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“Delightful building and extremely close to Ilkley moor”
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Rombalds Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ilkley
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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“Delightful building and extremely close to Ilkley moor”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The hotel is situated in a lovely position, very close to Ilkley moor and overlooking the town of Ilkley.

The hotel car park is situated at the rear of the car park but can be difficult to spot when first arriving. The rooms are what you would expect in a period property but there is free wifi and although I had trouble connecting the owners provided me with a hard wired connection which worked fine.

The cooked breakfast was excellent with great quality produce and was cooked fresh - as it should be!

The hotel restaurant was also excellent and its a huge pity that it isn't busier as the food and especially the home baked bread was delicious.

If you stay at the hotel do eat in the restaurant as it deserves more diners and you wont be disappointed with the experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and food here at Rombalds, hope to see you again.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Stayed at the Rombalds Hotel for 2 nights but wish it could have been longer. Although it was very busy when we arrived we got a great reception..couldn't fault the food at all, eggy bread for breakfast was a lovely change..we also had bar meal and a restaurant meal and they were both excellent. We will defiantly be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Maybe you'll manage a longer stay with us the next time you visit Ilkley. Chef is delighted that you enjoyed his food!
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stayed here for four nights in October and loved it. Jo and her team (with the added bonus of Milo the lovely collie) could not have made us more welcome. Our room was clean and well appointed and the choice and quality at breakfast was excellent. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the hotel. Ilkley's a lovely place to visit and this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Milo sends his regards and is looking forward to another game of 'stick' with you when you return to Ilkley!
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We arrived at a busy time but Jo made us very welcome. Our room was clean and comfortable, as was the rest of the hotel. Staff were friendly and attentive. The bar snack we had was delicious as was breakfast. We were surprised that the restaurant was so quiet as the meal we had was extremely nice and worth every penny. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Glad you enjoyed your visit and in particular the restaurant. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have just returned from a four-night stay at the Hotel. What a super time it was! The hotel was really well situated for everything .... Ilkley itself and the moors just a short walk away! The hotel was warm and comfortable, the room had everything we required, the staff were delightful and couldn't do enough to help us and the choice of food at breakfast was super. Our stay there was relaxed and happy and I have no hesitation in recommending it very highly. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Thanks for a lovely review - haste ye back!
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Bedford
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Stayed here to attend a wedding at Denton Hall last weekend for two nights. Booked the Bonte suite which was reasonable for the money. Jo the co-owner couldnt have been more helpful with taxis, local info, breakfast in bed and over the phone beforehand. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here agian. Very convienient for Denton Hall (10 mins drive away), Ilkley Moor (5 mins drive) or Ilkey town centre and station both waling distance (steep hill though). Diined at The Box Tree Ilkey which was one of the best dinners Ive ever had. Rombalds is a small, well run, spotlessly clean, comfortable hotel with good service and excellent food ina quiet location.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Delighted that your stay at Rombalds complimented the rest of your visit to Ilkley - hope to see you again in the not too distant future!
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

When we arrived we couldn't easily find the carpark hidden at the back but luckily parking is available in the street. The location is good for everything in Ilkley. Staff were friendly and the room was fine and clean. Breakfast was again OK although there wasn't much meat on the kippers. In short: exactly as expected of a Best Western.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Colin C, Owner at Rombalds Hotel, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Sorry we are unable to advertise the car park at the front of the hotel due to the area we are in. We do however endeavour to inform guests of its whereabouts both on our website and booking confirmations. Have asked Chef to keep his eye on the size of the kippers he receives!
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Property: Rombalds Hotel
Address: West View, Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JG, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Rombalds Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Ilkley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ilkley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rombalds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Best Western Rombalds Hotel And Restaurant
Best Western Ilkley
Ilkley Best Western
Rombalds Hotel Ilkley, Yorkshire

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