We stayed in the Unicorn for 1 night as we were attending a wedding at Fountains Abbey.
The Unicorn is currently being renovated and the Reception, dining rooms and bar have been done and are very pleasant. The breakfast in the morning was excellent and the staff all nice.
The problem is the rooms are very tired and should have been renovated 5 years ago. The room we stayed in had hot water pipes running down the wall which made the room a mini sauna. The windows would not open and there is no aircon. The management were aware of the problem and had installed a fan.
Speaking to other guests noone else seemed to suffer from the same problem but people at the front of the hotel did complain about noise at night from the square/bar downstairs.
The Unicorn will be nice once the rooms have been renovated but would not go back until then........Or maybe just in winter!
- 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