Buxton

Old Hall Hotel

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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 -- perfect for exploring the Peak District
  • Mary Queen of Scots stayed here while under house arrest in the 16th century
  • Explore nearby Bakewell (famous for its tarts) and Chatsworth House -- both a 30-minute drive away

99%
"Lovely old hotel, but with all the modern touches you would expect. We had a lovely room with everything we needed. Got an excellent deal, BB&D plus a bottle of Prosecco. Couldn't complain about anything! Thank you we had a lovely visit. The food in the restaurant was excellent."
Cheryl
18 Mar, 2019 - notts, UK
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Overview

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 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 cuisine, while the 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. 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 upgraded rooms. The grandest -- Mary's Bower Room -- is believed to be part of the original building that "hosted" Mary Queen of Scots. 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Public car park (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Policies

Check-in: 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.

Pets: Dogs are allowed, in Classic Rooms only, on request and will be charged at ‎‎£20 per dog per stay.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(92 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Old Hall Hotel Buxton over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Lovely old hotel, but with all the modern touches you would expect. We had a lovely room with everything we needed. Got an excellent deal, BB&D plus a bottle of Prosecco. Couldn't complain about anything! Thank you we had a lovely visit. The food in the restaurant was excellent.
Other Comments
Great location right near the shops and plenty to see. We visited the museum, the old pump house and Poole's Cavern. Poole's Cavern is within walking distance of the hotel, which we would have done if the weather was better and we realised just how near it was to the town centre.
Cheryl 18 Mar, 2019 notts, UK
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were very spacious and food excellent
Deborah 17 Mar, 2019 stoke on Trent , UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff, all the staff. The Receptionist welcoming us by phone immediately when we booked. The waitresses were very helpful and the young chambermaids were friendly.
Other Comments
The Hotel has character. It is the oldest Hotel in Buxton. The location is ideal at the centre of Buxton.
Geoffrey 15 Mar, 2019 frodsham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff all naturally pleasant.
Other Comments
Carpeting a little tired in places.
Angela 14 Mar, 2019 manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
location, service, breakfast
Alison 13 Mar, 2019 Blyth, UK
Enjoyed Most
A lovely hotel, a real treasure of a place to stay. Clean rooms, food amazing (even for a vegetarian ) staff lovely and perfect location .
Julie 13 Mar, 2019 Dronfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location - next to Pavilion Gardens and Opera House
Ivor 13 Mar, 2019 Milton Keynes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff in all areas. Food excellent, good quality and generous.
Vivien 09 Mar, 2019 Chesterfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were lovely and helpful. The hotel knew it was our anniversary 54 years and that we spent our honeymoon there. Because of this they left us chocolates in the room and a card wishing us happy anniversary, which was a nice touch and made our visit special.
Other Comments
In a very convenient place and the parking is easy.
Maxine 09 Mar, 2019 Sheffield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food, service was very very good
Kim 08 Mar, 2019 Macclesfield Cheshire, UK

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