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Monsal Head Hotel

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL England
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#5 of 6 hotels in Bakewell
The Monsal Head Hotel is situated at the peak of the Monsal dale. The hotel itself is steeped in history whilst the Stables bar which has stood the test of time for over 200 years still holds the quirky values today as it did then. Offering a fine selection of beers supplied by local micro breweries. Food is of the highest offering with everything from light bites to hearty meals with an enphasis on good quality local produce all made on the premises.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public wifi
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Gemma Thornton wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed for a long weekend recently. The staff were all very friendly and helpful except for one (which I’ll come back to). Some general disappointments though::- we were told on arrival that the restaurant and lounge was closed and that meals would be served in the Stables Bar next door (presumably due to Covid). I think this should be mentioned when booking, not on arrival, as the roaring fire advertised and small lounge area and big dining room was one of the reasons we chose the place. The stables bar was ok but closed at 10pm and was empty well before that and had 80’s pop music on constantly.Even when the restaurant is normally open it seems odd to have a huge restaurant AND a big breakfast room - so two dining rooms, but nowhere really for guests to sit and relax. We spent all our time before and after walks and all evening after dinner just in our room as a result. Which was disappointing. I’d suggest that one of the dining rooms could be a lovely guests lounge wjth coffee facilities or something. I also just have to mention the one member of staff who was rude and really ruined one evening for us. Having walked over to the stables bar where we had booked a table for dinner, upon waiting outside before entering, he came marching over and was completely unnecessarily antagonistic in demanding we put on masks before entering (which we were about to do anyway) and register using the NHS app. His manner was atrocious after which he went back over to people he was talking to and apologised to them as if he’d had to deal with some badly behaved small children. I was completely wound up and shocked at his attitude Later that evening, when we had finished our meal and got up to leave the bar to walk the two yards from our table to the door. (We haven’t been out during Covid apart from this holiday so were not massively familiar wjth the regs) he yelled ‘ er, excuse me can you put your mask on please’ in a really aggressive tone making us feel really embarrassed, which was presumably his intention. I was absolutely fuming all evening after that and having looked at other reviews on here and on the stables bar itself (which is listed as a separate venue) I can see that we are not alone. Have a word ! ? I’m sure all the other staff know exactly who I’m talking about - everyone else was lovely and I’d like to thank them for all the effort they made to make us feel welcome and looked after. Shame the one guy lets you down
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rob smith wrote a review Oct 2020
Axminster, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Welcome arrival felt very safe very dog friendly. room was excellent with all the coffee and tea you would want including sherry. Room and bathroom very clean. Breakfast was awesome, we had dinner 2 nights and was very good and good value. Very close to Monsal trail in fact view it from bedroom. Would Recommend to all
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Room 4 is great newly refurbished and great views
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anitasouthern25 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom45 contributions19 helpful votes
Have just returned from a very pleasant stay at the monsal head hotel.The decor is a little dated in places but our rooms were newly decorated to a good standard and the view from our room was fabulous.Thank you to all the friendly staff and a special thanks to Kevin who looked outside for us when we had trouble finding it .Food at breakfast and in the evening was very good and the stables bar is very interesting to be in.I would have felt a little more relaxed had the staff been wearing face masks but i understand the guidance has now been changed and the wearing of masks is mandatory in hospitality settings.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the viaduct,its spectacular.
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John wrote a review Sep 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfect place to stay, area very picturesque some of the rooms in the Hotel Are slightly dated, but didn’t deter from wanting to return again. Bar menu fairly reasonable but the special dinner menu we felt was perhaps a bit expensive @ 19.95
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
summerl0vin123 wrote a review Sep 2020
Grimsby, United Kingdom34 contributions7 helpful votes
Visited hotel/pub whilst on our travels spoke to lady as wanted to use bathroom before our walk then come back to eat. She was lovely but busy so bumped into Gentlemen asked him the same thing and he was rude and made me feel awful on our first holiday to the peaks! Just wanted to make people aware!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$121 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandPeak District National ParkBakewell
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monsal Head Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Monsal Head Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Church Inn (7.0 km), Monsal Trail (4.1 km), and Tagg Lane Dairy LTD (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monsal Head Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Monsal Head Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Monsal Head Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monsal Head Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella's Kitchen, The Garden Tea Room, and Gallery Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Monsal Head Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Monsal Head Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (5.9 km), Eyam Plague Village Museum (6.0 km), and Thornbridge Hall Gardens (1.4 km).