The Yorkshire Hotel
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... stained windows, the best I have ever seen. They were even more beautiful with the sun shining through them. We decided to do the tower tour which was an extra £5 on top of the visitor fee. We climbed up 275 steps and 230 feet. The view from the top was quite something, you can see all across the city and out across the Yorkshire dales, we could even see the Kilburn White Horse carved on the hillside in the far distance. From our viewpoint we could ...
The journey was good and fortunately without incident, although logs and "floating islands" were two a penny to make sure we were paying attention and not just lapping up the sun.
Much to our surprise we spotted salmon leaping two or there feet out of the water just before Naburn Lock, and there are salmon steps at the side of the weir which were introduced a couple of years ...
Very relaxing evening in the pub with John and Vanessa catching up on what we had both been doing for the last 10 days. They had a good trip down to Sheffield after we left them and then up to Leeds where John used to work before he retired!
Another sunny day for our 3 hour trip from Beale Lock up to Selby, via The River Aire, and The Selby Canal. We had heard ...
... us", runs around with jerry cans collecting diesel from the distributors across the road and then fills up the two boats, oh well, back to "canaltime"!! There could have been worse places to stop and while away some time, as you may see from the photo.
Another glorious day in the sunshine and a fairly short trip on The River Aire to our overnight stop at Beale Lock.
... which quite a number lost their heads !!! After crossing back over the river on a very ornate marble bridge covered by "love locks" we proceeded back down the river back to our hotel to be met by our Mercedes minibus that was to take us back to the airport. The love locks are padlocks that in love couples leave padlocked to the bridge with the names of both parties written on them with a key held by each person. If your partner does not love ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate
We paid £75 for a double room and were very impressed. It was comfy, clean, quiet and had recently been refurbished. Parking spaces are provided outside the hotel. We have been in bigger double-rooms but this was adequate for our needs as we were out in the evening. The breakfast was superb -freshly cooked full English breakfasts were included in the price - and how many hotels do breakfasts to order? And how about the location -right opposite Bettys Tea Rooms, which never disappoints. Sounds like we were eating all the time, but we weren't!
Bridal buyers weekend.
This year my colleagues and I chose the right hotel. The staff were well trained and it showed. Our rooms were well furnished and modern, compared to other Harrogate Hotels we have stayed in over the last 10yrs. No grumbles regarding our stopping out late and the breakfast the next day was more than a welcome pick me up.
Great shower !
I stayed on a business trip for one night in September due to being unable to get back home (bosses ?!?!). Very few rooms available and had a rear facing room (rooms facing the gardened area at the front are apparently more in demand). However, the room I had was huge ! A double, a single AND a sofa bed all to myself. The bathroom was also large with a fabulous shower ! You just can't beat a good power shower...
Anyway, late to arrive so missed dinner but the ground floor bar did a mean Thai wrap and the staff were really helpful.
Breakfast was served in the ground floor (used to be upstairs in the restaurant) buffet style and was great. Food replenished often and thus food was fresh. Lots of other people passing good comments too. Hot toast and hot coffee served quickly.
I'll be back !
We liked it!
My husband and I have just returned from a one night stay at the Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate.
The hotel is decorated in contemporary style and is really smart with friendly professional staff.
We spent our day sitting out on the little balcony at the front drinking a bottle of red wine (which was reasonably priced) and it was lovely. The bar, brasserie and HG1 bar are all a lovely place to relax in.
I requested a nice room as the trip was a last minute birthday surprise for my husband. That is exactly what we got. Our room was a superior bedroom, on the fifth floor, at the front of the building with amazing views as far as the eye could see. We loved it!
The room was spacious, very clean with nice contemporary furnishings and a separate bathroom.
We enjoyed a lovely Tapas meal at La Tasca at the back of the hotel but we were spoilt for choice as to where we would eat. All of the major chains are in Harrogate - there is something for everyone!
The breakfast was very nice, if food ran out it was quickly replaced. However, whilst we were waiting to be seated, four staff came to attend to us. Once we were seated not one person offered us tea/coffee or toast, even though there were plenty of people standing around doing very little.
Overall a wonderful hotel which we will definitley vist again.
We stayed at Xmas time and the service was terrible, I informed them of a major leak in one of the linen rooms whoch incidently could have turned into something major. Room was tiny and the bathroom was not clean and had marks on the bath.
Breakfast was a nightmre having to wait for half an hour to be seated and then there was very little left on the buffet. I appreciate that foreign studendt/immigrants need somwhere to work to pay their way and I am by no means predjudice but not one person in the restaurant could speak english.
Thumbs down, sorry.
British hotels at their worst
Creaking floorboards where you can hear every footstep from the room upstairs.
Plumbing pipes against the walls so you can hear every flush and water movement from several rooms upstairs.
No heating of any sort in the bathroom.
A shower curtain that floats up and sticks to you body - as it did all the previous occupants bodies.
Mould round the bath and sink.
Rickety sliding door for the bathroom - no ventilation
One small wall heater and single glazing so its cold and noisy.
One lift only at anthing like normal speed but unless you are on the ground floor it goes down before it goes up.
A tall dark Victorian room "enhanced" by the current modern furnishing taste for Khaki - makes it darker and drabber.
The hardest bed I've slept on in a long time.
Friendly reception staff though.
Apparently this hotel has been refurbished recently, and one of their brochures claimed that following this, they were being upgraded to four star. However, the first room we were given had quite clearly NOT been refurbished - merely re wallpapered. The room was absolutely tiny (barely enough room to walk around the bed properly) furniture was ancient, with handles falling off, and the bathroom was just disgusting. The bath was covered in dubious stains, and there were tiles falling off the wall.
At breakfast, there was not enough room in the main dining area, so we were put in a freezing cold side room. Obtaining coffee and toast from the waiters took 4 requests, after which two lots turned up, resulting in us being told off by the waiter (!)
I was staying there to attend a friend's wedding - a friend who had booked the 5th floor bar for post wedding drinks. However, when we arrived back at the hotel, they claimed to have no record of the booking (despite her showing them written confirmation), and argued with the bride for a good 20 minutes, before finally agreeing to open it, some 30 minutes later.
The only good service we received was from the receptionist, who upgraded us to a junior suite for the second night of our stay.
I would never, never stay here again.
We stay every year at this hotel to do Christmas shopping. Since refurbishment it has become so comfortable, staff so friendly, and prices amazingly good. The rooms are pleasant especially those facing the Stray, the facilities fine. The menu is limited but covers most tastes, the wine list comprehensive enough to suit most palates. The bathrooms are great, plenty of space for toilet bags etc, towels changed daily, beds comfortable, good hospitality tray. A bit of heating in the bathroom could be an idea (to dry washed tights).
A wonderful hotel for a short break in this wonderful town - wouldn't miss it for the world.
An enjoyable weekend break
Weekend break in Harrogate - but where to stay?
Friends had been in the hotel bar for a drink a few months previous and thought it had been recently refurbished and recommended it for our stay. The hotel was contempary inside which is a complete contrast to it's exterior, and very central for Harrogates bars and restaurants. The room was very clean and nicely decorated and we couldn't have wished for any thing better. The only slightly negative point I would make is about the hotel's restuarant menu, which I feel could have been abit more exciting, but never the less the brasserie downstairs which was slightly more expensive had more choice and we had a lovely meal. I would sum up the weekend as very enjoyable and would definately stay at The Yorkshire on our next visit to Harrogate.
What a surprise!
We stayed here on a complete whim - the place looked ok, terrifyingly full of an older generation.... but the price was right....
However, when we reached the room we were amazed - all funky velvet sofas and chairs in chocolate brown, gorgeous bedding and very modern light fittings - a complete surprise!
The breakfast was extremely substantial and extremely good.