Good Hotel Guide Review
Zoe and Chris Hipwell’s personable small hotel has ‘superb’ views, across the rooftops of the historic spa village, towards limestone cliffs and the River Derwent. The terraced gardens have space to sit; inside the Georgian town house, most of the restored features (ornate glasswork, a tiled entrance hall, the wood-and-glass bar) date to the ownership of Victorian wine merchant Job Hodgkinson, who stored his wares in the Roman-era cave. Some of the traditionally furnished bedrooms have river views; in one, a four-poster bed and a roll-top bath; in another, ideal for a family, a pull-out couch and space for an extra bed. Modern European dishes are served in the intimate restaurant. ‘Excellent walks’ from the door.
150 South Parade
all year except Christmas week, restaurant closed Sun, Mon eve, except on bank holidays and for guests who have pre-booked.
sitting room, restaurant with bar, in-room TV (Freeview), terraced garden, limited parking (road parking nearby).
radio (daytime), ‘lounge, easy listening’ (evening) in public areas and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, lounge, not in restaurant.
per room B&B single £77–£125, double £95–£165, D,B&B £151–£221. Set dinner £28 (2 courses), £32 (3 courses). 2-night