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September in Harrogate

At The Grafton we are extremely proud to have achieved Gold award from Harrogate in Bloom in the Harrogate and District Guest House Association category. We work hard to be the very best at everything we do and we were extremely proud to have been acknowledged for our hard work. Harrogate is a beautiful town in the heart of Yorkshire, whether you are coming for work or pleasure Harrogate does not disappoint. At The Grafton we offer affordable and luxurious accommodation, with one of the best breakfasts in Harrogate. We take pride in our great facilities, offering a friendly and welcoming environment for all our guests to enjoy. Whether you are coming to Harrogate for work or pleasure The Grafton is the perfect place to stay this October.

Guest Feedback

Here are a few comments from guest who have stayed with us over the past month.

“Great place to stay”

I like Harrogate and welcome the opportunity to stay whenever I can. The hotels are expensive and so I decided to look around and avoid the main-stays and chose a bijou type accommodation. It was a great move as I came across the Grafton. It is conveniently placed near to the town centre. There is parking and we arrived to a pleasant welcome. The arrangements were completed easily having booked on line. The rooms are small but pristine. Spotlessly clean with immaculate on suite facilities, there is the added bonus of tea making facilities a plenty and toffees and biscuits . The beds are supremely comfortable and after a good night’s sleep we went to the dining room and enjoyed an excellent breakfast with an extensive selection of cerials, fruits and choices of cooked breakfasts to suit all tastes with vegetarian options served with helpful and considerate staff. All in all, full marks and we will return.

“Why pay hotel prices when you can have this – Northern hospitality at its best”

We booked a room at the Grafton to celebrate my mum’s birthday in August and what a super place this is. We were greeted by the fresh smell of flowers as you walked through the door and then given a very warm welcome by the owner who was very helpful in showing us where to find certain attractions and places to visit. The decor was very ’boutique’y’ and it is clear that the owners have put a lot of passion into making this place look stylish and cared for. It was incredibly clean, tidy and comfortable and the location was spot on for anyone who fancied a pleasant and short stroll into the town (rather than driving and finding parking.) Pleasantly quiet with no traffic roaring past your window. I can honestly say this place would take some beating compared to the overpriced hotels in Harrogate. A cute little bar in the lounge was a nice touch for a B&B and the breakfast were excellent (the walnut bread was to die for….may I have the recipe please?) The waitress was very attentive and made sure that we wanted for nothing. I’d would definitely come here again. All in all I have very happy memories of a lovely long weekend in Harrogate. Thank you!

“Quality shines through at this pristine boutique B&B”

The overall quality of this small boutique B&B would match any contemporary four star hotel and that makes for exceptional value for money. We couldn’t have asked for a better bedroom and their award-winning breakfast also impressed in both quality and choice. That said the only slight disappointment was with the scrambled eggs, which had a blancmange texture and lacked flavour. There’s a cosy lounge and a residents bar. Staff are extremely attentive and we were made very welcome. The B&B lies in a quiet leafy street and we managed to park right outside. And you can walk to the town centre in under ten minutes. The Grafton would definitely be our choice when returning to Harrogate.

What’s On in Harrogate this October?

There is always something going on in Harrogate and this month is no exception. Here are just a few of the many events taking place this month:

Harrogate Theatre

3rd October SHAPPI KHORSANDI – MISTRESS AND MISFIT

4th October JASON BYRNE – THE MAN WITH THREE BRAINS

6th October SIMON AMSTELL; WHAT IS THIS?

7th October HYENA LOUNGE KIDS COMEDY OCTOBER 2017 PART OF COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017

8th October BEC HILL/SARAH KENDALL/MAISIE ADAM PART OF HARROGATE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017

10th October GRAEME SWANN’S GREAT BRITISH SPIN OFF WITH HENRY BLOFELD: THE SECOND INNINGS

11th October PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH

12th October ANDY PARSONS – PEAK BULLSH*T PART OF HARROGATE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017

13th October PAUL CHOWDHRY: LIVE INNIT PART OF HARROGATE COMEDY FETIVAL 2017

14th October HYENA LOUNGE COMEDY CLUB CLOSING WEEKEND GALA 2017

18th – 21st October ROCK OF AGES HARROGATE ST ANDREWS PLAYERS

26th – 28th October THE GHOST TRAIN HARROGATE DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Royal Hall

5th October STEWART LEE – CONTENT PROVIDER

10th October JIMMY CARR – THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR – NEW DATE

14th October A GALA NIGHT OF OPERA HARROGATE CHORAL SOCIETY

16th October TAMED PROF ALICE ROBERTS

20th October RAF IN CONCERT 2017

22nd October MILTON JONES IS OUT THERE

24th October RAY MEARS – BORN TO GO WILD

26th October THE ELVIS YEAR 2017

27th October TRUE NORTH; MUSIC DANCE ARTS & THE PAUL MIRFIN BAND

28th October OLD TIME MUSIC HALL FRIENDS OF HARROGATE HOSPITAL

29th October KEN DODD HAPPINESS SHOW 2017 PRESENTED BY ROYAL RESTORATION TRUST

30th October A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING 2017

Harrogate Convention Centre

6th – 7th October GREG DAVIES YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST

28th October SQUEEZE

Elsewhere

7th October THE FIREBIRD ULTRAVIOLET SPECTACULAR AT RIPON LEISURE CENTRE

9th October CELEBRITY CONCERT WITH RAPHAEL WALLFISCH AND JOHN YORK CATHEDRAL CONCERT SOCIETY – RIPON

19th 22nd October MOBILE AS PART OF 2’S COMPANY 2017

We hope you enjoy every minute of your time in Harrogate and everything that it has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The Grafton

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