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“Great for a weekend break”
Review of Crescent Lodge

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Crescent Lodge
Ranked #6 of 19 Ripon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
“Great for a weekend break”
Reviewed November 2, 2008

My wife and I wanted a two night weekend break within easy striking distance of our home city - Sheffield. We were certainly not disappointed with Crescent Lodge and the ancient little city of Ripon itself.

We were given Room 1 at the back of this Georgian house - a comfortable, clean room with two easy chairs and an en suite shower room. There were tea/coffee making facilities, small TV, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board.

Breakfast was taken downstairs in the sunny lounge. There were several options but we chose the full English breakfast - nicely prepared with good quality ingredients. You could also have cereals, yoghurt and fruit juices. The breakfast room was spotlessly clean.

Crescent Lodge is just a short stroll from the town centre with its numerous pubs and eating establishments. If you like curry, we would recommend the popular little Bangladeshi Balti House on Kirkgate. Take your own drink and its very good value for money. In contrast, we thought the modern cuisine in "Lockwoods" on North Street was overpriced though admittedly delicious.

Five miles south west of Ripon are the evocative ruins of Fountains Abbey - well worth three hours of your time in decent weather. Also nearby you'll find Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle and Newby Hall plus the Lightwater Valley amusement park.

We have no hesitation in recommending Crescent Lodge at £60 a night for two people with a really hearty breakfast. The owners -Penny and Paul are friendly and helpful hosts. They took over the business in March 2008 and realise that to bring guests in they have to maintain high standards.

  • Liked — Great breakfasts and friendly hosts.
  • Disliked — Extractor fan in our en suite shower room.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2008

Stayed at this B&B for one night - people friendly but room was very worn and tired -the bathroom needed upgrading and the air extracter was like a siren going off - it was so bad that the guy in the next room asked us to tun it off !!
Would not stay again :(

  • Liked — Near to town
  • Disliked — The room was depressing and shabby
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Kent
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

A group of 6 of us stayed for 2 nights at the Crescent Lodge. This B&B is within a short walking distance of central Ripon with its Cathedral and varied restaurants. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the breakfasts were great.

However, what made the accommodation a fantastic choice for us was the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners, Paul & Penny and their family. They treated us like friends and went to great lengths to ensure that everything was made as straightforward as possible for us including researching the route and printing off maps and directions for us, for a wedding we were attending in a nearby village. They even gave us vouchers which amounted to a substantial discount at a local (and very good) restaurant.

If you are havinga short break and are looking for a B&B that's good value for money with owners that you find it hard to say goodbye to, then this is the place to go.

  • Liked — Friendliness of the Owners
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: Crescent Lodge
Address: 42 North Street, Ripon HG4 1EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ripon
Hotel Class:4 star — Crescent Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crescent Lodge Guest House is 5 mins away from the city centre. You are assured of a warm welcome, hearty breakfast, and clean, comfortable accommodation. ... more   less 

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