I stayed here for 1 night for a get together with friends. I arrived and found the building quite grand and nice looking except for the extension which did not fit in and looked very 1970's! Check in was very smooth and the receptionist who was a young chap dealt with us 5 mad woman who'd drunk 2 glasses of wine after long drives very well and with a good sense of humour! Credit to him! We had booked an upgraded room which we were told had been refurbished.
The room..as were my friends rooms...was very spacious with a large bed made up of 2 singles. It had lovely thick blackout curtains, flat screen tv, tea/coffee and biscuits and furniture to match the grand looking building. Now what I find confusing is why refurbish the bedroom area and totally ignore the bathroom? Mildew/mould all over the tiles and shower head plus the edge of the bath. My bath was also peeling. All my friends bathrooms were the same as was another guest who got talking to 1 of my friends. View wise; I had trees right outside my window however, 1 of my friends who was on the 2nd floor had an amazing view. So a tip there...want a view get a 2nd floor room. We also found the hotel and rooms to be cold on our arrival. 1 friend did complain and she was given an extra duvet and told the heating would come on shortly as it was on a timer. Which it did.
We didn't dine in the evening at the hotel restaurant but went off into town. On our return I slumped into a very comfortable bed and went to sleep. However, at 1:50am I was rudely woken by the guests in the next room having a chat. There must have been 5 people in the room all chatting about the wedding they had attended that day. I could hear every word. The walls are paper thin!!!!! The guests were not shouting or being rowdy, they were just talking and I could hear every word! Finally, they all left however just to warn future guests, if you fancy getting amorous with your partner after a few drinks and a good evening please remember that the guests on either side of your room can hear every noise and movement you make which grossly, I can testify. It could be rather embarrassing for you at breakfast!
Breakfast was ok; hot tea and coffee, juices and I found the food to be hot and appetising. During breakfast my friends and I discussed how each slept. It seems I wasn't the only person to be woken by thin walls and next door guests having a chat. Also, doors slamming was an issue as the sound echoes all the down the corridor!
This hotel could be so much more if only the money was spent on it. I would not stay here again only because of the thin walls. I need my sleep and I can't risk being woken by other guests talking..even quietly in their room or babies or children crying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Craiglands Hotel has been welcoming people from across the globe for more than 150 years. This grand Victorian hotel remains the ideal place for business or pleasure, combining modern comforts and facilities with a warm, friendly welcome.Set in 6 acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland, Craiglands is just a short walk to the historic spa town of Ilkley and the famous Ilkley Moor, with easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport and major business centres. There are 62 guest rooms and excellent facilities to suit all your requirements - 7 conference and banqueting suites, the newly refurbished Brasserie1 Restaurant & adjoining bar with outside terrace to name but a few. For fine dining, banquets, conferences, large corporate events or just to get away from it all, you really must come to Craiglands! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Craiglands Hotel Ilkley
- The Craiglands Hotel Ilkley, Yorkshire