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Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pickering
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a short trip to Pickering at the start of July as a last get away before our new arrival lands, just the two of us, and booked last minute. We normally go camping as hotels are like a bus mans holiday for me, but fancied a little luxury for a change, and boy was we. We arrived at the hotel a little before 2pm and parked up, walked down the walled path to the main entrance and entered, a lovely lady was at reception already dealing with another couple but a young waiter/bar man passed and saw we where waiting and checked us in, took us to our room, a very nice gentleman

We later went for a walk to re aquaint ourselves with Pickering, check out the restaurants and bars, and returned to the hotel early evening and went to the bar for a drink, nicely stocked with a lovely selection of drinks, and the lady who served us couldnt be more helpful, fussing over my wife making sure she was comfortable and plumping cushions her here

We returned later to our room to freshen up before heading to the dining room for something to eat. A lovely menu, attentive staff and not too hard on the wallet. We did feel a little out of place as we where half the age at least of everyone else but thats something I am used to in my work anyway

The room was great, massive pillows that are so easy to fall asleep on, huge duvet, I think it was a king on a double, but as it was so warm we hardly needed it, a really good powerful shower over a bath, fluffy towels that dispite us hanging up where changed daily, glad I dont pay the laundry bill!!

Breakfast was served at a leisurely rate, plenty of tea & toast, and the cooked full monty was just in need of some mushrooms but I eat it all up and enjoyed having someone else wait on me for a change

So a big thank you to all the staff, we may well be back with baby next time

Room Tip: Ask for a rear garden view room, the street front rooms can be noisy at rush hour if the windows are...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in this lovely hotel in Pickering.
From arriving our stay there was great. The lady on reception couldn't have been more helpfull. There's a lovely bar where we relaxed for a while before getting ready to explore the village of Pickering which is very quaint and pretty. Room was very clean, had everything we needed and the bed was extremely comfy. Would definitely like to visit here again :)

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Well situated in the centre of Pickering a great place for exploring the North York Moors, Scarborough, Whitby and "Heartbeat" country. We were given a superior room (without asking to be upgraded) which overlooked the garden. A very comfortable and quiet stay with friendly service from all the staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A very friendly informal atmosphere, with clean comfortable rooms ensures a great stay. Restaurant serves food at reasonable hotel prices. Good choice at breakfast including kippers, cooked meats and cheese as well as the usual stuff. We used it to visit Whitby via the NY Yorks rail.


  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

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
Thank jonbecker
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

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Thank Barry F
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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.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Steve W
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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
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pickering
Price Range: £94 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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