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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Ranked #2 of 47 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
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“Fantastic Getaway”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Had a fantastic stay at Middlethorpe Hall, the staff were excellent, helpful, polite and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms spotless and very well presented, we enjoyed the spa which was very well equipped and had a fantastic massage, the food again was excellent and to an amazing standard, it certainly was a fantastic stay and am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We hired the drawing room for afternoon tea and had a fabulous champagne, sandwiches, scones, cake and patisserie. Wonderful service and a venue to die for... this really is a wonderful place to visit

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Just 2 miles outside York yet in the middle of the country. Great accommodation, great service and staff. The main meals were a little overpriced but don't let that out you off - we will certainly be going back. There is a choice of standard or superior rooms and some suites. Go on and treat yourself!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

It's not easy for a hotel to excel in service, attitude as well as in ambiance. This slice of 18th Century England has it all. The finest staff, the most accomplished kitchen, the perfect property, country walks, a cute Spa (admittedly could be refreshed in some small ways). If you dream of a weekend to recover your sanity then look no further. As a frequent world traveller I had scant hope that my own county and country could match the service ethos of some parts of the world - but the staff here are wonderful, genuine and passionate about what they do and how they do it. It makes all the difference. It would have been easy to bask in the property and let that do all the work, but hats off to the training, to the management and mostly to the staff themselves. All details were taken care of. The food was simply delicious and so well presented at each meal. I have experienced Hartwell too and that was equally fantastic. But in the end the splendour of York gives Middlethorpe the edge.

In summary, if you would like to connect with England in a wonderful way - then this is everything that you would hope for and more.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

I stayed here for 1 night in October 2013 with a group of friends. We had afternoon tea at the hotel which was lovely. There was lots of choice of sandwiches and cakes and we upgraded to have champagne with it too.

The rooms were spacious, very clean and had gorgeous views of the grounds. The breakfast was delicious and the service was very good.

From arriving right up to checking out the staff were attentive, friendly and made our stay that little bit better. The rooms are quite pricey (£199 for a standard double) however I feel it is good value for money as they offer a high standard of service. I would definatly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Middlethorpe Hall is ideally situated in quiet countryside about 10 minutes drive from York, a most interesting and friendly city. It is however very difficult to park a car there, but happily Middlethorpe Hall is 30 metres from a bus stop with buses every 30 minutes.
The grounds are extensive, well cared for and relaxing. The hotel buildings are charming and comfortable, although our room in the annexe was rather awkwardly shaped, perhaps the main house is better. Porters and reception are efficient and welcoming.
The food in the restaurant is superb, but the service is really very slow, despite the friendly staff - definitely room for improvement.
I was also disappointed by the £5 a day charge for WiFi access and the £5 a time charge for room service, particularly in the absence of tea making facilities in the room.
Overall however, we will probably stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Poole Dorset
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed at this Hotel having just stayed at Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle, the contrast was noticeable. We paid more for 3 nights here than 4 nights in Jesmond, with the rooms and food not being as good. Our room was on the second floor and was a deluxe double; it was small with an enormous bed, which meant there was little space in it. The room overlooked the lovely gardens which was a bonus but as we were only in it for a short while did not make up for it being, in our opinion, overpriced. There is no bar, which for a hotel like this is wrong. There is a drink service from a pantry, which would be fine, but it means there is no focal point where people can meet and talk. In the restaurant the food is good and beautifuly presented but not to the value that is charged, we also found the whole experience a little stuffy- having said that we did eat there twice. There is a bus service into York but not many buses an hour; a taxi in is about £8.50. Whilst we were there the weather was not good so we didn't use the Spa as there is a short walk over the road to get there; if it had been in the main house we would probably have used it.I feel that the National Trust should do a little more to better the feel of the place, they have good staff there who could not have been more helpful. The pricing policy needs looking into along with the Restaurant Tariff. We would not stay there again until improvements are made.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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 Luxury Hotel in York
#1 Spa 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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