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Studley Hotel and Orchid Restaurant
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SE, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Plymouth
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Very very comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I only stayed one night with two colleagues and had a very enjoyable stay. The room was very comfortable and clean. I slept very well :-) The bar is very good and a bit eclectic, very well stocked. I certainly will stay there again when in Harrogate. A very big thank you to all the staff there, they were all, without exception very friendly and helpful, a credit to the establishment!!! Lastly but not least the breakfasts are great plentiful in both size and choice!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staffordshire, England
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20 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

my friend and I stay here for a long weekend each November for an exhibition and they never disappoint. the rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. they are always spotlessly clean. prices in the bar are what you would expect in a hotel but everything is of really good quality. we ate in the Orchid restaurant on both evenings and as always the food was brilliant. you have to try the oriental prawns

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We didn't stay at the Studley but dined at the Orchid. We have eaten here many times. Service is always excellent and food is outstanding. The menu allows you to explore many styles of food from different countries. Absolutely fabulous. Our favourite main is red Thai curry which is to die for.
wine prices are reasonable too.
overall the best restaurant in Harrogate in our opinion.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We have just returned from a stay at the Studley Hotel. It was our anniversary and when we arrived there was a card from the Hotel in our room, congratulating us with the champagne that had been pre-ordered. A wonderful personal touch. The room (No.27) was beautiful, at the front with a huge bay window overlooking the entrance. Although right on the road, we did not notice any noise from traffic. The bathroom had a huge bath and excellent shower and a huge mirror/light. The staff at the hotel were very knowledgeable and extremely courteous. They even said they would contact the Restaurant Manager to see if we could be accommodated in the restaurant that evening even though it was fully booked. Luckily for us a table was found and we had the most fantastic meal. The breakfast was excellent with a huge variaty of fresh fruit, continental pastries, choice of English breakfast, toast etc etc. We were able to find a place in the small car park when we arrived but didnt use the car again until we left as it is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, gardens and all the interesting sights in Harrogate to visit. We hope to return to the Studley Hotel for another stay in the summer. The Managers and their staff are to be congratulated on a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We paid a little extra for a bigger room but room 38 wasn't exceptional, the bedroom and bathroom had a full window which was lovely with an open outlook but a little on the cold side. The radiator in the room didn't appear to work, so we used the additional heater that was in the room, then at 2.30 am, I woke up and found the radiator knocking out the heat full pelt! I found my bed too soft and was disappointed in the overall fabric and furnishing of the actual bedroom. The public area by reception was also a little on the cold side. We weren't disturbed by any other noise within the hotel.
The hotel is ideally situated for visiting Harrogate and dinner in the restaurant is to be recommended, breakfast is tasty and they will serve a combination of requests, ie well toasted bread, extra pork sausages.
To be honest I think I would book to eat in the Orchid restaurant again but try another hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The hotel is good, but the star of the show is the Orchid restaurant and bar with a real buzz and fantastic food and service. We stayed in room 10 which was spacious but had a very noisy extractor fan right outside the window. The room was too warm but we couldn't open the window due to the noise so that was quite annoying. Being an old building, the sound-proofing is not good and the room above us were up late (2am) and up early (7am) so not the best nights sleep as we could hear their every move. The rest of our party were happy with their rooms. Breakfast was was good. We did have trouble getting parked as Harrogate was exceptionally busy, but once we found a space on the street the hotel gave us a parking disk.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We usually stay down the road but they were full so we took a risk on available rooms at the Studley! And were we impressed! Excellent room, very clean and well stocked - iron, hairdryer etc. I locked myself in the toilet (duh!) - husband released me - and when we told them they fixed it all immediately. Couldn't have done more for us! Breakfast was excellent and efficiently served. We were 2 mins walk away from the Conference Centre - fabulous. And 5 mins walk from the centre of town. Would recommend.

My husband particularly liked the very hi-tech mirror in the bathroom - personally magnifying pieces of mirror don't do it for me! Automatically opening doors to leave the hotel certainly have a "wow" factor! We will go back!

Room Tip: I asked for a room away from the restaurant. Didn't hear a peep from anyone all night.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Studley Hotel and Orchid Restaurant

Address: 28 Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Harrogate
#3 Romantic Hotel in Harrogate
#5 Family Hotel in Harrogate
#7 Business Hotel in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Studley Hotel and Orchid Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Next to the Valley Gardens in central Harrogate, the Studley Hotel has a refurbished lounge, cocktail bar and terrace. The friendly, 4-star hotel has an award-winning restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The rooms all have contemporary decor and modern bathrooms and shower rooms. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and a hairdryer. Some rooms have PlayStations, MAC mini-computers and iPod docks. Guests can relax in the O Bar, which offers light snacks and classic cocktails. With 2 AA Rosettes, the Orchid Restaurant offers authentic East Asian cuisine and specialties from the Pacific Rim. Studley Hotel offers free parking permits and some on-site parking, and guests receive free passes for a local leisure centre (restrictions apply). International Conference & Exhibition Centre, Betty’s Tea Rooms and the Montpellier Quarter are just a few minutes’ walk away. ... more   less 
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