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Newton House
Ranked #4 of 17 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ely
1 review
“Recommended. We will be back.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed here on the way to and from the Lake District. Room 11 is a well equipped and comfortable family room, with ample space for two adults and two young children; heavy drapers were welcome and helped keep the kids asleep :)
The owner is very hospitable and an excellent cook; the choice of breakfast fare is considerable and includes a variety of cooked dishes in addition to home-made preserves and fruit compotes.
We'll be stopping here again, if and when we're passing through or visiting the region.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

We spent one night here during an anniversary trip, and had everything we could have wanted, and more. Denise has a beautiful home, and is a wonderful, welcoming host. Our room was lovely, clean, full of all that anyone could need, and we had a sound nights sleep in the extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast was also great, and we left very happy with the intention of staying again next time we visit this beautiful town.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank siouano
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Colchester England
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We stayed two nights in July. The hostess is delightful, and the breakfasts excellent, however the room (newly commissioned. room 9) was disappointing in size and comfort. A standard double and a pinched ensuite. The shower cubicle is a struggle for a 6 foot man. Road noise a factor, and the duvet not big enough. My wife was cold and struggled for cover. Perfectly good for £60 a night but the price is £95 and represents poor value

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NickOakley
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newtonhouse, Owner at Newton House, responded to this review, 1 August 2011
Although I am sorry these guests were unhappy with their stay at Newton House, it is upsetting that they have chosen to give us such a bad review (the only ‘poor’ review out of the 104 reviews Newton House has received) with an average rating of 2, rather than to bring their problems to our attention during their stay as they were invited to.

During the three months this new room has been in operation we have received nothing but compliments with other guests commenting on how comfortable the bed is and how much they like the room. The shower-room is compact, but again we have received only compliments (and we have had several other six-foot tall men as guests).

When these guests checked in I pointed out that the duvet (a double duvet for a standard double bed) was very light in weight as the filling is goose down. The bed did, however, also have a king-sized quilted throw, and two blankets were provided.

We do ask guests if they have a problem to bring it to our immediate attention so that we can try and do something about it. These guests were given every opportunity to do this as I made a point of personally talking to them on the first morning of their stay. If they had told us they had a serious problem, we would have changed the duvet for a winter-weight king-size one.

As Newton House is in the centre of Knaresborough there is a certain amount of noise from the road. When booking guests are normally told the position of the room(s) we have available so they can make a choice. This room does have its original 18thC wooden shutters (as do several other rooms). They are very effective in cutting out noise – I speak from personal experience as I have slept in this room myself and I am a very light sleeper. However, I am aware that the traffic noise could be disturbing for some guests so I am currently trialling a selection of ear-plugs with a view to having these available for guests should they require them.

Newton House is a 12-bedroomed, 4-star highly commended guest house and £95 is our room rate for a standard double room inc English breakfast and VAT. Being VAT registered we lose 20% of our room rate to the tax man. I don’t know of anywhere else in Knaresborough, or Harrogate, where a comparable room could be found for £60 a night at a weekend in July as even 3-star B&Bs (that are not VAT registered) charge c £75 a night.

These guests have also given us a rating of ‘3’ for cleanliness when we consistently get ‘5’s. I note that they have not mentioned this in their review and both myself and my housekeeping staff are puzzled as to why they have given us this rating.
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Lincoln
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

We had a very enjoyable stay, despite the weather. The room was very comfortable (huge bed), the breakfast was delicious and we were made to feel very welcome.

Room Tip: The room was excellent but as it was not attached to the house i'm not sure how warm it would be...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank M0llster
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

We stayed 4 nights at Newton House to sum up it was all we hoped for, I was a little hesitant at staying in a 'guest house' however Denise has converted us ! Denise and her team are professional, courteous, warm and engaging. Fabulous eye for detail and cleanliness and quality of food, breakfast just how it should be, ticked all the boxes! Can't wait for our next stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Elizabeth815381
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tyne&wear
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

the room was lovely spotless in everyway, and the full english was to die for , will definitely be back

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank prussell31
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Hull
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

On arrival we were met by Denise who could not have been more helpful. In our room was all the information we could want about the local area including recommendations for dining etc. Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable with lots of space. A well stocked mini bar completed our experience. Breakfast was fantastic if you leave the dining room hungry you only have yourself to blame and the quality of food was exceptional. Thanks Denise we'll see you again

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank elliejohnHull
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Additional Information about Newton House

Property: Newton House
Address: 5/7 York Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 0AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Knaresborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Knaresborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Newton House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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