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“A beautiful hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 2GB, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cambridge, UK
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A beautiful hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

My fiancee and Ihave just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at Middlethorpe.

We stayed in Room 24 in the Courtyard, which was both spacious and extremely comfortable. It was also nice to find little touches such as the complimentary mineral water, biscuits, fruit bowl and daily laundered bathrobes. The early morning tea was fantastic too, just what you need at 8am!

We had breakfast each morning and also afternoon tea on our penultimate day. The quality and presentation of the food could not be faulted and was delicious. In particular afternoon tea on the terrace in the late afternoon sun was one of our highlights, terrific.

As we wanted to see as much of the local attractions as possible, we only spent an hour and a half in the Spa. The facilities that we did use (pool, steam room, sauna and whirlpool) were all excellent.

However, a hotel is only as good as the team that runs it, and we both felt that the level of service we received was pretty much perfect. The welcome we received from Mike on our arrival really set the tone. First impressions count, and Mike was warm, friendly and very welcoming. At reception our check in process was handled quickly and efficiently, a big thumbs up to all the reception staff! All the waiters/waitresses, particularly those at breakfast, were wonderful and a credit to Middlethorpe. Our room was looked after to the highest level and many thanks go to the housekeeping staff! I am aware that there are also many other people such as the laundry staff who work behind the scenes but are still vital and provide a much needed service. So we would like to thank the entire team at Middlethorpe for making our stay so wonderful!

I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone, and we will definitely be staying there again soon!

  • Liked — The beautiful house and gardens
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

I stayed as part of a tour and wish we could have had more than one night at this converted country manor house. I had a very comfortable corner room that looked out on the rear garden and lawn. This hotel/spa would be an excellent, relaxing location from which to explore York and the surrounding countryside, but would also be a super weekend destination in and of itself, with charming grounds, including lovely gardens. The manager and his staff were uniformly gracious and very helpful. I was able to schedule a lovely massage and had a very nice, well-prepared dinner. Weather permitting, the small patio area in back is lovely for cocktails, and since we had wonderful warm weather, I enjoyed this very much.

  • Liked — comfort, grounds, meal
  • Stayed August 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

An excellent one night stay at Middlethorpe - a generous sized comfortable room, excellent staff and lovely surrounds. The spa is also worth the use - we used the pool and sauna with no-one else there!
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Address: Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 2GB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in York
#1 Spa Hotel in York
#1 Luxury Hotel in York
#3 Business Hotel in York
#4 Family Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Middlethorpe Hall & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now part of the National Trust - all profits donated to the charity. Overlooking York Racecourse, Middlethorpe Hall is close to the city of York yet enjoys 20 acres of its own peaceful gardens and parkland. It has an award-winning restaurant, the Oak Dining Room, and a heavenly spa with swimming pool. Decorated in traditional country house style, Middlethorpe is furnished with antiques and fine paintings consistent with the period of the house. Beautifully appointed bedrooms are located in the main house and the 18th-century courtyard. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel York
Middlethorpe Hall And Spa
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