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“nice, but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hodgkinson's Hotel

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Hodgkinson's Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Matlock Bath
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“nice, but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

last room booked ,which was the smallest room, nice selection of tea, and a biscuit, however no plug socket available for kettle without crawling all over floor, nice bathroom, squeaky bed though, which when paying close on a £100.00 you really do not expect (mind you to be fair I didn't expect to finding out how squeaky the bed was!), fantastic breakfast best ive had in a long time with a great selection, really cant think of a reason not to stay there, something was missing for me atmosphere wise, but wasn't in it long so maybe that is a little unfair, would probably stop again if other two places I now know I personally prefer are booked (but not the smallest room think its called the caulk.),staff friendly enough and one big advantage is not having to walk up the hills or along the river bank to get back to bed, although we where up two flights of stairs.

Room Tip: not the smallest room, (squeaky bed)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ZoeandChris H, Owner at Hodgkinson's Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
We appreciate you taking time to review and give us feedback. We take all comments made during a guests stay very seriously and we always act on them immediately to make our guests stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We are sorry you did not experience a five star from us. We did fix the problem with the bed as soon as you mentioned it on checkout. As your stay was short, just for one night, you were not able to experience how quickly we address any comments made. Also to note we do have a plug sockets for all kettles in all rooms in convenient spots at the back or sides of the table/drawers where we place the tea trays. Unfortunately it seems you were not able to find the socket in your room and we have noted this and will place informaton on the teatray to indicate where the socket is so that no one has a similar experience as you did. Again we are sorry you did not feel you got the full Hodgkinson’s experience and atmosphere that most of our other guests have enjoyed during their stay. Perhaps you will need to come back, stay a little longer and try one of other individually designed rooms as each of our rooms are completely different everyone has a favorite!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my wife and my parents last month for the weekend. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay and we're made to feel very welcome. Rooms were immaculate and the evening meal was superb. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014
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2 Thank Michael O
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high peak, derbyshire, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

A lovely oasis amidst the "delights" of Matlock Bath. Helpful owners, good rooms and good food. Dinner was excellent value with the wine list good and not too expensive and the breakfast was more than enough!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank rogerandwendy
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uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed at Hodgkinson's Hotel in March 2014. It was relatively quiet being out of season. The building was lovely (Art Deco style) Nice open fires etc. We had one of the premium rooms £170 per night...I think!
The room was spacious and clean and continued the Art Deco theme. The bathroom had a lovely roll top bath but no shower which was a little frustrating in the morning.
The breakfast was fantastic. selection of cereal, toast and full English (all good produce)
The owners were very friendly and helped us with some suggested walks and places to go.
Didn't eat at the restaurant in the evening.
Parking around 50m away.
Nice position in central Matlock Bath. A few places to eat within walking distance
All-in-all a good stay. Everything was very good but price was top end for the stay (out of season)
Would be a 5 if not for the shower and a little high on price.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank the-custard-king
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Four of us stayed at Hodgkinson's Hotel for five nights on a business trip. Chris and Zoe were very helpful in the planning stages of our trip and looked after us very well while we stayed with them. Breakfast was perfect for filling us up for the busy day ahead and dinner on our first night was a great start to our stay.
The homemade biscuits on the tea tray in the bedrooms every day were one of our highlights!

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

The planning of a birthday surprise trip for my girlfriend started at tripadvisor.com and ended at the lovely Hodgkinson Hotel. Her initial scepticism (she’d never heard of Matlock) was swiftly dispersed, before we had even seen the room. The whole house is decorated with historic artefacts, carefully arranged and displayed to make for a homely and warm feel and to arouse the interest of the curious guest. The room (Riber) was stunningly beautiful with a romantic 4 poster bed and stylish vintage bathroom. The only modern device, the TV, was discretely placed in the corner of the room. Only the sofa left something to wish for, it was worn and not very comfortable. Everything was very clean. The room faces the main road but the double glazed windows do a sufficient job in keeping the noise out. Sheets and cushions are enough and of good quality.

Upon arrival we were greeted by the very friendly owner Chris, offered help with our luggage, shown the room and asked what our preferable breakfast time would be. All our requests e.g. for an iron and board were promptly dealt with. Best of all, when we came back in the evening from our Birthday dinner, the owners offered us a single malt whisky on the house to share with them - we couldn’t have wished for a better round off to the evening.

It should not go unnoticed that after we left and forgot my girlfriend’s shoes in the room, they were posted to us at no extra cost.

The breakfast is not the usual buffet but guests get to choose from various options, which are then freshly prepared in the kitchen. Would recommend the full English (including a great vegetarian version) as well as the eggs benedict/florentine. Of all the dishes we tried only the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon lacked flavour and texture. Dinner was also on offer but we decided to eat out.

All in all it is pretty obvious that a lot of effort has gone into maintaining the Hodgkinson Hotel and that is well matched by the effort that goes into the service. I can highly recommend coming here and using it as a base to explore the natural beauty of the Peak District or simply to relax indoors.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ChristofTbt
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

My husband booked this hotel as a surprise weekend away for our first wedding anniversary and I must say I couldn't have been delighted!! The hotel itself was beautiful to look at and our room was fantastic with lots of lovely touches to make for a perfect stay. We ate at the hotel on the first night, the restaurant was intimate and cosy with a calm atmosphere and the 3 course meal we had was delicious. When we ordered our cheese board the management offered a glass of port on the house to celebrate our anniversary which topped our dining experience off wonderfully. In the morning we were spoilt by a huge choice of home cooked breakfast which set us up for a day walking and exploring ( which Zoe and her husband kindly printed maps for!!). All in all we couldn't have asked for a better hotel, food or hospitality and would recommend it to all!!! It made our first wedding anniversary unforgettable!!! Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hodgkinson's Hotel
Address: 150 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR , England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Matlock Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Matlock Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independently owned period townhouse with 8 individually designed guestrooms and 18-seater restaurant, centrally located in Matlock Bath, ideal for access to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth House & ideal for exploring the Peak District and only 20 mins from the M1. ... more   less 
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