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“Much more than "old Gas and Gaiters!"”
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The Old Deanery
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Much more than "old Gas and Gaiters!"”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I'm showing my Ge when I refer to the old BBC comedy programme about a dean and his clergy all living together in the Deanery.

We attended a wedding here and stayed overnight. What a pleasure!

The food was very very good.

The room was a delight. We were on the top floor and once you recovered with the oxygen ask you entered a modern, stylish and very well appointed room and bathroom.

The bathroom was very good with good quality soaps and the likes which is always a bonus. I hate the cheap plastic bottles screwed to the wall in cheaper hotels.

Sheets were good quality. The bed large and very comfy.

Breakfast good and plentiful.

Very good hotel to enjoy Ripon and North Yorkshire from. .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
This is a lovely review and I remember the programme whilst still being able to do the stairs without the "gas" mask! it wouldn't be the same with a lift and corporate branding would it? I am really glad you enjoyed everything about your stay and that another wedding was a success..
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to the Old Deanery for lunch last week with my Daughter
Very warm friendly atmosphere with the open fires.
The Staff were very pleasant and helpful
There was a good choice on the menu and the food was excellent,
will definitely call again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
I am pleased you experienced that warmth, in both senses, and the good food at lunchtime. We could do with more like you! see you again, we hope.
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Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

16 members of our club had our annual dinner in a private room at the Old Deanery on 9th February, and the service and quality of food could not have been bettered. Bedrooms were all excellent, with some members describing theirs as "fabulous". We will return...

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
I was so sure I had responded to this lovely review. You know how much we appreciated your thanks and your wish to return for another do next year. Thank you for taking the trouble to post this review. See you all again soon, I hope.
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Old Deanery is a " Very Special " Hotel. We have just recently had our wedding here and is thoroughtly recommended to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Nothing was never too much trouble and ALL the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful.....Thank you. Ourselves, friends and family stayed for a total of three nights and we were all made to feel very relaxed and very welcome. The wedding breakfast was exceptional and many delightful comments were made by many of our guests ' Ironbark Risotto ' delicious.
The rooms are very comfortable and full of so much character. Definitely worth a stay for a night or two.
Perfect

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
We love house parties and celebrations - its probably what we do best- your and your guests became so much at home! it was a pleasure [hard work, but a pleasure!!]
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I stayed with a friend on 10th January 2013. This must rank as one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. The room was extremely comfortable and overlooking the cathedral. The staff were very friendly and could not have been any more helpful, and the food was just amazing. Thank you for a wonderful stay and I would love to come back.

Room Tip: There isn't a pool or fitness centre.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
You don't need a fitness centre with our staircase workout! I am delighted we got things right for you both. Come again!
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Brunnen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed at the hotel fo9r the wedding of our friends Dave and Jane - the hotel rooms were excellent and very comfortable and set to a high standard. The venue was superb and for the wedding over the Christmas period was just idealic. Food for the wedding breakfast and all other meals were fantastic and the breakfast buffet was outstanding. The staff were all friendly and the owners of the hotel are fantastic and couldnt do enough for both the bride and groom and all the guests - would recommend a stay at the hotel and would definately recommend anyone looking at their wedding for this establishment - it was perfect
Pete and Claire Lomax

Room Tip: Room number 2 is fab but from what all the other guests said, all the rooms were fantastic
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
After 24 hours you were all part of the furniture, after 72 hours, the family! It was a tremendous atmosphere and I am so glad that the hotel's uniqueness was appreciated. We really do try! Thanks very much indeed for your response and all good wishes
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed over night on our way back to Scotland after Christmas. The room was lovely with an extremely comfortable bed. The dinner was delicious, although the coffee came minus the petits fours (enforced post christmas dieting!). However, the staff did seem stressed and by the next morning I thought the Duty Manager was about to have a coronary - the combination of too many guests for breakfast, not enough tables laid and a forthcoming wedding was proving stressful for him. I hope his new job is more relaxing!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Our Christmas period has been hard work with more than our usual share of special celebrations-Our duty manager has not yet had a coronary but his new job could be worse as it involves a lot of driving! I am glad that you enjoyed a comfortable stay though and hope to welcome you again. Thank you for taking the trouble to write to TA
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Property: The Old Deanery
Address: Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make your way up the traditional 17th century oak staircase to find 11 bespoke en suite bedrooms, all with their own individual charm and character. With lovely views from both sides of the hotel and all the modern amenities in your room, you are guaranteed a peaceful and restful stay with us. Dog & child friendly, you don't have to leave anyone at home while you explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales! ... more   less 
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