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“Bed and breakfast at The Manor House Hotel Dronfield”

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The Manor House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dronfield
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Bletchley
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14 reviews
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“Bed and breakfast at The Manor House Hotel Dronfield”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Five members of my family plus my wife and I were in Dronfield to attend a family funeral. We were all travelling considerable distances, and as the funeral was quite late in the afternoon and post funeral reception was also being held at the hotel, we all decided to stay the night. The food and service for the wake was very good, and our evening meals and breakfast's were excellent. The standard of service and attention that we received from every member of staff was excellent.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your kind review, we hope to meet you again in the future.

Kind regards and many thanks

Danielle
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Accommodation and staff very satisfactory and staff friendly and helpful until Sunday morning breakfast when it took over 45minutes to serve our four cooked breakfasts from a simple regular menu.
Two other guests could not wait and left having had coffee & tea only.
Receptionist who was helping as waitress in breakfast room said they were busy - ?busy with only ten other guests?
Very poor service on the Sunday morning at 09.00 spoilt an otherwise enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments, I would like to pass on my apology for how long you had to wait for your breakfast, this is not a normal Sunday morning I can assure you.

With all comments we take them on board and ensure that the same thing will not happen again, I have spoken to the Head Chef and he also sends his apology.

We would like to confirm that all our food is cooked to order.

Thank you
Danielle
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Stayed for one night whist attending a 25th wedding party. Lost my car keys between the hotel and the party. The staff could not have been more helpful checking taxi firms and even made an offer of a free night accommadation whilst we made arrangements , not required but was most appreciated.Good pub type hotel. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your kind review, we was happy to help and glad that you got home (eventually).

We do hope to meet you again in the future.

Take care and kind regards

Danielle Hodge
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Swindon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

My husband and I stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend with friends. While we usually like older properties with character this hotel is not one we would want to return to. The website suggests that the hotel has been well modernised and decorated; unfortunately this can't be said for our room. While an attempt had been made to make it so, the standard of decorating was appalling, the furniture barely fitted in the room (only one bedside light), and what furniture was there was filthy with spillages from previous occupants. Our room was on the back of the hotel, which avoided any road noise but overlooked the car-park and the outside drinking space. So on the warm Saturday night when the hotel bar was packed the noise levels were excessive which meant we had to shut our windows to get to sleep, only to wake later when the room became too hot to sleep in. Perhaps if someone stayed mid-week the noise would be less as it certainly seemed quieter the second night of our stay. The bathroom was compact, but basic, and there was very little water pressure for the shower.

The rest of the hotel was fine and the reception we had as we arrived was friendly and helpful and this was repeated on the last morning of our stay during breakfast. We ate in the hotel on the Saturday night and the meal, while pricey, was very nice, although the selection was limited for someone who doesn't like very rare lamb or tuna. What we weren't told was that the hotel didn't serve food on a Sunday evening. This wasn't a problem for us as we wanted to eat elsewhere, but could have been if we'd arrived back late and wanted to eat there. The breakfasts were generous.

Overall the hotel is well located to access the sights and attractions of the Peak District, but it was really a pub with rooms or an inn rather than a hotel and if our room was anything to go by (Caron) it needs updating and thoroughly cleaned. I should also point out that either the bed or the mattress in our room does slope downwards, which makes for an interesting sleeping position.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Dear Guest

We are sorry that you have experienced an unfortunate stay with us.

We take all comments on board and always ensure that we correct things that are wrong to make sure that are put right.

We are at the moment going through all our rooms to freshen them up throughout summer and autumn, this room in particular we are making progress to ensure that it does get done immediately. I would just like to note that the furniture in the room is vintage and that is why it looks off colour with regards to the stains.

We are glad that you enjoyed your food with us and do hope that you return to see our rooms have been refreshed and some refurbished.

Kind regards and many thanks
Danielle Hodge
General Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We went there for a wedding that was closeby, lets say the friday night, before the ceremony, was a great rehersal, if you are into pub life, and think it's better not to be too far from bed, this is the place!
The breakfast is huge, perfect for hangover cleaning.
The rooms are clean, mine was small, but what else do I need but a bed and a shower.
The building being very old, you have to wait a bit for warm water in the shower, niothing too bad though.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind review, we do hope to meet you again in the future,

Kind regards

Danielle Hodge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

A great little hotel which we would visit again. The room was beautifully decorated, we had the garland room, and had a lovely olde world charm to it with the beams and low ceilings. (although my 6ft tall partner had to mind his head) The whole building seemed nicely decorated and had heaps of character.
We had lunch and breakfast here and the food tasted fresh, well cooked and well presented.
The service was very polite and prompt if a little nervous, I think there were some trainees on shift, but this was not a problem as they were well supervised.
Nice biscuits in the room. (quality loo roll. I know its a small thing but it makes a difference)
The only problems we had, which were small, were that the shower cubicle in the bathroom was tiny and the saloon style doors to the bathroom did not shut properly and left a slim gap through which you could see in and out.
The hotel is situated road side and our window overlooked the road. The road is quite busy and with the window open we could not sleep and with the window closed the room was very warm and a bit stuffy.
We would stay again but ask for a room away from the road.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

kind regards and many thanks

Danielle Hodge
General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

I thought this was an ok B&B. Good check-in and out times (2pm and 11am). Could do with a deep clean in my opinion - fried food from the pub can be smelt in the rooms. Perfectly ok for one night but I wouldn't want to stay longer.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Danielle H, General Manager at The Manor House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments, we do take all comments on board.

We are in the process of freshening all the rooms through the summer/autumn period.

Kind regards and many thanks

Danielle Hodge
General Manager
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Property: The Manor House Hotel
Address: Manor House 10-14 High Street, Dronfield S18 1PY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Dronfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dronfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Manor House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are based in a market town of Dronfield, which is 10-15 mins drive to either Sheffield or Chesterfield. The Manor House offers rooms of exceptional grace and comfort. There are 2 suites, 5 double bedrooms and 4 single bedrooms. Each room has been individually styled by a local designer to offer "an experience" rather than just a stay. ... more   less 
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