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Red Lion Hotel

Market Place, Wirksworth DE4 4ET England
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
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cleethorpeshotlatte wrote a review Aug. 2019
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom124 contributions83 helpful votes
If I was rating the staff, location and quality of the breakfast I'd have selected 4 stars HOWEVER I can't because the accommodation is what I'm reviewing. The room was jaded and quirky but that wasn't an issue because a building of that age is bound to have dips and uneven floors etc. What was unacceptable was my frightening encounter with the huge overhead drench shower that fell off the wall and that I saved with my head, (huge lump now there that I'm talking to my doctor) almost slipping in the shower and really hurting myself. On inspection my husband noticed more than one Rawl plug in situ but no evidence of professional repair so clearly this had happened before. Lack of attention to maintenance is a reflection on poor management and hints at an owner that wants to see money rolling in without money rolling out. Not only that but one side of the bed, room 6, was lumpy and very uncomfortable and oh my goodness the single glazed window was directly opposite a bank of air conditioning units that burst into action through the night causing us interrupted sleep. 14 of going back to Wirksworth in September but we wouldn't stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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chris m wrote a review Jul. 2019
Hayle, United Kingdom73 contributions19 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here as we were breaking up a journey from Cornwall to Liverpool and decided to visit Matlock Bath as we hadn't been there for years. The prices in Matlock itself are quite high, as is normal for that type of place, however, this is 10 minutes away and served by an excellent bus service, right outside the door. The young lady who checked us in was very polite and friendly, she also gave us good advice as to how to get to the places we wanted to visit, infact, her boyfriend actually gave us a lift into Matlock as he was going that way. Room was very spacious and clean, with plenty of tea and coffee. Nice quiet location with plenty of varieties of real ales on tap. Breakfast the next day was superb, served by an equally friendly and helpful member of staff. Would I stay again ? Definitely it's a much cheaper alternative to staying in Matlock itself.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JM82 wrote a review Jun. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We booked for 2 nights initially, but called up 5 days in advance to say we couldn't make one of the nights. The manager cleared it and said it would be fine. When we arrived at the hotel for our one and only nights stay, we had been charged for both nights with some of it taken out of our deposit. We were informed that an employee had a phone call to say that we were actually coming for both nights, when we had clearly not made another phone call. There was no communication of who made this call. We definitely didn't. Deeply disappointed in service and will be trying to gain our money back through our bank now that the management are unwilling to do anything about this. A real shame as the room wasn't bad, although very noisy from bar guests. Avoid this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: avoid like the plague
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Marilyn A wrote a review Jun. 2019
Warrington, United Kingdom39 contributions11 helpful votes
A friend and I were booked into this hotel for 3 nights however after the first night we decided to check out and find somewhere else. On arrival only 1 room was ready for occupation and Anna, who checked us in at the bar, checked 4 more rooms before she found one that was ready for use. This meant that instead of being in adjoining rooms we were on different floors. The rooms were nicely furnished and comfortable however there was a problem with the electrics in my bathroom which caused the ceiling light to keep going out which was a bit unnerving when it happened while I was having a shower! After the bar closed and the staff left we realised that we were the only people in the building and there no instructions in the rooms about who to contact if there was a problem during the night. The whole place seemed tired and unloved and poorly managed. There were 2 mattresses and a number of tablecloths blocking the corridor on the floor where my room was. We decided not to eat there for dinner and went to a pub nearby however breakfast the following morning was excellent. The 3 members of staff that we met were friendly and helpful but the manager was nowhere to be seen. When we left we were checked out by the cleaner!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Colin B wrote a review May 2019
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This was a great place. It is convenient and central, the rooms are good, the proprietor and staff helpful and friendly. Car parking was convenient Good beer and wine at the bar Good breakfast service Interesting history
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 88 - USD 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDerbyshireWirksworth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Lion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Red Lion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Northern Light Cinema (0.1 km), The Feather Star (0.1 km), and StarDisc (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Lion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Red Lion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Lion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mercia, Le Mistral Wirksworth, and Sour Cow.
Is Red Lion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Wirksworth.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Lion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cromford Mill (3.1 km), Sherwood Foresters Regiment Memorial (6.2 km), and Leawood Pump House (3.4 km).