It's mostly all been said by previous reviewers. You won't be disappointed. We spent a weekend here on a 2 night DBB package - £360. Food is exceptional - really original with brilliant flavours. Staff are also attentive and have obviously had brilliant training and are very professional, polite, friendly and responsive.
Rooms are small but comfortable - really comfy beds. They are slightly old fashioned and will probably need updating at some stage soon - the shower pressure could have been better and was better suited for anyone under 5ft 3".
Only real disappointment was the quality of the three wines I sampled - although admittedly nothing expensive - the Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Cava sampled were all rather dull, wishy washy and lacking in flavour. I have had far better and even cheaper wines in other similar hotels. In my opinion the white list probably needs a revamp. A Ken Forrester South African Chenin Blanc could be a start. Did not sample any reds.
Apart from this minor thing everything else was fine. Definitely worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of Yorkshire's prettiest market towns, The Black Swan in Helmsley is a superb historic inn, turned boutique hotel. Dating back to the C15th the hotel, rich in history and charm, blends antiques with classic contemporary design creating the perfect place for a relaxing break. With its own 3 AA rosette restaurant and award winning tearoom, The Black Swan Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway and a chance to escape the everyday stresses and strains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Swan Helmsley
- Black Swan Hotel
- The Black Swan Hotel Helmsley, Yorkshire