Good points: great location and parking - within easy walking distance of the centre of Knaresborough. Staff very friendly, particularly at reception and the head waitress. Bed very comfy and everything nice and clean in the room. Good food in the restaurant in the evening and at breakfast.
Downsides: it all felt a little dated to us. The restaurant was even playing hits of the eighties and seems to be permanently decorated for a wedding reception. You had to sit in the bar to order your food (no choice in the matter) and had to sign a little piece of paper to say you had got your wine. It all just felt a bit strange. The room was the same, although it was clean and comfy, the decoration seemed to hark back at least ten years - but I appreciate some people will love it all the more for that.
I think if you like a traditional, family run hotel then this could be the place for you, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dower House & Spa is as full of character as it is convenience, when you're not enjoying a good nights sleep, you can relax in our recently refurbished Imagine Health & Spa with a swim, treatment or work out. Award winning Storm Restaurant offers a seasonally changing menu and daily specials that you can enjoy overlooking the terrace gardens. You'll not only enjoy the sights and sounds of the traditional market town of Knaresborough, but also the opportunity to take in beautiful river walks and historical landmarks such as Mother Shiptons Cave and the Castle ruins. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dower Hotel
- Best Western Knaresborough
- Knaresborough Best Western
- Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa Knaresborough, Yorkshire