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Hartforth Hall Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Richmond
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A hotel with a difference”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Hartforth Hall is a beautiful old mansion house steeped in history and has a wonderful homely feeling enhanced by the personal service you will receive from the family who own and run this great Hotel.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in North Yorkshire and want a very special experience then look no further than Hartforth Hall.

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Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This hotel is beautifully set in the Yorkshire countryside, quiet and secluded, sheep grazing, big views. Very personally run by the family that restored the building from a wreck many years ago, it is charming and more of a country house than a hotel. Oringal features restored. A personal welcome and friendly service and as one of a big party it was an ideal base. The various reception rooms and dining rooms are stately, plenty of places to relax, open fires, warm bedrooms, large views and comfortable. Not for those that like 'hip' hotels but for those who appreciate a bit of old world life.
Food acceptable, good service, plenty to eat. Ate in the Wedgewood Room which was gorgeous.
Would certainly go back again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Chelms
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have just arrived home from a lovely stay at Hartforth Hall Hotel.
The house its self is beautiful as is the setting. We were made to feel welcome and the room was very warm and very clean. I didn't go a bundle on the food and I get the impression that the proprietors have a very old fashioned understanding of the hotel business.
I guess I would say if you are looking for a high class modern country hotel this is not the place for you. However if you are looking for a clean, friendly base for your holiday, this is it. It was worth the money we paid and it was a real treat to stay in such a fantastic house.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

A wonderful country house set in glorious surroundings and managed by a delightful couple. We visited on a cold November weekend and were the only guests to stay that night. Warmly welcomed, providing it was after 3:30 pm, our room was not overly warm but beautifully furnished and breakfast next morning was all we expected. We went out to eat in Richmond at Rustique, which was busy but only 10 minutes by car.
A lovely weekend away in a very different setting

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Devon,England
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Chosen for the location, and having seen the mixed reviews we wondered what we would find!

It is a lovely location, down the drive, through the ruined arch to the hotel. Very peaceful and lovely gardens around and fields of sheep. We had booked a standard room but were put in a superior room as the owner explained that they shut part of the house in the Winter. It was a very cold day, but the room and bathroom were wonderfully warm and well heated. A very large bedroom with triple windows looking out over the drive. The bathroom was well equiped despite the rather strange shower screen arrangement, and had Molton Brown soap and bathrobes, but the towels were rather small. Plenty of hot water, shower was just about adequate.

There was a guest sitting room with open fire, which we did not use but looked comfortable if a little chilly. We did not eat in the hotel.

We had a good and blissfully quiet night. Woke up to snow the next morning which made everything look even more beautiful! Breakfast was in a lovely Wegewood blue room. It was a bit chilly but it was snowing! Breakfast was very ordinary. Coffee did not have much taste and the cooked part was nothing special, but the waitress was friendly and smiley.

We were offered de-icer for our car which was a nice touch.

This is an antiquated hotel. It has loads of character and lovely old furnishings. It is not a modern stylish place, if you want that go somewhere else. Yes, it could do with a bit of a face lift and the teddy bear in the bedroom is a bit strange, but if you don't mind a slighty frayed at the edges country house feel in a peaceful location, you could do a lot worse than stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

When we arrived, very tired and wanting a shower and some food, the owner insisted on showing us around this crumbling, shabby and tired accommodation. No offer of helping with our luggage to our room. The accommodation was very cold and the dinner poor and expensive. The breakfasts were mediocre with very limited choice. On the plus side the beds were reasonably comfortable and were clean. There were no 'fluffy bathrobes' as described on their internet site. On the whole poor value and I would not visit again or recommend.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hartforth Hall Hotel
Address: Gilling West, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5JU, Richmond DL10 5JU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Richmond
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Richmond
Hotel Class:3 star — Hartforth Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Hotel Hartforth Hall
Hartforth Hall Hotel Richmond, Yorkshire

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