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Find Out More About The Craiglands Hotel

Hotel • Spa • Restaurant

The Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley is a grand, Victorian hotel with a rich history dating back 162-years. The hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishments with a luxury new spa and a refurbished 500-capacity ballroom following a £2.2million investment. The hotel boasts 63 beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms, the Verbeia Spa & Fitness suite, the Brasserie1 restaurant and bar and professional conference facilities. It’s easy to see why guests return to The Craiglands hotel time and time again.

The Hotel

Luxury • Sophistication • Comfort

The Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley has a team of dedicated professionals ready to make your stay memorable whether you’re joining us for business or pleasure.

We have 63 beautifully appointed rooms, each with its own spacious en-suite and all the features you would expect from a modern, comfortable hotel. Guests can enjoy satellite TV, 24 hr room service, free Wi-fi and free parking.

The Location

Idyllic • Tranquil • Convenient

Whether you’re visiting West Yorkshire for business or pleasure you won’t find a hotel with a better location.

We are just a 5-minute walk from Ilkley town centre, a short 10-minute drive to the Yorkshire Dales and Leeds Bradford International Airport is only 9 miles away. There really is something for everyone just a short walk or drive away.

The Past

Hydropathy • Wellness • Spa

The Craiglands Hotel was built in 1859 at the peak of the hydrotherapy movement, when waters from the streams were widely considered to have healing properties.

The Craiglands was considered one of the largest and beautifully located purpose-built hydropathic establishments in the country, offering its visitors mustard pads, massage, baths and “tonic air” from the moors. Visitors included Charles Darwin, who took its waters just before the publication of his controversial and world-changing book The Origin of Species in 1859.

The Present

Sleep • Work • Relax

Ilkley’s historic hotel The Craiglands is re-opening its doors with a new team, a luxury new spa and a refurbished 500-capacity ballroom following a £2.2million investment.

In arguably one of the most beautiful locations in the UK, the team at The Craiglands are proud to continue contributing to Ilkley’s attractions and its near 200-year reputation as a place to visit for health, happiness and rejuvenation.

Why Stay with Us?

The Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests of The Craiglands hotel can expect a comfortable stay in one of our delightful guest rooms and enjoy access to our spa & fitness facilities*, complete with Aromatherapy treatments, Hydro Pool, Bespoke made Mud Rasul Chamber, Sauna and Steamrooms.
(*charges apply)

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