I found reviews of this hotel on late rooms website, I also looked at the hotel website and thought it looked and sounded perfect for a romantic, relaxing weekend with my gilrfriend.
The only good thing I can say about the place is that it was clean and the rooms were a good size.
The photos of the hotel are taken from an angle that does not show the road,the builders yard, the golf club... just go to google maps and zoom in, you will see what I mean about the location! That said it is quiet but not secluded.
Why would you replace a period victorian house with horrible white uvpc windows?
The hotel has a misconception that it is a luxury high quaility accomadation. It is not - poor attention to detail - no glasses for water in room, no mini bar, no satalight tv, no biscuits, no nice toiletries in the bathroom, fake marble plastic wallpaper stuff in a rather small bahthroom. The bed that we slept (or rather tried to sleep in) was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever stayed in anywere - the matress needed replacing many years ago - it was lumpy with no sping left in it. The bed was a divan type bed pushed up to a wooden headboard nailed to the wall which ment that the bed moved away fro the wall and headboard. This let the pillow fall down the gap during the night.
Breakfast did not set us for a days walking in the peaks -one small sausage , 1 piece of bacon, 2 mushrooms, 1 egg and a piece of black pudding the size of a 10p. We did not stay for dinner as when we recieved our frosty greeting on arrival we were asked to look at the previous nights menu as they had not got the menu ready for the day we were staying at (we arrived at 2pm). At £29 a head I think I would like to see what I would be committing myself for - not an unreasonable request. Even so I dont think I would have wanted to sit in the dull unatmospheric wierdly quiet dinning room.
I am amazed at other reviews of this place I think I must have stayed at a different Wind in the Willows - I think foriegn visitors may be conned into thinking they are staying in somehting very british and peroid but I think at £125-165 a night it is way over priced. AVOID THIS CHEAP REPRODUCTION RIP OFF and find a real luxury house in the country.
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- Also Known As:
- Wind In The Willows Country House Hotel Glossop, Derbyshire