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Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Castleton
Certificate of Excellence
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“What a gem of a place.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

An excellent place to spend some time in an excellent area, at a price that won't break the bank.
A very old pub with lodging rooms in a separate building. The staff are extremly helpful and friendly, I was surprised to see comments to the contrary in earlier reviews.
The rooms are of a reasonable size and very clean and well furnished.
The food is excellent. On looking at the menu we noticed there were very few vegetarian meals showing on the menu, but on asking another very helpful bar person, she went to the kitchen and returned with a bit of paper showing another six specials that the chef would do. We selected one of the meals and it was excellent.
Breakfast was included too, though it is only a continental breakfast, which may disappoint some people, but it was perfect for us, not liking vast amounts of food at breakfast.
Overall an excellent hotel and we hope to visit again soon for a little longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Hykeham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stayed two nights, staff tip top especially Trudy. Lovely log fire, good beer, pretty good food and well positioned with 6 pubs in total the furthest just 3 minutes away. Caslteton is a friendly and very scenic place to visit so dont turn your toes up before you visit as its a must. Thanks to all the staff at The Castle we very much enjoyed our visit. Mark n Mel x

Room Tip: We heard various whispers and apparently room 13 top notch we had room 5 but we liked it. very warm...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The photos really are not justice for the room we stayed in, room 12. I have a friend who recommended this place, as I said I would like to stay somewhere with a bit of a spice. Rachael told me The Castle was haunted, and may it sound crazy perfect for my 40th birthday. My boyfriend phoned and asked for the haunted room which is either room 4 or 12. Promise room 12 was a lovely modern room, a fantastic energy to a supposed haunted room.

The story is we witnessed furniture being moved around and Eddie saw a lady with her hair up in a bun wearing glasses. It is very hard to believe unless you see something yourself, I didnt see a thing as it was 4am and i had celebrated my birthday with lots of champagne i was sound asleep. The furniture move was the thing that proved to me something was there but honesly i am going back, it was a fantastic experience. And remember if you dont want to see a ghost your safe with any room apart from room 4 or 12. Castleton is a truly fantastic place, a must for outdoor people.

Room Tip: All i will say is i was shocked how gorgeous room 12 was compared to photos. maybe they are doing th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

My partner and I, decided to take a little trip not too far from home just for a break away from the normal daily grind and it was wonderful. We stayed for 2 nights at the end of September in room 17 which a previous reviewer said had damp in the corner and I am pleased to say that wasn't there when we went and the room was too warm if anything and certainly not damp. So they had obviously remedied any previous issues (always good to have a quick turn round on maintenance). The room was a bit of shock, we were expecting to be above the pub and when we were directed to this door outside the hotel, we were a little apprehensive. At first we were shocked that our door went straight on to the pub garden and it was a disabled room but we actually really came to like it. Being out on to the pub garden turned out to be a blessing we were away from everybody in a quite little corner, we didn't have anyone waking us up as they came in late at night. We were far enough away not to hear the pub garden noise but close enough to the pub to still feel part of it. We had a beautiful view out towards Mam Tor. The room was spotlessly clean and although storage space is a little tight, with a small rail we managed just fine with our weekend bags on top of the cupboard above the rail. The bathroom was huge as it was a wetroom, it was a little chilly if the extractor had been left on, but otherwise lovely, the shower was hot and powerful and it was all spotless, although the shower curtain fitted where it touched. The bed was comfortable, nice big pillows and quilts and we both slept excellently, although it does need 2 bed side tables and lamps, not 1 table, 1 lamp and a chair. I found this a little bizarre. We had food in the hotel and although not gastro pub food it is very tasty, a bit more restaurant than pub food. The staff deserve a mention as the are absolutely fantastic Hannah and Mel. Were brilliant, they couldn't do enough for you! You name it they'd help you out. Overall we thought it was a lovely room, in a lovely little quaint hotel, in a beautiful village. We would stay again and we would stay in this room.

Room Tip: Room 17 is away from the main pub looking towards Mam Tor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Spain
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173 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I understand that Innkeepers Lodge is a chain which the Castle Hotel is part of. Unfortunately it's far from obvious, having booked in the name of the "Innkeeper's Lodge" that you are actually staying at the Castle Hotel - there are huge Castle Hotel signs everywhere and a very discreet plaque on the wall saying "Innkeepers Lodge". The person delivering my case (I walked there) had the same problem.

It's the usual quaint old country pub formula, i had a large attic room with skylights rather than windows, and a huge bathroom with a bath - bliss after a long day's walk. All nice and clean with the usual trimmings.

My only gripe was with dinner, when I was served lamb with what I think were described as roasted sweet potatoes. If they had been roasted (which I doubt - more likely boiled) it was only for 5 minutes and they were so rubbery you couldn't get a fork into them and were quite inedible. I pointed this out to the waitress, who agreed, and said she would pass it on to the chef, but I heard no more. In my experience most decent places will give you some form of reparation in this event, even if it's only a free cup of coffee.

However breakfast was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I'd go back, particularly in view of the amazing value. I paid £39 as a non-refundable rate, payable in advance, rather than the standard rate which I think was about £55.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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SUSSEX
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed one night at the Castle Hotel, Innkeeper's Lodge in room 17 on the lower ground floor. On entering the room it felt cold and damp, however we left our bags and went out for the afternoon. On returning we had a good look around the room, first we found a large black mouldy damp patch on the wall near the bottom of the bed, I looked outside and could see the cause, a leaking down pipe from the gutter, the wall was wet through and obviously causing the problem inside the room.
The only place to store clothing was on an open rail with six coat hangers. No chest of drawers or bedside cabinets, so most of our clothing had to be left in our suitcases and the only place for them was on the floor, constantly in the way in this small room.
There was a large bathroom designed for disabled people with a special seat in the shower, hand rails by the WC etc. But again there was a lack of storeage space with only one small shelf and that was in the wrong place. The underside of the WC seat was stained so the cleanliness is in question.
The not so large bed was in an alcove with very little space either side, just room for a small chair on one side and a small bedside table on the other and only one bedside lamp, so if the person without the light neaded to get up in the night you had to wake up your partner or risk falling over the suitcases, and if you wasnt disabled when you went to bed you might well be by the morning.
Room 17 is NOT suitable for disabled people or wheelchair users because of lack of storeage space and size of room. For anyone else just about bearable for one night but don't expect to be comfortable. It certainly dosn't resemble the desription and photos in their pamphlet.
Our friends stayed in an attic room which had more space and furniture but lacked a window with any view, just a velux and sloping ceilings.

We stayed for lunch and diner which was basic, well cooked but overpriced. The continental breakfast was ok but when on holiday in England and out site seeing all day we want to start the day with something more substantial. Come on now we are famous for the "Full English" lets be having it.

We did complete an Innkeeper's Lodge survey where we pointed out all the faults with room 17 but as yet not received a reply.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Northampton
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Castle is an innkeepers inn and we had a lovely stay recently. The room we were given was up on the top floor and it was charming with a great bathroom, very romantic. Apparently it was a quieter room, although there was some noise from the road.

The food was good although my first night choice was not very good, apart from that the rest of the dining experience was good. Breakfast was very well laid out and all fresh, in fact better than some innkeepers we have stayed in.

We will certainly be going back to stay in The Castle, very friendly staff and easy to find.

Only down was that parking was limited.

Thank you for a lovely stay

Room Tip: If you are just going as a couple ask for a quiet room and number 14 was good, although upstairs but...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District
Address: Castle Street | Hope Valley, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Castleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Castleton
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Hotel Class:3 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for a hotel in the Peak District, Innkeeper's Lodge in Castleton occupies a magical spot in a beautiful corner of Derbyshire.Nestled amongst the hills of Hope Valley, and surrounded by stark limestone crags, wild moors, sheer rock edges and intriguing caves, it's clear to see why Castleton is known as the honey-pot of the Peak District.A coaching inn since the 1800s, The Castle is tucked underneath haunted Peveril Castle, from which it takes its name. Country pubs don't come much cosier. Here you can refuel with heart-warming pub-food, well-kept cask ales and well-chosen wines, before retiring to one of the comfy, characterful rooms.The Castle is close to four show caverns, where you can explore vaulted chambers, bottomless pits, gemstone mines and underground canals via boat. There's plenty more to see and do nearby, with some of the country's best footpaths winding through the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. ... more   less 
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