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The Sidings Hotel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed at the Sidings Hotel on a 2 night break on 29th June 2014 .We had such an enjoyable stay , we were welcomed soon as we set foot through the door. Every member of staff was so friendly and attentive. We arrived early because we had been staying at another hotel for the night. We ordered a glass of wine each and it was presented in a nice wine glass, I am always fussy about my glass. Our room was soon ready for us, these are original train carriages ,i think from the 1950 s ,so the purpose is to get the feel and experience of sleeping on a train , something different and obviously there cannot be too many changes made because it would take away the true effect of this time period. A few updates are going to be made , some refurbishment , new curtains etc . My attitude is Rome was nt built in a day and things have to work as a plan ,as with any business to be cost affective. We do a lot of travel and every trip is varied to the type of accomodation and this is a train station with a train on each side of it , one being a restaurant ,which is delightful and the other being carriages for bedrooms, we were not expecting a 5 star suite ha ha. This is a feature hotel . One would not go to a five star hotel and expect to be in a train carriage, It is a case of common sense.
The hotel is in a beautiful location and we sat in the garden, it is great all the trains that come past. The food was amazing we dined on both nights and could not fault the food.. We had a lovely time. Bobby the manager is so friendly and we shared some good laughs . We met Sid the owner , again a really nice guy, they do all possible to make ones stay good. A different experience to stay at a train station hotel . Life should be varied. Also fabulous value.

Room Tip: Like I said, refurbishment is to take place and remember it is a carriage. All was fine. I have tic...
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We could not fault our stay. Food was excellent. Staff very pleasant and friendly. Although carriage was small it was fit for purpose and the shower was hot and powerful .My husband enjoyed the train spotting. Ouzo shots definitely a new experience. We were definitely relaxed when we left. Thanks to Sid and his staff for a most enjoyable stay. We will be back !

Room Tip: Light sleepers may like to take ear plugs due to the proximity of the East Coast Mainline, but it di...
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2  Thank Lizptcruiserlady
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My husband and I decided to stay here as we used to go to a place just outside York called Buffers when we were just starting out 31yrs ago, Buffers closed many years now so we thought we try the Sidings. A bad decision, even though we had booked they didn't seem to be expecting us. After filling out forms we were shown our room, the room smelt very foisty on opening the door, even the waiter commented on it. The room was very small as expected but it had not been cleaned in a long time, no mattress protector on bed, mould stains on the curtains and the walls. Mirror filthy, stains on carpet. The bathroom where do I start, dirty, painted over tiles , shower taps hanging off walls. My husband used it and the shower tray filled to the brim and over
flowed onto floor because the drain was blocked.
What a shame as these old carriages could be made so lovely and authentic still in the right hands, must say that the food is lovely, the staff are friendly too.
We stayed here for our anniversary to be a trip down memory lane but I would not recommend anyone staying until these problems are addressed, there is also no atmosphere after eating, no music playing or entertainment even though it was a Friday evening.

Wont be back in a hurry :(

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4  Thank naney2
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

my husband and i stayed at the sidings recently with a kgb voucher 2 nights b&b with 3 course dinner on first night. We had friends who also booked but not with a deal. We were given a four poster room which was clean. We did not expect it to be roomy as it was a railway carriage so were ok with it. However our friends were given a room with problems. The taps on the radiators were not working and so the heating could not be turned off. they spent a very uncomfortable night with the windows open. It rained during the night so the carpets got wet.They reported it to the manager but were not offered another room.The food at night was ok but there were many flies around and we had to keep swatting them off our food. In the morning there was a continental breakfast of cereals, meat,cheese, hard boiled eggs toast and drinks none of which was covered up so the flies were free to land on them There should have been an insectocutor near the dining area as a matter of health and safety .We asked for a cooked breakfast which was £4:50 extra but was told there was no chef. as a result of these problems our friends checked out after the first night and found a lovely b&b not far away.We did not stay for breakfast on the second day because of the problems mentioned. There is a lot that needs doing at this hotel to bring it up to a standard that i would be happy to stay in again and i hope the manager will address them as with some quite basic changes would make it a much better experience.

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2  Thank PattonyW
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

A most awful experience. Food - terrible and tasteless and accommodation in dire need of repair. Would never stay here again, even if an offer was available. The staff wore dirty clothes, tablecloths dirty and the whole experience a total nightmare.

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3  Thank Sharon S
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Sidingshotel, Owner at The Sidings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

This was a very unfair response from what seemed to be a very nice couple on the day, who incidentally told us that everything was great. They chose the stifado, ate half of it and sent it back, chose another dish of lasagne and a pizza, ate half of these and sent them back also, and then said to my waiter after working their way through the third option which we gave them, the exact words 'We weren't really that hungry as we had a large lunch!' And if that wasn't enough, complained about everything else after they left. Very strange that they did not tell us about anything whilst they were on their stay with us here at the sidings, as most people would mention it, and then give us chance to rectify any problem which may occur. The remote was missing from the room, the fact that the food was absolutely fine but they decided to complain for the sake of complaining on the back of them eating too soon previously in the day, and might I add (as much as it is against my morals) to really not welcome you ever back to our establishment in the future (to eat or stay over). We don't need customers who just want to eat the food, and work their way through our menu and treat it as a free meze, and then complain about it afterwards. My staff do not wear dirty clothes at all and I find this very upsetting also. Yes, we are in the process of bringing up-to-date our refurbishment process on the hotel carriage, but I would like to point out that the pullman carriages are over 50 years old and I like to have an authenticity left to their overall look and feel. As you can see from our other general feedback, that very few people would refer to us a total nightmare! Your comments have been reported to trip advisor as being suspicious given the circumstances. Have a good day. Sid (The Owner).

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We spent two nights at the Sidings and what could have been a great experience was let down by the very run down carriages. If only the owner had spent some money and bought some paint, our first impressions would not have been so bad. The bed looked more tired than we were although it was clean,however it must have been the cleaners day off as far as the rest of the "room" was concerned. By the way do not take any luggage or your cat, there is no where to put your clothes and no where to swing your poor cat.

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1  Thank Davidand5
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Two nights stay at the sidings a present from a family member well yes it was different loads of steam railway memrobilla around and yes it is as near to the railway as you can get a warm welcome from the staff a nice evening meal well cooked and presented ate in the railway carriage meet some very nice guests who were staying there that's the good comment and now for the not so good when we arrived were shown carriage no 3 so small the only way to get into bed was to climb in from the bottom not a good idea Asked for another carriage swopped by the manager with other guests to no7 a little more room bed was poor radiatior was broken unable to turn it down so very hot carpet was wet a huge water bubble in the roof curtains were very dirty this place is different but if they expect guests to keep going they should do some basic repairs

Room Tip: Carriage 3very small
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Address: Station Lane, Shipton-by-Beningbrough YO30 1BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Shipton-by-Beningbrough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Shipton-by-Beningbrough
Price Range: £64 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sidings Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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