Our stay at The Temple Hotel was unplanned and booked at the last minute because of a double booking in the self-catering accommodation we had originally arranged. We were greeted with a friendly and warm welcome and shown up to our double room that looked out upon the bustling streets of busy Matlock Bath. The hotel itself is a beautiful building but in great need of some TLC and a lorry load of cash. The interiors were shabby and rundown, in a number of places the carpet was threadbare and wallpaper peeling. Our room was clean; however, our bathroom was small and had a dead moth smeared up the side of the tiles. On both nights we stayed we slept poorly; in the early hours of Sunday morning we were able to hear a full on row right outside of the hotel between guests. We are a couple in our late twenties/early thirties, the only one, it seemed, to stay in the hotel. Unfortunately for us, having wanted to escape to Derbyshire for some rest and relaxation, we got the complete opposite on the Saturday night because of the firework display held down by the river. On returning from dinner in Bonsall, we were unable to find a parking space and were informed by a local that parking inspectors deliberately roam the streets during these nights looking for unsuspecting victims - this frustrated us enormously. The road leading up to the hotel that night was gridlocked - had an emergency vehicle needed to drive up the hill towards the hotel they would have found it impossible. The quality of the food in both the bar and breakfast diner were brilliant - we enjoyed a meal in the bar upon arriving on Friday night and breakfast both mornings. On the whole, the polite service and the food do go some way in making up for the worn interior. But, neither of us could fathom how they can get away with charging £110 a night for rooms of such poor quality.