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The Unicorn

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#3 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

having stayed here before we knew pretty much what we would get, a clean and tidy room with enough comfort for a night away without breaking the bank. We didnt eat here but as its a Wetherspoons again you would pretty much know what you are getting.....value for money.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a fab stay in this hotel stayed in room 110 really clean bathroom was lovely the little man on the front was helpful this is the second weatherspoon stay really worth the money straight down stairs for breakfast defos stay again

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off after a muddy walk with the dogs, parked in the market square for £1.00. We missed the breakfast menu as we were too late but hubby ordered all day breakfast / brunch and I was able to order from the all day menu and I had a chicken bacon and avocado salad, with coffee. Very quick service ,...

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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable Wetherlodge in the centre of Ripon. Hotel had a measure of old world charm, and the staff were helpful and friendly. Bedroom was clean and tidy with reasonable facilities including tea and coffee. Drinks and food were as you'd expect at a Wetherspoon hostelry. Plenty of information provided about other attractions in the area. Parking at the rear of...

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Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Ripon is enhanced by having a city centre hotel and not everyone realises that JD Wetherspoons not only do quality pubs, but hotels too. My only gripe if I have one is the lack of service at the bar, the hotel is themed on through the looking glass, hence the beautiful mirrors!

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Thank Jugheads
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was a lovely place but my room was freezing cold and it didn't warm up until the following morning. food service was nice and quick. would recommend if you are not fit to get help with luggage if put on top floor

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Seaham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We want a good night away and we got it our room was great over all we enjoyed it and one of the cheapest places in Ripon for food and drink the staff made you welcome and nothing was a problem to them

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I booked a room here as it was rather cheap and I needed somewhere to stay with my boyfriend on route to the Lake District. I never could have imagined just how amazing this room was going to be! I have never, even to this day, seen a bathroom so large! It would be perfect for a girls night out...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Centrally located & easy access to car parking at Sainsbury's. £2.50 for 24 hours is a bargain. Very pleasant and friendly reception staff and attentive, efficient catering staff in the pub part of the hotel.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Room 206 overlooking the square was pleasurable for prinks. All rooms are always immaculately clean and welcoming..everything on your doorstep. 'So' Bar has live music every Friday...the guitarist this week was awesome. Unicorn have a January special offer..go for it!

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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: RM243 - RM487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Unicorn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Rooms at the front look out over the Market Place.”
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 of 5 bubbles 2014Jandy, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dont opt for top floor if you struggle with stairs”
  • zoomed view from room 305
  • Large bathroom
  • Huge comfy room
 of 5 bubbles gatesheadgirlie, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles hilger, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 209 lovely room with dressing room”
 of 5 bubbles NIC471968, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the hotel overlooking the town square are, I think, the best.”
 of 5 bubbles 920barryr, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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