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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


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 free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted On request at £10 per pet per night
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


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

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.


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!).

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

  • Hammam Table & aromatherapy bath

  • 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.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Collagen Biomatrix mask 30 £25.00
Discover Experience 2 £45.00
Enrich Experience 60 £79.00
Facial 30 £30.00
Fire & Ice Experience 240 £22.00
Manicure 30 £18.00
Mens energy release facial 30 £30.00
Mud Envelopment Treatment 60 £55.00
Pedicure 60 £30.00
Salt Scrub 30 £25.00
Sensational eyes 30 £25.00
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 60 £55.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £30.00
Aromatherapy Massage 30 £30.00
Exfollations 30 £25.00
Khanva of Africa 30 £30.00
Scentao of Asia 30 £30.00
Shadiva of India 30 £30.00
Sports Massage 30 £30.00
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 Sarah Ramsdale on 01423 863302

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: A1(M), J47, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Knaresborough, 0.25 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)

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


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Putting the record straight

29/11/2015 Jacqueline J, North Yorks

We were booked into this hotel for a family party and on checking the directions noticed that there were some terrible reviews. I was really worried about what we would find and even asked for a diffe... more


Shiverig in Knaresborough

25/11/2015 David M, Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Went to Knaresborough for two nights for a wedding locally. Spa lovely, breakfast excellent, rooms small, tired with a trickling cold shower and cold radiators as the heating had broken down. Unable ... more


Good Hotel - Nice Staff

16/11/2015 dtolly, Derby, United Kingdom

I arrived on a late Sunday afternoon (travelling for work). I had eaten a meal at home so just wanted a little afternoon tea. In no time a fire was lit for me in the lounge and a lovely tea was laid o... more


Poor experience

16/11/2015 MojoBlackfordby, Blackfordby

Really disappointed with this hotel, in comparison to what it used to be some years ago. Room was not heated (radiators not working), shower not working and food in the restaurant was cold. The room w... more


Room 11 and the Stench of Doom.

14/11/2015 Barry R, York, England, United Kingdom

Travelled to knaresborough to attend a close friend's wedding. Quickly shown to room 11, best described as a tiny, poky, under heated broom closet with cheesy decor fit to make your eyes bleed. And th... more

Owner Response
Jonathan S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback about your disappointing stay. I am sorry that I was not informed about your issues during your stay, or on departure and I feel disappointed that we were not given the opportunity to rectify these issues before you posted this review immediately after checkout. Had we have been informed that there was an unusual smell in the room on your arrival we could have upgraded your room. I would like to thank you for bringing these matters to my attention and as already discussed over the telephone, we do genuinely care and are constantly looking to improve and upgrade our services and facilities. Should you wish to take up my offer, please get in touch so that I can have the opportunity to restore your faith and so that we can demonstrate our true capabilities and hopefully restore your faith. Best wishes, Jonathan