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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed here weekend of the 18th February for a wedding, the hotel is fantastic from the minute you walk in, the staff are all trained to a very high standard and will do anything they can to help you and make you feel welcome. The bedroom was lovely, very quiet and had lots of space. The service we received...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This hotel is lovely nice and clean friendly staff always happy to help the only problem is I payed £99 for 1 night u only get the room for that no fridge in the room yes u get tea and coffe but only anuff for 1 drink each the breakfast is £10 per person If u book with the desk...

Thank boo2020
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff friendly and helpful. The restaurant food could not be faulted and our waitress was lovely and extremely helpful. Breakfast was as to be expected, self service, plenty of choice and food hot. The only negative the tea and coffee could be served quicker. We had nearly finished our meal when it appeared. ( both mornings) The executive bedroom was...

Thank Sandra W
Largs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with the hotel - room a good size, dinner very acceptable, and reasonable service. The reception and dining area is a bit non descriptive, the bedroom corridor carpets either a terrible colour or just worn - hard to tell. That said a bitter overall experience thanI had expected.

Thank Freddie M
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought we would try a new hotel for a change and opted for the monkbar ... wad not disappointed, great location 5 minutes walk from the center .. all the usual touches in the room you would expect and just very clean and tidy ... will be going back

Thank Jasonvines77
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many will already know that this hotel is very handily placed for a visit to this fine city. We found the room to be most acceptable for the usual reasons - clean comfortable, decent bathroom, etc. Car parking is nearby, and cost us £8 for a 24hrs period. The down side is the breakfast, which cost £10 each with vouchers...

Thank elfSt_Annes
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We usually book high end hotels when visiting York but we've come to realise it's pretty pointless as we spend very little time in the room. We decided to try a cheaper option by booking the best western & we certainly weren't disappointed. The location is fantastic, straight in to the town. Parking at £8 is cheap and great knowing...

Thank Claire T
Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I am thrilled to read you decided to stay with us when returning to York and found the stay exceeded your expectations which is great. Very pleased to hear you liked the room, found the bed comfy (and luckily woke up on time)...

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just enjoyed 2 nights at the Monkbar Hotel. Lovely room and we could see the minsters and City walls from the window. It was my husbands 30th birthday and staff left a hand written card, sweets and a voucher for 2 glasses of prosecco. This was a lovely touch.

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I am very pleased you had a very enjoyed stay with us and hope your husband enjoyed his 30th birthday. I am glad you liked the extra touches we provided in the room and pleased you enjoyed the prosecco and sweets. Thank you...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience of staying at an hotel in York for our Valentine Celebration. We found that it was a very beautiful hotel, just refurbished to a very high standard. The room was good the food excellent and the staff helpful, although it was difficult to understand the male receptionist and his poor english. The only dissatisfaction was...

Thank Ron B
garya224, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Ron, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I am pleased you had a nice stay overall and had a relaxing valentines break away. All our receptionists have more than adequate levels of spoken and written English and we do employ staff from all nationalities. I am sorry you did...

Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my partner to york last Saturday for a last minute night away. Arrived early, left our bag at the hotel (which was later put into our room for us) and explored york easily due to the fantastic location. Later, check in at 2pm was very friendly and as I work for BW, the manager of reception was asking me...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location of the hotel convenient for visiting York and found the staff welcoming and friendly during the stay. I am sorry you missed breakfast due to being unwell (I hope...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Following an extensive £3m refurbishment program the Monkbar Hotel has been transformed into a stunning contemporary, boutique hotel 4 star hotel. Now boasting 125 individually designed and decorated rooms, some overlooking our Yorkshire courtyard garden, others overlooking the City Walls and some with a Minster View. As any true destination hotel our restaurant - The Yorkshire Bar and Grill - will not disappoint. A stunning bar and grill concept open for brunch from 8am daily, you will be greeted by staff with a professional yet relaxed approach, who appreciate the importance of great service - and great coffee! During the day you can take your pick from modern tapas-style dishes made with the best of Yorkshire produce or be swept away with an incredible restaurant menu. Armchairs and booths make the bar a perfect place for meeting friends you can simply relax in the bar with a glass of locally distilled Mason's gin and tonic or on sunny days enjoy a bite to eat in the beautiful walled garden. Produce is key, so our Head Chef Ben and the team have chosen incredible local suppliers to create a seasonal menu that will showcase the best of local produce and put The Yorkshire bar and grill firmly on the culinary map. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel

Address: St. Maurices Road, York YO31 7JA, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: £83 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Best Western York
York Best Western
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#8 Family Hotel in York
#11 Luxury Hotel in York
#13 Romantic Hotel in York
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