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“Very Good Value for Money and an Excellent Breakfast”
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The Unicorn
Ranked #5 of 32 Skipton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had a one night with Sarah at the Unicorn, a warm friendly hotel. Our room was adequately furnished with a full en-suite bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room and you only had to ask if there was anything else needed. Sara is running the Hotel with a supportive team behind her and making the necessary changes as she goes along, at the same time will be opening a bar/restaurant across the road and good luck to her!!

The breakfast was superb, a large plateful that sets you up for the day.

Despite the Hotel being on the maon street it was not too noisy at night and there is parking available on the side streets around it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

It was great to meet you and I look forward to your return and having a fantastic meal cooked by our new Spanish chef Julian Franco...thanks again

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights over the bank holiday of The Skipton Canal Festival. We wanted some inexpensive accomodation so we could meet with friends at the event and we were very happy with what we got. We had a lovely comfy bed and the room was very quiet. The breakfast was excellent and the owners were very accommodating and friendly. The entire place was spotlessly clean.
It is very centrally placed for exploring the area. We parked short term in the bus station car park opposite while we unloaded the car then moved the car to a long stay car park. The chances of getting anywhere free that weekend was going to be slight and so we really did not mind.

The room we were in was a bit of an odd mixture of styles. The walls had a slightly dated peach wallpaper with a border and the light fittings fell in with this style but it was as if an attempt to update the room had been made by adding modern dressings - Black silk chrysanthemums on the window cill, bejewelled black bedside lamps with co-ordinating cushions and throw, canvas art on the walls of the New York skyline. I do not mind either style. One is a bit dated (but was still clean) the other ultra modern. The problem is they clashed! Perhaps they were about to redecorate the room? I just found it rather unusual but you don't see any of it when you are asleep and I slept very well during my stay so that is all that mattered.

Room Tip: We were at the back. it was quiet. We heard other guests discussing how noisy the street had been wh...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jan W
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Thank you for your comments I totally agree! Please take a look at the restaurant that I have recently refurbished to get a feel for my style and the overall feel that I would eventually like to bring to the Unicorn. I have a lot of plans for the hotel and look forward to putting them into place. Thank you again for all of your lovely comments, where we are lacking in some decor we try to make up for in customer service.

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

A very cheap bed and breakfast in the heart of Skipton.

We had room 5 which as £60 quite for the night including breakfast.

Clean

Great Breakfast

Superb Location

Friendly Owners

Warm

Comfy Bed

Larger than Average Room

However:

No parking but we did manage to park on the street outside.

Cold Water in Bathroom labelled "not for drinking" so you have to use the bottled water found on the landing.

Room a little "tired" with wallpaper coming away and very few finishing touches.

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We would stay again... This is good value for money.... But you may prefer something a little more upmarket for a special event.

You get exactly what it 'says on the tin!'

Nice and friendly budget B and B with young owners who make you very welcome.

Room Tip: We stayed a the front of the hotel in room 5.... Good size, nice bed, nice window out onto main stre...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Peter W
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Thank you for your comments we look forward to seeing you again. I would like you to mention room 6 when you return, this room will be available from Sun 30th June and has had a face lift! New carpets new decoration and a great light airy feel. Breakfast is now being served at Alchemist tapas bar and restaurant in the gorgeous new dining room so you may notice a few improvements! Thanks again

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Warm friendly family run hotel. Breakfast was amazing set you up for the day. Sarah has not been there long but has made some updates already. Hotel is one street away from centre of town, we found ten pubs within about 1/2 mile of hotel, all did a good selection of real ales and food. Will we return? For sure. car park opposite hotel cost £2 from 4pm till 10am.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

When you decide to return come to Alchemist for some tapas and a complimentary bottle of wine. Thank you for your comments.

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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Stayed overnight for work.

Great location for getting out and about in Skipton, which is a lovely place.

Hotel was tucked away above a few shops. The entrance was cluttered with building materials and it seemed quite unwelcoming as you walked in. The room however, was comfortable and clean.

It was a little dated but a great value stay and a good night's sleep. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Thank you for your comments and patience with the tonne of tiles stacked in the entrance of the hotel! We had a delivery of bathroom tiles (enough for 10 bathrooms and 10 floors) and I had to wait for help to get them upstairs. The entrance is now clear thanks again

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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as was having a night out round skipton and was only hotel with rooms available !
It's undergoing refurbishment at the moment the new owners are trying to make a real go of it ! The hotel is old and tired so the refurb will be welcome !
The rooms are a lovely size and very warm , yes the tvs are small and dated but who god away to watch a tv anyway !
The bathroom is in need of the refurb but was all very clean !
The breakfast was beautiful no complaints
Overall we paid £50 b&b which was perfect clean room comfy bed and nice breakfast what more do u need even if it is dated !

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Many thanks for the kind comments, please come and try room 6 after the 30th June. This room has had a refurbishment, I have also opened Alchemist tapas bar and restaurant see the photographs to see the new breakfast room. As time goes on we will be refurbishing all of the bedrooms. Thanks again

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed at The Unicorn Hotel for 2 nights. The best part of the stay was the fantastic cooked breakfast. This was so filling that we didn't need any lunch! The room was very big and the hotel was full of character. Great location in the centre of Skipton with some free parking by the hotel, but also a pay and display car park across the road charging just £2 to park overnight from 4pm to 10am. Great value for money considering this is a less expensive option in Skipton. I would return to this hotel if I was in the area again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sara L, Owner at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Thank you for your stay and we hope to see you again.

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Additional Information about The Unicorn

Address: Devonshire Place | Keighley Rd, Skipton BD23 2LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Skipton
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Skipton
Price Range: £72 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Unicorn offers 4* bed and breakfast accommodation in Skipton. We are located conveniently for the town centre and have a selection of well thought out comfortable rooms all with en suite bathroom and new furnishings throughout. Guests are welcome to use the free WiFi and all rooms now have free SKY and Movies as standard. All rooms have an iron, board, hairdryer, towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath/shower gel,handwash,vanity kit,complementary drinks tray with tea coffee and a bottle of water per guest. We aim to accommodate all requests and look forward to your enquiry, the Unicorn offers a good value choice for your stay in Skipton, full details can be found on our website. ... more   less 
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