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“Fantastic weekend”
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Alison House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cromford
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic weekend”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Thank you for a fantastic weekend. The Hotel is dog friendly, rooms are spacious clean and comfortable and set in lovey grounds and the staff are very friendly. The food was great and set menu was good value. Hotel is an ideal location, away from the main road and easy walking distance to the mill, canal and high street.
We celebrated my sons 21st birthday the weekend 27/28 June and booked 4 rooms. We stayed in the oaks cottage, this is spacious and has a separate kitchen & lounge room with sofa bed. This was ideal for all the party guests to meet and have tea & cake. However, the carpet could do with a steam clean, but this probably gets dirty due to direct access from car park and being dog friendly.

Overall highly recommended and We will definitely come back.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

So pleased we found this little hotel.Just come back from a one nights stay with our Whippet Minx.The hotel is very dog friendly,wouldnt have thought any other dogs had been in there. We had an evening meal there and the food was lovely.Breakfasts were very good with an excelent choice on offer.The gardens a super and well kept.Well situated for sight seeing in the area,cant understand why someone said it was hard to find as it was well signposted! The staff are great,only too happy to help,keep up the good work! Looking forward to a longer visit next time.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel is excellent. Set in lovely grounds yet near to many amenities it is a peaceful oasis of calm and tranquillity. The clean and comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful staff made this a very pleasant stay. It is convenient for local attractions such as Crich Tramway museum, the Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House and nearby Carsington Water which are all well worth a visit. The food served in the restaurant was excellent wit ha varied menu. We will certainly be staying here again !

Room Tip: We had room 5 which was very pleasant and airy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed overnight and found the grounds to be beautiful. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff were very helpful and friendly. There is a historic feel to this hotel and it's furnishings. We ate at the hotel and the dinner was ok although not exceptional but for on site ease of eating a meal it was ideal. Breakfast had a good choice.
This is a nice stay if you are on route to the deeper Peak District. We walked into Cromford itself which is about five minutes from the hotel and it was quite limited with many restaurants closed on a Monday we found. If you are looking for some better looking pubs, restaurants and shops I would recommend driving about 2 miles down the road to Matlock itself. We only drove through but it was much prettier with a larger selection of places to go.
The hotel is only half an hour from Bakewell which is a beautiful example of a quaint Peak District town which I would highly recommend.

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Stoke on trent
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on June 15th.there was a wedding party while we were staying but it make no difference as the service we received was excellent . Our room had great views of the surrounding countryside . The breakfast was very good with plenty of choice and cooked to perfection. The staff were very friendly and made is feel welcome. It a few minutes drive to Matlock but worth the journey

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had warned the hotel that we would be arriving late and despite the fact that there was a wedding in progress we were given an outstanding welcome. Our room was clean, well equipped with a comfortable bed and had a lovely view of the grounds. It was also huge, slept four and would be great for a family. Breakfast was good. As we left, the staff were once again helpful and clearly took an interest in enabling their guests to enjoy their stay in this fascinating village. This is a traditional hotel where you will get a warm Derbyshire welcome.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had our local car club national weekend at Alison House. We couldn't have been made more welcome. Super friendly staff, fantastic food, evening dinners and breakfasts.
Our room was great, large and airy and very clean, just what you need.
The hotel is in a beautiful setting and only a very short walk into the village of Cromford. Easy access to the rest of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
The hotel has family rooms and also caravan and camping facilities.

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Property: Alison House Hotel
Address: Alison House Intake Lane, Cromford DE4 3RH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Cromford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cromford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alison House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within 7 acres of peaceful grounds and gardens, just a short walk from Cromford and Matlock Bath, this elegant Georgian-style House offers locally sourced food, free Wi-Fi and parking.Originally built by the Arkwright family and set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, this recently renovated 18th Century Country House is the ideal base for those wishing to explore the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. With its tranquil surroundings and relaxing atmosphere, it evokes an elegant charm that is almost impossible to resist. All of the 16 en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated and serviced to the highest of standards. As one would expect from a property of this calibre, all rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, including Single, Small Double, Classic Double or Twin and Deluxe Room types as well as delightful self-catering cottage located just across the courtyard. Alison House is pet friendly and they accept well-behaved dogs in their Ground Floor rooms at a small charge.Overlooking the gardens, the elegant restaurant has earned a well-deserved reputation amongst locals for the quality of its cuisine. With the emphasis on using fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible, they offer a classic British menu and an extensive wine list.With such wonderful surroundings and great facilities, the Hotel is the ideal venue for special occasions particularly weddings where they have three rooms licensed for the ceremony. The self-contained Garden Suite is also perfect for a variety of business events and is fully equipped to cater to all kinds of meetings, seminars and training courses.The Hotel is situated in the heart of Derbyshire in the village of Cromford just a 7 minute drive from Matlock. They also ample on-site parking for all guests. The city of Derby is just under a 30 minute drive away and offers excellent public transport links. There is also a local train station at Cromford just a 20 minute walk from the Hotel. For those flying in, East Midlands International Airport is a 45 minute drive away.The surrounding Derbyshire countryside is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and nowhere is this more evident than the nearby Peak District National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will certainly be in their element and there are plenty of footpaths and walks in the immediate area, rock-climbing, potholing and caving in the many limestone dales as well as canoeing and sailing on the River Derwent or Carsington Water. Other nearby attractions include the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, a fantastic hill-top park with its own cable car system, the Blue John Cavern in Castleton, a fascinating series of underground caves, and the family-fun of Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park. There are also several stately homes and gardens just a short drive from the Hotel including the magnificent Chatsworth House and the enchanting Haddon Hall. ... more   less 
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