Firstly, we got the room for £34.50 which we thought was a bargain so were not going to be too concerned if the place was a dump. We parked around the back in the overnight carpark (only a couple of quid) and checked in. The lady on the desk was very pleasant and very efficient. We were then told we could put the car in their own carpark round the back of the hotel for nothing so i shifted the car and it spent the night there. The room (208) was immaculately clean and had a modern feel to it. Everything was spotless!!! We were well chuffed as we've stayed in some more expensive places that arent up to this standard. The bed was fantasticly comfy and we both slept soundly (that might have been partly booze fuelled) Ok, so the price of the room doesn't include breakfast, but we knew this already and for about 6 quid downstairs, we were both completely satisfied. The hotel is situated right in the centre of Ripon with easy access for everything the city and the surrounding area has to offer. There isnt a great deal to do on a damp, cold Thursday night in Ripon, but we made the most of it and had ourselves a little pub crawl. Lets break it down. £34.50 for the room, £6 for breakfast and £14 for a case of 24 corona from rhythm and booze up the road :-) If that was available anywhere in the country you'd probably take up the offer. I would recommend anyone wanting a clean comfortable stay in a hotel to use The unicorn, we'll definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Unicorn Hotel has been at the heart of hospitality in Ripon, one of Britain's smallest cities, since medieval times. This former coaching inn has 32 en-suite rooms, a bar and dining facilities. Close to Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ripon is one of the North's best kept secrets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Unicorn Hotel Ripon