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The Unicorn

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#3 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a great night at the Unicorn in Ripon, fantastic location on the town square, handy for a few other local pub's. The room was really nice and clean, nice comfy bed. All the hotel staff were really friendly, the food was good (I opted for the steak and eggs) the food, drink and hotel room were all great value...

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar area. From your wonderful comments about both of these areas it would seem we achieved this during your stay. Customer service is a vital part of our establishment and our staff work extremely hard to provide...

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was the first time we stayed in a Wetherspoons hotel. We booked 2 nights at this hotel, I had requested a top floor room overlooking the square. we were very pleased with the room and the facilities. The bed was very comfortable, I slept very well. When we return to Ripon, we will definitely stay here again. Thank you

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you had a pleasant stay with us. We take great pride in the features and facilities in our hotel rooms so it's wonderful to hear such positive comments from yourselves about the standard we provide. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Unicorn and we look forward to welcoming...

Murton, Co Durham
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just enjoyed a Sunday night stay at this hotel. Brilliant room at the front of the hotel overlooking the Market Place (Room 301), which was spacious, included 2 free bottles of water and had a lovely powerful shower. Ate in the pub in the afternoon which was great value (as was the room at £39) and had a few of...

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar area. From your positive comments about the room and also the food and drink you would suggest that we achieved this during your stay which is wonderful. Value for money is an important part of our...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

So, ideal location for central Ripon, local cheap car park, food and drink just downstairs, spacious rooms with nice touches. However, many and step stairs, shower in bath nice but v slippy with NO grab rails or none slip mat/floor. Shame or would have scored this hotel excellent

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We take great pride in the decoration of our rooms and I'm glad that you were happy with the standard we provide. We are in the process of getting anti slip mats for each room to try and rectify the issue you have stated. The idea of a grab rail is one which I have...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed here on a warm Saturday in September, we were advised to park in the supermarket car park at the back of the pub(£2.50) for 24 hours.The double room was compact but a little dark, bathroom was clean and modern. The bar service was efficient and the food was piping hot. This is a good place to stay, Ripon has...

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We take great pride in the decoration and cleanliness of our hotel rooms and I'm glad that you were happy with the standard we provide. Due to the layout of the building the rooms do differ in size and shape. We do provide a range of lighting throughout the bedroom and bathroom, I'm sorry that...

Reviewed 16 September 2016

the room and bathroom were very clean. it could have been better lit with fresher feel and a lift would be a massive bonus but as it is a listed building i understand this is not possile. fab helpful friendly staff. good value for money

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We take great pride in our hotel rooms so I'm glad that you were happy with the standard we provide. The feedback about lighting has been noted and will be brought up in our next meeting. As you have stated the building is listed which means we have been unable to install a lift. We...

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed here for a race trip to Thirsk, lovely hotel, rooms immaculate, going back next year to do it all again, breakfast in the morning really good value and tasty, I would recommend to friends and family

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our aim is to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar area. From your positive comments it would seem we achieved this during your stay which is wonderful. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Unicorn and we really appreciate the recommendation. We...

derbyshire
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely hotel and very friendly helpful staff. They looked after our bicycles in a basement for us which was a great help. It had a small car par around the back but arrive early if you want one of the spaces. Lovely rooms and comfy beds and a lovely position on the market square where every evening at 9pm the...

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar area. From your positive comments about the room and also the quality of the food it let's us know that we are achieving our goals. Customer service is an important part of our establishment and our...

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

check in was easy and receptionist and all staff helpful, room was well planned,, spacious with modern décor and a large bathroom with toiletries . Room facilities include kettle for hot drinks, bottled water and biscuits and a fan if required. No lift to rooms so you need to be able to manage stairs Ripon Horn blower was an added...

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Bill J, Hotel Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar area. From your positive comments about the room and the food and drink provided let's us know we are achieving our goals which is great. Customer service...

Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Ripon for shopping & drinking, stayed at The Unicorn. The hotel/pub is part of the weatherspoon chain. We were lucky with the parking, but receptionist advised if we couldnt find a space that the local supermarket positioned behind the hotel was very cheap. Our room was spacious and very clean, ensuite was spotless and located at the rear of...

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Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Our aim is to provide our guests with a positive experience in both the hotel and bar area of our establishment and from your wonderful comments it would seem we have achieved this which is great. Unfortunately, with the building being listed we were unable to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Unicorn Hotel has been at the heart of hospitality in Ripon, one of Britain's smallest cities, since medieval times. This former coaching inn has 32 en-suite rooms, a bar and dining facilities. Close to Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ripon is one of the North's best kept secrets. ... more   less 

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Address: Market Place East, Ripon HG4 1BP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: ₹ 3,226 - ₹ 8,190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Unicorn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“room on first floor was at the side of the hotel there was stairs as no lift”
743hilaryk, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“ask for a view of the square”
AlfaRomeaa, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Their is no lift available and a lot of stairs, if you ask for a front of hotel room you will only have one set of stairs to walk up.”
830lisas, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Back of hotel may be quieter, but front facing rooms have lovely view of market square.”
wendym518, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The third floor could pose a problem for anyone with mobility problems as no lift.”
PeggyB859, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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