Hackness Grange Country House Hotel
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... after a short while). This lasted to about 18.00 from when we continued motor sailing through the sunset. Saw our first gas platforms and these became more and more frequent - at one time 22 were in sight like Christmas trees all around. About 01.00 we were back under sail and continued through the night sometimes reaching 7 knots (8+ over the ground). We motor sailed through the morning but were back under sail ...
... the quayside but amazing relics of Victorian grandeur including the Grand Hotel - reputed to be the largest brick building in Europe - at least in its day. Now very rundown after purchase by Butlins and then a succession of failed attempts to make it work. But the town also has olde worldwide cobbled corners, a castle on a rock overlooking the harbour and an amazing promenade running along the coast for what seems like miles. There are two harbours here - we're in ...
... to thriving seaside town. From the mid 17 th century onwards, the far spreading fame of the medicinal Spa waters brought the rich, the well connected and the fashionable to Scarborough every season.Much earlier than anywhere else, too, sea bathing became an acceptable feature of the Scarborough Experience. These discerning early visitors sought pleasure as well as health.They demanded,and were prepared to pay ...
... countryside. It is a fine example of motte and bailey design. First built in earth and timber by William the Conquerer in the years following the Norman Conquest.It was rebuilt in stone and extended by subsequent kings,notably Henry III and Edward II ,in response to the threat posed at different times by rebellious barons and the Scots. For most of its life the castle's role was to provide fine accommodation for ...
... of volunteers for the last 180 years. The museum was sectioned into:the Explorers Wing,Captain Cook,William Scoresby. Shipping,geology and fossils,natural history and archaeology. It was a wonderful afternoon and we walked back to the apartment in the rain,and in overload!. We have just come back from having a very nice dinner and we are looking forward to a reasonably early night,it is now 10.30. Tomorrow we will take the steam train to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hackness Grange Country House Hotel
Just returned after a two night stay which cost just £35 per person per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Just got back from a great weekend at Hackness Grange. We were worried at first after reading the reviews. What we wanted was a relaxing break with good food and wine and relaxing surroundings. What we wanted was what we got. The only low point was when we had to leave. Yes it was expensive, but views and surroundings like we had, come at a price. All we have to do now is to decide when to go again.
Watch for the price increase when booking!
We tried to book this hotel - we paid a deposit for a room for a two night break and received a confirmation letter giving us a price, but when they asked us for the balance the price had massively increased.
When we challenged them they claimed the original price was wrong, despite it being an agreed amount confirmed by them in writing! We asked them to hounour their original price but they refused.
The manager we spoke to was thoroughly unpleasant. In the end we cancelled the booking.
Avoid this hotel!
Nice situation, could do so much better
Hackness grange is beautifully situated, and the exterior is impressive and promising, but as you walk through the front door the institutional smell of left over lunch is all pervading. The place needs a facelift - big time. The pool is scruffy, the bedrooms on the small side, and the dining room, which looks wonderful, suffered from very erratic service at breakfast time - didn't dare try dinner (but apparently the chef was "from an agency"). The receptionist recommended the Everley, a pub about a kilometre away, as a good spot for dinner - and it was fantastic, in fact a must-know for anyone planning a stay at Hackness Grange. Overpriced, and doesn't deliver what it says on the tin.
Having stated that this was to be our 30th wedding anniversary stay on three occasions and that I wanted a special room, we ended up in a room above the car park and delivery area. Food smelled awful and service appauling. Lots of complaints from everyone. Intend to write a letter of complaint to English Rose.
The building and setting are beautiful. In a national park, wildlife and walking is great. View from the rooms spectacular you are by a lake and in a forest. Our room was bright, light and airy if a little chintzy. We were in the courtyard no.17. Rooms 3 & 4 are also excellent.
We did a round trip in Northern England with our three teenagers and Hackness Grange was the most expensive hotel of the five hotels that we visited, but by far the worst. It is run down and dirty. The cutlery on the breakfast table was stained with food left-overs and when we complained we earned a disdainful look of the waitress. The breakfast was incomplete or bowls already empty and not refilled at 8 o 'clock in the morning. The jacuzzi stated in the Best Western brochures and the hotels own website was not existing. When we refused to pay the five star price, that did not even meet a three star standard, it needed long and intense discussions (two hours) and telephones until we got a deduction.
Nice Weekend Break Hotel
Good hotel in a great location, within a 10 minute drive of Scraborough, but blisfully peaceful due to its location in the North York Moors. The hotel itself has a good feel. gorgeous buildings and beautifully kept grounds. Inside needs a slight update its looking a bit tired in parts. Staff are a bit hit and miss, ranging from extremely helpful to completely miserable!!. All in all a reasonably priced nice hotel but dont expect to be bowled over!!
One of the best
I have stayed in hotels all over Britain and the Hackness Grange is one of the best. The hotel is situated in a fine country house, with spacious accommodation in the house itself and in the adjacent converted stable buildings. The house is set in its own grounds in a very picturesque area.
The hotel is decorated to a very high, tasteful standard. The food is good and the staff are very helpful.