We stayed here for a wedding at the Devonshire fell at the weekend. The location is perfect, right on the river in the beautiful village of Burnsall. It looks lovely from outside. The breakfast was excellent and was served in a nice bright and spacious room.
Areas I feel could be improved are as follows:
The manor house - obviously its an old and characterful building but we do think it would benefit from a new mattress and new carpets. Clearly the rooms have had a budget refurbishment at some point in the past but a small additional investment would make them feel fresher and nicer and justify the £100 per night price tag.
The entrance to the manor house has a room with a random assortment of sofas. This area feels like it lacks purpose and I'm not sure if anyone has actually sat in these seats before. I would clear this room out and make it a nice modern welcoming entrance, perhaps with Yorkshire memorabilia or something in keeping with the Yorkshire dales location. Just a thought.
Check in - it was great that we were allowed to check in early. I do think that the manor house is a bit of a trek across the car park and up some stairs. It would have been nice for someone to mention this fact and offer to help with our bags. We would have declined but sometimes it's nice just to be asked.
We did enjoy our stay though and the breakfast was the highlight of the hotel.
- 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