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“Shabby, indifferent and overpriced”

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Charles Cotton Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hartington
Chester Cheshire
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Shabby, indifferent and overpriced”
Reviewed 13 August 2005

When we arrived there was no record of our booking, or of the £40 deposit I had paid. The staff were indifferent, complacent and non-apologetic.

In order to get a menu and to order I had to frequently go to the bar as the staff seemed reluctant to leave their conversation behing the bar.

Needless to say we booked out a day early.

The hotel is shabby and lacks direction from the management down - avoid at all costs.

Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 10 August 2005

Not quite what i expected for the money considering you can get very good B&B's in the area for about half the price. Room clean but a bit cramped. "Four Poster Bed" was actually a divan with a frame round it and net curtains. The shower wouldn't stay on the wall so you had to hold it while you showered. Good food didn't extend to a proper sausage with breakfast but an unpleasant frozen one also tinned tomatoes rather than fresh. Restaurant prices are also pricey compared to similar establishments. Warm welcome, indifferent more like. Decor definitely needs updating especially in restaurant area. Having said that we did have a pleasant enough stay in what is a beautiful location.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 5 June 2005

We also stayed at this place which is in a lovely village close to some good walks. We found the welcome indifferent, the room was very shabby and needed a clean. On the plus side the shower room was large and looked brand new. The breakfast was OK but nothing special. Would not return.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 13 September 2003

This hotel must well be contender for the worst in the Peak district.
The welcome was non existant the reception area scruffy the bedroom cramped and gloomy with a TV with such poor picture that it was unviewable. The ensuite had the most appallinging noisy plumbing I have ever come across -I can't make any comment on the evening meal as there is no way I could be induced to try a meal in this grubby establishment - Despite have driven 150 mile to get to this establishement I drove a further ten miles to find a decent restaurant in Bakewell. The breakfast looked awful too - I stuck to a cup of coffee.

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Additional Information about Charles Cotton Hotel

Property: Charles Cotton Hotel
Address: Market Place, Hartington, Peak District National Park SK17 0AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hartington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hartington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Charles Cotton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Charles Cotton Hotel is located in the beautiful village of Hartington (made famous by its cheese-making) in the stunning Peak District National Park, which can be easily reached from any part of the country. Since taking over the hotel in 2010 we have refurbished the restaurants and bar, and are designing each room to provide a sumptuous and relaxing place to stay. Outside, we have our new continental terrace dining and seating area - perfect for al fresco meals or for simply enjoying a relaxing drink. Whether you visit the Charles Cotton for a short break, lunch or dinner, or simply for coffee with friends, you'll find a relaxing place where you can really unwind. Its A Must! ... more   less 
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