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“Afternoon tea” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel van Dyk
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clowne
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I purchased a voucher from amazon local for afternoon tea for my husbands birthday , the voucher was £29 for 2 people giving me a discount of 50% , this was the most expensive afternoon tea on offer and I was expecting something very special . On arrival we were Seated and the service was ok but we were so disappointed with the tea . There weren't enough sandwiches at all and although the cakes were nice they were nothing special , it just wasn't worth £29 and I can't imagine anyone paying the full price of £58 for what we had . I was so very disappointed .

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
10 Thank Julie C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Remembered this place from years ago and thought it central to meet up with old friends. Sat outside with drinks whilst we perused the menu, and ordered almost everything to suit all our appetites, little and large. Inside the restaurant was busy, but the service was perfect, all courses served correctly and it seemed as though nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Finishing with our coffees and tea outside, one of my friends commented so glad she came, had been put off by a previous review!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
1 Thank golfmadviv
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Called in last week with some business contacts and had a great time, we had a table in the corner so we did not disturb anyone, quick service as we needed to be away quickly, the food choices, we shared, where excellent, the waiters knew we where on a time line and sorted it perfectly...well done, got to be one for lunch

Room Tip: Nice place, close to motorway, food very good and staff looked after us, makes a change from the big...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
2 Thank Joymike
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Visited Van Dyk last Wednesday evening, for a 60th birthday meal, and sadly the whole event was far below what I would have expected from the hotel. The restaurant wasn't busy, and we were show to our table immediately. We ordered wines, both red and white - the wine waiter seemed to have no idea what to do. We explained that we each needed two glasses, as we were starting with white etc. We had to wait 45 minutes for our starters, and then when they arrived one was cold, two were tepid, and one was microwave hot. The cold dish - ham and eggs) was a real disappointment, as it was really tasty. A second bottle of white wine had been ordered as we had waited so long, and that was just dumped into the ice bucket -not even opened.
We had struggled to choose our main courses. The pork was off, no lamb, two beef choices (one was Bourguignon - and this was a very warm evening) and about six chicken dishes.) One of our party went for a cut of beef I had never heard of (cote de boeuf), and looked like an old goat's leg when it arrived, and apparently wasn't as good as that. Two went for fish and chips, which were OK, but tepid, and one for jerk chicken, which was OK.

One pudding was OK and the cheese was fine.

As you can read, it just was a very average to disappointing evening. The service was poor and attention to detail non existent. I expected better from this lovely restaurant.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
10 Thank Woofh
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Went here for a meal as we are interested in getting married here, and was not disappointed. The service was perfect and the food was sublime! The hotel itself is perfect and beautiful, and the surroundings are also nice. I genuinely cannot fault the place. Thanks for a great time!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Chose the restaurant for an anniversary celebration. We'd dined here previously and enjoyed nice food and exemplary service.
However, we started the evening with champagne and both the white and rose were decidedly lacking in sparkle for the £20 plus price tag. I commented on this to the barman who said there was no way of telling how long the bottles had been opened !
The meal in the restaurant was professionally delivered as you'd expect at circa £50 per head.
The problem occurred with the crab cakes of which 2 out of 3 contained fragments of shell :(
I commented again on both occurrences and my disappointment at the point of payment and was met with a surly response. "Did you drink it - did you send the crab cakes back ?
Well no I didn't. I wanted a stress free enjoyable meal and that is not what I received.
The reaction was less than professional and unsatisfactory and not at all what I would have expected.
Very disappointing.
Would I send things back mid meal next time ? No. I wouldn't risk visiting again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
10 Thank Julian C
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had our wedding breakfast and reception here, the staff were superb from start until finish, no request was too big! Food was excellent with various dietary requirements dealt with. Our wedding day was perfect, you can't fault this place.

Stayed October 2013
2 Thank SentanceMJ
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GailEyreHotelVandyk, Owner at Hotel van Dyk, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review,, here at hotel van Dyk we all send our Congratulations on your recent wedding and my family and our team would like to wish you both every happiness and good fortune for your future life together.
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Property: Hotel van Dyk
Address: Worksop Road | Clowne, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4TD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Chesterfield > Clowne
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clowne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel van Dyk 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Van Dyk is an outstanding example of a grade II listed building,it is family owned and managed and the impressive facade and opulent interior, provides an elegant atmosphere, for the ultimate dining experience within Albert's grill room or the Bowden Restaurant. The 15 individually designed ensuite bedrooms compliment the hotel perfectly, for any guests wishing to stay within Chesterfield area.Located near to the M1 and A1 motorways,the hotel provides the ideal location for casual or eligant dining,evening live entertainment show's as well as Small business meeting's and lunches, whilst also offering tailor made packages for Weddings, Private Parties and festive Celebrations. ... more   less 
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