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Business Travel Tips In Harrogate

Harrogate is a popular spa town located in North Yorkshire. The town is well known for a variety of reasons including its world famous spa water, architectural beauty and being ranked as one of the happiest places in the UK to live. Harrogate is also considered a relatively wealthy place to live, attracting many businesses to trade in the area, providing excellent retail opportunities. Subsequently, this factor helps to attract business men from all over the world. As the town is not on the doorstep of the UK’s major cities (with exception to the 35 minute train journey to Leeds) it’s important that you research the essentials before arriving on your trip. Particular travel components that need consideration include which hotel to stay at, where to eat and what transport links you can benefit from. Below are some handy hints to help when you visit Harrogate.Harrogate Conference Centre.


Being on a business trip away from home means you will be looking for somewhere that has everything you need for work commitments whilst offering the comforts of home. Ideally, a hotel that meets these requirements and is in close vicinity to your meeting or conference is the best option. Considering these necessities, we have compiled a must-stay variety of hotels below….

The Bijou
A 5 star bed and breakfast hotel located on the edge of central Harrogate, The Bijou has a unique and very homely feel sprinkled with luxury. This top of the range hotel ensures a great night’s sleep in comfort and luxury.

Hotel Du Vin
The Hotel Du Vin, established in the 1930s, is a 4 star hotel set within Georgian architectural gem. Get the rest you need with luxury handsprung mattresses and fine Egyptian linen. To wind down after a long day the flat screen TV offers access to only the best channels. For that evening soak, the timelessly style bathrooms, deep baths and powerful drench showers will fully relax you, making Hotel Du Vin difficult to leave.

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa, Golf
Rudding Park is the No.1 Hotel in the UK, awarded by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2013. Considered one of the most stunning in North Yorkshire, fantastic landscaped gardens and woodlands surrounding this luxurious hotel. There is plenty to keep you busy with a private cinema, gym and spa. Take in the 18 hole golf course but remember not to be late for that meeting!


Many of the hotels included have restaurants within but if you fancy adventuring in town for a bite to eat then below are some of the best restaurants Harrogate has to offer…

The Orchid Restaurant
A truly unique dining experience, a contemporary décor with Asian influences brings together the great sophistication and yet simplicity on offer at the Orchid. Calling on an experienced team The Orchid produce some fantastic food that is derived from the family culture of the restaurant.

Van Zeller’s
Located in the centre of Harrogate is the award winning Van Zeller, the ideal restaurant for business or social meets. Fine food and dining is a real passion for the chefs at Van Zeller’s and is reflected in the quality of their dishes. With such an exciting menu and great food, there is no doubt you will return again.

The Yorke Arms
Ranked 3rd in the Sunday Times top 100 UK Restaurants of 2013, The Yorke Arms is a Michelin Starred restaurant with outstanding quality and creativity. Created from exclusively locally sourced raw materials, dishes are finished with imagination and finesse to present truly tantalising dishes.


Weather permitting, all the delights of central Harrogate are accessible by foot and there is no better way to capture all the best sights. However, if here on business you will be looking to travel and arrive in style and comfort to your appointments. By choosing Oakdale Executive chauffeur driven cars, we can even arrive at the airport or train station in one of our luxurious S Class Mercedes Benz. Our exclusive service is limitless, driving you to your hotel, helping with your luggage and then delivering you stylishly to your conference or meeting. There is no doubt you will mean business when arriving in an Oakdale car.