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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I just thought that I would share my time here with you all. Although this place seems to have many bad reviews of late, I personally cannot fault this place. My wife and I stayed here recently and we both had a great time here, the staff looked after us very well, and the rooms were just fantastic.

A great hotel, with fantastic staff made for a very comfortable stay. The room was spacious and clean, and much more than was expected, the food was also very good and great value for money. I have no complaints about our stay here, and would happily suggest this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms are much better, even for an extra £10!!!!!
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank furry107
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed at this hotel during the Easter holidays to visit family. The staff were very helpful when checking in and made us feel welcome. There seems to be a new menu there with lots of variety and a good kids menu also. The rooms were clean, comfy and of a good standard. Would definitely recommend and will return!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank Goerge5567
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights for a weekend away, together with my sister and brother-in-law. They were in one of the rooms in the old stables, whilst we were in the main building. Our room was comfortable, nice bed, bathroom was also good. Couldn't fault the accommodation for a short stay. Hotel is on the Market Square and we went to visit both breweries and also do some walking.
Food in the main bar in the evening was very nice, and a good selection of beers on offer from both local breweries.
I fault this hotel though on the breakfast, which is not included in the price. Usual fare of cereals and full English breakfast - disappointed that they don't appear to do local produce, same applied to the evening meal....steak and ale pie using Young's beer, not Theakston or Black Sheep?!
The bacon at breakfast was undercooked but the main complaint is that, despite there being notices saying they are "proud to serve Costa coffee", that only seems to apply to the restaurant/bar, in the morning you have to serve yourself with sachets of instant coffee and add the hot water....then carry this across the dining room! Is it too much trouble for them to be able to serve a pot of tea or filter coffee to your table?
We did not feel that the breakfast was such good value and instead, the next morning, we decided to go to the cafe directly across the square for breakfast and filter coffee - I'd recommend people did this

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank RichSBarnsley_UK
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We spent little or no time in the hotel for a variety of reasons.

Firstly despite the hotel advertising itself as a country style hotel with a fine selection of cask ales the reality was quite different.

The bar area was very disappointing, it had more of a feel of a wetherspoons than a 'fine Georgian building of tremendous character that has been carefully renovated to combine traditional splendour with modern day comforts' as their website put it.

The menu was very disappointing with the usual high street fayre rather than the nice home cooked food one would expect.

The second reason we spent little time in the rooms was the oppressive heat. The window had to be wrestled open and even then only opened about an inch and it was like a sauna.

Granted the room was nice and comfortable however having paid the executive room rate one would have at least expected the room would have a supply of shampoo but it appears they have taken then travelodge approach of bring your own.......sadly the prices charged were not travelodge rates.

Finally (and most significantly) we got LOCKED OUT!

When going out for the evening we read the guide book in our room which advised that we take our room key with us, which we did.

Upon returning at 12.30 (hardly what you might call late) we discovered the front door was locked and our key didn't fit. Upon examination it transpired we had been given 2 bedroom keys and no front door keys. We telephoned the hotel repeatedly and got no answer, and knocked on the door for an hour but it was apparent there were no staff on site. One wonders what would happen were an emergency to occour and there were no staff present to co-ordinate an evacuation.

Finally a guest opened the front door and let us in, just as we were contemplating sleeping in the car.

We went to reception in the morning and explained we had been locked out. The lady on reception spend 5 minutes blaming the previous guests for mixing up her keys and seemed rather unfazed by the whole thing to the point that eventually we actually had to ask for an apology and the one that was offered was not exactly what you might call sincere or spontaneous.

Overall, disappointing. Given the option we would rather chose a travelodge and 'get what you pay for' than pay premium rates for budget service

Room Tip: Don't, it is not good value for money
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NorthernLass1973
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Kings Head and although we preferred the rooms in the courtyard, room 6 was satisfactory although very warm. The heating was on in the day and as it was a very warm day it was very stifling. However, the temperature dropped at night time and so was not a problem. We stayed on a Sunday night and the rate was only £45 compared with £81 in the week/Sat.
We had dinner in the restaurant and the menu was the same as in the bar - good selection of food which was the winter menu - I think a new spring menu is about to be released.
Breakfast was fine - with a selection of continental, full english or light selection with prices ranging from £3.95 to £7.95
This hotel is perfect for a weekend to visit Masham, its breweries and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank EllenandRichard
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