What We Love
- A plush, five-star stay at a stately home with a royal past – includes one five-course dinnerThe fascinating heritage of this once-royal home, whose past dates back to the early 1600s
- A stroll around the market town of Knaresborough or lovely Harrogate
- Classic gourmet fare in Goldsborough Hall's traditional dining room
What To Know
- The Lascelles Suite is the real knockout; located on the top floor, it has a view of the property's Lime Walk and a sunken Jacuzzi bath planted right in front of bay windows
- Complimentary parking is available in the courtyard
- Free WiFi works well
Situated within 12 acres of private land, the historical Goldsborough Hall dates back to 1620 and was the former residence of HRH Princess Mary, Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt. Located in the bucolic countryside of North Yorkshire, this imposing stately home is appointed with traditional décor and commands beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Completely renovated to accentuate its original features, Goldsborough Hall is one of the finest stately homes in the region – it’s no wonder that it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Also home to an AA Rosette-awarded kitchen, the culinary team at Goldsborough Hall are renowned for their exquisitely crafted cuisine. When you’re not wandering the halls of this 400-year-old country manor, you could take a drive to Harrogate, York and the bustling city of Leeds, all nearby.
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Goldsborough has become our favourite place to stay and everywhere we go now is compared to the standard of the Hall and very few measure up. We returned for yet another stay and this time we decided to go all out and book the Lascelles suite and we can honestly say it was fabulous. A huge four poster bed and a sunken whirlpool bath over looking the grounds make this room extra special. Staff as always were accomodating, efficient and nothing is ever too much bother. The food as always was delicious, both our evening meal and breakfast the following morning. We continue to be very impressed and will certainly return at the earliest opportunity.
We arrived in beautiful sunshine and everything just got better. We stayed in a suite with everything you could imagine for a five star hotel. Fridge with fresh milk, home made cookies, robes Jacuzzi bath, highest quality linen, towels so soft and fluffy oooh.... with magnificent views through large characterful windows. There was nothing to fault. Quiet and peaceful surroundings and comfortable and peaceful night's sleep. The staff seem 'hand-picked' as they are so naturally friendly- food was of the highest quality and the grounds are a pleasure to walk through. This building has been refurbished with a very sympathetic head in charge - it is class.
This was our fourth stay at golds borough but sorry to say it will be our last. My husband booked a room and dinner as a surprise for my 65th birthday. On arrival we got the usual very friendly welcome and were shown to the room we have stayed in before very nice with lovely bathroom. We went down for dinner and were brought amuse bouche in the library along with our drinks again very nice, were taken in for our dinner by a lovely lady and ordered our meal, we both had the starter of mackerel but when it came the size of the portion was a joke, we truly thought it was another amuse bouche 2 forkfuls and it had gone, I had the beef which was nice and my husband had the lamb again very nice but tiny portions we left the restaurant still hungry and at a cost of £90 you would not expect to do that. The room cost £138 for the one night without breakfast so £228 in total, as I said we have stayed before and always left happy with what we had paid for but not this time, very very disappointed
The hotel is located conveniently near the A1 (M), midway between York and Harrogate. The building is a mansion in style and we looked at various rooms. The first was old fashioned and needed a refurb. The second was larger and the third was palatial and fully modernised. We enjoyed the third room for two nights. The evening meal in the deal was most enjoyable with a good choice on the menu. The fillet steak with truffle gravy was delicious and memorable.
We were going on an internet deal and the hotel wanted to match it when we phoned about availability.
There was plenty to do locally and we enjoyed visiting the Historic House at Harewwod and the quaint town of Knaresborough.
Wow, where should I start. I will say that my review has been positively influenced by the glorious weather we had during our stay.
The welcome from Joel was warm and sincere and we were given a quick tour of the downstairs which was warm and welcoming. We were then shown to our beautiful, spacious room complete with very comfy bed and pillows, huge TV and modern bathroom with whirlpool bath, double sinks and superb shower. molten Brown products added a touch of luxury. There was a mini dar in the room, which wasn't ridiculously priced, and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and home made shortbread.
We took a taxi in to knaresbrough and spent a very pleasant couple of hours drinking wine by the river (entertained by people trying to row the boats that were available to hire). Taxi back, quick freshen and change and then we went down for pre dinner drinks which we had served in the garden in the beautiful early evening sunshine. We were brought a selection of amuse bouche which were truly delicious. We were taken through for dinner which was absolutely delicious, topped of with wonderful, attentive (but not intrusive) service. I had the flight of matched wine, which accompanied my dinner perfectly and at £20 was very reasonable.
We had a very comfortable nights sleep, followed by a very tasty breakfast, again with lovely service. All in all a little diamond of a place and we will certainly look to return.