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Blenheim House
Ranked #1 of 2 Etwall B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Took my Gf to stay here on her birthday weekend , the day before we went to Dovedale it was a great place to stay ...and was not very far from the Peak District ....worth staying a few more miles out for a quality place to stay . Great bar area ...and the english breakfast was just what we needed to set us up for a days walking ....great village too with some nice pubs , we started at the bar here and did a mini pub crawl in the village ...was great fun , defo will be coming back .

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review of the Blenheim House. We are pleased you found us and the village of Etwall and we agree it is a lovely village and county. We hope you enjoyed you walk through the Peak District and we look forward to seeing you again. We really appreciate the time you have taken to leave your review this really helps our ratings with TripAdvisor and helps towards the high scores we are achieving for our rooms and food. Many thanks.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Found this quite by chance when working in the area. Stylish bar area, and the room i have used each trip has been excellent - clean and comfortable. But the real reason for returning is the excellent food. The restaurant menu is very good (if not cheap) - I particularly enjoyed the chorizo risotto for starter. The bar meals are quite varied, and if you can finish a pizza then you are doing better than me - but very tasty. Breakfast is great with a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, abd the items on the cooked breakfast were all of a high standard.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Good morning and thank you for the excellent review you posted about the Blenheim House. We are glad you found our 'little gem' of a place and took the chance to try us. We work very hard to keep our standards high and are very proud of this and pleased that you found this too. Our reputation locally is growing for the food we serve both in the restaurant and also our bar food. We look forward to seeing you back in Derbyshire soon. Thanks once again.
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I stayed with a friend while cycling from Birmingham to Derby. The location suited us as we didn't want a city hotel. I liked the look of this hotel- it was stylishly decorated and furnished and the price was reasonable.
Our room was very comfortable but was a little on the small side. It was also at the front of the hotel and because it was warm, we wanted the window open. Unfortunately that meant some noise from the road. I would suggest a blackout blind for the rooms at the front because the light from the streetlighting is very bright.
The shower room was compact although it had everything you needed.
The food was excellent. It was expensive- in fact dinner for the two of us, with wine, cost a little more than the room, but it was worth it. Delicious! I would recommend this hotel and I would stay here again if in the area but I would ask for a room at the back during the summer months. The service was good and the owner was happy for us to bring our bikes inside the porch area for security.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Good afternoon and many thanks for the recent review on the Blenheim House. We are pleased your room was comfortable, although a little compact and close to the road and are happy that this has not put you off visiting us again. You will be pleased to hear that we are looking at the pricing, but not the quality, of our restaurant menu in an effort to make it a little more price sensitive. Thank you once again, we hope very much to see you again.
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Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Went there for dinner and the overall experience was good. Decor, ambience and service are all great - it is a perticularly smart and comfortable property.

What did strike us as odd was their seemingly total obsession with unnecerrarily complicated and flouncy words on their menu. I don't have any perticular with this but what dissapinted me is that the waiter couldn't really explain some of the terms. If you are going to use these words and charge £15 to £24 a main I think informed staff isn't too much to ask.

The food was good but I think at the price point there is better around. I think if they reduced their prices a bit and reduced the unnecessary complexity of the food it would be a massive success.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to submit a review on your experience of the restaurant at the Blenheim House - Etwall. We are pleased that you found the décor, service and food all great but were not too impressed with the wording chosen by our chef for the menu. We certainly don't wish to put potential customer off and with this in mind our next menu which is out this month will be less 'flouncy'. We are also widening the choice and prices on both our restaurant and bar menus to create a more even option to both. We thank you for your comments and hope to act on them. Phil
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Linwood, Paisley
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed two nights B&B at this lovely hotel in Etwall. Room spotlessly clean as was the bed linen and towels. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Had a slight problem with the shower and when reported was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The breakfast choice was excellent and very toasty. So nice to be greeted in the morning by a such a cheery proprietor. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on Tripadvisor, we very much appreciate it. We are pleased you enjoyed your weekend with us and that you found your room and bed comfortable and clean and the staff, particularly Phil to be friendly and happy we hope it started your day off in the right mood. Many thanks again.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Stumbled on this little hotel quite by chance and WOW am I pleased that I did. From the warm welcome we received upon booking in, to the gorgeous bedroom and the tasty breakfast we couldn't fault a thing. Our room was spotless, and tastefully decorated. The bed was so comfy we didnt want to get up and the bedding was just perfect. A return visit in the near future is a definite and I can certainly say that if you are looking for somewhere to stay with romance in mind then this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Good afternoon Helen, thanks for the brilliant review you gave on the Blenheim House. We are also glad you found us too and so pleased you had a lovely romantic stay. We are very proud of the Blenheim and love its quirky mix of old and new features which make it such a unique and romantic place to stay overnight and also to dine. We hope we see you again soon, many thanks.
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

If ever in Derbyshire, be sure to stay at the truly homely Blenheim House for that real feeling of being "at home". The owners are great - food, delicious - especially the full Derbyshire breakfast!
Everything was on the top line. I've already been twice and it won't be my last time. Great environment and staff.

Espanoles por el mundo, cuando en Derbyshire (campina inglesa por excelencia). Trato cien por cien personalizado. Comida excelente. Es una pasada!

Room Tip: Como este hotel esta en un pueblo el campo, todas las habitationes son silenciosas
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, 18 June 2013
Good afternoon, thanks for taking the time to write the great review you have posted on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that your experience of the Blenheim was all it should be and we very much look forward to seeing you again next year, thanks again.
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Property: Blenheim House
Address: 56 Main Street, Etwall DE65 6LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Etwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Etwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blenheim House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blenheim House Hotel and Restaurant is set in the beautiful village of Etwall. A former 17th century farmhouse the Blenheim has been lovingly restored into a nine bedroom hotel with an excellent A la carte restaurant and traditional home cooked lounge menu. With inviting open fires, rich plush furnishings mixed with the contemporary style decor the Blenheim offers a warm and comfortable welcome to all. ... more   less 
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