Best For Enjoying Urban Aesthetic in a Rural Setting

The Homes Magazine for the modern living - November 2007

The Balmoral Hotel
Harrogate

WHY?
Because it’s recent overhaul has turned a traditional hotel into something very special. From the twinkling chandeliers to the moody décor, the place now oozes luxury. And its unbeatable setting, with both shops & stunning countryside means you can mix walks and retails therapy with relaxation & indulgence.

WHERE?
Set in pretty gardens,10 mins stroll from the centre of the unfeasibly pretty and ever-so-English town of Harrogate

STAYING IN
This is the perfect spot for getting cosy- The Windsor Suite even has its own open fire.Mix old & new worlds watch the plasma TV from your 4 poster pamper yourself with the ETRO goodies in the Victorian bathroom or stretch out on a chesterfield as you enjoy the latest cocktail creation . For dinner. The Harrogate Grille ( run by the team behind London’s Hoxton Grille) has classic unpretentious dishes and a 70-strong wine list.

GOING OUT
The Yorkshire Dales are on your doorstep, so it would be rude not get your walking boots just a little bit muddy. In Harrogate you’ll find plenty of independent boutiques, plus local legend Weetons, where you can stock up on regional produce. If you need pampering. The Academy Spas is a short drive away, but why not go for the old-school option and take the plunge at Harrogate’s 19th Century Royal Spa.
Anyone for a peat bath?

MORE INFO
Rooms from £130.00 per night
Call 01423 508208