A couple of weeks ago we were looking for a last minute weekend away for our anniversary and stumbled upon Rudding Park in Harrogate via Secret Escapes. If you don’t use the site you should, they room was about half of the regular cost, we got dinner, bed and breakfast for around £150 and the bathroom… THE BATHROOM!! When looking for a place to stay I always check reviews but rarely actually post my own so since I was so happy with our stay I thought I’d give it a whirl..
Photos are the most important part, aren’t they? The bath was super swanky and built for two (*wink* – we actually sat in the tub listening to My Dad Wrote A Porno on our anniversary.. just about the least romantic thing ever but hey!) and there was a massive glass shower cubicle with what my husband tells me was a magical shower head but I didn’t test for myself. When we first arrived we ordered a bottle of process from room service which was promptly delivered in an ice bucket and we decided to pay the extra (I think it was £7) to take our breakfast in bed the following morning – since we’d made such a saving on the booking we were pushing the boat out. We had a set menu or a set value to spend (£40 pp if memory serves) for dinner and I ended up with steak and scallops.. I couldn’t tell you what Lee the because I was in a food haze.
The whole place feels super swanky but not intimidating, the staff are friendly and there was a wedding there during our stay so there were families and children but it felt like they belonged.The bed was comfortable and so big I had no idea where I was the next day because I couldn’t feel Lee laying next to me.. I could get used to a bed that large but sadly our new bedroom is a shoebox so we’re stuck with a standard double for the foreseeable. All in all an awesome stay, we were already planning a return on our journey home and if it pops up on Secret Escapes again I will jump on it!