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 2018 Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious White Rose Awards.
A home away from home, Gisborough Hall Hotel, on the edge of the North York Moors is a luxury country house hotel. With 19 upgraded bedrooms situated in the original house, each of which have unique décor combined with Victorian charm and modern amenities. Many look over the hotel grounds and have stunning views across the Cleveland Hills.
Situated in the heart of Helmsley, one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest market towns sits The Black Swan, a centuries old coaching inn, turned boutique hotel. 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.
Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa offers supreme comfort, outstanding friendliness, superb food and simply beautiful views. With 1400 acres of beautiful countryside centred around a 24-acre fishing lake, the hotel's facilities are perfect for both leisure and business guests. Whilst within the Estate the range of outdoor activities available includes a shooting school offering clay pigeon shooting, our own falconry centre and a 4x4 off road experience.
Located on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, with its quintessential country house character is the perfect location for a luxury break. From open fires in our dog lounge, delicious traditional afternoon teas served daily, relaxing spa faculties, two award winning restaurants, romantic four-poster beds and two helicopter pads inspires a perfect stay.
The Grand Hotel & Spa is York’s most luxurious address. Housed in the former North Eastern Railway Headquarters, the iconic Edwardian building retains much of its stunning architecture and original features and provides an idyllic setting for a city break in York, or a base to explore the region. As the city’s only accredited five-star hotel, The Grand offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a warm Yorkshire welcome.
In the heart of the city with views of the Minster is The Principal York, the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, The Principal York offers its guests the warmest of welcomes. With 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, this hotel offers more than just a place to sleep.
Waterton Park Hotel & Spa at Walton Hall near Wakefield is a gracious Georgian mansion set on an island surrounded by its own lake. It hosts the AA rosette Bridgewalk restaurant as well as 63 wonderfully appointed bedrooms most with stunning views over the lake, woodland or golf course. 41 of the bedrooms are located on the mainland of Waterton Park Hotel, the modern purpose-built hotel with the spa and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.
Perhaps you fancy a stay in a luxurious boutique hotel? Well, Yorkshire certainly packs a punch when it comes to this too. Here's some of the hotels that were shortlisted for our Small Hotel of the Year award at the 2018 White Rose Awards:
Surrounded by rolling hills and the most magnificent limestone landscapes, sits a little hotel by a stream, Beck Hall Hotel in Malham. Lovingly restored by new owners Andy and Louise Macbeth. Beck Hall isn’t posh or perfect, but its charming history, fairy-tale location and devoted staff make it a truly unique and friendly little hotel.
Brocco on the Park lies in the heart of social Sheffield, making it perfectly placed for the city centre, theatres and universities. Once you come through Brocco’s front door, everything feels like home. From the birds the bedrooms are named after to the Scandinavian luxe of the decor, the boutique hotel guests can sleep soundly and dine in style.
Nestled in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, the Crab Manor Hotel and the Crab and Lobster Restaurant are the ideal destinations for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. Offering opulent accommodation and exquisite cuisine, our twinned establishments are perfect for the weary business traveller or for those of you who just fancy a well-deserved break.
The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is a luxury retreat, nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire, the hotel’s secluded location is the perfect hideaway. Cosy yet contemporary, outdoors the hotel boasts a unique Mediterranean terrace and outdoor pool, whilst indoors offers welcoming lounges, open fires and a snug. All 33 bedrooms are tastefully designed with many boasting log burning stoves, balconies and terraces around the pool as well as large living spaces.
Spending the night at Goldsborough Hall is not just about taking in the 400-year-old Royal history of this private family home, but also relaxing in the most amazing accommodation, synonymous with the Goldsborough Hall standard. Experience for yourself the history, elegance, indulgence and sheer opulence of staying in a Royal residence - once home to HRH Princess Mary during the 1920s.
Simonstone Hall, once home to Lord and Lady Wharncliffe, is a magnificent, privately-owned, country house located on the outskirts of Hawes, at the foot of Stags Fell. Simonstone Hall is the ultimate retreat: comfortable, tranquil and ‘grand’ in the traditional country-house style. Take the impressive staircase to the second floor where the elegant hotel bedrooms are located; each provides en-suite facilities and six of the bedrooms feature four-poster beds.
The Devonshire Fell is lucky to have one of those rare locations where the beauty of the area is quite simply stunning. A boutique hideaway set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales that blends its countryside setting with contemporary comfort. Sixteen supremely comfortable hotel rooms, each furnished in its own style and equipped with the little extras to make your stay a truly memorable. For you, the hard part will be choosing which room to stay in!