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Alison Park Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“In desperate need of updating”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This accomomodation was booked through another website by my sons who arranged an evening stay as a surprise for myself and my partner, I am afraid to say, first impressions was a lovely period style building but once we entered it was reminiscent of cheap hostel digs, the reception area was awful and in a cramped space, the carpets en route to the room were badly stained, once we entered the room room there was a very strong smell of cooking from the kitchen, the decor was like something out of the 60's.. the room suffered bad condensation, the shower was very weak in pressure, the bed so uncomfortable we were awake from 4 in the morning watching TV to pass the time of the night, the staff during breakfast were however very nice and friendly and the breakfast was good..We will not be returning I am sorry to say. of all my reviews on this website this is the only bad one!! I do try to be fair and honest with my opinions.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

My wife and I stayed here overnight for a concert last week. We booked directly with The Hotel rather than use Latebookers because the owner stated that the Latebookers price only related to two nights or more.
We asked for, and got, a quiet(ish) room and my request for feather pillows was met. The Hotel is certainly convenient for The Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and the town centre and the car park is adequate
Both owners were warm and hospitable, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast tasty.
My only negative comments would be that the tv is minuscule in this day and age and the room looked as if it could do with an up-date.... our room looked as though it had mildew on the thick walls of this old building.
We are widly travelled and I think a tarriff of £75 per room would be fair and earn this place 10/10. For £100 we wouldn't stay here again

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Enjoyed 2 night stay at the Alison our room was comfortable but the mattress was not !! shower needs new grout as it was black in some places, but shower worked fine.had tea /coffee/hot chocolate/biscuits in room.breakfast was really good staff were polite .we had a drink in the hotel bar when we got back in one night and was relaxing. we don't think the room was worth £78 a night. It was a five minute walk to the centre a lovely walk through the pavillion gardens.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

First I'd like to say that from start to finish, the customer service was exceptional. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately, the room decor was rather dated and would benefit from some painting and new flooring (the carpet was stained in multiple places). As dogs are allowed at this establishment, there was quite a bit of black dog hair on the carpet, which was slightly off-putting to me as I'm not a dog owner. Perhaps identifying set rooms to allow dogs, or getting flooring that can be swept would help remedy this issue. This hotel is in a good location, close to the gardens and a short stroll into the town centre. Finally, the breakfast was very good. Overall, if a few updates were made and the dog hair issue was resolved, I'd be more than happy to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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UK
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Just stayed one night and although the bed was comfortable, the rest of the room was a bit depressing with an old tv not able to get a radio programme.
Shower was a trickle and grout was all black in places, paint has been peeling off and then just overpainted. On the plus side, the breakfast was very good, in the nice conservatory and it was very convenient for the town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aberdare, Wales
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

whenever i read other peoples reviews I always exclude the best and the worst. then i make up my own mind based on the others on whether i will stay there. this hotel is what you would expect from a traditional town hotel that is family run. the most important thing for me is that the staff are friendly and that the hotel is clean. Certainly they were here and although others may say the place is dated. Well i suggest they continue to stay in budget hotels where all rooms are identical and characterless and give room for those who enjoy such hotels that have character.
We paid £80.00/night for a double room (Room 209) and stayed there for three nights.the room is more than adequate size with a bathroom which has a small bath. Though my 16st frame still managed to lie in it. although the stairs is rather narrow to access the top floor, for those who found difficulty, there was a lift for the suitacases.
Breakfast was more than adequate and I can only commend the staff for keeping the cereals fresh and contaminant free in their plastic containers. (what's wrong with tuperware?)
We had one evening meal there. nothing paricually exiting on the menu and was disapointed that the vegetarian option was not homemade. The traditional pork dinner though was up to standard.
there is a small bar serving a variety of drinks. No draught beer but they do sell bottled real ale. checking in and checking out was very efficient with all details sorted out easily on arrival and departure.
the location of the hotel in buxton is ideal for walking into the town and buxton itself is a good base for exploring the peak district. Shame is that the railway only goes one way to Manchester.
Generally we enjoyed our three days at the hotel and believe it was good value for money. Give me this type of family run hotel even with its minor problems rather than boring budget hotels that are popping up everwhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

This hotel is in a great location situated in a quiet road, a very pleasant walk through the park takes you to the Opera House.
The hotel is a lovely building from the outside but is very dated once you get inside. The reception is a cramped, tiny counter in the corner of a small hallway. The lounge area seems to consist of several small linking rooms, one leading through to a pleasant conservatory which is the dining room. The furniture is quite drab, rather dated and not very attractive. The stairs are narrow and awkward if you are carrying luggage. Our bathroom was very basic with old worn lino on the floor and a seventies- style avocado green bath. An old kitchen chair was the only place to put your clothes while bathing.
We found the bed to be very hard and we are unused to blankets so were not very comfortable. However there was a generously stocked hospitality tray in the room and the towels were plentiful and nice quality.
The only meal we had was breakfast which could best be described as adequate. The cooked food looked OK but the choice of cereals was very limited and were in unattractive plastic containers on a central table. The fruit consisted of tinned mandarin oranges or prunes and there was yoghurt, fruit juice and toast. The staff were very friendly and helpful but the hotel itself looked as if it could do with a make-over. I didn't feel it was good value for money at £50 each per night i.e. £100 for a double room.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alison Park Hotel
Address: 3 Temple Road | Derbyshire Peak District, Buxton, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Buxton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Alison Park Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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