We stayed in the Unicorn as part of a large wedding party. The groom had booked the hotel as it was convenient for where they were getting married.
The downstairs decor in the reception and restaurant were lovely, recently decorated and modern. The food was carvery in the evening and absolutely fantastic. Breakfast was lovely too - cooked to order.
That was where the positives stopped...
We were put in Room 4 which was the most dated room I have ever seen in my life - wallpaper peeling off the walls, dirty, torn, smelly bedspread and a portable TV I haven't seen the like of since the 1970's. There were stains on the lampshades, and cobwebs everywhere.
We complained to reception and were moved to room 34 which was only marginally better. It cost £80 B&B which is a disgrace for the state of the hotel. I understand it's being redecorated from the bottom up, but they really should have lowered the price until the refurbishment was done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Unicorn Hotel has been at the heart of hospitality in Ripon, one of Britain's smallest cities, since medieval times. This former coaching inn has 32 en-suite rooms, a bar and dining facilities. Close to Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ripon is one of the North's best kept secrets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Unicorn Hotel Ripon