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Yorebridge House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bainbridge
Reviewed November 9, 2013

My wife and I arrived on a lovely sunny but cool day, having wound our
way over hill and dale from the South through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our heads were spinning with all the bends and hills, so to turn up here to a lovely warm hotel, and welcome, was a tonic. I can't praise the staff too highly. Everyone was cheerful, helpful
and efficient.
Our room,Bainbridge, is over the entrance with lovely views across the dales through the front windows, and across the grounds and towards
the village from a side window. We sat on the bed to see a stunning
autumnal sunset, which turned into a pitch-black night. Just the hotels
garden lights offering any light.
It's a large room with a sleigh bed; a bit firm for my taste, but we both slept well. Only gripe - the bedhead squeaks when you turn over!
There's an area with desk and wardrobe space and a couple of chairs, as well as tea/coffee/chocolate making facilities.
The bathroom is huge. A stand-alone bath in one corner and, along most of one wall, the shower area. This consists of two great rain showers side-by-side. Plenty of room to thrash your elbows around!
The lounge and bar areas are comfortable, and the dining room
bright and cheerful with decent space between tables. Didn't like the piped music though, as it was too loud. We were subject to the same
'loop' of music at breakfast and it sounded even louder - I'm not a
loud music-man in the mornings!
The food was fantastic. Portions aren't large but with an amuse bouche,
pre-dessert and a couple of buns, we were well full. Breakfast is super,
with a large cooked breakfast. If you don't fancy that, cereals, breads and other goodies are also available. They support local producers which is great. We purchased sausages that we had sampled at breakfast from the butcher in the village - they are good.
We were there one night an a mid-week Winter Break package which was great value. You virtually got dinner for nowt - as they say in Yorkshire.
Our test for any hotel is "would we return?"; the answer here is most emphatically yes - and we'd stay for longer.
Bainbridge is about 25 miles from junction 37 of the M6 along the A684.
Due to the winding and hilly road allow about 45 mins for the journey - even longer if you get stuck behind a line of traffic as there are not many
places to overtake.

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife booked an overnight stay as a wedding anniversary treat and booked Carabeo, the Spanish room in the annex. The room itself was warm, clean and tidy, but lacked any Spanish atmosphere. The bathroom was functional with a roll top bath but no shower - our main concern was that it did not have a ceiling. The TV, a Bang & Olufsen, was out of tune, even though it worked only on the free Sky satellite channels. One of the staff tried to improve it, which he did marginally, but it wasn't really worth watching. We felt that the room and its services fell short of that required to claim a 5 star rating.

The restaurant could not be faulted. The food was quite superb as were the waiting staff who were helpful, always cheerful and knew exactly what they were serving - I liked that. We had the Yorkshire breakfast that set us up for the day - all local produce and nicely presented.

Can I suggest that you take note that the hotel adds a gratuity of 10% against the cost of the evening meal. It is on the menu, but you have to opt out of paying it. We thought that it would apply only to non-residents, but a gratuity of over £11.00 was included on the final bill. The receptionist removed it when I objected, again this probably colours my rating as it's not what you expect in a 5 star hotel.

In summary - We feel that the hotel is a little overrated at 5 star, but be mindful that that is based on a single night in a room that was away from the main building, being one of four in what was the original schoolroom. The food was delightful, the staff superb, but, for me, it doesn't tick all of the 5 star boxes and we were a little disappointed.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main building are probably the better choice.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Really good, well run hotel with a great restaurant. The staff were always at hand and ready to help. Little details like; champagne ready on arrival, umbrellas to the car on checkout, not having to give your name or room number at bar/restaurant (they knew who you were). The room was unique and spotlessly clean with a great shower.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gerrycambridge
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

It was fabulous from the very start. Arriving on a Sunday evening in October for a 2 night stay the fairy lights in the trees and the long winding drive on approach just set the scene perfectly. The ambience inside was warm and cosy. Staff extremely warm and friendly. We were treated like royalty the whole time. Our candles were lit around our hot tub on the second evening and that was such a romantic and thoughtful touch by one member of staff in particular. He knew we were on our honeymoon and wanted to set the mood for us. It was greatly appreciated!
Food out of this world, service first class. In fact I have never been treated so well in a hotel before. Room and hotel spotlessly clean. Hot tub really good fun especially in the dark and rain. The rain was not going to dampen our spirits and actually added to the ambience.
The only downsides were, the television remote wasn't working and on the first night the room was cold as the heating wasn't on. It took 2 phone calls and a face to face request to put it on.
We will be booking our return to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JeanetteAmys
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had a delightful time at this grand, but cosy hotel in Wensleydale. From arrival to departure, we were treated to hospitality of the highest order. Our room was beautiful, but the hot tub grabbed our attention immediately. Sitting in warm water as autumnal rain cools the face, is one of the great pleasures of life.
After a shower, and with appetites sharpened, we headed to the bar, where we sipped champagne and sampled flavoursome canapés. Thinking that things couldn't get much better, we headed to the restaurant. What followed can only be described as sheer indulgence, as epicurean delights appeared magically before us. Sue had the figs and goats cheese, and I opted for the mackerel. The tenderness of the fish, contrasted perfectly with the crispy skin. We were both unable to resist the lemon sole and scallop main course and by this stage, I was in food heaven. The desserts were equally gorgeous. Throughout our meal, we were attended to by Jeremy Henaut, the restaurant manager. He was courtesy and efficiency itself, and imparted his knowledge of the food and wine with charm and sophistication.
The Yorebridge was an absolute pleasure, and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank andrew h
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

The hotel looked special when we booked and the reality did not disappoint in any way. We stayed in Rangali and the room and the staff were first class. The meals were divine and that is said after many years of fine food in Officers Messes. It was a celebration of 25 years of marriage and could not be faulted and the absolute star of the place was the restaurant manager - a charming Frenchman who even lit our candle for the outside hot tub for a dip under the stars after dinner. Cannot recommend this hotel too highly.

Room Tip: With a tub
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We have just returned from a one night stay at Yorebridge House to celebrate my 50th bithday. I chose the Nikishi suite as it looked fab- we weren't dissapointed.
The whole package was perfect;the beautiful setting, sunny warm weather,lovely room, attentive staff,fantastic food and the amazing hot tub. We were spoilt rotten!
We would recommend this to anyone looking for a special place to stay, it really has the wow factor.Thank You to the Staff for making it so special.

Room Tip: Nikishi was lovely. Choose one with a hot tub!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hazel w
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Additional Information about Yorebridge House

Address: Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bainbridge DL8 3EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Bainbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bainbridge
Price Range: $190 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Yorebridge House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yorebridge House is situated by the river on the edge of the unspoilt village of Bainbridge, Wensleydale in the North Yorkshire Dales. All Yorebridge's thirteen spacious bedrooms are individually inspired with sumptuous fabrics for complete comfort. Sky HD and DVD players available in all rooms. The bathrooms have been created for luxury and relaxation. All rooms have stunning views of the dales and some have their own terrace with hot tubs. ... more   less 
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Yorebridge House Bainbridge, Yorkshire

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