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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth, Australia
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“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Spent 3 nights here. Hotel old but comfortable. Rooms large with large bathroom. Tea making facilities. Free wifi. Meals were nice and friendly, helpful staff. Fun to play croquet as they have championship lawns.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, November 1, 2013
Thank you for your review, the croquet season has sadly come to an end for this year, but the lawns will be use again from April 2014. Hope to see you then!
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I have just spent a lovely weekend celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary at The Ripon Spa Hotel, where we were looked after so well by the lovely staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they were all so pleasant and welcoming. Due to some large functions taking place we had to eat (with the exception of breakfast) in the Bistro, and the food was excellent. We had a lovely spacious room at the front of the hotel, which was not as noisy as we had been led to believe. Thank you to everyone for a very enjoyable stay, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Congratulations and thank you for choosing to celebrate your ruby wedding anniversary at the hotel. All the team are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

just had two nights stay on a bridge holiday.Nice accommodation and food ok but I found the best thing about the hotel was the service . I am not fond of sauces on meals and asked if I could have gravy instead and the lovely waitress called Pauline arranged for a special serving of bisto gravy served separate in a gravy bowl . She did not make me feel that it was a bother . hope we have the holiday again next year as it has been arranged for quite a few years,

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, November 1, 2013
It’s always a pleasure to welcome your bridge group back. We do try our best to grant special requests whenever possible. It just so happens that a regular customer insists on Bisto gravy with his Sunday lunch, so Pauline was able to arrange your special serving. I must say however that there are other gravies available and our own, homemade from stock, is very delicious!! Hope to see you again next October.
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

the picture of the hotel must be old or touched up as it doesnt look quite as bright as this,however staff were great and the food was bang on,being woken to people playing croquet on the lawn was something i had never had before,the grounds were well tailored and staff arranged all transfers to the racecourse for me,i would stay here again but they could do with an exterior make over of the building

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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, October 24, 2013
The 2014 fixture list for Ripon Racecourse has been published so we would love to see you again next year.
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here for my husband's Birthday and had a really lovely time. Booked a double room which turned out to have a four poster and overlooked the gardens which was an unexpected bonus! Hotel was a bit dated but very clean. Spent a full day in nearby Harrogate which we really enjoyed. In the evening it was a five minute walk into Ripon, where we had drinks in the Black Swan and an enjoyable meal in Mario's. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others.

  • Stayed October 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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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Trefriw, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Ripon Spa is ideally situated for the town and areas surrounding Ripon. The staff are polite but not overly friendly, which is OK since I don't want to be fawned over. The standard of catering was OK, we attended a dinner at the hotel and the fixed menu was adequate and reasonably well presented. What let's the Ripon Spa down is the standard of its décor; the fabric of the building is dated and in urgent need of refurbishment. Windows are single paned glass in decaying wooden frames, elsewhere paint is chipped and wallpaper tatty. The floor covering in our bathroom was also ripped. The rates charged exceed what the hotel delivers.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MDSecretary, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Many thanks for your valuable and constructive feedback. It is important for us to know when we have failed to meet expectations and where we can make improvements.
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Droitwich
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed overnight here when attending a friend's birthday lunch. A delightful, friendly old hotel, the staff were pleasant and very helpful. Our room was very comfortable, and the food at lunchtime and breakfast was top quality. Weather not very good, so we did'nt manage a walk in the gardens. We know Ripon fairly well and attended a wedding reception at the hotel 30 years ago, and found our surroundings as charming as ever. No complaints about the decor - we found all the rooms/facilities we used to be of a high standard.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, October 21, 2013
Thank you very much for your review.
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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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