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Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel,  Pickering

4.5/5  - basé sur 365 notations.
Malton Road, YO18 7DL, Pickering, Great Britain - Voir la carte
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Ce manoir géorgien classé et vieux de 230 ans associe hospitalité impeccable et service amical et attentif. Les chambres originales du Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel sont toutes impressionnantes et reflètent l'élégance de l'histoire de l'hôtel. Son emplacement dans la ville de marché est idéal pour visiter le parc national de North Yorkshire Moors, les stations de Whitby et Scarborough sur la côte ouest, les centres historiques de York et Castle Howard. . . ainsi que le chemin de fer à vapeur extrêmement populaire proposant un voyage intemporel dans Heartbeat Country ! Avec son caractère imposant de 200 ans et sa « beauté naturelle », le Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel est un port d'escale apprécié pour les mariages, les conférences et les fonctions grâce à son jardin clos idyllique comportant des paysages parfaits pour les photos souvenir !

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Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel,Pickering
  • 4
    « Clean, comfortable and friendly »

    Stayed here for a couple of nights. The rooms were of an adequate size and the bed was comfortable. The staff throughout the hotel were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and there was a good range of choices, plus unlimited tea and toast. Didn't eat here apart from breakfast but did had a couple of drinks at the bar, which were quite expensive. Good location for Pickering and exploring North Yorkshire.

    « An Excellent Hotel in a Delightful Town »

    My wife and I spent one night at the hotel to attend a wedding in Pickering. Booking in was easy and pleasant and our request for early occupancy of our room had been organised. The meals we had were tasty and well prepared, The bar offered an excellent range of local beers and wine. The Yorkshire breakfast is superb. All the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    « Thoroughly comfortable and pleasant stay »

    My daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a brief holiday in the area. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff, every one of whom went out of their way to be helpful. Good food, comfortable and clean rooms and public spaces.Very comfortable bed and terrific shower. I highly recommend it and it will be my choice if I return to North Yorkshire.

    « Traditional Country Charm »

    Lovely hotel with very attractive décor. Beds so very comfortable as we come to expect from Best Western hotels :) Staff very friendly and helpful. Hotel a short walk to the busy village streets of Pickering. Visit Beck Isle Museum for a great experience showing individual rooms displaying treasures of years gone by. All so beautifully done. Had a great stay but wish we could have stayed longer.

    « forest and vale idyll »

    Stayed here 3 nights in a superior room with the summer offer. Loved it. Room was spacious as was the bathroom. Kettle in room and more than ample supply of teabags, coffee, hot chocolate and packets of biscuits. The food was superb. The Yorkshire breakfast was cooked to perfection and the fruit compote was delicious. The evening meals were superb too. We had 3 courses every night. The helpings are generous. They seem to have lots of regulars. The staff are super friendly. Our waiter who is Welsh is a real professional and the barman likewise. They are assets to the business.. Reception and household staff were always smiling. I look forward to coming back

    « Great little gem in the heart of the most beautiful countryside »

    Really friendly welcome after a long day, The Forest & Vale Hotel is an impressive building in the heart of Yorkshire countryside. There was a good selection for dinner, I had beetroot with goats cheese and walnut salad to start, followed by sea bass washed down with some local beer all was fantastic. From a business perspective rooms are spacious, normal facilities and have a desk, wifi is free and throughout the hotel allowing me to catch up with work. I loved my all too short stay but will be sure to visit with my wife.

    « Lovely Visit »

    We had a two night stay in this lovely hotel. The staff were all very courteous and welcoming and the breakfast was excellent. The room we had was one of their cottage rooms which although a little small was spotless and very comfortable. We met several other guests who were repeat users of this hotel in fact one couple had been using the hotel for around 40 years or more which say a lot in itself. We would not hesitate to stop here again.

    « Oct 2016.......3night stay »

    Stayed in an executive room .....#7 which was far from executive standard. I am a Diamond for Life member of Best Western and have stayed in hundreds of their Hotels. This is by far the worst one I have used. It's well past it's sell by date. Our bathroom had mould on the grouting around the bath........dreadfull.

    « Second visit to this hotel »

    We stayed in room 4 this time, a superior room, overlooking the road. I do not sleep well and am a light sleeper but wasn't troubled by traffic noise, however, on our previous visit we stayed in room 2 which overlooks the garden and would choose the back of the hotel if available as the rooms overlook the garden. The staff were attentive,friendly and made you feel welcome which is always a bonus. Our room was clean and comfortable but I have to say could do with redecorating, the wallpaper was marked above the radiator and beginning to peel in places, also going into the bathroom something had, obviously, been removed from the wall and the holes had just been left. Breakfast, on the whole, was good, scrambled eggs on a couple of occasions were either overcooked or had been kept warm and orange juice was not what I would expect in a Best Western but I am being very picky here. We ate in the hotel on three evenings and enjoyed our meals although there were slight deviations from the menu when food was served but again nothing major. All in all we enjoyed our stay, pleasant hotel, good service and an ideal spot for visiting lots of places of interest nearby,North York moors railway on the doorstep, Whitby, Eden camp.I also recommend, if you are a history lover, a stroll up to Pickering castle, interesting and there are some great views from there.

    « Nice quiet hotel »

    Very nice hotel . Our room wasn't very well ventilated. We couldn't leave the window open as it was on to the street so it felt & smelled a bit damp. The room was very clean and clean towels daily. Think if we stayed again I would risk going up the stairs for a bigger airier room. :The breakfast was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and recommend. ?

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Visited here for one night in Sept as a couple staying in one of the Superior rooms. From the moment we walked in the staff were welcoming and delivered 1st class service. Room very spacious, clean and well maintained. We had breakfast here again with excellent service from the staff, lots of choice, good quality food. Highly recommended.

    « OVER 36 YEARS NOW »

    We have been visiting this splendid hotel for over thirty six years, either as staying guests or calling in for meals during visits to North Yorkshire. This last weekend we were travelling to Whitby to celebrate the 90th birthday of a family member. Although not staying at the hotel on this occasion we still managed to call in for a couple of meals and three very pleasant evenings. Although obviously changes have been made over the years,the hotel is warm, welcoming and dare one use the word "Classy". Much credit must go to the manager Carol who seems to have worked at the Forest and Vale for the same number of years we have been visiting. In the bar, Ben and the team are friendly, efficient and fun. All the bedrooms are very clean, expertly decorated...and quiet. SO...whether it's a stay, or a meal or simply a pleasant evening in delightful surroundings, The Forest and Vale is an hotel I greatly recommend.

    « A welcoming, comfortable stay »

    We stayed for one night in one of the garden rooms. It was lovely - clean, extremely well equipped, and with a very good shower over the bath. The furniture was polished (it smelled great as we walked in) and not knocked about, as we often find. The staff were extremely helpful and provided a heater straight away for my elderly mother's room when I pointed out that she may be cold in the night (although the hotel wasn't cold). We had an excellent meal in the restaurant which wasn't overpriced. I had the vegetarian option of grape and Wensleydale tart which was absolutely delicious - (at last, a veggie meal which is imaginative and which doesn't contain goat's cheese!!!) It was a 'special' birthday treat for my Mom, and the hotel certainly helped make her weekend.

    « Lovely Quite Hotel »

    I have written this review after I returned home. I stayed at this hotel in late August for 7 nights as I wished to explore the area. Well I could not have found a better hotel although the hotel was part of a major chain of hotels it had the air of a family run hotel which was quite refreshing. All staff were pleasant, courteous and helpful at all times and could not be faulted. All guests from regulars to non regulars all received the same courteous treatment. I also ate there every night and the food was excellent one local lady eats her meals their every night and the staff would ensure she got the main courses and deserts she wanted. I had room overlooking the garden it was extremely peaceful and I slept extremely well every night I was their. It was also nice to be able to stroll around the large walled garden after meals as the weather was so lovely and warm when I was their. The only slight problem I had was the breakfast tables being tall I struggled to get my knees under the tables as they were quite low as a result I often knocked fruit juice or tea onto the table each time I tried to sit down. This hotel is good base to explore the North York Moors, Whitby, Scarborough and the North York Moors Railway. I would have no hesitation booking into this hotel again it was so lovely as well as being extremely clean and tidy.

    « Leisure break in Pickering »

    This is a very relaxed but efficiently run family owned hotel. The staff go out of their way to give a good service. The restaurant / bar provides reasonably priced dining and was full every night we were there. The Executive room was a good size and quiet. The hotel is well placed to explore the North York Moors. We enjoyed our stay.

    « Superb value for money. »

    Comfortable, quiet, excellent food,and all the staff were helpful and efficient, plenty of parking. We thoroughly enjoyed our break.Good position for visiting Whitby,Scarborough, Goathland and the NYM railway.

    « Short break »

    Very good indeed. Stayed in a superior room with a view of the walled garden. Room was very spacious with high ceilings. Our daughter had a sofa bed in the room which she found very comfortable. The shower / bathroom was spacious with a few nice complimentary toiletries. Shower was a little lacking in power but serviceable. The building itself was lovely with loads of character. Plenty of car parking. There were garden rooms too, which looked tempting for next time. Staff very friendly and attentive.

    « Great Lunch »

    Popped in for lunch with family Very friendly team with tasty food Nothing is too much trouble Very pleasant surroundings too - quiet and comfortable Highly recommended Worth booking In high season as gets very busy

    « Pickering Stay »

    Visited Pickering and stayed at the Forest & Vale Hotel as it is located right in the centre of Pickering with parking. Booking and check in were fine and our room was located through a small court yard in an annex. The room was a bit smaller then we expected and didn't have a view just the small area at the back of the hotel but it was clean and had a good size bathroom. We had a very comfortable stay.We had breakfast which was a little disappointing overall at times. However the staff were all very pleasant and had time for a chat as you were passing. It is an ideal base for exploring so somewhere we would return to in the future.

    « Very nice stay »

    This hotel had garden rooms extension which were superb. However the rest of the original hotel was very dated, albeit ,very clean and well kept. The reception area needs a little TLC. The lovely receptionist is "tucked away" which is a shame!

  • 5
    « wow amazing »

    We booked a superior room and were amazed when staff Ben took us to our room as it had the wow factor, it had a four poster bed with views overlooking the garden, the room was spotless and well maintained. After we had checked in we decided to have a drink in the bar there we met staff Ben again who couldn't do enough for us, he was interesting, informative, polite and we were made to feel really welcome and that was by all the staff. We also had a meal and the service and the food was amazing The Breakfast was also amazing. I hope many people see this review because the hotel and staff deserve all the recognition they receive.

    « Lovely Spot for Al Fresco Lunch »

    Took Mum to Pickering for lunch with my sister and decided to try the Forest Vale as it was a lovely day and they have a garden. The lady at reception was very pleasant, explaining that we needed to order in the lounge before going into the garden. A young man came to serve us and was, again, very pleasant explaining that we would need to pay upon ordering if we wanted to eat in the garden. Shame to think that some people have disappeared without paying! The garden is well kept with lots of mature trees and shrubs. There were half a dozen large tables with umbrellas. My only comment here would be that it would have been nice to have seat cushions. We all sampled different things for lunch, I had a very pleasant cheese & home made chutney sandwich with french fries - all tasty and good. My sister had a plain chicken salad and my Mum a plain ham salad - all good. It was very quiet the day we went (Tuesday) and we had no problem getting a table in the garden. It was a very relaxing lunch and we will definitely go again when we want to eat outside.

    « Charming Hotel and Friendly Staff »

    This is just a small hotel but is hard to fault. It is conveniently located and has a large car park and well kept gardens. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the building is delightful. Some may think it a bit dated, but that is part of it's charm. We have stayed here twice and opted for room 8 on both occasions as it was comfortable with a large bathroom. It faced the main street but noise at night was not a problem. Breakfasts are good and the evening meal was very enjoyable. There was a good choice of dishes on the dinner menu and I was particularly impressed that the staff walked an elderly lady diner home. Apparently she eats in the restaurant regularly and they like to see she gets home safely. How is that for service?!

    « A lovely weekend stay »

    Very impressed with the hotel overall. Room ticked all the boxes and despite looking out onto the main road was not noisy. Customer service provided was perfect. Staff were attentive and carried out their roles as they should be and often are not. Evening meals were very good in every way. A very enjoyable stay.

    « lovely hotel »

    we enjoyed a one night stay in this country hotel and everything about it was good. The staff were very friendly, the food good and the rooms comfortable. We would stay here again. The hotel is in a good position with a lovely garden to walk and relax in. The welcombe on arrival was very friendly and the lack of a lift was a slight drawback. The hotel although on a main road position was very quiet when we went to bed. The room was large and comfortable and had a nice view over the garden. We had all the facilities in our room that we needed and a large bathroom with a deep bath and a shower. We had a large tv and a huge comfortable four poster bed, which was very appealing after a longish drive through some glorious countryside to get to our destination. The evening meal was lovely served in a nice lounge. All the food was well served by the staff and the service was quick and efficient. The chef was very good and cooked our meal very well. All the food was fresh and tasty and good value. Both the evening meal and breakfast were large portions the bacon at breakfast was slightly overdone but it was still good and i was full for most of the day. i would definatly stay at this hotel again and if all best westerns hotels are of the same standard I would very happily stay with them again. I would reccomend this hotel highly everthing about it was good no complaints.

    « Nice hotel could do with a refit »

    This hotel is in a great location, and is a beautiful old building but I think it needs a refresh. I don't have any issue with the facilities but the decor could do with a total upgrade. My stay was great, room spacious, breakfast was tasty and the staff were all very helpful. I would stay here again but not as a preference as the White Swan is much nicer. It would be my second choice in Pickering. Good location and plenty of parking.

    « Stayed for a wedding »

    We are a family of 5 and stayed here the weekend of 29th July 2016 to attend a wedding The room was absolutely lovely , it was clean tidy and had everything you would need . The staff were very friendly and food was very good. We Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    « Excellent Stay »

    Really nice traditional hotel. All the staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. We arrived slightly earlier than the check in time and, as the rooms were ready, we were checked straight in there and then. One of the evenings we didn't want a full meal, but it wasn't a problem to pick off the lunch/light bite menu. Good selection for breakfast. We stayed in the superior rooms which were very clean and nicely appointed. Although the rooms overlooked the roundabout at the front of the hotel we didn't have a problem with any road noise during the night. Excellent large walled garden at the rear Overall an excellent hotel with VERY good staff - we will be returning & recommending to friends & family.

    « just brill »

    this hotel was on a main road roundabout and i thought here we go again no sleep how wrong was i we could not hear any traffic at all when we got there and checked in we were given a free upgrade to a superior room which was fantasic the gardens were big and quiet and well maintained breakfast was lovely staff could not do enough for us we only stayed one nght and it was brill

    « Three Night Break »

    A group of 12 friends (all 60 plus) stayed at the hotel and were very pleased with what we experienced. The hotel is an older one but with very comfortable rooms. Most of the group dined in the hotel for two of the nights and the food and service was excellent. Breakfasts were very good as well. The hotel is an ideal base for visiting the Yorkshire dales, villages and coast. I think the main asset of this hotel is the excellent staff and their friendly helpful attitude to guests. We noticed a elderly lady who dined in the hotel whilst we were there and when she had finished her meal one of the staff escorted from the hotel to her nearby home, how caring and kind was that. Brilliant well done to all the staff.

  • 4
    « Great Stay »

    The staff here are very pleasant and cant do enough for you. We arrived late afternoon and although they had stopped serving lunches we were able to get a really nice sandwich. Our room was very comfortable, large with a modern four poster, a roll top bath in the room and a very nice shower room, very powerful shower and twin basins. Sleep quality was excellent. The hotel is in a gorgeous setting and the gardens are lovely. Food was also excellent. We were attending a large dinner on the Saturday evening and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. Breakfast was as usual superb well cooked with lots of choice. This Best Western hotel is in sharp contract to the one we stayed in the week before in Torquay and I highly recommend it.

    « Best in Pickering »

    Good value for money for those wanting something that bit better. We got put in the wing annex which is the less desirable part. Breakfast is expensive and less good than the last time we stayed. Evening meals are to be recommended and are excellent value - don't look anywhere else. Upgrade if you can. In hot weather ask for just a blanket and a sheet as you are supplied with a heavy duvet.

    « A warm welcome in N.Yorkshire. »

    A short break turned into a very pleasurable stay. This hotel is a great base for visiting the town and the surrounding country. Worth booking a room upgrade as the rooms at the back are quieter and have a view of the garden . The hotel is right in the town and overlooks a busy road junction so front rooms may be noisy at peak times. Good value, service, food, beer, room and car parking. Plus Pickering is a small town that retains local character and shops. Easy walk to a choice of restaurants and NYMR. We are very likely to use this hotel again if up north in the future.

    « Silent as a graveyard »

    Warm welcome received from young lady on reception before being escorted to our room with offers of help with luggage. Very clean comfortable room with equally bright bathroom with luxury toiletries. There was a complimentary refreshment tray with biscuits and bottles water, which were replenished daily. Although our room overlooked a busy daytime road, in the evening it was as silent as a graveyard thus ensuring a good nights sleep. They have a large car park, a computer available for guests use, and situated at the rear of the hotel was a large well maintained garden in which to relax. Breakfast consisted of the usual full English, which was cooked to order.

    « Excellent hotel »

    Booked a a 4 night stay and I can say without doubt that the Forest & Vale is a really good hotel, with clean bright well equipped rooms, very helpful and friendly staff and easy car parking. The food is excellent, with a good varied menu and great value. This was our first stay at the Forest and Vale and we will be returning!

    « The Secret Garden »

    The Forest Vale Hotel is a splendid Georgian mansion that I hope I will return to often. The pleasure began with parking, which could not be easier in their large car park (Tip - the car park is before you reach the hotel travelling north on the A169.) Reception was friendly and welcoming, and I was struck by the elegance of the whole place. I had the good fortune to have a room overlooking the garden, pictures of which are appended. The view from the walled garden shows, on the right, the door to the garden room suite, which is where I stayed, in one of the rooms with their own garden and courtyard access. My corner room has two windows looking over the garden, as you can see from the two photographs. I will certainly book that room again if I get the opportunity. The bar serves real ales and good wine, and the lounge is very comfortable in a country house style. A rather elegant place in a way that only historic buildings manage to wear. Very friendly staff added to the pleasure of my stay. In the evening I had dinner on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which was splendid but meant I did not sample the hotel evening cuisine. Nevertheless, I enjoyed n excellent breakfast with a vast choice of alternatives to the standard Full English, albeit the latter being available. The tariff is not cheap for the area, but far from expensive. I was more than satisfied with the accommodation and the WiFi catered for any urge I felt to touch base with the 21st century. One of Best Western's jewels I'd say.

    « That many good reviews cant be wrong »

    If you need a hotel in this area, look no further. The Forest & Vale is a terrific hotel, with clean bright rooms, friendly staff, like Ben and Alun in the bar. The food is excellent, and its good value too. If you have not been to this area before its well worth a visit.

    « A Visit to Pickering and North Yorkshire »

    An excellent hotel - our second visit - and we shall return in the future. The hotel is close to all the facilities and an excellent base for touring North Yorkshire. Both Pickering Castle and the ancient Church are well worth visiting.

    « An excellent visit »

    We have just enjoyed a three day break at the Forest and Vale. Large car park. Well maintained gardens. Good location in the centre of Pickering. Ideal for touring North Yorkshire. All staff at the hotel were excellent. We received friendly and helpful attention at all times. Very clean and comfortable room overlooking the gardens. Delicious food. Compliments to the Chef. Free high speed wi-fi.

    « Friendly and welcoming »

    Spent a lovely weekend here, all the staff were really friendly and helpful. My daughter won a weekend break and kindly gave us the chance to visit the lovely little village of Pickering and enjoy a wonderful weekend stay at the Forest Vale Hotel. Rooms were very clean, bed comfy and excellent food would definitely recommend. Enjoyed our day at Whitby, but disappointed with Scarborough, a place I wouldn't rush back to.

  • 4
    « Nice location »

    We stayed for 2 nights. Plenty of car parking. We checked in, and a member of staff took us to our room, and just stood there, when all we wanted was to unpack and make a cup of tea. Breakfasts were good, and staff pleasant. Rooms were comfortable, but while in the bath, I could see that the toilet was not clean under the rim. Otherwise it appeared clean.

    « Excellent comfort and value »

    Stayed here for four nights in mid-June 2016. Really excellent, friendly and always helpful staff, very comfortable and quiet room, first-rate restaurant for evening meals.. not to mention delicious, prompt and hot Yorkshire breakfasts. Our first floor room meant a climb up the grand staircase (we are 'seniors') but there are ground floor rooms overlooking the beautiful gardens. The F+V is very well positioned for the many tourist attractions in North Yorkshire, close to bus stops for the coast and the steam railway.

    « True Yorkshire Hospitality »

    Fourth visit to this hotel and as always service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble, good value for money, staff were very friendly. Dinner menu was good and reasonably priced. This is true Yorkshire hospitality. A big thank you to the staff and especially the owner, Mrs C you are wonderful!

    « Lovely stopover »

    Lovely staff and very accommodating. Just a short walk from the town centre. Lovely rooms and the bed was amazing - didn't want to get out of it. Not the cheapest place but very comfortable. It also has nice grounds.

    « A superb and warm hotel »

    A lovely hotel with extremely courteous and attentive staff, the room was splendid. From the moment we arrived to the time of our checkout the service from all staff was exceptional, we felt genuinely welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to all.

    « An excellent stay! »

    Stayed one night here and it was wonderful. Helpful, friendly staff. Lovely room and bathroom with plenty of good quality toiletries. Didn't have an evening meal but did have breakfast which was plentiful and filling. Would stay here again without hesitation.

    « Business stay »

    I have stayed at this hotel several times (more than 10!) in the last 8 months or so and found it to be very good on every occasion. They have rooms with the main building, in a newer wing built to one side and and older part to the rear. This older part may be difficult for some, as the stairs are very steep. The rooms are all good though. I would not hesitate to stay again.

    « Visit 22nd to 24th May 2016 »

    Spacious and comfortable room. Delicious food. Beautiful garden. Lovely, friendly staff. We will definitely return to this hotel. Pickering is an ideal place in which to stay, as there are so many places of interest to visit in the vicinity.

    « good short break »

    Just spent four days at this hotel and it was very nice the staff was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them. Meals was good,rooms very clean, and bottled water laid on in the room, we shall visit again in the near future.

    « Lovely cosy small and friendly Hotel »

    We stayed two nights at this hotel, while visiting the North Yorkshire Railway Museum. The room we had was an executive room, very comfortable and a huge bathroom !! Breakfast was great all served and freshly cooked, couldn't fault anything. Very friendly helpful and friendly staff. If you are travelling by train to get to Pickering you have to get a bus from York station, I would recommend this hotel as its very convenient, right across the road from were the bus stops.

  • 5
    « Lovely hotel in a lovely location »

    Pickering is a lovely town in a lovely part of Yorkshire, perfectly located for exploring the North Yorks Moors by road or rail. It offers several decent places to eat and enough independent shops to hold your interest. The Forest & Vale hotel stands out as a paragon, even among Best Western hotels - comfortable, clean to a fault, professionally staffed and offering a warm welcome. Highly recommended. Frankly, we wished we'd booked for the whole week here rather than moving on to a second location. When we return to North Yorkshire, we'll be sure to renew our acquaintance with Forest & Vale.

    « Ideal for visiting family »

    My partner and I stayed in this hotel while visiting family for a few days in Pickering. The location is ideal and there are lots of things to do in the area such as shops, Indian restaurant, pubs, market on certain days and a good local bar in the high street. The hotel room was very clean and well kept and had a massive bathroom! Staff were all very polite and helpful and would recommend this hotel

    « Quiet Hotel with Huge Rooms »

    Stayed at the Forest & Vale for 2 nights as we completed our coast to coast hike. It was a very nice hotel with huge rooms. Very quiet. The front desk staff is efficient and friendly. Breakfast is fairly normal with hot items made to your order. Also ate dinner at the hotel for one night. The dinner was very good but we got the sense that the hotel is cutting back on their dinner services. Generally, it's now only available in the bar area.

    « Fantastic two night stay »

    Visited with a group of mixed ages for two nights on dinner bed and breakfast. From the moment we arrived, we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome, the entire team were friendly and welcoming. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    « What a lovely hotel »

    Stayed for three nights, Hotel's appearance outside and inside is outstanding. The reception staff and staff in general are very kind and helpful. The room was clean and of a high standard, only comments would be road noise and the bathroom could be more modern. However I would highly recommend this Hotel

    « Good but rather cold - overpriced and needs some work »

    My wife and I recently attended a wedding and stayed at the Forest and Vale overnight. The wedding went well and I can't fault the food either at the evening function or the breakfast the previous morning both of which were very good. However, we stayed in a 'superior' room but whilst the room was fine the only thing 'superior' about it was the large bed. The bedroom was fine but nothing special. There were only 2 teabags and the milk was long life and meant we threw the tea away as it was disgusting, so had to ask for extra teabags and a jug of milk. The taps in the bathroom were new fangled ones and, when I did manage to figure it out got wet through! The bar was like a throwback to the 1980s and totally lacked any atmosphere being as dull as the bedrooms. In this day and age it is so easy to install a bar with character and warmth. I wouldn't stay again as it was overpriced (£140 b&b) and you paid a premium for nothing really. Whilst we really enjoyed the wedding this was due to the company and not the venue.


    We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions and cannot fault anything. We have had different rooms each time and every one has been clean, comfortable, and generally excellent. The food is always excellent, as are the staff. This is a real homely hotel, where the staff remember you from year to year, and nothing is a bother. I have, and would, recommend this hotel to anyone. The hotel is idealy situated for the steam railway to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors as well as the historic town of Pickering. It is so good I have already booked our room for next year

    « Perfect stay »

    Booked this hotel for our family and also some friends for an overnight stay while at Dalby Forest. The hotel itself and each room that we saw had character and were very comfortable and spacious. The true heart of the hotel though are the staff. Who ever is in charge of hiring is doing a wonderful job. Without exception, every member of staff were naturally friendly and could not help enough. I would like to make a special mention to the accommodation of our bikes overnight in a function room. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Pickering or Dalby forest.

    « Loved our stay »

    Stayed for one night in a superior family room which was clean, bright and spacious. Upon arrival the reception staff were warm and friendly and this extended to all the staff during our stay. They were particularly lovely to our children and even remembered their names! We did not eat our evening meal here but did use the bar area which was nice and comfortable with a little courtyard leading off it. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to order. The location is excellent, right in the centre of Pickering. We would recommend this hotel and will definitely be back.

    « Great hotel »

    Stayed here quite a few times on business, a very welcoming hotel, with great clean and comformtable rooms Hotel is located very close to town centre just a two minute walk. Lots of good car parking spaces. Breakfast is outstanding If staying in Pickering would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    « Wedding party »

    Went to a wedding party at the hotel. Booked a superior room and was very pleased with the overall standard. The room featured a sofa, coffee table and tv. It was everything we needed and was a very comfy area with views over the gardens. The wifi was really good and was well used. The full English breakfast was very well cooked and overall we enjoyed our stay. I would not hesitate to book this hotel again

    « Enjoyable stay »

    Stayed at Forest and Vale for 2 nights mid week before Easter, on bed, breakfast and evening meal in a superior room. The room was spacious, clean, well furnished and had a very comfortable bed. The food was delicious with lots of choice, was well presented and served lovely and hot. The staff are so welcoming, polite, friendly and very helpful, nothing is too much trouble to them, even sent us home with a little present after my husband missed a dessert he was looking forward to. A small friendly hotel which we would highly recommend and would hope to return to.

    « West is best... It's Best Western :) »

    Excellent hotel/staff. Less than 5 mns walk to centre, shops, pubs, restaurants etc. Less than 10 mins walk to North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Not a steam train buff but enjoyed a return trip to Whitby, a grand day out! We got to hotel on the Sunday & left on the Wednesday. Didn't move the car once when we had got there. Felt so good not to have to drive anywhere.

    « Reminicence »

    My wife and I got engaged at this hotel 20 years ago. The hotel has been refurbished to a high standard and the staff were both friendly, welcoming and very helpful. We could not fault the Hotel or the staff in any way. Well Done!

    « Pickering, Yorkshire »

    The Best Western Forest & Vale Hotel in Pickering is an ideal place to stay for that home from home experience. We had a lovely garden facing room, comfortable bed and modern bathroom. WiFi worked a treat and the lounge area downstairs is very comfortable. Restaurant food is really good and wholesome just as you would expect in Yorkshire and very delicious! The hotel has a large car park and the establishment is ideally suited for walking into town or to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you can spend several days exploring the various villages and moors all the way up to Whitby. I will be returning to both hotel and railway.

    « meal »

    Whilst stopping in Pickering with family at New year we were recommended to come here to eat nice building and lovely decor with friendly atmosphere we enjoyed a very good bar meal reasonably priced and descent choice on the menu

    « Nice Stay »

    We had a lovely stay here over the Easter weekend! The staff were very polite and helpful! The breakfast was lovely and plentiful, they were always willing for more tea or toast! We had dinner here one night too which was also really nice and the staff were great! Our room was nice, but quite average. I'm sure our bed wasn't quite a double bed size but it was very comfortable.

    « A very homely small hotel »

    We wanted to visit a town i had only every driven through, so picked on the Forest and Vale. My first contact was by email asking about room styles and they suggested that a superior room would suit our needs. We originally booked for 2 nights B & B but added another night. We had a wonderful room, warm and clean and huge comfy bed. We had Sunday lunch which was superb and the service was fast and efficient. They also serve a very nice pint of Black Sheep, plus wine by the glass. Breakfast was of a high standard you expect from a Best Western Hotel. Plenty of parking and happy and smiling staff made for a wonderful break. Thank you one and all.

    « Weekend stay »

    Brilliant service Every one went out of their way to fit in round our time commitments We were visiting the preserved railway to see Flying Scotsman.The hotel is only a short walk from the railway and the town church

    « re visit after 35+ years,why have we left it so long ? »

    This really is gem of a hotel.Easy parking.most lovely room over looking the garden.the bed was possibly the most comfortable I have ever slept in.all food 1st class,as are the staff. Our 3 night stay was a very welcome break after ill health.

  • 5
    « Perfect service »

    As in the past the hotel services were excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable, selection of hot drinks in room as well as water. Both breakfast and dinner matched our expectations. The staff were attentive and provided a source of information about the area. One of the best hotels I have stayed in.

    « Only went for meal »

    Walked in off the street and got seated straight away. We had been on the north York moors railway all day so was was quite peckish. Excellent food and service. I thought reasonably priced for what we ate. Think they more geared up for older people eating there. Atmosphere was a little stuffy. But no complaints really. Was very quiet which is what you want really when your eating. Certainty would come back here again for food.

    « First Class Hotel with great views and a free up[grade to a Superior Room »

    Excellent service throughout. When we booked were offered a free upgrade to a Superior room, which was superior with gas fire and bath within the room as well as separate shower. Excellent breakfast. Needed at last minute to extend our stay and this was accommodated for us with no problems

    « Consistently good. »

    Ok. If you look at a some of my reviews, I title a lot of them Consistently good, because if to go to a place several times (And this was our 20th year going to the F & V) and have never missed a year, and you get a very clean hotel both in the public areas, bedrooms and bathrooms (Plus huge fluffy white towels), great food, both in quality and quantity and well presented, plus really helpful, efficient and polite staff, all at a fair price. Then by definition it is consistently good, which the Forest and Vale is. Plenty of parking, a lovely garden for sitting out in on hot evening over a glass or two of your favourite tipple.. You cannot go wrong. Go on spoil yourself.

    « Perfect one night stay »

    We have just returned from a lovely one night stay at this hotel. We had a large Executive room at the front of the hotel and although it wasn't one of the renovated rooms it was good. Spacious, clean and had everything we could have wanted in it included good quality toiletries and lovely big towels. Despite being at the front of the hotel on the road side we enjoyed a very quiet, comfortable and undisturbed nights sleep. Breakfast in the morning was of good quality, freshly cooked to order and hot toast and freshly made coffee and tea. Ample car parking and situated in the heart of this lovely market town. Staff were first class. Every single member of staff we encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient. We would definitely stay again if in the area.

    « Lovely weekend away in the Yorkshire Dales »

    Well set out, quiet room. Staff could not have been more helpful. Food was first class. We went on a wet Feb weekend but gardens look like they would be pleasant in summer. Plenty of car parking space. Two minutes walk from the delights of the town centre.

    « Quirky but friendly and fun »

    Lovely friendly hotel situated right in the heart of Pickering, with ample parking. All the rooms looked different, ours was huge. Slightly dated/tired decor but that didn't spoil it, kind of added to the quirky charm. Food was great. Would definitely got back.

    « Nice Hotel »

    We booked the hotel on a B&B basis as when we stayed a couple of years ago and the meal was awful. The hotel did give us our money back for the meal at the time, we said we would come back on a B&B basis next time we stayed. The bedroom was immaculate, good breakfast with good choice and the staff were friendly. The hotel in general is clean and tidy but some areas of the hotel look jaded and could do with a makeover. We would stay again

    « Top Quality Stay »

    Very good hotel in a good location with a good breakfast. However the staff are excellent and really made it a very good quality experience. Extreamly comfortable clean and warm room on a very cold night. We felt like valued customers and we will return.

    « best night sleep in a long time »

    staff were very helpful the rooms are lovely we had a bed as big as a room the room was huge we had a bedroom with a alcove at the other end of the room with a settee chair lounge bit and tv it was so nice we had a free cup of tea coffee and biscuits provided in the room the bathroom was nice only problem was the fan in the bathroom i avoided putting the light on at night but there was lots of lamps and wall lights to use so i could see very quiet room we had a superior room the room was clean the settee could have done with a bit of attention we had a upgrade free due to visiting on more than a few occasions we went to a 21st birthday do we have friends in the area a few people went to other b&b they charged about the same for a standard room in the forest and vale they were freezing the accommodation they choose was terrible no heating middle of no where down a dirt tract we had a room in the centre of Pickering the only negative thing was the price of sandwiches and the £5 00 room charge we went out for a snack plenty of cafes but most close 230pm we were allowed to take food to our room the breakfast is fantastic im veggie i had a veggie breakfast fresh juice lots of choice me and my husband love going overnight its a bit pricey if you wanted to stay longer fine for us we are looking forward to our next visit you even get a free newspaper in the morning im disabled they have ground and outside ground for easy access it was icy that night we stayed the staff had put plenty of sand salt down to prevent slipping outside hope this review helps

  • 5
    « comfortable and quiet »

    had a very good short stay at the Forest and Vale in Pickering, North Yorkshire. The bedroom was big with plenty of space for clothes, lots of armchairs and a lovely bed. Very comfy and clean. I was in a quiet room overlooking the garden. Nice meal in the bar, which was very informal and cosy. Nice people; happy to look after bags as I arrived early.

    « Deserves top rating »

    We have just completed a perfect 4 night New Year stay here. All staff (bar, restaurant, housekeeping and reception) very friendly nothing is too much trouble for them. Food excellent and both restaurant and bar friendly and relaxing. Accommodation extremely clean and comfortable. Already booked a return visit.

    « Christmas party »

    The Party was flawless until a barman called "Ben" became hostile when he asked by a party member for a drink unaware the bar had just closed. Ben replied with, bar closed ten minutes ago and your getting thrown out in ten minutes so i would advise you to warn your party. I mentioned to Ben I've never been thrown out from an establishment to date. Ben said I'm going to remove my tie then throw you out, with this i warned my colleagues and we all left the building and waited outside. This was all said in the presence of another male member of staff

    « Great customer service »

    This app needs a 4.5 button. This stay was pretty much perfect for me. I spoke with the hotel twice before booking and the customer service was exceptional. This continued throughout the stay. All the staff are friendly and it seems nothing is too much trouble. The superior room I booked was very nice. Large with a sofa and arm chair. It was nice to have somewhere comfortable to sit. The bed was so comfy. The room was very clean but maybe a little dated. Breakfast was a good quality and had a good choice of cereals, etc The only slight negative was I could here the plumbing when in bed. The main part of the hotel is quite old so expected I guess. I didn't hear any outside noise though. I would stay again. Really enjoyed it.

    « Easy »

    Every time we visit n Yorks we make a point of visiting this hotel and bar. We don't stay in it per se as we prefer but lower key but no it's the bar that's caught our imagination. The place is well placed for watching the world go by. Sounds bit odd but the Windows face out to the roundabout which is entertaining itself. The staff are efficient and professional but not over the tops. The drinks are good and there's good food on offer to boot. Hate to generalise but like al great westerns they're consistently good quality and not yr run of mill. Everyone's a little quirky no bad thing. Not formulaic. Give it a whirl?

    « best weekend ever »

    Wonderful welcoming & friendly staff . we were very comfortable & very well looked after . It made the weekend a delight . Great food in lovely surroundings . We'll be sure to come back .The Restaurant & Bar were all we could want to make it a great weekend

    « Superb superior room »

    A warm and friendly welcome. Lovely room with views onto the gardens and a huge comfy bed with quality linen and furnishings. Dinner in the bar was nicely presented but wasn't to my taste. The accompanying veggies to my roast pork dinner came sprinkled with some kind of crystallised orange zest which was quite unpleasant. Room was a tad pricey at £100+ for a mid-week room only rate for single occupancy, but I would stay here again if in the area.

    « Lovely 2 night stay »

    Had a lovely 2 night stay for my birthday.We stayed in an executive room which was very comfortable and well appointed. We ate in the hotel on one of the nights and it was very good. The thing that makes this hotel so special though is the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff.Nothing is too much trouble, they even found us an umbrella to use as we were heading out in the rain one evening.

    « Friendly and welcoming hotel. »

    Stayed here 2 nights, my husband and I having a double standard and my parents had a twin superior room. Both were extremely comfortable, clean with lots of toiletries, drinks, a hair dryer and trouser press. Our shower was great, really powerful. The staff were extremely welcoming and ssssoooo friendly, could not fault any one of them. We had a delicious evening meal the first night and breakfast each morning had plenty of choice. Free wifi, although a little hit and miss in our room, strong in the bar/restaurant. High speed router in our room if needed to plug laptop in to. I would not hesitate in staying here again in the future.

    « Overnight stay in Pickering »

    Forest & Vale is an elegant traditional hotel well situated for the small town of Pickering. My room was traditionally furnished, clean, with a huge bathroom and lashings of hot water for a long soak in the bath, very welcome after a walk over the Hole of Horcum. Top marks for a full length mirror in the room and plug near a mirror for the hairdryer - so often a problem in places I have stayed in, so well done Forest & Vale. I asked for a quiet room and it was at the back away from the road;however, I found that the extractor fan in the bathroom didn't turn off, but this was quickly and efficiently rectified once I contacted reception. Thank you Alan. The central heating system was really noisy though and kept me awake, and woke me up early this morning. Not sure if this would not have been a problem in other rooms - may be I was near the boiler (room 9). On the whole though a good stay, lovely staff who were helpful - good Wifi in my room. Cannot comment on the food as I did not eat there - and felt that £14 for breakfast was a little over the top.

  • 5
    « Very relaxing stay »

    We had a 2 night stay and stayed in room 3 which overlooked the main road but any traffic noise was minimal, the room was a superior room, and we have never stayed in a hotel room that was as large as this, and the bathroom was so big and the huge bed was very comfy. From the moment we checked in to the time we left we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We ate out the 2 nights we stayed but the food looked lovely as we had drinks in the bar before going out. The choice of breakfast was very good and the food and the staff excellent, we have stayed at Best western hotels many times but this hotel is by far the best and the staff are very helpful and effiecent.

    « Weekend stay »

    Lovely hotel. Lovely rooms. However, no internet in our room. Breakfast very nice. Plenty of choice. The lounge area is lovely for a meal or drinks. We stopped in October but the gardens would be lovely in the summer. Friendly staff and a very large car park. Convenient for Pickering station and Eden camp isn't far.

    « Watty's on tour »

    Visited pickering and decided to stay at Forest and Vale, excellent hotel with quality staff. Couldn't do enough for us during our stay. Would highly recommend,5*. Room was very clean and very warm, ideal as outside wasn't. Also visited spice4u Indian restaurant recommended by the hotel receptionist which was also very nice. Definitely return but probably in the summer time, weather was the only disappointment.

    « Faultess stay for the War weekend »

    Originally just booked for the Friday & Saturday for the annual war weekend but enjoyed our stay so much we decided to stay Sunday as well. We had a faultless stay. Perfect location for nipping back & forth whilst in town. Spacious room(6) which is a superior overlooking the gorgeous gardens with a nice little sitting area to add to your comfort. It's at the rear, really quiet with no traffic noise. House keeping was exceptional, keeping us clean, tidy & stocked up on essentials throughout our stay. Food. We had dinner as part of our package on the Friday & Saturday. 3 courses of just the right portion size, cooked to perfection. Breakfast. Plentiful & cooked to order. Some of the tastiest bacon I've had. Bar area. Warm & friendly. I'll finish with a thank you to all of the FANTASTIC staff we encountered. Apologies if I haven't mentioned you all be name. From the BOSS Jacqueline to Carol on reception & restaurant. Ben in the bar(saved our stomachs late on the Friday as nowhere to find a light bite in the town. Sorted us sandwiches & fries, what a star!!) Plus everyone else who we encountered as you all had a smile & few words for us. Thanks again. Dave & Sue

    « NYMR wartime weekend visit »

    2nd year staying at this hotel in the centre of Pickering for the wartime weekend, it never disappoints, friendly staff, nothing to much trouble, excellent food. Nice to see the same faces as last year, have booked for next year so see you all then, many thanks for a very pleasant weekend

    « An Excellent Experience. It will be hard to better this. »

    We were on a short break and chose this hotel from TripAdvisor reviews. I'd used a Best Western hotel outside Paris 18 months ago and was very happy with the experience and hope to find the same standard, I couldn't have been more wrong...THIS WAS MUCH BETTER! It started when we checked in. Our Executive Room had been upgraded to Superior. From there is just got better and better. All the staff we came into contact with were helpful, pleasant and seemed to very much enjoy working here. It couldn't be further from 'Fawlty Towers'. The building is a 200 year old listed Georgian Manor House. In keeping with this, it is elegant and very well appointed. Despite the age of the building it is well appointed and lacks for nothing. Indeed I've tried hard but I cannot find anything to grumble about! * We travelled at the end of season, but in summer, there are gardens to enjoy and sit in for coffee or an evening drink. The hotel is well placed for visiting the North Yorkshire Moors and indeed the reception area offers information leaflets about a number of attractions. We stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. It has spoilt me for the future...unless of course another Best Western hotel can match this, or we come back. * The only point I will say is this booking was made through the Best Western website and I could find nothing there to tell be what the difference between the various room classifications of Standard, Executive, Superior and De-luxe was.

    « Best Georgian house in Pickering »

    We stayed for one night in an executive room. A large bed, comfortable armchairs, plenty of lights and plug sockets for all the gadgets, free wifi which didn't cut out like some hotels and a large bathroom. Our first visit but not our last I hope. The staff are lovely, young, friendly and make you feel very welcome. We ate in the bar and had a fabulous meal. The breakfast was good and we had a table looking out onto the garden, beautifully maintained, well worth exploring. I can see why it is popular for weddings. The car park is large and free, which means you can take off to York or Whitby on public transport. Even though we had checked out we were allowed to leave the car there for the day.

    « Repeat visit »

    As per the other reviews, good hotel, friendly staff and amazing Yorkshire breakfast (set me up for the day) need some air con in the rooms, mine had none. Location is the best for Pickering and free car parking for hotel users

    « Forest & Vale Pickering is ideal location »

    Hotel is located in the lovely town of Pickering and just a few minutes walk to all the amenities including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which runs to Whitby. The hotel is just a couple of minutes away from the local bus services to Whitby, Scarborough. It was great to park the car on arrival and just use public transport to take us to some great walks. The hotel was comfortable and the staff friendly. We felt that our room rate should include breakfast which was £14 each. So we took breakfast at a local café. However, the evening meal we had at the hotel was excellent which we took in the very relaxing lounge bar. .

    « Convenient and more than competent »

    I stayed one night here a fortnight ago. Good location, good parking, and good food. My room (on the top floor of their annexe, which they call something like "The Apartment") was on the small side, but was nice and quiet and well equipped. The shower was very good. Dinner was good; breakfast very good, with good friendly service.

  • 5
    « Fabulous food and service »

    We had lunch at this hotel with the dog in their beautifully kept garden. Dogs were more than welcome with water provided. The food was wonderful, we all had a fantastic roast and the kids could have a smaller portion. The service was brilliant and so friendly. Highly recommended.

    « Bank holiday break »

    We had booked an executive room which was very nice, spacious and clean. Decor was a little dated and even though the room overlooked the main road there wasn't too much road noise and we kept the window open. We had bed and breakfast , but ate in the town in the evenings. Choices at breakfast were plentiful and staff were very attentive. The only downside was the smell of cooking that was always around reception and on the staircase we had to use which wasn't very pleasant, more a smell of fat rather than food.

    « Short Break in Yorkshire »

    The hotel is excellent value and is an ideal location for touring around North Yorkshire. We had travelling in from York having spent the day there and then travelled onto Whitby using the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway from Pickering on the second day and spent a day on the breach at Scarbrough on our last day. Our booking was for for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis, the food was of a very good quality especially the breakfast choices. We only had one evening meal at the hotel on the day of our arrival as we arrived late evening and were tied however, food stops being served fairly early as it does elsewhere in Pickering which may cause problems if you intend to and arrive late and eat .The staff were friendly and very helpful especially with the luggage as we stayed in one of the cottage rooms No 19 and there was a number of steps to negotiate. All in all great location and first class comfort and value.


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Depuis : les périphéries. Le Best Western Forest & Vale est situé à la jonction de l'A170 et l'A169.