This is a real time review!
It is our last evening of a four night stay. There are not many hotels where to stay can be described as a delight, but this is one of them. The history is that of an old coaching inn. In past years it has been part of Trust House Forte and MacDonald chains. Now I understand it is privately owned.
If you want the ambience of a very comfortable traditional coaching inn, high quality friendly attentive service and an excellent restaurant, this is the place for you. Another reviewer suggests that a Michelin Star for the restaurant shouldn't be far away. He's right! The attention to detail and the quality and presentation of the food is what sets this restaurant apart.
We stayed in what I believe is the oldest part of the hotel...oak beams creaking floors, solid oak doors! Our room was tastefully decorated and very clean with an unbelievably comfortable bed.
If you want to explore York, the North Yorkshire moors and the east coast of Yorkshire there is no better location than Helmsley. And for us there is no better hotel to stay. Thank you everyone at the Black Swan.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Black Swan Helmsley
- Black Swan Hotel
- The Black Swan Hotel Helmsley, England