Dower House Hotel

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Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Dower House Hotel

Dower House Hotel

3.5 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Map
Bond End, Knaresborough, England, HG5 9AL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFountains Abbey22 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarewood House28 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)30 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoundhay Park33 min drive

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About this area

Knaresborough

Located in Knaresborough, Dower House Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. Harewood House and Roundhay Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Nidderdale and Mother Shipton's Cave. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wetherby Racecourse or Ripon Racecourse. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Knaresborough Castle - 9 min walk
  • Mother Shipton's Cave - 15 min walk
  • Fountains Abbey - 22 min drive
  • Harewood House - 28 min drive
  • Roundhay Park - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Knaresborough Station - 5 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 30 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Crown Inn - 5 min walk
  • Marigolds Cafe - 7 min walk
  • The Tiny Tea Room - 7 min walk
  • Castle Vaults - 7 min walk
  • Zolsha - 7 min walk

About this property

Dower House Hotel

3.5-star hotel with 24-hour front desk and coffee shop/cafe
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, self parking and 24-hour room service. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Dower House Hotel offers 29 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Languages spoken

English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Self parking on site (GBP 2 per stay)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 5.00 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Storm

Things to do

  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests should be aware that they must download the Vamoos app on their smartphone in order to access their guestroom.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 11 2022 to July 10 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 10.00 per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per stay.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: GBP 5.00 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 2 per stay
  • Pet deposit: GBP 10.00 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

One child 12 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Best Western Dower House Hotel Knaresborough
Best Western Dower House Hotel
Best Western Dower House Knaresborough
Best Western Dower House
Best Western Dower Hotel
BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa Knaresborough, Yorkshire
Knaresborough Best Western
Best Western Knaresborough

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 138 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 57 out of 138 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 24 out of 138 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 138 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 138 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.8/5

Eco-friendliness

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unfortunately disappointing all round. No information or pack when we checked in regarding the hotel or use of facilities. Not a welcoming attitude and atmosphere from some staff at hotel and when visited the spa. Had to complain about loud music being played at 10pm as other guests did too. Had to wait 40 minutes for breakfast after our order was taken. A bit of care and attention needed also i feel to the little things like bathroom light not working, handrails on stairs could be cleaner. Having this said Knaresborough was a beautiful place to visit
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Room was next to busy main road with lot of traffic noise both day and night Property is over priced for its location and facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Typical coach house atmosphere with modern amenities if required. Beamed and sloping bedroom with extra large bed. Excellent food and beverages served by friendly and welcoming staff. Definitely worth another visit or three
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location in stunning area property is old which i like ,and some areas are showing age however this is being dealt with, despite this it was very clean and would return tomorrow
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022