We had been given a two night stay, through travelzoo, as a wedding present. The hotel is a 19th century industrial barons home that was donated to the local community. The main market seems to be weddings but that is not a problem. The building has been very sensitively modernised and the gardens are a particular feature as they are being recreated but without trying to be absolutely as built, more of a modern,practical style. We upgraded to a suite, the Hardwick Suite, as this appeared to give us more space and a jacuzzi, which we enjoyed using. The decor in the hotel is very pleasant as it is both contemporary as well as being consistent with the history of the building. We did not make use of the spa so cannot comment on this. Breakfast is served in a different room to dinner, and is essentially a buffet arrangement but with staff available prove tea and coffee as well as boiled or poached eggs.
The factor that makes this hotel special is the staff - welcoming, friendly with a can-do attitude. There is a very good ratio of staff to guests. To identify individuals is perhaps unfair, but given our love of good food, the dining room staff were fantastic - Megan D, Natasha, Shannon and Kelsey. Kelsey is quite exceptional with a lovely smile, total confidence and an attention to detail. We dined in on both nights and, on the second night, Kelsey ensured our preferred wine was waiting for us on the table, arriving only just before we did. The food is of a very good quality but, be warned, the portions are large. So thank you to all the staff for making. our stay so enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ringwood Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House set in 29 acres of grounds, with six acres of award winning formal gardens. The hotel is easily accessed from junctions 29 & 30 of the M1, with free parking for over 150 vehicles. The hotel is set at the gateway to the magnificent Peak District National Park, while Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall and the many varied attractions of the Peak District are within easy travel. Ringwood Hall Hotel offers 74 en-suite bedrooms including several suites, four posters and ten feature rooms which have king or queen sized beds, power showers or corner baths. The hotel has a unique Victorian kitchen garden where herbs and vegetables grown are used in the food served in our Coach House Dining Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ringwood Hall Chesterfield
- Hotel Ringwood Hall