THE NORTH East has a lot to offer when it comes to places to stay on a budget, but we’ve had a look at the most expensive and luxurious hotel rooms in the region for those who fancy something a bit special.

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Using TripAdvisor, we’ve pulled together a list of the most expensive hotel rooms in the North East and North Yorkshire, and we’ll look at what you get for the price, and how well reviewed an establishment is.

All prices have been gathered based on two adults staying in a room sometime in mid-June and are accurate at the time of writing

1. The Royal Suite, Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Price: £3,900

Kicking things off is a very luxurious room in a North Yorkshire hotel which offers guests a truly first class night’s sleep and stay.

According to the TripAdvisor description, Grantley Hall has 47 “exquisite” rooms and suites that have been “designed to ensure that our guests enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep in the most magical surroundings.”

In the royal suite guests get an emperor sized bed, a sitting area with fireplace, views over the front hall to the formal gardens and the River Skell, en-suite marble bathroom, desk with a “state of the art TV and audio system.”

Guests also get a minibar, professional capsule coffee machine and the possibility for two extra beds to sleep children over the age of 8-years-old, and breakfast is complementary to the room.

The sleeping area is found on an elevated mezzanine level looking out through three round windows.

Although the historic hall is pricy, there are cheaper options for guests and it has received very strong reviews with 389 “excellent” five-star reviews out of 499 in total.

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2. The Presidential Suite, Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough

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Price: £550

Here guests can stay in a historic private royal stately home and gardens with bed and breakfast included in your stay.

According to the TripAdvisor description, Goldsborough hall offers 17 luxury rooms for guest, that feels like “your own private country retreat.”

Guests who stay in the room, which according to the hotel is “truly fit for royalty” will be able to enjoy an 8 ft  four-poster bed, and a sunken whirlpool bath which sits in the bay window overlooking the parkland.

The separate bathroom houses twin glass sinks and a separate shower as well.

The room sports all the usual amenities, including air conditioning, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a  few added extras such as a jacuzzi bath.

Guests can increase the cost of the room to £645 if they want to enjoy a dinner at The Bay Horse Inn as part of their stay.

3. Old Hall Suite, Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Darlington

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Price: £424 - £530

Coming in third is the well-known Rockliffe Hall Hotel in Darlington, which offers guests a bed and breakfast stay.

Guests who chose this room will be able to sleep in a king sized bed with Egyptian cotton bedding and enjoy a lounge and seating area, a smart television with on-demand services, and views across the resort gardens and woodlands.

According to the TripAdvisor description, Rockliffe Hall is the only five red star hotel in the North of England.

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The description continues: “Set on a magnificent 18th century estate on the banks of the River Tees, Rockliffe Hall is a destination in itself.”

Visitors have the ability to upgrade their stay and dine at the Orangery restaurant and enjoy a three-course dinner.

The hotel is very highly rated with 2,755 “excellent” five-star reviews and 443 “very good” four-star reviews  out of 3,538 reviews all together.

4. The Hideaway, The Townhouse, Durham

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Price: £435 – £545

The Hideaway can be found in The Townhouse in Durham and is another room kitted out with all the top-notch luxuries you need to have a comfortable stay.

The room contains a queen-sized bed, a hair dryer, air conditioning, a TV, a bath tub, a coffee and tea maker, a room heater, a dress hanger, a dryer, a bedside table and a smoke detector.

Described as  “classic Georgian building from the outside” on TripAdvisor, The Townhouse can be found in the historical and “peaceful” Old Elvet in Durham.

The description continues to say that once inside, the “décor exudes glamour” and “luxuriously decedent.”

The hotel has received 335 “excellent” five star reviews and 172 “very good” four-star reviews out of a total of 688 reviews all together.

There is currently a discount on the room and ordinarily it would cost £545 per night.

5. Dairy Hot Tub, Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond

Price: £340 – £420

Sporting large floor to ceiling French doors which open straight out from the garden floor hot tub rooms to private gardens, visitors won’t have to travel far for a warm dip.

The hot tub areas feature a seating area and “huge” tin hot tubs, which can be filled from fresh spring water in the estate.

Guests can sleep in a super king sized bed and enjoy a “gorgeous” bath, and a separate walk in shower as well.

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A Roberts radio and Nespresso machine means guests can relax to their favourite station while sipping their preferred morning coffee.

Reviews for Middleton Lodge are also raving with the estate securing 312 “excellent” five-star reviews, and 58 “very good” four star reviews out of a total of 425 reviews all together.


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