Old Hall Hotel

The SquareBuxtonSK17 6BD United Kingdom
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About Old Hall Hotel

Old Hall Hotel is a 16th century bed and breakfast that is known as England's oldest hotel, and contains rooms where Mary Queen of Scots supposedly stayed during house arrest. It is off of Peak District National Park, and a five minute stroll from Pavilion Gardens.

The ensuite rooms are lift accessible and have tea/coffee, toiletries, flatscreen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Dog friendly accommodations are available.

Paid parking is available nearby for Old Hall Hotel. Wedding and business facilities are available, as are laundry, dry cleaning, left luggage, and packed lunch services.

A cooked English breakfast is provided. The onsite restaurant also serves lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday, and Cockerel Wine Bar serves afternoon tea in addition to alcoholic beverages.

Cavendish Golf Club, as well as Poole's Cavern, are 15 minute walks. Chatsworth House is 16 miles. Errwood Hall is a 15 minute drive. Windgather Rocks is 20 minutes by car.


The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1298)22841 | Fax: +44(1298)72437 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beautiful cosy rooms in historical building.

The rooms are spacious and cosy, and complement the building's long standing history. They're done in lovely colours and textures, and combine floral touches with crisp designs, also blending some contemporary details into the period ambience. It's a pleasant atmosphere filled with comfort and old charm.

Delicious meals and drinks in comfortable settings.

The menus for the restaurant and the bar are quite satisfying, offering international cuisine, and top-notch cocktails, wines, and ales. Ample, delightfully prepared dishes incorporate seasonal and local ingredients, in a setting that's as relaxing, inviting, and warm as the rest of the bed and breakfast.

Fabulous location adds to the inn's character.

Old Hall is perfectly situated amongst the Peak District, and near several other notable historical buildings and popular sites. It's across the way from the Buxton Opera House, which makes it extremely convenient for theatre excursions and strolling around the immediate area. The environment is quite suiting to the inn's location, and also unsurprisingly, the kind of place where there's been reports of Mary Queen of Scots' ghost roaming about!

Negative Reviews

Inconsistent service from staff is disappointing.

Staff attitude and the level of customer service employed varies. At times, they're great to communicate and deal with, always available and ready to assist with whatever they can. But then there are instances where they're difficult to get a hold of, not very polite, and lagging in prompt attention.

Breakfast quality is not always up to standards.

The quality of breakfast is another inconsistent occurrence. Sometimes, it's great, one of the best meals experienced at an inn, and other times, it seems hastily prepared and cooked, and of sub-par standards.

Rating Overview

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    7.9 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 710 reviews