Four Yorkshire hotels have been named in The Times newspaper’s list of the top 100 best places to stay in Britain for 2023. From hidden city centre gems to gastronomic hotspots found in the North Yorkshire countryside.
It was a Durham hotel Seaham Hall, that won an award for North of England Hotel of the year, but also featuring in the list of best hotels in the North of England was a sprinkling of Yorkshire gems.
The Yorkshire hotels mentioned included The Angel at Hetton, which was described as one of England’s gastronomic hotspots. Housed in a 15th-century inn serving up a range of Asian delicacies.
It also has 15 rooms which range from traditional cottages to super-sleek suites. The Times described saying: Owners Michael and Johanna Wignall have created a minimalist, moss-lined altar to haute cuisine in the shell of this 15th-century inn.
Next on the list was The Alice Hawthorn, North Yorkshire the Alice Hawthorn which is found just a 30-minute drive from York city centre.
The 18th-century inn in Nun Monkton is praised for its ‘cosy rooms’ and ‘Scandi-cool suites’ with ‘glass fronts, fur throws and Douglas fir exterior’.
Grantley Hall near Ripon is another of the hotels with a Michelin-starred restaurant the Shaun Rankin restaurant, an Asian restaurant EightyEight and its alfresco dining experience the alpine-inspired Apres at the Orchard.
Along with one of the country’s best-equipped gyms, amazing spas and 47 thoughtfully curated rooms to stay in.
The Times compares it to the nearby River Skell writing how the river is outshined “by the heart-stopping perfection of this Palladian mansion outside Ripon.”
And, a new addition to the list is what The Times describes as a hidden York gem, The Vices. An extravagant stay on a nondescript suburban York street. Housed in a Victorian red-brick former police station the hotel has Italian vibes and serves up a tasting -menu of modern European food served with Italian wines sourced by sommelier Daniel. Glamorous.
The Times described it saying: “Cool and uncluttered — with just three ridiculously large suites — the place has a delicious whiff of la dolce vita courtesy of Italian couple Moreno Carbone and Daniel Curro, who designed and own it.”