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Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent 3 comfortable nights at this friendly hotel. The reception staff & waiting staff were all very helpful with local knowledge & information. It is a great base to explore the Yorkshire Moors & Dales. The buffet breakfast was very extensive, plenty of choice for even the fussiest of eaters. There is a well kept garden at the back which we would have explored more if the weather had been warmer. We had room 15 on the ground floor & our friends were in 16 next door.

Stayed here for a week last year, had such a nice time that we re-booked for this week. Had room 1, a superior room overlooking the garden. The only issue was that the window is too stiff to open or close, but the staff performed the action when asked. Other than that, everything was excellent. The large bed is extremely comfortable. I like the bed much cooler than my wife and everything we requested (sheet, blanket & single duvet) was supplied straight-away. The bottled water, tea, coffee & biscuits are replaced each day and the heating is very effective. The room, clothing storage cupboard and bathroom are all large, the room even has two very comfortable armchairs- great for watching TV or enjoying the view of the garden with a cup of coffee & biscuit after a day's walking. The restaurant is very nice, the service excellent & very friendly and the food outstanding - so much so that we decided to eat in for 6 of our 7 nights stay. A good range of breakfast choices is offered, the food quality equalling any we have experienced. We will definitely be back and if you are looking for a relaxing, friendly hotel with excellent service and a restaurant to match, look no further than this three star establishment which performs way above that rating.

Attended a nearby wedding which started at 1:30 - check in time was stated as 2pm but an email quickly enabled us to be able to check in earlier. Many thanks for that Carol! Rooms were very good. Breakfast was great and made even more so by the waitress (Polish? with a red streak in her hair) who was brilliant. Thanks you all, great staff and a nice hotel - recommended.

We stayed here as a group of 7 cyclist whilst cycling across the country. We had a superior room which 3 of us shared and it was very comfy even the sofa bed was comfortable. The room was large enough for the 3 of us and the welcome and service that followed was great. Breakfast was served to order and the full english was just what we needed for the day ahead.

Stayed two nights in this Best Western. Lovely, friendly staff. Room was ok but seems to be in need of the general updating that all Best Western hotels I've stayed at seem to need. Felt very clean though and the internet was fast and free. Great water pressure in the shower. Good location - 5 minutes or less walking to the train station. We thought breakfast was overpriced and went to a nearby cafe (of which there are 3/4). Overall good stay and probably stay again if we were in the area.

This hotel is really nice. Although it on a busy junction we have not been bothered by traffic noise. The staff are really friendly and hard working. The hotel seems to work with minimal staff but everything is run well. The food is excellent and I would recommend booking bed breakfast and evening meal.

In Pickering for a day , decided to have lunch in a quiet restuarant, very limited choice of vegetarian options , opted for a mushroom omelette .. I changed tables because the first one I sat at the top was very sticky the barman wiped it down telling me that it was the type of finish that made it sticky , he suggested I move to another table , it was marginally better, I waited quite a long time for my omelette , what a disappointment ! It smelt of fish and the salad trimming looked limp and old .

We had lunch here during our recent trip to Yorkshire. Food was excellent and staff where very polite. The hotel is very clean and well presented. We were made to feel most welcome even though we were in our scruffy travelling attire.

Stayed here for my wedding, to get ready there and the wedding night. they were amazing brought up breakfast, rang up every time someone came (photographer, mums, hair dresser etc) the bed was so comfy, the room was clean and tidy. Over all a fabulous stay.

We stayed for three nights recently and enjoyed our stay. No problem parking and the room and service just as good as always. The food is good with the best full English breakfast and generous helpings of all courses. Dinner and wine choices were particularly good. Look forward to our next stay there.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 418 reviews