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Middlethorpe Hall And Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely hotel if you require a relaxing peaceful time. Beautiful decor, delicious food, great spa but what made this hotel extra special was the delightful staff who could not have been more helpful and courteous. My daughter and I had a wonderful relaxing time here which was just what we needed. Do hope we can return someday

A step back in time to an enchanting manor house prloperty. Beautiful , well maintained gardens. We stayed in one the cottages,, nice separate sitting area, very nice baths, very comfortable beds. Staff wete exceptionally accomoding. The property exceeded our expectations in every regard!!

Stayed for two nights had a great time.We stayed in a court yard room.Which was nice apart from the shower.Anyone six feet or above will have to bend down to get in because the shower head is to low .Or you will bang you're head like i did .Make sure you make time to explore the gardens they are outstanding.Only let down for us was the breakfast we had it delivered to our room and it was not to the high standard that I thought it would be.A good base to visit York 👍

A class act - staff are attentive and helpful. Cannot fault anything. Room service super fast. Fine dining - excellent. Wifi super good. Parking available. Help with luggage. Hairdryer better than others. This is a 5 star establishment. Beautiful gardens. Not suitable for children. 10/10.

A national Trust Hotel - in a 17c mansion, surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds. Not for an economy visit! Good bedroom, fully equipped, first rate food in restaurant, and "bar snacks" in the drawing room. Staff very attentive and helpful - could not be faulted. Lift to all floors was the butler's service lift - takes two and is of interesting reliability! Some traffic noise in bedroom but not too intrusive. Not the easiest stay for the physically restricted. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - it was a great experience - but at a cost!

Our stay at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa was to join the Golden Wedding Celebrations of friends,having enjoyed a stay at Goldsborough Hall earlier in the year we were anticipating a similar grand experience with the addition of a joyful celebration. We were not disappointed. On our arrival at Middlethorpe Hall described in thr Historic House Hotels of the National Trust as " A perfect dolls house of a building, hidden in it's own garden and park,just five minutes from the city centre of York." we were welcomed by Andrew who assisted us with our bags & shown to the Sir Henry Thompson Suite situated in a quiet courtyard. Our Superior Double was equiped to serve all our needs , in pristine condition & such a comfy bed. All members of staff were pleasant & attentive during our wine tasting followed by a most enjoyable dinner where the company, both old & new friends was excellent .Our breakfast consisted of perfectly cooked quality fresh produce , I especially enjoyed my bacon & eggs .

We had a luxurious stay for a few days at Middlethrop. My fiancée had chosen it as a birthday gift for me where we enjoyed a full day of spa – massage, pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi. Rooms are beautifully appointed with high ceilings, and large windows. The grounds are beautiful and inviting for a nice long walk. Complimentary breakfasts were hearty. We also had dinner here one night which was excellent (we had the venison and the sea trout). The wait staff during dinner seemed a bit rushed, it appears they were a bit understaffed. Other than that, a nice relaxing stay and well recommended.

If you want to experience first class English country house hotel hospitality, this is the place. The people are lovely, nothing is too much trouble and hey go that extra distance to make a stay special. The hotel itself has an interesting history and is located close to York in beautiful grounds. I would love to say don't come here, so then we could keep the secret to ourselves, but if you are staying in or around York, this is e place to be, it's relaxing and great for ridding yourself if the stresses and strains of a busy life. The spa is very clean and has pretty much everything you need. Thoroughly recommended and we will be returning!

We had a booking for 3 twin rooms for 2 nights for over a year. The booking was amended two months ago to 2 twins and a single. On arrival no single rooms were available so one room was single occupancy i.e. one breakfast, one lot of towels etc., On departure I was surprised and annoyed to find I was charged for double occupancy and on querying this the management were completely intransigent and would not make any allowance for the fact they didn't have any singles available and I occupied a double. I feel extremely "stung". I understand that rates are premium for race time in York but £429 for 1 person for 2 nights is a bit healthy I feel. It did include breakfast! Also, although we all understood that tea and coffee is complimentary (no kettle or facility in the rooms) this is only complimentary in the mornings !!There is a charge for a hot drink if requested in the evening which also surprised and disappointed me.

I spent a wonderful two nights here with my partner and another couple. We were all delighted by our experience and plan to return. HOTEL & RESTAURANT: Despite being quite a grand place, the hotel has a cozy feel. You can easily imagine it as the private home it was for centuries. The common areas of the house are a treat to explore, full of interesting old paintings and furniture. We loved the extensive grounds and beautiful gardens. All of our meals, whether room service or our formal dinner in the restaurant, were high caliber and very enjoyable. ROOMS: We stayed in the Lady Mary suite and our friends stayed in the converted stable (which is detached from the main house). Our suite was a set of a sitting room, dressing room, bedroom, and bathroom. All were on the small side, but we loved the historic associations that came with our room and felt we had adequate space. Our friends reported their room was larger, so if space is your priority you may want to avoid the main house. LOCATION: This hotel is really well-located to explore York and its environs. It is just a short drive from York itself, and we found it easy to make a day trip to Fountains Abbey. CAVEATS: I would avoid staying in this hotel with children. It's filled with antiques and the ambiance in the common areas is quiet and refined. Our room didn't have AC--it was fine as we had typically cool English summer weather, but I wouldn't stay here during a heat wave.

Room options

Single Room (Courtyard)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room (Courtyard)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room (Main House )

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Courtyard)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1307 reviews