Location is just perfect with lots of things to do around without driving far. On arrival the site and the lodge was very impressive and the fact that we got their early and let in was a bonus.
It was very cold outside but the lodge held its heat well. On arrival the lodge did look clean but some old crisps and some ladies tights were found. There were a few other issues such as mold in one of the bedrooms and the washing machine did not work but when I went to reception a new washer was placed and the mold was cleaned. They fixed these very promptly but a little apology might had gone far. The Swimming pool was good fun and it was free but the gym, spa and indoor play area you do have to pay for. The indoor play area is not cheap when you have 3 children and you only get two hours but well worth a visit.
The forester was quite slow and then we were over charged £14 but the food was good so as long as you’re not in a rush I would go again. Overall we really liked the site it’s not one of the cheapest out there but the location makes up for it. As it is a bit more expensive than others little touches might have been nice like a dishwasher tablet, washing up liquid and extra toilet roll.
Would we go back? Well yes at the right price because all the above are only little issues and I would like to go back without the snow so the kids could have a really look around the site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Peak District, Darwin Forest is a 5-star holiday park in a delightful woodland setting. Accommodation is in modern self-catering lodges with everything provided for a great family holiday. Lodges sleep form 2 to 8 people. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, indoor play area, bar/restaurant, tennis, beauty therapy, soft play and woodland walks. Darwin holds the David Bellamy Award for Conservation at Gold standard and a Visit England Award for Excellence. Handy for Chatsworth, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and all the sights of the Peak District. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darwin Forest Country Park Hotel Two Dales