Old Hall Hotel
Why We Love It
- The oldest hotel in England, where Mary Queen of Scot’s was once under house arrest
- In the centre of Buxton, opposite the park and Opera House
- Lots of character in the bedrooms, which have free Wi-Fi
- Good location for exploring the Peak District
"History soaked" -- Lonely Planet
Map & Directions
Rooms & Rates
Built in 1573, the Old Hall Hotel is set in the heart of the Peak District, in the pretty market town of Buxton. It has welcomed some famous guests during its history -- Mary Queen of Scots stayed here while under house arrest in the 16th century, and author Daniel Defoe called it "a very special place".
The hotel sits opposite Buxton’s Opera House and 12-acre Pavilion Gardens park -- there are picturesque views from the restaurant. It’s an excellent base if you’re exploring the nearby Peak District National Park, and it’s an easy drive to Chatsworth House, the pretty village of Bakewell and many of the area’s famous potteries.
The restaurant serves modern British fare -- look for roast pigeon with pea tart, beetroot and goat’s cheese risotto, and morello cherry chocolate torte. A Sunday lunch menu offers more traditional fare -- a range of roasts and comfort-food desserts. The wine bar serves lighter bites and dishes such as burgers and fish and chips. In the morning, breakfast is made to order and includes dishes such as filled Derbyshire oatcakes.
The hotel has endless amounts of character, with original features throughout. Some rooms are on the smaller side and you may find the floors uneven but this all adds to the property’s charm. WiFi is free and there are four-poster beds in the upgraded rooms. The grandest -- Mary’s Bower Room -- is believed to be part of the original building that ‘hosted’ Mary Queen of Scots.
- Newspaper / magazines
- 24-hour front desk
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Check-out time is 11am National Rating Fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.