Hollins Hall is an Manor house set in a lovely location with views of the Yorkshire countryside and certainly lives up to every expectation. Approached by winding paths with views of fine greenery and nestled next to a 18 hole golf course arriving at the hotel really does take your breath away.
A wonderful welcome was followed with a smooth and easy check-in the staff who made it a priority to be at your service and ensure we were settled in from the minute we went through the door.
Hollins Hall features a wealth of period luxury and a stunning picturesque view as you step into your room - the room certainly had the 'wow' factor. All the essentials from tea/coffee, hairdryer, a fan, and mini toiletries, beautiful thick fluffy white towels. .
The room was spacious clean and the décor worked well the modern traveller but even with all the modern conviences the room maintained the elegant period touches including the beautiful stone mullion windows which embraced the history of the hotel.
After freshening up we went to grab a bite to eat, enjoying afternoon tea accompanied with a glass of wine. The selection of food was lovely and my 'sweet tooth got the better of me and we enjoyed warm scones, light and soft, perfectly complemented by the clotted cream and strawberry jam. Continuing on that theme the selection of deserts were excellently presented and were definitely luxury at its finest.
The hotel boasts a magnificent 18-hole golf course great for golf lovers or if you're looking to brush up on your skills then practice your putting skills in the training area. If you forget any of your essential golf equipment then a visit to the golf shop will provide everything you need for a great round of golf.
Other amenities, include a fitness centre with a sauna and a solarium, and an indoor pool and whirlpool tub. If you're looking to pamper yourself then you have a wide choice from massages, nails and you can even take a visit to the on-site hairdressers that will leave you feeling fabulous. The tranquil atmosphere is perfect while you lay in the Jacuzzi and gaze out onto the views that look out upon the countryside.
Dinner was situated in Heathcliffes restaurant and boasted a superb menu as well as a number of specials of the day.
While we were waiting to be seated, we enjoyed a selection of canapés which was a lovely touch before the meal, taking in the ambience enjoying the warm open fireplace.
To start, I ordered the warm brie baked in bread crumbs which was well presented and melt in the mouth. Then as a fish lover I went for the whole oven baked sole for my main it was the best I have ever tasted! The flavours were divine and the course as a whole was just perfect, I was suitably impressed. For dessert I enjoyed Fig tart - I couldn't fault it.
Breakfast didn't disappoint either. With a selection of the quintessential full English cereals, cheeses, ham, croissants and fruit, everyone was catered for. It was well displayed and everything was continually being filled up. Tea and coffee was brought to you by staff on request and a selection of juices were also available.
We opted for breakfast in our room.
The exclusive 5-star country house hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies. With a choice of beautiful functions rooms, (when we were there a wedding was taking place and the happy couple seemed to be treated as royalty) wedding cuisines, the historic and elegant architecture makes for a perfect wedding.