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“Overpriced and nothing special”

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Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hawes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 March 2011

The hotel is in a good location with excellent views from some of the rooms, it is an old building that has seen many uses and has been extended over time.
The room was clean and spacious with a large four-poster bed. It lacked a comfortable couch but had most other things you would need. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and between 2330 and 0000 there was several loud bangs like someone slamming heavy doors. Not much sleep was had.
The bar was crowded due to there being an Italian night open to non-residents, there was also a small child at the bar - a personal pet hate.
The menu was OK but nothing special, the food cooked adequately. There were no daily specials so if you are staying more than one night you are faced with the same dishes again. The staff were pleasant and helpful though we were initially brought the wrong bottle of wine and had to send it back.
The resident's lounge was in darkness when we went to have coffee there, the staff member couldn't find the light switch, when we eventually sat in there it was cold and unwelcoming.
Overall it was very expensive for what you got and there are much better hotels we have stayed in for a lot less cash.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

My wife and I had a recent stay here, the staff where most helpful and the hotel was over all, good. The views and the grounds were great with ample parking, despite the faulty security light in the car park (dark as hell when it went out)! The room had at some point suffered a leak from the roof space and a very poor repair had been done to the decorations. Not really good enough when it was one of the most costly rooms in the hotel. The breakfast was very good with what seemed fresh local produce.
The location is great with just a mile walk to Hawse where there are lots of shops, places of interest, pubs, and places to eat. Good central locational base for trips futher a field. Over all a good stay, room a bit of a let down at this price.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank scottneilburton
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

This was the third time we stayed here (first was 12 years ago). The rooms and location are really excellent - very tastefully done and large (we had a deluxe room) and excellent views. The mixture of formality in the dining area and relaxed areas in the bar are ideal for us.

The only things stopping me giving it 5/5 are:
- the evening food whilst still very good, just didn't have the wow factor
- the lounge area was in a different room to before and its layout didn't look very inviting / cosy

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank andyclegg
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

Booked a 3 night break (we had passed the hotel on previous occasions, and liked the look of it)
Our room was large and well presented lovely comfortable bed, nice decor, just a pleasant room.The staff were very freindly and professional contributing to the warmth and comfort of the hotel.
The food was excellent with a varied and delicious content.The hotels location is fantastic and the views great.
This hotel is one of the best we have stayed in for all the above reasons we shall be returning thanks to all for the service and hospitality.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank davidpike56
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

My beautiful niece and her wonderful husband got married here this weekend and i can honestly say it was one of the best weekends in my life. Firstly the rooms are amazing especially room 4 what we had which has amazing views of the dales so much so i got up early just to sit and admire the view. 13 of us dined on Friday night and all had a lovely meal especially my Pork. The lounges and bar are very comfortable. On the day of the wedding everything we asked from the staff was no problem and they all work so hard to make this hotel fantastic. The wedding meal was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. Top class hotel in beautiful location. Big thank you to Emma the wedding planner. She is so friendly and made us so welcome. Excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sharonbooth1
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

We chose this hotel to host my father's 80th birthday party.
4 of us arrived on the Friday, we were met by lovely staff at the reception and were shown to very clean and large rooms. We had booked into the resturant for dinner and were blown away by the lovely atmosphere, food and standard of service that we recieved.
On the Saturday we had booked the Hunt Room to host the party for 20 people and we were again amazed by the service that we recieved. The staff working behind the scenes must have worked extremely hard for us to have such a remarkable evening
To the all the staff I must say a BIG THANK YOU from me and all my family who had traveled from all over the UK and we will be coming back soon

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Thank whitbyuk57
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

A last minute booking made through Johansens for a short break with my husband and son. A very comfortable and welcoming hotel with lovely and spotlessly clean rooms and en-suites. Very nice bar area and a smart dining room. We ate in the bar one night and really enjoyed the food - locally sourced and beautifully presented. For our last night we ate in the restaurant and enjoyed a 5 course dinner which was delicious, very good wine list and not too expensive. Would definately recommend this hotel, we enjoyed our stay very much, especially as the hotel is in such a lovely location, 5 minutes from Hawes and with easy access to many beautiful locations within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Thank Michelle C
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Additional Information about Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel

Address: Simonstone Hall Limited | Country House Hotel, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3LY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Hawes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hawes
Price Range: £117 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simonstone Hall, once home to Lord and Lady Wharncliff is set at the foot of Stags Fell with breathtaking Views over Upper Wensleydale, the River Ure and the foothills of the Pennine range. This magnificent country house, is privately owned and has been carefully restored, whilst preserving the historic character of the beautiful building. Standing in it's own splendid grounds, the view from the front of the hotel is surely one of the most stunning in the country and can e enjoyed from serveral of the bedrooms also.Simonstone Hall is the ultimate tranquil retreat; it's atmosphere exudes comfort and finery in equal measures. From the moment you arrive you feel welcomed and indulged. A grand staircase leads to the second floor where a selection of elegant hotel bedrooms can be found.Relaxing lounges with log fires provide the perfect haven to relax and unwind. With spectacular views from both the Brasserie and Four Fells restaurant, it's the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed or intimate dinner. ... more   less 
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