Opera House and the town centre. The room was fabulous and we really enjoyed the breakfast. The caring and friendly staff could not do enough for us. If you have time we would recommend visiting the Buxton Museum which although small is highly informative with displays documenting Buxton throughout time - suitable for all ages. Thanks again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor, We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon.

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John Millican
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Chose this hotel to celebrate my 60th birthday with my wife and friends.The service and location was first class. Most enjoyable stay and would come again. One minor concern is the hill where the hotel is located it is very steep.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank blackcats085
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Yours sincerely

John Millican
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a wonderful weekend we have had (20 of us aged from 7 to 96) at this hotel, where nothing was too much trouble. Our numerous requests were always met with a smile. The food for our party was efficiently served and of excellent quality. Our rooms were spotlessly clean, of a good size and with modern bathrooms. The staff also ensured that we were able to sit together again for breakfast. Well done to all the staff, especially Matt. We are already planning to return next year.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolyn H
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor, we are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your weekend away and you are planning to return again in 2014! I will pass your comments onto Matt and the team as they always love to hear back from happy residents. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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John Millican
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had stayed previously at this hotel and decided that its friendly and efficient staff, clean and attractive rooms and public areas and the excellent food provided were ideal for our celebration. We invited our family to join us for this weekend and they agreed with us that their stay was really enjoyable and they were made very welcome by all the staff. We were all delighted with the excellent breakfasts and the dinner that we had in the hotel and we were grateful to be given a lovely big guest room where members of our family could join us when they wanted. It was a great weekend in a very good hotel in a lovely part of the country.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann N
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on trip Advisor. We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always do our best to make your special occasions that little bit more special and I hope on this occasion your Golden Wedding Anniversary was celebrated in style! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again very soon.

Yours Sincerely

John Millican
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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630 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

About 50 of us descended on this unknown hotel to celebrate 3 peoples "special" birthdays. the service was excellent as was the food and drinks which were very reasonably priced. We did not stay overnight but we were informed that the accommodation was very good too. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike M
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor. We are really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and your meal. We enjoyed having you dine with us especially the great idea of changing places after every course! We hope that you choose to stay with us again.

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John Millican
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We usually stay at Best Western Hotels, so this was the obvious choice for us when we decided on a weeks holiday in Derbyshire, based in Buxton. The Lee Wood Hotel is ideally situated, only a short walk away from the heart of the town with its pretty parks, various restaurants and cafes, shopping and theatre. All the staff were great, really friendly and very helpful throughout our stay. Between them they created a really warm and welcoming atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely room overlooking the cricket and bowling greens at the front of the hotel which was clean and well furnished, with plenty of storage space and a comfortable bed. Breakfast in the light and airy conservatory was a real pleasure, with plenty of choice, well cooked, well presented, and served with a smile every time. We ate dinner in the restaurant twice, both times it was excellent.Overall, a really nice hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elaine c
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John M, Owner at BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to leave your comments on Trip Advisor. We are really pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon.

Yours Sincerely

John Millican
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Property: BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel
Address: The Park, Buxton SK17 6TQ, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Lee Wood Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Buxton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Buxton Lee Wood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lee Wood Hotel is set in its own grounds with mature gardens and is just 200metres from the Buxton Opera House. All 38 rooms are individually furnished and offer all the amenities that you would expect. There is complimentary internet access in all bedrooms and public areas and there is no charge for car parking within the hotel grounds and its vicinity. The hotel offers extensive conference and meeting facilities and is Buxton's leading venue for weddings and other celebrations being able to host from 5 to 225 guests. The Lee Wood is also well known for the quality of its Elements Restaurant which is situated in the conservatory and where an extensive choice of dishes are on offer. We look forward to welcoming you to our country house style hotel. ... more   less 
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