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“Excellent stay, excellent food. Just a couple of things......” 5 of 5 stars
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Rudding Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH, England   |  
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“Excellent stay, excellent food. Just a couple of things......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here for one night for my partners 50th Birthday. You could not do any better for an occasion. The place is special from the welcome to the rooms to the food everything is what you want it to be.

Just two things bugged me slightly which i feel i have to share.........

The Spa is not for general guest use, you can only use it if you or your partner have a treatment booked. And even then the spa consists of a steam room and a fancy shower. Don't get me wrong the atmosphere there is perfect but i think people need to know what they are getting.

Breakfast....after the euphoria of the evening meal breakfast is a disappointment. There is plenty of choice and i am sure everyone will find something to their liking but overall the quality is ok rather then outstanding.

That's it everything else is perfect, staff are exceptional, the value of the overnight spa and dinner package is outstanding given the quality of everything. So go here definitely.

Room Tip: The 'feature room' we booked is excellent and well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed February 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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RuddingPark, Manager at Rudding Park Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at Rudding Park for your partners 50th Birthday and for taking the time to write a review following your experience.

We were pleased to read that the majority of your stay with us went well. We do strive to provide our guests with the highest standard and quality of service from the moment of arrival and are pleased that you experienced this during most of your stay.

We are sorry that you felt you needed to make people aware publicly about our spa facilities - we do inform our guests that the Spa at Rudding Park is limited in size and as such these rooms must be available for those having treatments. We are continually assessing the facilities we have at Rudding Park for our guests and I am pleased to tell you that we are considering expanding our Spa so that any disappointments may be avoided in the future. You may also be interested to know that we do have some bedrooms in our Follifoot Wing which have their own private steam room and Jacuzzi in the bathroom. In addition, we also have self-catering Luxury Lodges some of which have their own hot tub or sauna which you may wish to consider when making a future booking.

We are also very sorry that you were disappointed with breakfast and that you felt the food quality wasn’t as ‘outstanding’ as your evening meal. We have of course shared your comments with our Head Chef, Eddie Gray who was equally as disappointed that the high standards upon which we pride ourselves were not met on this occasion. He will as a result be introducing additional training with some of his chefs to ensure that a high standard is maintained at all times. If there is a particular way you prefer your breakfast please let us know and our Chefs would be delighted to cater to your needs. We were pleased that despite this, you still enjoyed your stay and are happy to recommend us.

Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Rudding Park in the near future.

With kind regards

The Rudding Park Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

as we had a few days holiday we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of days at our favourite hotel and as usual we had a wonderful time , we were welcomed back as if we were family and i had the pleasure of meeting some of the kitchen staff and as might be expected their enthusiasm and committment mirrored those of the front of house , thank you all for another wonderful visit

  • Stayed February 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just stayed for our 21st Wedding Anniversary after a previous faultless stay there.

I have recommended the Hotel to numerous people because from the outset the staff want to look after you. Nothing is too much trouble.

We are planning to return with a larger group fairly soon with the knowledge that it will be a perfect stay.

I just wish other hotels paid as much attention to detail as Rudding Park does.

  • Stayed March 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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RuddingPark, Guest Relations Manager at Rudding Park Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us once again at Rudding Park for your anniversary and for writing such an ‘excellent’ review. Happy 21st wedding anniversary once again from us all.

Thank you so much for your loyalty to Rudding Park and for kindly recommending us to your friends and family, it is greatly appreciated.

We are so happy that you are considering bringing a larger group to the hotel for the Rudding experience, please contact me directly when you have a suitable date in mind so I can make the necessary arrangements for you.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Rudding Park soon.

With kind regards

Stephen Mahon
Guest Services Manager
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for Valentine's Day with my wife. It was a delight. Staff are outstanding, The food is delicious and the service outstanding. It was a pleasure to stay in the accessible room and the wet room was just a joy. I would strongly recommend to any disabled person. You also get a lovely personal massager and they come in different colours and sizes the more often you stay, just one of the many little touches that makes your stay special.

Room Tip: If you have a disability ask for the accessible room,
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  • Stayed February 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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RuddingPark, Manager at Rudding Park Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at Rudding Park for Valentine’s Day and for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

We are so happy to read that the accessible room we had allocated to you was to your liking and that you had a comfortable stay. At Rudding Park we try to cater to everyone’s requirements and want all of our guests to feel comfortable and at home and are so pleased that you experienced this during your stay. The wet room is just one of the many features we have in our rooms; some rooms even have a television and sauna in the bathroom, some with a private terrace so you can enjoy the beautiful Rudding grounds without even leaving your room!

Thank you for your ‘outstanding’ comments with regards to our staff and the service you received. These have of course been passed on to the relevant staff and departments concerned and are a constant source of motivation to us all.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rudding Park in the near future and are already planning which member of the dotty family to give you next!

With kind regards

The Rudding Park Team
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Recently attended a conference here and i was not disappointed. From the moment I arrived I felt that the service was exceptional.The porter straight away took my bags from me and deposited them in my room even though I hadnt checked in.When I came to leave he took the bags from me and asked if I would like them taken to the car whilst I went in for breakfast. Now thats what I call service. The rooms were lovely with Molton Brown toiletries and a very comprehensively stocked mini bar.The food was excellent. I have to say that the staff were extremely attentive and genuinely seemed to enjoy their work. Will definitely visit again in the near future

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We decided to stay at this hotel following a recommendation from a friend. We were celebrating our 10-year anniversary and wanted something special. The whole experience, from start to finish, was fantastic. We were greeted outside on arrival, the reception staff on entry were exceptionally helpful and friendly, and throughout the rest of our stay we were constantly greeted with a smile and 'hello' by staff that we passed in the corridors. We ate in the restaurant and the meal was faultless and well worth the money. Service once again was great! Comfortable rooms (we stayed in a suite), immaculately clean. We also used the spa facilities which were great - clean and very well run. Overall, just the luxury trip we wanted! Would recommend to anyone and would like to pass on our thanks to all the staff.

Room Tip: Our suite "Billing Suite" was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RuddingPark, Manager at Rudding Park Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with us at Rudding Park for you anniversary celebrations and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Happy 10th year anniversary once again from us all.

Thank you for your lovely comments with regards to our beautiful spa we were pleased to read that you enjoyed the use of all our facilities, we wonder what amazing treatment you had?!

How wonderful that you enjoyed your Clocktower experience and we are happy that everything was to your liking. We have of course shared your comments with our Head Chef, Eddie Gray who was equally as delighted to hear that your meal was ‘faultless!’

Finally, we can only thank you for your positive comments with regards to our staff and Hotel. These have of course been passed on to the relevant staff and departments concerned and are a constant source of motivation to us all.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rudding Park in the near future.

With kind regards

The Rudding Park Team
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for my Birthday weekend at beginning of March. I cannot fault the hotel on any point. The staff were very attentive and eager to please which is just a breath of fresh air nowadays! We stayed in room 166 and felt it was just perfect. I could not decide on a shower or bath so had to have both! The room overlooked a lovely park area and would be ideal in the Summer as chairs and table were provided to sit out in your own little patio area. A complimentary bottle of sparkling Rose was on ice when we entered our room with a little birthday card and after our exquisite dinner under the pink chandelier in the Restaurant an extra suprise of a beautifully decorated plate in chocolate hand written Happy Birthday upon it with more chocolates! BLISS! I fully intend to come back to this wonderful utopia!

  • Stayed March 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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RuddingPark, Manager at Rudding Park Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a beautiful review following your experience. We are all so thrilled that you and your partner enjoyed your stay for your birthday celebrations.

We love treating our guests especially on their birthday and are very pleased that you liked your card and bottle of rose, as well as the birthday chocolates in the Clocktower - Happy Birthday once again from us all.

We were pleased to read that you felt all our staff were ‘very attentive and eager to please’. Being friendly, polite and helpful is what we all pride ourselves on and we are delighted that you felt this.

We are so happy that the room we allocated to you was perfect, we love room 166 too which is located in our beautiful Follifoot Wing with its own terrace, which is like you said ‘ideal in the summer’ - where you can sit and enjoy the lovely surroundings while drinking rose!

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Rudding Park soon – perhaps in the summer where you can then take full advantage of the beautiful terrace in your room!

With kind regards

The Rudding Park Team
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Address: Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Follifoot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Follifoot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rudding Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning Rudding Park lies three miles south of Harrogate and thirty minutes north of Leeds. The 4 red star stylish hotel includes 90 luxury bedrooms, 2 AA Rosette Clocktower restaurant, a spa, gym, 14 seat cinema and 17 event rooms. Rudding Park's 18 hole golf course and 6 hole Repton Short Course run through the existing 300 acre parkland and the Golf Academy provides state of the art tuition. ... more   less 
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