Old Hall 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 -- 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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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