Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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#2 of 53 hotels in York
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Canoeing
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more

Location

Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GB England
Getting there
Car recommended
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Dollie G wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a wonderful overnight stay at Middlethorpe Hall. It is a beautifully restored Queen Anne house. We had well furnished single rooms in the Courtyard, each of which has its own individual style. Toiletries, a hospitality tray and also face mask and hand sanitizer and wipes were thoughtfully provided. I had an extremely comfortable night's sleep.
We had dinner and breakfast in the beautifully panelled dining room. The meals were well presented and excellent. All the staff were extremely helpful, and went the 'extra mile'. The Hall has beautiful grounds and gardens in which to relax. .
I would definitely recommend a stay at Middlethorpe Hall and hope to return again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Alan N wrote a review Jan 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom14 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a gentle understanding in a place like this that people just want to feel relaxed and comfortable and that their wishes and requests are to be taken seriously. We had thought of staying here and regretted the fact that we had not booked to stay. However, we did have dinner here one evening. We were made to feel welcome and comfortable immediately and specific diary requirements were discussed with understanding and in detail.

Attention to detail in the dining room was immediately apparent on entering. The food was superb and beautifully presented. The waiters took particular care of both the food they were presenting and the people they were waiting on.

We look forward to staying here and exploring the facilities, menus and extensive wine list in the near future.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Arran R wrote a review Aug 2020
Hitchin, United Kingdom16 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for an anniversary getaway at Middlethorpe Hall. The team at Middlethorpe treated us like royalty from the moment we stepped out of the door.

From taking our bags at reception, to looking after us at dinner, nothing was too much trouble.

The rooms were beautifully presented and beds incredibly comfortable. An impeccable attention to detail with regards to hygiene was also fantastic, with masks even provided in the room and hand sanitizer.

Our meal in the restaurant was stunning, together with the grounds and the hotel itself.

We will be back in the future and would recommend to anyone looking to go to york but staying just outside the hustle n bustle.

Many thanks for having us and making our anniversary so memorable.

All the best
Mr and Mrs Roberts
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fox23 wrote a review Jan 2020
UK61 contributions28 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel certainly has the wow factor and you really feel like you are staying in a National Trust house. On arrival the staff were friendly and attentive and this continued for most of the day. The rooms in the courtyard were perfectly proportioned for an overnight stay and were lovely and quiet. We thought we would treat ourselves to a room service for breakfast - a decision we regretted. After ordering a Yorkshire breakfast each a catalogs of errors occurred. Firstly breakfast was brought up without any cutlery or condiments. Phoned up and these were promptly brought up. Then the order received was incorrect so another phone call to get this corrected. Oddly apart from the cooked breakfast and juice there was no toast, tea or coffee. Slightly on the sparse side and to be fair it was greasy and nothing to write home about. We were going to bring it up when checking out with the concierge but the receptionist was on the phone and we couldn’t wait. Overall a lovely experience just a shame about breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Middlethorpe, General Manager at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Responded 3 Jan 2020
I would like to thank these guests for their recent visit and for their review. Although I am delighted that they enjoyed their stay - highlighting the friendly and attentive service and the comfort of their accommodation – I am so sorry that on this occasion, breakfast by room service was not to its usual standards. I will speak to both our Head Chef and Restaurant Manager to avoid re-occurence. I do hope that this single incident will not deter these guests from returning to enjoy the many aspects that this National Trust hotel has to offer.
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Westview50 wrote a review Feb 2020
Scarborough District, United Kingdom133 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Following our first stay here, just a few weeks earlier, for the 4 day Christmas House Party, in January we decided to try the Gourmet taster dinner and added a discounted overnight stay.
We arrived in the afternoon and were met at the door by a porter who took our cases.
After booking in, we were shown to our room on the second floor of the main house - its was delightful, with a splendid view over the rear gardens. It had everyone you could possibly want, certainly for an overnight stay, but also for much longer.
We went to the drawing room for a light tea, before getting ready for dinner.
Middlethorpe has an advised dress code for its main meals, which we thoroughly appreciate.
We were served a 6 course dinner, all freshly prepared and beautifully presented, with a selection of 5 wines to match the food.
The rating for the chef and his team are well deserved. The front of house staff explained every course, both food and wine, and the whole experience over a leisurely 21/2 hours was a real gastronomic pleasure.
Breakfast, included in the overnight package, was a full Yorkshire breakfast although a good selection of other options were available and freshly cooked for you.
The standard of service at this hotel is one of the best we've had for many years, and we will be returning.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choice of rooms in the main house or courtyard - in the colder months we will select the main house.
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logrundy wrote a review Dec 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom239 contributions188 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a really nice one night stay here while visiting York during Advent. Well-located just a few minutes off the A64, there is also a bus stop right outside the hotel where you can catch a half-hourly bus service into York for a couple of quid and avoid the hassle of finding parking in the centre. The bus takes about 15 minutes.

The hotel itself is wonderful with an authentic English country house feel. Creaky staircases [and the occasional creaky floorboard] combined with all mod cons and beautifully restored interiors means you’ll be feeling like you’re Little Lord Fauntleroy before you know it.

I’d booked one of the cosy single rooms but a problem with my TV meant I was quickly upgraded to a King room with a double aspect overlooking the grounds. Original doors with real keys and working sash windows add to the experience.

I had a very elegant dinner in the hotel’s panelled dining room which serves beautifully presented meals served by friendly and attentive staff. The ‘Bill of Fare’ included a delicious Duck Egg Custard which was definitely one of the finest desserts I’ve ever had. Compliments to the chef.

I’d also like to mention the Hall Porter, Mike, a real character whose enthusiasm for his work and knowledge of the hotel provided a real Yorkshire welcome from the moment he opened the door. He also took the time to show me around the hotel and tell me a lit bit of its recent – and not so recent – history and always greeted me by name which I thought was a nice touch, especially when I was only there for one night.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ABCDMAX wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom188 contributions67 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh dear - what a pity that nothing has changed in the 14 years since our last visit except the cuisine.

This is one of three National Trust hotel properties and staying there is like a day trip to a museum with no atmosphere what so ever.

We arrived on time and despite all the C19 bulletins and paperwork before hand we were not temperature checked but shown through to the lounge with no offer of a tour to show us where the Spa and other facilities like dining rooms were.

We had afternoon tea which was well prepared and presented and worth the additional service charge.

The Courtyard suite was like visiting granny in the 60s in both furnishing and decor. The en-suite was the highlight with an excellent shower but with unhygienic cork tile flooring.

The rooms were sweltering with hot radiators on a warm sunny day and no means of turning them down without calling out maintenance man. Having opened most of the windows and waited for the suite to cool the highlight of the nights sleep was the TV in the bedroom switching on at 3am for some unexplainable reason.

We headed over for a drink at before our prearranged dinner at 1930. The drinks and menus arrived and order taken followed very quickly at 1910 by being taken through the half full main dining room to the empty overflow dining room which was really a corridor between the kitchen and the main dining room.

Our request for another table in the main dining room with other guests was not well received and the only alternative table offered in the corner of the main dining room was in our opinion not socially distant enough from the next table.

Our rejection caused much grunts and tuts from the staff before we were shown back to the empty overflow dining room where we were eventually joined two courses and 45 mins later by 6 other unfortunate guests.

The waiting staffs lack of professionalism and embarrassment caused completely deflated our happy mood in reaching our 49th anniversary celebration.

However let’s not forget the 5* cuisine - the dinner menu is simple but the standard of preparation and presentation of fresh local produce is excellent and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lionel A Chatard, General Manager at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Responded 11 Oct 2020
These guests would only have been happy with the best table in the dining room, and their displeasure was an uncomfortable experience for our staff.
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Paula E wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom60 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful 17th century manor now run by the National trust. I've seen some reviews saying it's 'twee'. It has in my humble opinion been lovingly restored and history oozes out of the house. The artwork, furniture, clocks, etc are so interesting to see. The decoration is spot on. The staff are honestly just perfect. So helpful and your every need catered for from concierge, reception, the restaurant staff to cleaning team are all so polite and warm in their approach to the guests. We were celebrating a belated anniversary due to a trip abroad being cancelled (Corona virus) We were upgraded to a beautiful room in the main house with a lovely card, flowers and fruit on arrival. Thank you, it was really appreciated. Covid is dealt with extremely well with the most amazing smelling hand gel everywhere and a temperature check machine. The rooms are immaculate. The food....breakfast, everything you could possibly want and so tasty and our evening meal was fabulous, so deserving of the 2 AA rosette award. You really should eat here if you can. Yes, if ultra modern is your thing it might not be your cup of tea. Having said that, please try it. You won't have nicer, good quality food or be looked after better anywhere else. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gemma F wrote a review Jun 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night en route to Scotland.

Beautiful location and building and excellent service from arrival with a very friendly porter.

The hotel is well cared for and our room was quaint - the hotel thoughtfully provided masks in the room and hand sanitiser. There was also fruit and sweets in the room and a card for my birthday.

The grounds are stunning and the gardens are great to explore.

Dinner was also exceptional - the food and service was great.

Would definitely visit again for longer.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert M wrote a review Jan 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom241 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely house about 2 miles out of York with beautiful gardens. The staff are very helpful, professional and courteous. The room was comfortable and mostly very quiet except for the sound of other doors closing and footsteps on the stairs above. I couldn't get the coffee machine to work but that may have just been me. The bathroom was good and the use of the swimming pool and sauna across the road was a great bonus. I thought the room was pretty good value although the breakfast at £19 was steep so passed on that.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: ask for a room in the main house or if in the annex then not on the ground floor.
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LIncolnToots asked a question Jan 2024
Lincoln, United Kingdom175 contributions68 helpful votes
Is the swimming pool open to all residents or is it adult only and is it accessible all day. Thank you
Answer from Lionel A C
York, North Yorkshire3 contributions
Hello The Spa facilities are available for resident guests from 7am to 8pm weekdays and from 7.30am to 7pm on weekends. Resident guests have free access to the facilities between these hours and do not need to book in advance. Please note that there are restricted hours for children.
Answer from Lionel A C
York, North Yorkshire3 contributions
Thank you for your message and interest. We do offer afternoon tea, and a selection of light dishes (sandwiches...) on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the £25 food allowance can be used towards these. I hope this is helpful. Kind regards Lionel
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom118 contributions173 helpful votes
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Answer from Lionel A C
York, North Yorkshire3 contributions
A complimentary Nespresso machine is available in all our rooms.
RandJ1955 asked a question Feb 2019
Preston, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
How long a walk is it to the centre of York.
Answer from Lionel A C
York, North Yorkshire3 contributions
It would take about 35/45 minutes to walk to the centre of York from Middlethorpe Hall - a pleasant leisurely walk first along the race track and then along the river Ouse. There is also a bus service every 30 minutes on weekdays. I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you require any further assistance.
Tove M wrote a tip 26 May
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe share the afternoon tea "
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bill wrote a tip Mar 2024
Braithwaite, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy to access, plenty of parking, electric charge points in the car park and a very helpful porter to help with our cases."
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TheUKwanderer wrote a tip Mar 2024
Kent, Uk107 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you take time to really enjoy the hotel and its surroundings."
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Stephen C wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relaxing Spa available Easy access to York Centre, 10 minute taxi ride is ideal to avoid parking problems when the City is busy. "
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Tracey H wrote a tip Dec 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book it!"
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£161 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Nearby attractions include York Minster (2.2 miles), National Railway Museum (2.1 miles), and Shambles (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Brazilian Rodizio, Karoo Bar & Kitchen, and Wheldrakes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Middlethorpe Hall & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Middlethorpe Hall & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (2.1 miles), Holy Trinity Church (2.1 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (1.9 miles).
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