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The Old Deanery

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great location next to the cathedral. We had a spacious room overlooking the gardens. Staff pleasant and helpful and told us about the Ripon Hornblower (a centuries old tradition) who we saw at 9 pm in the market square. Breakfast in a room overlooking the gardens - buffet of fruit, yogurt, ham, cheese, croissants etc and cooked breakfast to order.... More 

Thank scallkat
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got married at the Old Deanery on Sat 8th Oct and many of my family also stayed the Friday night. From the moment we arrived the staff were attentive and wonderful. The wedding planner Keri answered all my emails in the run up to the big day and put me at ease. The day itself was fantastic with the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Old Deanery for 4 nights from the 19th to 23rd September and found it a real find. Everything about this hotel is good. The location is super with picturesque views either overlooking the Cathedral or very attractive lawns to the rear. Our room was spacious and beautifully serviced. The staff are attentive, friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a lovely stay, right in the middle of Ripon-with parking! Thanks very much to the night manager who stayed up to let us in well after midnight following a wedding in nearby Harrogate. Not always possible in a small hotel. Lovely, fresh breakfast in a charming room. All staff professional, helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank charlesandlaura
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

very good large room overlooking cathedral in a very old building with character.Good service and interesting food.Near to lane with several restaurants and good location for touring the dales without staying there.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

As we hadn't visited the Old Deanery for several years we decided to have our anniversary meal with friends here. As it is very central, next to the Cathedral, you would be best advised to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment as it can get busy due to the fact that it is also a hotel. Great view... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very comfortable rooms - historic building. Great walks along the rive looking back to the Cathedral (next to the Hotel). Welcoming, helpful staff. Beautiful surroundings in the bar and restaurant. A lovely place.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I enjoyed an overnight stay in this wonderful and historic building. My room overlooked Ripon Cathedral and to the rear of the hotel I discovered an exquisite garden with a beautiful willow tree. I was made to feel very welcome and the customer service was excellent. In the morning, after a good night's sleep, followed by excellent shower with plenty... More 

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had an overnight stay over the last Bank Holiday weekend. We had a room on the first floor which was very comfortable and enormous! The bathroom was really nice too. We did not arrive until 10.30pm and was met by very friendly staff. After a couple of drinks at the bar we retired to a very comfortable bed. Breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed for my brother's wedding. The Deanery has a wonderful atmosphere and grounds. My room was comfortable and had everything I needed. Towels and bathrobes are also lovely. The staff where very helpful, friendly and professional.They dealt with problems as quickly as they could. The transition between the different parts of the wedding day and room rearrangements went smoothly.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Deanery is a laid back and lovely old building, dating from 1625, full of character, located right next to the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Inside it is stylish and comfortable. A warm welcome, relaxed surroundings and very good food is what you can expect to find in this small hotel run by the owner, Linda, and her superb team of the finest home grown Yorkshire staff! ... more   less 

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Address: Old Deanery Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: $180 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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