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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
York
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hotel and fantastic service”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Celebrated my husband 40th birthday here. We live close to York and as we knew the weather was going to be quite bad/snowing we didn't want to risk travelling too far from home.
I had heard in the past how nice this hotel was so I thought it would be a good opportunity to stay there and I am so glad we did.
From the initial check in (we were early but the room was ready) to the final check out we were treated so well. The staff are very courteous and their service to us seemed very natural.
We stayed in the main house and it felt like we were staying in a stately home - lovely.
Breakfast was good with heaps to choose from. Would definately go back and recommend it to all.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 8 - the views (albeit snow everywhere) were fab. Room was quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Stayed here with my husband and friends for a weekend beak. Beautiful hotel with charming rooms and attention to detail. We stayed in one of the main house hotel rooms but the courtyard rooms are lovely too and styled with the same decadence. The hotel itself is very clean and bedrooms are extremely comfortable. Leisure facilities - a large pool, whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room are well worth a visit during your stay. The Beauty Spa gets booked up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment. Food is of a high standard with attentive staff, although you never feel as though they are there. We ate at the hotel on the first evening and went out to a local restaurant the following evening. A great base for exploring the surrounding area or just enjoying a relaxing break. Could not recommend this enough! Shop around for hotel deals.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

I've stayed at Middlethorpe Hall twice now and enjoyed the spa facilities and fabulous restaurant several times. The first time we stayed, we enjoyed one of the suites away from the main house and the second a double room in the main house. Both were gorgeous and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone who would enjoy a truly luxury, high end, quintessentially English hotel. Whilst the rooms are lovely, it's the general ambiance of the place that gives it the x factor. The large and beautifully decorated lounge where you can take afternoon tea or pre and post dinner drinks is so classic and refined; the whole dining experience is worthy of any special occasion and the orangery (where you're served breakfast) and grounds are stunning in any season. It's the kind of place that you want to run away to to write your novel in the dead of winter but it's also an ideal base for exploring York and its surrounding attractions.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Popstar23
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Excelent service, nothing too much trouble for the staff. Great food, a good location, will stay again

  • Stayed February 2012
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1 Thank Bob S
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Auckland
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We recently stayed for one night over the weekend. Based on the great reviews, I had high hopes for our stay.
We were impressed by the staff - all seemed genuinely friendly and eager to help. The facilities are great - pool, sauna, jacuzzi, small fitness studio, etc. We didn't use the spa. Everything was clean and well maintained, given the age of the property. The grounds are lovely and we would recommend taking a stroll - even in the cold!
We were placed in one of the rooms in the courtyard. It was small, but clean and (importantly) warm. As many have commented before, do not expect modern interior design! I must comment that the shower strength was not great. The evening turndown service and in-room biscuits are nice touches and you can request tea/coffee in your room in the morning.
Our honest impression was that we were disappointed with the breakfast. Compared to properties of a similar quality, we felt that the choice at the buffet was modest at best. With the exception of the lovely fruit salad, the quality of the food did not meet our expectations. The pancakes were tasty, but we were left wondering what happened to the other 50% of our dish! The plate was unusually small! Finally, we felt it was strange to have received stone cold toast given that we were the only diners in the room at that time. However, I stress that we were only there for one meal and this experience may not reflect their usual standard.
The hotel is an easy 30-min stroll from the centre of town. Alternatively, a taxi costs around £6-7.
York is well worth a visit and we found Middlethorpe to be a nice base for our explorations of the city.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank DocNZ
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Yorkshire,
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Classy luxury. First class afternnon tea. Roaring fire, big sofa...attentive staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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edinburgh
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This was our second stay and once again we loved it! Both times we have been upgraded to a room in the main house. It's comfortable, beautifully old fashioned and the staff are attentive whilst remaining discreet. The public areas are so cosy (both times we've stayed in January) with a lovely open fire. We didn't use the spa facilities on this occasion but we did the last time when I had the face, scalp and back treatment. As a beauty therapist myself, I can say that this was one of the best treatments I'd ever had!
Breakfast is excellent with a varied choice.
Although it is a little out of town, it's worth the bus journey in and out especially with the convenience of the bus stop right at the top of the road. (bus also passes right outside the train station if you dont want to get a taxi!) Number 11.
Highly recommended and thank you once again to Mr Chatard and staff for making our short honeymoon a lovely one!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Lynn R
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Property: Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Address: Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in York
#1 Spa Hotel in York
#1 Luxury Hotel in York
#3 Business Hotel in York
#4 Family Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Middlethorpe Hall & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now part of the National Trust - all profits donated to the charity. Overlooking York Racecourse, Middlethorpe Hall is close to the city of York yet enjoys 20 acres of its own peaceful gardens and parkland. It has an award-winning restaurant, the Oak Dining Room, and a heavenly spa with swimming pool. Decorated in traditional country house style, Middlethorpe is furnished with antiques and fine paintings consistent with the period of the house. Beautifully appointed bedrooms are located in the main house and the 18th-century courtyard. ... more   less 
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