Rudding Park Hotel & Spa Review
Secret Yorkshire Rating 9/10
Located a short distance from vibrant spa town Harrogate, Rudding Park is a large country house hotel that boasts stunning parkland, two golf courses, and a luxurious onsite spa.
Sleek design and elegant touches set Rudding Park’s rooms apart from the rest, with its unique onsite facilities making this country hotel a must-visit destination.
SY Rating 9/10
Rudding Park is surrounded only by parkland, making it the perfect destination for those seeking greenery-filled seclusion.
Despite its rural location, Rudding Park sits only a 10 minutes drive from the many delights of Victorian spa town Harrogate, including the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms and Harrogate’s Turkish Baths. For non-drivers, Rudding Park can be easily accessed on public transport by catching the number 70 bus from Harrogate centre.
If you travel slightly further afield, you can find York and Leeds, both around a half-hour drive away. You’ll be charmed by York’s effortless blend of modern city living and medieval architecture, while Leeds offers a thriving indie food scene and retail-lovers paradise.
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While a stay at Rudding Park offers good value for money, it’s not cheap. Rudding Park is a destination best suited to special occasions, such as a wedding anniversary or birthday.
King-size beds in the Ribston Wing start at £249 for the night, with the price of a night in a luxury suite coming in at a minimum of £574.
Access to the opulent onsite spa and rounds of golf are paid extras, with a day at the spa setting you back at least £165, depending on add-ons.
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Rudding Park’s facilities are what truly sets this luxury hotel apart from the rest. You can easily spend a day at Rudding Park without leaving the site, as it genuinely has something to offer for everyone.
The elegant hotel boasts two golf courses, the complete 18-hole Hawtree Course and the 6-hole Repton Short Course, both of which give you the chance to practise your swing amongst breathtaking scenery.
Where Rudding Park really shines, however, is its spa offerings. Visitors to the extensive spa can enjoy saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and a hydrotherapy infinity pool. Individual treatments can be quite expensive, so we’d recommend indulging in one of the spa’s packages, such as the £180 full day package featuring a two-course lunch.
Once you’ve finished a day of pampering at the spa, you can visit the onsite hair studio, the private library or the contemporary Horto Restaurant.
Food and Drink
SY Rating 9/10
Rudding Park offers not one but two impressive eateries, both serving up a pricey but delicious array of dishes.
The 3AA Horto Restaurant uses seasonal ingredients to create unique and contemporary dishes, such as the delicious salt aged duck and tasty vegetarian cauliflower tart made with aged parmesan and golden sultanas.
Horto Restaurant offers diners a 6-course tasting menu for £94, with the option to add a selection of expertly-picked wines for £60.
Rudding Park’s Clocktower Brasserie enjoys a more informal atmosphere during the day, but transforms into a more glamorous destination by night. Visitors to the Clocktower Brasserie can enjoy the use of the South facing terrace, perfect for alfresco dining on a sunny day.
The Clocktower Brasserie is open for most of the day, serving up breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The Brasserie’s dinner menu includes classic dishes such as sea bass, steak and roast chicken. Vegetarian options include wild mushroom pappardelle and herb and potato cake. Mains at the Clocktower Brasserie will set you back between £20-£30.
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The rooms on offer at Rudding Park are a generous size, with their king-sized beds promising (and delivering) maximum comfort. The design of each room is sleek and elegant. You can expect to see clean lines, neutral colours, contemporary wall art, and soft carpets.
Each room is equipped with fast wi-fi, and some lucky visitors’ rooms even have private terraces. The stylish bathrooms are adorned with goodies from the luxury brand Molton Brown. Overall, rooms at Rudding Park provide a comfortable nights’ sleep with lavish touches making your stay at this country house hotel feel genuinely luxurious.
A visit to Rudding Park is certainly not without expense, but if you’re in the market for a relaxing couple of days at an opulent Yorkshire-based hotel, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Rudding Park Hotel & Spa.
The hotel’s crowning jewel is its extensive and lavish spa, promising you a day of pampering in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable.
Address: Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH