We recently collaborated with myhotelbreak on why their guests should take time out to visit us here at the Devonshire Dome. Find out what they discovered in this guest blog edition by Holly Paton – Travel Blogger for myhotelbreak.com
When on a hotel break, having access to memorable attractions nearby can really add to the whole experience. For guests looking for accommodation in the Peak District, I highly recommend a visit to the wonderful Devonshire Dome.
What we found out on our visit…
When we first arrived at the Devonshire Dome we were first drawn to the fantastic design of the building. It’s truly striking. The unique Grade II* listed building really stands out. It gave us a real sense of grandeur. While the building has gone through various transformations in its time it still holds on to its historic routes.
What’s great about the Devonshire Dome, it’s a real multipurpose venue in every sense of the word. We had decided to check out the award-winning Spa and onsite Restaurant but there’s more here than meets the eye. It’s also home to The Salon which offers its customers a wide variety of hair and beauty treatments.
While we weren’t at the venue for a wedding, we can say that The Devonshire Dome steps up to the plate and offers the most romantic backdrop for a memorable wedding experience.
We’re going to be honest here, we expected a lot from the Devonshire Spa. Not only did we hear great things about through word of mouth, due to it being an award-winning spa, our expectations were set quite high. We’re glad to say we were not disappointed. In actual fact, this was one of the best spa experiences I’ve ever had.
I was looking to relax so I opted for the Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Massage which lasts for 30 minutes and costs £45. While I’m no expert on the treatment what I can say I was looked after by the excellent team from the second I walked in the door. Using a variety of high tech ingredients and other superfoods for the intensive exfoliation, my skin felt rejuvenated to say the least. It made me feel and look better in so many ways.
We took full advantage of our time in the spa, enjoying the hydrotherapy pool which was a first, whilst also experiencing the essence filled sauna, the reflexology foot baths, the aroma room and monsoon shower. All great fun and more than relaxing.
After a lovely relaxing spa session (which I didn’t want to leave by the way) we ventured to the Restaurant. I was hungry so I was expecting good things. I chose three courses, because why not?
I went for the chilli and coconut soup as a starter, risotto Milanese as a main and vanilla rice pudding for afters. Not only was I impressed by the quick turnaround in dishes, the food was that of a top end hotel. The students and chefs really did themselves proud. The waiting staff were courteous and very pleasant too. Would I be back? Definitely.
Whilst we didn’t try out the café we can say it looks a great spot to relax in with lots of offers including cake.
The Devonshire Dome offers lots to visitors. One thing we take away from the experience is how great and pleasant the staff were that needs a mention along with everything else.
When I’m in the Peak District again, the Devonshire Dome will be on my list again for sure.