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The Unicorn

#3 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Titchmarsh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let down by insufficient parking spaces. The walk from the public parking carrying suitcases was a bit too much for 2 old age pensioners. . But otherwise all good. The room was lovely and clean, very modern, we slept well. The staff were very friendly too.

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Other than the lack of parking I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and from your feedback it would seem we have achieved this which is wonderful. Customer service is an essential part of...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

second time at this hotel, in need a little make over, food not up to usual standard, staff helpful, excellent location car parking at the hotel, nice little shopping, easy access to and from motorway

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you decided to choose The Unicorn again for your stay in Ripon. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible standards in both the hotel and the bar and I'm sorry that on this occasion the food wasn't to the standard that you're used to. I'm pleased to hear though that...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for an overnight stay, everything we needed in the room however the room good have been a bit cleaner, bit dusty and we had a squished fly on the blind in the bathroom but didn't really ruin the stay overall it was good room, comfy bed, TV and plenty of tea and coffee, water, biscuits etc. There was a...

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Burnley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this hotel, it's so friendly and very helpful, especially the receptionist Helen, who remembered which name the booking was under after I'd forgotten!! The food as always in a Wetherspoon is good value and ticks the box, the bedrooms are really spacious and very clean.

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and from your feedback it would seem we have achieved this which is wonderful. Customer service is an essential part of our establishment so it's great to...

Burnley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed again for great room rate . Second visit here and the rooms and bathrooms are lovely . Clean and comfortable . I do feel the downstairs public areas good do with a refurb though . There are stains on the chairs and tables and carpet is grubby . Food was average but very good value

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us again. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and I'm pleased that you were, once again, happy with your stay. We have taken on board your comments with regards to the pub/bar areas and...

BARNOLDSWICK
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Enjoyed one night stay at the Unicorn. Room and bathroom very good. Check in smooth. Ripon has lots to offer with the Cathedral and riverside walks. Excellent value for money. This is our second visit to a Wetherspoons hotel - we will be going again.

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and from your feedback it would seem we have achieved this which is wonderful. I'm so pleased to hear that you will be coming back to stay...

Jersey
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A funny place, quirky with lots of stairs and corridors. Great view of scaffolding out the back, though I believe the front rooms have a view over the square. I had booked a twin room, to share with a friend. On arrival was told there were no twins left. No apology was given. Other friends who had booked after me...

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We received this as a Christmas present for a 1 night break in ripon, we went on Saturday the 4th march 2017, the room was of good size clean and tidy with a good sized en-suite, The Unicorn is part of the Weatherspoons chain so the Beer and food was very reasonable which my husband liked.

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Bill J, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and from your feedback it would seem we have achieved this which is wonderful. We hope you would consider staying with us again if you were in...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The room that I happened to be booked into was not only not properly cleaned but had a mucky bathroom too: there was a lump of crud in the basin and the toilet had not been flushed. After flushing it was still dirty.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

First stay in a Wetherspoons hotel. Delighted with prompt and efficient check in. Given room on the third floor...good exercise as there is no lift!! Lovely twin room in quirky hotel, with a front window view over the market place. Windows are not double glazed so a bit draughty but lovely sash windows. There was always something going on outside...

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Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible experience in both the hotel and the bar and from your feedback it would seem we have achieved this which is wonderful. Customer service is an essential part of our establishment so it's great to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Unicorn Hotel has been at the heart of hospitality in Ripon, one of Britain's smallest cities, since medieval times. This former coaching inn has 32 en-suite rooms, a bar and dining facilities. Close to Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ripon is one of the North's best kept secrets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Unicorn

Address: Market Place East, Ripon HG4 1BP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: €45 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Unicorn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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The Unicorn Ripon, North Yorkshire
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“ask for a view of the square”
AlfaRomeaa, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Their is no lift available and a lot of stairs, if you ask for a front of hotel room you will only have one set of stairs to walk up.”
830lisas, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Back of hotel may be quieter, but front facing rooms have lovely view of market square.”
wendym518, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The third floor could pose a problem for anyone with mobility problems as no lift.”
PeggyB859, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front look out over the Market Place.”
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