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“Wonderful experience” 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 #3 of 11 Hotels in Halifax
Sale, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Just got home having had lunch, together with seven other people, at this lovely hotel. We had the Host a Roast lunch in a private room - the De Aldworth room -where a log fire had been lit. The 3 course meal was delicious and the staff very attentive.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you Michael E for coming to Holdsworth House for a special meal and for sharing your experience here. We appreciate it. Hope to see you again. The team at Holdsworth House.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We've been here several times and with a very young grandson "Leo" in the area, expect to stay quite frequently. Last week we were in room 34, a superior double, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Only downside was the WIFI and not simply in the room, but in public areas such as reception and the bar where it was alleged to be at its strongest but my computer couldn't pick up the internet. The reception very willingly helped out by finding the train times I needed.

However, it's another young lady named Emma who was on duty the next day when I was waiting to check out who I watched and listened to handling what I can only describe as a difficult customer with commendable skill and patience. This went on for in excess of 10 minutes and Emma was very cool and empathetic throughout. What an employee!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 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, March 7, 2014
Dear Ricahrd G, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again. You must be enjoying your trips to see your grandson! We are sorry you experienced problems with our wifi. We have been assured by the technicians that we have the maximum bandwidth, yet when the hotel is busy and many guests are downloading large files, films or such like, unfortunately it might mean that other users sharing the wifi notice a poorer signal. We do hope that you'll continue to stay with us and we very much appreciate the comments made re Emma, who will be delighted to get a personal mention.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I don't think I have ever stayed anywhere where the staff were so professional and friendly. They all seemed to go out of their way to make you comfortable. The food was great, especially the steaks, though my husband was a bit taken aback by the tiny desserts. Our 'snug' room was comfortable and perfectly adequate. Only let down was the slight scruffiness eg worn carpet in bar and battered, dusty furniture in dining room. Overall, felt really well looked after in a lovely setting.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, March 7, 2014
Thank you SGrant for your review of Holdsworth House, I am pleased that you had a lovely stay and you felt thoroughly looked after. We were a little bemused re your comment on the bar carpet, as it is relatively new and chosen to be in keeping with the historic manor and antique furnishings. That said, we are truly appreciative of your custom and hope you'll be back for more very soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I visited here on the 27th February and from start to finish the meal was lovely. I had scollops with chorizo which was presented beautiful and tasted lovely. I ordered my steak medium rare and it was cooked to perfection, the home cooked chips and onion rings were a lovely side. Treacle sponge with ice cream to finish with was unbelievable and a great finish to our meal. We had a very nice smooth red wine that accompanied our meal. Overall from the staff to the food to the whole ambience it was a lovely experience.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear yesplease83 thank you for your wonderful comments on your Holdsworth House experience. We are pleased that our new menu is proving such a hit with diners. We hope you'll return again soon. Best regards from the team here.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A woefully mismanaged hotel. By no stretch of the imagination is this a 4* hotel. It touts itself as privately owned so the owners should really take a look at their management team. I give one * for the nice building (from the outside) and one * for how quickly they checked me out so I could get away.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HoldsworthHouse, General Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you for posting your report,

I am extremely sorry for any disappointment you experienced at Holdsworth House Hotel. I would be grateful if you could find time to call me at the Hotel (01422 240 024) to discuss your feedback in more detail, as i have no record of any such comments being made during your stay with us. It would also give me the opportunity to apologise personally and hopefully arrange a time that you can return and enjoy your experience at Holdsworth House Hotel.

With Kind regards

Richard Christie
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Me and my wife were invited to a friends wedding and this was the lovely setting for it. Its a lovely old building from the 1600s with an extension for the wedding/function room. There's plenty of parking and it's easy to get to. Staff were very attentive and courteous. The food was delicious. Of course its a hotel for couples as well and we would be tempted to stay here the next time we visit.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear BobsBobs thank you for reviewing Holdsworth House. It's great to hear that wedding guests have such a good time attending weddings here as it helps reinforce the bride and grooms' decision that they booked the right place! We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We arrived at beautiful picturesque Holdsworth House on the afternoon of Sunday 26th January. It was a joint Christmas and Anniversary gift from our lovely daughters and their families.
When we were checking in we were advised that we had been upgraded to a suite. What a lovely room it was,set over two floors with a cabinet,sofa and tv downstairs and upstairs just about the comfiest bed we have ever slept in.
We went along to the bar where hubby had some real ale and I had 2 glasses of [very reasonably priced] Champagne. We also had a very light lunch of smoked salmon,lemon creme fraiche with Avuga caviar and new potatoes. It was delicious. After exploring the lovely historic hotel and having a little rest it was about time to get ready for the evening.
Before we went in for dinner we sat in the bar and had a free glass of wine [which was part of the deal we had] and sat round the real fire while we perused the menu.
It is a extensive menu with a varied selection of meals. When we had made our decision we found that for a few extra pounds we could have the 7 course tasting menu,which incorporated some of the other things on the menu including the meals we had chosen. It also finished of with coffee and petit fours.It is a lovely meal that satisfies you without over filling you.
So eventually tired, happy and well fed and watered we weaved our way to the very comfy bed.
Next morning we had a lovely and very tasty Yorkshire breakfast before we had to check out and then sadly made our way home.
Thank you Holdsworth House for a lovely stay. I hope it won't be the last time we visit you.

Room Tip: To be honest from what I hear all rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, February 3, 2014
Dear Lesley J we should say merry Christmas and happy anniversary to you! We are thrilled that your stay was so enjoyable - it makes every effort we make completely satisfying. We hope that you'll recommend us to your friends and that we see you again in Yorkshire, perhaps in the sumer when the gardens are in full bloom.
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Additional Information about Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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:
#3 Business Hotel in Halifax
#3 Family 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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