The Majestic Hotel

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10-350
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£65.00
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The Majestic Hotel Map PinRipon Road Harrogate
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, which is why you need a venue that takes your breath away. Our stunning Victorian property, The Majestic Hotel, is just that. There’s exquisite gardens that look over the town, stunning period features throughout, and an incredible team of professionals to ensure your special day is everything you’ve dreamt of.

Description

Welcome to The Majestic Hotel, a palatial and stately Victorian property from The Cairn Collection that sits in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Built in 1899, the hotel is surrounded by acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that overlook the town. With 15 function rooms, a fully equipped Spa and Health Club, and parking available at a cost, our hotel is the perfect destination for both business and pleasure.

Harrogate’s spa credentials trace back to 1571, when William Slingsby brought Harrogate’s sulphurous water to the attention of Queen Elizabeth’s physician. The water from the Tewit Well was judged to be very similar to that found at the Wallonian town of Spa, and so English aristocrats were encouraged to visit the new English spa.

The grand Majestic Hotel was built in the 19th Century at the height of Harrogate’s fame and prosperity and was the first modern Victorian hotel built to accommodate Harrogate Spa’s growing popularity.

When it formally opened on 18 July 1900, the newly completed Majestic resembled a great railway station hotel, proving itself to be a roaring success. A new Kursaal, now the Royal Hall arts centre, was opened in 1903 just below The Majestic, with many of its guests going on to lodge at the lustrous hotel. However, disaster struck some 20 years later when the top floors of the hotel caught fire, costing over £50,000 to restore.

The outbreak of WWII saw the Majestic requisitioned by the British government, who intended to move the Air Ministry up to Harrogate. Despite of this, the management of the hotel received permission to reopen for Christmas. Sadly though, war reached The Majestic on 12 September 1940, when three bombs struck the hotel which was targeted in the knowledge that it was occupied by the Air Ministry.

In the years before the First World War, Europe’s spas were frequented by royalty. Prince Henry of Prussia stayed at The Majestic while organising an Anglo-German car rally in Yorkshire, the extremely wealthy and extremely handsome Maharajah of Patiala was also a guest, as were a number of Russian grand duchesses.

 

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Package £3,999 Join us in the Edwardian Billiard Room to have a Wedding of your dreams. Spend a day in the sun, have your drinks reception outside and enjoy a private bar ... View Offer

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Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5 - based on 3 reviews

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by on Fri, 11th May, 2018

It might be unfair to write a review 2 years after the wedding as the staff will have changed, but as you're asking, I will tell you that our experience was dreadful. We didn't have the whole wedding at the Majestic than goodness , only the wedding service itself but we had many guests staying Saturday night and/or Sunday night. ... Read More

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by on Fri, 11th May, 2018

Our wedding at the majestic hotel was just amazing and everything we could have wished for the team were fantastic with us and made us feel very special I couldn’t fault one thing about it my guests also had the best day which meant a lot I wish I could do it all again I would most definitely recommend this ... Read More

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by on Fri, 11th May, 2018

We had a wonderful weekend at the Majestic Hotel for our wedding. From the moment we arrived on the Friday morning to the Sunday after the wedding, we were very well looked after. David and his team could not have done more for us. The food and the setting were fantastic and the reception room looked well....majestic. It was beautifully ... Read More