My wife and I stayed at the Red Lion in mid-March 2014 on a discounted two night break. We had a room in the Manor House which is an annex to the hotel. The room (on the attic floor) was small but a king-size bed was thoughtfully provided. i would always substitute a bit of floor space for more elbow room in bed - well-done for this. The bathroom however was the smallest I've ever seen being only about 70cm wide. The shower was at one end, the loo at the other and the smallest basin I've ever seen in the middle. I understand the difficulty with converting a Victorian property into en-suite accommodation, but it has been done successfully elsewhere and I think this conversion has been squeezed just that little bit too much.
We had dinner in the hotel on the first night of our stay and what a disappointment; an long wait, marginal quality, badly prepared and expensive. The starter should really have been sent back to the kitchen but we'd waited for so long we were hungry enough to make do. Thankfully we had booked elsewhere for the second night. Bizarrely, the breakfast on both days was exceptionally good - maybe the evening chef was having a bad day!!!
If you can get a discount deal (we paid £85 for two night) then I could recommend the accommodation, but I'd consider booking somewhere else for dinner. At the fully price of £80 per night, I think there are much better options within a ten mile radius.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion itself is a 16th Century building located next to the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National park.The Manor House is our B&B located 150 yds away from the Red Lion along the River bank, and is an ideal base for those walking the Dales Way or budget conscious.We are a traditional Yorkshire Dales family run business offering excellent cuisine focusing on local produce.Whether you wish to relax and enjoy our hospitality or explore the Dales there is something for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Skipton
- Red Lion Skipton
- Skipton Red Lion
- Red Lion Hotel Burnsall, Yorkshire