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The Black Swan Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Helmsley
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My partner and I booked the two night dining experience stay, which included the 10 course signature menu the first night, and 3 course the second, as well as afternoon tea and breakfast both mornings. Neither of us could fault the food, it was beautiful! The 10 course menu is really something special and well worth experiencing, but then again the 3 course dinner menu was just a lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful, and what we liked most was that it was fine food in a relaxed environment. The room was clean and spacious, and quiet! Genuinely can not fault our stay, it was absolutely wonderful, we definitely want to visit again! Thank you for a lovely stay!

Room Tip: Room 44 is a bit bigger and further away from the main building so it's lovely and quiet
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The word that springs to mind about is place is effortless. That is to say the whole operation appeared effortless. The fire needed coal - it arrived. We needed a drink - it arrived. We need good food - it arrived, but was better than good - it was quite excellent. The rooms delightful, the surrounding town, village?, interesting, quaint and friendly. All in all a great place to stay in a lovely area.
Effortless....just like the swan - gliding over the surface, underneath, unseen, the legs paddling like mad.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Go for room 44, for large bed and is very quiet, also handy for rear car park.
Food fantastically excellent and well priced, good portions. Sublime cheese trolley. Drinks pricey.
Moot point...Newspapers are an additional extra. Staff most helpful and friendly.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a one night stay and a meal in the restaurant. The food looked amazing and tasted superb. The bar was relaxed with an excellent range of drinks on offer. All in all our stay was under £300 with all drinks bed, breakfast and evening meal. Great value, will stay again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just returned from an overnight stay on Dinner,Bed and Breakfast offer. Well, where do I start, from the first contact on the telephone to make the reservation to checking out, the whole experience has been trouble free, orchestrated with military precision and delivered with the accuracy of a sniper.
We celebrated my wife's birthday, what a treat we were blessed with. Chocolates on the bed on arrival along with a birthday wish from all the staff. The room, (room 1 ) was well appointed and of a good size. huge bed, lovely and warm, molten and brown toiletries in the bathroom. Only drawback was the bath is a little on the small size for a 6ft 2 inch fella, but that won't stop us revisiting again.
Food was out of this world, we chose the daily dinner menu, excellent variety of choice, tasted sublime. Best food we've ever tasted. this chef is destined for a Michelin star without a doubt.
can't wait to enjoy this gastronomic delights in the near future. Breakfast was equally as good,we chose to be lazy and requested this in our room. It arrived bang on the time we requested, piping hot and beautiful in flavour. Wonderful way to end a special occasion, ready to send us on our merry way home full of high spirits and fully recharged.
A massive thank you to all the staff, with special mentions to the member of staff on reception at check in (sorry didn't catch your name), Steven in the bar on the evening, James on reception at night and also during reservation booking & finally Peter in the restaurant.You all made our visit special. Last but not least, all the chefs in the kitchen, especially Paul for his flair and innovations. Your Michelin will be with you soon.

Room Tip: Can only comment on room 1, but would imagine the rest are all as nice.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

My wife and I went for afternoon tea at the black swan we were given a very warm welcome by Alison the tea room manager . We were delighted with the open fire and cosy atmosphere. We were offered a wide range of teas and coffees and the sandwiches and cakes were explained to us . The food is all home made , when it arrived it was served on a proper cake stand and was of good quality. We enjoyed both the selection of sandwiches and cakes and warm scones, with jam and cream. There was so much food that Alison asked that if we wanted to take it home. On departure it was boxes ready for us to take. We would recommend it to our friends for a special treat. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

Room Tip: ask at reception for a free parking permit so you can park outside the hotel.
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from
One nite stay at the black swan couldnt fault anything the rooms were lovely spotlessley clean the whole place had character and tastefully decorated and the food in the restaurant could possibly be the best i have tasted for a long time excellent would recommend!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Black Swan Hotel
Address: Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Helmsley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Swan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of Yorkshire's prettiest market towns, The Black Swan in Helmsley is a superb historic inn, turned boutique hotel. Dating back to the C15th the hotel, rich in history and charm, blends antiques with classic contemporary design creating the perfect place for a relaxing break. With its own 3 AA rosette restaurant and award winning tearoom, The Black Swan Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway and a chance to escape the everyday stresses and strains. ... more   less 
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