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“Simply the best”
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Shelbourne House
Ranked #24 of 100 Harrogate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

First class in every respect, if we ever go back to Harrogate this is where we will stay for sure. Sue is the most perfect host, room was superb and ensuite lovely. Pitty I was away working as my wife would have loved the place!

  • Stayed October 2013
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SueHarrogate, Owner at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you very much for giving us a fab review. I know you work all over the country and stay in many hotels and bed and breakfasts, so I feel honoured that you enjoyed your stay with us so much.

You must come to Harrogate again with your wife and enjoy what it has to offer. Lots of great restaurants. good shopping (keep the wife happy) wine bars and quirky pubs. Harrogate is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, enjoy the beautiful country side and Postman Pat villages.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visiting the UK from Australia, we used to stay in our caravan in Harrogate every Oct half term and wanted to come back and visit Harrogate as we just love the place. What a blessing we found Selbourne House on Trip Advisor, it is the best B & B we have ever stayed in. Neil and Sue could not do enough for us, Neil took the time to explain the best places to eat and boy! he knows where to go and they were all excellent eateries. The room (we had the family room) was warm, well laid out, exceptionally clean and quiet, we had a wonderful stay here and I would highly recommend it Walking distance from the town, you could not ask for a better place to visit Harrogarte The breakfasts were something else, they were fantastic and you could not ask for a better start to the day than a Shelbourne full English breakfast, simply outstanding. We will definitely be back if we come back to Harrogate, it made our holiday extra special, thank you Sue and Neil, your B & B is a credit to you both.

Room Tip: We had the family room, double bed and single, very quiet and ward excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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SueHarrogate, Owner at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review all the way from Oz!! Harrogate holds so many special memories for you as a family thankfully still as good as you remember. It is difficult to recommend restaurants because we are spoiled for choice. It is a gruelling task (not :)) to have to try them out.

We hope that you when you visit the homeland again you will come back to Harrogate and Shelbourne House.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

If your in Harrogate, definitely stay at Shelbourne house! We stayed in the room with a slipper bath, the decor had a sort of boutique feel to it, all very modern and exceptionally clean. The bed was enormous and beyond comfortable. Only a few minutes walk into Harrogate, we wandered to the Turkish baths one night- they were delightful. Furthermore me and my partner agreed the breakfast was absolutely faultless. Can I live there please?

Room Tip: We stayed in the room with the slipper bath, would recommend.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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SueHarrogate, Owner at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Shelbourne House as undergone extensive renovations over the past few years. Our aim was to keep the original Victorian/Edwardian (Shelbourne was built on the cusp) features but with a contemporary twist. Our interest in design hopefully shows in the house and we try and keep it quirky and interesting.

Thank you for leaving us a review, and we hope that you will be back.
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Sue was the nicest person I have ever met, the room was lovely, spotless and bright, a lovely couple and a lovely B&B, only a 5 min walk from town centre and opposite the conference centre, parking in the street round the corner but not a problem. Would recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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SueHarrogate, Owner at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are so glad we could accommodate you at the last minute, rare for the weekend!, hopefully next time you will be able to stay longer. Check out our face book page and "like" us to receive our New Year deal and offers we have throughout the year. :)
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had to find a room in a hurry in Harrogate and this lovely place was recommended as it was only a 10 minute walk from where I needed to be. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe this lovely little B&B. From the comfort, decor, wonderful Yorkshire breakfast to the very special hospitality of the hosts. I really felt like I was a very special guest staying in their home. I will definitely stay there again and will recommend it to anyone who is going to Harrogate for a short break. Sue and Neil, just keep on doing what you are doing. It's perfect and there is no improvement on perfection!!

Room Tip: I had the single (it had a 3/4 double bed and would have accommodated 2 of us). Lovely little ensuit...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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SueHarrogate, Owner at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
We are very pleased you choose to stay at Shelbourne House. Many of our guests are lone travellers, especially as it is a conference town. We aim to ensure everyone who stays with us, feel safe and comfortable, and are treated as a individual not just a number.

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I booked in shelbourne house for my second visit to Harrogate for my birthday weekend with my partner.
The welcome as always was exceptional!! We asked where was good to eat and Neil spent time to draw us a map and recommend local bars and pubs aswell as restaurants or where's good just to get a bite or snack. The breakfasts were beautiful and when my iPhone charger broke the owners leant me theirs for the night till I could get a new one!
We absolutely loved the stay the beds are so unbelievably comfy and the house is kept to perfection! Cannot recommend highly enough!
Will definitely be back in the future!

  • Stayed September 2013
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SueHarrogate, Manager at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for coming back to stay with us, and that you enjoyed your stay, and Harrogate just as much as the last time. A comfy bed and a great breakfast are two of our main priorities, we want our guests to go away wanting to come back as soon as possible. Because we are so close to the town, when you arrive and park up, with free 24 hr parking passes, you may leave the car ,and five minutes walk, you are in the heart of the town with its extensive choice of restaurants, bars. cafes and shops. Fifteen minutes drive and enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Looking for agood B&B?,No a great B&B?,then look no further.Shelbourne has it all.Highly recomendable for comfort and food Sue And Neil do a great job.As a famous American General once said " I shall return."
Margaret & Derek

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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SueHarrogate, Manager at Shelbourne House, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We hope it shows that we love meeting people, our aim is to make staying at Shelbourne House a memorable, comfortable experience. It is important our breakfasts are from the finest ingredients, that is locally sourced and specially chosen by us.

We hope to see you again in the future.
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Property: Shelbourne House
Address: 78 Kings Road, Harrogate HG1 5JX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Harrogate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelbourne House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shelbourne House AA four star,More than just a family run bed and breakfast. The house is ahigh standard boutique style accommodation. Located adjacent to the International Conference Centre and Exhibition Halls. Two minutes walk from the door is the historic spa town, and its selection of elegant boutiques, fine restuarants, contemporary cafes and period tea rooms. All of this is complemented by the unique homely and relaxed style of hospitality. ... more   less 
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