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“Good old-fashioned hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Ripon Spa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BU, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Ripon
England
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Good old-fashioned hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We enjoyed our weekend there; it is a very old-fashioned hotel with lovely gardens. We had a nice large room, very clean, everything worked, and with great views. The only thing we didn’t like was that there was some problem with plumbing, which made lots of noise – it sounded like someone was drilling into the wall next-door. It was no problem at night but we were woken up by it at 8am – not ideal when you hope to have a sleep in.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
Thank you very much and I am so sorry that you were woken up early! Our plumbers are on the job as we speak!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

after a misunderstanding of the price we had a fantastic deal... wonderfulll hotel.. wonderfull views.... fantastic staff... just a short walk into town to see the horn blower.... u could choose your own food for breakfast,(buffet style)...which tasted fab...all in all an excellent hotel and would recommend.... and maybe if a deal come up like it did then we stop for a week next time...lol..x

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
It was an extraordinary mistake, and perhaps a deal never to be repeated! Glad it all ended so well.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Nice comfortable & clean room with views over beautiful gardens. Welcome bath tub for soaking weary cyclists' muscles. Excellent supper in hotel bar and really good value. Centrggally located hotel, easy to find.
Intermittent vibrating noise loud enough to wake us several times. Staff did investigate, agreed there was an issue and thought it related to recent plumbing work; they hoped the matter would be resolved after the Bank Holiday. Sadly, our good night's sleep was spoiled, but I would stay here again if I was sure the plumbing was sorted! Would have preferred freshly cooked breakfast to buffet, no hot veggie breakfast at buffet.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the gardens - really pretty
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
We are so sorry your night’s sleep was disturbed, our plumber has identified the problem and is right on it! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel on your next cycling trip.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

We stayed in the Best Western Spa hotel for two nights for a birthday treat for my parents. The hotel is lovely, the grounds are impressive and the food was gorgeous. The staff are very helpful and always had a smile on their face. Ripon is a 5 minute walk away with lots of shops, pubs and places to eat. We visited Thorp Perrow which is a fab day out, the gardens and the animals were a treat.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2011
We are glad that your parents’ birthday treat was a success, and recommend you sign up for our loyalty card so you can enjoy a bottle of bubbly on your next birthday!
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Thirsk
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

I liked
the setting, easy walking distance to town
the character of the period building
the grounds, especially the croquet lawns
the food - imaginative and well-presented, with good veggie options
that it is dog-friendly
the friendly and helpful staff

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2011
Thank you for your review, I hope you can stay longer next time!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

A hotel in the grand style with high ceilings and ornate fittings in keeping with its character. Our room was comfortable, clean and well appointed with a view over the (snow-covered) croquet lawns. The staff are very friendly and helpful with loads of local knowledge to help you out. Breakfast in the grand function room was really special and an evening coffee by the fireside nice and cozy.
Spacious grounds and a park next door meant exercising the dog was no trouble. A short walk to the town centre or a long ramble in the countryside right on the doorstep made our stay thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2011
I would like to thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your comments to all members of staff. We hope to see you again at the hotel and if you come back to visit why not trying a game of croquet in the summer months.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Extreamly friendly staff who put themselves out to make your stay comfortable.
Excellent base for discovering this lovely part of Yorkshire.
Food delicious, quality ingredients, generous portions.
Added bonus of croquet courts.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and especially our food as we are members of the Deliciouslyorkshire food group and are committed to using local produce.
The staff look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel again.
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Address: Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ripon Spa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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