We received a phone call from the hotel on the morning of our check-in just to forewarn us there was going to be a party in the hotel but it would finish at 12. We appreciated the warning, but didn’t change our plans. As we arrived into reception we could see it was set up for the 21st, and the staff had turned the facilities into a lovely venue. Although the music was loud when the fire escapes were opened there wasn’t any rowdy behaviour from the guests. Couldn’t help but notice the music was still playing until 12.45 and in the dead of night it seamed loud, even two floors up.
The price of alcohol in the bar was quite a bit more than other pubs/bars in Skipton. The majority of the staff were pleasant. We decided to dine in the restaurant on the Saturday night, and found we shared the relaxed setting with only one other couple. Despite the waiting staff being hardly run off their feet I thought the service was extremely slow and not very attentive. However the steaks we ordered were perfect and very enjoyable, well done chefs!! Desserts…well ice-cream…very small scoops and grossly inflated price, was nice but hardly bowled me over. We finished our night in the bar which had quite a good atmosphere, shame about the smelly drain wafting from somewhere.
The rooms are quite spacious, with a large bed and nice bathroom. We asked for a spa bath, but next time I’d give that a miss and ask for a shower. That’s our preference. The canal provided a fine view. It was very clean, not so shabby at all.
Skipton is a market town full of pubs and cafes which we appreciated over the rest of the weekend. I really enjoyed my brief visit and would come back again. Although I found it really weird both the supermarkets closed at 4pm on the Sunday and not 24 hours at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convieniently situated alongside the canal and just a 5 minute stroll down the tow path to Skipton High Street. Herriots Hotel is renown in the area for it's high standards in hospitality and personal service, resulting in repeat business from both locals and visitors to the area alike. Further to the completion of our million pound development, Herriots now boasts luxurious canal side accommodation, fully integrated conference and banqueting suite and a landscaped courtyard conservatory. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herriots Hotel Skipton, England