Stayed four nights, as we were moving into a house in Ripon, and needed to get some work done before we moved in.
Husband booked us in, as he had read the good reviews - I was a little apprehensive. Needn't have been - Clean, nicely appointed room, very good staff, food plain and good (can recommend the eggs Benedict) and very reasonable.
I think its the nearest you'll get to a coaching inn nowadays - buzzing, cheerful, occasionally 'lively', but catering very well for a wide clientele.
Parking isn't ideal, but not bad, the nearby Sainsbury car park seems to be safe and secure.
We had the room at the top of the stairs, next to the ladies cloakroom, (as I am a little disabled and there is no lift) - the 'whooshing' noise referred to by an earlier reviewer is the sound of the Dyson hand dryers - I mentioned this to the manager and he promised to move them onto another wall. If you are booking room 103, be sure to ask if he has!
We'd certainly recommend a stay
- 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