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Riverbank Bed and Breakfast Reviews

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Lovely stay

Jenny and Graham are the perfect hosts at this lovely guesthouse.  Breakfasts are freshly cooked to order and the rooms are clean and spacious. Ideally situated for our walking weekend – would definitely return.

Val K

Lovely stay

A very warm welcome. Nice size room, clean and comfortable. Liked the idea of booking breakfast the night before. Staff were lovely and v helpful. Great for walks and v near to bus and train station. Plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. Home from home


Highly recommended!

Jenny and Graham were great hosts and made a right old fuss of us. We felt very at home and would love to visit again. The location in the middle of Matlock is perfect. Highly recommended!

Grateful guest

Fab place fab location Fab owners

What a lovely B&B very comfortable & welcoming. Great location to all shops bars & restaurants. Nothing was too much trouble. The garden backed on to the River Derwent with a lovely bench seat to sit & enjoy the evening sun. Definitely recommend this B&B

Kathy & Nick


We stayed for a weekend and wished we had stayed longer. Friendly and lovely staff, great room and view, lovely breakfast. Couldnt ask for better. We will be booking again.

Mikala Smith

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience staying here, this was our second time, the staff is helpful and very friendly, the rooms are great

Klauber Treviso

Brilliant b&b

Brilliant b&b, friendly and helpful staff, the perfect place to go for a relaxing weekend. Definitely recommend.

Paula Franzon

Fantastic Place

Third Stay At The Riverbank Guest House. Fantastic Place To Stay, Perfect For A Nice Relaxing Stay In Matlock

Sean Doherty

Wonderful cosy clean rooms

Wonderful cosy clean rooms. Excellent breakfast. Fantastic location. The owners were very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend. Hoping to have a return visit

Mandy Marsh

Friendly owners

Friendly owners, fantastic breakfasts, comfy bed. Everything you need in a b&b.

sally willis

The owners were very welcoming

Spotted here recently with my wife and my brother and his wife. Had a great weekend, beds were comfy, rooms were nicely presented and breakfast was lovely. The owners were very welcoming and took time to chat to us at every meeting. Will be returning at every opportunity

Theyoung Gamer

A lovely house

A lovely house in an idyllic location and welcoming owners.

David Cotgreave

Great location

Great location, very friendly reception, well recommend.

Amit Saini

Very friendly

We have just spent a very enjoyable few days at Riverbank . It was very friendly, homely and comfortable . The breakfasts were beautifully cooked and presented. Nothing was too much trouble.

Gillian Busher

Brilliant Easter weekend

We have just returned from a quite simply brilliant Easter weekend at Riverbank House in Matlock. We are a mid-twenties, well travelled couple, who like a bit of hill climbing and vintage shopping. At riverbank house, a warm welcome from the owners and a quick breakdown of the facilities was followed by a very tidy and well serviced room. Fresh tea and coffee facilities each day, and a wide range of breakfast options all contributed to a fantastic short break at Riverbank. Location wise, you cannot do better in Matlock, situated just down a small cul-de-sac, you have complete peace and quiet, but then, thanks to a quaint footbridge, you are actually just 2 minutes from all the shops Matlock has to offer in one direction and all the bars and restaurants in another. If you are considering staying here, I cannot urge you enough to do so!

Simon Lawrence

A very warm welcome

A very warm welcome by host Jenny, and a very homely place. Great situation in the heart of the town and garden banks on the river Derwent. A great place and excellent location with its own parking.

Tony Peperell

Little gem

Cosy and close to all you could need, rooms are all clean and well appointed with flat screen tv’s, staff are all welcoming and friendly and can’t do enough to make sure you have a great stay, breakfast is absolutely the best we’ve ever had all freshly cooked, this is the 2nd time we’ve stayed within a month and will return again

Mark & Mandy

Riverbank band b

Fantastic place. rooms absolutely spotless .great breakfast and wonderful hosts . thank you

Glyn and irene

Breakfast was amazing

Stopped for one night graham and his wife gave us a great welcome on arrival. Location perfect ample parking just a 2 minute walk into Matlock. Room was excellent spacious and very clean and a great view of the river and park. Beds great ,breakfast was amazing great selection and not cheap stuff very well cooked and nicely laid out. Credit to the owners and staff that make your stay great. Will be going back again that’s a promise!


Does what it says on the tin.

A traditional, good old B+B, in a fantastic location in the centre of Matlock.
Very friendly people who own and work there, and cant fault anything about our stay.
Lovely cooked breakfast in the morning, cooked fresh for you when you come down stairs, and a good selection that would keep everyone happy.
Its not the Ritz, but it is just what you want for a B+B……..
Good location,
Hearty breakfast,
Friendly staff.
If we go back to Matlock in the future we will definitely stay here again, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.


Fantastic B&B – we will definitely be back!

On arrival we had a warm and friendly greeting from the gentleman host who was lovely! The building from the outside looked beautiful and it definitely didn’t disappoint on the inside either! I love the decor and it is very well suited to the style of the building. The bedroom was exceptionally clean and comfortable – once again I loved the decor! We had a very quiet and comfortable nights stay. The bedding was beautiful and we both slept well!

Our breakfast was much better than expected! We had an English breakfast and Eggs Benedict – absolutely no complaints, we loved the food and the service!

The lady who served us (I assume the owner) was really sweet and hospitable!

Overall, the location is great, the service was amazing and we will most definitely be back again soon! Thank you for making our stay so special!

Claire W

A great B&B

What a gem…..a lovely B &B full of charm in a great location with beautiful gardens. The hosts were so welcoming, friendly and full of local knowledge and tips for good restaurants and bars. I had an amazing gluten free breakfast, cooked to perfection – a rare treat for a coeliac!! Would definitely recommend.


Attractive B&B with a beautiful garden

We stayed for one night on our way to Whitby and found this B&B to be extremely pleasant. It is set on a quiet road that is only a moment away from charming shops and restaurants. The bedrooms were comfortable and the staff, thoughtful and friendly.


Lovely weekend stay..

My mum had booked us into a “B&B” for the weekend of my brother’s wedding. I’ll be honest, I was only expecting a bog standard room a shave above a premier Inn or travel lodge. Well I was wrong. This is a luxurious and beautiful bed and breakfast, my partner and I with our 6 year old boy had a lovely room with a 4 poster bed, a pristine, clean and modern en suite bathroom with complimentary shower gels etc. The owners were so friendly and accommodating, the lady even helped me when my 6 page best man speech has been lost in transit and I had to begin writing it again from scratch an hour before I was due at the church plus trying to get ready at the same time as well (bloody nightmare)!!! Anyway, I digress, but with a lovely and vast breakfast offering coupled with friendly and personal touches from family like owners I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and was more than impressed and taken aback at the quality and luxury offered. If we are ever in Matlock again (given we live in Devon) we would most definitely stay here again. Thank you x

Megan, Rhiannon and Malachi

Couldn’t get better

We had a fabulous stay here. Jennie was so welcoming from the moment we stepped in and everything about Riverbank was excellent. Our room was very comfortable, clean and there was everything you needed – even had wifi in our room! The breakfasts were also excellent. The location is also an added bonus – tucked away, but a few steps into the town. We will definitely return – this is how B&B’s should

Mike and Pat

Wonderful Stay

Just returned from an amazing stay, the owners could not make you more welcome. This B&B is in an ideal position for visiting Matlock, it’s a short walk to lots of nice restaurants, bars and beautiful walks. It’s also only about a 15 minute walk into Matlock Bath. The room was spotlessly clean, and the breakfast was fantastic, with plenty of choice, well presented and excellent staff. All that is left is for me to say a massive thank you to the owners, we will be back

Grimsby Holiday Lover

Incredible Guest House – Highly Recommend

Jenny and Graham saved our holiday when they took our last minute booking. Everything from the location, to the comfortable beds, to the scrumptious breakfast was perfect. You cannot go wrong with this B & B. We would come back in heart beat.

Jodi C

Beautiful garden to match this beautiful B&B

Just returned from a weekend in Matlock, and even though I only live 2 hours drive away I have never been before. What a lovely part of the UK. Lovely B&B, we had a large room (no 10) which had a lovely view of the spacious garden, which the owners encourage you to sit out in, with the river at the bottom of it. The room was spotless and had a really comfy bed which is just what you need after a day exploring. Plenty of tea and coffee in the room, good size en suite too. Very close to the town centre and had free car parking. Breakfast was very plentiful and cooked fresh each morning. Thank you Jenny for your hospitality, we will return again in the future.


Could not fault this B&B

We had two nights stay in the Riverbank Guest House, what a Fab little place.
Set in wonderful gardens, great location, good parking in the private road. Only two minutes walk into Matlock town for bars, restaurants and a beautiful park etc. Owner Graham and Jennie could not have been nicer, great breakfast each morning. The rest of the staff were lovely and very helpful to our needs. Matlock is a good location for visiting Derbyshire. And will be going again to stay in The Riverbank B&B..



Literally just left this beautiful little B&B. Nipped up from home (long Eaton) with the missus for a night to see the illuminations. Was struggling to find anywhere to stay due to the busy period, Inna, the lady looking after the place in the absence of the owners, offered us a room due to a cancellation. Checked in to be greeted by Inna, warm, friendly and attentive. It was explained on checking in that the house was really busy and breakfast could be a tad late, no bother, we agreed a time to suit us all. she showed us to our room, number 1 which overlooks the rear gardens. The room is lovely, has everything you need and is spotlessly clean, spacious and warm. If I could offer a criticism it would be the mattress which for me was very springy so every time I moved so did the missus, no big deal, she slept well. Up for breakfast as agreed and there was no disappointment here either, it was lovely, very nicely cooked and filled my ever growing fuel tank to the max. I would have no hesitation booking here again. We live on a boat and don’t have a bath at home, for this reason we would book room 4 next time as it has a bath with the other rooms having showers. Thank you Inna & Denise for a lovey night.


If only we could have stayed longer!

My husband and I stayed here one night on our way back down to Essex from Gretna green. I had visited Matlock and Matlock bath years ago and had fond memories of the area. It was great to return and luckily I had booked this lovely B&B. Our room was beautiful and clean. It opened out to the garden which again was beautiful, the river Derwent runs right passed the B&B at the bottom of the garden. Literally a stones throw from the park, restaurants, shops and a short walk to Matlock bath. We had a nice meal in the Thai restaurant and visited the heights of Abraham also, we would recommend both. Breakfast at the B&B was delicious with a good choice of freshly prepared dishes. We just wish we could have stayed longer.

Katie W

Comfortable and welcoming B&B

Lovely b&b. great welcome on arrival. room was large enough with a very comfortable bed and lovely hot shower. the breakfast was cooked to order and very tasty. excellent location in central Matlock, within easy walking distance of bars, pubs and town. we also walked to the heights of Abraham which is a short distance and also to Tansley which has some lovely pubs. plenty of parking at the b&b also.


Great location for Peak District

Excellent B & B, with a good location for anyone wishing to explore the surrounding Peak District. Only problem was with my sat nav using the postal address as it took us to a village 3 miles from Matlock! Use “Olde English Road” or “Old Derwent Road” for the sat nav to get you to Riverbank Guest house. Probably the post code would work!

Stephen M

Great location and quaint B&B

Perfect hosts, great breakfast, high spec and comfy rooms. Perfect location. The garden backs onto the river and will be gorgeous in the Summers months.
Matlock also has a vibrant bar and cocktail scene for all ages, conveniently located near to the B&B (but not too close to be a nuisance)

Nicky W

Excellent B&B

Just got back home from staying at The Riverbank Guest House and we were not disappointed. We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were lovely and cooked to perfection. Room was comfy and well equipped. The garden was fab and overlooked the river. Overall could not fault Riverbank at all. Will definitely recommend and go back


Comfortable and welcoming B&B

Lovely b&b. great welcome on arrival. room was large enough with a very comfortable bed and lovely hot shower. the breakfast was cooked to order and very tasty. excellent location in central Matlock, within easy walking distance of bars, pubs and town. we also walked to the heights of Abraham which is a short distance and also to Tansley which has some lovely pubs. plenty of parking at the b&b also.



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