West Yorkshire hotel located in a grandiose Victorian building
Located just outside of the spa town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire, the Craiglands Hotel Ilkley offers guests comfort, style, and easy accessibility to the nearby cities of Leeds and Bradford.
This 3-star establishment is situated in a grand Victorian building that has served as a hotel for more than 150 years. The hotels fully landscaped grounds alone contain some picturesque scenery, a staple of the county of Yorkshire.
Consisting of 62 guestrooms, each of which contains an en-suite bathroom, the hotel offers guests a number of facilities to make life that little bit more comfortable. As well as a hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities, each room comes with a large television complete with satellite channels. 24 hour room service is available, and the hotel has a range of rooms that cater for the disabled.
The stylish Brasserie 1 provides a dining hall for guests at the hotel. Its large Victorian windows ensure that plenty of natural light enters the room during the summer, whilst a roaring open fire keeps diners warm during the winter. The restaurant features an outdoor terrace that allows for alfresco dining when the particularly patchy Yorkshire weather allows for it.
The brasserie serves a high-quality cultured menu that includes freshly sourced local food with a number of vegetarian options. An extensive wine list allows diners the perfect accompaniment to their meal. Whilst the atmosphere is somewhat informal, some guests prefer to dine in the lounge and bar. Here light snacks and dishes are available as is a large selection of alcoholic beverages. Its a fine location to relax an evening away.
The Craiglands Hotel Ilkley also offers banqueting facilities that are worthy of any wedding reception. As well as weddings, a selection of meeting and conference rooms allow for business delegates to get together and bash out a few new ideas. All modern devices are available as well as refreshments and dining should it be required.
Ilkley may be a small parish town but there are a number of sites that will distract guests, not least the Hangingstone Quarry above the town. Here visitors can see the remains of a number of Iron Age markings, a clear sign of the age of the region.
The famous Cow and Calf rocks are close by as are the Yorkshire Moors. These sites tend to attract a fair share of walkers, cyclists and climbers. The Dales Way, an 84 mile walkway to Bowness-on-Wndermere in Cumbria, commences at the Old Bridge just outside of Ilkley.
Set in the corridor between the M1 and M5, the hotel has excellent transport links to the rest of the country including the neighbouring cities of Bradford and Leeds. This makes it a useful location for those travelling on business, or pleasure-seekers who want to enjoy the big city attractions without having to reside in the busy city centre.
Most of all though, the Craiglands Hotel Ilkley is appealing to those whom appreciate excellent scenery, a country town feel, and a place to take a deep breath and inhale the fresh air.