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


Late check-in

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

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation





Body wraps

Body scrub


Back massage

Reflex massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Steam room

Turkish bath


Treatment room


The stylish 3-star Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa offers an ideal spot in a shopping area close to bars, golf courses and restaurants. Since 1700, it has been hosting guests in the center of Knaresborough.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. The hotel is set 27 km away from York.

A market and shops are situated next to the hotel.

Best Western Dower House Hotel & Spa is within a 20-minute drive to Leeds/bradford airport.


The property offers 29 guestrooms appointed with wireless internet, an iron with ironing board, flat-screen TV, climate control and a writing desk. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, guest toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste fine cuisine in the relaxed on-site restaurant. Serving an array of dishes, Riverview Chinese Restaurant and Dower House Hotel Restaurant are just 50 meters away.


This property offers a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and free self parking along with computers, a photocopier and a meeting room to answer the needs of all guests.


Guests will enjoy using reflex massage, manicure and back massages at the hotel. Such fitness options as a fitness centre and a gym are available on site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   29.

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

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

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor 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
  • Reflex 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.

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Hotel Address:

Bond End, Knaresborough, United Kingdom, HG5 9AL

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City Center
  • Knaresborough
    400 m
  • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
    20.0 km
  • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
    55.5 km
  • Bus stop
    5.1 km
  • Dower House Hotel Restaurant
    40 m
  • Riverview Chinese Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    90 m
  • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well
    320 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Large Double Room
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Single Room
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Our standard single 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!

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Number Nineteen100 m
  • Northen Galleries500 m
  • Art Apartment @ The Mill500 m

Popular areas

  • City Center300 m

Places of interest

  • Mother Shipton's Cave Ltd600 m
  • Knaresborough Conservative Club700 m
  • Masonic Hall700 m
  • Harrogate Golf Club1.4 km

Historical sites

  • Knaresborough Castle400 m

Local attractions

  • Stockeld Park8.4 km
    A661 between Harrogate and Leeds, Wetherby
  • The British Library14.2 km
    Thorpe Arch Park, Wetherby
  • Stump Cross Caverns9.5 km
    Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge
  • Otley Courthouse Arts Centre18.5 km
    Courthouse Street, Otley

Near the hotel

  • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well320 m
    Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Harrogate

    Restaurants nearby

    • Dower House Hotel Restaurant40 m

      Address: Bond End
      Phone: 44 1423 863302

      62% likes this, based on 18 reviews

    • Carriages290 m

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

      82% likes this, based on 181 reviews
      Price Range: NZD 34 - NZD 87

    • Tiger Inn430 m

      Address: High Street
      Phone: 01423 863632

      72% likes this, based on 180 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: NZD 30 - NZD 67

    • Riverview Chinese Restaurant90 m

      Address: 52 Bond End
      Phone: 01423868090

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

    • The Mitre280 m

      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

    6.2out of 10
    Based on 15 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Good location with easy access to Harrogate.

      Our accommodation was dated,the decor was tired,there were no curtains and one of the venetian blinds was broken.Being above the kitchen there was intrusive noise both early in the morning and late at night. Breakfast was very ordinary,in particular, the continental choice was limited.Staff with the exception of the receptionist were lacklustre and housekeeping was atrocious. All in all very poor value for money.

    • Single

      Hotel is in ideal spot for visiting the sights around Knaresborough.

      Part of the hotel is in need of up dating. First offered a superior room in older part of hotel. very disappointing then moved to newer part of hotel this was far better.

    • Couple

      Good location, good spa facilities.

      Room needed total refurbishment. Wallpaper & paint peeling off, shabby furnishings, old & dirty bathroom suite.

    • Older travelers

      The Spa was a lovely space to chill out in, The breakfast was very tasty and the staff friendly

    • Older travelers

      Friendly and professional hotel.

      Decorators appear to be busy on each of our occasional problem though !

    • Older travelers


      We were in the older part of the hotel room booked was a superior - very dissapointed, shabby & old fashioned. With a double bed with foot bar (husband 6'4'')

    • Family with children

      The location was very convenient for Harrogate and Mother Shipton's cave. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wonderful swimming, sauna and steam room in Spa.

      Two of our three bedrooms were awful. Eighties bathroom, tiles, shower and fittings. No heating when we arrived in the snow. Room not properly cleaned and bedcover just pulled up rather than made. No light bulb in bedside light (asked for it to be replaced).Blind broken.Bed oid.

    • Single

      Front desk staff very helpful. Spa facilities excellent. Food good. Bar service friendly. Location good.

      Some of restaurant staff were slow and showed little interest in customers, Lacked any enthusiasm for their job.

    • Family with children

      Large Beds, English breakfast was well cooked

      Not as we imagined from the pictures!| Our room was far from 'superior' We had to swap rooms as the first one we were given smelt badly of smoke although staff were helpfull at relocating us as we had to move the extra bed, Our employees room we had booked had a toilet that would not flush, Breakfast service was very slow. Rates did not reflect the room standard.

    • Single

      absolutely nothing!

      my room - with scolding hot water floorboards that squeek from neighbouring rooms.dirty fllor and bathroom especially needs updating.

    • Group of friends

      Could be a fantastic hotel - excellent location. Rooms in dire need of modernisation. Staff very friendly and helpful.

      Thought £130 was a lot to pay considering rooms very old and in need of update.

    • Older travelers

      Dinner was nice, also it was good to have a workout room with lots of equipment. Room was spacious. Bed was OK.

      Pillows were nasty little thin things, and throw pillows were old. Window had no screen, so bugs could fly in when the window was open.

    • Older travelers


      Room was very poor. Looked like it hadn't been properly cleaned in years. The brown nylon duvet covers were the poorest I've ever seen in a hotel old, worn and stained. It was raining in the morning outside and we new this as there was water dripping through the roof in the hall outside our room door.

    • Single

      - The gym/spa facilities are very good - In a fantastic location within walking distance of the town

      - Internet connection in the room was very poor - probably due to the rural location of the hotel, but connection was better in the reception area.

    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
      400 m
    • Leeds/bradford (LBA)
      20.0 km
    • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
      55.5 km
    • Bus stop
      5.1 km
    • Dower House Hotel Restaurant
      40 m
    • Riverview Chinese Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
      90 m
    • Mother Shipton's Cave and The Petrifying Well
      320 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms: