The building is a beautiful georgean house set in lovely, peaceful surroundings. I was there for business and check in was ok although I was placed in a ground floor room which I had to walk outside to get to! As a female i would have felt much more secure in a second floor room and inside the main building. It seemed odd to me that the males in our party were given rooms inside the building and on the second floor! The room was quite large and clean although a little tired. However, I had to keep the curtains drawn all the time as I was on the ground floor and there were no blinds. When I returned at night I had to punch in a code to open the outside door to the block of rooms which was at the back of the hotel. This was really difficult and being on my own in the dark I felt quite insecure. The next morning there was no heating in the room and no hot water! I rang reception to inform them and was told that the boiler had broken and they would bring me a plug in heater! The room was freezing - it was one of the coldest nights of the year at -5 degrees! Breakfast was ok but the menu is very limited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dovecliff Hall Country House Hotel is a "hidden gem" nestled in the delightful Staffordshire countryside. Dating back to 1790, this elegant Georgian House has been fully restored to provide a subtle blend of history with modern comfortable hospitality. Set within seven acres of beautiful gardens and adjacent to the River Dove, Dovecliff Hall is the perfect retreat if you are looking to experience peace and tranquility. Our guest rooms have been tastefully decorated and boast views of either the gardens or the River Dove. With emphasis on comfort, elegance and functionality, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower and are equipped with flat screen TVs, telephones, free WIFI access, trouser press and tea & coffee making facilities. Classic English cuisine with a modern French twist can be enjoyed in our beautiful Orangery Restaurant. Only the finest seasonal ingredients are used and wherever possible, our Head Chef uses his local suppliers. Just 10 miles from Lichfield and 13 miles from Derby, we are ideally situated if you are looking to visit Chatsworth House, Lichfield Cathedral, The Peak District, Calke Abbey, Shugborough Hall, Alton Towers or Donnington Park. We look forward to offering you a very warm welcome. ... more less
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