Travel Blogs from Guisborough
... Pancake Extravaganza in the MCR. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, a time for fasting in the Christian calendar, was traditionally a day for people to clean out their cupboards of things that they will be giving up for the month. In modern times however, it has become known as Pancake Tuesday, and is an occasion for British people to eat pancakes. Katy outdid herself with the pancakes, providing chocolate spread, Mars Bars, Marshmallows and tons of ...
... part of the water supply of the village. We turned left and headed up a hill to the moors where there was a sign placed there to celebrate the millennium. There are several of these stones all over the moors.
The five and a half mile walk was uneventful and extremely peaceful. You will notice in a couple of the pictures the heather looks sere. The owners of the moors burn sections each year to help ...
... The patron saint of Northern England, St. Cuthburt is a big deal in the Anglican Church. He lived in the 7th century AD, and was famous for healing, helping the poor and spreading Christianity in the the North.
I also showed off to dad the Cloisters of the Cathedral, famous for their appearance in the Harry Potter films. All too soon it was time for dad to head home to Ottawa, via London. But not before a quick stop at Durham's best doughnut shop - Krispy Kreme.
... once again, turned a beautiful bright blue, the clouds were white and fluffy, and the temperatures became quite pleasant.
The last part of our journey went up an incline, through a field and then up a dirt road to the parking spot. On the way, we passed a flock of sheep and we saw our first lamb of the season. It was adorable!
We then motored to Osmotherly for a pub lunch at the ...
... wonders of Skype and FaceTime means that I will still be able to keep in touch with my family and friends, and they can also share my experience by seeing things for themselves. Anyway, fingers crossed all goes well tomorrow with my flight! I will be getting up at sick o'clock (aka 5am) to go to the airport so it's going to be a very couple of days ahead. But how exciting, next time I blog I should hopefully be writing from China woohoo!! Ciao for now... Sheree ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!!