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Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My company had its Christmas party at the hotel. The food and service was good, and they even catered for vegetarians, which suited us well. We also stayed the night and had a good ol' English breakfast the next morning. Our room was nice and cosy, and overall it was a very well enjoyed stay.

We have stayed in many hotels in USA, Europe and Sri Lanka, and the Forest and Vale is one of the best that we have stayed in. On arrival we were pleasantly greeted by the receptionist, shown to our room, and invited to have complimentary tea/coffee in the lounge when we had settled in. Our room (no 3) was large with 2 arm chairs to relax and view the TV, single beds, refreshment tray, complimentary water bottle, and a large bathroom with dispensers for soap and body lotion, but there was also a bar of soap and other complimentary toiletry items. The bed was one of the most comfortable in any hotel that I have slept in. We had dinner in the hotel and were impressed with the food and the service. I am unable to eat potatoes and vegetables were provided as an alternative. I had the beef casserole and my hubby had the pork steaks. All the meat was very tender. If you want a dessert the amaretto ice cream is a good choice. Husband wanted cheese board, and at the start of the meal asked if it could be served at room temperature – it wasn’t a problem and was served as he requested. Breakfast was another enjoyable experience. Buffet style for cereal, fruit and yoghurt, but orders were taken for hot food. There was plenty of choice on the menu. There is a large car park at the side of the hotel. WIFI is available throughout the hotel I wish all hotels had the same customer service and quality as this hotel. I am unable to find any fault at all, and when we are in Pickering again, we would have no hesitation in booking once again.

Decided to visit new Sunday lunch venues,booked in advance, good reception and service,traditional menu,chose Yorkshire pudding with a rich gravy,followed by chicken. Once again second "oldie"requested a small main portion and was accommodated. Very good start to to new year, full marks for ease of parking, and customer comfort.

Went to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Christmas Event. We were seated with our 6 friends and 2 more couples who were very chatty and friendly. The tables were beautifully set with candles, crackers and masks. The food was served quickly and politely. The food was very nice. After the meal there was a disco which we enjoyed and didn’t leave until the end of the evening which is unusual for us. All in all a great night.

We had New Year's Eve dinner here, staff were wonderful and food was so tasty. The dessert was the best. Bar staff were very lovely. Great atmosphere and would definitely go back. Very centrally located as well.

We visited this hotel with family and friends for a New Year treat. We arrived at lunch time on the Saturday and enquired about parking in the hotels car park whilst we walked into Pickering. The reception staff made us feel very welcome and allowed us to access our rooms earlier than the advertised check in time which was appreciated. There was a minor problem with our room that was soon rectified. We had a lovely New Years Eve meal at a very reasonable price and breakfast on the Sunday and Monday morning. The food and service we received was excellant. We assumed that the hotel would have some form of entertainment on for New Years Eve so that was a disapointment . It did feel a bit flat after the meal but it does not stop me from saying we had an excellant time and would return again. We are well travelled and have stayed in Hotels all over the world. The Best Western at Pickering is a charming, traditional country hotel and long may it continue.

Great hotel with a lovely atmosphere. Staff were very welcoming and friendly , lovely food served in restaraunt at a good price. Would definitely recommend this hotel if you get the chance to stay in the lovely town of Pickering.

We called for lunch on way home from night away and were extremely impressed with young man who served our drinks and excellent lunch. He was very friendly and informative a credit to the hotel. The last time we were at this hotel was nearly forty years ago it won't be that long before we return.

We were warmly greeted on arrival at the hotel.Everyone was very friendly and helpful.The room was large and had a very comfortable bed.All toiletries were provided as well as tea and coffee biscuits and water. Food in the restaurant was very well made and tasty. We will highly recommend this hotel and hope to go back in a year or so.

On arrival I was very surprised. With Best Western logo the standard was well above what I expected. Staff were all brilliant and clearly enjoyed their jobs an interacting with people. The dinners & breakfasts were perfect. Better than some expensive hotels that I have stayed. The room was huge offering a sitting room also it faced West and with the English winter fast approaching was perfect. More than ample parking is offered free. Stay here you will not be disappointed.

Malton Road Pickering England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a 5-minute walk of Pickering Church, Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Beck Isle Museum. This 3-star hotel has 22 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Pickering, it's also near Pickering Castle and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. English breakfast is offered for a fee weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 22 rooms feature coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and express check-out. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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 440 reviews