Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa
(Knaresborough) 3 3 Star:
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Welcome to Yorkshires Golden Triangle! On the outskirts of Knaresborough, just three miles away from Harrogate and within easy reach of York. The BEST WESTERN Dower House & Spa offers points of interest, shopping hotspots and countryside beauty in every direction, which makes the nearby motorway A1(M) all the more convenient! If you want to stay in Knaresborough, our traditional market town home is full of beautiful river walks and historical landmarks such as Mother Shiptons Cave and Castle ruins. The BEST WESTERN Dower House & Spa is an ideal base for seaside outings too, with both Whitby and Scarborough to the east, to the west, The Lake District offers more charming choice, and Newcastle and Northumbria, to the north complete the compass of character! This Originally 15th Century retreat,the BEST WESTERN Dower House & Spa hotel has been sympathetically (and stylishly) extended to make room for our brand new Imagine Health & Spa. The Storm Restaurant is renowned for its excellent cuisine, fine wines and personal service in a relaxed atmosphere. The friendly staff at this 100% non-smoking hotel is waiting to make your stay unforgettable. Book a room at the BEST WESTERN Dower House & Spa today.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 29
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Indoor Pool Free: No
- Treatment Rooms
- Jacuzzi Free: No
- Sauna Free: No
- Gym Free: No
- Name: Knaresborough Station
- Distance: 0.2 miles
- Name: LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT
- Distance: 15 miles
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Knaresborough Station Distance: 0.2 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Leeds Bradford Airport Distance: 15 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 664 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Couldn't complain at all. Excellent Hotel
Stay Date: 12/2017, bunnySouthport wrote this review.
Only stayed for one night but this was an excellent hotel. Good greeting on arrival. Nice warm rooms with free WIFI. Lovely Bar and great-looking Dining Room. Goof full English breakfast. Would come back again
Only stayed for one night but this was an excellent hotel. Good greeting on arrival. Nice warm rooms with free WIFI. Lovely Bar and great-looking Dining Room. Goof full English breakfast. Would come back again Collapse
Very Nice, thank you
Stay Date: 12/2017, PO33816X wrote this review.
Stayed here for two night to attend a funeral at the nearby church. A very comfortable stay and a fabulous breakfast but I didn't use any of the other facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there appeared to be adequate parking alt… See more
Stayed here for two night to attend a funeral at the nearby church. A very comfortable stay and a fabulous breakfast but I didn't use any of the other facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there appeared to be adequate parking although I arrived by train, the station being only a short stroll away. Loved the roaring log fire in the bar. Collapse
Birthday spa break
Stay Date: 11/2017, Rebekah L wrote this review.
We stayed for a 1 night luxury spa break! (Mother and Daughter)it was my mum's 50th Birthday on the 22nd November and my 24th yesterday. We had a delightful body scrub and massage and gorgeous afternoon tea for lunch. We got checked in with polite … See more
We stayed for a 1 night luxury spa break! (Mother and Daughter)it was my mum's 50th Birthday on the 22nd November and my 24th yesterday. We had a delightful body scrub and massage and gorgeous afternoon tea for lunch. We got checked in with polite and welcoming reception team who then asked james who was one of the waiters to help us with our bags. It turned up we had gone in a complete circle because our room was right opposite the spa treatment rooms. We then went for a short walk into town however we missed the shops because Thursdays is their early closing day. We went back to our hotel room and popped the prosecco and wine open!! While we got ready for a dinner. As we arrived at dinner we were greeted and shown to our table. There was a lovely gift on my mum's side which was some chocolate coins and a little card to wish her a happy 50th from the team! When we were ready to ordered we asked the restaurant manager who served us whether we could have 2 courses instead of 3 because my mum is diabetic and her bloody sugars happened to be a little too high to enjoy a dessert. She was very accommodating and let us have steak without the £5 supplement for the DBB package we had booked. We enjoyed the rest of the evening in our room watching tv. The next morning we were greeted by James who remembered our room number and let us sit down. We decided what we wanted and James took our ordered again being accommodating with adding extras. We then joked about it being my 24th birthday so he goes we can have double for it being my birthday. We got up and got some continental while we waited. He goes would you like a glass of Prosecco. I said I'd love it but I am driving this morning to harrogate so I am not allowed and mum commented and said but you know our room number! And James nodded and disappeared. He came back with two small bottles of prosecco to enjoy later on! We were so grateful for the kind and welcoming team! We wished we stayed there for our whole weekend after checking into a different hotel and it not having such a great welcoming vibe! Thank you again! We will be back next year! Collapse
Really Great Stay
Stay Date: 11/2017, LouB0404 wrote this review.
I stayed here with work over two nights. The hotel is lovely and decorated tastefully. My room was a single, which was a perfect size for me. The bathroom was modern with a great shower, although it did take a while to heat up. There were plugs o… See more
I stayed here with work over two nights. The hotel is lovely and decorated tastefully. My room was a single, which was a perfect size for me. The bathroom was modern with a great shower, although it did take a while to heat up. There were plugs on the ledge next to the bed and a reading lamp. I used the pool area twice during my stay and the facilities were really good. There is a hot tub, sauna and steam room also. The pool is quite tiny, but good for a relaxing swim. It was also really warm which was nice. I briefly visited the gym, which had a lot of various equipment, including wights. I did not dine in the restaurant, bar a late dessert one evening when I returned from work. It was tasty but not the best I have had. The bar area is small but cosy, and the bar is unmanned or I may have had another drink. Noone returned to ask if I wanted anything else. Parking is plentiful, although the front carpark is quite tight. I found it easier to park at the back of the hotel. All staff were friendly and chatted. I would return here and next time would like to have time to book a spa treatment and relax further. Collapse
outstanding staff, fantastic value
Stay Date: 11/2017, Lydia S wrote this review.
My friend and I went for the 1 Night Spa Break which included an overnight stay in the hotel, 3 course dinner, breakfast, full use of the spa facilities and a 30 minute treatment. I have to say this was fantastic value for money. The food was very go… See more
My friend and I went for the 1 Night Spa Break which included an overnight stay in the hotel, 3 course dinner, breakfast, full use of the spa facilities and a 30 minute treatment. I have to say this was fantastic value for money. The food was very good and I was most impressed by the range of options available. The rooms were clean and comfortable as was the restraurant. The spa had a relaxing atmosphere and a good range of facilities. We both went for the hot stone massage which was very relaxing, the therapist was lovely and made us both feel very at ease. The absolutely outstanding thing about both the hotel and the spa was definitely the staff. Everyone we spoke to was extremely warm, welcoming and friendly. We felt that the staff really made our break special for us and woudn't hesitate to recommend The Dower House Hotel has a great place to stay. Thank you so much! Collapse
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