Old Hall Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This "history-soaked establishment is supposedly the oldest hotel in England", says Lonely Planet
- The property is in the pretty spa town of Buxton -- a perfect base from which to explore the Peak District
- Mary Queen of Scots stayed here while under house arrest in the 16th century
- You can explore nearby Bakewell (famous for its tarts) and Chatsworth House -- both are a 30-minute drive away
Built in 1573, Old Hall Hotel is in the pretty market town of Buxton, which is surrounded by the Peak District National Park. It has welcomed some famous guests during its history -- Mary Queen of Scots stayed there 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.
Dinner can be taken in either the cosy Cockerel Wine Bar with the ambience of the old coaching inn, or in the stylish restaurant. Expect a menu of hearty British fare made with local, seasonal ingredients. Breakfast is made to order and includes dishes such as filled Derbyshire oatcakes.
The hotel has plenty 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. Wi-Fi is free and there are 4-poster beds in the higher-category rooms. The grandest -- Mary's Bower Room -- is believed to be part of the original building that "hosted" Mary Queen of Scots.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 100% smoke-free
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Public car park (fees apply)
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Facilities for guests with special needs
Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 or under. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £5 per night for children aged 12 and under in Classic or Executive Rooms, £10 per night for older children and adults in Executive Rooms only. This includes breakfast.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £5 per night for children aged 12 and under in Classic or Executive Rooms, £10 per night for older children and adults in Executive Rooms only. This includes breakfast.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per pet per day. Dogs only, and only allowed in Classic Rooms.
Dogs only, and only allowed in Classic Rooms.
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