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"We were put in the Buckingham room. The room has a damp problem. Doesn't look very nice. We tried to take a shower around 9 ish the shower just dribbl ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 14 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Van Dyk by Wildes. During your stay, you'll be close to Creswell Crags. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 restaurants and 2 bars are available. This 4-star hotel has 15 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy British cuisine at The Chapel Restaurant, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Amenities include 4 meeting rooms, a conference centre and a terrace
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and low noise level
  • 7 minutes by car from Creswell Crags and 12 minutes from Rother Valley Country Park

Garden Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Wedding Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Garden Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Van Dyk by Wildes ratings based on 3 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Van Dyk by Wildes

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3 out of 5
We were put in the Buckingham room. The room has a damp problem. Doesn't look very nice. We tried to take a shower around 9 ish the shower just dribbled. Phoned reception was told the system was presurised and to try and take shower after 10 when the kitchen was closed. The hotels communal areas were very nice looks like they cater for weddings. The saving grace for our stay was the breakfast it was very nice.

Posted by on 14 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jun 2018 by Reception

Please accept our apologies that your experience with us wasn't as expected, these areas have been actions.

4 out of 5
Lovely hotel and got a good price which was what we needed for a stopover on the way to a friend’s wedding in Leeds. We were in the Buckingham room which was a lovely little room, quite small but it had everything we required. The one issue was that the room was quite hot! There was a bathroom with a heated rail in which was too hot to touch and also a radiator under the window near the bed. We tried to use the room thermostat to reduce the temperature and slept on top of the bed rather than under the covers as it was so warm, surprising as it was a cold rainy day. We woke at 2am sweating and dehydrated, drank lots of water and tried to open the window to get some air into the room. After messing about with the thermostat again we moved a chair and found a dial next to the radiator which we turned down. Had to also take our clothing off as so hot!! The room temperature eventually went down but was still too warm and we much have each woken about 5 times to drink water. I woke feeling very thirsty and dehydrated in the morning. We could see that the radiator cover had been kicked in by a previous guest so not sure if they had also suffered the same. Other than that a lovely hotel and perfect stopover. If you are staying just make sure you find out how to control the room temperature!!

Posted by , from Buckinghamshire on 8 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely room comfy bed. Staff very welcoming.

Great hotel 3rd time I have stayed. Resteraunt is very good. Staff really friendly. I have stayed in the executive rooms and found them very comfy. Good coffee just missing biscuits in the room. :-)

Posted by , from London on 10 Mar 2018

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 4 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Van Dyk by Wildes also features a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. This 4-star Chesterfield hotel is smoke free.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Conference centre
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: East Midlands (EMA) (61.8 km / 38.4 mi)
  • Train station: Whitwell Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)

Room Amenities

Van Dyk by Wildes offers 15 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

The Chapel Restaurant – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Southgate Brasserie – This brasserie specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 5.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 5.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Van Dyk
  • Hotel Van Dyk Chesterfield
  • Van Dyk Chesterfield
  • Van Dyk Hotel
  • Hotel Van Dyk Clowne, Chesterfield, UK
  • Hotel Van Dyk Clowne Chesterfield UK
  • Van Dyk by Wildes Hotel
  • Van Dyk by Wildes Chesterfield
  • Van Dyk by Wildes Hotel Chesterfield
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