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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in one of the rooms on the 1st floor. Room was clean enough. No shower curtain though which meant having to angle the shower so not to soak the floor. Nice big TV beds very comfy. No noise on the Friday night from the pub below, sat could hear people partining till around 1.30am but nothing major.... More 

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to York several times and always find that accommodation is very expensive. I found this place by chance online and the price seemed very reasonable for a Saturday stay over. When we arrived we weren't sure we had found the right place as there is no sign just a door however we called the owner and he... More 

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Thank KathrynOx
rotherham
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good points were central location, free parking, minutes walk away from key places. Staff were all friendly and quickly replaced broken TV and provided us with a fan. However the bad, the mattresses were so soft you could feel the springs, they really do need to invest in new mattresses. The shower still had previous persons belongings and evidence it... More 

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Thank mandySouthYorkshire
London
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

To be fair, when I saw the description on booking.com it did say it was in a 'lively area'. The Waterfront is at the end of a grubby side street, right by the river. There's a pub below it and another opposite and a night club (Stone Roses) further up the street. We stayed on a Friday and Sat night... More 

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Thank MarnieLondon
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Curious as I read other reviews - clearly they all had better rooms but am wondering are they real reviews or perhaps most just do not travel that much The good ... Beds were comfortable Water hot It was clean WIFI worked.. The bad ... Room was noisy til downstairs kitchen closed as next to exhausts Pigeons started cooing loudly... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

THIS IS NOT A HOTEL! Arrived at the Waterfront, found it easy enough, with help of a satnav. Pulled up outside on yellow lines, knocked on door, to be met by owner, very friendly chap, was allowed to park up and unload without getting a ticket, no problem. No parking so best/closest parking was 5 mins away at St Georges... More 

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Thank Mark G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

First things first this is not a hotel as such more serviced rooms I would say - so there are no staff, no bar or restaurant facilities. Having said that if you are like us we rock up to the place drop our bags and head straight out on the razzle returning to sleep and doing the same again so... More 

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1 Thank ChopperLanty
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The location is amazing. the view from the room was the highlight. All major attractions are within a few minutes walk. Private check-in facility and friendly staff. On the downside the hotel doesn't have WiFi , and its a bit expensive.

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1 Thank Nihit B
Seaham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very characterful hotel ideally located right in the centre of York, on the Waterfront (believe it or not). It was quite tricky to find at first but it's in a great place, the owner was very nice and welcoming too. I thought it was slightly pricey at the £120 that we paid for room only, however I... More 

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1 Thank Matthew W
South Elmsall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Again I dont understand what folk want and who complain about this place. I priced up hotels including the one across the road which were all double in price!. We come to york to see york, not stay in admiring the room!. We check in and out till late, back to a comfy bed and back out again first thing.... More 

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Address: 5 Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: £127 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I'd advise that you choose another hotel, or phone up and negotiate a better price.”
 of 5 bubbles MarnieLondon, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Consider an alternative property”
  • Inglorious waterfront view at a bargain GBP130 per night
 of 5 bubbles OzAbroadView, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If there is an attic ask for that, it could be quieter :)”
 of 5 bubbles MarkG387, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 overlook the river and the bed is ever so comfy!!”
  • The view from room 8 :)
 of 5 bubbles Reynerjackson, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Room 4 is a quiet room with a double bed and a twin, huge bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles CaligirlPeterborough, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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