A little gem for a budget price
We stayed at this hotel in July 2021. We have stayed in Best Western hotels before and have never been disappointed. At £99 for the 2 of us including breakfast, it was a little more expensive than we ... more
We stayed at this hotel in July 2021. We have stayed in Best Western hotels before and have never been disappointed. At £99 for the 2 of us including breakfast, it was a little more expensive than we usually go for, however this hotel has a spa area and swimming pool, so we were happy to pay that little bit extra. We were not disappointed. The setting is brilliant, right in the centre of Boroughbridge. The river Ure is a short walk from the hotel and there is a lovely riverside walk. The hotel looks impressive from the outside. It’s a 17th century former coaching inn and parts of the building date back to the 13th century. There are still traces of the 13th century building inside and there are plenty of old photographs of the building and lots of information about its history.
The staff were really friendly and helpful. The bedroom was bigger than I expected and both the room and the bathroom had been recently redecorated. It was one of the hottest days of the year so I decided to open a window to get a flow of fresh air in. Opening the window was easier said than done. The building being so old was not very happy about me trying to open the sash window but I gently persuaded it to open up. I subsequently discovered that there was a desktop fan in the wardrobe which came in very handy for keeping the room cool through the night.
We used the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi before we had our evening meal and it was very relaxing.
The evening meal was very tasty. I am a picky eater so I asked if the chef could change a few things on the menu to give me what I liked and he obligingly did so. The breakfast was also very tasty.
For anyone wanting to stay in the Boroughbridge area, I would happily recommend this hotel. less
Tracey Campbell, General Manager at Best Western Crown Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mr Burn
Could I say it was a pleasure to meet you while staying, your comments are very well received and cover your stay. The Crown is indeed in a great setting.
If walls could talk, I am sure there would be some tales to be told!!
So pleased you took advantage of the leisure club, this is the added bonus while staying.
All our food is cooked here in the Hotel kitchen, so we do have the advantage of being able to adapt our dishes. To suit the discerning or indeed unique palate.
Thank you for your recommendation, it is very much appreciated
We hope to see you again and soon