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Hotel The Unicorn (Ripon, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Unicorn (Ripon, United Kingdom)

About Hotel The Unicorn

Situated in Ripon, one of UK’s smallest cities, Hotel The Unicorn Hotel, a former coaching inn, offers north Yorkshire hospitality. It provides modern amenities while retaining its historic appearance. There are 32 en suite rooms in various categories, with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, telephone, TV and radio. Cots are available on request. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and limited room service is offered. There is 24-hour reception and wake-up call service is offered. Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The hotel is disability friendly and non-smoking policy applies. Breakfast is served every morning from 7 am to 12 noon. A full menu is served up to 11 pm. A well stocked bar is available. Hotel The Unicorn Hotel is near Ripon Cathedral, Fountains Abbey (a world heritage site), the Workhouse Museum and Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is also a range of restaurants and bars in the locality.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.1 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.1 / 10

Positive Reviews


Great location.

Guests at this hotel really appreciated the location, which is central and gives accessibility to all the local attractions in this historic town. It’s a great advantage to be able to get around easily and make the most of the time in an unfamiliar place


Helpful and friendly staff.

The staff has been much appreciated, described in feedback as ‘friendly’, ‘helpful’, ‘cheerful’ and lots of other complimentary words. The staff members are committed to service and to giving their guests the best possible hospitality.


Very reasonably priced.

The Unicorn in Ripon, is part of the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of hotels, a group committed to giving value for money to guests. Guests here were overall very happy with the room tariffs and food prices, and those who were familiar with this chain felt that

Negative Reviews


No lift.

There are three floors in the hotel, but no lift is available. This is particularly troublesome for families with youngsters, having to carry their prams and buggies upstairs. The hotel is sorry about this, being committed to accessibility, but the buildi


Limited parking.

Some guests felt inconvenienced because there is limited parking in the hotel. However, as there are reasonably priced parking facilities nearby, this problem is usually sorted out fairly easily.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Restaurant
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food


Market Place , HG4 1BP , Ripon , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1765) 602202 | Fax: +44 (1765) 690734

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