We booked at short notice for a one night stay. The young woman who booked us in was helpful, cheerful and very pleasant. The room was in one of some separate buildings behind the public house. Approached up some external stairs, the room was private, with a high beamed ceiling so we didn't feel claustrophobic. Immediately obvious were a number of large stains on the carpet. This was a bit offputting. I'm afraid the stains on the carpet really affected our stay, as we couldn't help keep wondering what they were. The bed was comfortable. We both slept well. The bedding was soft and of good quality. The room was quite small with no real storage other than a short and low hanging rail. There was a bedside table at one side of the bed but nothing at the other so nowhere to put a cup of tea or other small items. The ensuite shower room was miniscule with a tiny washbasin squashed next to the tiny shower. I am only 5' 2" and not fussy but I found it hard to manage in the shower - I didn't ask my husband who is 5'11" as I knew what the answer would be ..... The grouting in the shower was slightly mouldy. The bed had no headboard, hence there was some staining to the wall behind the bed from people's heads. The room just didn't feel "loved". It was adequate for a one night stay, but we would not have stayed longer.
We had booked for breakfast which took a little time to come, and some items were forgotten but brought a little later. Again I would not like to be critical but this place charged about £64 for two people for the night including breakfast - the poached eggs were hard, the sausages were really not nice, and everything was quite cool when it arrived. For this price we have stayed in some really lovely places with great breakfasts and this really didn't match up.
Everybody we met was pleasant, courteous and helpful.
Matlock itself is wonderful with amazing views, walks and quirky little areas.
This is under new management so I am sure they have everything in hand to improve things as potentially this is a lovely place.
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