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The Owl Hotel
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The Owl Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Selby B&B and Inns
Leics
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not as described!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2008

well-where do we start!
The accomodation is not as the photo-the rooms are in a block of rooms across the car park form the pub.Ther first thing you see when going into the block is a large plastic bucket full of fag ends-what a welcome!
The communal rooms are small and could do with a bit of up dating.We stayed in room 18-it was quite well appointed at first impression,however at closer inspection,the paper was pealing off the ceiling,the floor in thebathroom was dirty and coming unstuck,the Wash basin was grubby. Even though we had booked ahead and they knew the room was for two,it was set up for one,two small thin towels,very thin pillows, The tea making
facilities were very small and not easy to make any drinks safely,there were very few tea bags or milk and only one tiny bottle of body wash in the bathroom.
The breakfast was adequate,although there was only one poor woman having to wait tables and book people out.
We were booked in for two nights but the small,lumpy bed and the noisy neighbours in the other rooms equated to one sleepless night and that really was the last straw.
Sorry,we didn't like it at all!

  • Liked — breakfast ok
  • Disliked — the bed and noise
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2008

We were looking for a reasonably priced hotel with a good location to tour Yorkshire and the Owl Fitted the bill exactly.

We were traveling with 2 adults and 2 children.

We found an excellent rate on the web but alas could not contact the booking agent.....so we contacted the hotel directly and they honored the rate.

We asked for one room which could sleep 4 people but they told us the family rooms were all booked . As we were only staying 2 nights and weren't planning on spending too much time in the rooms we asked if they had a room that could have 2 fold up beds in, they did and we agreed on a double room with 2 "Z beds" for the kids.

The hotel was easy to find and on arrival we were told they had put us in a "suite". Don't get too excited though as it's not a glamorous hotel. The rooms are of a travel lodge style which was just fine for our needs. Except ours had a small extra bed room with a single bed and space enough for a z bed ....so the kids had their own bed room......result ! The room was clean ,functional and fairly basic but benefited from a full size bath and power shower !

The hotel itself has 2 block the original "pub building " and an annex about 40m away across a well lit and monitored car park,we were in the annex.

The reception , bar and restaurant are in the main building. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and made us very welcome. The food was good value and good quality, and there was 2 real ales on hand pump, the "Pedigree " was excellent, which I guess is no suprise as I believe the Owl is owned by Marstons.

The breakfasts were excellent , cereal and juice followed by a freshly cooked hot selection of your choice. To be honest I have paid more for breakfast alone in some city centre hotels than we paid for a nights B&B for 4 in the Owl !

In summary, if you shop around for a good price on this hotel it is a most excellent deal for a reasonable quality, reasonably located base for Yorkshire. Would most definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — Value for money
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Toucans_Crew
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Additional Information about The Owl Hotel

Property: The Owl Hotel
Address: Main Street, Selby YO8 9JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Selby District > Selby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Selby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Owl At Hambleton Selby
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