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“What a find!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holdsworth, Halifax HX2 9TG, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
North Yorkshire
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4 hotel reviews
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“What a find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The hotel was recommended to me by a work colleague who uses the hotel regularly.

With free parking and wi.fi and set in its own grounds just five minutes drive from Town, the hotel is full of character and charm, is very clean and has a restaurant with a very good menu.

I was greeted by Zoe in reception with a smile and lots of friendly chat and information about the hotel. What an asset to the place, she obviously loves her job.

The room was small but had everything you could need, the bed was very comfortable with very good quality bedding.

I had a very good nights slept and left after a lovely breakfast....... And all for a similar price to the budget hotels in the Town centre.

  • Stayed July 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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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Sasencas thank you for giving Holdsworth House a try, we are very grateful that many of our bookings come on recommendation. We hope you'll return again if you're in Halifax on business, and as you say - why pay the same elsewhere for so much less?
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I got married here in June 2013. I will remember this day always and for all the right reasons!

The staff here are fabulous, much more than just professional and helpful, they are really friendly too and this made a huge difference to me on my big day!

The wedding breakfast was gorgeous, there were 24 of us and every single guest said how nice the food was and there were lots of comments about the good service too.

15 of us stayed over and breakfast the following morning was enjoyed by all. The breakfast room was bathed in sun and was a great way to end a wonderful experience. It's here I would like to mention that one of my guests was enjoying the grounds very early in the morning and was impressed when staff brought him an early morning 'cuppa' out!

The grounds are very well kept, and as we were lucky enough to have sun we were able to make good use of them for our pictures! The interior has a lovely romantic feel and although it was a warm sunny day all the fires were lit, which added further to it's charm. It's a gorgeous old house and if you are thinking of getting married it really is the perfect venue.

I only have two negative comments, both tiny and in no way was our day spoilt by either. The first was the music played during the service, it was played so low that no one heard it! We had to be told to come down the steps as we had no idea the music had started! The second is regarding the bathroom in the bridal suite, it's just a little dated, and could do with a little love and attention.

Even though I am within 12 miles of Holdsworth House I would stay here again. We may book a room for our 1st anniversary! It really is a charming place. Be proud of your staff their friendly service does your gorgeous hotel justice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hello Jeanie68 thank you for choosing Holdsworth House for your wedding, we are thrilled you had such a wonderful time here in Halifax with us. Plans are already afoot to enlarge the bathroom in the bridal suite. Work is due to begin as soon as we enlarged as soon as we can squeeze it in between weddings.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Me and my fiance stayed at Holdsworth house on a groupon deal and couldn't have asked for a nicer break.

The gardens were lovely and we loved the atmosphere and old fashioned nature of all of the hotel. Our room was also very comfortable, light and airy with a very comfortable bed and sloping ceiling.

We didn't have an evening meal at the hotel but upgraded to afternoon tea which was lovely and eating it off mismatched vintage crockery was a lovely touch. Breakfast also couldn't be faulted and all the staff were very attentive.

We finished off our evening with a drink by the fire. A perfect relaxing night away. We would definitely visit this hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear SamDean22, we are delighted you tried Holdsworth House in Halifax and thanks for writing such a nice review. The Groupon deals are very popular here and everyone gets the same royal service, whatever means you book by, so we hope to see you again some time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Last minute booking with a groupon deal . Stayed in a small double room which was comfortable and clean . The restaurant /bar food was exceptional . We were able to order food from either the a la carte or bar menu whilst eating in the restaurant . The grounds and gardens are a pleasure to behold especially at this time of year . We were fortunate to be able to take afternoon tea in the garden as it was warm and sunny . The staff are delightful and nothing was too much trouble . A real find . We would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Hi familyCheshire, thank you for taking time out to write your review, we really appreciate it. We're thrilled you took a chance on booking Holdsworth House on the Groupon deal and that you thoroughly enjoyed it. We hope you'll book again soon for more of the same.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Saturday 22 June 2013. Michael & Simone's wedding reception.
Profesionally organised and well run. Evertything on schedule.A poor day weatherwise but even so wedding pictures taken in the hotel and ground were great.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your review. We only wish we could organise the weather for our guests too, then we might achieve perfection every time! We do hope you'l return for another stay ay Holdsworth House.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Myself and fiance stayed here Saturday 22June for 1 night, we got engaged 12 months go in Cape Verde, and decided to mark the occasion with a trip to Holdsworth house to celebrate, we are actually having our wedding reception here in July 2014 and absolutely love the place, we have been for afternoon tea here several times (which is fabulous!), so this time decided to have afternoon cream tea instead, as we were dining in the restaurant later that evening.
We booked a superior double, room was lovely bed very comfortable, staff are very friendly and attentive, food was superb and we finished off the evening by having drinks by the fire, there was a wedding taking place and we were getting a little giddy as in 12 months time it will be our turn!, very relaxing stay we simply love the character of the place oldy worldy creaking floors etc, and our favourite part is the front of the house and gardens simply stunning.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you GlynM537 for your review of Holdsworth House. Such a great idea to come for a break before your wedding as the excitement is palpable! Please continue to recommend us for the afternoon tea, which is always popular and we hope to see you again soon before the BIG day!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I got married here on 15th march 2013 and it was the best day ever such a romantic and unique place. Tracey and her team were very helpful and did everything they could for us. The ceremony was perfect and everything ran smoothly. All the guests had a brill time and everyone loved the food. The Dj was great and played fantastic music all night which made everyone dance all night. Everything was brilliant from start to finish and could not fault this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Louise B congratulations on your marriage. We are thoroughly pleased and delighted that you had such a wonderful day. Thank you for your kind comments, which we will pass on to Tracy and the team. We hope to see you again soon (before its time for an anniversary break!)
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Address: Holdsworth, Halifax HX2 9TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Halifax
#4 Business Hotel in Halifax
#4 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Halifax's only four-star hotel is now listed in the 2013 Michelin Guide along with the country's elite hotels & restaurants. Holdsworth House is a beautiful Jacobean manor built in 1633, which has been owned and run by the Pearson family for 50 years. The manor stands in stunning, secluded gardens and is just three miles north of Halifax. It feels a world apart from the bustle of everyday life and is a perfect choice for accommodation, weddings and conferences. In this beautiful old house you'll find open fires, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that create a sense of history and comfort. The 39 charming bedrooms are all ensuite and have all been individually furnished. Dinner is served by candlelight in the 17th Century, oak-paneled 2 AA Rosette-winning restaurant whilst the Long Bar has a simpler brasserie style menu. ... more   less 
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