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The Old Deanery
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely room, and fantastic service. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend. Room 2 is large and very comfortable overlooking the grounds to the rear. We ate in the restaurant both nights and were delighted with both the quality of the food and the standard of service. If anything, breakfast is even better.

Stayed July 2014
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Another short and kind review! Thank you for such nice comments about your stay here. It's great to hear you chose The Old Deanery to stay while Le Tour visited Yorkshire. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Kind regards,
Chris - Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We spent two nights in the honeymoon suite and really enjoyed it. The room was huge and had great character and a fantastic big sash window looking out over the garden. The only small negative was that the wardrobe was pretty fusty and needed airing out - to the point where we didn't hang our clothes in it as we thought they would smell afterwards. Not a big deal though.

The staff were excellent throughout our stay - they were really friendly and helpful, and teh whole place had much more comfortable feel than I find you have in chain hotels (I believe the Old Deanery remains family run).

The position is also great for exploring the town - right next to the Cathedral and a couple of minutes walk from the main square. There's a really nice pub for dinner - the Royal Oak - very close as well. I can't comment on the food offered at the Old Deanery itself as we chose to eat out for the two nights we stayed.

There wee a couple of small things at breakfast that could have been better Admittedly we got down for breakfast quite late but there was no fruit left one day and very little the other. They also had Radio 1 playing, and at a volume that was loud enough to be annoying whilst talking.

These are very minor gripes though, and overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
I am glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and any issues identified, are minor ones. The wardrobe you have mentioned has had a good airing out as you've suggested, along with all our other wardrobes so no other guests feel the same way upon their visit. It is unfortunate you did not enjoy your breakfast as much as you could have done. It is rare that we play Radio 1 at breakfast and I can only apologise that you found the volume too loud. Myself, along with the other managers are now a lot more conscious about this so thank you for pointing it out to us. I would also like to apologise that the manager on duty during the breakfasts mentioned did not re-stock the fruit sufficiently throughout the duration of service. This is not usually the case and I will pass on your comments to the other staff so we can improve our breakfast service. Thank for you for your kind words and constructive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Kind regards,
Chris - Manager
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Just got back after a stay at The Old Deanery. From the moment we got there and was met by Grace who was so professional and friendly to the owner Linda and all the staff they could not do enough for us.
The room was fantastic , the food superb. If you want a great relaxing stay you must go here.
First class from start to finish , will definately be returning.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John W
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Such a short, sweet review! I will make sure Grace, Linda and all the staff are aware of your kind comments. Maybe we'll get those 5 stars some day! We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

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Chris - Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed as a family in this hotel for a wedding. It was great. We were in room 11. The food was excellent, well done Chef. The room was spacious and clean and very well presented. The staff and owner worked very hard to make it a really enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Another happy wedding guest! We are so glad you enjoyed celebrating a special day with us here at The Old Deanery. I'll make sure the chef is aware of his special mention! We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

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Chris - Manager
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Nottingham, England
Level Contributor
47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here for one night. Wonderful position right beside Ripon Cathedral. We were greeted in a very friendly manner, escorted to our first floor room overlooking the garden and informed that we could take drinks in the garden (it was a beautiful sunny afternoon). Our room was a good size with lots of amenities - hot drinks/biscuits, iron/ironing board and Molton Brown toiletries. All the staff were very friendly. A good car park and lots of choice of restaurants and pubs within walking distance make this hotel very convenient for any visit to Ripon. A very enjoyable stay.

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Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
It's great to hear you took advantage of our huge back garden; on a summers evening it is simply beautiful and a drink next to our weeping willows cannot be beaten! Thank you for such a kind review and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Kind regards,
Chris - Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were at the Old Deanery this past weekend for a friend's wedding. The staff was extremely warm and accommodating, and the hotel was clean, comfortable and the rooms are lovely.

The wedding reception was set up with the help of the hotel staff and the garden served as a beautiful setting for drinks and canapés as well as tea after dinner. The food was delicious and there was something for everyone to enjoy.

I would highly recommend this hotel for romantic getaways, weekend trips to Ripon and especially as a wedding venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
It's great to hear some feedback from wedding guests and it's even better to hear you had such a nice time! All the staff here, including myself, love working weddings as its such a pleasant atmosphere and the place really comes alive during the evening reception. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

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Chris - Manager
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Cheshire
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here in January 2014. The hotel is very spacious and tastefully decorated. This is a period building and ceilings are very very high.
The hotel stands in nice grounds facing Ripon Cathedral which when lit up is very beautiful.
The bedroom was cavernous with a 4 poster king size bed and wooden shutters over the windows. The bathroom was equally large and had an open fireplace in it.
The staff were all very friendly and accommodating and all engaged in very easy conversation while still going about their work. As it was early in January when we stayed the large open coal and log fire in the lounge were magnetic, drawing guests close to having got drinks from the adjacent bar.
We had an evening meal which was very nice but felt that the menu was quite restrictive. Having said that, it was a pleasant change to have a good selection of seasonal vegetables with a steak instead of the usual garden peas and crinkly carrots! However, we have no such hesitation in paring the breakfast. We took some gentle persuading to venture further than cereals and toast but by the 'eck, it was worth it.
We were actually sorry to leave and would gladly return.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 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 holdontite
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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
What an accurate description of The Old Deanery! Visiting in winter is a real treat as like you have mentioned, the log burner in the centre of our bar really is magnetic and it makes the whole building so cosy and homely. I would like to apologise that you found our menu slightly restrictive during your stay. If, on your next visit, you would like to try our restaurant again then I'm sure this would not be the case. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Kind regards,
Chris - Manager
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Property: The Old Deanery
Address: Old Deanery Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Deanery is a laid back and lovely old building, dating from 1625, full of character, located right next to the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Inside it is stylish and comfortable. A warm welcome, relaxed surroundings and very good food is what you can expect to find in this small hotel run by the owner, Linda, and her superb team of the finest home grown Yorkshire staff! ... more   less 
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