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Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aldwark
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not bad but not brilliant”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights and booked the dueplex suite which was a lovely room with a large deck area to sit outside. Once we checked in and got our key "key" yep no nice swipe cards big keys on big keyrings" we went to our room which was great. There was no iron or board in the room so i asked for one to be brought up, after 3 more calls and 10mins till i needed to go to dinner it arrived.

We went for dinner which we were told we should book as it gets busy,hmmmm 3 tables full including us but hey ho. The food here is amazing good size portions and great food worth every penny. The restaurant has a dress code of no t-shirts shorts or trainers which is good, but then when you see people sitting in trainers eating thats a little anoying.

We went for a walk after dinner and headed out the end exit near the church....beautiful little church but be warned at night there is a farm on the right side as you come out the complex with the most aggressive dog ive met. It is not locked in the farm and can easily get out to you. My wife does not like dogs and im always telling her she is being silly but this thing scared me too, just be careful.

We used the leisure facilities which were great. Now we had a room that was £189 a night which included free bottled water and other items which house keeping seemed to forget to put new ones in our room every day as im guessing they thought they could get away with it oh no.

We had a very relaxing time here and i would recommend it to other people, the items i mention above are minor problems and would not stop me from visiting again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2011
Thank you for taking the time in writing your review of Aldwark Manor. It is always pleasing to read when guests enjoy their stay so much they want to share it with others. The points that you have raised will be look into carefully and I thank you for bring them to my attention.

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Steven Hodgkinson
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Manchester UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2011

Could nit pick about a dozen or so problems, but will stick to basics. food was dreadful (maybe because it was a monday) staff all very nice but so poorly trained (sack their mentor) general untidyness etc etc. Have stayed at several other Q hotels, first time dissapointed.
Nice location, great beds

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank dfirst
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Aldwark Manor. I am very sorry that you have left the hotel with a negative view.
I can assure you that your experience in the hotel is not normal practise or reflective of the service we normally provide. As you can see from the Trip Advisor posts for the last 4 months we have invested in our people heavily. I will look again at the training that is provided to my Heads of department, and welcome your comments in the area.
We have also recently received an award for the food product at the hotel and so it was very disappointing to read you did not enjoy your meal.

I would like to discuss your points in further detail and have contacted you directly for this purpose.

Kind Regards,

Steven Hodgkinson
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wallsend
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2011

Straight into points for your opinion

Room full of glitter stars, not cleaned
long blond/grey hairs on the bed, we have black hair!
by 2pm next day had to ask for it to be cleaned as it was minging
Reception lady had such a low cut top we could see he boobs (no holding back here)
Never a member of staff on the bar
paid 4 pound a bottle of water as i had a killer headache
fire alarm went off (cant be helped but added up)

good points

Slept like a log in that bed
beautiful hotel
one great lass on the bar on the first night
pool looked smashing

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2011
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Aldwark Manor, It is always disappointing to hear when guests leave the hotel with a negative view. I can assure you that the housekeeping problems you have experienced were a disappointing and regrettable one off and not normal practice at the hotel.
I am keen to learn more about your experience and have messaged you directly.

Kind Regards,

Steven Hodgkinson
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and had our wedding there. We had 16 close family and friends stay with us, and everyone was impressed with our choice of venue. The rooms were great, we had upgraded to a junior suite which was unusual, but good for having people coming in and out the morning of the wedding as it was on two levels. The other rooms our family stayed in were all different and all lovely. The food was amazing for the wedding breakfast, and breakfasts both days couldn't be faulted. The grounds are gorgeous and the nearby villages are lovely for a little walk around. The men had 3 rounds of golf and loved the course, and all women were pleased with their spa treatments and the facilities are great. I liked the fact the pool didn't have a strong chlorine smell, very off putting in lots of other hotels. The staff at Aldwark are great, they showed genuine interest in us and were so helpful, a lot better than I had expected. We can't wait to return, we said for our first anniversary, but the family all want to come back sooner! Thanks for helping making our special day so great!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank GLPalmer
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2011
It was a real pleasure hosting your Wedding at Aldwark Manor and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on Trip Advisor. We like to think there is some for everyone at the hotel and it seems your guests have tried them all! It was also nice to hear how happy they were with our facilities. I would like to wish you all the best in your new married life together.

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Steven Hodgkinson
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2011

Spent the Easter weekend at Aldwark Manor. We had a room with a lovely view over the golf course. Staff were courteous and there was attention to detail. The meals we had at the restaurant were superbly cooked and well presented. In short, there was nothing to fault at Aldwark Manor Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dunedain
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Aldwark Manor. I am glad you enjoyed all expects of the stay especially the food. We have just been awarded a QHotels centre of excellence for our food product but it is kind feedback such as yours that is the real award.

Kind Regards,

Steven Hodgkinson
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Kingston upon Hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2011

It was a dream to stay at aldwark manor, the staff were helpful and friendly. The location was ideal forn nearby towns or countryside and the facilities were first class. paradoxicallythe surroundings were so tranquil and away from it all

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank brockies
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2011
Thank you so much for your perfect review. Aldwark Manor comes in to its own this time of year and I am so glad you enjoyed the product and area.

Kind regards,

Steven Hodgkinson
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2011

We spent a wonderful two night stay in a junior suite, the accommodation was modern and comfortable, the service from the staff friendly and professional. The spa was terrific - very relaxing and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon enjoying unseasonal sunshine by the pool and soaking in the jacuzzi.

The food was wonderful with buffet breakfast and lunch and we enjoyed meals from both the 'all-in' and a la carte menus, both have much to recommend them.

The only complaint? That the weeekend had to end, can't wait to head back for another long weekend of total self-indulgent relaxation.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank MichaelWalshLeeds
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SHodgkinson, General Manager at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2011
What can I can say..The perfect review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Lets hope the weather stays nice and we can welcome you back to Aldwark soon.

Kind Regards,

Steven Hodgkinson
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Property: Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel
Address: Aldwark, Easingwold YO61 1UF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Easingwold > Aldwark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aldwark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel is located near York. It is nestled in a picturesque village in between York and Harrogate within the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. Even though this gem of a hotel makes you feel a million miles away, it is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the A59. What better way to take in the views than to play the 18 hole golf course? The challenging course is set amidst gorgeous rolling hills. This hotel is a real mix of old and new. With 53 individually designed bedrooms which are split between the modern contemporary wing of the hotel and the traditional Manor house. If you are staying on business then the hotel has 6 conference and meeting rooms for up to 240 people. What's more the superb grounds covering 100 acres are ideal for team building events. Indulge yourself with an array of treatments at the spa or build up a sweat in the leisure club. Finish off the day with a delicious meal in our award-winning Brasserie, or snack on a selection of tasty nibbles whilst overlooking the manicured golf course in either The Terrace or Squadron Bar. ... more   less 
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