the hotel has been refurbished to a high standard our room was really nice light and spacious we had the 2 course meal and that was delicious will definitely come back
We have stayed in this hotel on 2 occasions, The food is amazing and very Friendly staff 10 out 10 See you later guys for another lovely weekend, Making more memories
Marc Robbo Roberts
Great Spa facility. Very clean and tidy throughout. Defiantly worth a visit
Had a wonderful night, clean room, helpful staff. We were extremely pleased with the hotel itself, however, we went to the children's Christmas party and were super disappointed. The magician did a great job but the santa visit wasnt very good at all. It wasn't Santa's fault, the organisation of it all was just awful. The children werent told where to go or what to do so they just ran straight for santa, crowded around, not knowing what to do. I spoke to the events organiser about this and she came across as being angry with me for suggesting it should have been more organised. Kids are happy to take turns, especially if their grown up is with them. Other parents were having a moan too. The music was questionable too, no Christmas music at all. We left straight after the food. My 3 year old said it wasn't 'a very Christmasy santa party'. We love the hotel, we got married there, please take this as a suggestion for improvement rather than a complaint as the events girl clearly did. More...
clean and comfortable rooms. Staff are very friendly, giving a warm welcome.
Lovely room good choice with continental breakfast. However the outdoor pool was a fantastic experience and Skips enthusiasm for it is infectious. Hotel owners listen to him and let him sort indoor pool . More...
Gorgeous afternoon tea today
Me & my 11 year old daughter had afternoon tea which my mum & dad had bought for us as an early Christmas present it was beautiful & the grounds of the hotel are really nice
Pool was amazing- enjoyed our swims so much - natural free flowing spring water with no chemicals!
Lovely food and excellent service.
weve been for afternoon tea today.It was lovely.Brilliant helpful staff couldnt do enough for us
The highlight is the outdoor, thermal spring-fed swimming pool. it is a gem!
E eld ntv Lovely week will defontly going again
Nice and clean hotel..the staff is friendly and the foods is tasty..The view outside the hotel is fantastic
We booked through Off Peak Luxury and were very pleased with what was listed as a 3star hotel. Bedroom 43 although up lots of stairs was huge and stunningly decorated both the room and bathroom were lovely. The only thing that I felt let down the room was no hand soap or other bathroom consumables. The decorative net blinds also were a little broken if you looked closely but only very minor aesthetic problem. Bed was very comfortable and well made. Very little noise at all. Even though the windows (due to the listed building status I know these have to stay in place) were wooden sash single glazed originals. The hotel staff were super friendly. Fred the bar man recommended a lovely wine for our dinner and we are in the main restaurant. The food was excellent and very nicely presented- the only down side for we two very hungry travellers was the portion size of the main steak meal - very few if any vegetables as it was a mass of swirled on purée sauces. It said it was served with potatoes. If what came with it were potatoes then the gardener needs a lesson on how to grow standard vegetables not dolls house size miniatures. My partner then asked for a burger as he was still hungry. We believe the bar menu would have been a better choice for us that night! Now the swimming pool. What a treat! I am an avoid out door swimmer. But didn’t realise what I’d booked until we arrived and were told that this 40yard 6.5 lane pool built in the 1930s is the ONLY natural spring fed pool in England. And was only reopened in June 2019 by the new owners. Water was drinking quality. Swimming in the naturally heated 19.5c water was lovely and a refreshing start to our day. And a bonus for us - no children are allowed in it. Which makes it perfect for training laps in. Not over run by nosey young families on hotel summer days! The pool attendant was kind enough to show us the spring where the water comes up from underground and the service hatch. What a treat! More...
I won a competition earlier this year for a one night stay for two people including two hours spa access, a one course dinner and breakfast. Spa: There aren’t huge range of facilities (hot tub, steam room, sauna and relaxation loungers) but the website is clear so we knew what to expect. It was very clean and we enjoyed all aspects, two hours was enough to feel relaxed and like we’d had time to use each facility a couple of times. Robes and towels were provided in the clean changing areas with showers. We didn’t have any treatments so can’t comment on those. Dinner: was very relaxed and very well prepared food. We ate from the a la carte menu mainly and added on extra courses (they let my partner mix and match from the bar menu when it came to dessert). It was all fairly priced for the quality, including drinks. Room: we stayed in room 26. It was spotlessly clean, well maintained, modern and had everything you would expect (bottled water, tea/coffee making facilities, hanging space with hangers, dressing table with mirror above, hairdryer, a decent size bed). Breakfast: they only serve a continental breakfast which consists of fruit juices, tea/coffee, fresh fruit, pastries, various breads with toasting facilities, cheeses, cold fishes (smoked salmon, mackerel etc), hard boiled eggs, yoghurts, cereals and much more. It was far better than many hot buffet breakfasts I’ve had and was being regularly replenished and the area kept clean and tidy. Overall: all staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, but not overbearing. We liked that there were various areas to sit with a drink away from the restaurant. Would not have chosen to stay here had it not been for the competition, but it is now firmly on our radar for a quick, local getaway. More...
Excellent facilities- clean and tidy Lovely beauty spa as well - very relaxing facial and shoulder massage.
My son and wife to be had their wedding at the hotel on Sunday 11 September 2019. We The venue was perfect the room was dressed by the staff and venue dresser exactly as they requested and nothing was too much trouble. The whole day was perfect and food was fantastic, including breakfast. The staff were amazing with my step dad when he took Ill and were so efficient and supportive to help and then get the wedding back on track ( he is now well and back home from hospital). So pleased this was the venue chosen as everything about the day was brilliant, thank you More...
Afternoon tea was wonderful, best ever
Very nice Afternoon tea in lovely surroundings
had afternoon tea the food is amazing and the staff are so attentive nothing was too much trouble
Went for afternoon tea today as a birthday treat and it was lovely. Scones were gorgeous and the carrot cake is to die for! Really enjoyed it and would recommend. Thank you to the lovely staff, in particular Chloe who was very attentive. More...
Sarah Louise Baker
The Afternoon Tea was lovely. The sandwiches were fresh with a great selection of cakes and top ups of tea
Lovely hotel building, very modern furnishings etc. We had a lovely afternoon tea, the scones are amazing, best have tasted in long time. just to note the staff in the restaurant were lovely so friendly. Would recommend. More...
A group of us had a meal last evening, the food and service was excellent, we all had a great evening. Thank you
Fabulous massage in spa Super helpful staff ❤️
Fantastic venue, food exceptional and the staff very friendly and helpful. Great experience and highly recommend!
Nice hotel excellent food and service
Me and my husband had amazing spa treatments here yesterday, absolutely without a doubt the best facial I’ve ever had and the therapist was brilliant! Felt very comfortable straight away, and had a wonderful treatment, shame time flies when your having a massage 10/10 from me and the hubby More...
Kirsty Elizabeth Hitchin
Excellent ! Had a great stay this weekend. Reasonable prices and the staff were welcoming and accommodating. Room was spacious and bed was very comfortable.
Wonderful afternoon tea staff very professional and friendly
We had a lovely afternoon tea today. Beautiful just warm light and airy scones. Staff really considerate. Lovely.
Lovely afternoon cream teas
A beautiful hotel, very helpful and friendly staff. peaceful and relaxing
Hotel is fairly basic but very clean and comfortable. Bar food not brilliant & quite pricey for what it is. Location is good.
The rooms were beautifully clean and luxurious and the massage was really relaxing
The place is nice but very disappointed in the afternoon tea on the 30th March. It was very sparce and not enough. We paid for 4 people and 1 couldn't come so I think we were served a 3 people serving. Wouldn't come again
Just returned from a lovely overnight stay with 3 friends. The hotel is beautiful in a superb location, we enjoyed the spa facilities, cream tea, 3 course meal and breakfast as part of our deal which was exceptional value for money. We would definitely recommend and plan to return. More...
Lovely contemporary styled hotel
Came here for my daughters baby shower for a Spa day. We had the best time, the Spa was amazing, Rick and his staff couldn’t do enough to make you feel welcome: food and facilities were amazing. #espa products I would definitely recommend this natural Spa facility and boutique hotel for a relaxing break More...
Great day using the spa facilities and full massage. The 3 course meal was delicious. Highly recommend
Stevie Lauren Gregg
Amazing spa day. Couldn't fault the service, the treatments, staff and venue. 100% recommend to friends
Lovely relaxing day, the staff were really friendly & really made it an amazing Spa experience. Highly recommend for a weekend get away!
Irene Leonie Rushton
Delicious food, lovely decor and pleasant and helpful staff, warm and cosy , can't fault it
Food was exceptional- brilliant chef. Gardens were lovely however our room looked out on roof and a metal stairway - very disappointing. It was supposed to be a superior room - it was quite modern but very small - not spacious like the pictures- again disappointing. Breakfast was only continental- again disappointing. A lovely setting and a lovely town - if we had been given a good room and a good breakfast we would have enjoyed it much more. It was still an enjoyable stay but could have been better. More...
love love love this hotel!
Absolutely beautiful hotel, we only stayed one night, will definitely return. Room was nicely decorated extremely clean and very comfortable. Breakfast very good and a lovely choice. More...
Can't fault it!
My daughter and husband to be had their wedding at the hotel on Friday 12th October 2018. We stayed in the hotel the night before the wedding the rooms were nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable. We could see the preparations for the wedding taking place. Breakfast before the big day was amazing, to describe the breakfast as continental does not do it justice. The amount of choice for breakfast was really good, freshly squeezed oranges, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast and pastries the list goes on. Cooked breakfast was delicious poached eggs were perfectly cooked as was my husbands omelette. The venue was perfect the room where the ceremony took place looked stunning and the gardens for the photographs looked picture perfect. James and the hotel staff looked after us all day making sure everything was running smoothly. Staff made sure the corridors were clean after confetti was spilt on the carpets. The afternoon tea was plentiful and catered for the vegetarians, gluten free and the guests who requested no butter or mayonnaise. The evening buffet was really good with a choice of two hot dishes. All of the guests commented on how nice the hotel and staff were. How nice their rooms were although some had quite a few stairs to contend with. There were positive comments about the food and all said what a great time they had and some were going to go and stay at the hotel again. More...
Samantha Lesley Smallwood
My husband and myself spent a night here, had spa treatments the lady that gave them was brilliant, lovely and amazing at massages, I couldn’t recommend the spa enough. The staff at the hotel were all very welcoming and couldn’t do enough for you. Well back again. Thank you for a lovely stay. Mr and Mrs Smallwood More...
Just had an amazing hot stones back massage! I feel so relaxed and nothing was too much! Thank you!
Had a hot stones back massage today it was wonderful. I felt very comfortable with the therapist who was very professional and pleasant and felt extremely relaxed afterwards. Thank you so much
fantastic hot stones massage,
My friend & I had a lovely experience, the room was very comfortable, clean & quiet. We stayed in the annex & couldn't fault our room. The breakfast was also very comprehensive & the staff were very friendly & helpful. We will be definitely recommending to family & friends. The location of the hotel to the town was perfect. More...
Booked a superior room with afternoon tea package through Secret Escapes. The room was very clean, comfortable bed and nicely decorated room, which overlooked the well maintained gardens. Disappointed that could not use spa on Sunday, as booked out for. Hen Party. Did have evening meal at hotel but breakfast was very nice, staff very accommodating. Took our afternoon tea with us, as were going out for the day. Did not use spa as I thought treatments were a little expensive. Would stay again More...
It’s in a lovely setting and a lovely building with good renovations. We booked an annex room through hotels.com and we found the room very comfortable but it was hard to find as it was down a corridor covered with linen bags that don’t ever seem to get put away. The running of the hotel was pretty poor as we didn’t get checked in until 4pm, an hour after they said we could. They didn’t offer us a complimentary drink which would have gone a long way to saying sorry! If you can ignore all this it is a nice place. More...
Loved the 9.15 class with Angela this morning. Always something different and fun!! Keeps us on out toes or a fit ball!!! Thanks Angela
Lovely surroundings, beautiful rooms and friendly and helpful staff. We had the best time!
A place with lots of character and even more stairs! Bedroom (59) was a great size, well decorated with a nice shower/bath ensuite. The TV needed upgrading but no other negatives. More...
Wonderful experience. Will definitely be back.
Did the Pilates /stretch class with Nicky this morning. She was fantastic. Really good stretching and core excercises. Felt fantastic at the end.
Stayed here Thursday night and was probably the best overall hotel experience we have had. All staff were lovely going above and beyond. We were given complimentary room upgrade which was very comfortable and had a lovely view. Spa was lovely and relaxing. My husband had scalp neck massage and said it was the best one yet. Would definitely recommend and stay again More...
Lovely stress relief back massage even releived my stiff shoulder. Thanks
Megan Mj Hambly
Perfect pump class this morning thank you �
Beautifully refurbished, fabulous food. Couldn’t have been made more welcome by the owners. Magical location for Heights of Abraham, Mines, river walks, Bakewell and lots more
Loved Nicola’s Zumba and Legs Bums and Tums Class on Monday Night. Absolutely Brilliant �.
Can highly recommend .. aromatherapy full body massage & spa ... after a tour from James the hotel is well worthy of 5 star status . .. thanks for making my 50th memorable � More...
I go here most days, brilliant place with great staff.
Wonderful hot stone massage deffo recommend this place �
Excellent gym, nice swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Always kept clean, unlike most other health and fitness centres. The staff are always friendly and helpful.
Couldn't have asked for a sexier face to greet us at reception �
Susan Day Cother
Enjoyed a relaxing swim on a hot day. Followed by a woodland walks. Lovely.
Lovely relaxing atmosphere. Great treatments and products!
Fabulous relaxing time had by all of us. Lovely treatments and very relaxing surroundings. Will be booking again.
Beautiful place, couldn't wish for a better gym, fantastic staff and gorgeous surroundings, what more could I ask for?!
Thank you to all the staff at Evolution for your friendliness and service during our stay in Darwin Forest Country Park. We've all thoroughly enjoyed using the pool and I used the jacuzzi today. Also big thanks to Beth for her amazing massage today - I loved it. More...
Great staff. Great gym and a very nice family friendly pool. Reasonable price for membership as well
Just joined to try to get my menopausal body into some kind of shape. I felt nervous and self conscious but the staff couldn't have been more reassuring. Angela spent time with me assessing my needs and putting together an achievable programme. The gym is quiet, no intimidating body builders. Good classes and lovely, empty spa. All I need to do now is sort myself out. More...
Great place, staff friendly, area nice and clean
This was a great hotel and it is wonderful that it is being brought back to life. My daughter was Events Manager/General Manager of the hotel in the naughties and we have great memories of her wedding, friends weddings, my 60th birthday party, stephanie's 30th birthday party and many Christmas party nights with work it will be great to be able to use the hotel again. Look forward to the opening.
Really interested in the renovations of this fabulous hotel. I'm 79 years of age and born and bread in Matlock bath and my husband and family from Parkfields, Starkholmes. My husband took me to the New Bath on our first date 60 years ago. We spent a life time at this hotel with my brother and sister in laws socialising and at dancing at fantastic dinner dances for round table and events. My Brother in Law was stationed at the original New Bath Hotel during the war. We had an annual season ticket for the pool and all the family spent long lazy summers at the new bath. My children learnt to swim in the pool. We now live in Nantwich, Cheshire but have strong emotional bond to this fantastic hotel. More...
This place has a lot of memories for old stafff, guests and locals alike, I hope the new owners can restore it to its former glory and that there will be dancing in the ballroom again.
Barry Richard Joyce
The outdoor swimming pool fed from a thermal spring, set in spectacular scenery is ,for me, the unique selling point for this hotel. I dearly hope the new owners are successful in bringing the historic hotel and its wonderful pool back to life again. More...
Carnt wait to see it up and running again
Lovely little gym fantastic people :-)
Great facilities, good gym with all the equipment. Fantastic pool for kids.
Excellent 5 day holiday, although the weather was terrible, it didn't dampen the holiday excitement of such a beautiful destination. The staff were friendly, helpful, professional and welcoming through out our stay. Fantastic gym, swimming, spa, shop, cafe, restaurant...etc which were extremely clean and very well maintained. Our lodge was superb with everything we needed - warm, comfortable and well equipped with kitchen essentials, fresh clean towels and comfortable beds. A special mention for the superb beauty salon. Fantastic relaxing facial at the end of a great holiday. Thank you everyone at Darwin Forest Park. Will most certainly be back! :-) More...