We went to stay at the Starr Inn for my husbands birthday as there was a special guest chef evening (Paul Heathcote) in the restaurant and we thought we would treat ourselves and stay over.
The service was very good, once we had found reception (a few more signs would be helpful) we were shown to our room and everyone was very polite and helpful. The hotel is a beautiful old farmhouse complex and had some really lovely features-if you are like me, you will appreciate this place if you shy away from the big corporate chains who all look the same.
We stayed in room 7 which is in a little annex with room 8-i bet it would have been lovely to sit out in the private garden but it was blowing a gale so we stayed indoors! The room itself was very charming and finished to a very good standard. It is in a very traditional style without being dated in any way. The bed was very large (if a little hard for my taste) and the bathroom was very well appointed. There are some lovely little extras such as homemade biscuits and some squashes which look homegrown. There are full tea and coffee services which is always appreciated (and with only fresh milk) but no mini bar-I had asked for there to be champagne in the room and this was perfectly chilled when we arrived.
We also ate at the Star Inn, which is across the road (we were late because we werent really sure where to go, so again a few signs maybe?) and the food there was very good indeed. I had read some poor reviews of late but I was definitely impressed. I think the only thing that was lacking maybe was that once the meal had been served (it was a set menu on this occassion and thw whole room had the same thing at the same time) the servers disappeared. We weren't asked if we wanted coffee and had to hunt comeone down for some port. . It was a lovely touch to have both the head chef and the guest chef talk us through the meal, ingredients and cooking processes and also they came round to chat to all of the guests. I would be intrigued to go again and see what level everything was up to but this night was very good
I dont think there are many additional facilities, but you dont really need them. The villages in the area are lovely and the scenery is great. Failing that, the less adventurous could just stay there and eat great food and sit in the cosy bar area.
Overall this is great place to go, it is very romantic but would also be a fantastic place for a group or family. Highly recommended
- Also Known As:
- The Star Hotel Harome
- The Star Inn Harome, Yorkshire