We stayed here for two nights on a Travelzoo promotion, and had a super time. The accommodation itself was fine, comfy, clean and had all of the usual amenities expected in a 3* hotel bedroom, includi... more
We stayed here for two nights on a Travelzoo promotion, and had a super time. The accommodation itself was fine, comfy, clean and had all of the usual amenities expected in a 3* hotel bedroom, including a fan which was very useful as it was a particularly warm couple of days. We ate in the restaurant on the first night, my fillet steak was perfect, my daughter's fish was very nice but rather small, and both of us disliked the chips, but hey-ho, not the end of the world. The starters and pudding were lovely, as were the crackers and cheese, so altogether a good eating experience, albeit not inexpensive.
We also made use of the pool and sauna, but sadly not the gym (spent too much time eating and drinking)! Our room was number 59, which didn't have a very good view (flat rooftops), which didn't bother us, however there were trees just beyond in which there was obviously a rookery, and the birds did make a racket morning and night. It didn't really bother us, but if you did want a really quiet room, this would be something to consider.
The hotel is very well placed for visiting various local towns/cities/tourist locations. We went to the very beautiful Fountains Abbey one day, York another day (using the very convenient park & ride from Poppleton Bar @ £2.80 each return) and then Harrogate the last day. All reached within about 20-30 mins.
The village itself within which the hotel is centrally situated is Boroughbridge, and it is brimming with character. It has an eclectic mix of shops ranging from hairdressing, bridal and beauty to charity shops, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs and the ubiquitous butcher, baker and candle stick maker! Very well worth a visit and we will definitely be back, staying at the Crown of course! less