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“Did the job” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pickering
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Did the job”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of days here. Arrived early before our check in time but room was ready and were shown straight to it. Very pleasant staff especially Ben in the bar who was extremely friendly. We had a bar meal which was very good and prices for food and drink were extremely reasonable. We stayed in an executive room which we found a bit on the small side and dry tired and could have been so much better if the tele was mounted on the wall and the chairs and table were positioned better. Also don't bring any clothes on coat hangers as there is no hanging rail and you will have to take them all off and re hang them on their angled system. Really frustrating ! Also the bathroom was really small and not enough space to put out 2 persons toiletries so had to keep them in the bedroom. Also the shower hose was filthy . Full of lime scale and build up. It takes 2 minutes to clean these with a lime scale remover and always wonder why hotels don't keep on top of this together with the tile grouting. The bed was comfortable and on the whole the hotel did the job. This was room 7 so maybe the other rooms are slightly different ?

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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356 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a pleasant hotel, a bit dated but very nice. The staff are friendly and very helpful. My room was a little overpriced but well equipped and decorated. However on a warm humid June day there wasn't a single window open in the bar or restaurant - it was sweltering! There was a similar problem in my room and the only ventilation (in a ground floor room by the footpath) was by lifting a bottom sash window, hardly a secure option, as the top window was well painted shut.

All in though a nice place to stay and I'm sure it would be warm and cosy in winter.

Room Tip: Get off the ground floor so an open window won't be an instant invitation to a thief.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We booked a 2 night stay in an executive room £119 per night. What exactly was executive about it remains a mystery! It was so small/basic (although it was clean). There was also quite a noise from the central heating too. Anyway despite the room we were looking forward to a good hearty breakfast, however , when it came it was swimming in water and there was just one sausage , one piece of bacon, cheap poor quality mushrooms and half slice of fried bread. It was disgusting and my partner couldn't eat her scrambled egg which was water logged also. The bar prices were very overpriced £2.95 for pot of tea! I expect to pay a little more but that is extortionate! We had hoped for a lovely relaxing weekend with a nice room and lovely food but it couldnt have been more dissapointing! I would not recommend going to this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Right in the centre of Pickering, this is a clean and comfortable hotel, yet we didn't experience any traffic noise whilst staying there. The room we had was a little dated in terms of the fixtures and fittings, but if all you need is a nice place to stay right in the centre of Pickering, this is ideal. A little expensive for what you get, but you're paying for convenience really.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We moved to this hotel after promptly checking out of a horrid place in Scarborough. The staff were excellent and very accomodating.

The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We found them a little too warm but in honestly didn't investigate ways of turning down the heat.

Breakfast was gorgeous and everything cooked to order which makes a nice change in chain hotels

The hotel itself was in a great location, walking distance to everything and had its own parking. We came by train so can't tell you if there is a car parking charge I'm afraid.

The only downside for us is there policy of not getting under 16s have their own room. My son is now at an age where he is perfectly ok in his own room and we all need our privacy. We didn't really like the fact that I had to sleep in the same room as him. So we wouldn't stay again as a family but would as a couple

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

After staying one night at this hotel last year we just had to come back to Pickering and stay at this excellent hotel again, we liked our rooms so much on the first visit that we booked the same ones again. Jacqueline and all her staff gave us a great welcome and looked after us very well, especially Heather and Grace. The food was excellent at Breakfast and fantastic at Dinner, there is a wide variety of Starters, Mains and Desserts , hat's off to the Chef and his staff. Each night as the male guests enjoyed their brandies in the bar; my Wife, who had a bad cold, was supplied with lemon and honey in hot water by Grace, a much appreciated gesture. After three nights we were very sorry to leave this wonderful hotel and the delightful town of Pickering and make the long trip South.

Room Tip: All rooms good, views over the front and over the garden just add a little extra enjoyment.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel
Address: Malton Road, Pickering YO18 7DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pickering
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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