We booked a spa morning at The Palace Hotel whilst we were camping in the Peaks. Lets start by saying that the men's changing rooms were absolutely awful. Mould growing on the walls, the smell of damp everywhere, rotting wood, paint hanging off the walls.... i was amazed it was even allowed in its current condition. The toilets and showers on our campsite were 100% better, cleaner, and more befitting of a 4 star hotel than these were! (Staden Grange Campsite, Buxton). I'm told the womens changing rooms were better. We then ventured into the pool. It is very dated and the smell of mouldy damp continued. The sauna and steam room were better but with only two plastic loungers to lay on by the pool we were underwhelmed to say the least. The only reason i have given this two stars rather than one is the massage. I was asked if the pressure was ok, it was in a nice room and the staff member was very accommodating. Lunch was included in our package which was basic but tasty. The other issue was having to be asked on 4 different occasions in our 4 hours at the hotel if we had paid!
This place is in desperate need of updating and a deep clean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Victorian Palace Hotel sits in 5 acres of landscaped gardens in the spa town of Buxton. Ideally located for visiting Buxton Opera House and exploring the Peak District National Park, Britain's first National Park and one of the country's most popular walking destinations, this hotel has an imposing facade and opulent interior to provide an unforgettable backdrop for any occasion. With 122 bedrooms, including 12 premium rooms, a Health & Leisure club with swimming pool, gym and beauty rooms, and a restaurant using local ingredients to prepare British and Continental cuisine, it's the perfect spot for a country town retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Buxton
- Palace Buxton
- Buxton Hotel Palace
- Barcelo Buxton
- Hotel Palace Buxton
- The Palace Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire