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The Temple
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A small but nice hotel. I have stayed there several times and I find it really good. Very cosy pub with some nice beers. The full English breakfast is good. Nice location close to the centre of Matlock Bath.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Temple is an excellent hotel and is good value. Our room (Room 6) was a good size and well appointed with a good breakfast tray (including shortbread biscuits) and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was large including a bidet and lots of various shampoos, lotions to use. Breakfast was excellent. The bar is cosy and well used most nights if slightly pricey.One important point- the view from the Hotel is fantastic- because it's up a steep hill! (PS- the path directly opposite the hotel is the easiest way down to the town). (PPS- avoid weekends if you can- the town is overrun with bikers). Highly recommended

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during the summer which was nice as lovely view over the river and so we thought we'd have a winter mini break there too which the room was freezing even after askin for a heater which they was happy to provide just didn't throw out much heat so I'd advise sound for the summer but bring your thermals for winter
The bar has a lovely open fire
And the breakfast was lovely
And the staff are well friendly
Well be goin back again just firing the warmer months

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I've been bringing walking groups to this area for several years and I have always stayed at the Temple. I think this was the best stay yet now that many of the improvements to the building have been completed. My partner and I were very satisfied with our room, which was clean and spacious; and as with all previous trips we haven't been disturbed with any noise as the place sits up above the promenade.
Pride of place goes to the breakfasts which for variety, quality and quantity are among the very best I've had in any guest house. The other thing that draws us here is the real ale: for the beer drinkers (not to mention a super range of Scottish malt whiskies!) this remains one of the top destinations in Matlock area.
Finally the spacious (and free to guests) car park has always easily accommodated all of our group's vehicles whilst the town is also well-connected with public transport.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank B0bSteel
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I love this hotel. It's nothing fancy, but man is it comfortable and they really look after you. Feels like you're a spoilt child gone home for the weekend!

The views from our room were phenomenal, and the bar needs bigging up a big with the open fire and choice of real ales. Breakfast filled us up without being too heavy and the home made jams were a special touch.

I'm sure they were really busy, but made us feel like the only people there with personal service and recommendations of where to go walking. Plus I LOVED the reminders stuck about the hotel about the clock changes...

Room Tip: Room 12 is the "poster" room for the double and has great views over the hills and the Pav...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Having spent a couple of nights at this hotel, the first of which we felt was cold and unwelcoming,as unbeknown to us the boiler had been a problem--now fixed. The room we had was a little old fashioned and had a slight musty smell but this was offset by the pleasantness of the staff and an excellent breakfast.
The hotel sign, written on an obelisk was difficult to see, therfore directions/signage could be better.
There is a very well stocked bar with plenty of space, reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Have a look at more than one.Try the front as they are ones with a good view.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Mike C
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ChrisTemple, Owner at The Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Our boiler was having it's annual service when you checked in and has not been a problem. If you had let us know that you felt cool in your room we could have provided you with an extra heater.
We always find it quite sad that the first we know of a guests discomfort is when it is posted on trip advisor.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We stopped off at Temple Hotel to eat dinner with a relative who stayed in the hotel. I have to say we were not disappointed, the food was really tasty and definitely made to order and the price was very resonable too. Other the the food, the service was good from the friendly staff and my children we're delighted by the table full of board games in the corner which they enjoyed tucking into nearly as much as they're yummy food!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RussLaws
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ChrisTemple, Owner at The Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Thank you for your great comments we really appreciate this. We feel we must write a comment as we have ceased doing bar food and we are now only doing food for pre booked groups. This has not been an easy descision to make as we know many people have commented on what a nice meal they have had with us. Our chef has now taken early retirement and as we have so many places to eat in and around Matlock Bath we will not be filling his position. We are happy to help any guest find a suitable place to eat.

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Address: Temple Walk | Matlock, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Matlock Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Matlock Bath
Hotel Class:3 star — The Temple 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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