Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
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So here is our super vague plan for the first few months of travel. The aim is to avoid air travel as much as possible!
7th November - fly into Bangkok, Thailand. Hang out for a few days in the city before spending a relaxing week on the beach near Koh Chang. Then back to Bangkok to hire a card and head north ...
Checked into our Uber Modern B&B in the old walled city of York. The friendly owner has gone all out in redecorating our room in a Japanese theme and electronics and buttons galore (press button shower, smart 3D TV, silent fridge etc). The old city has a myriad of narrow winding streets and 14th century houses and, of course Minster Cathedral, a sprawling example of a 13th century ...
... popular theme in Hollywood, featured in such films as The Eagle, The Last Legion and Centurion. It's popularity is due to the fact that the legion disappeared completely North of Hadrian's Wall, most likely falling victim to the mighty Picts.
During the Anglo Saxon period York was known as Eoforwic. I absolutely love Old English names! Maybe I should change my name to Ethelred! The Anglo-Saxon period was cut short in this part of ...
... d agree!) but touch. Half way up a mountain in wales with no road connection, no running water, electricty or proper toilet. They have had only sheep for company (when they were lucky, ticks when they weren't!). Reading Nina and Russels weekly blogs inspired me to document our forthcoming travels in the same way! Some well travelled sandals Written by my ex-colleague and now fellow travel-bum ...
Left York this morning on our way to Cambridge. First stop Sherwood Forest, the home of my childhood hero Robin Hood. My favourite was Richard Green and I used to race home from school to watch the black and white TV show. Walking through what is left of the forest to the Major Oak, reputed to be the area of Robin Hoods hideout, was brilliant. I could just ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Middlethorpe Hall & Spa York
Nothing to write home about.
We stayed here to celebrate our 1st anniversary. Although the hotel, grounds and service are very nice it is way overpriced. We were in the old stable block when we would have really liked to be in the main hotel for such a special occasion. The food was ok nothing to write home about but not piping hot. If we came to York again we would probably stay closer to the centre.
We have stayed at this hotel many times and cannot recommend it highly enough. The rooms in this magnificent country house are delightful, I love the grandure of the main house and the cosy cottage atmosphere of the rooms in the courtyard. The bathrooms are "compact" but there is everything you need in there and the beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in.
Exellence meets near Perfection
This is most certainly one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Middlethorpe exudes the feeling of Georgian grandeur paired with superb food, a well stocked cellar and very dedicated and helpful staff, right up from the doorman to the manager. Actually, you feel that this is more of a home from home, than a hotel. I have stayed at Middlethorpe on numerous occasions (New Years Eve, especially themed weekends and evening dinners) and have also used it for business meetings or just for entertaining friends in the lavish drawing room. It is a fantastic place to bring foreign guests to, as it epitomises the best of old England and professionalism.
We were made most welcome at this country house hotel close to city centre York. The extensive gardens were a joy to stroll round before a superb dinner.
Our room was in the main house decorated with period furnishings and offered a comfortable restful sleep.
The staff were discreetly attentive and always courteus and helpful.
Loved the Hotel
I spent one night here last week and thought it was great. I have stayed here before and still think that it is a lovley hotel. Friendly, efficient staff and a gorgeous outlook. Great pool. Very small gym which meant I had to spend more time in the lounge drinking!
The hotel is beautiful and the staff are excellent, but where do I start, we had a 2-night package over New Year and I would not say we had that great a time! The room we had was part of the old stable block and was tiny; it was adequately decorated but had mill dew around the sink - not acceptable in any star hotel. The room was right by the door to the outside and every time someone went through it, it slammed very loudly as there was no catch on the door. The room service was very limited and also limited to very few hours in the day, I phoned for an iron was told that due to health and safety I was not able to have this so had to pay and use their pressing service!The food on the evening of the hotel was excellent although I did come back from the toilet to have one of my courses already waiting on the table - this was really not acceptable! Part of the package included a champagne brunch the next day, well all I can say was it was a cooked breakfast that went on until 11 rather than 10! There was certainly no champagne and nothing that I would accept as a brunch! Through out all the meals we had we had no music so even the afternoon tea was taken in dead silence - really not what you want when your trying to celebrate the new year It was a shame as we spent a lot of money on this particular trip but on the whole I would defiantly not say I would recommend it and it was not worth the money!
Briefly, we enjoyed our stay at this old country house but can only say it was average. There was an awfull continuous hum of traffic from the motorway which kept us awake most of the night. Reading the other reviews one can ony assume we hit at a bad time.
A superb experience
We stayed in the annex in a very comfortable, spacious room. A friend stayed in the main house (#2), a very elegant accommodation with large sitting room and separate bedroom. The staff was exceptionally courteous and helpful. The restaurant food was also excellent. All in all, we couldn't ask for more.
I very much enjoyed three relaxing days staying at Middlethorpe Hall.
Loved Middlethorp Hall
This is a lovely hotel with great ambiance. The room was spacious and well appointed. I found it very charming and the staff was very accommodating.