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Review of Vale of York

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Vale of York
Bedford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

The one good point of our stay was the over enthusiastic manager but even he was too ashamed to show us to the room. The decor was out of this world (hell in the 80's?!), unclean bedding, the previous occupants shower gel in the shower, broken coat hangers on the phone and a suspicious smelling pillow. £55 not well spent!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire P
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Ged Brian and Deano went to Thirsk for a days racing. We travelled up from Essex and had a great weekend. The racing was superb but this was also matched by the hospitality and service by Julian and his team which was second to none. Even though I mistook the gravy for soup but was soon put in my place!!! Thanks to all for a great weekend. We will return. Many thanks.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerard F
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

This property is in an ideal location for a value for money B&B; within walking distance of Thirsk Rail Station and the bus stops for Ripon/Northallerton. This made it perfect for an overnight stay before visiting Lightwater Valley. Excellent pub food served in the evening, although the menu available to download from the official website is currently outdated (with inaccurate pricing and a few options which are no longer available). Despite paying upon ordering, we were asked if we would like to pay for the meal again after we'd eaten! Rather unprofessional, and I can imagine that this could lead to mistakes being made.

Our room was situated in a building adjacent to the main pub. This was fine as we were shown to our room, but unfortunately someone had turned off the main corridor light in the interim, making it a challenge to return to the pub for food. As far as I could tell the only light switch was at the entry door. I used my phone LED to find my way back and turn the light back on. However, this could lead to an injury if someone were to fall down the stairs in the dark. It may be worth adding a motion sensor for the internal corridor light?

The room standard was better than I was expecting, considering there aren't many images on the website. I was surprised to see the complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, but the travel kettle could do with replacing as the internal element is covered in lime-scale. The television is quite small and mounted in an awkward position, although I’m not sure if this could be helped considering the room configuration.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris C
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West Yorks
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed one night. Room very basic and not near hotel standard but clean and big. However good staff, good breakfast, and good bar food. A locals pub and very friendly. Don't expect too much,

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MB183
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Additional Information about Vale of York

Property: Vale of York
Address: Vale of York Carlton Road, Carlton Miniott YO7 4LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Carlton Miniott
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Carlton Miniott
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vale of York 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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