We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

604 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 603: English reviews
Start your review of BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa
 Click to rate
St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic hotel and spa, the hotel is a two minute walk into Knaresborough, (knaresborough having a few pubs and shops a castle ruins to look around and a nice river for a wee walk.) The Spa was perfect, we wanted a relaxing weekend with spa and this hotel fit every criteria even down to a coffee infront...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Paul G
West Sussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night stay for business, all the staff were very friendly and helpful, room was a good size, clean and laid out very well, but the noise from other rooms, TV's and doors made it a place that I may not return to! I had two meals, dinner and breakfast, I couldn't fault either, good portions and freshly cooked, the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank theloon
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Dower House for a family wedding and stayed for two nights .We had a warm welcome and throughout our stay all the staff were lovely ,attentive and very approachable. The rooms we stayed in were clean and well equipped ,all decorated in keeping with the character of this beautiful building . We ate in the restaurant for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carole M
Stoke-on-Trent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had one or two minor niggles before we arrived (too minor to mention) but everything was lovely from the moment we arrived - mince pies and mulled wine to welcome us, comfortable bed, good food, pleasant bar, friendly, helpful staff - even a Christmas hamper on the morning of 25th. I ventured into the spa but didn't try any...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SueBrStoke_on_Trent
Burniston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed just before Christmas with our dog. Been previously and enjoyed our stay this time however we was disappointed as we arrived late and room didn't have very good lighting we did not notice Mould on net curtains and window or cobwebs. We had dinner and even though a Xmas party was on we was welcomed by friendly staff...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank tetley1455
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and i stayed at Dower House for the New Years Eve party night having done the Party night the previous year. It was excellent value, reception drinks and canapes then an amazing 7 course dinner and a disco. The best steak i've had in a long time.Champagne served at midnight to see in the new year...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thomas P
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were visiting the Country Living fair in Harrogate and the Christmas Fair in Ripley, so the Dower House was perfectly situated between the 2 and seemed the ideal location. The sat nav took us straight there, but we weren't sure we were at the right place as the signs on the gates were for the Spa rather than Hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dper195829
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Booked as a last minute night away through the twixmas period it would be difficult to fault this hotel. Friendly and attentive staff all seemed to genuinely care about the guests. The spa located next to the hotel had a great sauna and steam room together with a jacuzzi and small pool, ideal after a winter day out walking in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JRM776
United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a 4 day Christmas break this year. Suggested by the tourist information centre in Ripon and delighted by that suggestion. We were welcomed by pleasant reception staff and invited to try the mulled wine and minced pies. Our room was in the older part of the hotel and was warm, cheerful and characterful. We found the food to be...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ian H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

What a lovely treat for me and my sister. we where greeted with frendley staff they showed us round made us feel at home. the spar was lovely x clean x warm had a lovely hot chocolate with home made shortbread followed by a half hr deep back Massarge the girls where lovely I can recommend this place to everyone...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Budbudbell

96 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (65)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Knaresborough
4.4 km away
Rudding Park Hotel
Rudding Park Hotel
#1 of 1 in Follifoot
4,355 reviews
5.0 km away
The Majestic Hotel
The Majestic Hotel
#17 of 31 in Harrogate
2,514 reviews
12.6 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.6 km away
Ascot House Hotel Harrogate
5.0 km away
The West Park Hotel
The West Park Hotel
#3 of 31 in Harrogate
541 reviews
5.1 km away
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
#13 of 31 in Harrogate
1,181 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel is as full of character as it is convenience, when you're not enjoying a good nights sleep, you can relax in our recently refurbished Imagine Health & Spa with a swim, treatment or work out.You'll not only enjoy the sights and sounds of the traditional market town of Knaresborough, but also the opportunity to take in beautiful river walks and historical landmarks such as Mother Shiptons Cave and the Castle ruins ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa

Address: Bond End, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Knaresborough
Price Range: €104 - €175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Dower Hotel
Best Western Knaresborough
Knaresborough Best Western
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Preston, United Kingdom
10 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you got good hearing avoid room above the pool, perfect for gym and pool, but you can hear the filter system at nights.”
 of 5 bubbles N4504IVpaulg, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check the ceilings and beams -in some rooms these are very low !”
 of 5 bubbles 82carolem, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not the best if Xmas party nights”
 of 5 bubbles Yorkshiremanpete, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want quiet ask for a room not near the road. We had room 4 which was a bit noisy. Didn't spoil our stay though”
 of 5 bubbles MrGraham421, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we liked the old rooms with the uneven floor and wooden beams”
 of 5 bubbles WGreen74, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5