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“Lovely place to stay - ideal for all activites”
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The Wheatley Arms
Ranked #2 of 9 Ilkley B&B and Inns
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay - ideal for all activites”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Ideally located for walking in the Dales, or up on Ilkley Moor, shopping in Ilkley (great shops, cafes and restaurants), taking the nearby (2 minute walk) metro into Leeds, easy access to Harrogate. You can walk into Ilkley (about 20 mins) or you can catch the bus which is about 2 min walk away. We were there for a wedding and there are four hairdressers and a beautician on the nearby corner so I was able to prebook a wash and blow dry.

The hotel is clean, rooms are spacious (we had room no. 5), the bathroom was modern. The whole place was very tastefully decorated, welcoming and comfortable. We didnn't eat dinner at the hotel but I can assure you the breakfasts were lovely....fresh fruit salad,, choice of cooked breakfast inc Eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, kippers, scrambled eggs, proper bacon, tasty mushrooms and delicous black pudding (well done to the butcher who supplies!)

One of the loveliest things at this hotel was the overwhelming friendliness of the staff. They were cheerful, smiled and even sang a little tune as they were serving breakfast. Well done guys, you made our long weekend an absolute delight.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
THANKYOU! We sing cos we are happy! And even happier now! Once again thankyou!
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Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

2nd visit over to the Wheatley as we couldn't get a room at The Tempest Arms. We only booked a club room but they are good value as all the rooms are here. Minor niggles with room ... lamp without a bulb.. a couple of dusty cobwebs but really comfy bed and a fab shower. Soft ,fluffy towels were a nice bonus as are the top quality toiletries.
The service is friendly but the night we went it was so busy. A busy restaurant is a sign of quality food.... though the menu here is not as extensive as The Tempest, however the food is excellent quality. Unfortunately as they were so busy we were not offered the Sweet Menu.... a minor gripe and I can appreciate that I should have asked, but the restaurant and bar was packed ! Breakfast Menu was fab and food A1. We would visit again if in the area but hopefully at a quieter weekend !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your very positive review more plus's than Minus's! We will certainly look into the little pointers raised and chat with housekeeping to get a longer feather duster! With all best wishes Team Wheatley!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is our second visit to the hotel and we found it just as good as our first stay. The room was clean and very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our breakfast was lovely, tasty cooked food and we were well looked after. Can't wait to return soon

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Its our pleasure! Thank you for your delightful review we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Blackpool
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Wheatley Arms is a lovely hotel with such warm and welcoming staff. The restaurant was excellent and we would highly recommend it for an overnight stay. It was an easy 20 minute walk into Ilkley too which is a lovely town and well worth the walk

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
THANK YOU for your lovely review we are thrilled you have enjoyed your stay with us we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We've eaten at the Wheatley a few years ago (food great) and some family have stayed there previously so we thought it would be the perfect pick for a one night stay for a nearby wedding. The place itself is nicely decorated and situated in Ben Rhydding and the Room 1 looked lovely but it was far far too hot.

The heat hit us as soon as we arrived and we just wanted to get ready as quick as poss to get out of the room! We arrived back at midnight hoping it would've cooled down but no it was still sweltering. The bed was lovely and comfy but unfortunately neither of us got much sleep due to the heat, luckily we found a fan in the cupboard which helped a bit.

Then in the morning I used the shower and it just went hot and cold constantly so I gave up after 5 mins. It's a shame we didn't enjoy our stay as much as we wanted because it seems so nice, I can only think we got the worst room and were unlucky with the heat/dodgy shower.

On the plus side, breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly. We would consider going back if we were in the area and recommending to friends but would make sure that we didn't stay in room 1!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we have looked into all points made and will certainly be working our way through. I do hope it doesnt deter you from staying with us again in the near future.
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Not a hugely pleasant experience. It was if most of the staff had been having a real bad day.
A long wait before our order was taken and futher delays for the food and wine. We had to request a wine list so by the time the food came we had no wine. Any requests seemed to be received grudgingly. Most definitely a training need at this place. It's a real shame as first impressions were good. There were a couple of errors with the meal but overall the food was pretty good but I left feeling as if I wasn't particularly welcome.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
WE ARE normally very good! I will certainly look into all comments made in your review and certainly will act upon them I am sure that all will be to your liking on your next visit.
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Kinver, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This is our second stay at The Wheatley Arms. On this occasion we stayed in room W3, which is lovely, hints of tartan and a great roof terrace with views of the hills. Everything was clean, tidy and well presented.
Breakfast the next day was superb with our waitress Michelle who couldn't do enough for us.
Friendly staff and a great location.
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  • Stayed August 2013
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nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Wheatley Arms, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
We are chuffed to bits with your very kind review it gives us great pleasure to hear such kind words, I do hope that we see you again very soon!
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Property: The Wheatley Arms
Address: Wheatley Lane | Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Ilkley
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ilkley
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Number of rooms: 12
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