Hey everyone, this is my new website dedicated to the Moorside Grange Hotel! The hotel closed in early 2013, but as an employee there for 6 years, I had many great experiences (you can read more about me here). The hotel is now a school for children who have learning disabilities. These grounds are perfect for therapeutic learning and while the hotel will be missed I feel that anyone who visited would agree it’s going to be used for an amazing and much needed cause.
I will tell you many facts about the history of the hotel and share with you some interesting things about the area so that if you are looking to visit The Peak District you will have some knowledge.
About The Moorside Grange Hotel
The hotel was located in England at the corner of Lyme Park, in the Peak District. It was really one the nicest “country house” type hotels in the country, although it was too large to be considered a bed and breakfast! The hotel overlooks beautiful green rolling hills, surrounded by small farms of the moorland.
The hotel had 98 rooms, with most having a view of the scenery described above. There were also 8 corporate meeting rooms, making the hotel a great choice for a company retreat.
For dining, the hotel had the Courtyard Restaurant and a bar that joined into the main patio. Guests would love to have a cocktail and take in the breathtaking scenery from the patio. The Courtyard served some of best regional English cuisine in the area. The wine cellar at the hotel had bottles that represented most of the best wine producing areas in the world.
The hotel also had a remarkable leisure centre. There was an incredible complex called the Triangle Health & Fitness Club. In the club there was a large indoor swimming pool, and an adults only pool outside, a complete spa with massage services and a hair and nail salon.
The massage services offered included all the goodies: reflexology, aromatherapy, swedish and deep tissue massages.
Lastly, well, the parking lot! I mention it because it was large enough to accommodate over 250 vehicles and the hotel NEVER charged for parking even in its last years.
….Oh but the staff cannot be forgotten. Not only was I a staff member but I cherished the years I spent there and the friends and family that I made. The most important thing management instilled was to always be friendly and warm to the guests. They told us to always think ahead, and put yourself in the place of the guests. What would I want and how would I like to be treated by a hotel employee? This line of thinking was something that not only helped me succeed in the hospitality industry, but also helped me learn to be a gentlemen to the people around me outside of work.
The hospitality industry was moving in a new direction. Since the closing of the hotel there have been changes in the business and its not all bad. I believe, however there are traditional values I was taught that can still help one who is looking into hotel management, care giving services, or any kind of hospitality job today.