Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf
What We Love
- A stay in England's northern countryside, with breakfast, dinner and an optional spa treatmentStaying in a stately Regency house just under three miles from Harrogate
- Splurge-worthy treatments in the rather divine spa
- Sampling delicious cuisine at the award-winning Clocktower Restaurant
What To Know
- Valet parking is available but there's also ample room for self-parking
- Luxury Lodges have private hot tubs
- Free WiFi works well
For North Yorkshire charm with all the fun of the fairways, this hotel just three miles from the spa town of Harrogate tempts with 300 acres of parkland, an 18-hole golf course, and enough laid-back luxury to make you want to stay for days.
With a décor that veers on the right side of contemporary, each of the rooms and suites impress with designer-led furnishings, up-to-date gadgetry, and lovely bathrooms with roll top baths and Molton Brown toiletries. There’s also a 14-screen private cinema, gym, on-site golf academy, and full-service spa with a rather divine treatment and therapy menu. On the dining front, choose from Horto for contemporary fine dining, or the Clocktower Restaurant.
How to Get There
My wife and I recently stayed at Rudding Park for our Christmas party, i have worked in numerous country house hotels of similar standard.
The hotel and grounds are amazing, we arrived at reception and were warmly welcomed and checked in, then escorted to our room by the reception staff who made conversation all the way to the room, we received a welcome back card from the hotel and a small gift which was a lovely touch, they also came back and turned down the room and left another little surprise.
when i returned to reception to find the function room our meeting was in one of the porters was appointed to personally direct me.
we spent the evening in the function room for the Christmas party event, i couldn't help notice how organised and confident the senior staff were who orchestrated the other waiting on staff in doing there job, all meals were delivered to the correct person without having to ask.
The band was excellent and really got everyone up to dance at some point !!
The gentleman in the bar who looked after us until 4am was absolutely fantastic and made our evening even better, making us a number of his own cocktails.
As we walked down to reception to check out one of the porters saw us coming and headed straight for us, took our bags and went and collected our car from the car park while we checked out.
the main thing i can say about this hotel which makes it stand out not only from other hotels but almost every other hospitality venue i have been to recently is that the attention to detail and wanting to look after their guest was the best i have seen in years, even better than our stay at L'enclume!
most hotel, restaurant, gastro pub staff whenever you go anywhere seem to stand in groups, hide in the back room on their phones and never look around to see if people might need something or just politely engage with them, this is not the case here - every person i saw was smiling, engaging and looking to assist without being intrusive, its a credit to the team who set and maintain the standards - its such a simple thing to achieve in this industry but always overlooked, so many places could learn a lot from a visit to Rudding Park.
unfortunately we did not have time to use all the facilities but because of the impression i was left with i will certainly look forward to returning !
Every time we visit this place, the management and staff give a masterclass on how to run a first class hotel. From the minute you enter to the minute you leave the experience is 5 star. The front of house, the restaurant team, house keeping are all exceptional. Last but not least, Akaf... it was my wife’s birthday and he organised for us the perfect table, a birthday cake and he even threw in the singing! Such a polite, courteous man. We will be back soon.
Wishing the management and staff a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Stayed several times now. Yet to find anything that does not rate five stars. Accommodation first rate with good selection of rooms to suit all requirements. Clocktower restaurant inviting with great selection of food and drinks. Where this hotel really excels is in the quality of the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and attention to detail is commendable. Wish we could stay more often.
Great hotel, first class food and extremely efficient staff. I dropped my antique earring down the bathroom sink in our room. I assumed that I would never see it again! I reported this to reception on entering the dining room for dinner. 10min later and whilst eating my starter it was delivered by hand to my table.
What a great Team this hotel has working for them.
A wonderful stay exceeding all expectations. the room was above standard, the meals sublime, the staff extremely attentive and genuinely helpful. It was made a very pleasurable experience due to all the hotel staff. We have already booked for our forthcoming golden wedding celebration next year and are certain it will be a memorable occasion. The Hotel is in beautiful wooded parkland setting so all the views are superb.