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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire, UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Hotel”
Reviewed March 29, 2009

We stayed at this hotel at the end of March 2009 and had a wonderful romantic weekend. From the moment we approached the door the service was exceptional. We stayed in the main house (room 1) and the decor fits the house style so well. As we were shown to the room we were given a potted history of the house in a friendly, professional manner. We booked dinner and spa treatments straight away and ended up having the sauna, steam room and pool to ourselves in the early evening.

We had pre-dinner drinks in the drawing room and were relieved when the large work party dined separately. Canapes and nibbles were served and then we chose the wine to go with our dinner with the help of the head waiter. The food was excellent quality and beautifully presented.

I would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed March 24, 2009

Our second visit here after a gap of one year and it was pleasing to see that the standards have remained so high. We were upgraded to a suite despite arriving (by tandem) clad in sweaty lycra. The suite was lovely, and we visited the spa for a swim and jacuzzi. Our evening meal was excellent, the wine list extensive, the staff friendly and informative.

Best of all, though, was the service. As with our previous visit the welcome was warm and helpful. Every member of staff seemed keen to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one. This is a rare thing in an hotel, and will definitely result in a further visit.

Top marks. A great place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2009

I stayed for a short break away from the bustle of London, the hotel was everything I imagined it would be and more. A short ride from York town centre and near the race course this Georgian house with authentic features, fittings and furniture in every room and beautifully manicured gardens with a touch of the wildness of York as well as a taste of the modern world in my room (small flat screen TV a and underflow hearting in the bathroom!) was just what I needed. Meals were served in the most beautiful dinning room with helpful and cheerful staff. I even sampled a traditional afternoon tea in the drawing whilst writing letter! I spent relaxing hours in the Spa pool and steam room which were clean and inviting with attentive staff at hand.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed March 14, 2009

We stayed here just for a single night in March, 2009 as we were overnight in York. Middlethorpe Hall is about 1-1.5 miles outside of the centre of York in its own grounds. The Hall is a lovely, characterful building and the courtyard and gardends at the back ( presumably much more interesting in Summer :-) ) complement it well.

We had a room in the main house. The room was really attractive, spacious and the bathroom was excellent too. The rooms are not decorated in a modern style but are, instead, in keeping with the style of the house as are all the communal rooms. This is really what you'd expect given that the National Trust owns the hotel.

We ate dinner and breakfast in the hotel and both were excellent as was service for both. The only possible (minor) complaint I would have over dinner was that I felt that the food came a little quickly in that the meal last around 90 mintues when I felt the first and second courses could have been served a little more slowly.

Generally, though, this is an excellent hotel for a stay over in York if you don't mind (or prefer) to be a little outside the city walls - great food, great rooms, great building and great service.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

A traditional house, comfortable and elegant but not overly grand. (For that, see its sister hotel in Buckinghamshire, Hartwell House.) We stayed in a standard double. Nothing to complain about except that the bathroom could have done with a bit of refurbishment. But very pleasant overall.

The high point of this hotel is its serving staff. We booked one of their private rooms for a family function and the staff couldn't have been better. I'm sure catering to the needs of 14 people (including children) would try the patience of anyone, but they were brilliant.

We'll stay here again next time we're in York.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

Superb food , excellent service and the most exquisit of old houses . We stayed in a cottage room and so enjoyed the decor and facilities , it had everything that you would want from a modern hotel room but was filled with wonderful old period antiques from by gone days . My wife and I really enjoyed the tranquility of the whole experience and would recommend anyone to stay .

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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County Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2009

We spent a couple of nights at MIddlethorpe Hall and thought the place was lovely. Couldnt fault the staff, everyone very helpful.
We used the spa, not as large as some spas I have visited, however the treatments were very good and much cheaper.
We ate in our room first night and as one of the other reviewers mentioned the portion of chips was very small, however they tasted lovely and we were on a break. Ate in the restaurant the second night and it was excellent. Im a vegetarian and did have a couple of choices on both starter and main meal.
We also spent and afternoon in York , we got a taxi there and back , this cost £6.50 each way.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, as it is owned by the National Trust, so any profits go back in thehotel/National Trust.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Property: Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Address: Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in York
#1 Romantic Hotel in York
#1 Spa Hotel in York
#3 Business Hotel in York
#4 Family Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Middlethorpe Hall & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now part of the National Trust - all profits donated to the charity. Overlooking York Racecourse, Middlethorpe Hall is close to the city of York yet enjoys 20 acres of its own peaceful gardens and parkland. It has an award-winning restaurant, the Oak Dining Room, and a heavenly spa with swimming pool. Decorated in traditional country house style, Middlethorpe is furnished with antiques and fine paintings consistent with the period of the house. Beautifully appointed bedrooms are located in the main house and the 18th-century courtyard. ... more   less 
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