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“Jewel in the Moors” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dalesgate Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Keighley
Ashford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Jewel in the Moors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

A wonderful small hotel with family friendly staff, comfortable clean rooms, ample parking available.
Great views of the moors and a wonderful breakfast to start the day. If the hotel bar does not suffice, there is a nice pub 80 yards down the road.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank CaptainJack1
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Stephen A, Owner at Dalesgate Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay. We were pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed our Breakfasts which do seem quite popular. We hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Dalesgate at some future date.
With best regards
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

My friend and I arrived late at night, tired and hungry after cycling 70 miles. The manager did everything possible to help us, providing a hose to wash down our bikes, secure storage for them at the back of the hotel, and supplying us with various take away menus and recommendations.
The room and bathroom were fine, only issue being that the towel hooks or racks seemed to be temporarily missing, The beds were comfortable, the room really quiet and we both slept well.
The included breakfast was great value and cheerfully served to us according to our individual requests.
Our twin room was great value and although the Dalesgate is a little out of town I'd gladly stay there if I was visiting Keighley again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michaelfinley
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Stephen A, General Manager at Dalesgate Hotel, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for your comments, as a popular cycling route it seems logical to have bike washing & storage facilities. Pleased to hear you had a comfortable nights sleep and a hearty breakfast prior to departure. Not sure what the problem was with the towel rail. We would be pleased to see you in the future if you want to cycle part of the Tour de France 2014 cycle route.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Last night we at the Dalesgate Hotel as a party of six adults x 3 double bedrooms .
The welcome to the hotel was very poor .The bar was a joke , there was dirty glasses on a table on our arrival at 2.30pm and our dirty glasses along with the other ones, were still lying there this morning. Our room was O.K. however our friends room only had one towel and enough soap for one use.
As we were exiting the hotel this morning my Mother In Law who is in her seventies had a nasty fall down the stairs followed by my Father in law . Our friend called out for help one employee did look out to see what was going on but just turned back and totally ignored our pleas for help. Our friend had to go in and ask for a plaster.
I then went back in to return the key and the guy on reception did not even acknowledge me " how rude "
As it was only for one nights stay I was not concerned with the unpleasant smell on arrival or the small stuffy rooms . But there is no excusing total appalling customer service and downright bad manners.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank S88lmc
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We chose this hotel as we were attending an event nearby, therefore the location for us was ideal. There is a large car park to the rear but we parked on the road as my husband is not good with stairs and there is no lift. We were able to have a room at road level which, being at the back of the hotel, was nice and quiet with a view of the hills beyond. Our daughters had a front facing room with double glazing and were not disturbed by any traffic noise.

The breakfast was lovely, freshly cooked to order and plentiful.

The rooms were clean and spacious with lovely white fluffy towels in the shower room. Shower worked a treat, no problems with the rooms at all.

Overall the whole hotel could do with a refurb, its a bit tired and décor dated, but otherwise ok.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank margareth700
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Kamloops, Canada
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75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Pros: Good location, amazing free breakfast, exceptional staff.
cons: the bed was awful, the noise from the street kept us awake all night, and the bathroom needs a good deal of work.

My girlfriend and I chose this hotel for a few reasons. Firstly, we wanted something decidedly "English", as we can stay at a Best Western anywhere and they are all the same. We wanted something different. It certainly had some of the charm we were hoping for. A great building, a pub on premises. The staff were exceptional, friendly and helpful. The location was also fairly good, especially if you are from North America and find the distances much closer than by European standards. The room was ample in size, and everything appeared clean. The bathroom however left much to be desired with clear signs of wet rot and mildew in the corners of the shower. Our room was on the ground level and the noise from the street made for a very poor sleep. To further add to the poor sleep, the "king" bed was actually two very uncomfortable twins pushed together, making for a hard ridge in the middle of the bed, with two very very soft spots on either side. Despite the rough condition of the shower, the water pressure was ample to wash away the aches left by the poor mattress. The full english breakfast which was included in our rate was out of this world. I can eat a lot, and could not finish this meal. I will say, there is nothing like a proper english breakfast, and when it's free, all the better. Overall I would stay here again, but not without checking a few other hotels in the area, and I would certainly ask for a better bed next time. While the price was higher than you would pay in other parts of Europe, it was by far one of the more affordable Inns in the area.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pandrol
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I won't put how much I payed as I don't think it's fair but on certain nights when quiet I think your able to negotiate a bit, the hotel as a whole is dated !!!! But for the money I thinks it's fine, for food u can walk left out of the hotel to a nice resturant or past that is a pub which is ok ish !!!! Defiantly ok if u need a b&b but its no destination hotel !!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Livelife79
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Having read the reviews I was expecting the worst! However, it wasn't that bad. I chose this hotel as it was pet friendly.

I'll start with the positives: its cheap, nice helpful friendly staff, lovely cooked breakfast, nice comfy bed, room looked clean and fresh, ample parking at the rear. I stayed in a loft room at the front, it had a sloping ceiling but I didnt find this to be a problem. Everything in the room was in full working order. The furniture looked new and there was plenty of storage space.

Negatives: PILLOWS! They are made of some sort of rubber and are very uncomfortable, decor is dated- woodchip paper! creaky floorboards, shower is like a trickle.

Overall, it has everything you need and for the price I think its worthwhile. Very worthwhile if you have dogs as they stay free of charge. Its rated as a 2 star, if you want something better -pay more and go somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Chick14
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Property: Dalesgate Hotel
Address: 406 Skipton Road | Utley, Keighley BD20 6HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Keighley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Keighley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dalesgate Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Country & only 10 minutes drive from the pretty market town of Skipton; The Dalesgate Hotel offers the ideal base for both business & Pleasure long or short term. The privately owned and independent Hotel was originally the residence of the minister to the chapel which stood on part of the site. It now has 20 en-suite bedrooms with all the usual amenities. It is easily accessible by road, rail & Leeds Bradford Airport is only a short distance away. In July 2014 the "Tour de France" will pass close by the Hotel ... more   less 
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