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The Ripon Spa Hotel

#5 of 7 Hotels in Ripon
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3.0 of 5
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Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Re decorated and improved a good deal from a few years ago. Room clean and up-to-date. Food good. Staff friendly and helpful. Location in walking distance of very attractive Cathedral and town centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel for a pleasant break with friends or family. My sister and I met (one traveling from Newcastle and one from Essex) to enjoy a couple of days of uninterrupted fun, catch-up and shopping! We found the hotel to be extremely friendly and adequate for all our needs. Yes it's a little old fashioned but the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently attended a family wedding at the hotel with an overnight stay. What a brilliant weekend!! I couldn't fault the service, food or the room. The staff could not have been more friendly or attentive to us all. Time spent in the beautiful grounds was an added bonus and I will certainly be returning. Well done to you all,... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently stayed at the Ripon Spa. The staff were very friendly and helpful, with one exception at the reception desk. The meals were good and breakfast was plentiful. The room was acceptable but not superior. The hotel is very tired and needs significant repairs - windows do not close. The pictures do not represent the hotel as it requires painting... More 

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for review . Sorry you were unhappy with reception , and the state of the building . As a general rule we as are not a bad place to stay in Ripon , the majority of reviews cannot be wrong . More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forty seven members of the Harrogate branch of the Retirement Fellowship enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Ripon Spa Hotel. The menu was varied and the food excellent, backed up by friendly and efficient service from the staff. The dining room is light and airy with views of the garden and windows opening onto a veranda. A lovely room for... More 

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel is delighted that your party enjoyed your luncheon. More 

Castle Gresley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed for a few days and played in a croquet tournament at the hotel. The food was excellent and the room overlooking the gardens and croquet lawns was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts and staff and it was a pleasure to play against the world class players who regularly stay and play at this hotel.

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review , am extremely pleased you enjoyed the croquet and that you met with old friends , whose company you will be in next August for the 21st Yorkshire International Croquet Open . More 

England
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, what can I say about this hotel? It would be such a stunning hotel, if only money was spent on it and a thorough clean! It is so outdated and shabby.The receptionist at check in was sullen to the point of rudeness. That was a great start to my short stay. The communal areas are grim and... More 

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your rather scathing review . You are correct about us saying we have satellite tv , but it is only in the Turf Bar and Bistro , not in the rooms . As for the place being unclean and not facing breakfast because of that , untrue . Thankfully I can now tick a picky flip flop... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a shame that this beautiful building has been allowed to fall into such a bad state! The room I was staying is was dreadful, I felt sick staying there. The receptionist on arrival had been very unhelpful and abrupt on asking for a different room I could see no further point in complaining. My room was unclean, I had... More 

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate what you say about the wasps as I also live on the top floor , the pest control officer from the council had not sorted the problem . As for the window it has been fixed today 17th August .Could I suggest instead of bleating about it in future on this site , you actually ask it to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a member of a choir which meets for a long weekend twice a year in a cathedral city, I have experienced a full range of hotels and their services. The Ripon Spa tops the list by far. Our room was large and comfortable, as was the bed. 40+ people were served food of excellent quality in remarkably quick time,... More 

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

You ladies and gentlemen were an absolute delight to deal with and I know you enjoyed staying in our beautiful city . More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has real style and character. Our room, over looking the gardens, was big, well furnished and very comfortable. The staff are exceptionally efficient and friendly. The food was a highlight of the stay - excellent. It is very conveniently situated for Ripon and the outstanding North Yorkshire countryside. A much needed break was made special.

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

As always in reviews it is the staff who make the guests feel comfortable ,and we thank you for your kind review . More 

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