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The Old Deanery

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Old Deanery. What would you expect of such a name? 17th Century stone building adjacent to a church? Gothic arches, not a horizontal floor nor ceiling in sight, wooden staircase? If so, you will not be disappointed, and the church in this case is Ripon Cathedral - a romanesque/gothic marvel with crypt dating back to the 7th century. But...

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a very relaxing weekend at The Deanery this week. Very nice room with a very comfortable bed. All staff very friendly and could not do enough for us. Good choice of breakfast, freshly cooked and very delicious. Wold thoroughly recommend a stay here. Heather Buchanan. .

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a night here - this lovely hotel has an excellent location opposite the cathedral, which my bedroom looked out onto, and a short stroll up the ancient cobbled streets to the centre of this wonderful, small city. Very helpful, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and a charming bedroom with superb, deep bath in the en-suite. Very clean with thoughtful extras....

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight in this lovely hotel. The building was full of character. We had a lovely room on the second floor. Very clean with a lovely power shower. A peaceful nights sleep was had by my husband and I. Breakfast was made to order with a good choice and was delicious. I cannot find any fault and can't wait to...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review and I'm delighted you both had a restful night in our stunning 17th century building. Your kind comments will be passed on to all the staff on your behalf, who strive to provide the very best of Yorkshire hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Deanery soon, to try...

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here last May, it was a wonderful wedding. We decided to go back for the weekend and had a fantastic time. The staff made us feel very welcome, we had the bridal suite, a great table in the restaurant and not forgetting the fizz and chocolates! The food at both dinner and breakfast was great....

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review - it's always a delight to welcome couples back who have celebrated their special day with us! We very much look forward to seeing you both again soon, perhaps for the first anniversary which is fast approaching! Kind regards Chris Brown General Manager & Director

Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this venue last week for a meeting. It was spot on. Really friendly, flexible staff who were attentive to our needs throughout the day. The hotel has several different sizes of rooms to meet your individual meeting or conference needs and layout can be selected to match needs / number of people being accomodated.A working lunch can be provided...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a kind review and I'm delighted you chose to host your conference with us. With 4 rooms available to hire for meetings, all of varying sizes, we are indeed able to meet individual requirements and layouts. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues back to The Old Deanery soon. Kind regards Chris Brown General...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old Deanery in February. After getting married at the venue in August last year we have been back multiple times and always have such a fantastic experience. The rooms are all beautiful, the food is exceptional and the staff are 5 star always going the extra mile to make sure you are happy. If you are...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review and I'm delighted you have found perfection here at The Old Deanery. It is always such a pleasure to have one of our lovely couples back after they have celebrated their special day with us! We very much look forward to seeing you both again soon! Kind regards Chris Brown General Manager &...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I flew in from the US to spend five days with my British fiancé from Doncaster late January 2017. A surprise trip to the Yorkshire dales included Ripon, the cathedral and The Old Deanery hotel for this occasion. We couldn't have been more pleased with the choice. The building and the rooms were beautifully appointed. We stayed in one of...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us for your fiancé's birthday. Our Victorian bath in the garden facing four poster room is something truly special and is guaranteed to get you relaxed after a long day exploring our lovely city! Every visit to The Old Deanery is treated as a special one...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Chose the hotel for the easy access to the cathedral and market square. Had a lovely big room, with a four poster bed.Room was lovely and warm, comfortable though some of the furnishings were a little worn. Lovely big bathroom. Thought the meals were reasonably priced and we enjoyed the meals. Staff were helpful and attentive.

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, taking advantage of our close proximity to the Market Square & the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. We are gradually renewing all the furnishings throughout the hotel so I'm sure upon your next visit, you'll be pleasantly suprised! We look forward to welcoming you back to The...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at The Old Deanery for one night as our Christmas Treat away from the teenagers! It's a gorgeous place, as it was Christmas holidays, the decorations were up and the tree at the bottom of the beautiful staircase was perfect. We stayed in one of the four poster bedrooms, it was a huge room with a very comfortable...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your festive break with us. Our four poster rooms are beautiful - overlooking the magnificent Ripon Cathedral or our gardens to the rear, offering a touch of luxury to your stay. I must admit, sitting in front of the open fire with the Christmas tree in sight really puts...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Old Deanery

Address: Old Deanery Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: $182 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask for a cathedral view although the views over the garden would be fabulous too.”
 of 5 bubbles SGC-8888, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lots of stairs, so if its a problem choose the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 616rosie88, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Catherdral view is fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles E7504HRlindag, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Views in both directions good - front over the cathedral and back over the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Happiestgardener, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was towards the back garden on the first floor nice and quiet and splendid view.”
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