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The Unicorn

#6 of 7 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Market Place East, Ripon HG4 1BP, England
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013
CastlefordAndy Castleford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I visited this Weatherspoons pub for a Friday lunch, and as usual I was not disappointed. The food quality was good as was the price and service .Even though it was a Friday and busy the service was very good

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derby
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were really surprised by the quality of the room. Its the first time we have stayed in a Witherspoon Hotel but we will certainly consider them in the future. Although parking is a bit of a lottery with only around 8 free spaces we were all pretty lucky. There is a large supermarket car park close by if necessary.... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The hotel is in the market place, well placed for visiting Ripon. There is a long stay car park behind the hotel which was £2 for 24 hrs and not far to walk. The receptionist was helpful and polite and the room was a pleasant surprise. The decor was very modern, the bed king size and the room large with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Newly furnished and pristine rooms. Amazing value for money at under £40 a double room. Very friendly and helpful staff at front desk as well as at the bar downstairs. We didn't know what to expect from a JD Weatherspoons hotel. Will be looking for more of these in future trips.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Firstly, we got the room for £34.50 which we thought was a bargain so were not going to be too concerned if the place was a dump. We parked around the back in the overnight carpark (only a couple of quid) and checked in. The lady on the desk was very pleasant and very efficient. We were then told we... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Really good place to stay. Quiet top floor room, very clean, tea & coffee facilities and modern bathroom. Excellent position on the square with easy access to places to eat and drink. Nice place for a drink in the afternoon and the breakfast was really good value. No need to pay anymore. Would definitely stay there again. Great place to... More 

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Ripon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Wetherspoons have brought their highly effective formula to Ripon, refurbing a tired old hotel on Ripon's Marketplace. It's not haute cuisine but if you're looking for somewhere that's convenient and with a decent range of food and beers, including some very well-priced options then you can't go too far wrong. It does get very busy but it is deceptively big,... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We booked a room here for one night in the middle of a long journey, based mainly on the low online price, and knowing that Wetherspoon pubs offer good value. We were amazed at the grandeur of the building, right on the edge of the central square, and at the elegance of the interior. The room we were allocated (no.... More 

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54 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Booked this hotel as close to venue of a friend's wedding, knew we wouldn't be spending much time in it so booked the cheapest on the suggested list and our expectations were not high. The rooms were very good, stylish and clean, much better than we expected. Also, good location overlooking the main square. Breakfast in the ajoining pub was... More 

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England
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49 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The room was very smart with a great view over to the cathedral. The sheets did have food stains on though. The pub downstairs was OK, standard Wetherspoons, cheap beer and food. Breakfast was not included but was cheap too. Go outside at 9pm to see the Ripon hornblower call the night watch, done each night for over 1000 years.

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