Hotel Majestic (Harrogate)

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Hotel Majestic
The Majestic Hotel - - 654966.jpg
General information
Opened18 July 1900
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorge Dennis Martin

The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, is a historic hotel operated by the Cairn Group.


The hotel was built by the Frederick Hotels Limited (which owned the Hotel Great Central and Wharncliffe Restaurant, London, the Hotel Russell, London, the Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone, the Hotel Burlington in Dover Bay, the Sackville Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea and the Hotel Metropole, Whitby). It opened on 18 July 1900[1] and was designed by the architect George Dennis Martin.[2]

On 21 June 1924 the hotel was badly damaged in a fire. The top two storeys of the west wing were destroyed, the rooms on the same level along the south front of the main building were damaged, and the dome was destroyed. A French maid became distressed after being trapped on the roof, and a local waiter went onto the roof to prevent her from jumping. She was eventually lowered down by and rescued by the fire brigade.[3]

In 2010 a fire at the hotel caused significant damage, including water damage. One person died in the fire.[4]


It has 170 rooms and is regarded as a high quality hotel in the area.


  1. ^ "Harrogate's New Hotel". York Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 18 July 1900. Retrieved 4 September 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Radcliffe, Enid (1967). The Buildings of England. Yorkshire West Riding. Penguin Books. p. 252.
  3. ^ "Exciting scenes in outbreak at Hotel Majestic. Maid rescued from roof". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. British Newspaper Archive. 21 June 1924. Retrieved 4 September 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Body found after fire at Majestic Hotel in Harrogate". BBC News. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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Coordinates: 53°59′49″N 1°32′37″W / 53.9968974°N 1.543622°W / 53.9968974; -1.543622