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The Devonshire Fell Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Burnsall
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

For what may seem initally expensive, you soon realise is a great deal! A beautiful room with gorgeous views over the dales, breakfast in the morning with the newspaper of your choice and full use of the spa at their sister hotel, the Devonshire Arms, it's the most relaxed I've been in ages. Thanks guys, next time I'll come for longer!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend break here in February. We arrived quite late, but had a warm welcome and a stiff g and t by the fire revived us, before a delicious dinner in the restaurant. The bedroom was charming and we enjoyed the quality toiletries in the bathroom. Everything was scrupulously clean. The next morning we relaxed with complimentary papers, before heading out on a long walk in the beautiful countryside. We used the spa at the Devonshire Barn, had fun in the plunge pool and sauna, enjoyed a massage then headed back to the Fell for another delicious dinner with a night cap by the fire.
In particular, we would like to thank Rebecca for the warmth of her welcome, her attention to detail and obvious desire to make our stay wonderful. She really went the extra mile for us. Can't wait to return. (Only downside- we found the pillows uncomfy)

Room Tip: Malham on the top floor has a spectacular view,
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We got a good deal which included breakfast and we were fully aware this was a B&B or "restaurant with rooms" and not a hotel.

We arrived after a heavy snowfall and it was all very picturesque - a picture perfect location

On arrival we were greeted by a member of the kitchen brigade in his kitchen attire, the young man was extremely polite and gave us our room keys and we duly made our way to the rooms.

No complaints whatsoever with the rooms, they had been recently refurbed and were of the expected standard of cleanliness and repair and deserve the positive comment made by others.

There was a real fire in the hallway with 2 chairs to sit on...this seemed odd as it wasn’t conducive to sitting there but the smell of smoke wasnt agressive and made it seem homely.

The “fire” in the restaurant was however surreal – it looked like a huge wood burner put there was a sort of TV screen on the front and it was showing a film of a real fire....totally weird and out of place IMO.

The front conservatory area had a great vista, was clean and well maintained but lacked anything which yelled "sumptuous" unlike the lounges in the main hotel...it reminded me of the many boarding house lounges on a seafront resort.

We ate dinner in the restaurant and it was a limited but extremely well presented and interesting menu- all credit to the brigade.

The wine wasn’t a rip off and the service was homely and exemplary.

Now that’s the good...the bad started in the morning

We came down for breakfast and the selection of cereals was just OK and the juices straight out of a packet- the young girls they employed actually filled the containers at the table rather than taking the empty containers into the kitchen to fill- for the price this place charges I would expect that level of performance.
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The English breakfast was of exceptional quality and well presented if portion controlled - do they really need to cut a mushroom in half?


So far so good.....and then IT began!

Half way through breakfast and there were at least 12 people trying to enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning the staff en masse began frantically dragging chairs and tables around...the front door opening and closing continually allowing arctic gusts through.so that the bridal fair companies could bring in their prioducts and displays.

This went on for nearly an hour – the noise on the wooded floors was excruciating.

The bridal fair apparently hadn’t been set up before breakfast so the guests were of course secondary to the people who were paying for stands and displays...and to compound this the access from the restaurant to the kitchen was like a store room, it looked like there had been a riot!

To add insult to injury the lounge with the beautiful view was out of bounds to guests so it was a case of sit in your room or get out!

There was a young lady who was apparently the wedding planner and she was seemingly in charge and therefore responsible for the carnage...she was polite and seemingly disinterested in us ..she explained/complained that "it should have all been set up before she came and before breakfast "...small consolation to the guests ...who she suggested it didnt really matter to most of the other guests as they were attending the fair ...I apologised to her for being such an inconvenience, I received a muted "sorry".

Sad but there it is... I don’t blame the staff - I blame the senior management for either not knowing or not caring what’s going on at the Fell....and for not training their staff adequately in customer relations - the least they could have done is advise us as we booked there was going to be a bridal fair on !

We paid and left, never to return.

The most I can expect is probably a bumbling apology from “the management” so having reviewed what they have supplied in the past to others I will save them the task -

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Devonshire Fell, and I would like to apologise for the confusion you encountered with your stay,
I have brought all matters to the attention of the Management and the staff to ensure they are rectified.

Room Tip: Side rooms have a very limited fell view.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

2 perfect nights away! Wonderful food, accommodation and staff. The perfect package. We will be back"

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We received a special offer from the Devonshire group - reduced price for B&B if we ate in the hotel restaurant. There were a few issues with not receiving a booking confirmation, but once sorted, our night away from the kids was lovely! Arriving early afternoon, we checked in around 2pm. The river view room was a lovely size, furnished traditionally, but with modern contemporary styling. Bathroom was immaculate and the large double bed was super comfortable. We had use of the Devonshire spa which stands alone, acoss the road from the sister hotel (Devonshie Arms, about 4 miles away past Bolton Abbey), which made for a very relaxing afternoon. We had early evening drinks in the small and friendly bar area and a relaxed informal dinner in he bistro/restaurant. A nice menu selection, our food was well cooked and we we had a bottle from the extensive wine list. All round, a really enjoyable experience! The only downside is the policy of the hotel to automatically add a discretionary 12.5% gratuity to the accommodation price and all drinks / food. This is a marketing disaster in my view & the hotel should drop the policy immediately. Gratuities should be left entirely at the discretion of the guest!

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Took advantage of the January specials. Once again this proves to be a fabulous venue for a weekend away, the new decor is very boutique, eye catching and makes you feel special to be part of it. Excellent food and wines and the staff try hard to please.

Great place for either easy riverside strolls to local attractions or more demanding Dales walks. Burnsall is pleasant and the Red Lion a welcomimg pub with riverside tables for a lazy lunch.

The Health Barn (at Bolton Abbey) has had a fabulous refresh, again great staff, and is the perfect end to a day in the Dales, all included in the reasonable price for the Devonshire Fell.

Room Tip: Riverside rooms = great views
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David317
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here because we could not get into the Devonshire Arms, The Devonshire Fell is the sister hotel to the Devonshire Arms and is around 4 miles down the road. We travel with our little dog, and both places are dog friendly. It is as rural as you can get, and we were welcomed by a charming Manager who was very helpful. The food is very good especially the breakfast, but would have been happier if we could have had an extra half hour in bed because breakfast finished at 9.30. The dining room is quite chic and similar in style to the Tresanton in Cornwall. I think that the conservatory/bar needs a little work, it is a bit uncool and the music needs a little more thought as we felt as though we had to whisper all the time and in such a casual area, the atmosphere should have been relaxing and buzzy and the music a bit more upbeat. Our room was newly decorated and was a very nice surprise, exceptionally clean and the bed and bedding were very comfortable. Some of the hotels who accept dogs expect you to sleep in a kennel - not so here, so that was a delight. If you are a hiker this is paradise, we are not, we were in the area to enjoy driving around Yorkshire but still enjoyed our stay. Only one criticism, there was nowhere to put dog waste and as a responsible dog owner this was frustrating. Unfortunately, some owners did go to the trouble of cleaning up, but left their little bags scattered around the car park which isn't nice. That said, a lovely few days away and would return.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Fell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Dear Redlamp

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and I have noted all the points you mentioned and I have addressed these to the relevant departments to ensure their quick correction.

We do hope you will return for another stay in the future

Kindest regards

The Devonshire Fell

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Address: Burnsall Village | Skipton, Burnsall, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6BT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Burnsall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Burnsall
Price Range: $156 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Devonshire Fell Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the pretty village of Burnsall, The Devonshire Fell Hotel lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, nestled among rolling hills, country lanes and dry stone walls. The property has free WiFi and there is free parking. There are 16 bedrooms at the Devonshire Fell, each boasting their own individual character, with many affording breathtaking views of Yorkshire countryside. The reception area and bar is vibrant and cosy, with colourful armchairs where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can relax in the 1 AA Rosette restaurant and soak up the striking views as they dine on mouth-watering dishes made using locally sourced produce. The local area is a paradise for walkers and their dogs, which are equally welcomed and stay for free. Many ancient castles, country houses and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are within a 30-minute drive. ... more   less 
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