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“Quality service in an elegant setting.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pickering
Certificate of Excellence
nottinghamshire
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104 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quality service in an elegant setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011

Elegant old building in a central location in a busy market town. Outstandingly attentive service with fine attention to detail. Large, attractive well-maintained room (with 4-poster). Particulalry liked "no problem" attitude to various requets. Only minor didlike was longish wlak to car park.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank evallonia
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  • 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2010

Good points include central location in Pickering, attractive building, huge room (superior type), cleanliness, free WiFi and friendliness of staff.

On the down side, food is lacklustre generic foodservice stuff, the huge superior room had only a tiny desk (no good for work) and two single beds pushed together (leaving a hard ridge down the centre of the bed), the service (although consistently friendly and well-meaning) borders on the awkward at times. The bar is tiny, within limited seating space and overall, value for money is questionable.

Overall - almost good!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Oolon_Colluphid
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Nottingham
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

This hotel was a wonderful surprise. The staff were very kind and helpful and the rooms were furnished to a very high standard.

We had a very comfortable stay and many of my colleagues took cards with the intention of staying in a private capacity at a later date.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank David N
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forres
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

Hotel was clean as was my room. Problem with toilet that was sorted promptly. Arrived late on my first night and as I missed my inclusive dinner they still prepared me some food. The quality of the food was very good.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank digriff828
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sheffield uk
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130 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

Stayed here one night only (sat 2nd Oct) as a B&B deal. Booked late, arrived about 7pm, parked up (raining again!) signed in, had drinks & bar snack (cheese selection) to eat, then bed. Up earlyish sunday morning and off sightseeing again !
So, not a deal to get too worked up over, but enough to say we'd go back there again. Lovely beer at the bar. Friendly & helpful staff. Lovely comfy bed, pillows etc. Clean room. Good breakfast available, not over expensive - just a nice refreshing stopover. Well done Carol (on reception) you have a nice team working there.
Niggles ? noisy fan in the bathroom (room 15) if you turned the light on. But can't think of anything else really.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tim99
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

We stopped in room 4, there are photos on this website already for that room. It was a superior room, spacious beautifully decorated, clean and an enjoyable nights sleep. We did not have dinner in the hotel but did have breakfast which was to a good standard. The staff were really friendly and the hotel overall is very well laid out. Pickering is within easy driving of Whitby and York. We went to both. If you are thinking about a trip to this area would highly recommend it, we are certainly going to return. Hotel is located on a busy roundabout but our room was to the front of the building overlooking the roundabout and traffic noise did not affect our sleep or stay. Easy to find!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank bigglesam
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Surrey
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50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2010

The hotel is in the very pretty and unspoiled town of Pickering which is at the end of the North York Moors steam railway line.

We stayed in the main part of the hotel and the room was large and well furnished. It had an enormous bathroom with a good shower. The bed was very comfortable.

Food at both breakfast and dinner was reasonable although not outstanding. Overall service was good

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BernardSurrey
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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
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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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