This is the fourth time that my wife and I, who are one of nine couples who have been spending New Year together for over thirty years in various hotels up and down the country, have stayed at the Dower House.
As a rule we don't book the same venue in consecutive years but the manager, Ken Hardy, and his staff made our stay so enjoyable last year that we booked immediately for this year (2011/12)
Under his professional, high profile direction the whole operation seems to run extremely smoothly.The staff are all very pleasant, helpful and attentive without being overbearing.
Attention to details like mulled wine and biscuits on arrival, Afternoon tea on New Years Eve and a Champagne Reception in the evening are what makes this hotel stand out from the competition.
The meals are all cooked to a very high standard and offer a comprehensive choice.
The New Years Eve celebration was well organised although the music the disco played seemed sometimes a little out of step with the mainly middle-aged crowd.
Our one reservation was that our bedroom/shower room was rather small but this seemed a price worth paying for an excellent three days.
- Official Description (provided by the 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 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dower Hotel
- Best Western Knaresborough
- Knaresborough Best Western