We stayed at Fischer's Baslow Hall for one night on our recent trip through England and Wales. We were in one of the garden rooms, apart from the main house, which was very nice and roomy. Modern bathroom, nice amenities. I actually have no complaints about the room itself. We stayed on a Saturday night, and our travel agent had to get special permission for us to book a room for just one night, since they usually require guests to book both Friday and Saturday nights. In addition, guests on Friday and Saturday are "required" to eat in the dining room.
It's important to note that the owner's of Baslow Hall consider themselves to run a "restaurant with bedrooms" rather than a B & B, so I guess that might partially explain the attitude that colored all of our interactions with the front desk staff. When we checked in, we almost felt that we were somehow interfering with the day's events. I realize that since this isn't a B & B some indifference might be expected, but a palpable unpleasant air colored both the check in and check out process.
As required by their policy, we did in fact eat our evening meal in the restaurant. The meal was adequate if you like that sort of food (my companion does, I do not particularly), but even my companion agreed that it was dreadfully overpriced. With all the emphasis on the quality of the restaurant, one wonders why overnight weekend guests must be compelled to eat there. The dining room staff were, however, much more pleasant than the hotel staff person we dealt with.
Overall, the room was fine, but I would definitely not expect to feel at all welcomed, and I would avoid the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fischer's at Baslow Hall is still the foremost restaurant in the region having been placed No. 41 In a list of 50 top restaurants in the UK by the Good Food Guide 2016. Head Chef Rupert Rowley serves Michelin star modern European cuisine in the Grade II listed Manor House on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate in Baslow village. Eleven bedrooms are individually styled with an emphasis on comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fischer`s Baslow Hall Hotel Baslow