We stayed here for two nights, hoping for a nice weekend away.
As soon as we arrived, we had our first problem - parking!!! There is a car park, but when we arrived at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon, there were no spaces. We were told by the staff we would have to park elsewhere (there is a pay and display car park further down the village). Quick check-in, then directed to our room.
Our room was in the main building, above the pub. The first thing I noticed when I went up the stairs was this awful smell, it was like an old fusty smell, not nice.
Our room was horrible. I can appreciate that the building is old and retains some character, but out room was cold, old, very tired, and not that clean. I couldn't believe what I saw. The windows were rotten, the window catch was just sat broken on the window sill, the duvet cover was too small for the duvet, the bathroom was dirty and mouldy, please see the pics of all of this!!!
We didn't sleep well at all. The bed was so uncomfortable and uneven. The headboard was screwed to the wall and the bed was on wheels, which was fun! If you rolled over the bed moved away from the wall.
Breakfast - again, not good. It was a basic breakfast. Cereal, toast, tea/coffee etc. On both mornings I had to ask for a clean bowl for the cereal, the bread was still frozen and left in a basket for you to pop in the toaster, the coffee was cold, the breakfast room itself (part of the pub I think) was not that clean, just a bit grubby.
We did try to find somewhere else for the 2nd night but everywhere was fully booked. On the plus side, the TV in the room had sky sports, and on a morning there was always a newspaper to read with your breakfast. But do we really go away for a break in the country to watch sky sports and read the paper? We had a couple fo decent meals at the Peaks Inn and the Cheshire Cheese Inn, and a great lunch at the 3 Roofs Cafe, all of which are in Castleton. Blue John Cavern is worth a visit too. We like Castleton and will visit again, but we will probably stay at The Peaks Inn or the Swiss House, definately not The Castle. Beware!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a hotel in the Peak District, Innkeeper's Lodge in Castleton occupies a magical spot in a beautiful corner of Derbyshire.Nestled amongst the hills of Hope Valley, and surrounded by stark limestone crags, wild moors, sheer rock edges and intriguing caves, it's clear to see why Castleton is known as the honey-pot of the Peak District.A coaching inn since the 1800s, The Castle is tucked underneath haunted Peveril Castle, from which it takes its name. Country pubs don't come much cosier. Here you can refuel with heart-warming pub-food, well-kept cask ales and well-chosen wines, before retiring to one of the comfy, characterful rooms.The Castle is close to four show caverns, where you can explore vaulted chambers, bottomless pits, gemstone mines and underground canals via boat. There's plenty more to see and do nearby, with some of the country's best footpaths winding through the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Castleton
- Innkeeper's Lodge Castleton, Peak District Peak District National Park