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The sleepy Derbyshire village of Etwall is the setting for the delightful Blenheim House the 17th Century building was previously two farmhouses and in fact was the last working farm in Etwall. A popular stopping-off point for business trav... Read more

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Blenheim House

(31 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.6

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.6
Wendy Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Overnight stay for the first time in Etwall

Excellent hotel in a very pleasant village some 6 miles from Derby. Visiting relatives for 60th Birthday meal. Everyone pleasant. Read more

Likes?
First time in this hotel but will not be our last. Excellent all round - room superb and staff excellent. Weather was perfect which all went to make the weekend excellent.
Dislikes?
no - everything perfect.
5
richard Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Overall a very pleasant stay. Would recommend.

Very pleasant stay overall. Would recommend somewhat quirky but nice hotel and restaurant. Read more

Likes?
Extremely comfortable bed. Would recommend the suite. Plenty of space and nice and quiet.
Dislikes?
bathroom towel rail and shower could do with attention or replacing.
4
Neil Young couple Stayed: Apr 15

Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great food.

Relaxing. Read more

Likes?
Size of suite and double bath
Dislikes?
Nothing
5
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Mar 15

In need of overnight accomodation visiting relative. for 50th

More than served purpose of room provision. Arrived 14.30,shown to suite which was most impressive. Then returned at midnight after family party. Had key to enter at any time. Most comfortable bed and no road noise despite having window open.
Breakfast arranged for 10.00 was excellent - great variety despite us being only residents.
Polite and attentive staff.
Plenty of safe on site parking. Read more

Likes?
The whole experience was very pleasant.
Dislikes?
Not at all.
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Feb 15

Ruby Wedding Party and overnight stay

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with our family in a private dining room where the food was excellent and the service exceptional. We had discussed earlier a menu for our guests which was for four diverse and all very delicious choices for each course.
Our room was very quiet, comfortable and clean, with an excellent shower. Read more

Likes?
The food was excellent and the service and friendly welcome even better.
Dislikes?
No, although the two small car parks were full when we arrived and so we parked outside on the main road, which had only infrequent traffic, so no worries about the car.
5
Glenn Alone Stayed: Oct 14

Comfortable

Relaxing break Read more

Response

Good afternoon Mr Milne, Thank you for leaving the review of your recent stay at the Blenheim House. We are pleased that you had a comfortable stay with us and enjoyed our Derbyshrie breakfast, which always receives great comments. Should you ever find yourself back in Derbyshire we would be very pleased to welcome you. Many thanks once again for taking the time to write your review.

Likes?
Comfortable room, first class breakfast, friendly staff, pleasing decor
Dislikes?
Bedroom a bit too warm - but that was my fault for forgetting to adjust the radiator
5
leslie Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Good welcome with freindly staff and good food

2 nights away from home for work reasons Read more

Response

Good evening Mr Kelly, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we are very pleased you had such a good stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again later this month. Many thanks once again, Helga

Likes?
everything, from the friendly welcome to the cheerio
Dislikes?
None
5
Leslie Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Best welcome, nights sleep & breakfast in Derby area

Friendly arrival, good food, pleasant staff Read more

Response

Good afternoon Mr Kelly, Many thanks for your recent review of the Blenheim House. We are glad that you had a great stay with us and that you will be booking agin soon, we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Helga

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Jane Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Brilliant

Stayed one night in one of the suite rooms. Read more

Response

Good afternoon Jane, many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. We are all so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you also gave the restaurant food and staff top marks. We hope you will be back to visit us and Derbyshire again very soon. Many thanks once again, Helga

Likes?
The staff were friendly and the service we received was fantastic.
The food was excellent.Couldn'
t fault anything.
Dislikes?
None
5
Tom Mature couple Stayed: May 14

Good little hotel, great restaurant

Peaceful & pleasant Read more

Response

Good afternoon Mr Siddle, many thanks for taking the time to review the Blenheim House and so pleased that you had a pleasant and peaceful stay with us. We do have the advantage of a lovely village in set in South Derbyshire and find many of our guests feel relaxed and welcomed when they stay with us. We hope to see you again soon for a stay at the Blenheim House. Regards Helga

Likes?
Excellent food & ambience
Dislikes?
None
4
Georgina Young couple Stayed: Mar 14

Picturesque, quaint, romantic stay.

Parking provided and greeted by friendly staff before being shown to our suite- old wooden beams, in keeping furniture, low ceilings- all added to the quaint setting. The bathroom was huge, the bath is a must, slightly let down by the power of the shower. Drinks in the bar, good choice and reasonable prices in a friendly setting. breakfast - fast service, good choice but wouldn't have paid extra if not included as overpriced. Excellent value for overnight stay and would definitely stay again. Read more

Response

Good afternoon Georgina, thank you for your review of your stay with us in March and appologies for the lateness in our reply. We are pleased you had lovely stay with us and found the welcome friendly and your room facilites in keeping with the quaint setting of the Blenheim House. Sorry to note the power of your shower let down your stay and that the breakfast choices could have been better. We are always reviewing our facilites and will take your comments on board, many thanks, Helga

Likes?
The decor was in keeping with the area and the hotel, the staff were extremley friendly and helpful. Hotel was quiet and the bed was huge and comfy.
Dislikes?
Only the power of the shower was quite weak.
4
Diana With a colleague Stayed: Feb 14

Enjoyable stay, would recommend it

Enjoyable staybreakfast Read more

Response

Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write your review on the Blenheim House. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us recently and that you found our restaurant, breakfast good and our staff friendly. We aim to always keep our high standard of both food, service and facilities and look very much to seeing you again the next time you need to stay in Derbyshire. Many Thanks.

Likes?
friendly staff, good restaurant and breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Peter Young couple Stayed: Oct 13

A wonderful hideaway

Lovely staff, fabulous food and really well though out comfortable room. Read more

Response

Good Afternoon and thank you for your great review of the Blenheim House staff, rooms and food. We really appreciate your comments and have passed these on to all our staff. We hope to see you back in Derbyshire again soon, thanks again.

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Pleasant

Adequate for a short stay. Saved by the food and service.
Bathroom very cramped and large old cobweb over door.
Bedroom OK for short stay but have doubts that the bed was King=sized. Read more

Response

May I apologise for the standard cleanliness of the bathroom during your 2 day stay with us. We always try to maintain a high standard at all times and although we missed the cobweb we hope that everything else in the bathroom and bedroom was clean. With regard to the size of the bathroom, they are small but we find adequate for most guests. Unfortunatley we did not build these and due to the age of the Blenheim each bathroom had to be fitted to the space available. Thank you for your comments

Likes?
The staff, service and food.
Dislikes?
None
3
Mick Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Great hotel lovely food fantastic food

Well located for peak district and city visit Read more

Response

Good evening, thank you for taking the time to post your review and what a great one it was. We are all pleased that you enjoyed your stay not only with us but also to our lovely county of Derbyshire. Our reputation for both food and service has grown over the last two years since we bought the business and it is good to see given the climate at this time. Thank you once again for your review we look forward to your return visit.

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
Weather
5
Adrian Alone Stayed: Jul 13

Excellent Family Run Hotel

Popped up for a couple of nights to stay in etwall to celebrate a friends birthday. Read more

Response

Good afternoon and thank you for your glowing reveiw of the Blenheim House - Etwall. We, and all our staff, aim to make all our guests feel welcome and relaxed and I am glad that we acheived this for you. We very much hope you get chance to visit Derbyshire again very soon, thanks again. Phil and Helga

Likes?
Lovely peaceful location , staff very friendly.
Dislikes?
I couldn't stay longer !
5
christine Mature couple Stayed: Jun 13

Absolutey magical

Stayed for only one night, beautiful room, lovely staff, setting idyllic would definitely visit again. Read more

Response

Good afternoon Christine and thank you for your wonderful review of the Blenheim House. We also hope you got over your tumble and that it did not cause you too much inconvenience. We very much hope to see you again soon, thank you once again for your kind words.

Likes?
the helpfulness of the staff, who aimed to make our stay lovely and succeeded
Dislikes?
None
5
KARL Alone Stayed: Feb 13

Good food. Full of character. Reasonably good value for money

Ideally located just outside Derby with friendly staff and good service. Read more

Likes?
Food and the character of the property
Dislikes?
Room needed to be warmer
3
Alex Young couple Stayed: Feb 13

Welcoming, friendly and charming.

My partner and I chose Blenheim House, as we had stayed there a couple of years ago and enjoyed our stay very much. We weren't disappointed. We chose the four poster double room and dined at the restaurant in the evening. Read more

Likes?
The owner and staff were extremely friendly, courteous and accommodating. The food was delicious and atmosphere in the restaurant pleasant.
The room was full of character and olde worlde quirks.
Dislikes?
None
4
Angela With a colleague Stayed: Feb 13

A lovely hotel with excellent customer service from all staff

Comfortable Read more

Likes?
Service
Dislikes?
No
5
Jacqueline Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

Friendly service, good food, nice room

We spent two nights here whilst visiting Alton Towers (30 minutes away). This hotel was chosen mainly for location but it also looked nice and friendly on the website. Read more

Likes?
The staff (family run) were very friendly and helpful (when I said we may be later than 9:30pm to check in I was told I could call and order something from the bar menu and it would be ready for us).
Dislikes?
The room was noisy from traffic (not a main road but busy enough). Bathroom was very small. Husband's main meal was very salty (someone else said the same thing too)
4
Andrew Alone Stayed: Sep 12

Excellent alternatve to the hotel chains

I tried this place as an alternative to the budget hotel chain I normally stay in. I'm glad I did, this is an excellent place to relax before my business meeting the following day. From the start I was greeted by friendly staff which nothing was a problem. Read more

Response

Good evening and thank you for the review, we are sorry that you whole experience of the Blenheim House was not all 5's and that our courtyard room was not up our usual high standard of room facility. We will certainly be taking action on your comments to improve the two rooms in the courtyard, but in the meantime we are pleased that you will be visisting us again in the future. Thank you once again for taking the time to leave this review. Phil & Helga Ritchie-Smith - Owners

Likes?
Breakfast was superb. Staff friendly without being too intrusive.
Great location and lovely building.
Dislikes?
I stayed in one of the courtyard rooms which smelled a bit musty when I arrived. dont let that put you off though.
4
Stewart Young couple Stayed: Jul 12

Lovely place, great room, friendly and efficient service, terrific food

Really enjoyed our stay here - only wish it could have been longer. Made the most of our fabulous room and enjoyed the limbo dancing under the wonderful old beams!
Meal was excellent - we are foodies and this was top class food at reasonable prices. Breakfast - terrific! Read more

Response

Good evening and sorry for the late response to your great review of the Blenheim House - Etwall, not sure how your comments slipped by us but please let me make amends and thank you for taking the time to write this. It is really nice to get such fantastic feedback and it makes all the effort very worthwile and we look forward to seeing you again, for a longer visit next time. Phil and Helga - Owners

Likes?
Everything. Absolutely everything.
Dislikes?
None
5
Gillian Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

A pleasant base for a short break.

Overall a positive experience. Read more

Likes?
All parts of the premises were in very good order. We enjoyed all our meals (breakfasts and dinners).
Dislikes?
None
4
Daniel Young couple Stayed: Jun 12

Very Good Hotel And Very Friendly Staff.

The on arrival to the hotel the staff were very friendly and we were show our room, the room was very nice and clean, we had dinner on the saturday night within the hotel, the food was excellent i would recommend it to anyone. the staff of the hotel advised us to go and visit some local attractions, which where good too.
I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone. Read more

Response

Good evening Mr Gibbs thank you for your great review, we really appreciate the feedback we get for both rooms, food and staff. It is with these comments that we hope to spur our staff on to continue the great service they give. Thank you again for taking the time to write to us and we hope we see you again soon. Phil and Helga Ritchie-Smith

Likes?
we where very happy with our stay. would recommend it to anyone.
Dislikes?
None
5
Stephen Young couple Stayed: Jun 12

Charming, accommodating and wonderfully helpful.

We had a wonderful stay at Blenheim House, the staff were always smiling and helpful, the meals were excellent and the rooms were comfortable, I'd happily recommend staying there... Read more

Response

Good evening Mr Burnett, thank you so much for your review of the Blenheim House - Etwall. Both Phil, myself and all our staff really appreciate it when we get comments like yours and we will endeavour to carry on with the same, if not better, food, rooms and service in the future. Many thanks once again.

Likes?
The staff, they made us feel welcome and were always smiling and helpful.
Dislikes?
nothing, everything was perfect.
5
Anna Young couple Stayed: May 12

Relaxing, enjoyable and just what the doctor ordered!

We were so happy with every part of our stay from the rooms, the evening meals, the breakfast, the staff and the location. We had a fabulous time relaxing around the hotel and the village and it was an added bonus that it was the Etwall well dressing that weekend which ment we had added entertainment during our stay. Read more

Response

Good afternon Anna, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of the Blenheim House. We are really pleased you found the food, staff, bedroom and village made for a great weekend for you both. As new owners to the Blenhiem it is especially good to know that we are providing a high standard throughout and that our food and staff service stood out also. Lastly we very much look forward to welcoming you back as husband and wife in July call and arrange this soon, Phil & Helga.

Likes?
The jazz band playing outside our bedroom window was fabulous!
The food was totally delicous and the owners were so attentive and made us feel so welcome and relaxed.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Catherine Young couple Stayed: May 12

huge room

we stayed one night for a wedding and booked the king size suite room. it was unbelieveably big with two 3 seater settees. a superb bathroom and massive tv. Read more

Response

Good afternoon Catherine, thank you so much for your reveiw of the Blenheim House and we are pleased you were impressed with not only the Sir Thomas Gerrard Suite but also with our staff and the whole look of the hotel. We understand that you will be back with friends to try out the restaurant, we look forward to seeing you then.

Likes?
the staff were very friendly and the whole hotel and restuarant had a wonderful feeling about it.if you book directly it does work out cheaper.
Dislikes?
no.
5
susan Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

a great hotel great food great staff

relaxing and made you feel at ease superb stay Read more

Response

Good afternoon Susan, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on the Blenheim House. We are all pleased you had a great stay and thank you for scoring us so highly, we hope we see you again soon, thanks again.

Likes?
it was great we could bring our dog and come and go when we wanted
Dislikes?
None
5
john Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

just really enjoyed the area quiet an peacefull and service was excellent

very good would def come again Read more

Response

Good afternoon Mr Moulding, thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Blenheim House and we are pleased to know you had a pleasant stay with us and we do hope that we see you again very soon. Helga Ritchie-Smith

Likes?
everythink
Dislikes?
None
5
wendy Mature couple Stayed: Feb 12

very plesent stay

Wide choice on menu. Very comfortabe and clean room with good choice of tea,coffee in room. Very attentive staff. Down side was the route to the bedrooms cut through a room used for parties. It was quite small so the long table diagonally placed. It was being used for a family meal. It was embarrassing trying to squeeze past with a suitcase. Read more

Response

Good evening Wendy thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Blenheim House. We are pleased that you enjoyed both the meal and overnight stay with us, we understand that some of our rooms are a bit awkward to get too and when we have tables using the 'snug' it can be difficult, unfortunately the Blenheim is a listed building and so we are not allowed to make any changes to the inside or out but thank you for your thoughts on looking at an alternative route.

Likes?
Food, room
Dislikes?
See above coment
5

Blenheim House Information

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Direct dial phone
  • Meeting rooms
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 15:00 till 21:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Late check-out available
  • Child Policy: Children welcome
  • Pets: Dogs

Description

The Blenheim House has eight en-suite bedrooms from the classic rooms to the two feature suites. The Samuel Sleigh Suite has a four poster with original oak beams, and the Thomas Gerard Suite has a king size sleigh bed and exposed wooden beams. All the rooms have flat screen Freeview televisions, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and bathroom toiletries. Our Derbyshire breakfast and wi-fi are also included in the nightly rate. We have a welcoming open fire and a mix of contemporary style décor and period features to the bar, restaurant and private dining room. To compliment this we offer superb menus in both the bar and a la carte restaurant with locally produced ingredients, excellently kept real ales from our local Burton brewers and a fine wine choice you will be welcomed in by friendly and informative staff. Private, Romantic and unique the Blenheim House provides an ideal backdrop and a wonderful atmosphere in which to celebrate with family and friends those occasions that will remain with you. From large family lunches, birthday celebrations and business entertaining to small wedding receptions the choice of rooms can offer wood burning fires to make it cosy in winter or double doors open to the courtyard to extend the space available in summer.

We have access into the building for the bar and restaurant without any steps from two separate entrances, we have reserved carparking spaces and also access to the toilet for people with mobility issues.

On-site parking, Free parking,

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