I stayed at Oulton Hall with a friend as part of a discounted package with a treatment at the spa included. The hotel itself is set within beautiful surroundings and there is a very impressive drive up to the hotel through the grounds. Upon arrival the staff were very pleasant, though it was the first time I had been faced with the potentially embarrassing situation of a gentleman carrying my bags to my room for me!
The spa facilities were wonderful and I had a fantastic massage there. I also used the pool and fitness facilities which again were of a very high standard indeed.
We ate in the attached restaurant which involved a small stroll outside to reach, but the evening was clear so this was absolutely fine. The food and service was both outstanding. The following day we ate breakfast within the hotel and the buffet options available were the best I think I've ever seen. I loved the separate pots you took to allow you to scoop honey off the comb and take it back to your table. We had a drink in the exquisite library area, which gives you a stunning view across the countryside.
Definitely worth another visit.
De Vere Oulton Hall Hotel is situated 20 minutes from Leeds in the picturesque region of Oulton, Rothwell. It is the North's only 5* hotel, and yet it is not overpriced, with rates being less for B&B than some 3 and 4* city centre hotels.
Parking is free of charge and the hotel is absolutely stunning. Set in acres of well kept golf courses, with a welcoming, winding main entrance, the hotel looks absolutely amazing. The inside is just as impressive with a marble entrance, doorman, piano room, champagne bar and luxurious dining room. The hotel has a large spa and gym with a full size swimming pool.
Victoria Beckham had her hen night there, Elton John has stayed there, so as you can see it is popular with the posh set. The staff are extremely nice and the rooms are stunning. To the rear there are gardens with a decked seating area, large fountain and you often see partridge and squirrel running amongst the trees.
I love it so much I am having my wedding reception and evening entertainments here - and I cannot wait. If you want a touch of true luxury then De Vere Oulton Hall is the only place in Yorkshire (or indeed the North) to go. It is perfect for a decadent weekend away or a very special occasion - and at Christmas and New Year it's themed (high class theming, not fancy dress!) events are always sold out.
Don't be put off by the slightly higher price of the drinks (£4 - £5) as in the setting, they are well worth it. Everything is served in fine china, crystal glasses, and with the maximum of fuss (nice fuss). It is truly perfect and I cannot recommend it highly enough. 5 out of 5 for a wonderful 5* establishment.
Oulton Hall Hotel is old grandeur (ish, mostly 18th century, but definitely looks the part) sited prominently on its own sweeping hillside parkland surrounds, commanding a view to the far Eastern distance.
Fantastic interiors in the main building, huge rooms, vast ceilings, sweeping staircases.
By all accounts, the building has not always been so grand; it was actually listed as derelict in 1974. In 1991 De Vere Hotels acquired the lease, rescued the Hall and apparently spent £20 million in the process on restoration and expansion, transforming it into the current 5* hotel set in its 300 acres of parkland, gardens, a 27-hole golf course and spa Downton Abbey eat your heart out!
Behind the old Hall, there are so many rooms you need a navigation aid, especially if they send you to room 276 round the back because you got it really cheap on LateRooms with so many beds to occupy, great bargains to be had in mid winter, definitely try your luck!
Breakfast a real treat, genuine full on service, wide choice of hot and cold, proper fruits and juices and a teapot with a spout that doesn't dribble and drip all over the table cloth corr blimey, great.
I cannot fault Oulton Hall in Rothwell, Leeds for being absolute 5* luxury. From it's perfectly manicured golf courses to it's multimillion pound spa development it has all the extras and then some. The interior of the hotel is exquisite with antique furniture and lavish furnishings and the staff are out of this world in tail coats and shined shoes. The whole place is ultimate luxury and indeed this is the only 5* hotel in Yorkshire and rightly so! It isn't even that expensive with a midweek stay in a double room only £100 with breakfast - an amazing bargain considering some 3* in the area charge this much. It has so much to offer, that I implore you to try it out. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars out of 5 as it exceeds my high expectations. Everything I wanted and more is at Oulton Hall and I cannot wait to stay there again. The food is absolutely divine and the wines too. I love it.
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