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“A memorable experience” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dishforth Road, Asenby Y07 3QL, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Asenby
East Yorkshire, UK
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A memorable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2007

I have been their twice in the past couple of years. The first time was for my boyfriends 21st birthday. I decided to surprise him with a night in The Bora Bora suite. We had a wonderful time, the bathroom is amasing, drank champagne in the room all night and had a wonder ful dinner in the restaurant.

It's quite a strange place really the restaurant decor can take a little getting used to, but it adds to the feeling that you will never be in a place like it again!

The 2nd time we went with friends who introduced us to the place. We had a wonderful time and would love to go again, however it's not cheap and can be hard to get the room you really want.

If there was any problem I would say the reception seems a little crazy. Bearing in mind that I'm the head receptionist of a hotel myself, I tend to notice things more. I wasn't too impressed when the last time we stayed and checked out we stood at reception and spent about 5 mins listening to the girl in front of us slagging off another member of staff to someone else while we where trying to pay her what we owed. Not very professional.

I think when you pay over £200.00 a night every little thing that happens counts towards the deciding factor of would you come back and pay the price again.

Depsite that the answer would still be YES.

Hope anyone that reads this goes xx

  • Liked — It was on of kind & the buildings/rooms are inspiring
  • Disliked — That I haven't got to see it in Summer!
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2007

Just catching up on some reviews of hotels we stayed at last year. My son & I were in Yorkshire for the Ebor meeting at York racecourse. After looking at the overpriced hotels in York we decided to stay at The Crab again. Good decision! We had two rooms on a single occupancy basis. Both excellent, a little quirky of course, but that is what The Crab is all about and it is exactly as advertised.

Good facilities in the good sized rooms, Hospitality trays, decent T.V. and all the usual nice touches. A very spacious, clean bathroom.
Use of a Hot Tub in an enclosed area in the gardens. Some rooms have a private one. The Restaurant is one of the best of its type that we have been to. Breakfast was 1st class.

All in all a very pleasant hotel in a very nice area. A fair distance from York racecourse - but worth it - and we will be staying there again this year when we go racing at York.

  • Liked — The Difference - look for the free beer tap !
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2007

Me and my husband stayed here on 26th December for my birthday, a treat i will NEVER forget. We stayed in the Bora Bora which is in the beach house. Superbly decorated and with its own private hottub set in a decked area we couldnt of asked for more. Yes.....even though it was boxing day we spent a lot of time in that hottub drinking champagne. The manor itself is also a fantastic place to look around with all the weird an wonderful things decorating the place. The secret beer tap is a must, just to say you have found it!!!
We had lunch at the crab and lobster and this is not the first time we have visited the pub and again we were served with excellent food not one bad word can be said about the food here. The breakfast choice is brilliant, as soon as we sat down i was served coffee and a basket of toast and coissants were placed on the table. Full English, Kedgeree, kippers even steak and hash browns grazed the menu amongst other things i cant remember, along with help yourself cereals fresh orange, apple and grapefruit juice and a never ending supply of coffee and tea!!!
This is now going to be a once a year trip i think for my birthday! wish it could be more often but then it wouldnt be as special.
I would definately recommend this to anyone wanting a "special" night away from it all, you really do forget youre in Yorkshire in fact we forgot we were in England!
ENJOY

  • Liked — The room was fantastic and all the rooms have different themes cant wait to stay in a different room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — there is a secret beer tap......................find it!!!
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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derbyshire
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2007

The rooms and style of the hotel are lovely but the service poor. we stayed for our first night after getting married and the reception was comparible with that of being recieved at a travel lodge. we gave 20 hours notice for an early continental breakfast and were left cornflakes and milk, not even a cup of coffe from a flask! very poor effort at £160 a night and feel we would have been made to feel more welcome at any B&B.
Dont spend you money here stay at the Ripon Spa where the staff are wonderful

  • Liked — the room and style
  • Disliked — the service
  • Tips/Secrets — better value elsewhere
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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newcastle
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2006

this hotel is a must for any special occasion. stopped for 1 night in the raffles room to celebrate our 19th wedding aniversary and could not complain about anything the room itself is based on the raffles hotel in singapore from the 1940s and has its own sauna and the decor is fabulous you also have your very own hot tub outside your room. the grounds themselves are immaculate with plenty of seating to take in the surroundings you won't believe your in yorkshire i promise!. we booked into the hotel restaurant for evening meal and it was absolutely beautiful and i must give the staff some praise as they were excellent through out. so you may ask at what price, well i can tell you we spent around £320.00 all told thats with your room champagne evening meal, wine, drinks and breakfast (which was excellent) it may seem expensive for one night but it will be a night to remember i promise. and dont forget the hidden beer keg in the manor house hall way find it and its yours to drink.

  • Liked — the whole experience it was terrific
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — find the hidden beer keg in the the manor
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Sheffield
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

BRILLIANT!! I was lucky enough to get married at Crab Manor. The food was excellant, staff wonderful (especially Damian) and the log cabin was brilliant on our wedding night. The jazz band recommended by the hotel was also brilliant. My husband and our I along with our 45 guests couldn't have asked for more. It was the best day of my life so far!!??

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Manchester
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2006

We had just one night in a log cabin at the Crab Manor. It just wasnt enough I took my boyfriend for his birthday and we both loved it! I haven't got a bad word to say about the place. The hot tub on our own private decking was lovely the room was lovely and the food in the restaurant yes you guessed it lovely.

It really is a place where you feel like you can get away from it all even if it is for just one night. Would return there tomorrow!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Crab Manor Hotel

Address: Dishforth Road, Asenby Y07 3QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Asenby
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Asenby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Crab Manor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Crab Manor Asenby
Hotel Crab Manor

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