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Best Western Dower House Hotel.

Best Western Dower House Hotel is as full of character as it is convenience, when you're not enjoying a good nights sleep, you can relax in our recently refurbished Imagine Health & Spa with a swim, treatment or work out.

You'll not only enjoy the sights and sounds of the traditional market town of Knaresborough, but also the opportunity to take in beautiful river walks and historical landmarks such as Mother Shiptons Cave and the Castle ruins

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Bond End
North Yorkshire
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6045*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Solarium, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted On request at £10 per pet per night
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars


Storm Restaurant

This charming dining room is renowned for its excellent food and fine wines. Its little wonder, considering the southerly views across the walled garden that come with them!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Weekend times may vary


Our cosy bar has a roaring log fire during the winter months for you to relax by whilst enjoying your favourite tipple. In the summer months it provides a place to cool down in peace after a session in the sun on the terrace or in our garden.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



Knaresborough golf course is set in beautiful parkland and is 6,780 yards.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6780 Yards
No handicap required


1.00 miles away in Knaresborough


Practice ground golf facilities
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £20.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £22.50


Pannal golf course is an Open Qualifier course. Set in parkland and is 6,614 yards.

Course information

Course Type: Open Qualifier
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6614 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Harrogate


Practice ground golf facilities
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £45.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £5.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £25.00

Spa & Leisure

Top of the range facilities make our superb Imagine spa a joy to spend quality time in with a range of stress busting treats to help you take full advantage of your calming North Yorkshire surroundings.
Prices are subject to availability, please check before booking by calling 01423 860111


Enjoy a relaxing day

Whether you join us for a full day or simply take a two hour time out during your break, the magic of massage will leave you feeling fantastic! We offer a range of day packages to suit varying needs (Discover, Enrich or Indulge to your hearts content!), while individual therapies offer an equally relaxing session (our Thermal Suite is the perfect place to take a break within your break!).
Prices are subject to availability please check before booking by calling 01423 860111

No. of treatment rooms: 4
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 4

Children under 14 years must be supervised at all times.

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00- 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym

  • Pool

  • Foot spa

  • Crystal steam room

  • Jacuzzi

  • Herbal sauna

  • 4 treatment rooms

  • Adventure shower

  • Ice Fountain

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

To help you focus your fitness activities we offer classes,one-to-one training, swimming lessons and training programmes. That way, you can work hard even when you're taking it easy!



All of our therapists are trained to provide specialist face, massage, body and hand / nail treatments how and when you want them. Our treatments incorporate the finest products and are all delivered by our friendly, professional therapists in our beautifully appointed, state-of-the-art treatment rooms.
Prices are subject to availability please check before booking by calling 01423 860111

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Acrylic Nails 0 £0.00
Body Wrap 60 £60.00
Cooling Leg and Foot Treatment 15 £19.00
Enrich Experience 4 £79.00
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting 30 £15.00
Facial 30 £35.00
Manicure 60 £35.00
Men?s Energy Release Facial 30 £35.00
Mens Treatments 30 £35.00
Mud Envelopment Treatment 60 £60.00
Pedicure 60 £35.00
Salt Scrub 30 £30.00
Sensational eyes 30 £30.00
The Discover Experience 2 £45.00
The Indulge Experience 6 £139.00
Total Spa Relax For Two 6 £55.00
Waxing 0 £0.00
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 60 £60.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £35.00
Aromatherapy Massage 30 £35.00
Back Massage 30 £35.00
Head Massage 15 £20.00
Imagine's Sensory Body Massage with Lava Stones 30 £35.00
Raindrop Massage 30 £35.00
Sports Massage 30 £35.00
Mind & Body Fitness Classes 60 £0.00
Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £0.00


We give you the control without the responsibility here at the Best Western Dower House Hotel. You make the choices, and we'll make things happen!

Wedding service and reception venue

Because each wedding is tailored to suit each bride & grooms requirements, you can be sure that everything will turn out just the way you imagined. From the entertainment to the food and drink, the choice really is yours.


Our hotel is the perfect choice for great food. Take your pick from a variety of menu options, from full 3 course sit-down meals to hog roasts and barbecues for those looking for a wedding reception with a difference.

Honeymoon Suite

We have a variety of rooms available that would be suitable as a honeymoon suite - the choice is yours. We offer feature rooms with wooden beamed ceilings, large modern double rooms or traditional four poster rooms.


Registry office:
Harrogate County council
31 Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AG
01423 506949

For any enquiries please call Jonathan Summerton on 01423 863302

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J47, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Knaresborough, 0.25 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 15.00 miles

Bond End
North Yorkshire

What's nearby?


  • Headingley Stadium (14.1 miles)

  • Elland Road - Leeds Utd FC (22 miles)

  • York Racecourse (16.1 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Mother shiptons cave (0.2 miles)

  • RHS Harlow Carr (4.9 miles)

  • Harewood House (11.1 miles)

  • Knaresborough castle (0.5 miles)

  • Harrogate International centre (3.5 miles)


  • Harrogate (3 miles)

  • Leeds (14.9 miles)

  • York (16 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


You name it, we can host it. From large residentials to small half-day meetings, there's room for all kinds of events at our delightful hotel.

Available room set ups

U shape


The Nidderdale Suite affords a cormfortable, quiet environment, overlooking pleasant patio gardens.
Max numbers 60.


The Swaledale Room is a beautiful small room in the original part of the building next to the front lounge.Next to the Swaledale is the Old Bar which is a small syndicate room for up to 8 delegates.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Nidderdale 60 35 30 30 60
Swaledale 25 15 12 12 18
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 684 traveller reviews
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Fabulous stay

12-03-2018 Pauly1211, Attleborough, United Kingdom

Fabulous stay at this hotel. Stopped for a five nighter and glad I did. Very nice warm welcome on arrival and got the feeling straight away that nothing was too much. Willing to reserve parking for ... more


Shabby not chic , Don’t bother

10-03-2018 magshermiston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dreadful , we booked in her for two nights with my elderly mum (80) as we were travelling down from Scotland to attend a family event in Knaersborough. The hotel is shabby , rooms are tiny and so noi... more



06-03-2018 Laura B, Leeds, United Kingdom

WOW! Probably the best service I have ever received from a hotel! I stayed the night for my 10 year old daughter’s birthday treat. The staff were warm and welcoming and we stayed in room number 3. The... more


Weekend spa visit

06-03-2018 Butlers7,

A friend and I visited for a Sunday night stay/spa deal. She had phoned the hotel on the Friday prior to up our spa treatment time, and was told it wouldn't be a problem for us both to extend our tim... more

Owner Response
Jonathan S, General Manager at Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I wish to pass on my apologies for a disappointing stay. I can assure you that we do take the time to delight our guests and hate to disappoint. I will pass on your feedback to Imagine Spa who I am sure will contact you shortly in a bid to restore your faith. I am sorry for the other issues that you encountered. We take on board all guest comments and can assure you that we will be fully investigating the points that you have raised. We hope that you will return and see us all again. Best wishes, Jonathan

Event at the Dower House - bar service poor

05-03-2018 Marie P, Mirfield, United Kingdom

I attended a charity event at the hotel at the weekend. The venue was easy to find and was warm and welcoming. The hotel clearly liked having the event and the large number of guests buying at the bar... more

Owner Response
Jonathan S, General Manager at Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit. I am pleased that you found the hotel to be warm and welcoming. I know that the Robbie Williams event went well and that lots of money was raised for the Candlelighters children's cancer charity. The bar was very busy on the evening, I am sorry that you had to wait despite 4 members of staff serving at times. I apologise if you feel that the food offering on the evening was limited. The organisers work extremely hard in order for the proceeds of the event to go to the charity. I am pleased that you found it to be enjoyable all the same. Best wishes, Jonathan