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Raithwaite Estate
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Excellent weekend thanks to this wonderful hotel and it's great staff. Rooms were very clean and beautiful. Food was second to none. The spa was terrific, shame about the back ground music. Only fault was the smell of the towels.

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1  Thank Welikeourweekends
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rjman499, General Manager at Raithwaite Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2011

welikeourweekends, Thank you for your review
Glad to hear to had such a great time
We look forward to welcoming you back to the retreat

Warm Regards
Richard Mansell
General Manager

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

My wife and I stay in North Yorkshire very frequently, but until now have been unable to find anywhere in the North East of the county we actually like, so we are normally drawn to Rudding Park (which is fantastic) and the Harrogate / York area. I know Raithwaite Hall has actually only been open for less than three weeks, so obviously everything is brand new and spotless, but everything I have seen tells me that this place has the potential to be fantastic. All of the staff we spoke to were very well informed and seemed genuinely pleased to be there. Also there was a good mix of age and gender of the staff, which was also very nice to see. Both outdoors and in, it is clear to see the quality of the materials used in creating a well finished end product, in which most people, I suspect will feel very comfortable. The food is excellent, if maybe a little expensive and the wine list is comprehensive with something for everyone. Breakfast is top class - the continental buffet offering is as good as and indeed presented as good as anything I have seen anywhere. Overall, the value for money on offer is excellent. Three suggestions I would offer would be - 1. Put a cold drinking water dispenser in the pool / gym area. 2. A private dining area is a good idea, but not behind a glass sliding door joined to the main dining area - it creates a "them and us" and will give the perception of two differing levels of service either side of the doors. 3. Although I completely get what the idea of the Rolls Royce parked outside the front door is all about - you really dont need it!!! Have the confidence to park the thing in the car park with everyone elses car and let your people sell what you have to offer rather than using a three tonne billboard. I look forward to coming back soon...

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank leemathews
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rjman499, General Manager at Raithwaite Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2011

leemathews, Thank you for a great review,
The team were thrilled to read your excellent feedback and ideas for improvement.
It is so inspiring to hear that you loved our unique retreat and that you can't wait to
come back.
We have now installed water coolers throughout the spa and will continue to add distinctive features to the resort.

Warm Regards
Richard Mansell
General Manager

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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Fantastic hotel in beautiful surroundings. The room was perfect, plenty of space and tastefully furnished and the spa area was also lovely. When we arrived we were greeted by 'Tom' who took our cases and lead us to the reception area then onto our room. During our stay we found all the staff very friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. We are looking forward to returning very soon.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank steven d
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rjman499, General Manager at Raithwaite Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2011

steven d, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review about your stay, especially the note about the oustanding service given by Tom. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to coming back Warm Regards Richard Mansell General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2011

This was a birthday treat from my wife. We were amazed to be upgraded to the Presidential Suite. This was truly the best hotel room we have had anywhere in the world, including London, Paris, New York or Dublin to name just a few. Everything about this place is pure luxury. We will return without a doubt. Staff are friendly and attentive. Dinner and breakfast were very good with quality local produce. Good luck to everyone connected to Raithwaite Hall, and thank you all for a memorable birthday!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank thetreasurer1997
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rjman499, General Manager at Raithwaite Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2011

thetreasurer1997, Thank you for your kind words.
We are so pleased we made the perfect birthday memory for you...
We look forward to welcoming you back to Raithwaite soon

Richard Mansell
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is my first ever review on Trip Advisor (indeed any such site) but felt that I had to write following our recent visit to Raithwaite Hall. We had high hopes for our stay with the promise of 5 star splendour. Unfortunately the hotel didn't live up to its own publicity. I must say that this wasn't due to the staff who were excellent and tried their best to please.

Firstly, check in time was 3.00pm (an hour later than most hotels). Despite this our accomodation wasn't ready when we arrived and we had to wait about 30mins before we were informed that we could go to our room. Like the previous reviewer we weren't informed about the progress of our room, neither were we offered a drink while we were waiting.

When we were eventually able to get into our room we were disappointed that it was so small, there was hardly room to move around the bed. There was only 1 chair to sit on, no mirrors in the bedroom (only in the bathroom) so my wife was unable to straighten her hair and only limited tea and coffee making facilities (and no biscuits). To make matters worse the wifi didn't work. When I contacted the main desk regarding the wifi they sent a member of staff to check it out (he said he would contact the IT department) however nothing happened.

We didn't spend the evening in the hotel was we were out at a ball with friends. When we returned the bed had been turned down and bottled water had been placed beside it.

The following morning we went down to breakfast which was a further disappointment. I had the full English which consisted of 1 sausage, 1 rasher of bacon, 1 egg, 1 mushroom, 3 cherry tomatoes, a piece of black pudding and a small portion of beans (hardly a hearty breakfast).

Following breakfast we packed and left.

The hotel has the potential to be excellent. It has outstanding staff, beautiful grounds and a really nice ambience. However unless it sorts out its teething troubles and starts providing its customers with the extras that you expect from a quality hotel it will be a short lived venture.

At £140 for a nights stay I can't help feeling short changed.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank DannyK183
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rjman499, General Manager at Raithwaite Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2011

dannyk, Thank you for your review.
We are striving to make improvements to our service and products during these
initial opening weeks and we appreciate your feedback and suggestions
on helping us achieve a special retreat here at Raithwaite

Warm Regards
Richard Mansell
General Manager

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