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The Old Deanery

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Cheshire
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here in January 2014. The hotel is very spacious and tastefully decorated. This is a period building and ceilings are very very high. The hotel stands in nice grounds facing Ripon Cathedral which when lit up is very beautiful. The bedroom was cavernous with a 4 poster king size bed and wooden shutters over the windows. The bathroom...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

What an accurate description of The Old Deanery! Visiting in winter is a real treat as like you have mentioned, the log burner in the centre of our bar really is magnetic and it makes the whole building so cosy and homely. I would like to apologise that you found our menu slightly restrictive during your stay. If, on your...

Southport, Maine
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We arrived in Ripon in the late afternoon, and discovered that the hotel that my husband had originally booked was completely inadequate so we went searching for the tourist information office. By the time we found it, it had closed. We were near the cathedral and asked a nice woman who was walking by if she could recommend anything. She...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

It's so disappointing to hear your original choice of hotel in Ripon was inadequate, however I'm glad this led to you being able to experience the charm of The Old Deanery. The two women you have mentioned are Grace (Functions Manager) and Linda (Owner) and I will make sure they know how grateful you were for finding a way for...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Ripon was full up, which is an odd thing for Ripon, but I found a room in this delightful old building right opposite the cathedral, and at a reasonable price. It couldn't have been better. My room overlooked the beautiful garden, and I watched ducks waddling around from my window. The room was large with a good sized bathroom and...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

It was actually your comments made in this review that has spurred us on to change all our rooms to duvets instead of blankets, on the beds; so I would like to thank you for being so honest with your opinion which I'm sure many of our guests agreed with! The garden is truly beautiful and we now have a...

Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed with friends over night was made very welcome immediately, room staff food and location all excellent. Would definitely revisit. Spectacular building loads of character . Worth a visit . There was a 50th party on at same time and the staff made an extra effort to ensure our visit wasn't effected by this and made up a room for...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

I was working on the evening of your stay and I am so glad you enjoyed your meal in our alternative restaurant. Both the owner (Linda) and I had sleepless nights trying to think of ways to make sure our guests experience was not affected by such a large event on at the same time, so I'm sure she will...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Deanery is next to Ripon Cathedral. A beautiful spot with good parking. A very attractive building with extremely friendly staff. Food was really nice and lovely comfy beds. We were 3 ladies away for a shopping weekend so it was great to have a room for the three of us. Will go again.

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

What a nice comment about our staff here at The Old Deanery, we are glad you found us so friendly - we like to be as welcoming as possible and make our guests feel at home! We look forward to welcoming you back for your next shopping trip! Kind regards, Chris - Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2014

What a beautiful building and stunning location. Linda was very helpful and put an extra bed in the large room for us, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was in keeping with the rest of the building and a very good size. It was clean with modern decor, the bathroom was also modern and very roomy. We...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you had such a nice family break with us. Your kind words are much appreciated and they have been passed on to Linda and all the staff here on your behalf. I'm very happy to hear our large breakfast menu even fulfilled the needs of your little ones, it's nice to know we have something...

notting hill
Reviewed 11 May 2014

A lovely old building overlooking Ripon cathedral and two minutes walk from the town centre. Lovely big room with all the facilities you need including a bathrobe and Molton Brown toiletries. Very friendly welcoming staff. Very comfy bed and a lovely breakfast. Nice bar area with outside seating and lovely gardens. The only think that let it down was there...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here at The Old Deanery. I would like to apologise profusely that there was such a bad stain both in your room and on the stairs as you have pointed out. Our housekeeping staff are very attentive as you probably could tell through the cleanliness of the rest of the hotel. Unfortunately, I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We really enjoyed our one night stay, a stop over on a trip to Scotland and our first night away with our 11 month old dog. The room was large, comfortable, quiet and with a good view. The hotel has a large walled garden for the dog to run around and there is easy access through pedestrianized streets to Ripon....

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Its great to hear that your dog enjoyed your stay almost as much as you did! We are a very dog friendly hotel and I agree with you, the walled garden is just perfect for dogs/little kids as its safe and secluded. Thanks very much for you kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Kind...

Sunderland
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night break at this hotel - wonderful. The hotel is in a beautiful location - overlooking the cathedral. From our arrival, when we were greeted by Linda, the owner, nothing was too much trouble. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room overlooked the garden and had everything needed to make us comfortable....

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Such a kind review! Thank you very much for your nice comments about your experience here, they have been passed on to all the staff on your behalf. I must agree with you, our location is outstanding and working next to Ripon cathedral and serving lunch/afternoon teas in our huge garden in summer makes The Old Deanery a beautiful place...

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Recently stayed here for two nights whilst visiting the area. An old building rich in character and history. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, and waking up to a view overlooking the Cathedral was something else. The staff were very attentive without being overbearing, my,partner had been in contact with the hotel and had arranged for a surprise birthday...

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LindaRipon, Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

I have to agree with you, waking up to the majestic Ripon cathedral is just spectacular. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the birthday cake went down a treat - I helped your partner organise it and I have to admit, I had to stop myself taking a slice home for myself! Unfortunately our position in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Deanery is a laid back and lovely old building, dating from 1625, full of character, located right next to the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Inside it is stylish and comfortable. A warm welcome, relaxed surroundings and very good food is what you can expect to find in this small hotel run by the owner, Linda, and her superb team of the finest home grown Yorkshire staff! ... more   less 

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Address: Old Deanery Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: ₹ 9,184 - ₹ 10,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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