We stopped here for two nights after I had read various reviews about the place - some good , some bad .
There are three places in the square to pick from - The Feathers , The Black Swan & The Royal Oak . The Feathers seemed to be the best value for money at the time of booking .
The only bad points were - no light above the mirror in the bedroom & no light above the mirror in the bathroom . Didn't bother us really as we weren't in there long , just nipped back to the room to get ready . But the point really is - no-one checked the room before we had it or they would have fixed the bathroom light . Seems a lot of this going on nowadays - ready to take your money but too rushed to take time to look at the rooms . One point to mention about access - the way to the room was up some stairs , turn left , up some more stairs then on , up another couple of steps and your'e there . This could be a problem for an older couple with a case or if you had a walking problem - thought it was worth a mention .
The meals were really good , especially breakfast and the room was a large double bed - clean room , heating was good , tea & coffee in room . The two small niggles were nothing really as I had read reviews and overall we stopped in the best place out of the three . We visited the Black Swan for a drink - just like the photos , a very quiet place , up market - nice place , double the price of The Feathers - £400 ish for two nights B&B . If you want a quiet place and really high standard - go to the Black Swan if you've got the cash .
The Royal Oak was £75 a night and seemed to do good meals at lunch but in the evening was dead - had a look at the rooms while we were there - definitely No.3 out of the bunch .The pub bar in the Feathers had a nice atmosphere , but as said in a previous review - they don't like you hanging about in the main bar if you are not dining - they want you in the coffee room or in the drinking bar with the lads and the telly . Both these other rooms were fine .
Would I book again ? Yes for £200 ,you pays your money - you takes your choice - but if I wanted to blow £400 on a weekend I would definitely pick the Black Swan !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Feathers hotel is situated on the market square in Helmsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. This country inn offers a delightful mix of historic charm and Yorkshire hospitality. Its 23 bedrooms are all equipped with televisions, tea trays and toiletries. The hotel has an excellent local reputation for good food and fine ales. The Pickwick Bar with its low ceilings and open fire boasts a bar which is the longest piece of work created by Robert Thompson, famous for his Mouseman furniture. Bar meals are served in the cosy Feversham Bar using the very best local produce, the restaurant serves good English food both at lunchtime and in the evening. There is private parking at the rear of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Feathers Hotel Helmsley
- The Feathers Hotel Helmsley, England