If you're looking for something grand in Yorkshire, then you're spoilt for choice. Here's the selection of hotels that were shortlisted in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious White Rose Awards.
Winner of the 2014 Large Hotel of the Year in the prestigious White Rose Awards, The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate is one of Yorkshire's hidden gems, and is independently owned by The Bannister family. Set in 1400 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside - nestled between the market towns of Skipton and Settle, The Coniston is home to a premier CPSA Clay Pigeon Shooting ground, The Land Rover Experience, The Falconry Centre as well as to a range of outdoor leisure activities, such as Golf Driving range, Archery, Mountain Bike and Walking Trials.
The Black Swan is a centuries old coaching inn, turned boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Helmsley, one of North Yorkshire's prettiest market towns. This 45-bedroom hotel is smartly appointed, blending antiques with classic contemporary design and its varied exterior, complete with black and white timbers, plus Elizabethan and Georgian elements, portrays a rich history dating back to the 15th century.
The Raithwaite Estate with its landscaped grounds is located in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside. Luxurious rooms within The Hall and Keep buildings feature alongside an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym, 2 restaurants and 2 bars.
York Marriott Hotel. With 151 stylish guest bedrooms the hotel is ideal for the Business or Social traveller. We offer a range of banqueting rooms holding up to 190 delegates theatre style, secure WIFI internet access is available in public areas and our Leisure Club features a heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium & private tennis court.
For those planning to take a city break in Yorkshire, we can recommend hotels for all seven cities. Overlooking the historic city walls, the Cedar Court Grand in York has gained national coverage for being the first hotel in York to gain 5 star rating and guarantees a fantastic stay in this famous city.
The Dubrovnik Hotel, Bradford - They are a privately owned hotel and have been in business for over 30 years, due to its popularity the hotel has undergone a multi million pound expansion, creating a spacious 45 bedroom hotel, with a conference and banqueting centre.
Away from the White Rose Awards, there are also plenty of other stunning large hotels to see and those looking to have more of a retreat into the countryside have plenty of option too, with Yorkshire providing unrivalled countryside views. Recognised for the fifth consecutive year at the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, triumphing over some of the UK's finest hotels, Rudding Park sits in 300 acres of stunning parkland, 3 miles south of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate and is sure to carry plenty of appeal for visitors.