Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa - Knaresborough

ex. BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel

Bond End, Knaresborough, United Kingdom, HG5 9AL  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa - Knaresborough


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room


24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation





Body wraps

Body scrub


Back massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Steam room

Turkish bath


Treatment room


Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa is a stylish 3-star accommodation featuring 29 rooms to stay in. Since 1700, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Knaresborough.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk of the city center. Golf courses, bars and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.

This hotel is ideally based near gardens and parks.

Leeds/bradford airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa.


Guests of Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa are offered to take advantage of climate control, flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, a closet and IDD phone provided in non-smoking rooms. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

The renowned restaurant serves fine meals. Riverview Chinese Restaurant and Dower House Hotel Restaurant serve Chinese dishes and lie a 5-minute walk from Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa.


Such business facilities as computers, a business centre and a meeting room are also available on site.


Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa provides cribs, meals and a pool for children. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   29.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Sports trainer


  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 3 years
Extra bed FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
4 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Bond End, Knaresborough, United Kingdom, HG5 9AL

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City Center
  • Knaresborough
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    3.2 mi
  • Dower House Hotel Restaurant
    200 ft
  • Riverview Chinese Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    300 ft
  • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Large Double Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Our standard twin bedded rooms are furnished to a high standard, with cozy beds, free Internet, flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary toiletries as a minimum, we are sure you will want to stay!

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Number Nineteen400 ft
  • Northen Galleries1700 ft
  • Art Apartment @ The Mill1700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Mother Shipton's Cave Ltd2000 ft
  • Masonic Hall2300 ft
  • Knaresborough Conservative Club2300 ft
  • Harrogate Golf Club4600 ft

Historical sites

  • Knaresborough Castle1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Stockeld Park5.2 mi
    A661 between Harrogate and Leeds, Wetherby
  • The British Library8.8 mi
    Thorpe Arch Park, Wetherby
  • Stump Cross Caverns5.9 mi
    Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge
  • Otley Courthouse Arts Centre11.5 mi
    Courthouse Street, Otley

Near the hotel

  • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well1100 ft
    Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Harrogate

    Restaurants nearby

    • Dower House Hotel Restaurant200 ft

      Address: Bond End
      Phone: 44 1423 863302

      62% likes this, based on 18 reviews

    • Carriages1000 ft

      Address: 89 High Street
      Phone: +44 (0)1423 867041

      82% likes this, based on 181 reviews
      Price Range: USD 24 - USD 61

    • Tiger Inn1500 ft

      Address: High Street
      Phone: 01423 863632

      72% likes this, based on 180 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: USD 21 - USD 47

    • Riverview Chinese Restaurant300 ft

      Address: 52 Bond End
      Phone: 01423868090

      77% likes this, based on 68 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    • The Mitre1000 ft

      Address: 4 Station Road
      Phone: 01423 868 948

      71% likes this, based on 76 reviews
      Cuisine: European

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:

    Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 74 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Very tired rooms.. Extremely small.. Only 3/4 size bed.. Pre war wardrobe .. If this was a superior room I am just relieved I didn't book a standard one .. This was just not normal Best W'n standard.. Thankfully only 1 night and never to be repeated

    • Single

      The village was beautiful, the hotel was ok.

      The food was not very good, yet expensive. It was also noisy for such a quiet idilic location.

    • Single

      Only stayed one night and was out for most of it, the look of the general hotel was nice and comfortable the bar was cosy and welcome looking (but I didn't get a chance to visit it).

      My room was very small and very tired , it could have done with an up date, the shower ran off the taps but was was warm and for my needs and for one night it was fine.

    • Couple

      The main areas downstairs were large, clean and comfortable. Location is fantastic in this lovely town. The building itself is attractive and seems a lot more 'genuine' than other chain hotels

      Frankly the bed was quite uncomfortable. I also found the bathroom facilities a little shabby; shower lacked decent power etc.

    • Older travelers

      Central location in Knaresborough with car park/swimming pool/lounge and dining room serving evening meals.

      Hotel needs a DIY man to correct squeaky toilet lid in the ensuite, damp patch in the downstairs ladies' toilet and slow computer access in the lounge. Bedroom lighting poor for people who need reading glasses.

    • Single

      The hotel is extremely comfortable with a welcoming bar and a quiet lounge area. The log-burning stoves are both effective and spectacular. Breakfasts are freshly-cooked and of excellent quality. I enjoyed the food served in the restaurant, which also has a great ambiance. The friendliness and efficiency of the staff are outstanding. When I had an upsetting health problem (which turned out not to be serious) the response, particularly from Ken (the manager), was overwhelmingly kind and helped me to cope with a very stressful situation. A car was sent to collect me from the hospital where I had been treated, and no charge was made for the service.

      Though the hotel itself is set well-back from the road and has plenty of parking, access on foot does require care and patience because you need to cross a very busy road at a very awkward junction. (There are pedestrian-controlled lights, though motor-traffic is their highest priority.)

    • Single

      Being located in the delightful town of Knaresborough. Location of room. Peaceful outlook and no traffic noise. The food was well prepared and enjoyable but there were other problems - please read the 'dislike box'.

      The wall lamp fitting above the bed did not have a shade or an electric bulb. Also there was no electric bulb in the bedside reading lamp. In the bathroom the mirror light and shaver electric socked did not function. At dinner I was informed that the beer keg delivered in the afternoon hadn't been connected up. Also that the deliverd bottled beer had not been put in the chilling cabinet yet. The prongs of a a fork on the dinner table were bent and twisted. (promptly replaced at my request). The dinner roll served was of frozen origin. I am sure there must be a bakery in Knaresborough capable of supplying fresh rolls. There was no cream available for licquer coffee

    • Older travelers

      location food facilities car parking - were all very good

      the room was thick with dust on the beams and by the dormer windows one lamp had no bulb and we reported it but nothing happened bathroom extractor fan was noisy & toilet was a problem flushing

    • Single

      The bed and bed coverings I found to be uncomfortable and a lot of traffic noise coming through the old wooden 'sash' style windows.

    • Group of friends

      We had areally nice stay, the room was comfortable, pillows always seem to be an issue with Hotels, but these were ok.... We had a delicious dinner of local lamb which was perfect!! Breakfast next morning was very good, and the Staff were lovely..thank you

    • Older travelers

      its character

      the plumbers renovating an adjacent room

    • Family with children

      open fires were good and the staff were friendly and fairly efficient

      the whole hotel decor is very tired and dated in desperate need of a refit. The was OK but not very imaginative and the menu was printed on a dirty sheet of A4 paper. The bed was hard, and overall not good value for money, expensive for what you get

    • Family with children

      Friendly staff allowed us to check in early Child friendly Clean rooms

      Quite expensive paid 111 for one night we provided our own travel cot and breakfast wasn't invluded

    • Single

      I liked the individuality of the rooms the breakfast was lovely the gym and spa were very acceptable, not brilliant but far better than many, needs more free weights etc. the staff were great as was the overall atmosphere

      very little to complain about at all

    • 7.4

      Cooked breakfasts were lovely and beautifully presented. Staff were all very helpful.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa - Knaresborough Knaresborough location
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    Hotel Address:

    Bond End, Knaresborough, United Kingdom, HG5 9AL

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Knaresborough
      1400 ft
    • Bus stop
      3.2 mi
    • Dower House Hotel Restaurant
      200 ft
    • Riverview Chinese Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
      300 ft
    • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well
      1100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms: