Travel Blogs from Guisborough
... room. This made it unique from the other castles I have seen and it was incredible to see the vibrant carpets, ceilings and paintings. But there was of course a few modern twists like the porcelain statues on the main dining table wearing plastic transformers armor, a huge flat screen TV and foosball table in the lounge room and two small soft toys we spied discreetly hidden below a painting and a sculpture. I really wish ...
So, in about 12 hours from now we should be taking off from Manchester and in about 24 hours we'll be about 3 hours through the 7 hour wait at Atlanta before finally taking off for the final leg to Memphis.......for a girl who has never been outside of Europe that feels like a long time to be travelling.......but I know it'll be worth it when we get there!
Started today thinking what a a generous allowance 23kg of luggage was and yet my lovely ...
... settings so she grouped them up and commissioned a craftsman to make rooms one eight scale. Each room is enclosed in a glass case and looks likes a room from a dolls house. But she also has a greenhouse and a collection of outhouses. The room that intrigues us most is the 1950s sitting room as we guess these items were not historical when she collected them. We wonder if they represent her ideal lounge? We conclude our visit with a quick tour of the garden. It is still cold and ...
... curiosity shops I see towlers newsagents, an old brick building that holds lots of charm. The small park area up ahead is wont full for a picnic. It is covered in a rainbow of bright flowers; people sit on the benches chattering in the sunshine. I look around the pleasant square, I see the York, a slender little pub and bar that does brilliant food. It is on old ...
... storage cupboard to investigate further - he assumes the screws must be on the back. Wrong! And now the 240v is buggered too. Light...I can manage without. Heat...no way!
Ian disappears, black box under arm. Campsite owner says he can use his workshop and tools. Ian drills out the rivets and fixes the 240v supply. He also works out why our leisure battery doesn't work. Something we have paid Wokingham Caravans to fix twice and they have ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gisborough Hall Guisborough
Overpriced and stuffy.
Booked through Laterooms. Got a deal price. Just as well as it's not worth paying full rate. Rooms and corridors ridiculously hot. It was a very hot day but no fans available from reception. No replacement TV remote batteries available. One of beers had run out - no more. Some items on breakfast menu not available. £2 credit card charge.
This hotel is in a beautiful setting and is a grand old house. But for a four star hotel and at these prices the service and attention to detail must be improved. Disappointing!
We stayed there over a weekend, arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday. We'd been to the hotel 2 years ago in the winter, and we wanted to return to see if it had retained the charm it had then.
Very highly recommended
Fantastic hotel, lovely location. Superior rooms with lovely furnishings, a huge bathroom with seperate shower cubicle, Penhaligan toiletries and bathrobes. Fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffee and a little decanter of sherry were all nice finishing touches.
The restaurant was excellent, the bar and lounge relaxing, and all the staff we encountered were polite and nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel is about 20 miles from Whitby, making it a good base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and intend to visit again myself soon.
Very pretty setting, room large, clean and comfortable. Breakfast wonderful but dinner choice limited. Bar snacks large and tasty. Staff extremely helpful. Nothing to do there tho, pity no pool area etc. Poured with rain whole time we there soaked outside so ended up watching movies in room. Clientele seemed mainly older folks. Couldn't use conservatory either night as wedding/summer ball in progress.
Highly recommend, wonderful hotel
We have stayed here 4 times in the last 6 months and cannot fault it. The setting is marvellous with beautiful countryside all around. The staff go out of their way to be hospitable and the rooms are well decorated and fitted and immaculate. The breakfast and meals are of a high standard and generous. The hotel provides excellent value for money. We hope to visit it many more times.
Excellent weekend break which exceeded our expectations. Sometimes old country house hotels can be a bit "tired" and in need of a facelift. However at the other extreme, when taken over by a chain they can become too corporate and "samey". Neither was the case here, so we were delighted with Gisborough Hall. It is beautifully refurbished but still very friendly and homely with a personal touch. We felt very welcome and at home throughout our stay.
Not Very Child Friendly
I went to this hotel for a weekend break in February 2006 for my birthday. Be warned, this hotel has a restaurant which is not child friendly. Our daughter is nearly 8 and I felt like we were aliens in the hotel. On arrival we were told we had to eat at 6.30pm - when the restaurant opened. I complained and was told these were the rules. This should have been explained when we booked. It completely spoiled my birthday. I do not like being dictated to when I am the paying client. Also, room was not particularly clean, dust everywhere. We were there the same weekend as a wedding and there were empty bottles and vomit in the grounds. I complained in writing and have not received the courtesy of a response. Wouldn't go again.
Fantastic staff and a lovely atmosphere make a stay at this hotel a real pleasure.
Wonderful first class luxury period hotel - fabulous rooms all individually decorated with fine features and in excellent condition - wonderful food in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast - top quality ingredients - nicest breakfast I have ever had away from home - this is a luxury hotel with the best possible service from friendly professional welcoming staff - it is a delight to stay at this hotel whenever I am in the area - I fully recommend a stay at Gisborough Hall for pleasure or business - it is beautiful!!