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just arrived back from a 2 night stay at the Losehill House Hotel. It was fab. Had a kings room which was very large and nicely decorated. Made use of the pool, sauna and hot tub after our long walks.
The setting of the hotel was brill, open countryside both sides. very relaxing.
We ate at the hotel both nights and had a wonderful meal. 3 courses for £ 27 followed by tea in the lounge.
Would def go again. lovely break.
A super hotel in an absolutely stunning location. Rooms are modern and clean although matress a little soft. Staff highly attentive and professional. Some very minor niggles, they offer a buffet which I am not a fan of although some people might be. Ours was a pasta buffet and pasta does not fare too well when it is sat around for a while. I also thought it was slightly over priced at 23 pounds although I wasn't that hungry and didn't eat a huge amount. Also they could do with losing the tacky fish tank in the lounge and replace it with a grandfather clock or something. And play some nice classical music in the afternoon rather than Radio2 and lastly sort out the lighting which I think was lacking in atmosphere. But believe me, I am highly fussy and these are the worst things I could find. Overall, this was a superb place, good value at 120 a night including an excellent breakfast and I will most definitely be returning at some point.
Very pleasant stay
We have just returned from a very pleasant 2 night stay at Losehill House. The hotel is a converted youth hostel and is in a wonderful location for walking in the Peaks, set in a peaceful valley, the train running through it did not disturb us.
We paid £20 extra for a king size room, and it was worth it. The room was of a very good size with a separate dressing area and had a large comfortable bed, although I found the pillows uncomfortable. The room was let down in a few ways, the TV was small and on a wall bracket with ugly wires hanging down, there was no head board and the plug sockets were right by our heads when we lay down. There were 2 wardrobes with 2 hangers in each but no drawer space which made putting clothes away difficult. There was also a lack of mirrors (I need all the help I can get!). The bathroom was good, but the only mirror there was a small shaving one, situated nowhere near the basin, so my husband found shaving difficult.
Dinner was from a small but interesting menu, although it changed little over the 2 evenings. Drinks and coffee was served in the orangerie, which was very pleasant. Breakfast was good.
The hotel has been done out in pale colours, which makes it feel very light & airy, but it is showing signs of wear on carpets etc.
We were told that the hotel had changed ownership recently, I hope it doesn't change too much. We hope to stay again.
Great location, great food
We have just returned from a night at this hotel and had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the kings room, which we stayed in, although expensive(£160), was extremely clean and comfortable. We were unsure whether to eat at the hotel after reading previous reviews but these proved unjustified as there was no buffet with soggy pasta or vegetables in sight. Instead we had a delicious three course meal for £24 with coffee then served in the orangery with a pianist playing in the background. The complementary cream tea was a nice touch as well. We would certainly return.
This really is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms - we had a King Room, number 1 - are large, spacious, spotless and have fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. We're vegetarian and had superb food - the chef was quite prepared to offer alternatives if we didn't like what was on the menu. There are great walks from the hotel. We did a 10 mile walk over Losehill Pike and Mam Tor, back through Castleton and a great pint at the nearby Cheshire Cheese pub. We also walked over to Ladybower and Win Hill. After both walks it was nice to make use of the pool, sauna and hot tub at the hotel.
The staff are both pleasant and professional.
Superb Hotel in Stunning Location
Returned home yesterday from a fantastic 4 night stay. We were looking for a touch of luxury in a peaceful setting and certainly found that.
We took advantage of a special offer and paid the cost of 3 nights for 4. Although booked into a Kings room we changed on arrival to Edale Suite. Looked at room we should have had (No. 4) and it looked fine, large bedroom, separate wardrobe area and bathroom with bath and separate shower. Room is at rear of hotel with great views over garden and countryside.
We paid another £10 per night for Edale Suite (£145) and liked the privacy. It is basically a single storey section to the left of the main hotel, so you get your own front door into small lobby. Doorway (with curtain) leads into lounge area with small kitchenette off (not for self catering but handy for keeping few drinks and snacks for days out - although thats not a fridge in our photos - just a freezer). Good size wardrobe with plenty of hangers and drawers under in lounge and we liked having TV in there with sofa. Door from lounge to great sized bedroom with large bed, dressing table and bedside cabinets. Plus point - plenty of power points abd view over countryside. Door through to bathroom. White suite with shower over bath and plenty of toiletries.
Although we had our own lounge, we enjoyed spending time in the main lounge area which is very large, extremely well furnished and has views on 3 sides over the countryside, especially enjoying a drink before dinner (loads of magazines, books around together with selection of daily newspapers). We ate there each night and food was very good with particular attention to excellent ingredients, often local such as the White Peak Butchery meat (so good we called in and bought some on the way home). Breakfast with good choice of usual items.
Staff all very welcoming and professional, but a special mention of Rob whose attention to detail was most impressive. Paul, owner was often around and very welcoming and helpful.
Loved the indoor pool and sauna - great for keeping aches at bay after the lovely walks we had. We were so lucky with the weather for Feb (even with earthquake!).
We fully intend to return ASAP and will be recommending to friends.
Superb hotel in great surroundings.
Stayed for 1 night in family appartment.
Room was very clean and afforded excellent views of surrounding area.
Large lounge area adjacent to dining room offering a nice place to relax and gaze across the valley .
3 course evening meal offered variety and was well presented
Big bonus was the ouside hot tub where you can relax and look at the panoramic view.
Well established walking area
In the past we have spent some happy times at Losehill House under the ownership of the wonderful Barry and Mary (11 stays in total) We returned there 20th March (my husbands birthday) for our usual easter stay under the new management! What a complete disappointment - dirty towels, one was changed once and replaced with yet another dirty towel, dirty and chipped glasses, warm champagne, which was almost warmer than the water temperature - you would need to be very brave to attempt a bath in the so-called hot water! The food was a joke, we waited 35mins for a bowl of soup which resembled babyfood slop we even had to ask for soupspoons as none were present on the table, another hour for our main course a chicken breast that must have belonged to a chicken that died of old age the only other items on the plate were a spoonful of chopped leek and 3 cherry tomatoes, hardly walking food (come back Barry please)!!!!!!!!! We sent our meal back and refused to pay, only when we left the restaurant did any staff address our food complaint - we were offered a free meal next evening but declined as we had already made up our minds to check out the following morning. At breakfast I was horrified when I picked up the individual pot of jam took off the lid and found it had already been used by someone else and had congealed butter in it from someone else's knife! The old staff were no longer present and it showed, although the new staff were polite they lacked interaction with guests and the whole place has lost it once magical feel!!!!!! No one seemed to have the caring attitude that was there under the previous owners, the current owner was no where to be seen and the staff lacked managerial experience and direction. All I can say is if you have been to this hotel with Mary and Barry in charge then save your money now as you will be dissapointed, we met two other couples who were returning guests from the Mary and Barry days they both agreed that standards had slipped under present management and things were not right. The prices have gone up but the standards and amount of food you get have gone down. Needless to say we wont be returning and had our weekend ruined.
Another Relaxing Stay in Great Surroundings
We have just returned from a mid week break at this lovely hotel. It is our second visit, we were thrilled to find they now have a wonderful new Spa, it was heaven.
The food was an absolute delight, not the usual evening buffet. Everything was freshly cooked, home made and beautifully presented.
The staff were caring and attentive, our room was superb with an amazing view.
We can't wait to return.
We recently stayed at Losehill House and were very impressed by this charming place,tucked away in the rolling hillsides of Derbyshire(not the easiest place to find,but well worth the visit)we found every thing to a very high standard ,very comfortable rooms,excellent food and after a long walk, a swim in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of wine- heaven