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The Royal Oak Hotel

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15 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed staying here. The room was very clean and the staff were very friendly and great with our 2year old son. We ate at the pub and the food was lovely. I would definitely stay here again.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel. Friendly welcoming staff. Even got a phone call to check we were ok as we were delayed for our expected arrival time. Room was spotless with excellent facilities. Breakfast provided good start to the day. Sunday Lunch lovely. Great location in the centre of Helmsley

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Bingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked 2 rooms at the Royal Oak Hotel for 1 night in Helmsley with old friends. We had rooms 1 and 2, one of which was a double with a good size and very comfortable bed and a large walk-in shower. The 2nd room was a Family Room and was not the same standard but had 3 beds. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A cracking place to stay,gail and mick are really good hosts,we had a dog with us and little barney was treat like a king!The breakfasts were first class and filled you for the day,i would highly recommend the oak to anyone visiting helmsley.

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! When we say dog friendly we mean dog friendly! The breakfast is fresh each day from local suppliers, always high quality! Please visit again soon. More 

newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came home from a four night stay and enjoyed it so much we would most definitely be back, the bedrooms were lovely food was lovely and so were all the staff, nothing was a problem. Location couldn't get any better right in the market square,plus Helmsley itself is an idea location for York, Whitby as well as all... More 

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We always strive to be welcoming and helpful, even if it's been a long day! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the royal oak as we needed to be in Whitby early the next day and decided to split the journey to avoid an early rise. we received a truly warm welcome , had a beautiful clean spacious and airy room and the food we had in the bar was exceptional. We will look to return for a... More 

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We believe in simple quality with a friendly atmosphere! Please visit again soon! More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is above average in many ways..Firstly the staff were extremely friendly and helpful in many ways and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very comfortable and clean with very upmarket tea and coffee making facilities. We chose to eat in the bar in the evening and found the food was better than most bar food fare... More 

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We always try our hardest to ensure we meet the needs for every guest. Our menu is regularly being updated and refined so please visit again soon! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location very clean rooms good value for money Hemsley has plenty to do shops pubs restaurants the castle is very much well worth a visit the surrounding villages are lovely to explore. Good :-)

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Thank you for your kind review. Please visit again soon. More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having very specific dietry requirements it can be impossible to find food at a pub but the staff here were more than excellent with the young sous chef coming out to the dining room to double check that all would be well. The crab was delicious and so were all the other items prepared for me. It was a busy... More 

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We will always try our hardest to cater for every need and we are very happy you noticed this! Please visit again soon! More 

Hertforshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Royal Oak Hotel in Helmsley for 1 night on our way to Durham from Hertfordshire. The hotel is right on the town square and looks lovely from the outside. The inside is rather dark and generally needs a facelift. However our room was lovely and faced out onto the square and was very... More 

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Robert S, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. For our Bar and Lounge we are aiming for a 'traditional pub' feel due to the age and history of the building. However as you mention we have modernised and updated the bedrooms! We are saddened by the fact you did not enjoy your evening meal, it obviously did not meet our usual high standards.... More 

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