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The Ripon Spa Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

A friendly comfortable hotel in lovely gardens, and near to NT and countryside attractions. Food excellent, breakfasts to die for. A really enjoyable break. Staff most helpful. Ripon itself is an interesting place.

Thank Bernard S
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

You are bang on the money . Ripon is a most interesting place ,three wonderful museums , Fountains Abbey , beautiful Cathedral , historic racecourse and a market square that Daniel Defoe described as one of the most beautiful in England.

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

A very warm welcome , followed by excellent food in pleasant surroundings , and professional service . First class bar service and good all round value for money . Just make sure you have a booking to avoid disappointment .

Thank Neil M
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments , most appreciated .

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

It's been a very long relationship staying here and the most recent stay was as good as ever. Yes the room could, if you were being over critical, do with a little refresh but overall a warm welcome was enjoyed, a quick tonk of Croquet on amazing lawns, a comfortable quite night sleep and then a fine full English Breakfast...

Thank AntsYorkshire
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

You will always be welcome to have a " tonk " at croquet , but maybe for the sake of the sport we should call it a game . Thanks for your review . See you soon .

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We were invited by a good friend to celebrate her 60th birthday at this hotel. We arrived for the birthday lunch which was served in a magnificent dining room overlooking the croquet lawns.The food and service were excellent. We then went to unpack in our very pleasant room before being taken out to the croquet lawn and shown how to...

Thank Barry I
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Sunday lunch is normally well attended , with our resident pianist providing gentile live music ,not pipped through speakers . Croquet , glad you enjoyed .

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Excellent hotel with friendly staff and good food, especially the Sunday lunch! Breakfast was excellent with HOT plates! Croquet on the lawn a special treat. Staff could not do enough for us to make the birthday celebration special!

Thank Marilyn2601
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Hot food on hot plates is always a good combination , and we are glad we stepped up to the mark .

Reviewed 26 May 2015

We stayed here with 7 lads who were cycling from Southport to Scarborough IMO of Their friend and they raised money for British Heart Foundation. The rooms were clean and inviting .The Bar and staff very pleasant as were the staff on Reception. A lovely breakfast with all the food hot and inviting. Well worth a revist .

Thank joan f
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

We are more than pleased you enjoyed your stay . However the most important thing is that you raised plenty of cash for The British Heart Foundation ,in memory of your friend .

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Ripon Spa as part of my 60th birthday celebrations. Our group of family and friends were well looked after by the friendly staff and the food and ambience were second to none. Although we are local our friends were from further afield so we booked rooms and stayed overnight. The rooms were...

Thank maggie c
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Nice to know that a significant birthday was so much enjoyed . Having a pianist on a Sunday lunchtime just adds something to the experience .Breakfast on Monday will have sent you away replete , so no cooking lunch when you got home .

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We held an all day event on the 13th May. From the booking process to the standards maintained on the day the staff were all excellent. Nothing is too much trouble, it's great to see old fashion customer service still exists at The Ripon Spa. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. I would definitely recommend this venue for both...

Thank Susan B
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Your flower club lunch is always well supported and the arrangements that you bring are stunning. It is a pleasure to host the event.

Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is our 3rd visit to this lovely hotel. We were visiting family for a few days and wanted to stay here again. So pleased to find they have the same very pleasant and helpful staff. Nothing is too much trouble. The bedroom we were given was huge with a very comfortable bed. Both of us slept like logs. On...

Thank mississippi14
Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

You are always welcome . The ciabatta is wonderful and we take pride in what is produced from the kitchen. Take care and we will see you soon .

In the Bush
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Has a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor on the door - WHY ? Reception staff surly and poor attitude - we work in a dump so don't blame us ! Bedroom had paint flaking off windows where the wood wasn't actually rotting away. Bathroom similar to our first house back in the seventies. Restaurant - no you can't make...

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Fergus T, Guest Relations Manager at The Ripon Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Those who have seen my responses , will know i have never been discourteous or rude , but there is always an exception. The Ripon Spa has been a hotel since 1906 and has had many thousands of people through its doors . Not all residents will have been happy , but the majority are .We do not profess to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about The Ripon Spa Hotel

Address: Park Street, Ripon HG4 2BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: $136 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ripon Spa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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