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Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Who would have thought there'd be a gem like this near Halifax?”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have stayed here before and loved it so we returned. If anything it was better this time around. This is an old country house extended very much in style, with public areas totally in keeping with the 17th century building. Beautifully done.

Like so many country house hotels, it thrives on the wedding trade and that was strongly in evidence during our stay. But it didn't stop the staff from taking good care of us. The room was comfortable and reasonably spacious. We were definitely refreshed by our stay.
The restaurant is superb, although a little pricey for the area. Service is willing but a little understated. We asked for a room change and were given one right away.

A car is more or less essential to get around. There's a bus stop outside the gate (which we used last time extensively) but the service has been cut to almost zero and it only takes you to Halifax anyway. There's a lot to see in a car though.

Excellent value at under £100 per night.

Room Tip: Avoid being close to the car park, can get noisy
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you opacjkt for returning to Holdsworth House for another break. We are glad we found your trip to the area enjoyable once again. We hope to see you again in the future, keep an eye on our website for the best rates.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Attended a friend's wedding here and stayed the night. Very good value, spotlessly clean and well maintained, and all the staff were very friendly. The house and grounds are beautiful, and my friends tell me that the organisation of the wedding was very smooth. The food for the 'wedding breakfast' was fantastic - 50 covers and each as perfect as the last.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you Likes_travel2013 we are thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed your experience at Holdsworth House. Chef will be proud to receive your feedback. We hope you'll journey north again for a short break at the hotel in the future.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Present for my wife was a 2 night stay at the hotel where we spent the first night of our honeymoon before our departure to Yugloslavia from manchester airport.
The hotel has changed since are last stay and has been extended with additional bedrooms.
It still retains a lot of the charm of old house despite thee now being 40 bedrooms. We had booked to eat int restaurant on our arrival and enjoyed a very good meal and bottle of wine. All staff were helpful and polite.
Bedroom was very comfortable despite being on the compact side and included a four poster bed. Breakfasts were good although on the Sunday they were totally overwhelmed by wedding guests and the queue extended beyond reception.
The layout is clever as it is principally a wedding venue now and we were told they had a wedding every day in August. So high number of guests and disco each night but the music did not continue much beyond 11 ish. Would recommend but not if you prefer quiet little hideaway hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you Yorvik82 for writing your review, we are pleased you had a good stay and hope you'll return again soon for a stay or special dinner. We are thankful to be one of Yorkshire's top wedding venues but are careful to ensure the capacity of the hotel isn't compromised nor that weddings encroach on the stay of our corporate and leisure guests. And so it is with a small sigh of relief from our operations team that in fact we don't have a wedding every day in August contrary to what you may have been told!
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Welton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

My 12yr old son and I had stayed for just one night 2wks ago.We were shocked to find such a beautiful historic building and gardens in a built up busy town.
We were greeted by a lovely girl Zoe at reception who was calm,effcient and welcoming.
Both our bathroom and room were spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable.
It certainly felt like a trip back in time.All the down stairs rooms still reflecting bits of the past it really is exquisite.After our hearty English cooked breakfast we sat in the garden were we just breathed it all in..
If ever we need to stay in Halifax(town centre 5mins drive away)again we will with out doubt be returning to Holdsworth House.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Shellandpaul we are pleased that you chose Holdsworth House for your stay and that it exceeded your expectations. There are lots of places to discover when using Halifax as your base, in particular the wonderfully eerie Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth so we hope you'll return for more.
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Nottm
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Took the opportunity to spend some quality time with my husband sans L'Enfant this Bank holiday weekend and booked an overnight stay at Holdsworth House Hotel. Agree with the previous reviewer regarding the location of the hotel, (it appears to have had an entire housing estate built round it at some point) but please do not let this put you off. As soon as you enter the building you could be miles away in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside. Check-in was efficient and welcoming. We chose a suite for our stay, room 16 named the Ayrton, and it did not disappoint. The room was immaculately clean and the décor neutral, but modern. I loved the little staircase to the bedroom in the sky, the velux window let in loads of light and enabled some really needed air conditioning as the weather was unseasonably warm (for Yorkshire in August) the canopied bed was sumptuous and the duvet luxurious and inviting. The hotel itself is an higgledy-piggledy confusion of rooms, but that adds to the charm. We located the bar and the beautiful garden and spent an happy couple of hours soaking up the afternoon sun. Other couples were partaking of the afternoon tea, which looked scrumptious, and will be on my list of must do's next time we visit. We booked a meal in the Michelin recommended restaurant. The service was refreshingly informal, which I loved. The restaurant staff were attentive and down to earth and handled a particularly difficult customer extremely well. As customer service manager's we thought they did an excellent service. The food is modern, but harks back to its Yorkshire roots of comforting and well executed dishes. We especially loved the poussin main course and the ham hock starter. After a faultless night's sleep, breakfast was welcoming and substantial. The poached eggs were a little on the small side, and the sausage might be a little bland, but the bloomer toast was lovely and the marmalade and jam in kilner jars was a lovely touch. Thank-you very much for a fabulous stay. A night's stay in a suite with dinner and wine £296.00 - a snip.

Room Tip: Suites were good value
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you so much lulupieNottm for taking the time to write your review. Every guest is important to our business but as customer service managers you will certainly understand the effort that goes in to delivering top quality service. So we really appreciate the recognition and hope you'll return again soon, with l'enfant? (We can recommend Eureka! the national children's museum just 10 minutes away).
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

My husband and I recently had an over night stay at Holdsworth House and what a wonderful place it turned out to be. The building itself and the wonderful knot garden are like a trip back in time to Tudor times and the inside of the property is equally charming. We had a lovely bedroom with a tester bed and light, airy bathroom. We had a delicious afternoon tea on arrival, a very nice dinner and an amazing number of things to choose from at breakfast. The staff are very helpful and made our short break a memorable one. It was a unique experience.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you southportvisitor for choosing to stay with us, we are pleased your stay lived up to your expectations. We hope you'll return again for more historic Yorkshire!
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had our wedding here on 16th August and the day was just perfect! From our arrival the day before the wedding, right through to breakfast the morning after.
We have to say a big thank you to all of the staff who were so kind and helped keep us on track throughout the day! Everything ran so smoothly because of them.
The food was superb and this was commented on by many of the guests.
I cannot recommend Holdsworth House highly enough!
Thank you again for such a wonderful day!

  • Stayed August 2013
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HoldsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you very much GI29 for giving us the opportunity to host your very special day. We are honoured every time a bride and groom puts their wedding in our hands, we are very conscious of this decision and do our utmost to give you the day you desire. Many congratulations and we hope you'll return soon.
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Property: Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Holdsworth, Halifax HX2 9TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#3 Business Hotel in Halifax
#3 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Halifax's only four-star hotel is now listed in the 2013 Michelin Guide along with the country's elite hotels & restaurants. Holdsworth House is a beautiful Jacobean manor built in 1633, which has been owned and run by the Pearson family for 50 years. The manor stands in stunning, secluded gardens and is just three miles north of Halifax. It feels a world apart from the bustle of everyday life and is a perfect choice for accommodation, weddings and conferences. In this beautiful old house you'll find open fires, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that create a sense of history and comfort. The 39 charming bedrooms are all ensuite and have all been individually furnished. Dinner is served by candlelight in the 17th Century, oak-paneled 2 AA Rosette-winning restaurant whilst the Long Bar has a simpler brasserie style menu. ... more   less 
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