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Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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The Old Deanery
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another great stay at the Deanery. It's like visiting old friends. Good food excellent hospitality and the pleasant aura provided by the imposing, yet beautiful catherdral opposite. Even the hourly bells can be forgiven.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We held our daughters wedding here on October 2014 and can't thank Linda, Grace,Chris and the rest of the staff enough for their hospitality. This hotel if a fantastic venue for any occasion and would recommend it to anyone. The food was excellent and all family and friends who attended the weekend agree with us. It's an old building with... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a one night business trip and the weather was atrocious. The hotel is easy to get to right opposite the massive cathedral, ample gravel parking and an impressive old frontage. It was dark when I arrived and when I left but from wedding photo's I saw the grounds looked nice. This is a really old building, the staircase... More 

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Walton, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here when visiting family after my parents stayed in the summer. It's in a great location as it's so close to market square but still feels away from it all. We stayed in room 5 which has an amazing view of cathedral. We had dinner the first night which was so unusual. Onion soup was amazing. We were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights over New Year and were delighted with all aspects of our stay. The room was large and full of character as was the en-suite! The New Year's Eve dinner was exceptional and was extremely well presented. Champagne and canapes were served in the bar beforehand and all the ladies received a gift. A nice touch!... More 

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ChrisJMBrown, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many of our guests refer to us as a 'home' which is such a wonderful compliment. All our staff aim to give every guest a personal experience and many familiar faces come back time and time again for this very reason. Grace has been here for just less than a year now and she is making a massive impact -... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, son and I spent New Years Eve in The Old Deanery in Ripon - a genuine historic building. The location, accommodation and personal attention was ideal for such an occasion. The whole presentation and quality of the New Years Eve Dinner was excellent. The evening started with a champagne reception and canapés followed by dinner which was served... More 

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ChrisJMBrown, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

It's great to hear you chose The Old Deanery to welcome in the New Year and that you enjoyed your night so much. It's such a compliment that you preferred our small hotel with a close knit team of staff, over other locations around the country where you have spent New Years previously. The owner, Linda, who hosted the night... More 

Coventry, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This non-chain hotel really is a good find. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful, the location is excellent and the rooms are individually furnished and characterful. Our only slight criticism is that breakfast is perhaps a little slow, and my main recommendation to the hotel would be to invest in one of those toasters that guests can use... More 

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ChrisJMBrown, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

As you mentioned, each room is individually furnished and different - why not try a different room every stay to find your favourite? Some look over the cathedral, some over the garden; some have a bath, some do not; some are small and cosy, others are majestic and grand - everyone has their own taste and I'm sure we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have stayed at the Old Deanery on a couple of occasions now and simply can not fault the place. The welcome, the staff, the accommodation and the food are exceptional. It has the added bonus of it being quite a small hotel, with some amazingly large rooms. The food in the restaurant is absolutely fantastic and the chefs always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really lovely, friendly, clean and characterful place to stay. Delightful setting opposite beautiful cathedral. Roaring open fire , great coffee and Sunday morning papers- perfect end to a great stay. Staff were so helpful , nothing was too much trouble - really relaxed atmosphere- definitely stay again.

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ChrisJMBrown, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Such a lovely, short review! Thank you for such kind comments on your time here - we hope you return soon for another delightful stay. Kind regards, Chris - Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Holt Storage Systems Ltd celebrated another 'cracking' year of racking by returning to the Old Deanery for their annual Christmas bash. Santa was joined by all his reindeers for lots of fun and frolics and I'm sure that other guests were thankful that we were all contained in the Garden Room as a makeshift stable! We were all looked after... More 

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ChrisJMBrown, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

I remember this night perfectly, as I'm sure all our staff and residents from that night do! Your enthusiasm, fancy dress and games definitely made you stand out from the other Christmas parties we hosted this year! Thank you for such nice comments and from everyone here at The Old Deanery, we'd like to wish Holt Storage Systems Ltd. the... More 

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Address: Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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