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The Tempest Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elslack
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2007

booked fairly close to when we wanted to stay but was given a choice of two rooms, checked in with very friendly receptionist who was new but still lovely. Room was as good if not better than some 5 star i have stayed in recently great decor with lots of little extras like candles in bathroom and fridge to keep things cool. dined in resaurant which was really full but they found us a space we were not rushed at all and had one fantastic waiter throughout, All in all a very romantic beautiful place to stay and dine only down side wasw breakfast finished at 9.30 a tad early for weekends. ps book room 11 or 13 for extra £10 and get hot tub too.

Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 9 July 2007

A spotlessly clean hotel, with the comfiest bed in the world!! We stayed in a Club room, which was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The food in the restaurant is unbelieveably good-at an extremely good price. The desserts are to die for- huge and so filling!! A good variety of good ales available in the bar also. This hotel is the ideal place to go for a relaxing night/weekend away. We ate, drank and were merry in a hotel with a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lizzie023
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Reviewed 10 March 2007

Just had a great relaxing weekend at the Tempest Arms. I try to give an objective review.
The Tempest Arms is a old traditional inn with open log fire in the bar.(non smoking) The club rooms are in the main part of the pub and I did not see these.
LOCATION. Set in beautiful yorkshire countryside just off the A56, 15 mins drive from the centre of Skipton. You do hear traffic noise stood outside but all the rooms are very well insulated for noise from the traffic and other rooms! We went for a long walk on the sunday afternoon using the map given at reception, part of which was the Pennine Way. We got a bit lost so the two hour walk actually took us 4 hours. but we stopped for instructions at a local inn for about half an hour!
Skipton is a traditional Yorkshire market town with a great street market and a castle which is interesting to visit for an afternoon. There are other tourist attractions within driving distance, or walking distance if you are a hiker. Bolton Abbey for instance.
ACCOMODATION. All parts of the hotel are non smoking . There is a smoking shelter outside. The hotel website does not lie. All the suites are in a two storey separate stonebuilt building at the back of the old inn, They all have an entrance hall., handy for muddy boots.We stayed in two rooms.
Room 14 was a suite on the first floor. L shaped with an airy lounge area aprox 18 feet by 10 feet. Tastefully decorated in cream with chunky furniture, and modern black, white and red fabrics and accessories. There was a settee, plenty of drawer space, living flame gas fire, flat screen TV on the wall. Great to curl up and relax and watch TV or just cuddle. There were french doors opening onto a very small balcony, not really large enough to sit out on, This overlooked a bubbling stream and a hill and also the patio of the room below.In the wardrobe there was a good kettle, plenty of supplies of tea, hot chocolate,coffee. buscuits and a fridge with complimentary bottles of water.There was also a small hairdryer.There was a kingsize bed with good quality linen. There were complimentary chocolates hidden in both rooms.
The bath rooms were spacious, again with cream walls and black slate tiles. and underfloor heating.The bath was deep, great for a soak after a long walk, and the power shower was good to wake you up in the morning. Molton Brown toiletries and nice fluffy towels and dressing gowns. Even candles were provided.
Room 18 was equally as luxurious but here the decor was more neutral. There was an eight foot bed, bed setee and chair. The french doors opened onto a small deck with table and chairs. This partly overlooked the car park. But as it was February this was not an issue for us. The other ground floor rooms seemed to have private patios which were fenced in and room 13 has a hot tub outside.
FOOD. We got a deal where you had to eat in the restaurant to get the discount on rooms so we ate there both evenings. We were not disappointed. The food is fresh, good hearty country food. None of your nouvelle cuisine or soppy salads here! The pudding were delicious.Size zeros beware. The restaurant was full of locals day and evening , so I think that speaks for itself. We couldn't eat three courses and a meal for two cost £30-£35 Decaff tea and coffee avalable also a selection of herbal friut and green tea.
SERVICE. They could'nt do enough for us. They were friendly and discreet. Also they seemed happy at their jobs. A small problem we had was dealt with quickly and efficiently.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL to couples looking for a quiet get away from it all relaxing weekend. Also people who like walking.
The hotel seemed very child friendly and ther were several children in the restaurant .
They also do functions, It would be nice for a weekend wedding.
WOULD I GO BACK? can't wait.

Stayed: February 2007
7  Thank grndma
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Reviewed 30 January 2007

We recently stayed at the Tempest Arms for my husband's birthday......it was recommended by a friend. We were going to book a club room at the special rate of £55 for a friday but decided to splash out and book suite 13....which has a hot tub outside. Everything in the room was lovely from chocolates on the huge enormous bed, loads of fluffy towels, robes, fresh biscuits in a barrel (not in plastic wrappings) to a moveable flat screen tv (which you could watch in bed). The hot tub was spotless with music and lights and was always bubbling hot, we even sat in it and watched the sun come up on a cold January morning. We dined in the restaurant in the evening, the staff were on hand if we needed anything, the food was fresh, wholesome and tasty with lots of choices for even the discerning diner. We had a wonderful night away at the Tempest, it felt like we'd been away for days and will definately book again.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank shelleyi
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Reviewed 7 January 2007

Beautiful rooms in the new build. freestanding bath very large shower and wall mounted large plasma TV. Rooms on the ground floor have small gardened area which overlooks a bubbling dales stream with sheep grazing in the field. idyllic even in November. Immaculately clean. Friendly staff let us have the room untill 1pm next day. Booking for evening meals essential at the weekend. very busy and excellent food. Thoroughly recommend. I loved the place and will definately be booking again.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank headcaseCambs
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Reviewed 22 April 2006

we have stayed here once before and this time enjoyed one of their weekend packages. Roms are fab, Molton Brown, look brand new. the bar is cosy, nice open fires and a village pub feel. With great food both at dinner and breakfast. Well worth it and worth alot more than the " trendy" hotels out there.

Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed 25 March 2006

We recently spent a night at the Tempest Arms, Elslack, North Yorkshire. Old coaching house with new extension on the back housing bedrooms. Bedrooms were standard hotel rooms - nothing special, but comfortable, well priced, quiet and reasonably priced . As we didnt intend to spend a long time in the room it was perfect for our requirements.

The pub is great - open fires, cosy and a brilliant atmosphere. However, if you stay here, you have to have dinner as the food was exceptional. Traditional British home cooked food which was perfect for a cold winters evening. Service was spot on - just the right amount of attention - and the dining environment was nice.

I would recommend this hotel as a nice overnight base when touring the Yorkshire Dales

10  Thank angrylittlesoldier
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Address: ELSLACK | Skipton, Elslack, Skipton BD23 3AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Skipton > Elslack
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elslack
Price Range: £59 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 260
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